Sizing Up Mets’ Free Agent Competition

With several key areas of need for the Mets, there will be competition when it comes to key free agents. ESPN New York’s Mark Simon profiled some of the key competitors for the Mets in free agency this winter. First there’s the need at shortstop. The New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics will both be in the market for a shortstop with Derek Jeter‘s retirement and Jed Lowrie...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman is leaving the Rays for the Dodgers

The offseason just got a lot more interesting for two teams – Rays president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is joining the Dodgers with the same title. Former GM Ned Coletti remains with the Dodgers in an advisory role. The Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman as President, Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti will stay as Senior Advisor to Stan Kasten. — Los Angeles Dodgers...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Youth movement key to Dodgers' offseason

Whether the Los Angeles Dodgers retain general manager Ned Colletti or fire him, the team is on a mission this offseason to find a way to get a younger roster while remaining competitive and to avoid signing any more bad long-term contracts. When you think about it, that’s kind of the same thing. The Dodgers figure to be in the market for a starting pitcher this winter, but they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Past Hanley Ramirez, free agent shortstop field thin

With news that the Orioles have agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension (Jon Heyman confirmation) with J.J. Hardy breaking Thursday, I couldn't help but look ahead to the free agent shortstop field for this coming offseason. That is, it's Hanley Ramirez and everyone else. Past Ramirez, the list of free agent shortstops who are capable starters: Stephen Drew...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Hanley Ramirez makes diving stop for incredible double-play

Jason Whitney Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got some help from his defense in the bottom of the second inning during Game 4 of the NLDS. With a runner one first base, Matt Adams hit a sharp ground ball towards to the left side when Hanley Ramirez made an incredible diving play to start 6-4-3 double […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Shortstop Recap: Tulo Who?

Last week we began our 40-question review of the 2014 fantasy season (8 positions times 5 questions per position) with the most depressing of fantasy positions: catcher. We work our way through the infield and continue today with our 2014 third base recap. 2014 Catcher Recap 2014 First Base Recap 2014 Second Base Recap 2014 Third Base Recap 2014 Outfield Recap (Wednesday, 10...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Happenings: Kipnis will be at second base next season

Some news, notes and thoughts from my Indians notebook… Kipnis will be the Indians second baseman in 2015 With the offseason here there is going to be a lot of wishing, praying, hoping and demanding for the Indians to sign certain free agents, trade certain players and try and trade for others and change the roles of some players. Such is life during the Hot Stove season, a season...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches Clear In Dodgers-Cardinals Game After Yasiel Puig Hit By Pitch

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright tried to establish himself on the inside corner in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, and it led to a little bit of controversy. Wainwright and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw locked horns in what was supposed to be a highly touted pitchers’ duel, but the opening game featured so much more. The theatrics began in the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

How badly do the Mets need to upgrade SS and LF?

Heading into the offseason, the chorus that’s been beaten to death by pundits, fans, and pretty much everyone, is that the Mets need to upgrade at both shortstop and left field going into 2015 if they want to compete. The consensus seems to be that what the Mets got out of those two positions in 2014 was somewhere between “the worst thing ever seen” and “the worst thing ever...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mailbag #12: Hanley, Player Options, Ethier Trade, Brim, Vin

Mailbag! Send us questions using the form at the right or by emailing thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com. Yoda: does a ws ring change Hanley Ramirez‘ mind about leaving? Nope! Not even a little. It’s been proven again and again that the only thing that changes a player’s mind about free agency are dump trucks of money filled with smaller dump trucks that also contain money...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez exit early

Now is not the time for playoff-bound teams to incur more injuries. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the two that occurred to Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez in Saturday's game are mild. Both players will sit out Sunday's season finale, but the Dodgers expect them to recover in time for the National League Division Series, which begins on Friday, October 3. Dee Gordon...
Via MLB Injury News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Your ‘Dodgers Win The NL West’ celebratory GIF post for 2014

So the Dodgers won last night to clinch the NL West title, and while you probably want the celebration stuff, let’s first go through how the Dodgers won to begin with, shall we? Clayton Kershaw is good at the pitching. Clayton Kershaw is good at the hitting. Clayton Kershaw is good at the fielding. Clayton Kershaw is the MVP. But the game was still tied when Yasiel Puig...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez returns to lineup

