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Los Angeles Dodgers superstar rookie Yasiel Puig surely rather would be playing in the World Series this week with his teammates, but it doesn’t seem to be keeping him down in the dumps. Or if it is, he’s not about to let the disappointment of coming up just short by losing to the St. Louis […]The post Yasiel Puig suprises little league team at practice, pitches to kids (video/photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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Not many people can say they've hit a ball off Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
So when the Northeast Los Angeles Little League team took the field for practice at Elysian Park on Tuesday, you could imagine their surprise when Puig strolled up to get in on the action.
Puig, who was on his way home from Dodger Stadium, dropped by practice and spent half an hour signing bats...
To say Joc Pederson is tearing up the Venezuelan Winter League would be an understatement.
While his .286 batting average is solid, his on-base percentage and slugging percentage are what's most impressive thus far.
Through 12 games, Pederson has a .545 (!) on-base percentage and .686 slugging percentage. That comes from a ridiculous 20:11 walk-to-strikeout ratio...
The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets.
This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers.
But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation:...
These are from the middle of the season, but still, Yasiel Puig celebrating winning at bean bag toss and ping pong.
It just makes sense.
I recently completed a Matt Kemp rainbow that took surprisingly little time and far less cash than I had anticipated it would. A while back I posted three Matt Kemp Panini Printing Progressions cards I had landed. I was in need of just the black parallel, which was limited to five copies. I wasn't sure when or if I would come across one. Thankfully, it didn't take long.The...
Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers next season.
"I always thought that," team President Stan Kasten said. "Absolutely."
Kasten's comments were made Wednesday after Mattingly's agent, Ray Schulte, said Mattingly intended to honor his contract.
Mattingly's option for the 2014 season vested when the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves in the National...
Despite some non-commital comments toward one another after the National League Championship Series loss by the Los Angeles Dodgers led by manager Don Mattingly, it appears both sides are ready to move on to 2014 with Donnie Baseball honoring his 2014 contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times indicated via his Twitter account, that both sides are confirming. Don Mattingly...
Last week, the Dodgers signed OF Mike Baxter and designated Alex Castellanos for assignment.
Today, the Dodgers sent Castellanos to Boston for minor league outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.
According to Ross Gasmer at DodgersNation.com
In 121 games with Triple A Pawtucket, Hazelbaker hit .257 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI and he also stole 37 bases in 44 attempts. Hazelbaker...
Don Mattingly will return to manage the Dodgers next season.
Mattingly and the Dodgers agreed on at least that much Wednesday as both sides said they would honor their existing contract.
"Absolutely" said Stan Kasten the Dodgers' president and primary decision maker.
Said Mattingly's agent Ray Schulte: "Donnie's always been a man of his word and he&...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Don Mattingly have had a few days to cool off and consider the future. Mattingly has said publicly that he will honor his contract next year, a contract that went into effect as soon as the last out was recorded in the NLDS.
Mattingly called out the Dodgers management earlier this week on their lack of enthusiasm on offering him a long term deal to solidify...
Dodgers coach Tim Wallach said Friday that he has spoken with the Detroit Tigers about their managerial vacancy.
Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1988-91. Wallach was the Expos' third baseman at that time.
Wallach, 56, has been the Dodgers' third-base coach since 2011. On Tuesday, the Dodgers...
The final cards in this Bison-centric week hail from 2012 Topps Triple Threads. The pair was had for eight bucks and change. First up, the Gold parallel numbered 5/9.The second card, numbered 12/18, is the Emerald parallel. Both cards feature blue swatches, which I absolutely love, as they're really more patch than jersey.So ends Matt Kemp Appreciation Week. It cleared some space...
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox did a little trading. The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos for minor league outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker […]
Why are the Mets ignoring Cuban prospects? They showed no interest in Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes or Yasiel Puig. They also passed on Jose Fernandez who was selected immediately after the Mets drafted Brandon Nimmo, and made no attempt to sign Aroldis Chapman. Who is in charge of Latin America scouting for the Mets and why are they ignoring one of the hottest international...