Category Archives: 2016 Winter

Rotational Depth?

Depending on who you ask the Dodgers have plenty of pitching or not enough. This comes up because as the Dozier talks heat up I hear several arguments. The Dodgers should be targeting more pitching not hitting The Dodgers should not be trading almost major league talents like De Leon and Stewart for hitting even …

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Narrative busting day

With Kenley Jansen re-signing with the Dodgers for 5/80 today, two different narratives were busted. First Narrative – MLB players always sign for the most money. I had laid out reasons why it would be a bad idea for Kenley Jansen to sign with the Marlins even if the Marlins made the best offer. I …

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Pondering left field

2017 LF is going to be interesting. From the Left Side: Toles – keeps showing skills, looks like he could be a promising leadoff hitter. Has the speed, showed good OBP skills, had some pop. His arm plays well in LF. I’d think he’d rank very high defensively over a full season in LF.  We …

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110 IP gets you 3/48

By many accounts, Rich Hill is a great guy, great competitor, fun to watch pitch, and now very wealthy. Perseverance paid off for Rich Hill when he inked a 3/48 deal with the Dodgers today.  For the time being, Hill  slots into the number two behind Clayton Kershaw in the Dodger 2017 rotation. As noted earlier …

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Young guns for hire

Once upon a time the minor league fireballing heroics of Nathan Eovaldi, Rubby De La Rosa, and Chris Withrow made Dodger prospect hounds salivate with the idea of adding these three high-velocity prospects  to the Dodger rotation. All three have several things in common: Each of them was a top five Dodger prospect Each of them …

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Nathan Eovaldi hits free agency

The NYY designated old friend Nathan Eovaldi making him an interesting free agent in this year of very few interesting free agents. Eovaldi is recovering from TJ surgery and is expected to miss all of 2017 so any team that signs him would need to sign him to a minimum two-year deal. I’m not that …

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A winter of decisions

Will Kenley Jansen or Justin Turner stay or go? I think this winter will finally give us a real clue about how the Dodger front office plans to build the Dodger team now and in the future. Last year the Dodgers went hard after Grienke but not hard enough to keep him from heading off …

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Kyle Farmer makes the cut

It was obvious the Dodgers were going to add Chase De Jong, and possibly Jacob Rhame to the 40 man roster yesterday but it seemed doubtful that Kyle Farmer would also make the list. Today, Farmer can look at the Dodger 40-man roster and see his name for the first time. This was the press …

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Dodgers reacquire Darnell Sweeney

Once again the Dodger front office has engaged the Phillies in an effort to move an infielder. This time the Dodgers moved Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney. Howie Kendrick had expressed dissatisfaction with his role in 2016 and it didn’t look like the Dodgers were considering him for the …

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Kenley Jansen

was a bit of a baseball fairy tale story. A light switch-hitting minor league catcher with a gun for an arm who first gained notoriety when he played in the 2009 World Cup for the Dutch and was seen throwing out baserunners from his knees. The Dodgers converted him to a pitcher that summer and …

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