Found June 25, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
In a move that was expected in a month or two, the Dodgers today promoted top prospect Zach Lee to the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. Lee, 20, was the subject of a post I penned 10 days ago in which I pointed out he was having a great season even if some of his numbers looked a little below-average. Lee is the second first-round pitcher to be promoted to Double-A this season, as Chris Reed was promoted in early June. The Dodgers have rarely been afraid to be aggressive with their pitching prospects, so this isn't much of a surprise. However, the fact that Lee is 20 and will pitch in Double-A is sure to raise some eyebrows. Chad Billingsley, Scott Elbert, Clayton Kershaw and Greg Miller all pitched in Double-A at age 20. Edwin Jackson one-upped the four of them by pitching with the Jacksonville Suns (the Dodgers' affiliate at the time) at age 19. Aside from Miller, all the other pitchers have made it to the majors and had success (some m...

Dodgers showcasing Zach Lee for potential trade?

Ken Gurnick seems to think so. "Lee's promotion has a dual purpose. Not only will it tell the Dodgers how close Lee is to reaching the Major Leagues, it will showcase him against better competition for clubs that will want him in a trade.Despite the investment the Dodgers have made to sign Lee away from a quarterback job with LSU, the right-hander could become the centerpiece...

Dodgers Rumors Is Back On Facebook

Do you bleed Dodger blue? Want all the latest Dodgers rumors and news? Already on Facebook? Dodgers Rumors has you covered. You can once again follow Dodgers Rumors on Facebook. So I gotta say I was a bit annoyed with the latest update by Facebook. For those of you who are not aware, if you "liked" Dodgers Rumors, you would get a post on your Facebook every time a...

Weird: Porn Star Jessica Lynn Wants To “Crush” Dodgers P Chris Capuano

Porn star Jessica Lynn didn’t come out and tweet, “I want to have sex with Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano,” but it was pretty close according to emailer Colby T. who sent us an urgent email last night. “What does having an all star level season get Chris Capuano? Porn stars, of course,” Colby wrote. Wait, wait, wait just a minute. How the hell does a porn star randomly...

Kemp won't choose Harper for Derby

As captain of the National League's Home Run Derby team, Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has said he will not invite Nationals phenom Bryce Harper to take part in the festivities.

Matt Kemp all but ruled out of All-Star game

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out injured slugger Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star game in Kansas City. General manager Ned Colletti calls it a "long shot" for Kemp to play, with the outfielder still recovering from a strained left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list for a second time this season May 31. The 2011 NL...

Kemp cleared for Home Run Derby; return still in doubt

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in desperate need of offense. They averaging just 3.52 runs per game in June and might not get superstar Matt Kemp back until after the All-Star break. Manager Don Mattingly said on Monday that Kemp, who has been out since May 31 with a left hamstring strain, has been cleared to participate in the Home Run Derby but won't play in the All-Star Game...

Dodgers-Giants series preview, a view from the other side

Editor's note: This post comes is authored by Russell Preston. Preston is a Giants' fan and runs Seedspitters, a Giants' blog that's part of the Yardbarker Network. Preston is a journalism major at Sacramento State University and was a reporter and editor under my watch. After a four-run rally in the ninth inning in Oakland on Friday, the Giants were on their...

Dodgers sign 8 more 2012 draftees, now up to 26 + bonus pool update

The Dodgers have now signed 26 of the 40 players they selected in the 2012 MLB Draft. In addition to their names, information on the amount it took to sign them has been released as well. ===== Details On The Previous 18 Signed Draft Picks Here ===== Third rounder Onelkis Garcia, who demanded seven million

Clayton Kershaw Is Certainly In Elite Company. Oh, and A Bison Freebie.

I spotted an extremely short-printed Clayton Kershaw card, and knew that I couldn't possibly let it slip away for such a pittance. I already have a more plentiful parallel (/200) of the same card, and though it is unlicensed, I'm a player collector at heart, and don't need the Dodgers' logo on the front to validate the card in my collection. I'd prefer to see...

Gordon's bat shows signs of life for Dodgers

Dee Gordon has had his ups and downs this season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be behind him sink or swim. "I think Dee in the end is going to be a great player, and the experience he is getting now just happens to be in a pennant race, and that's the way it is," manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers saw both ends of the spectrum over the weekend against...

Matt Kemp potentially out till All-Star break, Mark Ellis making miraculous recovery

In bad news, Matt Kemp won’t be back by the end of June, and they’re not even sure if he can make it back by the All-Star break now. Kemp has played one game since May 14 because of a left hamstring he strained twice. Mattingly said the club wants Kemp to play in five

The Dodgers Offense Hits the Regress-o-matic

The Dodgers were playing over their heads early in the season, even continuing to produce during Matt Kemp's first stint on the disabled list. However, recently, the offense has collapsed completely. Can it turn around without its star?

San Francisco Police to Dress Up As Los Angeles Dodgers Fans to Encourage Giants Fans to Play Nice

San Francisco Giants fans are going to need to be on their best behavior this week while the Los Angeles Dodgers are in town. Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the city will have undercover police officers dressed in Dodgers gear around AT&T Park to ensure that the Giants fans are treating the rival diehards with respect. There will also be extra officers patroling the area...

Dodgers-Giants Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers arrive in San Francisco struggling offensively, their division lead over the Giants has shrunk significantly and they've had virtually no success in Nathan Eovaldi's starts. As bad as things are going, they could be poised to turn things around in Monday night's series opener given the way Barry Zito has been pitching. The NL West-leading Dodgers...
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