So earlier today, I noted that the Dodgers would need to find some 40-man spots for Hector Olivera and (probably) Sergio Santos.
I focused on Darwin Barney, but, well...
Whenever it is that Hector Olivera‘s paperwork gets finalized, he’s going to need to be added to the 40-man roster. Assuming that at least one recipient of a minor league deal makes the team on Opening Day — probably Sergio Santos, particularly with Kenley Jansen, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Brandon League all likely to start the year on the disabled list — he’s also going to need...
Just recently the 2015 PECOTA projections were released, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to not only be juggernauts of the National League, but all of Major League Baseball. PECOTA predicts they will win 97 games, the most of any team in baseball and six games better than the second-best team (the Washington Nationals). Someone mentioned to me on Twitter how crazy it is...
One story we have been tracking for most of the season at Dodgers Digest is the resurgence of Brandon League. I wrote a story about him being actually useful in late May, which was a complete surprise at the time. Mike followed up in mid-July, and at that point he was still pretty good. Not elite, but better than most other options in a frustrating bullpen. Given what he was last...
Brandon League has been one of the most unlikely success stories on the Dodgers this year. Not unlike Juan Uribe last year, he’s doing his best to make fans forget about previous terrible season(s) and a dubious contract. League has a 1.35 ERA and hasn’t given up an earned run since April 15th or any runs since May 1st, despite his best efforts on Friday night. Remember when...
Preseason, I felt confident the Dodgers would run away with the National League West. Partially because they have so much talent, and partially because nobody else does. But the Giants and Rockies are off to great starts, the Dodgers are showing some holes and the Dodgers are in (gasp!) third place as of the morning of May 5. Do we expect a real race from either of these teams?Well...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in quite the predicament. The team is flushed with a fantastic array of arms in their bullpen. However, there's one arm that doesn't seem to be pitching well & is owed a lot of money. Brandon League is owed $17 million for this season & 2015. From Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times:"if he doesn't turn it around early this season,...
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brandon League is taking his time in recovering from a lat strain, but the right-hander is hoping to be back on the mound by Wednesday. That's according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, who also spoke to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly about the health of League and prospect Zach Lee."We don't think it's anything serious," Mattingly said. "But we want to be...