Found March 19, 2013 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) and I give a brief recap of our spring training trip. Don't worry, we'll have a more in-depth recap later this week or next Tuesday.
I got to see Hyun-Jin Ryu pitch in person. Aside from his shaky first inning, he was nails. It was his best performance of the spring.
We also talk about Carl Crawford and his road to recovery. I'd still be shocked if he begins the season on the active roster.
Before we get to the "real" minor-leaguers, Yasiel Puig looked like a man among boys on Friday night. I wrote a post about his performance on Friday night. It was well worth the price of admission.
Finally, Jared and I talk about the myriad of prospects we saw on the back fields at Camelback Ranch. For prospect buffs like ourselves, it was amazing.
We got to see a lot of Corey Seager, who gave us quite a scare on Saturday. Basically, any prospect of any significance was available for...
BEST OF MAXIM
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched at Camelback Ranch on Sunday -- the last day of my spring training trip. I was lucky enough to see him on that day.
While it started off rough, he ended up throwing a gem (by spring training standards).
Ryu gave up a run on three hits in the first inning, with little help from his defense. Luckily for Ryu, Adrian Gonzalez hit a 3-run home run in the first...
Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman? shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch.
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His manager and general manager give differing takes on the severity of it.
“I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican coach Alfredo...
Yasiel Puig has been torching the ball this spring and he has made several believers in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ clubhouse. One of his biggest supporters is Matt Kemp, who thinks the 22-year-old Cuban outfielder will be up with the big club before too long. Kemp recently raved about Puig, comparing the 6-foot-3, 245-pound outfielder to Bo Jackson. “I think he’s way stronger...
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured left thumb.
''They've painted both pictures, and it's a pretty big window,'' Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday. ''We're guessing.''
Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball while playing third base...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new injury concern.
Hanley Ramirez, slated to be their Opening Day shortstop, left Tuesday's World Baseball Classic after five innings, apparently because of a jammed right thumb.
Ramirez, as the Dominican Republic's third baseman, sustained the injury while diving for a ball. Veteran Miguel Tejada replaced him to begin the top of the sixth...
PHOENIX -- Encouraged by how his elbow felt Wednesday in his first game in nearly three weeks, Zack Greinke said he thought he could be ready to pitch at the start of the regular season.
I hope so, Greinke said. My arm felt really good today. It felt strong.
Greinke faced Chicago White Sox minor league players for four innings, throwing 43 pitches and facing one batter more than...
Depending on the extent of the injury, there may. Be more fuel thrown on the "players shouldn't participate in the World Baseball Classic" argument. The Dodgers' starting third baseman, Hanley Ramirez has left tonight's WBC Championship after jamming his thumb.
The extent of the injury is not yet known, but Ramirez will be evaluated by doctors from both the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carl Crawford got two hits and two RBIs in his second spring training appearance for the Dodgers, and Josh Beckett was scratched because of flu as Los Angeles lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Monday.
After going 0 for 3 Sunday against Milwaukee in his delayed debut, Crawford again was the designated hitter. He lined a single to left in the third and singled...
Los Angeles Times columnist TJ Simers recently suffered what he called a “mini-stroke” while in Arizona to cover spring training, and he apparently can thank the Los Angeles Dodgers for helping to save him.
Simers, who is known for his humor, negativity, and confrontational style, revealed the news in a column that featured his usual amounts of sarcasm.
As best as I could tell...
Carl Crawford got two hits and two RBIs in his second spring training appearance for the Dodgers, and Josh Beckett was scratched because of flu as Los Angeles lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Monday.
After going 0 for 3 Sunday against Milwaukee in his delayed debut, Crawford again was the designated hitter. He lined a single to left in the third and singled in two runs in the...
Yasiel Puig had a two-run homer and a triple among his four hits Tuesday, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
The 22-year-old Cuban outfielder who signed a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers in July homered in the first - his third of spring training - a towering shot over fellow Cuban and A's left fielder Yoenis Cespedes...
Why hasn’t Dee Gordon emerged as a useful MLB player yet, right?
Well one play from yesterday’s game sort of summed up why he’s having so much difficulty.
On a clean single to left-center from Carl Crawford (yes, really), Dee Gordon freezes like it’s hit to the shortstop or something, then completely turns his left shoulder to look at the ball and identify the center fielder...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are likely to trade either
right-hander Aaron Harang or left-hander Chris Capuano, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Rosenthal notes that the Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers are among the teams that have scouted Harang this spring. He says there
are a total of four teams that have been eyeing the pair of veterans throughout