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Top-10 MLB Prospect Watch: Dodgers Joc Pederson, Twins Byron Buxton

This week in Minor League Report: Top Prospects, FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports takes a look at some of the movers and shakers, top prospects and perhaps even guys most likely to be called up in the short term. If you’re curious about a player not profiled in this week’s report, you can access our previous Minor League Reports at FFLockerRoom.com. Keep in mind that research has...
Via FF Locker Room
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

If Not David Price, What Starter Can The Dodgers Target?

I think we all know the Dodgers want a starting pitcher before the July 31 deadline, and for some obvious reasons. Josh Beckett, who starts tonight, has been fantastic, but he’s also 34, coming off the disabled list, and pitching in a way that seems pretty unsustainable. Dan Haren has been awful and has a vesting option in his future we all would like to see avoided. The top three...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez videobomb reporter

Yo, you're messin' with live TV here!
Via Beer Mug Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Mexican 1B Eric Meza, Venezuelan C Keivert Ruiz

The Dodgers may have found the next Adrian Gonzalez. Well, not really. But they did sign Mexican first baseman in Eric Meza. They did so late on July 2, which is why he wasn’t in the first post about July 2 prospects. Meza’s bonus amount is unknown. Odds are, it wasn’t a significant amount of money and shouldn’t really have an impact on the Dodgers signing pool. Meza is...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' OF negative trade value makes Joc Pederson more valuable

There's a certain cognitive dissonance a lot of baseball fans feel between the value to the team of players' on-field contributions (almost always positive) as compared to the value minus the cost (not necessarily positive).When considering possible trades, you're not trading for just the player -- you're also trading for the contract. In baseball, you can cut a guy...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Yasiel Puig will get more X-rays on hand, Hanley Ramirez expected back in the lineup

During the Los Angeles Dodgers three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals they struggled at the plate. Those issues may continue because Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were both hit in the left hand by pitches during the series. Ramirez also was hit in the left shoulder.#452296664 / gettyimages.comPuig was hit during a loss and he left the the game. As reported by Bill Plunkett...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw sticks up for Hanley Ramirez by plunking Matt Holliday

Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch during the 4th inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. As you might remember, Ramirez was hit by Cards starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first game of the NLCS last year and suffered a broken rib. Clayton Kershaw had […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price market comes down to Cardinals, Dodgers, Mariners

The Tampa Bay Rays have been listening to trade discussion for star pitcher David Price all season, but the market is finally starting to heat up for him. There are quite a few teams who have made calls and expressed interest in Price, but there are only three teams that are still seriously in the running to acquire him. According to a report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the St. Louis...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez exits after HBP

Hanley Ramirez left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals in the 9th inning due to being hit in the left wrist by a 99 MPH fastball thrown by Trevor Rosenthal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Catcher. Drew Butera pinch ran for Ramirez.Hanley Ramirez hit again, this time in wrist and leaves game #dodgers— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 21, 2014 #452395062 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cardinals July 20, 2014: Joc Pederson And The 25 Man Roster

As the Dodgers struggle and as their untenable center field situation marches on, Joc Pederson‘s name gets mentioned a lot, and rightfully so. It’s not a guarantee that he will immediately help the Dodgers, but it’s starting to look like a pretty good bet. But is there actually room for him on the roster? Dodgers Cardinals 5:05 p.m. PT St. Louis,...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Crawford, Beckett and Gonzalez: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thank you, Rubby At the time it happened, the trade of Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez cleared some overpaid, non-performing detritus from our coffers. And, for the most part, seeing those smug mugs sent packing was reward enough. But it’s good to see that trade still paying dividends for us, a year after winning the World Series. Rubby De La Rosa, who was part...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Matt Kemp not opposed to trade, wants to play in center

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been dealing with the issue of a crowded outfield all season long, which only worsened when Carl Crawford came off the disabled list last week. That’s why Matt Kemp’s agent, former major league pitcher Dave Stewart, isn’t asking for his client to be traded, but isn’t opposed to the idea, either. Kemp just wants to play everyday, Stewart said...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the trade market, and if the Dodgers should go all-in

In my last post, I discussed how I saw the Dodgers' chances going forward (hint: it's good). They have an excellent chance of getting to the playoffs. There are a few holes of course. Which team doesn't have a few holes?But the Dodgers' main concern at this point is really the postseason. Over the course of the regular season, total talent on the roster is a good...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
5 days ago  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Puig parties on private plane after All-Star Game

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig certainly did not give a very good accounting of himself nor his incredible set of baseball skills with his ugly three-strikeout performance during Tuesday’s 2014 MLB All-Star Game. In light of a video Puig posted to Instagram in the wee hours of Wednesday morning may shed some light on […] The post Yasiel Puig posts footage of party time...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig hits ball so hard he leaves bat imprint on it

It’s starts like a corny joke: “Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hits the ball hard.” Q: “How hard does he hit it?” A: “He hit it so hard the imprint of his bat was visible on the ball.” Don’t believe me?  Check out this tweet with photo  from @mlbfancave .@YasielPuig hit a baseball so hard, the bat left his name imprinted on the ball: http://t.co/emFrua1DkN pic...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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