Tag Archives: Sergio Romo

Naughty and nice

The Dodger front office had a lot more nice than naughty in calendar 2017 but let’s give a brief rundown of a subjective review of Dodger front office actions. Naughty – asking outfielder Brett Eibner to pitch and then releasing him outright after he blew out his arm. Nice – giving a Sept callup to O`Koyea …

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Succesful May bullpen is in the books

Overall Record 33 wins / 21 losses May Record – 19 wins / 9 losses Position – 1st place /  half a game in front of the both the Rockies and Diamondbacks Dodgers led the NL in pitching fWAR with 5.5, closest team was 4.0. Dodger led the NL in starting pitching fWAR with 3.7 barely …

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Isn’t it time we stop giving up on players?

For anyone who follows baseball the slump is part of the game.  Players slump for many reasons but rarely does that slump mean the player is done. Sometimes it is true, but given how many times I’ve read that a player is done, it is rarely true.  You can quote new stats but do they …

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Hill cruises, Puig goes boom

Rich Hill toyed with the young Padre offense for fifteen outs, and then let the new Dodger bullpen build the bridge to Kenley Jansen. Sergio Romo and Alex Wood got their nine outs and Jansen finished things up with a perfect ninth. The right fielders traded home runs in the 4th, with Renfroe taking Hill …

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Hatcher and Stripling survive final cuts

Adam Liberatore and Josh Fields were optioned to the minors yesterday giving the Dodgers their full pitching staff. Not quite full with Baez headed to the DL. The pitching staff looks set for the time being, but it won’t be long before changes are made. Starting Rotation – Kershaw, Maeda, Hill, Ryu, McCarthy Right-Hand Bullpen …

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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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Blanton won’t be coming back

In 2016 the Dodgers effectively traded Juan Nicasio for Joe Blanton with mixed results. Sure they weren’t traded for each other, but in two separate transactions,  it was basically a swapping of relief assets. Dodgers allowed Juan Nicasio to leave as a free agent who was signed by the Pirates to a two-year deal for …

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Building the LAD bullpen with BPV

One of the biggest questions headed into spring is who will comprise the LAD bullpen. Last week we looked at who the best options for the rotation were based on the BPV formula used by Baseball HQ to determine skills levels of pitchers. Again, this is how the BPV formula is calculated: Pitching BPV: ((Dominance …

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Fangraphs checks in on Brock Stewart and Sergio Romo

Jeff Sullivan took a look at Brock Stewart and liked what he saw. Stewart’s fastball just averaged 93.2 miles per hour. Yu Darvish‘s fastball just averaged 93.3 miles per hour. And by spin rate, Stewart’s four-seamer wound up in the 96th percentile, right by Blake Snell and Dylan Bundy. Stewart doesn’t try to survive by …

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Sergio Romo the ring king heads for LAD bullpen

Sergio Romo and his three World Series rings are headed home to the Dodger bullpen. For now it looks like he’ll be replacing Joe Blanton as the main right-handed setup man for Kenley Jansen. Blanton did good work last year but will only be remembered for his hanging slider to Miguel Montero that may have cost them …

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