Found January 06, 2012 on i70baseball:
With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty seven men on the ballot this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements.  You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2012 menu at the top of the page. Tune in Saturday, January 7, 2012 as I-70 Baseball Radio will host a panel of writers discussing the Hall Of Fame Ballot in a 2-hour special. In this article, we take a look at Bill Mueller Bill Mueller The St. Louis native spent his 11 year career playing for four different franchises.  His debut would come wearing the Giants uniform in 1996 and he would put the finishing touches on his career in 2006 as a member of their division rival Los Angeles Dodgers.  This is his first year on the ballot. Year Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO...

Dodgers sign Mike MacDougal to one-year deal

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. MacDougal, 34, was a key member of the Dodgers bullpen last season, ranking second on the team with 57.0 innings pitched as a reliever and a career-high 69 appearances...

Dodgers re-sign reliever Mike MacDougal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed reliever Mike MacDougal to a $1 million, one-year contract with a club option for 2013. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 2.05 ERA with a 3-1 record and one save in his first year with the Dodgers last season. He was second on the team with 57.0 innings pitched while making a career-high 69 appearances. He limited opposing hitters to a .157...

My Chad Billingsley PC

I'm an unabashed Chad Billingsley fan. I had some time and finally decided to scan the autos and relics of Bills I have in my collection, as well as a pair of rookies.The first of my rookie autographs, and I'd love to one day put together this rainbow.The final of my Bills' rookie autos, and I was stoked to land all three for good deals. The fact that two of these rookie...

Joe Torre quits MLB to pursue Los Angeles Dodgers ownership

Joe Torre resigned Wednesday as Major League Baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations to join a group trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Some Dodger Randomness For You All

Mike Axisa over at MLBTR has a nice article about yesterdays news about Colletti having yet to discuss long-term deals with 2011 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, and Andre Ethier. The Dodgers signed third baseman Josh Fields to a minor league contract. Fields is a former first round pick. He was taken 18th overall in the 2004 draft by the Chicago White Sox. He has pretty much...

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal To 1 Year/$1 Million Contract + Analysis

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 on a one-year deal worth $650,000. The team has an option for 2013 worth $2.35 million with a buyout of $350,000, meaning he’s guaranteed a cool million dollars. — To begin, let me say that I actually like the deal for reasons you’ll read...

Arizona League Dodgers 2011 Season Review: Hitters

Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers ===== There’s no Arizona League picture of suitable size, so you’re stuck with what’s actually a better alternative. Anyway, today I continue my off-season recap of the minor league affiliates, moving on to the hitters of the Arizona League Dodgers after the...

Dodgers re-sign Mike MacDougal to 1-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed right-handed pitcher Mike MacDougal to a one-year deal for $1 million with a 2013 option, Ken Gurnick of reports. The soon-to-be 35-year-old returns to Los Angeles for another campaign.  He signed with the Dodgers last year to a $500,000 Minor League deal. Image by terren in Virginia under the Creative Commons License.

Joe Torre Is Pursuing Ownership of the Dodgers, But Will It Matter?

It was big news earlier this week when Joe Torre announced he had resigned his position with the MLB league office so that he could formally pursue an ownership bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This should be great news for Dodger fans.  Joe Torre would bring an instant sense of trust and credibility that the Dodgers have lacked since soon-to-be ex-owner Fred McCourt first got...

Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal

The Dodgers announce that they signed right-hander Mike MacDougal to one-year deal that includes a club option for 2013. The contract is worth $1MM, according to's Ken Gurnick. Hendricks Sports represents the 34-year-old right-hander. MacDougal spent the 2011 season with the Dodgers and posted a 2.05 ERA with 6.5 K/9, 4.5 BB/9 and a 60.9% ground ball rate in 57 innings...

Dodgers re-sign MacDougal to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed a key member of the bullpen in reliever Mike MacDougal on Thursday.

Dodgers keep reliever MacDougal on one-year contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed reliever Mike MacDougal to a $1 million, one-year contract with a club option for 2013.

MacDougal on verge of signing one-year deal

The Dodgers are close to re-signing right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal, who would round out their bullpen, to a one-year, $1 million contract.

How to Fix the Dodgers

All-around baseball good guy Joe Torre is stepping down from his MLB front office position to pursue his interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers. While this is bad news (I think) for those of us who hoped he might take over for King Bud once the reign of terror is over at the end of the year, I have to think that a group headed by Torre is probably a great way to save this...
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