Tag Archives: Ned Colletti

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Tanaka’s status, a Uribe suitor falls, Numata update, Aledmys interest

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On the Masahiro Tanaka front, his team’s owner, Hiroshi Mikitani, has said that he doesn’t want to post him, according Peter Gammons on Gammons Daily. Mikitani is the one Japanese owner who strongly opposed the new agreement, and Wednesday suggested in an interview that he would not post Tanaka, who isn’t a free agent for two more years. “It’s a ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Trading for Price goes against current philosophy + Kemp rumors & third base

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The Dodgers are showing interest in David Price, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers have made the Tampa Bay Rays aware of their interest in David Price, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Furthering that interest, the Dodgers and Rays are matching up, according to Bruce ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Kemp, Ethier trade rumors + Dodgers seeking relievers + Uribe negotiations

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The Winter Meetings are here, which means all the trade rumors the Dodgers have been involved in to date will only pickup further steam now. I’d expect a lot of rumors about Dodger outfielders, and a lot of trade talk that have the Dodgers as suitors. Whether said rumors are true or not is another thing entirely. —– The best ... Read More »

2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Center Fielders

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Matt Kemp Matt Kemp entered 2013 coming off serious shoulder surgery to repair a badly torn labrum in his left/lead shoulder. It was an unavoidable injury, but the recovery time was stalled by the club allowing him to play through it down the stretch in 2012. Ned Colletti, Don Mattingly, and everybody involved allowed the emotions of trying to sneak into ... Read More »

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 »

MLBTR picks Dodgers to get Tanaka, all team’s free agents to leave + have Dodgers playing ghost at third

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MLB Trade Rumors recently released their annual free agent predictions for their top 50 free agents, and it included three Dodgers free agents leaving, but they only saw the Dodgers acquiring one player. The one player they picked the Dodgers to acquire was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who I profiled before. 5. Masahiro Tanaka – Dodgers. Not technically a free ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero to the Dodgers now official, Peter Moylan DFA

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The Dodgers made the signing of Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero official just moments ago, and to clear room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Peter Moylan was designated. Guerrero was said to have agreed to a 4-year/$28 million contract just yesterday, but it was reasonable to remain skeptical given his history of rumored agreements with the team. All the relevant information ... Read More »

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

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Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero had verbal agreement with Dodgers, other teams now interested

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Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero was reported to have a verbal agreement with the Dodgers on a contract negotiated by agents Rudy Santin and Manny Paula of MVP Sports Management, but with Guerrero switching agents to Scott Boras, that arrangement is now off, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Guerrero switched agents. Verbal agreements from past agency are not binding. Wants ... Read More »

Making Moves: Butera, Fife, Moylan, SVS, Dee called up + trades + MILB updates

The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. Eric Stephen ... Read More »

My petty post for the year

Disclaimer: If you don’t care or don’t want to read about stupid, childish men getting catty over the Internetz — you know, like a normal human being wouldn’t care — then click out of this article. Seriously. It’s really dumb. —– So yesterday, I wrote a Michael Young post basically saying that the Dodgers shouldn’t expect much, I didn’t see ... Read More »

[Update] Dodgers reportedly acquire Michael Young from Phillies because … I don’t know

The Dodgers have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. While this was a bit of a joke for a while because of Ned Colletti‘s affinity for these types of players, I never thought it would actually come true. BREAKING: #Dodgers get Michael Young from #Phillies — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2013 ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Onelki promoted, 1 demoted, 1 outrighted, 1 released, 2 signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits ... Read More »