Tag Archives: Hiroki Kuroda

Rumor Mill: Zack Greinke either is or isn’t going to be a Dodger + Brian Wilson + Kyle … Lohse?

The Rangers are favorites to land Zack Greinke, according to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. For what it’s worth, I was told today the #Rangers are the favorites for Greinke. It could all just be posturing now. Wait and see. That goes against what Jim Bowden of ESPN said though. Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the front runner ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Fujikawa Down To Five, Otani Meeting With Fighters, Kuroda Off The Market

Didn’t realize it until I was done typing it up, but this is an exclusively Japanese player rumor update. Anyway, Kyuji Fujikawa is reportedly down to five teams, with one of them being the Dodgers. Fujikawa has reportedly met with the Dodgers, Angels, Orioles, Cubs and Diamondbacks. The Rangers are also said to have interest in the 32-year-old, who has ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Zack Greinke & Hiroki Kuroda front-runners + Kevin Youkilis & Kyuji Fujikawa interest

The Dodgers are the favorite to win the Zack Greinke sweepstakes, according to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. According to an industry insider, the Dodgers are the favorites to wind up with top free agent starter Zack Greinke, with the Angels and Rangers on the outside looking in. And no starting pitcher on the market is going to be ... Read More »

Around The Web: Dodgers FA SP Options, Hiroki Kuroda Risk, Hyun Jin Ryu Summary

True Blue LA: Eric Stephen looks at the available free agent starting pitchers and concludes that it’s Zack Greinke or bust. When it comes down to it, if the Dodgers are hellbent on adding a starting pitcher they should only add a difference-maker. Dempster is a fall back, while Sanchez (money) and Kuroda (draft pick, age) seem overly expensive and ... Read More »

Dodgers Never Made A Formal Offer To Hiroki Kuroda, So Is He Still A Ho?

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While I defended Hiroki Kuroda‘s choice to sign with the New York Yankees even if it was simply a financial decision (much like Jon Weisman and Mike Petriello did), his detractors look even stupider today after it was revealed that he wasn’t even given an offer by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hiroki Kuroda confirmed what Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp’s Contract, 2011 Pitcher Duels, And Minor League Rankings

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MSTI: Mike Petriello asks how good Matt Kemp‘s contract looks in light of other long term deals. Pretty awesome, I’d say. Grantland: Bill James goes through the best pitcher duels of 2011 and the Dodgers land on the list 10 times. 3. July 20, 2011, Dodgers at San Francisco, Clayton Kershaw against Tim Lincecum 5. September 9, 2011, Dodgers in ... Read More »

Is Criticism Of Hiroki Kuroda Actually Happening?

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Is this real life? I honestly didn’t know this was a thing outside of a few Twitter re-tweets from Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles. As usual, Jon Weisman from Dodger Thoughts was on point talking about Los Angeles Dodgers fans criticizing Hiroki Kuroda for his decision to sign with the New York Yankees. This is a pretty bizarre loyalty ... Read More »

[Update] Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2 Year/$12 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang to a 2 year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The deal is assumed to be back loaded, but there’s no confirmation on that yet. —– Once upon a time, Harang was a consistent workhorse type of pitcher for the Reds, posting three consecutive ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano To 2 Year/$10 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the signing of left-handed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars. As for the specifics, Capuano will make $3 million in 2012 and $6 million in 2013, and he’ll have a $8 million mutual option in 2014 with a $1 million buyout. —– In 2011, Capuano posted a 4.55 ... Read More »

FanGraphs: LOL AZNS R SHORT

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I was about to take a nap today when I saw that MLB Trade Rumors had picked Jason Kubel to sign with the Dodgers. I made my way to FanGraphs to see if I could make a post basically laughing at Ned Colletti repeating his past mistakes of bringing in a veteran outfielder to block a talented youngster. On my ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Starting Pitchers

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Clayton Kershaw Was there anyone else to begin this review with? Just 23-years-old and consistently underrated and overlooked by the mainstream media entering 2011, Clayton Kershaw silenced all of his remaining critics with one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Dodger or otherwise. Consistent from start to finish, Clayton improved in every respect from his fantastic ... Read More »

Around The Web: It Gets Better + Don Mattingly + Rookie Hazing

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Glad the Dodgers participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign. Wish they would make that promise to Dodgers fans in 2012 too. - Vin Scully Is My Homeboy: Rookie hazing pictures are always awesome for future chops. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello thinks Don Mattingly has done well this season. Agreed. - MLB: Will Hiroki Kuroda stay or go? ... Read More »