Tag Archives: Matt Guerrier

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 »

Ronald Belisario Swaps With Mike MacDougal, Who Goes For Shawn Tolleson?

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Much to the relief of Dodgers fans everywhere, it was Mike MacDougal who was designed for assignment to make room for the returning Ronald Belisario. ROSTER MOVE: The @Dodgers today designated RHP Mike MacDougal for assignment while MLB reinstated Ronald Belisario from the Restricted List. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 3, 2012 It’s a relief because, as I discussed ... Read More »

Matt Guerrier Injury Delays Decision, But A Bullpen Mess Is In The Making

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With yet another curiously timed injury to a bullpen arm, this time Matt Guerrier, the Dodgers have managed to avoid making a bullpen decision for at least 15 more days. Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier, signed in part to be the bullpen workhorse, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of right elbow flexor tendinitis. Guerrier had an MRI, ... 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 »

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 »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Relief Pitcher

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Kenley Jansen Kenley Jansen is the epitome of an under-appreciated fireman in the pen, putting out any fire, no matter the size, intensity, or probability for continuation. Pitching full-time for just about three years, the 24-year-old fireballer fanned an out-of-this-world 16.10 batters per nine innings last season. Yes, he walked a few too many (4.36), but he has plenty of ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Is Looking For A Veteran Reliever, We’re All Gonna Die…

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Ned Colletti is still looking for a starter, reliever, and utility infielder. All that’s left on his frugal shopping list is an affordable replacement in the starting rotation for Hiroki Kuroda, a utility infielder like Jerry Hairston Jr. and a veteran, versatile, durable reliever. I already took a look at the potential starters and ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

2011 Dodgers Proving That The Best Bullpen Is Often Times An Inexpensive One

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During the 2010-2011 off-season, the Dodgers aimed to improve on what was an effective unit in 2010 (3.80 FIP/8th In MLB). With all their veteran relievers making their Los Angeles exit, the rest of the potential returning cast consisted primarily of pre-arbitration players making the major league minimum, with only Jonathan Broxton locked into a high paying salary for 2011. ... Read More »