Tag Archives: Mark Ellis

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 »

Dodgers make the right call on Capuano, but the decision on M. Ellis not so certain

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The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear. The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero agrees to 4-year/$28 million deal, ending pursuit of Cano & Ellis’ Dodger career

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The Dodgers have finally agreed to a deal with free agent Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero on a 4-year/$28 million contract, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Sanchez also reports that there are performance escalators in the deal of $1 million per season that can take the total value to $32 million. $10 million of the contract is in the signing ... Read More »

2013 NLCS Game 6: Dodgers 0, Cardinals 9 – R.I.P. to the best season of Dodger baseball I remember

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Appropriate that the game which ended the season started off with the comical moment between Scott Van Slyke and Joe Kelly you see above, as 2013 for the Dodgers was the best and most entertaining that I can remember. These below, however, sum up today. Now onto the off-season — and we’ll have plenty of stuff coming up — but ... Read More »

The Dodgers finally release 2013 NLDS roster: Capuano, Dee, SVS in; Hairston, Marmol, Volquez out

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The Dodgers finally released their roster for the 2013 NLDS (‘finally’ because they had less than an hour to get it in), and it included some surprises. Good surprises. Starting Pitchers Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Hyun Jin Ryu Ricky Nolasco Relief Pitchers Kenley Jansen Brian Wilson J.P. Howell Ronald Belisario Paco Rodriguez Chris Withrow Chris Capuano No surprises with the ... Read More »

Dodgers close in on Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero for ~$30 million + his future projection

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The Dodgers are close to signing 26-year-old Cuban shortstop/second baseman Alexander Guerrero, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily. Sanchez puts the deal at 5 years/$32 million, while Gammons says the deal is for $30 million. Sanchez also adds that the deal is not yet final but is near completion. “@AlexRod018: @truebluela @JesseSanchezMLB Is this ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but ... Read More »

Kershaw, Ryu, Puig headline Dodgers representation in Baseball America’s ‘Best Tools’ poll

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Baseball America recently polled managers from the MLB to A-ball, asking them to name the top players in their league in various categories. Players in the Dodgers organization were named 10 times throughout the poll, which actually is a bit disappointing, all things considered. —– At the highest level, Dodgers players were named six times by big-league managers, led by ... Read More »

On Yasiel Puig & Luis Gonzalez, being a teammate, loving fans, and sucking up to the media

The national media built Yasiel Puig up into an overnight sensation, and as with most things that get hyped to high heaven in America, the next phase was tearing him down. Suffice to say, that phase is currently underway. Both the good and bad narratives are created for a reason: money. Excitement leads to constant page views and eyes glued ... Read More »

Chase Utley to the Dodgers trade speculation + Ricky Nolasco & Matt Garza updates

Chase Utley is a name being thrown around internally by the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Not much to substantiate it other than his sources, but it feels like this rumor was inevitable. From 2005-09, Utley put up a line of .301/.388/.535/.922. Add plus-plus defense at second base to that equation and you have a potential future ... Read More »