Tag Archives: Mike Petriello

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 »

Joe Torre & Rick Caruso withdraw bid due to Frank McCourt & parking lots, reason to panic?

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the joint bid of Joe Torre and Rick Caruso has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso and former Dodgers manager Joe Torre have withdrawn a joint bid to buy the Dodgers. Which is fine, as I didn’t want Torre involved as owner to begin ... Read More »

Josh Macciello’s ownership bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers gaining fan support

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In addition to agreeing with me on the level of want on Jared Kushner as owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Petriello‘s article included an interesting link regarding Josh Macciello‘s ownership bid. Sources close to the deal confirm that the bid he laid out recently is about $2.2 billion for the Dodgers and the stadium. Macciello would only confirm ... Read More »

Dodgers Never Made A Formal Offer To Hiroki Kuroda, So Is He Still A Ho?

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While I defended Hiroki Kuroda‘s choice to sign with the New York Yankees even if it was simply a financial decision (much like Jon Weisman and Mike Petriello did), his detractors look even stupider today after it was revealed that he wasn’t even given an offer by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hiroki Kuroda confirmed what Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp’s Contract, 2011 Pitcher Duels, And Minor League Rankings

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MSTI: Mike Petriello asks how good Matt Kemp‘s contract looks in light of other long term deals. Pretty awesome, I’d say. Grantland: Bill James goes through the best pitcher duels of 2011 and the Dodgers land on the list 10 times. 3. July 20, 2011, Dodgers at San Francisco, Clayton Kershaw against Tim Lincecum 5. September 9, 2011, Dodgers in ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Not Getting Prince Fielder & Frank McCourt Still An Asshole

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While there’s nothing wrong with pipe dreams, and the speculation about the Los Angeles Dodgers and Prince Fielder was inevitable given the team’s needs and his need for a team, it was never all that realistic. As such, Buster Olney‘s suggestion was understandable, but Bill Shaikin‘s rebuttal was reasonable, as Mike Petriello pointed out. As you can imagine, I tend ... Read More »

Around The Web: Ownership Candidates + Television Rights Settled

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Los Angeles Times: Tony Ressler and Stanley Gold throw their hat into the Dodgers ownership ring. Los Angeles Times: Disney is in too. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello has the most comprehensive look at the pros and cons of all the Dodgers ownership candidates. —– Los Angeles Times: The Dodgers and Fox have settled their dispute over television rights. ... Read More »

Blake Hawksworth To Have Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery, Was He Pitching Hurt?

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that reliever Blake Hawksworth will have surgery on January 11th. Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure Wednesday to remove scar tissue and shave down a bone spur in his right elbow. Hawksworth is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. He should be pitching ... Read More »

Joe Torre & Developer Rick Caruso To Bid On Los Angeles Dodgers

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Joe Torre, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, resigned as executive vice president for baseball operations of Major League Baseball in order to submit a bid on the Dodgers with Los Angeles based developer Rick Caruso. Torre will join prominent Los Angeles shopping center developer Rick Caruso, the president and CEO of Caruso Affiliated. A ... Read More »

Around The Web: Steven Cohen, International Spending, And A New Dodgers Blog

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Los Angeles Times: Steven Cohen is quickly becoming a player in the Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Steven Cohen, a billionaire eight times over, is bidding for the Dodgers in a process tilted toward the high bidder. Money? Awesome. Wait… Two former SAC fund managers have pleaded guilty to insider trading as part of a wide-ranging federal investigation in which the company’s ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training Invites, Mattingly’s Managing, And McCourt Staying

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MLB: List of players who will attend Spring Training with the Dodgers. — Beyond The Box Score: Don Mattingly is indeed quite the traditional manager. — MSTI: Mike Petriello addresses the elephant in the room: Frank McCourt remaining as owner. Los Angeles Times: Bill Shaikin explains why that wouldn’t be in Frank McCourt’s best interest. However, who knows with him. Read More »

Around The Web: Loney’s Mess & Murphy Interest + TV Rights & Matsui Rumor

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Los Angeles Times: I covered the adventures of James Loney before, but according to the California Highway Patrol, his night was even more ridiculous than TMZ reported. Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

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Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handers Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris ... Read More »