Found March 13, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Today's Bad Spring Training Decision of the Day is less of a decision and more of a cautionary tale. According to some sort of blend of real reporting and mere speculation, Buster Olney believes that the LA Dodgers might start the season with a pitching staff of not 11, not 12 but 13 pitchers.
The Dodgers have quietly put together what could be a pretty good bullpen, with Javy Guerra, Kenley Jansen, Matt Guerrier, Mike MacDougal, Todd Coffey and others. It's possible they will open the season with 13 pitchers on their roster -- and it's the flexibility of Jerry Hairston, who can play infield and outfield, that makes this a possibility.
As Olney states, the Dodgers have a plethora of talented relievers. What he doesn't state is the reasoning behind wanting to carry so many extra relievers. Normally a team doubles down on their quantity of relievers to mask a deficiency in quantity, not to enhance it. The problem with having eight relievers on the active roster...
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Our 2012 MLB preview places the eyeball on the best players by position in each division. Find out how the NL West shakes out and don’t forget to check out our MLB Preview Center.
C – Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants – Posey has yet to play a full season in the major leagues and is coming off of a major injury in 2011. Even with the consistency...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp isn't into rehashing bad memories.
A year ago, he emerged as one of the premier players in baseball. This year, he's looking forward to adding to the legacy.
He is having fun again. It wasn't always that way.
Today, the talk about Matt Kemp is his MVP potential, his self-created expectation that he could...
I completed my second trade with Brian from Play At The Plate. He pulled a relic of my favorite pitcher, and I had to inquire as to its availability. He was gracious enough to send it my way, even though I have - as of yet - no idea what to send in return.I really like these Topps Update All-Star Game Relics. Of course, it's Kid K, so I would like it regardless of what it was...
With Spring Training well underway, it's time for one of our favorite things in all the world: Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Continuing our preview of the National League West, here are the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw won
The NL Cy Young last...
With all the off the field distractions last year concerning Frank McCourt, its easy to forget about the actual team on the field. The Los Angeles Dodgers did manage to finish above .500 last year and with Clayton Kershaw winning the Cy Young and Matt Kemp finishing second in the MVP voting, the Dodgers have two of the best players in the NL.
However, even with the talent at the...
It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). Now the Dodgers.
For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve also listed the rankings of other sites...
The Dodgers ranked 30th in our positional power rankings for catchers last week in a close race with the Pirates. Matt Treanor, the backup catcher, doesn’t have anything left and it’s unclear what Tim Federowicz will provide or how often he will even play. The de facto starter, A.J. Ellis, is better suited for backup duty yet will likely amass 450+ PAs. Put together, it’s an...
In what seems to be a growing trend (or at least it's being reported more), you can add Matt Kemp to the expanding list of baseball players selling their multi-million dollar pads.Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star is looking to unload his "fancy-schmancy LA condo" for a mere, wait for it, $2.5 million.This...from the Thirty Mile Zone.The swanky 2-bdrm, 2...
The bidding for the Los Angeles Dodgers is starting to heat up. The total number of potential bidders was at seven, but is now down to five as the finalists met with groups of league owners today in Arizona. Mike Ozanian of Forbes Magazine is reporting that the Magic Johnson and Steve Kasten group placed the highest bid which was reportedly $1.6 BILLION. Though the amount that would...
There appears to be four groups left in the bidding for the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday, citing sources.
Major League Baseball is expected to submit the four remaining bidders to a vote of all 30 owners next week, after rejecting bid groups led by Shamrock Holdings chief Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney, and another by former YES Network chief...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver had a lot of trouble locating his pitches. The Los Angeles Dodgers' hitters had no problem finding them.
Juan Rivera hit his second homer of the spring and Justin Sellers also connected as the Dodgers chased Weaver in a 9-1 romp Monday.
Rivera, who formerly played for the Angels, drove in four runs. His two-run double...
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Stanley Gold/Disney Family ownership group is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers bidding process, reducing the remaining bidders to four. Major League Baseball is expected to reject two bid groups — one led by Shamrock Holdings chief Stanley Gold and the family of the late
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver had a lot of trouble
locating his pitches. The Los Angeles Dodgers' hitters had no
problem finding them.