Old Friends Eric Gagne, Russell Martin Join Team Canada in World Baseball Classic

January 15, 2017

No sooner did we all hear about old friend Manny Ramirez returning to the diamond, when we got the news that another former, beloved Dodger is also heeding the come back call. Eric Gagne is planning to pitch for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Yesterday Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi reported the news, and I for one, am quite excited to see what Monsieur Gagne, now 41…

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Bellinger, Alvarez, De Leon Top Dodgers Prospects List

January 14, 2017

Baseball America released its Top Ten lists for baseball prospects yesterday, and here’s how BA ranked the Dodgers’ Top Ten Prospects: Cody Bellinger 1st base/OF Yadier Alvarez RHP Jose De Leon RHP Alex Verdugo OF Willie Calhoun 2nd base Andrew Toles OF Yusniel Diaz OF  Brock Stewart RHP Gavin Lux SS Austin Barnes C/2nd base The fruits of the Dodgers’ labor and selfish hoarding of prospects in their farm leagues…

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Old Friend Manny Ramirez Signs to Play Ball in Japan

January 10, 2017

Once the baseball bug gets inside of you, it never leaves. For some, who have achieved the pinnacle of success in the game, they never stop loving the roar of the crowd, the camaraderie of the locker rooms, and perhaps, dreaming of a return to the top. Former Dodger, Manny Ramirez, at the splendid age of 44, has signed to put on the cleats once again and play baseball in…

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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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Here are the Very Interesting Details of Justin Turner’s New Contract

December 23, 2016

We’ve heard about it for a while, and today the details of Justin Turner‘s new contract hit the wires. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers have awarded Turner four years and $64 million dollars. Here’s how it all breaks down: $4M signing bonus $12M in 2017 $11M in 2018 $18M in 2019 $19M in 2020 Turner will receive $1M each time (if) he’s traded, and he’s giving…

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Breaking: Kenley Jansen Remains in Dodger Blue

December 12, 2016

In news breaking across the wires, the Los Angeles Dodgers have retained Kenley Jansen, to the tune of five years and $80 million. He has an option to leave after three years. Over the past couple of weeks rumors have had Jansen and the Dodgers far apart as he weighed very attractive financial offers from the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. There was even speculation he would reunite with…

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Dodgers Lock Rich Hill In For Three Years

December 5, 2016

The Dodgers and pitcher Rich Hill have agreed to terms. The southpaw will wear Dodger Blue for the next three years, and the team will pay Hill the big green to the amount of $48 million smackeroos. Here’s how it breaks down: He’ll receive an upfront signing bonus of $2 million. 2017: $12 million 2018: $16 million 2019: $18 million The contract is backloaded, so Hill must remain healthy if he…

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Happy Birthday, Walter Alston!

December 1, 2016

Today is a very special day for the Dodgers – it’s Walter Alston‘s birthday. At 23 years, Alston is the longest-tenured Dodgers manager (a record which will probably never be broken), and is the third-longest tenured of any manager, right behind John McGraw and Connie Mack. They just don’t make ’em like ol’ Smokey anymore. As the story goes for many of the great managers from the days gone by,…

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Vin Scully to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

November 16, 2016

Vin Scully, the beloved former broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama on November 22. From the official White House press release: “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant…

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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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Dodgers Trade Howie Kendrick To Phillies For Nothing of Value

Howie Kendrick
November 11, 2016

In a somewhat unsurprising move the Dodgers have traded second baseman/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Phillies in exchange for a minor leaguer, and a part time first baseman. The two players acquired in the deal are right handed hitter Darin Ruf, and former Dodger farmhand Darnell Sweeney. The veteran Kendrick was reportedly unhappy about his usage during last season.  That’s not unexpected since the Dodgers played him in left field for…

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Corey Seager Begins His Awards Season With Two Wins

November 10, 2016

Everyone in the Dodgers Nation knew Corey Seager was an outstanding rookie – It turns out all of his peers in the National League thought so as well. Yesterday Seager was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Rookie. This award is voted on and presented by the players themselves. It’s one thing to have the sportswriters to give an award, but it’s absolutely…

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Lawsuit Reveals Devious Scheme Behind Dodgers Blackout in Southern California

SportsnetLA
November 10, 2016

There is a lot of money in sports. You only need to look at baseball to get a scale of the quantities of money sports teams and franchises regularly contend with. SportsNet LA was a regional sports network created when the Dodgers partnered with Time Warner cable. Many MLB lines enthusiasts kept a close eye on this deal because of the $8 billion involved. The Network was only supposed to carry Dodgers games….

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Dodgers Dominate NL Awards Lists – Seager, Roberts, Maeda Top 3’s

November 7, 2016

In breaking news tonight, the Dodgers Nation has three big reasons to celebrate. Three members of the team sit prominently among the top three leaders in three postseason awards categories. Manager Dave Roberts has been named as a top three finalist in the running for NL Manager of the Year. The other finalists are Dusty Baker (Nationals) and Joe Maddon (Cubs). Roberts did not have an easy rookie year managing…

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Appreciate Kenley Jansen Now

October 31, 2016

Dodger’s closer Kenley Jansen has won the Trevor Hoffman NL reliever of the year award and I think it’s time we appreciate him. Kenley is the former catcher that captured our hearts and frustrated batters with his baffling and at times unhittable cutter for the last seven seasons. Jansen is entering his first free agent year and it is very likely he will end up pitching for another club in…

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The Giants Are Done Man!

October 12, 2016

It’s hard to believe that the Giants even made it as far as they did this year. I use the word even because as you are probably well aware 2016 is an even year and the stupid Giants have won the World Series in every even numbered season since 2010. For the first time in an even numbered year since then, the Giants will not win the World Series. Say…

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