Found March 11, 2012 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Los Angeles Dodgers
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The Dodgers finished their first week of Spring Training with a 5-1-2 record, which obviously means they're going to the World Series.Seriously, though, they had a solid week. Some players had solid weeks as well.HittersAndre Ethier has five hits in eight at-bats, including three extra base hits (double, triple, home run) and only one strikeout. He missed Saturday's game against the Mariners with back tightness, but it doesn't sound too serious.Matt Kemp hit his first home run of the spring on Friday against the Mariners. He's 4-for-12, but also has six strikeouts. But there's no need to panic.A surprise performer so far has been Josh Fields, who is 7-for-12 with two doubles, a triple and two RBI. Fields began his career as a member of the White Sox and spent 2010 with the Royals and 2011 with the Rockies' Triple-A team and Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League. He's battling for a bench spot, but I don't think he's a legitimate option unless t...
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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...
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...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was scratched for the starting lineup before Saturday's Cactus League game against the Seattle Mariners with back stiffness.The 29-year-old experienced stiffness in the middle of his back earlier in the day during batting practice. He's listed as day-to-day.The two-time All-Star is eligible for free agency after this season.Ethier...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ted Lilly is hoping to start this year the way he finished last season.
Lilly had a smooth second outing after struggling in his spring debut and Tony Gwynn Jr. had a two-run single to cap the Los Angeles Dodgers' four-run second inning in a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
After struggling to a 4.79 ERA in the first half last season, Lilly had...
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...
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Hisashi Iwakuma pitched four innings in his second spring start for Seattle, and the Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers tied at 5 on Saturday in a split-squad game stopped after the ninth.
Iwakuma allowed two runs and four hits. He walked one, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch as part of his 52 total pitches.
Matt Treanor hit a solo home run and starter Nathan...
The Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of Matt Garza's wildness and beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Sunday.
Tony Gwynn Jr. had a two-run single to cap the Dodgers' four-run second inning and Ted Lilly had a smooth outing for the Dodgers after struggling in his spring debut. Lilly gave up one hit, one walk and hit a batter with a pitch.
Garza gave up four runs and three hits,...
The Dodgers won their 5th game of the spring, placing them atop the Cactus League standings. The pitching staff picked up its second shutout in three days.
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...
Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver had a lot of trouble
locating his pitches. The Los Angeles Dodgers' hitters had no
problem finding them.