Some Thoughts on the New Spring Training Uniforms

You may have noticed Major League Baseball unveiled new spring training jerseys. This is important. Spring training gets going in a few weeks and what would we fans be without new spring training jerseys to wear over our winter parkas while we shovel pile after pile of snow, hoping our hearts don’t give out in the process. But, if we do go down, at least we go down with our teams...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw is amazed by Stephen Curry, makes Super Bowl pick

At the Los Angeles Dodgers' annual Fan Fest event on Saturday, pitcher Clayton Kershaw was asked to share some thoughts about Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors' seemingly unstoppable star.The query came after Kershaw sent this tweet out a few days ago while Steph and the Warriors were playing the San Antonio Spurs (the Warriors went on to win 120-90 in convincing fashion)...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles street to be renamed after Vin Scully

Since 1950, Vin Scully has helped put the Dodgers on the map…so it seems fitting that Los Angeles is returning the favor. Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue in recognition of the longtime broadcaster. To show their support, new skipper Dave Roberts, pitcher Clayton Kershaw and a host of other Dodgers (past and present...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Kershaw: Greinke was the 'best pitcher in the game' in 2015

If Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw had a vote for the 2015 NL Cy Young Award, it wouldn't have gone to Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.Supporting Vin Scully on Friday as the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to name a road near Dodger Stadium after the legendary broadcaster, Kershaw reflected on Greinke's terrific season last year and gave his reaction to losing...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw, Dodgers players attend City Council vote on Vin Scully Ave.

Everyone loves Vin Scully. That's just a fact.Still, it was cool to see Clayton Kershaw and other Dodgers legends show up to City Hall on Friday the vote that led to Elysian Park Ave. in Los Angeles being changed to Vin Scully Avenue.To no surprise, the vote was unanimous. Who could possilbly vote against Vin Scully?The 2016 season is expected to be the last for the 88-year-old Scully.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The biggest what-ifs in MLB this past decade

What if one player found himself in a completely different situation than today's reality tells us?What if said player was Mike Trout, who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with the pick they received from the New York Yankees in the Mark Teixeira free agent signing?That's one of the biggest what-ifs around the Major League Baseball world over the past decade.Detroit Tigers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox’s $217 million man

The inevitable rise and fall of an organization is a common theme that traverses throughout the sports world. Often when an organization finds itself at a crossroads, in need of reflection and big personnel changes, costly modifications are required. Such was the case for the Boston Red Sox following the 2015 season. The Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, defeating the St. Louis...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Rotation Depth is Key

After a very up and down winter in which moves were being made around the league, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally joined the action with a series of moves to help bolster their pitching staff. With Zack Greinke electing to go to division rival Arizona, the Dodgers countered by signing All-Star left hander Scott Kazmir to a three year deal. Kazmir is coming off a solid season in which...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Clayton Kershaw Pitches of 2015

The search for utopia is futile one. For humans to truly appreciate happiness, we must always be reminded of our sadness. If happiness were a constant, it would become no longer desirable. A world without imperfections is a world impure. And so to truly appreciate Clayton Kershaw is more than to simply watch a glorious seven-minute YouTube highlight video of Vin Scully calling every...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

National Hug Day evokes bad memories for Dodgers' A.J. Ellis

National Hug Day is a fun-spirited day designed to unite people, but for Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, it ended up reminding him of some bad times – with the "help" of his teammate, of course.In celebration of National Hug Day, a fan sent a photo of Ellis and ace Clayton Kershaw embracing after Kershaw pitched a shutout in San Francisco to clinch the NL West division...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw attempts to sing Alabama fight song

After watching Nick Saban and members of the Alabama roster sing "A Whole New World," Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw decided to also demonstrate his vocals prowess. Crimson Tide signal-caller Jake Coker challenged Kershaw to sing as part of the "Celebrity Challenge" program at the Children's Health/Children's Medical Center in Dallas. A native of Dallas, Kershaw obliged to the...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers finally ready to introduce their latest rotation addition

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are set to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.Los Angeles scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and a person familiar with the event said the subject of the news conference was Maeda.The 27-year-old pitcher will become the only healthy right-hander in the team's otherwise lefty-dominated rotation, joining...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers to announce signing of Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers are set to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda. Los Angeles scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and a person familiar with the event said the subject of the news conference was Maeda. The 27-year-old pitcher will become the only healthy right-hander in the team's otherwise lefty-dominated rotation...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: MLB Star Pitcher ‘Sings’ Alabama Fight Song For Charity

