The Philadelphia Phillies may be ready to become “sellers” at this year’s trade deadline. The Phillies are currently out of contention, (46-59) in the NL East, and may trade some of their most valuable major league players in exchange for young talented prospects. One player reportedly available in Philadelphia is pitcher Cole Hamels. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that...
The Los Angeles Dodgers made their first splash in the 2014 trade season.
Splash is a strong word. It was kind of like they threw a pebble into the Pacific Ocean. But hey, it’s something to write about.
Monday afternoon, the Dodgers acquired recently DFA’d Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney. The Dodgers also received cash from the Cubs, and will send the Cubs a player...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move in an attempt to shore up their infield depth by acquiring second baseman Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune first reported a deal was close to getting done. Darwin barney to dodgers should be finalized soon — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 28, 2014 According to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun...
On Friday, before the Giants series got started, I wrote up a little preview, and ended on this:
That’s not to underestimate the Giants; far from it. They have won two championships since 2010, obviously, and they remain a tough team. I’m just not all that worried about games that happened with different players back in April and May, and this series alone won’t decide the...
There are two months left in the 2014 season, and it does not look like the Mets will be competing for a playoff spot. There have been flashes and streaks where the Mets’ play raises hopes and expectations for next year. If the Mets plan to compete next year, here are some questions that they need answered:
1. Is Ruben Tejada the starting shortstop?
As I wrote last week, this...
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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez and right fielder Yasiel Puig were both hit by pitches in the left hand in recent games, causing them to miss time. Ramirez took a fastball on July 20, and Puig took one on the 19th. Ramirez has not played at all since getting hit, and Puig had only one plate appearance Wednesday. After an off day Thursday, both could return to the...
The next two days could determine whether or not Hanley Ramirez goes on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen left hand. The Dodgers’ shortstop was unable to take batting practice with his teammates prior to Wednesday’s game against the Pirates.
Ramirez hasn’t played since he was hit by two pitches Sunday in St. Louis. The second, a 99 mph fastball from Cardinals closer...
Let’s update the “Hanley Ramirez run of games missed,” shall we? I should probably just link you to the last time I did this rather than using up a lot of space on what’s become an increasingly long list. And yet! I’m doing it anyway.
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While we’re easily frustrated by the Dodgers’ inconsistent offense, they actually can score some runs, even while missing Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez.
The Dodgers are 10th in the majors in runs scored — no small feat. They also have the sixth-best walk rate in the league (9.5 percent). While there needs to be more consistency, they don’t need a big boost on offense.
The Dodgers did not field their usual lineup Monday, and not by choice.
Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig were still having trouble gripping a bat without pain in their sore left hands. Neither was able to take batting practice.
When Don Mattingly made out his lineup card, he was still waiting for a second X-ray to confirm that Puig and Ramirez didn’t break any bones over the weekend...
Three key players on the Los Angeles Dodgers squad are dealing with injury. Those being Josh Beckett, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez. The results of the follow up X-Rays on Ramirez and Puig were negative and they are both still "sore." Beckett is expected to make his return from the disabled list and start on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday as reported...
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During the Los Angeles Dodgers three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals they struggled at the plate. Those issues may continue because Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were both hit in the left hand by pitches during the series. Ramirez also was hit in the left shoulder.#452296664 / gettyimages.comPuig was hit during a loss and he left the the game. As reported by Bill Plunkett...
The Dodgers had their issues with Cardinals pitching over the weekend. And those issues might linger.
Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were hit in the left hand by pitches during the three-game series. Ramirez was hit in the left shoulder as well.
Puig was hit during Saturday’s loss and left the game. A fluoroscan after the game showed no fracture but the Dodgers want Puig to undergo...
Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch during the 4th inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. As you might remember, Ramirez was hit by Cards starting pitcher Joe Kelly in the first game of the NLCS last year and suffered a broken rib. Clayton Kershaw had […]
The Tampa Bay Rays have been listening to trade discussion for star pitcher David Price all season, but the market is finally starting to heat up for him. There are quite a few teams who have made calls and expressed interest in Price, but there are only three teams that are still seriously in the running to acquire him. According to a report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the St. Louis...
ST. LOUIS -- The calendar said July but the intensity Sunday night at Busch Stadium felt more like October.
In a game packed with action and drama, the Dodgers scored with two outs in the ninth to take a 4-3 victory and keep the Cardinals from sweeping the three-game series.
In addition to the last-inning excitement, the game featured a three-run rally by the Cardinals against the...
…aaaaaand exhale, because wow, did a lot just happen there. Clayton Kershaw was fine, but hardly up to his usual standards. I know that sounds weird when you consider that he struck out eight, walked one, and allowed three earned runs in seven innings. For most any other pitcher in baseball, that’s a pretty great night. For Kershaw, it was one of his lesser outings of the year...
Hanley Ramirez left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals in the 9th inning due to being hit in the left wrist by a 99 MPH fastball thrown by Trevor Rosenthal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Catcher. Drew Butera pinch ran for Ramirez.Hanley Ramirez hit again, this time in wrist and leaves game #dodgers— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 21, 2014 #452395062 / gettyimages...
As the Dodgers struggle and as their untenable center field situation marches on, Joc Pederson‘s name gets mentioned a lot, and rightfully so. It’s not a guarantee that he will immediately help the Dodgers, but it’s starting to look like a pretty good bet. But is there actually room for him on the roster?
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The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the second of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres on Friday by the score of 6-3. The loss dropped the Dodgers to 52-43, tied with the San Francisco Giants for first in the National League West. The Dodgers were without shortstop Hanley Ramirez for the second straight game, as he continues to be plagued with nagging injuries. #451928502 ...
Hanley Ramirez is out tonight, but you already knew that. Miguel Rojas is the starting shortstop. At this point, I’m no longer “happy” or “sad” about Ramirez news. We’ve arrived in a perpetual state of nothingness, where Ramirez is neither active nor inactive. If a shortstop falls in the woods, and no one can watch it on TV, does it really happen?
In “news that should shock absolutely nobody, anywhere, ever” news, don’t expect to see Hanley Ramirez soon. From Ken Gurnick:
After helping win Thursday night’s game, Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left with a flare-up of his sore right shoulder and likely won’t start again until after the All-Star break.
Ramirez had another injection in the shoulder, which has troubled...
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left Thursday night's 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning with a sore right shoulder, the same problem that has bothered him all season. Miguel Rojas finished the game at shortstop. #451928990 / gettyimages.comMLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that Ramirez received a cortisone injection after the game. Ramirez...