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs on Thursday by the score of 8-4. The win improved the Dodgers to 87-66, first in the National League West. A five-run seventh inning sparked a comeback to get starter Zack Greinke, who allowed four runs in five innings, off the hook. The game also saw the return of Hanley Ramirez to the lineup, who was out with an elbow injury...
Via MLB Injury News
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez scratched

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday by the score of 10-4. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are 86-65 and hold a three game lead in the National League West. The Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was out with a strained right elbow. Justin Turner started in his place and went 3-for-4 with two RBI. #455224496 / gettyimages.comKen Gurnick...
Via MLB Injury News
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez out of lineup with strained elbow

  Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was a late scratch from the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right elbow. Justin Turner took Ramirez's place at shortstop against the Colorado Rockies. Ramirez missed time last month because of a strained right oblique. He's hitting .278 with 13 homers and 69 RBI this season. The Dodgers are 63-45 when Ramirez starts...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Loves To Annoy Juan Uribe (Video)

No one likes to be bothered when they eat but clearly Hanley Ramirez doesn’t care if Juan Uribe is eating.  Not only does he bother him but he calls him a pit bull because of the size of his plate. Juan Uribe says, “You can’t even leave me alone when I eat?” All his videos are classic. Enjoy. The post Hanley Ramirez Loves To Annoy Juan Uribe (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

On Why The Dodgers Have To Deal With Hanley Ramirez’ Awful Defense

Hanley Ramirez, as you hardly need to be told, is terrible at playing defense. Ha ha! Here he is being terrible at defense, just last night: GIF Link Not that Roberto Hernandez was going to be good, of course, but that easy ground ball with two outs that didn’t turn into a third out opened up the door to three San Diego runs in that inning alone, including another Ramirez error...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers defense commits three throwing errors

You can’t watch this clip just once. Nearly half the Dodgers defense share in some part of the blame on this play that saw two runs score on a fly-out to center with runners on first and second.  Along the way, 3 throwing errors from three different players. For a second, I thought Puig was responsible for two of them which would be something I imagine almost never happens for...
Via The Outside Corner
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sweep Arizona Diamondbacks

Fresh off back-to-back series losses at the hands of the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals, the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed the Arizona Diamondbacks to Chavez Ravine. A series with the Diamondbacks could not have come sooner for the Dodgers, who saw their four game division lead cut in half over a six-game stretch. Led by Buster Posey, the Giants are playing great baseball...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez back in lineup Saturday

As the Dodgers prepared to play the Padres in San Diego on Saturday night, they received late news that Hanley Ramirez would be able to play. Ramirez had apparently hurt his left leg last night after slipping on the first base bag, as shown in the picture below.#454357676 / gettyimages.comAfter going through an on field workout with Trainer Stan Conte, Conte told Don Mattingly that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Hanley Ramirez removed with leg stiffness

The Los Angeles Dodgers again lost Hanley Ramirez last night as he was removed with leg stiffness. Ramirez stiff left leg, Mattingly said that's why he was removed.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 30, 2014Ramirez is crucial to the Dodgers success and the hope is that the injury is minor.  Last postseason, when Ramirez was injured, the team's World Series hopes went...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

How much money would it take to fix the Mets?

If you listen to people around the baseball world there is a general consensus.  The Mets could be contenders in 2015 and all it will take is money.  Sure, Sandy Alderson could get creative.  He could trade some of the young talent and find ways of improving the anemic offense without spending money, but why should he?  Why not keep hold of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Rafael...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres overcome Hanley Ramirez’s heroics, beat Los Angeles Dodgers in 12 innings

Hanley Ramirez was in a familiar position in the sixth inning Friday. The look on his face said he was hurt, but none of the 30,818 spectators at Petco Park could be sure what happened, or how. It seemed Ramirez was not quite healthy enough to play and not quite hurt enough to come out of the game — his season in a nutshell. After a chat with his manager and a brief jog up the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Hanley Ramirez Stumbles & Called Out After Padres Challenge

http://sports-kings.com/readingbetweentheseams/watch-hanley-ramirez-stumbles-called-out-after-padres-challenge/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Hanley Ramirez Stumbles & Called Out After Padres Challenge

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports When Hanley Ramirez rounded first base on a single in the 6th inning, he slipped on the base resulting in a left ankle injury.  He quickly got up and hobbled back to first base but after further review Padres first baseman, Yasmani Grandal tagged Hanley out as he hopped back to the bag.  It was a little bushwick but the challenge was correct and overturned...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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