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The Los Angeles Dodgers shocked the world this past week when they announced that they had signed star pitcher Zack Greinke to a long term, lucrative contract. He has been placed on the team as a way to help them develop strength in their pitching core so that they can get closer to the World Series in 2013. If all goes well, adding Greinke to the team will make them formidable MLB picks for years to come.
As it pertains to how Zack Greinke will help out the team, he will add much needed depth to their pitching core. He is currently one of the best pitchers in the league and presents an intense match up for most any hitter currently playing. The Dodgers have made a huge move to acquire Greinke, but it does come at a cost. He will need to step it up if he wants to be worth the money the team spent on him.
Speaking of how much Greinke is reportedly being offered, his contract states that he will make 147 million dollars over six years if he stays throughout its entire duration This is a huge move for the Dodgers and a risky one at that. Him playing to the best of his abilities will be a huge concern to the team over the course of the first few months of the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
When it comes to huge moves the Los Angeles Dodgers could have made over the 2012 offseason, signing star pitcher Zack Greinke was at the top of the list. He is a huge get for the team and could lead them down the road to excellence. He is a high risk, high reward pick up, however, so every time he stumbles people will be there to say it was a bad move by the team. If they stick with him, however, they have a very good chance of being contenders for the World Series.
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Dylan Hernandez reports the Dodgers have acquired Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals, sending minor-league shortstop Jake Lemmerman the other way. Chad has more on the deal here.
My reaction: meh.
The Dodgers have designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Schumaker. Van Slyke was the Dodgers’ 2011 Minor League Player Of The Year...
The Dodgers are shopping right fielder Andre Ethier, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, and that could mean they’re in the hunt for Nick Swisher to serve as his replacement in right. Normally, this wouldn’t be enough to warrant a post, but Mike Petriello said he heard similar yesterday afternoon, so there appears to be legs to it.
The news marks a surprising...
There have been whispers the Dodgers have been shopping Andre Ethier basically the entire winter. Today, those whispers got even louder.
From Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News (surprisingly enough):
"Source: Dodgers shopping Andre Ethier. If they deal him, they could be in the mix for Nick Swisher."
Mike Petriello said he also heard the team is shopping...
The Los Angeles Dodgers appear capable of anything. Even a trade of right fielder Andre Ethier is not out of the question.
The Dodgers are shopping Ethier, major-league sources say -- and their intent might be to clear a spot for a free agent such as first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher or center fielder Michael Bourn.
However, one official with knowledge of the Dodgers' thinking...
All of a sudden, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the New York Yankees. After the massive trade they pulled off with the Boston Red Sox last season and an offseason that has included signing Zack Greinke to a six-year, $147 million deal, L.A. is expected to have the highest payroll in MLB history in 2013. As baseball fans know, with a massive payroll comes massive expectations.
The New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand just tweeted that the Dodgers might be looking to move Andre Ethier, with a possible view to getting involved in the Nick Swisher sweepstakes. That’s the same Andre Ethier they signed to a five-year $85 million extension in June.
The obvious caveat here is that this could well be part of the general winter chicanery that teams go through...
The Los Angeles Dodgers appear open to moving outfielder Andre Ethier, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. He adds that if they are able to move Ethier, they could end up pursuing Nich Swisher.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers have zero interest in trading Ethier but will listen to offers for him. Teams that have not scored that power bat they were...
The Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t done their offseason overhaul just yet apparently.
The Dodgers, who have been giving their franchise a very pricey facelift in the last four or five months, are still exploring options. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Dodgers are now shopping outfielder Andre Ethier. Given Ethier’s huge contract and the Dodgers’ astronomical...