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Jerry Sands entered 2011 as a top Dodgers prospect and made his major league debut on April 18th to chants of “Jerry! Jerry!”, but on June 7th, 144 plate appearances later, he played his last game in a Dodgers uniform until he was recalled as part of the expanded rosters in September. Over those 144 plate appearances that spanned from April to June, Sands was underwhelming to say the least, as he put up a .200/.294/.328/.622 line while playing primarily in left and right field.
His dismal start dulled fan expectations a bit for his September recall, but when he did return on September 8th, Sands was a different player, or at least he performed like it. In 83 plate appearances, he put up a huge line of .342/.415/.493/.908, giving Dodgers fans an immense amount of hope for his 2012 season.
But what was the cause for the sudden change in performance?
The most popular explanation among both fans and the media revolves around Sands making adjustments to his swing, and Sands e...
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The end could be coming, but if true, it could be a ways away. According to Bill Shaikin (via Twitter), Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball discussed a settlement by which McCourt would sell the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Shaikin, the way the deal would be structured, “if Selig agrees to a settlement, McCourt agrees to sell. Terms might be...
Setting the stage for what could be Frank McCourt’s last stand to retain the Los Angeles Dodgers next week, MLB informed Judge Kevin Gross that the owner of the club “looted” $189.16 million from the club. A statement by the Dodgers said that the “inflammatory allegations are not supported by the evidence” and that they “look forward to the opportunity to show the truth...
According to an article by ESPN.com's news service, Major League Baseball claims in a court filing that Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt took nearly $190 million.
MLB said that McCourt took $189.16 million from the club broken down as follows:
– $73 million in parking lot revenue
– $61.16 million to pay personal debts
– $55 million for personal distributions
Frank McCourt((ht: latimes.com))And by "Looted", they meant he took hundreds of millions of dollars out of the team.Major League Baseball says as a part of their ongoing court battle with Dodgers owner Frank McCourt that he took over $189 million out of the team to use for personal issues.They also claim he's broken at least 10 Major League Baseball rules while owning...
From a Dodgers press release this morning:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers are lowering pricing and adding new benefits for season ticket holders in the Field, Loge, Club, Reserve, Left Field Pavilion, Right Field Pavilion and Top Deck sections of the stadium for the 2012 season.
Dodger season tickets remain one of the best values in Los Angeles and all of sports. Lower...
Well, when you pass go, you get some money. When you pass $20 for parking, it goes into Dodgers Owner Frank McCourts' pocket. The $70+ million was among $190 million that the MLB is accusing McCourt of taking from the team.Money to fund his personal finances and distributions, according to the Los Angeles Times. MLB contends that in the process, the owner has alienated the...
After a season filled with bankruptcy filings and declining attendance, the Los Angeles Dodgers will lower their ticket prices on nearly all of their seats for next year.
96% of their seats, to be exact.
The Dodgers will also offer more than 35,000 seats — at the 56,000 seat Dodger stadium — at a price point at or below $20, on a season ticket basis.
“A lot of factors got us...
The trial will have to wait until Nov. 29 through Dec 2, meaning it's almost guaranteed Frank will be in charge through the winter ownership meetings. (I'm trying to imagine how unpleasant that will be for Frank.) Supposedly this won't mean the Dodgers can't offer market value contracts to Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols, but that's just fantasy at this point...
Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo had to back out of the goodwill series to his native Taiwan because of elbow soreness, the Dodgers confirmed Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - Major League Baseball has filed documents in a Delaware bankruptcy court saying Dodgers owner Frank...
Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo, an All-Star in 2010 but plagued by anxiety disorder in 2011, will undergo a fifth operation on his left elbow on Friday. It is estimated that he will be able to resume throwing in six to eight weeks.
Season ticket holders on Tuesday were given an official voice in the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy case, winning two seats on the team's creditors committee.
"The sty's the limit with Matt Kemp!"
Thanks to Fred's Brim for the link to this article about fantasy baseball: Modest Farmer, Managing Mogul (NY Times)
Thanks to Steve K. for the link to this behind-the-scenes look at the Astros unloading Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn. Anatomy of a Baseball Trade (Businessweek)
photo by Rajah Bose/New York Times