Found January 03, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers have invited 13 prospects to their annual Winter Development Program, which begins next week at Camelback Ranch.
The camp is usually held at Dodger Stadium, but as Ken Gurnick wrote, the stadium is undergoing major renovations, making it unavailable for use.
Position players (5)
Last year's camp included players such as Rubby De La Rosa, Gorman Erickson, Alfredo Silverio, Shawn Tolleson and Allen Webster -- just to name a few.
This year's list is even more impressive. Aside from Wallach and the recently signed Moore (former member of the Angels' farm system), I couldn't be happier with those the Dodgers invited. Wallach and Withrow have attended three development programs prior to this, so they're seasoned veterans in tha...
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Despite all the denials, Andre Ethier‘s name continues to come up in trade rumors, and given what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s just noise. The latest has him heading to the Mariners, and it’s via ESPN‘s Jason Churchill (1, 2, 3).
Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it’s Ethier. Multiple players involved.
@nbynwms very possible...
Well, well, well, apparently Andre Ethier isn't as unavailable as previously expected. The Dodgers, despite reports from some in the national media, have been talking to other teams about the outfielder -- specifically, the Seattle Mariners.
Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider and ESPN tweeted the news on New Year's Eve.
"Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade...
Josh Beckett has endured a lot of bad press over the last two years, and he’s to blame for pretty much all of it. The good news for bargain-hunting fantasy managers is that all the talk about his bad attitude, poor conditioning, and general selfishness might do wonders for his average draft position. According to Mock Draft Central that hasn’t been the case so far, but I find...
The Los Angeles Dodgers, continuing to bolster their bullpen, are on the verge of announcing a deal with free-agent left-hander J.P. Howell, major-league sources say.
The contract will be for one year and $2.75 million, according to a source, who confirmed a report by the Los Angeles Times, which first said that Howell and the Dodgers were closing in on an agreement.
The Dodgers are moving towards signing left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to people with knowledge of the situation. If finalized, the deal is expected to be worth 2.75 million.
The Dodgers bullpen is short on left-handers. Scott Elbert is their only established left-hander and he is coming off elbow surgery. Their only other left-handed relief option...
Adam Kennedy, who spent much of his career playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/Anaheim Angels, is all but retired from Major League Baseball. Kennedy has not announced his retirement, but he is moving on with his life and focusing on teaching baseball.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Kennedy is set to open a baseball academy in the Anaheim...
The Dodgers add another arm to the pen with the Howell signing.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.
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The Dodgers have agreed to sign J.P. Howell on a one-year deal worth $2.75 million, with performance bonuses that can take that higher.
J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers. A left-hander for a very deep bullpen.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 5, 2013
Howell gets a one-year deal with LAD, for just under $3 million in base salary, and performance bonuses.
After a collection of Redlegs Review writers voiced their opinion on the matter, and cast their vote, RR is prepared to endorse both Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Both men have an outstanding resume and are deserving of the honor.
Here is how the vote turned out:
Redlegs Review Balloting
Mike Piazza (77%)
The Dodgers agreed to a one-year $2.75MM deal with left-hander J.P. Howell. There are some incentive in the deal according to Buster Olney. Not sure of the total value yet, but I am always down for extra motivation.
Howell, 29, missed the end of the 2009 season, all of the 2010 season, and part of the 2011 season as well. Howell is a bit of an injury risk, he’s got a wild card...