Found August 13, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers on Tuesday completed their acquisition of Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran.
You read that correctly. Just when it seemed the "old" Ned Colletti was gone, he sprouts up again.
Sulbaran, 19, was signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2011. He was one of the Loons' most consistent pitchers this season. In 92 2/3 innings, Sulbaran had some impressive numbers:
He compares favorably to Julio Urias -- physically. That's pretty much where the comparison stops. He's 5'10, 185 pounds, but doesn't have the velocity and command of multiple pitches the now-17-year-old does.
Look, I understand Sulbaran is probably nothing more than a reliever in the majors -- if he even gets there -- but the fact the Dodgers traded him for one of the worst hitters in MLB history is mind-boggling.
Seriously, Butera has the third-worst OPS...
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Nick Punto gave Danny DeVito a small-sized Dodgers jersey with his name and No.7 on the back before Monday's game against the Mets. So what does The Shredder do — he goes out and hits his fifth home run of the season to help lead his team to a 4-2 victory over the visitors. After his eighth-inning solo shot, Punto walked over to high-five his biggest fan next to the dugout...
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Manager Don Mattingly said there were "no issues" with Ramirez's right shoulder, which he injured chasing...
Actor Danny DeVito was at the Dodgers-Mets game Monday night, and for whatever reason, he was wearing a Nick Punto jersey. That set the stage for what has to be one of the more memorable embraces of Punto’s career.
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The final hurdle in Matt Kemp's recovery is still proving his can run on his sprained ankle. He took a big step toward that goal yesterday as he shagged fly balls in the outfield before yesterday's game. Kemp has been taking batting practice, and he did so again yesterday. He is clearly progressing, and should be nearing a return from the DL.
According to Ken Gurnick...
Hanley Ramirez has not been cleared by the Dodgers medical staff to play in a full game. While Ramirez was available to pinch-hit on Monday they appear to be waiting until Friday to play a full game.
Ramirez injured his throwing shoulder chasing a popup into the stands in an Aug. 4 game against the Chicago Cubs. The Dodgers want to make sure Ramirez is fully healthy before they place...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puig's sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins aren't often thought of as a home run hitting team. But on Tuesday, they set a major league home run record.
Outfielder Josh Willingham's solo home run to the second deck in left field Tuesday extended Minnesota's streak of 23 consecutive runs scored solely via home runs. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is now the longest...
Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puig's sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn Superbas had 38 wins...
The Dodgers had just toyed with the Tampa Bay Rays in front of a sellout crowd and a national television audience. The Dodgers rarely lose anymore and so a television reporter asked Adrian Gonzalez if they felt unbeatable.
"Definitely not unbeatable" he said.
Not really a preferred sound bite not when Gonzalez stopped after three words. So the reporter tried again asking...
Home runs have powered the Minnesota Twins' recent surge.
Superb pitching, however, is the main reason they're on the verge of their longest home winning streak in 14 months.
That successful combination may be on display again Tuesday night as the Twins go for another victory over the struggling Cleveland Indians.
Minnesota (53-63) has won four of five games thanks to the...
After pitching into the ninth inning in his major league debut last Tuesday lefthander Andrew Albers set quite a standard for himself as he approached his second start.
“If he goes out and tries to duplicate what he did before” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said before the game “he’ll get in trouble.”
Albers didn’t duplicate. He added on.
The lefthander shut down Cleveland...
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Carroll was effective, retiring the Royals in order.
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The Minnesota Twins have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on revocable waivers, according to MLB Network's Peter Gammons. A lot of players get placed on waivers, but Morneau may draw the attention of a few teams. Here are some of the teams who could show interest in the 32-year old Morneau:
The Pirates had shown interest in trading for Morneau before...