Found March 31, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers have made a few roster moves this week as the season is set to open on Thursday in San Diego.CutsJosh Bard and Cory Sullivan were released by the Dodgers. Bard was never going to make the team ahead of starter A.J. Ellis and million-dollar man Matt Treanor. There was a tweet during the contract he signed was guaranteed, but that was obviously not the case. Bard was 2-for-18 this spring.Sullivan, notorious Dodger killer, had a decent spring, but he was a longshot to make the team anyway. I thought he'd end up in Albuquerque, but it isn't exactly a huge blow to a team with some of the most outfield depth in the minor leagues. Sullivan posted a .289/.333/.395 triple slash with one home run, seven RBI and three walks. He'll probably land a minor-league deal elsewhere. Here's hoping he never plays against the Dodgers again, though.Disabled listTed Lilly was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a stiff neck. Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. reported if Lilly...

Matt Kemp is Hoping to Strike it Rich

What do you get the Major Leaguer who has everything?Well, if you're Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Matt buy yourself a fistful of Mega Millions tickets. But, hey, didn't Kemp just ink a new eight-year, $160 million deal this past off season? Yes. But when the jackpot is a whopping $640 million...even $20 million a year looks like a paltry.I guess when you'...

Justin Sellers, Josh Fields, Luis Cruz are struggling, battling it out for final position spot

The final spot on the roster for position players will come down to Justin Sellers, Josh Fields, or Luis Cruz. The last position spot on the Dodgers roster has come down to infielders Justin Sellers, Josh Fields and Luis Cruz. After hot starts for each, if you pick by what they’ve done lately offensively, “other”

Dodgers' Mattingly: LHP Lilly headed to disabled list

Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Ted Lilly is headed to the 15-day disabled list as a result of neck stiffness, manager Don Mattingly told ESPN Los Angeles. The move will be made retroactive to Monday, meaning Lilly will be eligible to return on April 10. Lilly is tentatively scheduled to pitch against the NL West rival San Diego Padres on April 14. The veteran hurler posted a 12...

Ex-Dodger pitcher pleads guilty to copyright infringement

A former pitcher drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988 has acknowledged in a plea agreement he sold copyrighted karaoke music and didn't report the sales to the IRS. William S. Bene (beh-NAY') is charged with one count of criminal copyright infringement and one count of filing a false tax return. According to the plea agreement, between 2006 and 2010, Bene sold hard...

Braun homers to lead Brewers over Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched six innings in his final preparation for his new spot as the Dodgers' No. 3 starter and caused a stir by throwing behind Ryan Braun in a Los Angeles split squad's 9-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before the game starter Ted Lilly will start the season on the disabled list. Slowed by a stiff...

Ethier brings uniforms, smiles to down program

The phrase "tough times" doesn't even begin to describe what the Camelback High School baseball program has endured in recent years. One win in three seasons, recurring issues with academic ineligibility, regular losses by as many as 20 runs and sometimes worse -- the Spartans have seen it all. Through all of it, though, coach Todd Goertzen has seen progress and plenty...

Ted Lilly starts season on DL, Josh Bard & Cory Sullivan cut, Ramon Troncoso stays

Ted Lilly‘s injury isn’t thought to be serious, but he’s enough behind schedule that he’ll be given extra time to recover by starting the season on the disabled list. Ted Lilly threw off a mound on Friday for the first time in nine days, and reported improvement in his stiff neck. But the left-hander is

Operation Spring Training: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres Light It Up.

Baseball in Arizona is like nothing else. I had never been to Spring Training before and had always wanted to see what the fuss was about. If you really want to see baseball as it was meant to be played, go to Spring Training. Stadiums are wonderful. They are like amusement parks for baseball, but they are not intimate. You’re not a part of the action, unless you’re afforded...

2012 MLB Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers logo. Last season the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated headlines for everything other than baseball. The team was still at the mercy of now ex-owner Frank McCourt, whose divorce was a literal soap opera and the team took the fall too. Still, the team put up an 82-79 record thanks to a great second-half of 2011, and finished a respectable third place in the NL West...

Billingsley allows four, Dodgers fall to Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Young hit his fourth homer of the spring and Daniel Hudson allowed one hit in five innings to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Sunday. Ryan Budde also homered off Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley, a two-run shot. John McDonald added a solo drive and scored twice for the Diamondbacks. Justin Upton tripled and drove in...

Dodgers Offense Shut Down Again

The Dodgers were held to one run on one hit through 8 innings. Chad Billingsley struggled. Not great timing as opening day looms.

Gordon Triple Ignites Dodgers at HoHoKam

Dee Gordon smacked a two-run triple to spark a three-run 7th, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League action at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park this afternnon in sunny Mesa, AZ.   Gordon is the son of former MLB RHP (and one-time Cub closer) "Flash" Gordon. Ryan Dempster got the start for the Cubs, and although he allowed...

Zach Lee's Atrocious Autograph Is Perhaps The Worst Signature Ever.

One of the worst, without question. But for under four clams, I bit. It was a last second decision.He is the Dodgers' top pitching prospect, after all. And it's only my second signature of the young righty. Second of a handful, I hope.
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