Tag Archives: Tony Gwynn Jr.

Injury Roll Call: Victorino, M. Ellis, Cruz Dealing With Injuries + Billingsley Progresses In Rehab

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Mark Ellis missed two games due to an illness this week, and was replaced by Nick Punto in the lineup. That’s for in case you were wondering why Punto was ever in the lineup to begin with. Though to be fair, he did do well in his limited playing time. —– Shane Victorino was scratched from Wednesday’s game with recurring ... Read More »

Dodgers Designate Tony Gwynn Jr. To Clear Room For Jerry Sands, But Did They Get Rid Of The Wrong Guy?

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The Dodgers announced moments ago that Jerry Sands would be getting the call from AAA and that Tony Gwynn Jr. has been designated for assignment. OFFICIAL: @dodgers today designatedTony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from AAA Albuquerque. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2012 Sands has done his part to deserve the shot, hitting ... Read More »

Dodgers Trade Analysis: Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, PTBNL/Cash For Shane Victorino

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As I wrote yesterday, the Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies in return for reliever Josh Lindblom, AA starter Ethan Martin, and either a player to be named later or cash. Shane Victorino is returning to the organization that drafted him in 1999. The Dodgers acquired Victorino from the Phillies today for starting pitching prospect Ethan Martin and ... 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 »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Left Field

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When you’re a team full of over-the-hill or never-were veterans, a team that is offensively-challenged to the umpteenth degree beyond your dominating center fielder, and a team that has a broke owner, playing your top offensive prospect who doesn’t make a lot of money and has the most upside of any of your left field candidates is the obvious and ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To 2 Year/$2 Million Contract

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced today (December 12th) that they have signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a two-year contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he will earn $850k in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. I’ll do analysis later, but he’s basically a replacement level type player. Granted, he’ll be hard pressed to not live ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Left Field

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Jerry Sands Left Field: Ned Colletti’s Folly. This is the Season Review I’ve been least looking forward to because it’s by far the most depressing, and it’s therefore the one I have the least interest in writing. Essentially, left field was a hot mess in 2011, as the Dodgers used basically everybody, the kitchen sink, and Eugenio Velez. I’ll focus ... Read More »

Around The Web: MILB Dodgers All-Stars + How Does Game Time Affect Performance

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Baseball America: Shawn Tolleson was the only Dodgers prospect to make the 2011 Minor League All-Stars team, as he was awarded a spot on the second team as a reliever. Baseball America: When naming All-Star teams per level though, former Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson lands at AAA, Scott Van Slyke checks in at AA, and Joc Pederson at R. - ... Read More »

Around The Web: Carroll’s Value, Broxton’s Surgery, And Robinson’s Journey

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True Blue LA: Eric Stephen looks at how Jamey Carroll exceeded expectations. While I don’t have the post anymore, I’m quite sure I didn’t like his signing at all. However, by mid-2010, it became quite apparent that he was going to be a valuable player for the Dodgers going forward. It wasn’t about grittiness or hustle or whatever storyline people ... Read More »