Dozier Deal Not Happening: Brock Stewart, Really?

January 13, 2017

We’re about two weeks away from the Dodger fan fest in which I eat way too many Dodger dogs and can’t find my car, and only about 5 weeks from the start of spring training. Once again the PR generated rumor mill is in full force with the Dodgers reportedly in on every player yet they never make a move. The Dodgers finally announced the signings of closer Kenley Jansen,…

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Dodgers Adding Another Cuban: Is Jose Miguel Fernandez The Next Alexander Guerrero?

January 9, 2017

Perhaps that’s going a little far, after this Cuban second baseman is rated much higher than Guerrero was. Still the similarities are there. Jesse Sanchez is reporting that the Dodgers are nearing agreement with Cuban second baseman Jose Miguel Fernandez. The 28-year old infielder officially left Cuba in 2015 and was granted free agent status. The Dodgers signing unknown Cubans is nothing new to any of us. The Dodgers have…

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Could Andrew Toles Bat Lead-off in 2017?

Andrew Toles
January 3, 2017

Andrew Toles was bagging groceries before the Dodgers reached out to him at the end of the 2015 season. The 24-year old outfielder had been jettisoned from the major leagues by the Tampa Bay Rays in March of 2015. The Dodgers signed him in September of that year as Andrew Friedman was familiar with the Georgia native after watching him play for his former club. Toles made his MLB debut…

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Top 5 Dodger Moments: Chase Utley and Dodgers Rally To Force NLDS Game 5

Chase Utley
December 31, 2016

The 2016 season was filled with thrilling comebacks, rallies, decimating injuries and incredibly exciting moments. Even though the Dodgers fell short of their ultimate goal of ending this nasty now going on 29-year World Series drought, the season was a memorable one. One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Dodgers season was the 5-game National league Division playoff series against the Washington Nationals. The series was a back…

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Top 5 Dodger Moments of 2016: Charlie Culberson’s Division Clinching Blast

Charlie Culberson
December 27, 2016

When the Dodgers acquired slick fielding infielder Charlie Culberson from the free agent pool last winter, we all laughed a little. The 27-year old former Rockie was entering his fourth MLB season. Culberson had garnered 23 plate appearances for the Giants in 2012 before spending the next two seasons with Colorado. He was just the type of player that Andrew Friedman and his sidekick Farhan Zaidi loved. Culberson was cheap,…

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Could Kike Become The Most Punch-less Dodger Ever?

Kike Hernandez
December 23, 2016

Far be it from me to bring up something negative during the cheery holiday season, with Christmas just a week away and all. I still have to get this down on record before spring training camp breaks in February. With all of the “talks” and keep in mind that’s all they are at this point, of the Dodgers acquiring second baseman Brian Dozier from the Twins, I have to wonder…

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Common Sense Prevails in Dodger Land

Justin Turner-10
December 15, 2016

Common sense finally prevailed within the Dodger’s front office as the club reportedly put the finishing touches on the 4-year 64 million dollar agreement with third baseman Justin Turner. The completion of Turner’s deal means that the Dodgers have signed all 3 of their top free agents, Kenley Jansen, Rich Hill, and Justin Turner. This is a huge change of strategy for the Dodger brain trust. Head of baseball operations Andrew Friedman…

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Remember That It’s Not Your Money

Kenley Jansen
December 9, 2016

The annual winter meetings came and went, ending on Thursday afternoon. All 30 MLB clubs were present to make deals and discuss trades as is the customary tradition every year around this time. Each team looks to the winter meetings as a way to upgrade their rosters. The winter meetings are not the end all or be all of the hot stove offseason, but it’s normally where the majority of…

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Dodgers Reportedly Nearing Agreement With Rich Hill, And it Makes Sense

Rich Hill
December 3, 2016

Reports are surfacing that the Dodgers are close to reaching an agreement with right handed starter Rich Hill. The Dodgers acquired Hill at the trade deadline this season from the Oakland A’s along with Josh Reddick for three top prospects, Grant Holmes, Frankie Montas, and Jharel Cotton. While Reddick was pretty bad, Hill was pretty good. In 6 starts for the Dodgers he was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and…

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Dodgers Show Tenderness To Non-Tenders (Except Poor Louis Coleman)

Charlie Culberson
December 3, 2016

The Dodgers showed some touching tenderness to three non-tender candidates on Friday morning. The club announced they have signed contract extensions with outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke, infielder Charlie Culberson and right handed pitcher Chris Hatcher. Van Slyke had an injury riddled 2016, appearing in only 52 games and garnering just 113 plate appearances. He batted only .225 and hit just one home run while posting a .606 OPS. Historically…

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Should The Dodgers Go After Andrew McCutchen?

Andrew McCutchen
December 1, 2016

The Pirates are rumored to be shopping franchise center fielder Andrew McCutchen. The question I am asking is if the Dodgers should be in on these trade discussions? Should the Dodgers go after McCutchen? With the free agent market nearly barren for position players and impact right handed bats, the Dodgers may have to get creative via trades to find that type of slugger, especially if they do not resign…

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Stan Kasten Denies Dodger Debt

Stan Kasten
November 29, 2016

Is anyone surprised that the Dodgers are in massive debt? I know Mark has been decrying over the “trade” hamstringing the Dodgers financially for years. However it’s not just the trade that has done that, its wild ineffective spending that predates the Andrew Friedman era. Stan Kasten, Ned Colletti, and the Guggenheim people have thrown money around like a rapper in a hip-hop video for years and it seems it…

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Top 5 Moments of 2016-Kenley Jansen Breaks Dodger Save Record

November 26, 2016

It may have been a blip on the calendar to some of you, but on June 20, 2016 Right handed super closer Kenley Jansen recorded his 162nd career save to overtake Eric Gagne and become the Dodger’s all-time franchise save leader. It was so much more than a blip as it marked the peak of an incredible career and talent. Jansen went from a Mendoza line hitting catcher in the minor…

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Happy Thanksgiving Dodger Fam!

November 24, 2016

I know it’s been a bit slow over here over the last couple of weeks. However the hot stove is in a stand still until the owners and players agree upon a new collective bargaining agreement. The old CBA is due to expire on December 1st. So until that happens there is very little activity. The winter meetings are scheduled from December 4-8, and it would seem unlikely for a…

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The Dodgers Have To Do More in 2017

November 21, 2016

It’s hard to judge the Dodger’s 2016 season as a success or a failure. The 2016 season was a roller coaster ride of frustrating and heroic moments all rolled into one. There were ups, and there were downs, and there were moments of accomplishments. Unfortunately the moments of frustration probably outweighed the moments of achievement. The season ended with the Dodgers unable to win the pennant again. This time they…

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Dave Roberts Wins NL Manager of The Year

November 15, 2016

The baseball writers association of America has announced that Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts has won the National League manager of the year award. Roberts received 16 first place votes and 108 total votes. The first year skipper edged out second place finisher Joe Maddon who got 8 first place votes and 80 votes overall. Rounding out the top five was Washington manager and former Dodger player Dusty Baker. The veteran…

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