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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
There are surprises and disappointments in every sport, every year. I'm focusing on the Dodger prospects who surprised and disappointed.
Believe it or not, the "surprise" list was tougher to compile than expected. It's always easy to find the prospects who underperformed or didn't meet expectations.
No one in their right mind expected Julio Urias to do what he did in the Midwest League in his age-16 season, so he’s in a class all
The age listed is the player's age for the 2013 season.
Most surprising players
Noel Cuevas, OF, 21 years old
.284/.341/.454, 12 HR,
66 RBI, 38 SB, 6.9% BB rate
2013 Top 50 ranking: Not ranked
2013 Top 25 midseason: 24
- Cuevas had a pedestrian 2012 season across three
minor-league levels. He was promoted to Rancho Cucamonga for the 2013 season
and had his best year to date. He led the Quakes in stolen bases while playing
predominantly center field. He was also one of th...
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So the story today is that a Dodger(s) peed in the D-Backs pool, according to a report from Tony Jackson. And because it involves the Dodgers/D-Backs Poolgate controversy, this has gotten picked up by a bunch of outlets. Thus, we now have Peegate.
In the past 48 hours, however, I have talked to various people about this subject. And I have come to the conclusion — a much better...
SAN FRANCISCO Did Brian Wilson really care what kind of reception he got in his return to AT&T Park on Tuesday night?
Hardly. Even in a Dodgers uniform, the Bearded One didn't give it much thought.
"Whether it's a cheer or boo doesn't really matter," Wilson said after pitching a scoreless eighth inning in relief of the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Giants...
Baseball America is in full postseason Top 20 lists, with
the publication releasing its Pioneer League Top 20 prospects on Wednesday. To
my surprise, the Dodgers landed three players on the list, including two in the
Zachary Bird, Jacob Scavuzzo and Scott Barlow all made the
list. Bird checked in at No. 7, Scavuzzo at No. 9 and Barlow at No. 20.
One of the highly debated celebrations of all-time has now become the number one most debated celebration of all-time. When the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West they celebrated by jumping in the Diamondbacks’ pool. The impromptu pool party prompted everyone including John McCain to condemn the Dodgers. One person who defended the the players in this new Watergate scandal...
Last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West title, the team’s first since 2009. Unfortunately, they were in Phoenix at the time for a series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, not the friendly environs of Dodger Stadium. Reports indicate that the Diamondbacks organization specifically asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on the field […]The post Sportswriter...
The Dodgers celebrated the NL West title by jumping in the Chase Field pool. Sam Gardner adds a disturbing piece to the story. Doody.
According to Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe, one unnamed Dodgers player broke the seal and “openly and loudly bragged” about having urinated in the pool at Chase Field during the team’s postgame swim.
The report also states that several other...
SAN FRANCISCO The Dodgers figured Tuesday night was a good target date for Andre Ethier's return to the starting lineup. Turns out they were premature.
Ethier, who hasn't started a game since Sept. 13 because of a sore left ankle, had difficulty running the bases in a pregame workout and wasn't in the lineup for the Dodgers' series opener against the San Francisco...
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has been sent back to Los Angeles to have his left ankle examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and could miss the first round of the playoffs.
Ethier in L.A. being examined by #DrNealElAttrache.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) September 26, 2013
Ethier has not recovered as the team had...
Don Mattingly doesn't have a contract to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers next year. He should. But he's too classy to complain.
"I'm totally comfortable right now with everything," Mattingly told me Tuesday before his team beat the archrival Giants, 2-1, at AT&T Park. "We've been through a lot this year. I'm just going to do my job. If at the...
After seventeen successful major league seasons, all as a member of the Colorado Rockies organization, Todd Helton will be calling it quits at season’s end. Helton’s last big league game will be on Sunday, on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers to conclude a three-game road trip season finale, so Helton’s last game at […]The post Rockies mow ginormous ’17′ in outfield...
The Los Angeles Dodgers caused a controversy when they jumped into the swimming pool beyond the fence at Chase Field after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks to clinch the NL West last week. D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist ripped the Dodgers, calling their celebration “disrespectful and classless.” We agreed with him that the celebration was classless, but […]