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2016 Dodgers in Review: OF Yasiel Puig

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 368 .263 .323 .416 102 11 1.0 AAA 75 .348 .400 .594 164 4 N/A What happened in 2016: Yasiel Puig‘s fourth season with the Dodgers was another turbulent year that included a controversial month-long demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Puig began the season with a supposed …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 hour ago

Ross Stripling’s Role For 2017 Not Yet Determined

Last spring the Los Angeles Dodgers opened camp with a surplus of starting pitching depth. However, Hyun-Jin Ryu's recovery...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Cody Bellinger Focused On Refined Approach At Plate, Not Power Swing

With Corey Seager and Julio Urias no longer considered prospects, the title for the Los Angeles Dodgers' top Minor League...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Dodgers Rumors: L.A. Discussed Potential Trade With Rangers For Jurickson Profar

Throughout much of December it appeared as though it was only a matter of time until the Los Angles Dodgers and Minnesota...
Via Dodger Blue
13 hours ago

Longtime pitching coach Adams dies at 95

Longtime Dodgers pitching guru Red Adams, who served as pitching coach for Hall of Fame managers Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda, died on Wednesday. He was 95.
Via Dodgers.com
17 hours ago

Dodgers Bullpen: The Time Could Be Now for Josh Ravin

After taking a look at one potential eighth-inning option yesterday in righty Chris Hatcher, we now move on to flamethrower Josh Ravin, who undoubtedly has all the necessary tools to make a huge impact in the Dodgers 2017 bullpen. Equipped with a rifle of an arm to accelerate the baseball into triple digits, Ravin was born in West Hills, California and was drafted by the Reds in...
Via ThinkBluePC
21 hours ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: IF/OF Enrique Hernandez

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 244 .190 .283 .324 68 7 0.2 What happened in 2016: Despite being a fan favorite with a charismatic personality and being a versatile defensive super utility player, Enrique Hernandez‘s 2016 was a disappointment offensively. Hernandez’s prior success against left-handed pitching was desperately needed by the 2016 …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers annual FanFest set for Jan. 28

A limited number of vouchers will be available for sale online on Thursday, January 19, at 1 p.m. PT for autograph sessions and VIP experiences at the Dodgers' fifth annual FanFest presented by Coca-Cola at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers Bullpen: Will Chris Hatcher Reveal Complete Potential in 2017?

As there are still a few whispers regarding possible relief additions in the forms of Joe Blanton and Greg Holland, there’s no question the Dodgers have enough bullpen firepower to find success with its existing corp. And while the most critical role could certainly be the eighth-inning bridge to closer Kenley Jansen, 32-year-old righty Chris Hatcher definitely has the tools to...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects by Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

I`d like to rest my heavy head tonight on a bed of California stars.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Chris Hatcher

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 40.2 23.8 11.6 1.77 5.53 5.21 4.46 -0.3 What happened in 2016: Chris Hatcher lost the set-up job out of the bullpen by April due to a combination of poor performance and injury. His season ended after suffering an abdominal strain in July. The right-handed reliever …
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Great power earns Bellinger top prospect status

When a young ballplayer's talent, performance and recognition earn him top prospect status, one perk is an invitation to MLB/MLBPA's Rookie Career Development Program, held earlier this month in Leesburg, Va. The program gathers future stars from each organization for a four-day seminar to learn about life in the big leagues, and this year's edition included Dodgers No. 1 prospect Cody Bellinger.
Via Dodgers.com
3 days ago

Dodgers Outfield: How Will Andre Ethier Be Utilized in 2017?

(Photo Credit: LM Otero/Associated Press) Unlike second base, the outfield is not a place that the Dodgers need to add any players. Conversely, they have too many. So where does that leave someone like Andre Ethier coming off an injury-riddled season? Ethier played in just 16 games last year for the Dodgers. That was in September, after having incurred a freak injury during Cactus...
Via ThinkBluePC
3 days ago

Report: Carl Crawford likely headed into retirement

After 15 seasons in the MLB, four All-Star apperances, one Silver Slugger Award, one Gold Glove Award, and four seasons leading the American League in stolen bases, Carl Crawford appears ready to call it quits. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Saturday quoting an unnamed Los Angeles Dodgers official, the veteran outfielder “has pretty much called it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Grandal, Wood, Avilan, Fields avoid arbitration with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Luis Avilan, Josh Fields and Alex Wood agreed Friday to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration. Grandal hit .228 last season with 72 RBI and 27 home runs, which tied for the team lead and ranked second among major league catchers. The 28-year-old switch hitter hit his stride in July when he batted...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Chargers release interesting new logo

Now that they have officially announced their move to Los Angeles, the Chargers’ second order of business was to come up with a new logo that would represent their new city. And they did just that on Thursday morning. Courtesy of the Chargers on Twitter. If that looks familiar, that’s because it is. Very similar to the Los Angeles Dodgers logo. Maybe it is just being utilized...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jansen and Turner in fold, Dodgers meet 2 winter goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner never seriously considered leaving Los Angeles, making it easier for the Dodgers to achieve their two biggest offseason priorities of re-signing the free agents. Both players expressed their shared desire to help the franchise win its first World Series title since 1988. Jansen finalized an $80 million, five...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Dodgers

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jansen, Dodgers finalize $80 million, 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenley Jansen is coming back to close games for the Los Angeles Dodgers after finalizing an $80 million, five-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday with the 29-year-old free agent right-hander, who earned his first All-Star selection last year. The contract was agreed to Dec. 12, subject to a physical. Jansen was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a career...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers ‘heavy favorite’ to acquire Brian Dozier from Twins

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still aggressively pursuing improvements, and they have one target in mind. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers are regarded as the “heavy favorite” to acquire second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, but the cost will be steep. The #Dodgers are the heavy favorite to land #Twins 2B Brian Dozier,but Twins continue...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda goes Uncle Drew on unsuspecting Japanese kids

Some things are just funny regardless of context. A few examples: birds riding dogs, dogs excitedly running over small children, really most dog gifs in general, actually. Also on the list, though: professional athletes in disguise making fools out of unwitting mortals. The peak of that genre is probably Kyrie Irving’s series of Pepsi ads as Uncle Drew, but those always feel a...
Via The Comeback
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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