Burton, Perez, Wright could Help Crew Bullpen

Recently I picked five pitchers from the Yahoo free-agent checklist that could be possible fits for the Brewers. I was going to write a post based on the five: starters Brett Anderson and Gavin Floyd, swingman and former Brewer Chris Capuano, and relievers Jared Burton and Chris Perez. However, owing to the pace with which free agents are being snapped up by other clubs, less than...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indians: Where are they now? (In the playoffs!)

The Indians fell just short of a playoff berth this season, missing out on a Wild Card spot by only three games. The season might have ended in disappointing fashion for Tribe fans, but the future looks bright for this team full of young stars in the making. The MLB postseason is now underway, so to help you decide who to root for, we're taking a look at all of the former Indians...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce 25-player roster for NLDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) Infielder Darwin Barney, outfielder Joc Pederson and reliever Chris Perez were left off the Los Angeles Dodgers' 25-player roster for the NL Division Series against St. Louis. The Dodgers released their roster Friday, hours before they opened the series at home with ace Clayton Kershaw opposing Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. The team had 12 pitchers and 13 position...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 23, 2014: Runs will be rare in matchup of aces

It sucks to invest as much time with a game like last night only to have it end in a loss. The stress and the blood pressure-raising pitches and managerial decisions are enough to take years off one’s life. Tonight’s game probably won’t be any different (and it isn’t even a playoff game!). Giants Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Blanco 2B...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Baez, Setup Man?

In the 2014 Dodgers’ frustrating and awful bullpen, any positive story is a welcome one. Recently, we’ve been viewing the emergence of Pedro Baez. Converted from third base at the beginning of last year, Baez was Dustin’s number 47 prospect entering the season and was not listed in his mid-season top 25. Not much was expected of him when he was called up in Washington in May...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 17, Giants 0: That Was Considerably More Fun Than Last Night

Do you remember how sad you were at this time last night? Do you? You should. Think about it. Hyun-jin Ryu lasted one terrible inning, then left, injured. You had to suffer through Chris Perez, Carlos Frias and Kevin Correia. The offense couldn’t touch Madison Bumgarner. It was, all around, awful. The season had crumbled, some said. The Dodgers had shown no heart, cried others...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ryu leaves with shoulder injury after just one inning

  Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from his Friday start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known. Chris Perez took over in the second inning for the Dodgers, who lost 9-0 in the opener of a key series between the top two teams in the NL West. Ryu...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately known. Chris Perez took over in the second inning for the Dodgers, who already trailed 4-0 Friday night in the opener of a key series between...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Report: Chris Perez transferred to 60-day DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed former Cleveland Indians closer, Chris Perez on the 60-day disabled list, officially ending his season.  He was placed on the DL with an ankle injury in early August and he has not been able to make enough progress to get back to the mound yet.  Dodgers put reliever Chris Perez on DL, call up pitcher Carlos Frias - Was...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Hernandez Is Starting on Friday Instead Of Josh Beckett

When word arrived earlier today that the Dodgers had acquired Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies, it seemed clear that it was more than just about adding depth to a bullpen that just lost Paco Rodriguez, Chris Perez and Paul Maholm, and that it was only a matter of time until the other shoe dropped. Quickly, it has. Hernandez told Philadelphia media that he would be starting in...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Perez, Chone Figgins

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed reliever Chris Perez on the 15-day DL on Monday. The team announced the move on their official Twitter account, citing bone spurs in his right ankle:The Dodgers placed RHP Chris Perez on 15-day DL (bone spurs, right ankle) and selected contract of RHP Carlos Frias from AAA Albuquerque.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4,'s Michael...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels @ Dodgers August 4, 2014: Freeway Series Is Go

I feel like game threads aren’t usually news dumps, yet here we are. What’s happened today: Angels Dodgers 7:10pm PT Los Angeles, CA LF Calhoun 2B Gordon CF Trout CF Puig 1B Pujols 1B Gonzalez RF Hamilton SS Ramirez SS Aybar RF Kemp 2B Kendrick LF Ethier 3B Freese 3B Uribe...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

So Long, Chris Perez. Hello, Not Chris Perez

Goodbye, Chris Perez, for now, anyway. The much-maligned reliever has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with, oh, let’s say an ankle problem. (It’s officially “bone spurs,” but really, whatever. Maybe it’s real, maybe it’s not, maybe you don’t care.) I hardly need to take you through the ins and outs of Perez’ season, so let’s just say that only six pitchers...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Arguably the Weirdest Game Ever

