Found March 05, 2013 on
Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers` season with Jay Jaffe, and Pete talks to MLB.com Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick (at 15:21).
BEST OF MAXIM
Everyone keeps (rightfully) saying he won't begin the 2013 season on the Dodgers' 25-man roster, but Yasiel Puig is trying his damnedest to earn a spot.
He basically murdered a baseball in Sunday's game against the Indians. Here's the video.
Marc Hulet of FanGraphs pointed out something on Saturday while watching Puig. It's an astute observation. Something...
Zack Greinke missed a bullpen session on Sunday due to forearm tightness.
Greinke had “a little forearm tightness and thought it best to give it a day to let it rest,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “It’s nothing to be alarmed about. He’s had it before and he’s still expected to make his next start [Wednesday].”
Fortunately, it’s not anything to be concerned...
When I think of batting average, guys like Wade Boggs, Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn come to mind. When I think of a keen eye at the plate, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. When talking about the hit tool, these players encompass the best of both worlds.
Many players make it to the majors based on the strength of their hit tool, even if defense isn't their specialty...
The slider is associated with power. Most times, it's a power pitch thrown by a power pitcher. There are few exceptions to this rule.
Clayton Kershaw came up as a fastball-curveball-changeup pitcher. Some, in the back of their mind, wondered if the three-pitch repertoire would work. Well, Kershaw added a slider to his arsenal, and he took off.
Not surprisingly, pitchers...
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Arguing for patience and perspective regarding Yasiel Puig.
I know he looks awful impressive, and I’ve liked what I’ve seen as well, but I really do believe people are getting way ahead of themselves.
Baseball Prospectus: The Dodgers might have a platoon partner for Andre Ethier internally in Jerry Hairston Jr.
Eye On Baseball: Fox Sports...
Baseball fans love to talk about clutch plays and clutch players, and Dodgers fans are no exception, but like with a pitcher’s best and worst pitches, there tends to be a lack of evidence presented. As such, I decided to find some basis for clutch plays and clutch players, courtesy of the WPA and Clutch statistics.
Most sabermetric statistics are context neutral — they do...
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ted Lilly's return from shoulder surgery hit a bump in the road Tuesday when he was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League appearance against the San Diego Padres.
The left-hander's 2012 season ended May 23 after eight starts in which he went 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA. He pitched once this spring, going two innings against the Angels, allowing just a run on...
If you hadn’t seen it yet, then … that happened.
Then Mike Petriello tweeted out this:
“I don’t always give up homers, but when i do, they travel really, really goddamn far.” — @mattygrrr
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) March 5, 2013
And I think he’s on to something.
PADRES 7, DODGERS 3
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made no excuses for his third straight subpar outing.
Kershaw gave up four runs on seven hits, a walk and hit a batsman in three-plus innings of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 7-3 loss Tuesday to the San Diego Padres.
"It doesn't matter that it's spring. I focus on results," Kershaw said...
Yesterday we heard that the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers had scouts in attendance for Aaron Harang’s start at Camelback Ranch. Harang put forth three scoreless innings, throwing an additional 16 pitches on the side. Great timing to put up a good performance, for the Dodgers that is. I don’t know what Harang’s trade value is at the moment, but I would venture to guess...
Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs and seven hits in three-plus innings, his third straight sub-par outing of the spring, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 7-3 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Kershaw has given up nine runs on 17 hits in eight innings.
Dodgers reliever Shawn Tolleson appeared to injure his right leg in the eighth inning and was immediately removed from the game...
Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez and the Dominican Republic put on a relentless offensive display in their first exhibition game ahead of the World Baseball Classic, amassing 28 hits in a 15-2 romp over Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Reyes led off the game with a single and the Dominican Republic team never let up, roughing up Hamels for 12 hits and eight runs in 2 2-3 innings...