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The trade of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee to the Los Angeles Dodgers could mean some big things for the Dodgers going into the 2013 season. He is one of the best pitchers in the game behind the plate and can add some needed fire power to a team that is in dire need of some revamps. While Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr states he has no intention of trading the pitcher, this very well could become a reality throughout the course of the next few months.
It has already been known by the league that Dodgers are looking to acquire Lee because of their move to get him in early August when the Phillies put him on the waiver wire list. The trade did not go through, but it was made clear to the rest of the league that the Dodgers were on the hunt for new talent. Adding him to the team could give them the boost to make the Dodgers a great MLB pick going into the 2013 season. He provides the fire power to keep them a viable option to not only get into the p...
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Before the 2012 season, Ruben Amaro, Jr. signed Laynce Nix to fill the team’s need for a left-handed bat off the bench in the same vein as Ross Gload and Greg Dobbs before him. The deal was relatively cheap and also provided the roster with a player who had a superfluous “y” in their name, something the team was lacking after Jayson Werth skipped town in 2010 and left the Phillies...
The free-agent plans addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies may help Jonathan Papelbon first. That stated, some options have picked up by the involved organizations and others have been declined, including two from former Phils. Who has been become unavailable and who can now be had?
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In his introductory press conference with the Dodgers, Carl Crawford expressed regret for waiting to undergo Tommy John surgery.
As a member of the Red Sox, the left fielder attempted to play through the elbow pain. After playing in 31 games in July and August, he opted to shut his season down for the procedure before getting shipped to Los Angeles.
Despite the fact that Crawford...
The Philadelphia Phillies may have only finished third in the NL East with an 81-81 record last season, but that’s not stopping Jimmy Rollins from saying that the division still belongs to his club. Rollins, who is no stranger to expressing confidence in his club, doesn’t care that the Washington Nationals were the class of the division last season. “It still runs through Philly...
My offseason plan looks different than Pat’s and Eric’s. They each outlined under-the-radar solutions to the Phillies’ problems, moves that could make the team younger and not put the Phils over the luxury tax.
Despite his deficiencies, B.J. Upton is worth a five-year deal for the Phillies.
I took a different approach. The Phillies need to improve, and I’m more concerned...
Erik Kratz takes a hit from Chipper Jones (Photo: AP)
As John Mayberry Jr. raced toward the infield, a blooper dropped into shallow center field. He immediately fired the baseball home while Chipper Jones rounded third. The throw was a little up the line, but Erik Kratz was able to make one of the top defensive plays of the year. As soon as the ball hit the glove, Jones collided...
Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Gorman Erickson talks about his experience at the Arizona Fall League, the Southern League, and more, in this one-on-one interview.
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Giancarlo Stanton is pissed off. And why wouldn't he? A rising star that was part of the new Miami Marlins, he finds himself surrounded by a bunch of rookies. This is a demoralizing blow to the budding superstar. But, by making the major league minimum on a frugal Marlins team, Stanton is not slated to go anywhere. But - maybe...
Phils hurler Tyler Cloyd is one of many players that rely on superstitions
Baseball players are known for being some of the quirkiest of all athletes and, as such, they typically seem to be the most superstitious.
Many people feel that superstitions and sports go hand in hand. The habits and things players believe can bring good luck or serve up bad luck are embedded deeply in the...
This former Phucco (Phillies + Bucco) obviously valued his religion, as his signature was also accompanied by a Bible verse.Romans 10:9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Go ahead, and name that saint Phillie...
Flush with cash after the team's sale this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are busy spending it on starting pitching.
The team introduced left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin (Ree-YOO He-YUN jin) of South Korea on Monday, making him the first player ever to go directly from the Korean league to the major leagues.
And he was just the setup man.
The Dodgers finalized a $147 million, six-year...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Ryu Hyun-Jin grew up in South Korea dreaming of playing in his country's professional baseball league. Once he achieved that, he developed a new goal -- to pitch in the United States for a major league team.
Ryu's dream got closer to reality last week when the Los Angeles Dodgers submitted the highest bid for the right to negotiate with the...
Those dastardly Taiwanese animators are at it again. In their crosshairs, The Florida Miami Marlins (and former Montreal Expos) owner Jeffery Loria. In the high quality animation, Loria is shown to be a dastardly devil out of the Snively Whiplash mold, and is labeled to be worse that Frank McCourt. What more, Loria is shown giving the Expos [...]
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A year after winning an undeserved award, Clayton Kershaw loses the Cy Young that should have been his.