Tag Archives: Juan Rivera

Why Does Don Mattingly Think He Can’t Demote Dee Gordon From The Top Of The Order?

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People are always asking me on Twitter whether Dee Gordon will be demoted. Demoted? Please. Don Mattingly won’t even budge on dropping him from the top spot in the lineup. For whatever reason, Mattingly absolutely refuses to consider dropping Gordon from the top, and judging by what he said to AJ Cassavell yesterday, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be changing ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign Miles (Yes, Really) + Hairston To The DL & Rivera To The Glue Factory

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The Dodgers have … signed Aaron Miles … why? The Dodgers have signed free-agent infielder Aaron Miles and asked for unconditional release waivers on right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal, who was designated for assignment last Thursday when Ronald Belisario was activated. How does a player like Miles price himself out of the free agent market? How delusional was he, exactly? “Oh ... Read More »

#RBIMachine Out, Scott Van Slyke In

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Juan Rivera has been placed on the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke will take his place on the Dodgers. The Dodgers on Wednesday placed outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a significant hamstring strain or tear behind the left knee and were recalling outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque. ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Regrets Nothing About His Bunting, I Regret Watching The Game

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I think Don Mattingly is probably the best manager the Dodgers have had since Tommy Lasorda, but his management of yesterday’s game against the Giants exposed what is probably his most glaring weakness. —– In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Dodgers down one run, the team basically hit the lottery by somehow managing to get Juan Rivera ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign Bobby Abreu: At Least He’s Better Than Adam Kennedy … Right?

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, formerly of the Angels. In a corresponding move, the team has demoted utility infielder Justin Sellers to the minors and will probably use Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. The Angels will be paying Abreu’s 2012 salary, and speculation is that the Dodgers will be paying Abreu a ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Left Field

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When you’re a team full of over-the-hill or never-were veterans, a team that is offensively-challenged to the umpteenth degree beyond your dominating center fielder, and a team that has a broke owner, playing your top offensive prospect who doesn’t make a lot of money and has the most upside of any of your left field candidates is the obvious and ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: First Base

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“A Tale of Two James Loneys” would be a great title for a novella, and it’s also the most apt description of Loney’s 2011 season. Manning first in what was another season of “James Loney will finally hit for power and win a Gold Glove” vs. “James Loney will continue to under-perform, and by God we can do better”, Loney ... 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 Jerry Hairston Jr. To 2 Year/$6 Million Deal + Analysis

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Ned Colletti has signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars because…of course. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll make $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013, which means the contract is back loaded because…of course. —– In all fairness, Hairston is certainly versatile and useful, as he can ... Read More »