Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Fans Think They Know Chad Billingsley, But They Don’t

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Starting this year, I’ve made a habit of utilizing Twitter’s search function to find fan reactions to Dodgers events. The purpose of this is partially for laughs and partially for curiosity, but a larger part of the reason revolves around wanting to keep track of which players fans like and dislike … irrationally. So yeah, I willfully torture myself for ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 16th – Castellanos, Tolleson, Reed

Scott Wingo bats against the Visalia Rawhide on April 20th at the Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga.

Overall, it was a decent week for the minor league affiliates of the Dodgers. The AAA Isotopes checked in the best record and the best offensive performer, but the A+ Quakes had the best pitcher, just edging out the AA Lookouts. —– Albuquerque Isotopes (6-1) Runs Scored: 55 Runs Allowed: 40 Player Of The Week Alex Castellanos – 2B/OF Castellanos ... Read More »

Controversial walk-off will be the story, but real question is what Don Mattingly was thinking

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The popular discussion about this game will revolve around the blown call that ended it, but that kind of stuff will happen from time to time, just ask the Padres. For my interests, the real discussion should revolve around exactly what Don Mattingly was thinking late in the game. —– As it got down to the late innings of a ... Read More »

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

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Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 14, 2012 Truly amazing ... Read More »

Concerns About New Dodgers Ownership Arise, But I’m Not Seeing What’s Panic Worthy

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Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times recently wrote an article about the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it wasn’t exactly flattering. Mr. Walter, along with his colleague Todd Boehly, Guggenheim’s president, appear to be living out a childhood fantasy using other people’s money, some of whom may not even realize it. In addition to their ... Read More »

Did The Dodgers Fix A Kenley Jansen Mechanical Flaw?

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Between his Spring Training appearances and his appearance on Opening Day, Kenley Jansen was bitten by the home run ball four times in ten innings. In 80.2 IP prior to Opening Day, Jansen had only given up three homers, and the homer trend was concerning enough to make the Dodgers coaching staff address a supposed mechanical flaw they found. The ... Read More »

Don Mattingly: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

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How did I feel about Don Mattingly‘s decision making in the bottom of the fifth against the Padres yesterday? Great decision by Mattingly, fuck stupid statistics like pitcher wins. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Wait, he brought in Wright. — Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) April 8, 2012 Yeah, that basically sums up my thoughts on Mattingly’s managerial skills in ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Manages To Do Less With The Most

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“Less” — the comparative effectiveness of the franchise’s free agent spending under his reign. “Most” — the production contributed by cost controlled players while he’s been in charge. —– Ned Colletti has been the GM for one of the most successful runs in Los Angeles Dodgers history, compiling at 511-460 record since the 2006 season, good for third in the ... Read More »