Tag Archives: Hong Chih Kuo

Bill Plaschke moralizes over Kevin Towers, forgets that he called for beanball wars himself

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Most seem to hate it when Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times gets up on his perch to crow about something or other, partially because it’s so smug and holier-than-thou in execution, but also partially because he’s wildly inconsistent and regularly hypocritical. The latter reason is something that was especially noticeable today, as he riffed on Diamondbacks GM Kevin ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: The elbows of Billingsley, Crawford, and Elbert + Withrow’s nagging back

The Dodgers begin their 2013 Spring Training with a ton of injury concerns, and now that the whole team has reported, it’s time for an update on player statuses. No better way to start this off than with Chad Billingsley, who might be the biggest question mark of all even if the depth acquired has mitigated the consequences if he ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

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On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

Around The Web: McCourt Saga About To Get Real

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ESPN: Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce broke down the settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt. What makes this settlement different from the last one? Nearly four months ago, the couple reached a settlement agreement only to have it fall apart days later. The principal difference between this settlement and the one announced in June is that this time, the settlement ... Read More »

Around The Web: A Day To Remember + Dodgers Financial Reality

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Sports Illustrated: Joe Posnanski recaps the greatest night in regular season baseball ever. Baseball Prospectus: Colin Wyers and why we need the pain that comes from losing. Beyond The Box Score: 1 in 250,000. Yeah, we aren’t gonna witness anything like that again. - Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman rains on the parade of Dodgers fans who believe that all the ... Read More »

Gerardo Parra Flips Out On Hong Chih Kuo, Clayton Kershaw Returns The Favor

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Tonight’s game was a rather uneventful affair in what amounted to a meaningless game for the Dodgers, only notable for Chad Billinglsey’s continued inability to miss bats and Jerry Sands’ solid all-around game. For better or worse though, Gerardo Parra decided to spice things up for everybody involved in the top of the seventh after he took offense to a ... Read More »

2011 Dodgers Proving That The Best Bullpen Is Often Times An Inexpensive One

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During the 2010-2011 off-season, the Dodgers aimed to improve on what was an effective unit in 2010 (3.80 FIP/8th In MLB). With all their veteran relievers making their Los Angeles exit, the rest of the potential returning cast consisted primarily of pre-arbitration players making the major league minimum, with only Jonathan Broxton locked into a high paying salary for 2011. ... Read More »