What happened in 2014: Had the fewest plate appearances of any of the 25 non-pitchers the Dodgers used all year.
If you were in the worst, most boring bar in the world, you could probably win a bar bet by knowing that Mike Baxter not only made the Opening Day roster this year, but he actually...
As a prospect hoarder, I’m not usually happy when the team trades a somewhat legitimate prospect for a 28-year-old lefty who has all of 17 innings pitched in the majors (and a 9.00 ERA — yay small sample sizes). But that’s (kinda) what happened on Sunday.
The Dodgers sent Duke von Schamann to the Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Colt Hynes. I think Mike said it...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left handed pitcher Colt Hynes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Duke von Schamann.
Last week the Indians designated Hynes for assignment but now he will report to Triple-A Albuquerque where he will provide depth for the Dodgers bullpen. Last season the 28-year-old Hynes made 22 appearances with the San Diego Padres producing a 9.00 ERA and...
The Dodgers are changing things up in the second game of the season in Australia, inserting two new players into the lineup and switching up the batting order. Scott Van Slyke is sitting for Mike Baxter and Justin Turner is being replaced by Dee Gordon, but perhaps the most interesting move is the decision to bat Gordon leadoff.
The changes are understandable with a switch in...
Over the course of a 162-game season, fans develop a familiarity with players more than any other sport. Mets fans have seen homegrown talent grow into solid players, vanish back into the minor leagues, or get designated for assignment. The outside acquisitions over the past few years have been hit or miss, but the perception of all these players within “Met lore” is never...
Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a left-handed line-drive producer, able to take advantage of the natural excess of right...