Tag Archives: Mark Ellis

Ellis Out Two Months Minimum, Sellers Out 15 Days, Guerrier Out Till ASB, Uribe Examined

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As I feared when Mark Ellis‘ injury was initially announced, the six week timetable was optimistic, as now he’s out at least two months. The estimated recovery time of Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis has been extended to two months after an MRI revealed a medial collateral ligament sprain of the left knee. Ellis already has had emergency surgery to ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Second Base

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35 in June. Hasn’t played more than 132 games since 2007. Absolutely abysmal with the bat. Ladies and gentlemen, your starting second baseman in 2012, Mark Ellis. Signed to a ludicrous two-year deal for over $8 million in the offseason, Ellis comes to Los Angeles with the reputation of a good glove and “veteran bat”. The first of those things ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Catcher

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When the list of Hall Of Fame catchers in Los Angeles Dodgers history is taken into consideration – Roy Campanella & Mike Piazza (not to mention the good showings of Russell Martin & Paul LoDuca) – the recent state of the backstop position in Los Angeles becomes even more depressing. The future in Carlos Santana gets shipped out, a declining ... Read More »

A.J. Ellis Should Bat At Top Of Dodgers Order, Despite Opinions Of Ken Gurnick & A.J. Ellis

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com wrote what was essentially a rebuttal to Mike Petriello‘s article about batting A.J. Ellis second in the order. Catcher A.J. Ellis is aware of the Internet chatter suggesting he might make the best No. 2 hitter in the Dodgers’ batting order, but he thinks he’s a better fit at No. 8, which is where he’s expected ... 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 »