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The Miami Marlins drafted two players in Thursday’s Rule 5 draft picking up outfielder Alfredo Silverio from the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Braulio Lara from the Tampa Bay Rays. Both players would need to remain on the Marlins’ roster for the entire 2013 season or be offered back to their original organizations. With Miami in a rebuilding mode, this is the perfect season for the team to give two roster spots to developing players.
Silverio, 25 was a big time prospect in the Dodgers’ organization before being involved in a car accident in January that left him badly injured. After undergoing Tommy John Surgery for an elbow injury and dealing with concussions as well as numerous other injuries — Silverio is still in a recovery mode. It is possible the young outfielder would start the 2013 season on the disabled list before being considered for a roster spot. Should Silverio remain in the Marlins’ organization, he could be in line for significant playing time on a young cl...
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The Winter Meetings concluded in Nashville today and the Dodgers left with one less top prospect in the farm system. The Dodgers lost outfielder Alfredo Silverio to the Miami Marlins, and elected to not select a player in the Major League phase of Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings.
Silverio, considered one of the organization’s better outfield prospects a year ago...
The Los Angeles Dodgers can’t seem to catch a break so far this winter as they are still awaiting on Zack Greinke‘s decision. The winter’s top prize seems like he will be signing with the Rangers any day now. The Dodgers are willing to pony up a record setting amount of money to make Grienke the richest pitcher in baseball, however, it doesn’t seem like Greinke wants to pitch...
Hanley Ramirez is officially switching back to shortstop.
After he moved to third base last season in Miami to accommodate shortstop Jose Reyes, the Dodgers are sliding him back to his original position. The club wants him to focus on his defensive shortcomings, which is why the Dodgers gave Ramirez permission to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason.
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) and I talk about the Dodgers and the Winter Meetings rumors. Zack Greinke is the main point of discussion, but we also talk about James Shields, R.A. Dickey and a little about the Dee Gordon trade market.
We also talked about Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.While the Dodgers probably won't draft any...
The Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays both made big news leading up to this years winter meetings and figure to keep tinkering with their rosters after departing Nashville, Tenn.
During the actual meetings four days that included many rumors but relatively little action the two Florida teams helped each other: The Rays filled a need while alleviating the Marlins of a potential...
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that left-handed reliever Randy Choate and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $7.5 million, three-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement is subject to a physical before the deal can be finalized.
Choate had a 3.03 ERA and no record in 80 games this year, tying...
It's been a busy week without it having been a busy week. Sounds weird, I know. But the Dodgers have been involved in tons of rumors, but there haven't been a lot of transactions.
Here's a quick rundown of some of the Dodger-related news this week.
Silverio wasn't concussed?
Ben Badler of Baseball America was able to interview Alfredo Silverio, the former...
The Cardinals have signed the ultimate LOOGY and got Scrabble a playmate. Randy Choate is a Cardinal. And not only is the 37 year old going to be the other "left-handed specialist" for the St. Louis club for 2013, his contract is for three years. Now how can you call Choate the ultimate LOOGY? After all, there was Tony Fossas and Graeme Lloyd and Alan Embree that...
It appears the Marlins aren’t the only team wary of issuing no-trade clauses this offseason.
The Los Angeles Times reports the Dodgers could be reluctant to offer that type of protection to free agents this offseason. It’s a philosophy that team president Stan Kasten embraced since his days with the Braves and Nationals.
But that position could prevent the Dodgers from luring...
The ill-advised "mutli-year contracts to relievers" train continued to roll along on Wednesday, with the Angels signing Sean Burnett (last of the Nationals) to a two-year, $8 million deal and the Cardinals signing Randy Choate (last of the Dodgers) to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
Both of these relievers owe Brandon League and Jonathan Broxton a fistbump for setting...
Joe Blanton's time in Los Angeles will not yet come to a close. However, he will be changing uniforms. Blanton has reportedly signed a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. He will move from Chavez Ravine to Anaheim.
According to both Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Blanton has signed a two-year deal with the Angels.
blanton gets 2 yrs, $15M
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League
2. Video: Johnny Monell Hitting Home Runs Enthusiastically
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Puerto Rican League
Three Notes Regarding the Puerto Rican League
Javier Vazquez Debuts Again for First Time
As Peter Gammons reported last month would be the case...
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed left handed reliever Randy Choate to a three-year, $7.5mm deal, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports.
With the departure of Choate, the Dodgers will now need to look for a left hander for their bullpen as they have Paco Rodriguez who will probably be sent back to the minors for more seasoning and Scott Elbert who is recovering from offseason surgery...
On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals added their second left-handed reliever in veteran Randy Choate.
This year was a rather light year for Rule 5 prospects in terms of players I’ve seen in person, but a handful of players were taken worth mentioning.
Chris McGuiness, Cleveland Indians
A fine organizational piece, I saw McGuiness in 2010 as a member of the Greenville Red Sox. At the time, he presented as a solid, all-around hitter with no stand out tool and limited defensive...