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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 Los Angeles Dodgers are lowering pricing for 96 percent of the seats owned by season-ticket holders in 2012.
The team said Monday it will add new benefits for season-ticket holders in seven different sections of the stadium. It says more than 35,000 seats will be available for $20 or less per game for season-ticket holders.
The team, beset by financial problems and a bitter...
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...
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...
The one-month postponement of the bankruptcy trial will allow McCourt and Major League Baseball to explore a possible settlement in which he sells the team, several people familiar with situation say.The Dodgers' bankruptcy trial has been postponed for one month so Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball can explore a possible settlement under which McCourt would...
The Dodgers bankruptcy trial has been delayed, tweets Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times. The trial initially had been scheduled for October 31st through November 4th, but for unknown reasons it has been moved to November 29th through December 2nd. Baseball's Winter Meetings take place from December 5-8, so as Shaikin notes, there's no way current owner Frank McCourt could...
Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo, who has a long history of arm issues, has been scratched from an upcoming five-game exhibition series in his native Taiwan after experiencing discomfort in his left elbow on Monday.
Maybe a ''For Sale'' sign should be erected outside Dodger Stadium.
Team, ballpark, land and television rights available. Price: $1 billion and up.
The process of finding a new owner for the Los Angeles Dodgers began early Wednesday when current boss Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball released a joint statement saying they had agreed to a court-supervised sale...
Major League Baseball claims that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took nearly $190 million from the team in what a court filing termed "looting."
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.
Major League Baseball accused Frank McCourt of looting the Dodgers of $190 million.
In filings in a Delaware court, MLB said McCourt took $189.16 from the club — $73 million in parking lot revenue through a separate company, $61.16 to pay personal debts, and $55 million for personal distributions, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing documents.
“The Dodgers are in bankruptcy...
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.
As the bankrupcty case moves forward, a slew of court filings on Monday show that beating victim Bryan Stow will be central to the arguments and outcome in court.For the first time, Major League Baseball put a specific number on the amount it alleges Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took out of the team -- $189.16 million -- and described the distributions as "looting."
The Dodgers announce that some ticket prices will be reduced by as much as 60%. The Dodgers sold 2.9 million tickets last season, ranking 11th in the major leagues.In the wake of a season in which the Dodgers played to a half-empty stadium, the team announced Monday that the price of almost every season ticket would be reduced next season, some by as much as 60%.
"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