When he’s on the mound as the ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff, Clayton Kershaw is the definition of cool under pressure. He has been the most dominant pitcher during the regular season, bringing home three Cy Young Awards in the last five seasons as well as being named league MVP in 2014. Off the diamond, Kershaw has been a phenomenal member of the Dallas, Texas...
Via Gamedayr
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir, the Dodgers, and Health

The real nice thing about having Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the same starting rotation, aside from all the wins, is that they allow a team to lose two key starters for the season — Hyun-Jin Ryu to a shoulder injury suffered in spring training and a Brandon McCarthy to Tommy John Surgery after just four starts — without it crippling the team. The Dodgers would’ve preferred...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Additions of Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda improve Dodgers rotation

The Dodgers rotation excelled in 2015. Led by Clayton Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014 Cy Young winner) and Zack Greinke (2015 Cy Young runner-up), the club featured the best one-two punch in the game. Opposing clubs quivered at the thought of facing the duo in back-to-back games. Brett Anderson, who made a total of 32 starts since the start of 2011, surprisingly made 31 starts (including...
Via The Outside Corner
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Is the Dodger Rotation too Left-Handed?

Even after the signing of Kenta Maeda, the Dodgers are projected to have an extremely left-handed starting rotation. As of now, the starting pitcher depth chart has Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, Alex Wood, Brett Anderson, and Hyun-jin Ryu‘s bionic shoulder along with Maeda. It’s not all left-handed pitchers anymore, but it’s still five of the top six. This has created some...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Well, We’re Waiting

It might be January 3 with a temperature of roughly 25 degrees Fahrenheit (from where I’m sitting), but it’s time to come to terms with this, friends: we’ve hit the dog days of the offseason. Yoenis Céspedes, Alex Gordon, and Justin Upton still haven’t moved. Heck, there’s barely been any activity, so what can we talk about? The Dodgers added to their starting rotation...
Via The Sports Post
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Heyman: Dodgers Agree to Deal with Kenta Maeda

Well, that “all-lefty rotation” sure didn’t last long. In what has seemed inevitable for some time, the Dodgers have signed Kenta Maeda: Hearing from a baseball source, kenta maeda and dodgers are in agreement. No word on $. @DfineNrmLC all over this one — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 31, 2015 The Dodgers have been connected to Maeda since he was posted earlier...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Los Angeles Dodgers capture the NL West in 2016?

The Los Angeles Dodgers 2015 year can best be described as inconsistent. On one hand they captured the NL West title once again, but on the other hand they lost to the New York Mets in a disappointing National League Division Series. On one hand they hired a brand new manager, but on the other they failed to secure top free agents. The list of highs and lows goes on as we end the...
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Alleged Yasiel Puig bar fight may not be as serious as originally reported

Yasiel Puig has had his name dragged through the mud this offseason. Following a down season where the outfielder only hit 11 home runs and batted .255 in 79 games, negative stories slowly circulated with Puig’s name coming up in trade rumors. In mid-November, there was the rumor created by Andy Van Slyke (father of current Dodger Scott Van Slyke) that staff ace Clayton Kershaw...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw makes onlookers cry in Cuba

On Day 2 of MLB's goodwill trip to Cuba, Clayton Kershaw wanted to throw as he normally does this time of year, and when he did, it proved to be an emotional experience for those who watched him.Despite being on the mission, the diligent Kershaw took some time to throw on Wednesday with former major-league outfielder Jose Cruz in Havana's Hotel Nacional as the sun set.A throng of...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kershaw trying to understand Cuban teammates better on goodwill mission

Amid rumors that Clayton Kershaw has had his share of differences with Cuban teammate Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace touched down in Cuba on Tuesday hoping to better understand Puig and the rest of his Cuban teammates.Kershaw was part of fleet of MLB representatives, including Puig and other Cuban defectors, who began a three-day goodwill mission in Cuba on Tuesday, the...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke alone doesn’t tip NL West power to Arizona

So much for the idea that Zack Greinke was going to the Giants or Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the star right-hander has agreed to terms with another NL West team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jon Heyman of CBS sports added that it’s a 6-year-deal. This makes the Diamondbacks a better team. But unless they’ve got another big move or two in them this offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke signs with Diamondbacks in stunner

All reports indicated Zack Greinke was going to make a decision regarding his free agency by the end of the week. He made good on that. But one thing Greinke did that caught us all off guard was choose the Arizona Diamondbacks, a team that really hadn’t been considered a contender for his services. Yet the D-Backs pulled off a stunner with one of their biggest signings in franchise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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