Category Archives: Spring Baseball

Treasonist?

I’m enjoying the WBC but some of my fellow Americans might think I’m a tad unpatriotic because I simply can’t find it in me to root for the US team. Watching little countries bring down big countries has always made my heart smile.  Of course,  when a country like the DR has a lineup that …

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Ryu puts one foot forward

as he attempts to navigate the long path back to productive major league pitcher.  Ryu pitched for the first time this spring in a real game and was able to complete two solid innings of work. His velocity has moved back to the 88 – 91 level from the 86-88 he was throwing in his …

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Cody Bellinger puts his skills on display

With Adrian Gonzalez ailing, and headed out to represent Mexico in the WBC, Dodger fans are going to get to see a lot of number one prospect Cody Bellinger.  I suspect they will like what they see. Today, Cody put some of his skills on display. In his first at-bat,  he struck out on a …

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WBC will give some players a chance to shine this spring

Players are getting ready to depart to their respective teams for the World Baseball Championship. Dodgers headed out will be: Ike Davis playing for Isreal – an interesting decision by Ike. With Adrian headed to Mexico he might have gotten some extended time in games in front of the coaches but instead, he will play …

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Ike & Justin sharing bench talk once again

In 2012 Ike Davis was a 25-year-old 1st baseman who had just slugged 32 home runs and looked to be on the path to a long career as the Met first baseman. Justin Turner was a 27-year-old utility player who hit two home runs in 185 plate appearances and looked like the kind of player …

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