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Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Puig, Grandal, Ruf, Utley & More

Spring training is in full swing for the Dodgers. Or, getting close to it, anyway. Those who have yet to arrive have until Monday to report to camp. Most of the position players have reported already. Speaking of swing and position players, Yasiel Puig is in camp, and he brought along a new bat- Lucille from the TV show The Walking Dead. I’m no expert, but I’m thinking this might...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Yasmani Grandal Ranked Top-10 Catcher By MLB Network’s The Shredder

Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers was ranked the third-best catcher heading into the 2017 season by MLB Network's...
Via Dodger Blue
4 days ago

Grandal, Wood, Avilan, Fields avoid arbitration with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Luis Avilan, Josh Fields and Alex Wood agreed Friday to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration. Grandal hit .228 last season with 72 RBI and 27 home runs, which tied for the team lead and ranked second among major league catchers. The 28-year-old switch hitter hit his stride in July when he batted...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal’s Lone MVP Vote and Voting’s Future

In my introduction post last week, I mentioned how I had given Yasmani Grandal an MVP vote. When voting totals were finally released, it turned out I was the only writer to grant Grandal a place on a ballot. I ranked him as the seventh-most valuable player in the NL. It’s an interesting feeling to stand out there all alone. I’m the reason Grandal will be forever credited with...
Via Fangraphs
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Are Cubs Stealing Dodgers’ Signs In NLCS? Yasmani Grandal Thinks So

The 2016 National League Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers already was intriguing. And now, it appears there’s some gamesmanship going on. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said following Los Angeles’ 1-0 win in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday that his team knows the Cubs have been stealing signs. It wasn’t an issue in Game 2, as only one Cubs...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal: Dodgers are certain Cubs were stealing signs

Like all other MLB teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers take the necessary precautions to prevent opposing baserunners from stealing signs. Since Clayton Kershaw didn’t allow a runner to get to second base during Sunday night’s dominant win, that wasn’t an issue. However, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal says there was some thievery going on during Game 1. When Ben Zobrist reached...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Run scores as ball gets lodged in Yasmani Grandal’s chest protector

Here’s something you might not ever see again. The Los Angeles Dodgers were facing off against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night, when a Ross Stripling wild pitch in the dirt resulted in a scored a run, despite not ever making it past catcher Yasmani Grandal. Yes, a wild pitch that wasn’t so wild. How did a run score? The ball got lodged in Grandal’s chest protector...
Via The Comeback
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis Picking Up The Slack For Yasmani Grandal

It hasn’t been an easy year for A.J. Ellis. It got so bad that by the second week of May, when his wRC+ was 6 (!), I was having to write articles trying to justify his roster spot, basically saying that because catcher is a very unique position, the mild offensive upgrade you might get from Austin Barnes or some random veteran wouldn’t be worth the learning curve of asking a...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal complains about umps' strike zone after no-hitter

By Larry Brown. The Los Angeles Dodgers were no-hit by Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers in a 3-0 loss at Minute Maid Park on Friday night, a game after they were two-hit in a loss to the Oakland A’s. Fiers walked three batters — one in each of the first three innings — before retiring the final 21 in a row. The guy carved up the Dodgers’ lineup, striking out 10 while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal and Padres Pitchers

Not to beat a dead horse, or any kind of horse, but the Matt Kemp trade has been lopsided. There’s still an awful long way to go, but for now the Matt Kemp trade is more like the Yasmani Grandal trade, and Grandal and the Dodgers couldn’t be happier. The other day on Twitter I […]
Via Fangraphs
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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