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The Los Angeles Dodgers just demonstrated their complete commitment to move up the NL West food chain and fight for a spot in the 2013 playoffs.
And to get it done, they got to climb over the backs of the rival San Francisco Giants.
On July 6th the Florida Marlins traded veteran starter Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers for three mid-level minor league pitchers and a used rosin bag.
Los Angeles will also pay the Marlins the approximately $5 million left on the $26.6 million three year deal Nolasco got from the Marlins in 2011.
In getting Nolasco the Dodgers added a critical piece to their injury-shredded starting rotation as their 2013 Resurrection Tour continues up and down the National League West.
Don't get me wrong. Ricky Nolasco is not Justin Verlander (or even Yovani Gallardo), but the Dodgers needed starting pitching help and Nolasco was the best available. But no matter how well Nolasco ends up performing the rest of the season the Dodgers gave their fanb...
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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the San Francisco Giants did make an offer for Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco. Frisaro says the Giants offered two pitching prospects, but the Giants also wanted the Marlins to eat a chunk of what’s left on Nolasco’s contract. The Marlins decided to bite on the Dodgers offer, so now Giants...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco has been trade bait for pretty much this entire season for the fish. He has a 5-8 record in 18 starts this season while on a bad Marlins team, while maintaining a 3.85 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.22.
The deal was announced Saturday night where in return the Marlins received minor league...
The Los Angeles Dodgers debut for Ricky Nolasco couldn’t have gone better as he limited the Arizona Diamondbacks to just one run over seven innings. For the Dodgers it was the second straight night with a 6-1 victory.
The win brings the Dodgers to within 2.5 games of the first place Diamondbacks and is the first time since April 30th that the Dodgers have come so close to first...
Ricky Nolasco is finally coming home.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the right-hander and Southern California native from the Miami Marlins on Saturday in exchange for three minor league pitchers.
The Dodgers sent Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez to Miami in the deal. Los Angeles also received international signing bonus slot No. 96, which is valued at $197,000.
Following weeks of uncertainty, Ricky Nolasco was sent to the surging Dodgers over the weekend. He appears more than pleased with how everything played out.
Nolasco will try to come out strong in his Dodgers debut Tuesday night opposite Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy, who played a big role in last month's brawl between the two clubs.
After several teams showed interest in...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a trade on Saturday night with the Miami Marlins that will net them starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The trade had been rumored for the last week with a couple other teams involved but the Dodgers were always seen as the favorite since Nolasco grew up in Southern California.
Nolasco is a career 81-72 with a 4.44 ERA including a 5-8, 3.85 ERA...
Ricky Nolasco looked right at home in Dodger blue.
The right-hander made a sparkling debut for surging Los Angeles on Tuesday night, limiting Arizona to four hits in seven innings in a 6-1 victory, the Dodgers' 14th win in 17 games.
"I was pretty pumped up," Nolasco said. "I haven't been that locked in in a long time. It worked out great. I was able to make...
Last night the San Francisco Giants played their most recent "worse game of the 2013 season"-- this time a 16 inning 4-3 loss to the New York Mets.
Next time I get my hands on enough prescription anti-depressants I'll make myself publish a list of the top 20 nastiest Giant games of the first half of the 2013 season.
Anyway, I was watching episodes of "Shameless...
The Dodgers announced that they have acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins.
The Dodgers have acquired Ricky Nolasco (5-8, 3.85 ERA) from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three minor league pitchers (Image source: http://thesuicidesqueeze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ricky+Nolasco+Florida+Marlins+Photo+Day+Yr_NE_ONAwMl4.jpg)
The Dodgers acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins yesterday for minor league pitchers Steven Ames, Josh Wall, and Angel...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night for its 14th victory in 17 games.
Nolasco (6-8), acquired Saturday in a trade with the Miami Marlins, also doubled and singled, driving in a run and scoring another.
Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs for Los Angeles...
Ricky Nolasco threw seven innings of one-run ball, got two hits, drove in a run and scored a run in his Dodger debut. (Image source: Los Angeles Times at http://www.trbimg.com/img-51dce772/turbine/la-sp-ricky-nolasco-carl-crawford-20130709/600)
Ricky Nolasco was even better than advertised, winning his first game in a Dodger uniform and even helping out his own cause in the process...
Major League Baseball’s attempts to narrow the gap between franchises has resulted in an incentive system. While other leagues have salary caps and floors, Major League Baseball has instituted a system of luxury taxes (to bring down the highest payrolls) and revenue sharing (to bring up the lowest ones). As I noted in a piece for ESPN The Magazine this spring, the system has...