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Baseball Prospectus: Matt Kemp has struggled to start the year, but his poor Spring Training probably has little to do with it.
His career line in 561 plate appearances? .252/.291/.448/.739.
True Blue LA: The Opening Day payroll for the Dodgers is over $240 million.
Baseball America: Draft bonus pools for the 2013 MLB Draft will rise 8.2 percent from last year. The Dodgers have $5,211,700 to spend on their 10 picks within the bonus pool range.
True Blue LA: Here’s all the changes to Dodger Stadium that you’ve been hearing about.
Albuquerque Isotopes: Albuquerque Isotopes Opening Day roster.
True Blue LA: Chattanooga Lookouts Opening Day roster.
True Blue LA: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Opening Day roster.
Great Lakes Loons: Great Lakes Loons Opening Day roster.
Baseball America: Tomohiro Anraku, potentially the next big thing in Japan, threw 772 pitches in nine days at Koshien.
I guess it’s sad that I’m not even shocked by this. The practice has been going on forever now and there have probably been countless arms ruined far before they even get to Koshien.
Yahoo! Sports: Story on Tomohiro Anraku, Koshien, and the Japanese mentality towards pitch counts.
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The franchise has been sold, the stadium renovated, the roster overhauled, the payroll boosted to more than $200 million.
But one truth of the Dodgers' universe remains unchanged: They need Matt Kemp.
And because they don't have him yet - at least, not the Kemp of 2011 - the Dodgers lost their season-opening series to the defending world champion Giants.
That alone is...
Many around the league believe Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw could be the next high-profile player in line for a lucrative contract extension. However, as of yesterday, a deal between the Dodgers and their young ace "didn't appear imminent," according to Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times.
In what was probably the most anticipated debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers since Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke made his first appearance at Blue Heaven on Earth Friday night.
And he did not disappoint, leading the Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gave up just two hits in six-and-one-third innings.
He retired the first five batters he faced before...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight shutout win over the Pirates. Kershaw (2-0) walked one and retired 17 consecutive batters after giving up...
Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on
opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts
in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers
beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight
shutout win over the Pirates., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/kershaw-turns-in-second-solid-start
Yasiel Puig makes his much anticipated debut, along with Zach Lee, Joc Pederson and Matt Magill.
The Dodgers have traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash.
General manager Ned Colletti says Saturday's deal gives the Dodgers another backup at catcher behind starter A.J. Ellis.
Hernandez has a career average of .264 with 166 home runs, 751 RBI and 1,335 hits during his 14-year career with Oakland, San Diego...
Today marked the 2013 debuts of some notable pitchers, including Chris Withrow, Chris Reed, Garrett Gould and Jharel Cotton. Oh, and some guy called Puig homered.
Baseball fans were wondering what Los Angeles Dodgers left hand pitcher Clayton Kershaw would do for an encore, after pitching a complete game, four hit shutout on opening day while chipping in at the plate with a home run (does listening to Vin Scully on any call ever get old). While not quite as impressive, Kershaw followed it up today with a 7 inning performance only allowing...
In a bit of surprising news from Saturday morning, the Dodgers have acquired catcher Ramon Hernandez from the Rockies.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted the Dodgers traded Aaron Harang and cash to acquire Hernandez.
Hernandez was designated for assignment last week by Colorado, so the team could only trade or release him, as he wouldn't accept an assignment to Triple-A...
Pirates (1-3) at Dodgers (2-2)
9:10 PM–Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
The Bucs will look to right the ship tonight out in Los Angeles, but the timing couldn’t be much worse for a matchup against the best pitcher in the NL. The many struggles on offense have been well chronicled so far, but here’s a quick summary:
OK, official offensive slashes: 127/.195...
For a player who has dealt with anxiety issues, Zack Greinke is facing what may be one of the most high-pressure days of his career.
It's his first meaningful game since signing one of the richest pitching contracts in history, and his first with one of baseball's most storied franchises. Plus, Greinke is trying to show his new home fans that a recent elbow issue is no longer...
FanGraphs prospect analyst and proprietor of ROTOscouting Mike Newman is the guest on this edition of the podcast. Discussed: Dodgers prospects Zach Lee and Yasiel Puig and other members of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. Also discussed: players who’ve made their major-league debuts so far — like Jackie Bradley (for example) and Jedd Gyorko (for other example)...