Category Archives: 2019 Dodgers

Do the Dodgers need to hold onto Joc?

A week ago I heard the Dodgers needed to trade Joc Pederson before signing A. J. Pollock but they went ahead and inked Pollock without making a deal for Joc. On the surface, it would appear that the Dodgers have a boatload of outfielders and that Joc is now expendable but I don’t see it …

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Are the Dodgers done?

Since Bryce Harper won’t be joining the 2019 Dodgers and A.J. Pollock will, time to take another look at the team the Dodgers have headed into spring training. I don’t know if Pollock will be playing CF, RF, or Left Field but I’m going to put him in as the Center Fielder with Alex Verdugo …

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Too much patience or too little?

Baseball writer Craig Minami made the following comment in a TrueBlueLa comment section last night.  It is the mantra of the common sense baseball fan who can look at a team from afar and realize that team building takes place over twelve months with no offseason. The team you see in December is not the …

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Trouble with the curve

Wasn’t much of a baseball movie but it could be the title of Russell Martin’s 2018 season. Eddy Almaguer of a http://www.propsectslive reviewed the trade last week that brought Russell Martin back to Los Angeles in exchange for Ronny Brito and Andrew Sopko.  Eddy broke down the Martin 2018 season and found that the reason for …

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Dodgers 2015/2016 IFA class has been trade fodder

Working off this tweet from @futuredodgers From the Dodgers’ huge 2015-16 IFA class: Yadier Alvarez (16MM) **Yusniel Diaz (15.5MM) Omar Estevez (6MM) Starling Heredia (2.6MM) **Yordan Alvarez (2MM) **Ronny Brito (2MM) **Oneil Cruz (950K) **Christopher Arias (500K) Carlos Rincon (350K) **No longer in the organization — Future Dodgers (@FutureDodgers) January 11, 2019 None of those …

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Why does Joc get so little love?

I didn’t expect much from Joc when he came up in 2015 but he surprised me with how he played CF, and of course, his first few months were Puig like which may have set the expectations at an unreasonable level. By May 1st, 2015, Joc had an OPS of 1.096 while playing some of …

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Fab Five Dodgers

This is two days too late to properly asses how much Yasiel Puig was beloved by Dodger fans but it is something I wanted to do this week.  Back in February of 2010 Michael White wrote for TrueBlueLA and did a fab five edition in which each of the regulars or even the semi-regulars commentators …

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Surprisingly, Harper is still on Dodger radar

On the surface, a match of the Dodgers and Harper does not seem like something you’d expect from a team who has more outfielders than they have spots on the roster. You could make a case the Puig/Bellinger/Taylor/Joc/Kemp/Verdugo/Toles/Hernandez are all at least average, running from average (Toles, Kemp, Hernandez), to above average (Joc, Puig, Taylor, …

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Is Francisco Cervelli a valid trade option?

The Dodgers still have only one bonafide major league catcher on their major league roster in Austin Barnes. Catching is in a downturn across major league baseball so the pickings are still slim. The big name linked to the Dodgers has been J.T. Realmuto but another name has started to circulate the rumor mill, and …

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Checking in on the Dodger Roster

With the winter meeting over, thought it would be prudent to check in on the roster and see where we stand. Below is the 41 man roster, one player will need to go when Joe Kelly is officially added to the 40 man roster. That player will come from the second tier of projected minor …

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