Found January 13, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Under normal circumstances, Don Mattingly probably would have been dismissed after the 2012 season. The new ownership group came in and would presumably like to hire its own management.
However, General Manager Ned Colletti was signed to a long-term extension, paving the way for Mattingly to stick around.
Mattingly is entering his third season as the Dodgers' manager and, no matter how much upper management and ownership like him, it's a make-or-break season for him.
Mattingly owns a 168-155 (.520 winning percentage) record in his first two seasons -- both of which ended without a playoff berth. With the insane amount of money ownership is committing not just to payroll, but to the stadium itself, it expects to win.
The Dodgers may not have the best 25-man roster in the game, but it is infinitely better than it was just one year ago. The additions of Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Zack Greinke have made this team instant contenders. With that added press...
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The Dodgers have signed Dominican outfielder Ariel Sandoval for $150,000, according to Baseball America‘s Ben Badler.
The scouting report on Sandoval is promising:
Sandoval is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and impressed the Dodgers with his potential to hit for both average and power from the right side of the plate. He’s an above-average runner who should begin his career in center field...
The Dodgers are reportedly considering moving Dee Gordon to the outfield, something that makes little sense.
Shortstop is the least-important offensive position in the game. Gordon's offense is substandard and would only be worse (presumably) as a center fielder.
Gordon's career .260/.299/315 line leaves plenty to be desired. If he could get on base even 32 or 33...
Adrian Gonzalez – “I bleed Dodger blue”
Even while in San Diego, it always seemed like Adrian Gonzalez would not be happy. Small market, big park, no national love. One of the greatest hitters in Padres history always seemed as though he was just playing his days out in San Diego. Loved by the fan base and the Mexican community, a combination of his desire to pursue...
It's time to take a look back at my 2012 Collecting Goals and see how I did.Goal 1: Focus primarily on my Kemp, Kershaw, Martin, Getzlaf, Rosen, and Campanella collections. I'm particularly interested in picking up rarer cards of Matt, Clayton, and Russ, as well as filling in simple base needs through trades. I'd also love to further bulk up my Getzlaf PC and add a printing...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been looking into the possibility
of signing right-handed reliever Rafael Soriano, according to Buster Olney of
Dodgers have been looking into possibility of signing Rafael Soriano, but it's probably still a longshot - say, 20 percent chance.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 14, 2013
Olney adds that it’s still a...
Just one for me in the Matt Kemp department. Way back in 2010 I pulled this beaut from my first box of Allen & Ginter.It's still one of my favorite cards. So, I ask you, how many hits of your favorite player have you personally pulled?