The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, according to various media reports. Kirk Kenney and Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego are reporting that the Padres will receive Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitching prospects. The Dodgers will also...Read More
What happened in 2014: Lost backup catcher role to the out-of-options Drew Butera, had worst catcher’s interference to hits ratio ever (probably).
2014 was a rough season for Tim Federowicz. After getting 173 plate appearances in the majors in 2013, only managed 78 this season. He fell...
As we all focused, and continue to focus, on the need for help in the rotation and bullpen, something that kept quietly coming up was the Dodger catching situation, which has been something of an issue all season long. Way back in April, I wrote a post about how atrocious the Dodgers catchers had been, pointing out that Tim Federowicz and Drew Butera weren’t doing much while trying...
It seems like the last few game threads I’ve written have involved certain players coming back from injury or a day off, and today is no different.
The Dodgers activated A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list an optioned Tim Federowicz, also known as the second-worst hitter in baseball (.131/.169/.230), to Triple-A Albuquerque. You remember when Ellis sprained his ankle celebrating...
Despite a winning smile, the catchers position has been the weakness for the Dodgers this season
When you look at the roster for the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers, you see some of the biggest names in the sport today.
Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Zack Greinke, Hanley Ramirez. Despite injury concerns, the Dodgers have over $238 million invested in the talent on the field....
It’s been a tough few games for Dodger catchers, but then again, it’s been a tough season for Dodger catchers. Tim Federowicz not only went 0-5 in the loss to Arizona, he let the go-ahead run score when he couldn’t handle Chris Withrow‘s wild intentional walk throw (which, to be fair, is largely on Withrow as well), let another Withrow pitch get past him — his second Withrow...
Pitch framing is all the rage these days, thanks to advanced statistics and guys like Ben Lindbergh (Baseball Prospectus) and Jeff Sullivan (FanGraphs).I remember being taught a little about the art whilst playing baseball growing up. It's not as easy as some may think, but it's something that should be learned and catchers should at least attempt to improve as their careers progress...