Found December 14, 2011 on Dodgers Locker:
29-year old righty reliever/starter Fernando Nieve has signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers. Nieve pitched in 3 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Astros and he was 1-2 with a 3.63 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. He last pitched in the majors back in 2010 with the Mets. He has pitched in 99 games (19 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Nieve has a nice upside if he can stay healthy.

And Since It's Now A Referendum, Lilly Votes Kemp, Too

Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly also thinks Matt Kemp should be awarded the NL MVP title--however to be fair, Lilly thought that all along: LOS ANGELES -- Even before headlines of Ryan Braun's alleged positive drug test, Dodgers veteran pitcher Ted Lilly charged the Baseball Writers' Association of America with a big, fat error when it didn't name his teammate, Matt Kemp,...

How Will the Dodgers Score Runs in 2012?

In 2011, the Dodgers scored 644 runs, ninth in the National League. The offense was powered, of course, by Matt Kemp, who just missed the batting Triple Crown. The next most significant offensive contributions after Kemp came from veteran infielder Jamey Carroll, a somewhat-injured Andre Ethier, and a second-half surging James Loney. And that was pretty much it. Carroll’s gone...

Dodgers, Gwynn sign two-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to a $2 million, two-year contract. Gwynn appeared in a career-high 136 games at all three outfield positions with the Dodgers last season, his first with the club. The 29-year-old son of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn averaged 0.11 assists per nine innings to lead NL outfielders. Gwynn Jr. batted .256 and had career highs...

#42: Is Andre Ethier a 30/100 player?

I have a lot of work to do today — compile offseason rankings, work on some Excel files, do some minor back-end site upkeep — so I don’t have much time for an intro. I’ve spent too much time rambling already! Question 42 in our top 100 offseason questions asks us “Will Andre Ethier be the 30/100 player he was in 2009?” Ethier is a talented hitter, but if he’s going...

Kemp: 'Nobody's proven anything' on Braun

While just abouteveryone else is crucifying Ryan Braun over his positive test forprohibited drugs, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp the man who wouldotherwise have a legitimate claim to Brauns MVP title advised critics towithhold judgment. Braun, a MilwaukeeBrewers outfielder, faces a 50-game suspension if his appeal of his positivetest fails. He has called the result...

The Los Angeles Dodgers sign Alberto Castillo

The Dodgers have signed 36-year old lefty reliever Alberto Castillo to a minor league deal. Castillo pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Diamondbacks last year and he was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. He has now pitched in 79 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the majors and he is 3-0 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. Castillo will have a really good shot of...

The Los Angeles Dodgers sign Jose Ascanio

The Dodgers have signed 26-year old righty reliever Jose Ascanio to a minor league deal. He pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Pirates last year and he was 0-0 with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. Ascanio has now pitched in 43 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 1-3 with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP. He will get a shot to win a job in the bullpen next spring.

Matt Kemp Manages To Avoid TMZ Trap Questions About Ryan Braun

Dude is like ******* Neo with the media now. So proud. — Video is from Miller Park Drunk.

Moves By Dodgers Of Yesteryear

Well, we all know that there ain't much more happening in Colletti-land for the rest of this off-season (cries). But at least we can keep up with some former Dodgers and where they're headed! The Arizona Diamondbacks signed 41-year-old Takashi Saito for one year, $1.75M. So I guess we'll see Sammy around Chavez Ravine a bit more in 2012 (relative to when he played...

Fox Sports seeks halt to Dodgers media rights sale

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday blasted Fox Sports for claiming that the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell media rights to future games is intended to enrich team owner Frank McCourt after Fox negotiated a failed deal that would have left McCourt with hundreds of millions of dollars.

Fox Sports seeks halt to Dodgers media rights sale

DOVER, DEL. (AP) - Attorneys for Fox Sports are appealing a Delaware bankruptcy judge's order approving a process for the Los Angeles Dodgers to sell media rights to future games.Fox Sports is asking a federal district court judge in Delaware to immediately halt the implementation of the bankruptcy judge's order ...

Dodgers agree to two-year contract with Gwynn

The Dodgers agreed to terms with Tony Gwynn Jr. on a two-year contract Monday, less than five hours before the deadline for tendering contract offers to players who, like Gwynn, are eligible for arbitration.

It's Christmas Time In Hollis Queens. And In The Baker Home.

Mrs. Dusty and I were once again feeling festive, noggy, and non-Grinchy, so we revived our tradition of having a Dodgers tree to celebrate the season. I'm fairly certain Prince Fielder won't fit under this tree, but there's always room for some LHWGs under there and hope for some MSBs in our stockings.
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