Found December 13, 2012 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) and I talk about the biggest Dodger news of the offseason -- the Zack Greinke signing. We're both in agreement on this deal and think it's going to be a great thing for the Dodgers.
We talk about the Hyun-Jin Ryu signing, which came in at the last minute. We also answer a couple of reader questions (which can be asked at anytime by emailing us or getting to us on Twitter) about how the Dodgers can rebuild the farm system and a review of the last two draft classes.
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The Dodgers have designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment. The move was made earlier today to make room on the 40-man roster for the newly acquired Skip Schumaker.
This move left me and a lot of Dodger fans scratching their heads. Why? Because Van Slyke is one of the few options the Dodgers have to play first base and both outfield corner positions. The right-hander also possesses...
In a somewhat surprising move, the Dodgers on Wednesday designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment to make room for the newly acquired Skip Schumaker.
The Dodgers had a few options from which to choose -- Justin Sellers, John Ely, Stephen Fife and Juan Uribe -- but theey decided to ditch Van Slyke.
The most obvious choice would have been Sellers, as he was coming off...
Yes, this is the final installment of the 2012 Season Review for the Dodgers, and if you want to catch up on the others, then you can check out this tag here.
Otherwise, in the tables listed below, I have calculated the WAR (along with its components), value, and surplus value of every player on the Dodgers payroll in 2012.
It’s not meant to be taken literally (“A.J. Ellis is...
Despite already having $210 million committed to the 2013 payroll, Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly said "it's not fair to the guys" to burden them with unfair expectations.
Jason WhitneyThe Dodgers are all in
The Los Angeles Dodgers are officially all in. For those of you unfamiliar with the poker term, the phrase “all in” is when you put every last chip you have into the pot, usually representing a big hand in hopes of winning the entire pot. This poker reference and baseball go hand in hand, as many teams over the years have loaded up their roster...
Earlier today, the Anaheim Angels signed free-agent Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal, believed to be the result of the Los Angeles Dodgers aggressive moves as of late.
Since new ownership has saved the Dodgers from bankruptcy, they have brought in Hanley Ramirez to play shortstop, Adrian Gonzalez to play first base, Carl Crawford to eventually play left field and Josh Beckett, Zack...
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their busy offseason, acquiring infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Jake Lemmerman, a minor league shortstop and second baseman, is going to the Cardinals in the trade.
In Schumaker, 32, the Dodgers are adding a native of Southern California whose versatility was valued by longtime Cardinals manager Tony...
Yes, the Dodgers had conversations with Josh Hamilton’s agents, Michael Moye and Scott Sanderson. But the impetus for the discussions came from the agents, not club officials, and the talks failed to progress, major-league sources say.
It’s understandable that Moye and Sanderson would want to engage the Dodgers, who under their new ownership have become the biggest spenders...
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their deal that shifted the monetary power in Major League Baseball to the Dodgers last August.
The Red Sox will send a total of $11.7 million to the Dodgers in three annual payments of $3.9 million over the course of the next three years as a finalization o0f the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett...
So what’s next for the 2012-2013 off-season champion Dodgers?
Danny Knobler says Anibal Sanchez has been discussed, but Buster Olney says the Dodgers aren’t going to be signing any more pitchers.
As far as Sanchez goes, I’m inclined to believe Olney, because while I believe the team’s budget is comically high, I do believe they have one and that it would simply be overkill...
The World Series will run through Los Angeles this season, if we’re to believe the Las Vegas odds.
Bovada.lv has updated its World Series odds, and both the Dodgers and Angels have jumped to the top of the list. The Hollywood inhabitants are spending like drunken sailors this offseason, with the two teams inking arguably the two best free agents on the market.
The Dodgers made...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman on Wednesday.
Schumaker hit .288 with 23 home runs and 211 RBIs in 810 games from 2005-12 with the Cardinals, where he had spent his entire career. The left-handed hitter has a .305 career batting average against right-handers.
The 32-year-old Schumaker...
Dodgers owner Magic Johnson and GM Ned Colletti introduce Hyun-Jin Ryu last week.
I take no credit for that title… In truth I swiped it from a post I read on ESPN last week. No biggie, they won’t even know it’s gone, plus it’s the season of giving (and taking). So…
You know, the Dodgers had their own Annual Holiday Party today at Dodger Stadium – only it was a whole lot...
The Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers have ruled the roost this offseason. The best available free agent players, Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke, have both been spoken for and it’s official - they love L.A..
There has been a seismic shift in the baseball landscape and the more Bud Selig screams parity, the less of it there seems to be.
Meanwhile, all we can do here...