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Spring Training is here and the Los Angeles Dodgers are out for revenge

Here we go again! It’s the start of a new season! Spring training starts Friday and baseball fans everywhere have this date circled. The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to get going and they have only used the 4-2 loss in the National League Championship Series, as fuel to the fire for this year. Dodgers’ fans have this date drilled into their memory because their team is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Lineups: One Conceivable Batting Order at Triple-A Oklahoma City

With all the endless discussions currently in the news surrounding the prospective layouts of the club’s Opening Day 25-man roster, many fans of the Dodgers can’t help but envision the overwhelming amount of depth and skill lurking on the fringe of the bigs at Triple-A Oklahoma City. If the major league squad stays relatively healthy and productive throughout the regular season...
Via ThinkBluePC
28 minutes ago

How Would You Comp Yasiel Puig?

Perspective matters a great deal when you’re trying to look at a question and find the unfiltered truth. It’s true of all statistical analysis, but it becomes even more obvious when you’re trying to find comparable historical players. Where do you set the cutoffs? How far back do you go in the player pool? How far back do you go in the player’s own career? If you manipulate...
Via Fangraphs
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Spring Training: Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda To Follow Clayton Kershaw In Rotation

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts predictably named Clayton Kershaw his starter for Saturday's Cactus League...
Via Dodger Blue
2 hours ago

Yasiel Puig’s 2015 and 2016 seasons represented in picture form

After being worth about 4.9 WAR per season in 2013 and 2014, Yasiel Puig has dropped to about 1.3 WAR per season in 2015 and 2016. Based on this series of pictures, I’m thinking the reason behind the drop has been his inability to get cage work done due to the hours he wastes trying …
Via Dodgers Digest
4 hours ago

Corey Seager Lacked ‘A’ Swing During Rookie Of The Year Campaign

After joining the Los Angeles Dodgers for the final month of the regular season and playoffs in 2015, Corey Seager assumed...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

Chase Utley Contract Details

Last season the Los Angeles Dodgers relied heavily on Chase Utley to not only be their regular second baseman, but...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

Dodgers 25-Man Roster: Who’s Backing Up First Base?

One of several highlights during Tuesday’s annual Cactus League media day occurred when GM Farhan Zaidi suggested that the Dodgers intend to find more days off for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez over the course of the regular season. Recently, Gonzalez has been suffering from a minor injury in his right elbow which was eventually diagnosed as a mild form of tendinitis. Gonzo initially...
Via ThinkBluePC
19 hours ago

Ethier has no lingering effects from '16 injury

Even after he returned from a broken right leg late last season, Andre Ethier played hurt. But Ethier says he's fully healed now and ready to compete for a starting outfield job.
Via Dodgers.com
22 hours ago

Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley and some thoughts on the Dodgers’ 1B situation

Adrian Gonzalez is the modern day Ironman. Since 2006, no player has appeared in more games than Gonzalez — 1,745. Robinson Cano is second at 1,716. But with a sore elbow just a couple days into spring training, there is some doubt surrounding how many games he might play. A separate conversation is how many …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers' Urias coping with innings ration

Every starting pitcher in Dodgers camp has thrown live batting practice this week except 20-year-old Julio Urias. He'll get his turn Thursday, but he's aware he's still being treated with kid gloves, and he's dealing with it.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Seager says he didn't have 'A' swing in '16

Here's a stunning revelation, passed along by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts: Corey Seager said he didn't have his "A" swing last year.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Joc Pederson set for career year after learning from Domingo Ayala

Joc Pederson has done the smart thing, and rather than listen to people on Instagram or hitting coaches like Matt Lisle, he’s now set for a career year after getting swing advice from legend Domingo Ayala. Domingo rebuilt Joc’s swing from scratch… …and the advice was so revolutionary it rendered Lisle speechless. “Make sure you …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers RBI will serve more than 7,800 youth in 2017

Impactful program spreads to 56 locations this year Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Gutierrez back with Dodgers, his first major league team

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Franklin Gutierrez got another chance from the team that gave him his first one in professional baseball. Gutierrez turned 34 Tuesday, a day after finalizing a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles signed the Venezuelan outfielder as an amateur in 2000. ''I started here.'' Gutierrez said Tuesday as he prepared to take...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Roster: Piecing Together a Functional Bullpen

While the status of the 40-man roster finally became locked down yesterday with the official addition of Franklin Gutierrez, the Dodgers now can begin honing in on the general makeup of the 25-man roster as Cactus League play begins this weekend. After reflecting on our projections in detail for perhaps the hundredth time, there may be two or three spots that are completely up for...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu believes he is ready to reclaim his long-lost spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation. The left-hander has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers, his once-promising career sidetracked repeatedly by arm injuries. But Ryu has returned to Camelback Ranch this spring with apparent solid health and definite excitement...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

41-year-old Eric Gagne contemplating a comeback

Eric Gagne last threw a Major League pitch in 2008, but nearly a full decade later, he’s looking for opportunities to come back.Gagne, who is serving as a special instructor in Los Angeles Dodgers spring camp, plans to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and has thrown bullpen sessions for three teams.Gagne says his fastball is in the 90s and his famous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Longoria still not over Rays’ Logan Forsythe trade

It’s generally accepted by players that baseball is a business, and sometimes teams will make tough decisions that their players don’t completely approve of.Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows that too, but nearly a month later, he’s still not over the deal his team made that sent second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers.“I actually like where...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez out two weeks with tennis elbow

Adrian Gonzalez’s spring training is not getting off to the start he was hoping for.The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman has been out 10 days with inflammation in his right elbow. Now he won’t swing for another two weeks as he tries to let the elbow heal. Gonzalez says he has tennis elbow.The LA Times says Gonzalez is expected to be ready for opening day for the Dodgers, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers local blackout looks to roll on another season

Things are looking bleak for Dodgers fans in Southern California who don’t have Charter Communications. With the 2017 MLB season almost upon us and pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training right around the corner, Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable) delivered some discouraging news about the ongoing carriage dispute surrounding the channel and Dodgers...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Wilson mulling MLB comeback as knuckleballer

He’s back!Well, he might be.According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports three-time All-Star pitcher Brian Wilson could be returning to Major League Baseball. And he plans to return as a knuckleballer.Brown’s article mentions the 34-year-old recently threw some pitches on a mound at USC, and a “handful were knuckleballs.”“That right there,” Wilson said while pulling off his...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Dodgers’ Right-Handed Skyrocket

The Dodgers have, and have had for a few years, one of the very best farm systems around. That leads to them receiving a certain amount of coverage, so you couldn’t in good conscience consider the Dodgers’ system in any way underrated. Yet so much attention has been focused on the elites — Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger, and so forth. The major story...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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