Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Around The Web: Are Dodgers Fans Right To Worry About Ned Colletti At The Deadline?

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R.J. Anderson looked at Ned Colletti‘s trade history over at Baseball Prospectus and wondered why Dodgers fans are so worried about him. Colletti’s evaluation mistakes cost the Dodgers two middle-of-the-rotation starters, an All-Star catcher, and a good fourth outfielder at most. But what about the flip side? What about when Colletti correctly evaluated his own prospects? Silver wrote, “One of ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 11th – Castellanos, Ely, Smith, Webster, Landry

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The Lookouts, Quakes, and Loons all concluded their first halves this week. The Quakes, after winning 10 of 11 to get back into the playoff hunt, lost the last two games of the half and will play a one-game playoff against High Desert on Monday. The Lookouts and Loons both finished out of playoff contention. The Dominican Summer League began last week, ... Read More »

The Narrative: Dodgers Are Winning Because They All Like Each Other … Or Something

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So according to Alex Angert of MLB.com, the Dodgers are winning because they like each other … or something to that effect. But in the Dodgers’ clubhouse, it provides the best possible answer as to why this mixed-and-matched bunch of journeymen and callups have been able to string together the best record in baseball at 42-25. Not a surprising article, ... Read More »

Breaking Down The Dodgers Minor League All-Stars

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The Dodgers will be well represented in three different minor league All-Star games to be played later this month. The only All-Stars yet to be announced are the AAA All-Stars because that game, like the MLB All-Star Game and Futures Game, will be played in July. Here’s a breakdown by minor league level. —– Double-A (Southern League) – 7 RHP ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp Profile, Budget Bullpen, A Cautionary Tale, A Weird Pitcher

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ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight with a must-read profile on Matt Kemp. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello points out that the Dodgers bullpen is excelling … and on the cheap. ESPN Boston: Theo Epstein provides a cautionary tale for the Dodgers. “If I have a regret about the way we handled that offseason (after the 2009 season), it was ... Read More »

Dodgers Have Six Quality Starters, But Ryan Dempster Interest Understandable

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Rumors have been swirling for a few days now that the Dodgers are interested in Ryan Dempster, but it’s a bit of a curious fit because the Dodgers already have Clayton Kershaw, Chris Capuano, Chad Billingsley, Aaron Harang, Ted Lilly, and Nate Eovaldi on staff. All six of those pitchers (assuming Lilly has no structural damage) are at least around ... Read More »

Around The Web: Andre Ethier Extension Reaction

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Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello once feared the exact deal that Andre Ethier signed, and while he holds some concerns, he finds it hard to argue against the deal. What interests me more right now is trying to figure out just how much a big 2012 could enhance Ethier’s value on the market, because there’s a big difference between ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 4th – Ely, Miller, Retherford, O’Sullivan

Quakes 3B C.J. Retherford hits against the Stockton Ports on June 5th. Photo: Dustin Nosler

Someone break up the Quakes. Rancho Cucamonga went 7-0 this week, thanks largely in part to my attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday. All kidding aside, the Quakes got some great pitching and some timely hitting to catapult them into a first place tie in their division with the Lake Elsinore Storm (San Diego Padres) at 34-30. With six games left ... Read More »

Andre Ethier Agrees To 5-Year/$85 Million Contract With 6th Year Option + Analysis

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Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier agreed to an extension with the team yesterday, and he’ll now be locked in with the franchise for the next five years for a sum of $85 million. Additionally, there’s a vesting option for a sixth year for an additional $15 million. Ethier close to deal with #Dodgers that would be guaranteed for $85M over 5 ... Read More »

Dodgers sign 11 of their 2012 draft picks, including Jesmuel Valentin

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The Dodgers agreed to terms with 11 of their selections from the 2012 MLB Draft. The Dodgers announced the signings of 11 recent draftees, including supplemental pick shortstop Jesmuel Valentin, the 51st overall selection and the son of former Dodger Jose Valentin. The recommended slot bonus for the 51st pick was $984,700. Valentin, from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and ... Read More »