Dodgers Re-sign Chin-hui Tsao

The Dodgers have re-acquired Taiwanese right hander Chin-hui Tsao on a minor league contract. Matt Eddy of Baseball America reported the signing. The 34-year old veteran was originally signed by Colorado as an amateur free agent in 1999. Tsao was acquired by the Dodgers in 2007 after making 29 appearances for the Rockies between 2003-2005. Scott AndesScott Andes: Former Co-editor of Lasorda’s Lair. Longtime writer and Dodger fanaticMore Posts -…

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Yulieski Gourriel

Dodgers Shouldn’t Rely on Immediate Help From Yulieski Gourriel

This is more exciting than anything that happened in last night’s game: News broke this morning that Yulieski Gourriel, 31, and his brother Lourdes Gourriel Jr, 22, have defected from Cuba in order to pursue gigs on major league teams. This is incredibly exciting given that they’re Cuban infielders projected to make impacts on a major league team. Adrian GarciaAdrian GarciaMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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Why Austin Barnes Should Start 2016 at Oklahoma City

I have nothing against Austin Barnes. I like him. I don’t think as highly of him as Mark does, but I still consider him a young talented player with a high ceiling. It’s just not the same ceiling as others may think he has. Barnes is a 26-year old right handed hitting catcher/second baseman. He has more experience as a backstop than a second baseman, but can play either position…

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Dodgers Podcasts, Videos (High Heat, Lasportshub)

With about a little over two weeks from the start of spring training I wanted to share with you guys a couple of Dodgers videos as we wait for spring training to start. You know once the super bowl is over spring training is right around the corner. It’s almost here. Scott AndesScott Andes: Former Co-editor of Lasorda’s Lair. Longtime writer and Dodger fanaticMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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Dodgers Officially Announce Howie Kendrick Deal

The Dodgers have finally announced the signing of infielder Howie Kendrick making the deal official. Kendrick signed a very team friendly two-year 20 million dollar contract. The signing was originally reported last Friday. Here is the official press release from the Dodgers. Scott AndesScott Andes: Former Co-editor of Lasorda’s Lair. Longtime writer and Dodger fanaticMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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Can The Dodgers Build The Bridge to Kenley Jansen?

The dictionary defines a bridge as something that is intended to reconcile or form a connection between two things. The Dodgers are looking to build one of those things inside their own bullpen in 2016. How do the Dodgers build a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen? Dodger’s fans have been asking that question for several years now. So far the construction has not been completed. Maybe the builders are on…

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The Dodgers Need a Lead-off Hitter

It shouldn’t come as a shock when I tell you that the Dodgers didn’t have a good lead-off hitter last season. Times have changed in MLB. Less and less teams are using the classic prototypical lead-off guy these days. You know the type. The little speedster that gets on base a lot, steals bases (Brett Butler was the perfect lead-off hitter) and is generally a pest for opposing clubs. Normally…

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White Sox Reportedly Interested in Andre Ethier

Here’s an interesting tweet from this morning. MLB.com writer Phil Rogers is reporting that the White Sox have reached out to the Dodgers about acquiring longtime Dodger outfielder Andre Ethier. Of course Ethier has been involved in trade rumors for the last few years now so this comes as no surprise. The White Sox have been known to be looking for outfield help and are also rumored to be considering…

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Top 5 Dodger Bat Flips

Yasiel Puig recently made headlines by declaring he would be ceasing his trademark bat flips much to the dismay of many Dodgers fans. Puig’s bat flips have been the focal point of many discussions about the sanctity of the game and emotional outbursts on the field. Some people believe that they disrespect the game and that Puig should be “playing the game the right way”. Despite what boring people and Cardinals fans…

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The Howie Kendrick Signing Grew On Me

  It’s late January and it’s a slow time unless you’re an infielder on the Dodgers 40 man roster. The depth chart was shaken up with the news that Howie Kendrick is coming back on a 2 year 20 million dollar deal, which is huge news because a mere 12 days ago, the reports said that the Dodgers preferred the compensatory draft pick to Howie Kendrick. The pick would have…

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Dodgers Were Kings of Pick-Offs Last Season

A big part of run prevention is the ability to control the opposing team’s running game. Throwing out runners trying to steal and holding runners on is a very important aspect of the game for the pitching staff and catchers. It’s something that doesn’t appear sexy in the box score, yet adds up as the season goes along. The Dodgers have been very good at preventing the running game the…

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Poll: Was The Dodger’s Resigning of Howie Kendrick Good or Bad?

I don’t want to jinx this before it’s finalized, but apparently Ken Rosenthal reported this morning that the Dodgers are working on a new contract with Howie Kendrick. The news comes as a bit of a surprise considering how late in the offseason it is and since Andrew Friedman had originally said that they were satisfied with Chase Utley and Kike Hernandez. (Update) It’s official pending physical. Kendrick will get…

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Does Alex Guerrero Have a Place With The 2016 Dodgers?

There probably will be little suspense this spring while the Dodgers build their roster. Most of the positions are spoken for. There will be a few spots up for grabs. Sure maybe the last spot or two in the bullpen or the final place on the bench. Speaking of that final bench spot, what should the Dodgers do with Alex Guerrero? Will he have a place on the club in…

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The Dodgers Must Improve Their Situational Hitting in 2016

We’ve discussed the importance of good base running and speed in the Dodger’s lineup. Now we’re going to discuss an equally important aspect of a well balanced lineup. That is the art of situational hitting. Some call it timely hitting, and some call it clutch hitting. Whatever you want to call it the skill of hitting with runners in scoring position is extremely paramount to a winning ball club. The…

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Did Joe Blanton Benefit From Francisco Cervelli’s Excellent Pitch Framing in 2015?

Never have so many words been written about Joe Blanton within the last week. The Dodgers recently announced the signing of the 35-year old veteran hurler to a one-year four million dollar contract laden heavily with performance incentives. The deal initially seemed horrifying to many of us who had to suffer through his awful pitching for those two months back in 2012 when he was a Dodger. We had thought…

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