Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Ronald Belisario won’t be around anymore, so could John Axford be his replacement?

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The non-tender deadline was yesterday, with Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis, Kenley Jansen, and Ronald Belisario all needing decisions. The Dodgers decided to non-tender Beli, and we all assume the other three will be dealt with. #Dodgers non-tender Ronald Belisario, bit of a surprise — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 3, 2013 This was a surprise, not because Beli deserved to be ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Shortstops

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Hanley Ramirez .345/.402/.638/1.040; .442 wOBA; 191 wRC+; .293 ISO; unexpectedly solid defense at an extremely important defensive position (shortstop) where offense is secondary; and ~5.3 WAR. In any other season, we’d be taking about the likely MVP and certain Silver Slugger winner. However, 2013 will largely go down as a “what could have been year” for Hanley Ramirez despite the ... Read More »

What could a Hanley Ramirez extension look like?

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Hanley Ramirez is in extension talks with the Dodgers, though it’s nothing close to finished, according to Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. But more importantly, what might this extension look like? Hanley Ramirez said recently that he has had ongoing extension talks with the Dodgers, Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports (Spanish language link). The 29-year-old is under contract for next ... Read More »

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Elbert, Butera, Baxter, so they’ll probably be with the team in 2014

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The news today is that the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Scott Elbert, Drew Butera, and Mike Baxter, which isn’t really significant in itself. However, it’s noteworthy because it means they’ll all have contracts for 2014 and they were prime non-tender candidates. With the deadline to tender contracts on Monday night, the Dodgers on Friday signed left-handed reliever Scott Elbert, backup ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Second Basemen

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Mark Ellis Mark Ellis‘ tenure with the Dodgers is a pretty simple one to sum up: good to excellent defense, below-average hitting made worse by Don Mattingly‘s insistence on batting him second, and the inevitable leg injury. 2013 provided more of the same old same old from Mark. Ellis saved roughly seven runs with the leather while hitting just .270/.323/.351/.674, ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: First Basemen

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Adrian Gonzalez Adrian Gonzalez entered 2013 providing hope for the first base position that the Dodgers haven’t had since James Loney‘s strong push to end 2007. After the late-season trade that sent Adrian from the Boston Red Sox to Los Angeles — and a solid but unspectacular end to the season, offensively — there was hope that another off-season away ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Reed, Magill + Guerrero’s status + Pederson & Gordon done

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The Arizona Fall League and Australian Baseball League have wrapped up, while Alexander Guerrero has still not returned from his thigh/hamstring injury. He is close to returning, but time is running out. Winter is coming … to an end. —– Dominican Winter League Dee Gordon – CF Gordon’s time in the DWL has come to an end, as he last ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catchers

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A.J. Ellis A.J. Ellis entered 2013 as a key, but underrated, component to the team’s success. He was a player who patrolled a scarce defensive position and could consistently work counts, provide occasional pop, and handle a deep and talented pitching staff. Of course, it was always unlikely that he’d match his stellar 2012 campaign (.270/.373/.414/.787, 13 HR, 3.7 fWAR/3.3 ... Read More »

Dodgers to sign Dan Haren to 1 year, $10 million deal, hope he can buck his career trend

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The Dodgers will sign pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $10 million deal with a vesting option for 2015, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sources: Haren to #Dodgers, one year, $10M plus 2015 option that vests at 180 innings. Pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 25, 2013 Haren will be 33 next season and is coming off ... Read More »

Kirk Gibson latest D-Backs figure to join franchise’s faux macho BS press tour against Dodgers

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The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing down in Australia in late March, so they’ve both sent reps ahead of time to basically do PR and take an vacation. This has made Kirk Gibson angry at the Dodgers for no real reason, which means I’m guessing Kevin Towers told him to do it. “I’ll give you an example,” Gibson said. “Look ... Read More »

Dodgers lose Shawn Tolleson to Rangers in odd move, protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Jarret Martin

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The Dodgers had an eventful day with their minor leaguers, losing Shawn Tolleson on waivers to the Rangers, while choosing to protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, and Jarret Martin from the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. But first, the Tolleson transaction. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. I’m likely preaching to the ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Reed

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Alexander Guerrero injured his thigh during Dominican Winter League play, and the Dodgers have made it clear they don’t want him playing unless he’s 100%. Guerrero’s DWL trainers have cleared him to play, according to Guerrero himself. Clearly a conservative, smart move by the club to protect their newest investment. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey was ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero hasn’t played in a week due to a thigh injury

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Alexander Guerrero hit a homer in the last game he played this winter, but the problem is that he hasn’t played since exiting that game with an injury. Many people inquired as to the extent of it, and it’s been recently revealed that it was a thigh issue (hamstring, I’m guessing). According to an audio interview with PelotaCriolla.com, Guerrero updated ... Read More »