Found August 29, 2013 on
Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle:
Topps Tribute is too rich for my blood but cheap singles abound on eBay. I was able to secure a dual relic of Matt Kemp recently for less than half a blaster, and it's a gold parallel /15 to boot.Numbered 12/15, it's the newest addition to my Bison PC and is a most aesthetically-pleasing card. The right swatch has a thread completely out and loose, which is pretty cool. Also, how can you not like a subset called "Famous Four-Baggers?"It sounds both historical and dirty.
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Kemp may finally be ready to play in live action games. He tested his ankle by running the bases for the first time yesterday, and all went well. Kemp will continue to test his ankle today, but he is hoping to make a rehab start on Thursday. That could put him back by the end of the Dodgers' weekend series with the San Diego Padres or for the start of their series...
Matt Kemp is having one heck of a hard time returning to full health.
Kemp began a rehab assignment in Single A on Thursday and went 0 for 5 on the night. Kemp had a strike out and two double plays.
Kemp is recovering from injuries on his shoulder and ankles–injuries which have seen him miss the bulk of games this season. Kemp did shrug off the less than stellar start, and...
LOS ANGELES Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, whose season has been limited to 37 at-bats in the past three months, had a productive workout running the bases Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment in the minors by Thursday.
Kemp hasn't played since he sprained his left ankle sliding into home plate July 21 at Washington. He's been on the disabled list three times this...
HAVE A SEAT
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after only four innings, saying he was looking for a "better effort."
LOS ANGELES Newly signed Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is going to work out of the bullpen, at least for now, but it's possible he may get a chance to start in the final month of the season.
The Dodgers made the signing of Volquez, 30, official on Friday. They cleared room on their roster by sending reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Volquez was released...
I attended the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on August 22. For a recap with some pictures, videos of both Corey Seager and Lindsey Caughel, and autographs of those two I picked up, head over here.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3)
Player Of The Week – 8/19
Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF
.462/.696/.769/1.465, 6 RBI, 8 Runs, 1 3B, 2 2B, 10 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
Seriously, how does SVS...
The Dodgers have agreed to a major league deal with pitcher Edinson Volquez who was released by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Volquez’s deal is expected to be finalized Thursday according to people familiar with the situation. The Dodgers will have to pay Volquez only the prorated share of the major league minimum salary. Whatever else remains of Volquez’s $5.725-million...
Hopefully, Major League Baseball can survive the affront to human decency that is Yasiel Puig.
We kid, of course, but hyperbole and Puig have gone hand in hand ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom burst onto the scene in June. Within two weeks of his major league debut, Puig inspired comparisons to Joe DiMaggio and prompted a heated debate over whether his stellar month deserved...
LOS ANGELES On June 21, the Dodgers were an injury-ravaged ballclub, floundering toward the abyss with a 30-42 record.
The team had a payroll of over 200 million and a turnaround seemed impossible or at least improbable. The team that was chosen by many pundits to represent the National League in the World Series was in danger of playing out the string for the entire second half...
The Dodgers have an ace in Clayton Kershaw and another ace in Zack Greinke. And Ricky Nolasco? What’s he exactly?
Nolasco is giving the Dodgers pitching that’s at least equal to the aces and currently maybe even better. Crazy but true.
One turn after shutting down the Boston Red Sox Nolasco was back at it Wednesday afternoon blanking the Chicago Cubs in his dominating eight...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a major league deal.
Volquez, 30, was recently cut loose by the San Diego Padres after compiling a 6.01 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 142 1/3 innings of work.
The Dodgers are not placing their playoff hopes on the arm of Volquez so there is no harm in looking. Volquez could be an late season at the end of the rotation...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All-Star lefties, and Dioner Navarro and Starlin Castro had run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night, snapping an eight-game skid against first-place Los Angeles. After losing 6-2 against Zack Greinke in the series opener, the Cubs caught Kershaw on a decidedly off...