So, here’s the thing about tonight. This game was so dumb. I mean, everything about it was the worst. I could probably just say “nope!” and be done with it, or spend a lot of words to say how awful Dan Haren was, but you know what, enough silly things happened that it’s more fun to rip off Chad and just show you. I mean, I’m not even mad; this team just won six games in...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Day After Absolutely Nothing

So… how are you feeling after of all yesterday’s insanity? Or, if you want to be specific to the Dodgers, total lack of insanity? I guess all I can come up with is “mildly disappointed.” Josh Beckett and Dan Haren aren’t an acceptable 4/5 in the rotation. Chris Perez and Paul Maholm shouldn’t still exist in the bullpen. The bullpen part of that can probably be solved...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Looking for Relief Help

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly backed off their pursuit of a starting pitcher and are looking for relief help instead. Of course, there’s a good reason to take any statements about a team’s plans with a grain of salt at this time of year. However, the Dodgers would benefit more from adding a good reliever or two than from adding a big name in their rotation. As things...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

So This Is What Relievers Cost

The Dodgers could use a reliever. I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s certainly not something we’ve talked about like a dozen times recently, right? We’ve talked about who should go — hi, Chris Perez! And also Paul Maholm! And maybe, but less likely, Jamey Wright! — and whether it’ll be Paco Rodriguez or Scott Elbert or Jose Dominguez who comes to town, or whether...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 12, Dodgers 7: The Dumbest Game In The History Of Baseball

This game was so dumb. This was so, so stupid. Just everything about this game was the worst thing that ever happened, and know that I’m saying this despite the much-maligned Dodger offense scoring seven runs. So much happened. So little happened. Forget this ever happened. If Josh Beckett was hoping to prove he’s healthy and effective and that the Dodgers don’t need to add...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: The Game That Never Happened

Sigh. Look, what do you want, really? We haven’t missed a game recap yet, and we’re not going to start now, but come on. We should probably remember how much fun this was for the first few minutes, when the Dodgers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first against Justin Verlander, who, after striking out Dee Gordon, allowed four straight hits, got Andre Ethier to fly...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Rockies 2: So Long, Colorado

We’re going to lightning-round this one out, because the Rockies are terrible and no one paid attention to this game past the sixth inning and oh my god it still took four hours and there’s another post coming. The featured image to this post is Adrian Gonzalez sliding safely into home, which was funny because the bases were loaded and catcher Wilin Rosario decided he didn...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Perez discusses his time in Cleveland

Lucky’s Café in Tremont is so damn good that it’s all Chris Perez misses about his time in Cleveland. In an interview with’s Zach Meisel, Perez, the former Tribe closer, discusses his life with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the way his much-discussed tenure ended with the Cleveland Indians. It ended a lot better than it started, team-wise. What we were able to...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Must Import Infield Depth

Last night’s offensive outburst was a whole lot of fun, but it came with a price, and it’s made one thing extremely clear: As the trade season heats up, adding David Price or another starting pitcher is not the biggest issue this team needs to address. Replacing Chris Perez and Paul Maholm with an addition to the bullpen isn’t, either. No, I think it’s pretty obvious what...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s The Upside Of Keeping Chris Perez?

Here’s a secret about Chris Perez: He was never that good in the first place. You might think he once was, and it’s understandable why he’d have that reputation. He made the All-Star Game, twice. He saved 23 or more games four seasons in a row, topping out at 36 and 39. He once had an ERA of 1.71. He looked like a closer, what with the beard and the 94 mph fastball. Perez...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Backs 6, Dodgers 3: Hard To Win With Short Bench & Bad Relief

I know. I’m sad, too. We should probably start, first, by noting that Josh Beckett was actually pretty good once again. Sure, he gave up four runs, but I’m hardly going to get on any pitcher for allowing a Paul Goldschmidt homer at this point, and two of those runs came in when Dee Gordon — who otherwise has looked pretty good defensively of late — made what was a really...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Time To Step It Up, Dodger Bullpen

What’s the best way to evaluate a major league bullpen? There’s not really an obvious answer in the way that I would go to WAR or wRC+ for hitters, or FIP or xFIP for starting pitchers. It sure as hell isn’t wins, obviously. ERA really doesn’t work there, either, as we saw just a few days ago when Brian Wilson was atrocious and the runs were all charged to Hyun-jin Ryu. It’s...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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