The Los Angeles Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu in their season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will begin the season on March 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground. The teams will play the second game of the opening series on March 23. Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly made the announcement Sunday after speculation...
Dan Haren could be one of Ned Colletti’s best signings.
The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu in their two opening series games in Australia, manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks in a pair of regular season games at Sydney Cricket Grounds on March 22-23, though both games fall on March 22 in the Pacific time zone.
Kershaw is starting on Sunday against the Giants, with Ryu pitching...
1) Los Angeles Dodgers: 92-70. To be blunt the West is the Dodgers division to lose as they are one of the best teams in baseball. Simply they have a loaded rotation, bullpen and lineup. But they do have some questions. I will start with the starting rotation. With a top 2 of Clayton Kershaw and Zach Grinke. Then add in Hyun-Jin Ryu 3rd, Dan Haren 4th and a competition between...
If you thought projecting the 2017 lineup was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. While you’ll recognize a lot of the names listed here, the pitching projections are a lot more unstable than the position player projections.
Without further adieu, here is who you should expect to see Opening Day 2017.
Starting Pitcher 1
If Clayton Kershaw isn’t the Dodgers’ No. 1 starter...
A busier month for me than January, but I was set back a bit by illness. Fortunately, I still managed to write about Hyun Jin Ryu‘s sophomore campaign, extending Hanley Ramirez, two Spring Training position previews, started a mailbag (yes, really), and made a GIF.
The Time To Extend Hanley Ramirez Is Now
With Clayton Kershaw now locked up, the only main cog left unattended...
Have a rookie year like the one Hyun-Jin Ryu had this past season for the Los Angeles Dodgers and, more than likely, you'll end up with an endorsement deal or two.
And that's exactly what happened to the big righty when he returned home to South Korea. But, c'mon, dude...you don't need to agree to everything thrown your way.
Yup, that's Ryu slurping...
As you’ve no doubt heard, MLB has approved a new rule limiting home plate collisions between runners and catchers, and the reaction from Dodger backstops has been mixed at best. J.P. Hoornsta took a different approach, asking Dee Gordon for his opinion as a runner, and Gordon dropped an interesting tidbit, claiming that he was in favor of the rule partially because Arizona catcher...
First, the good news: SNLA does in fact launch tomorrow at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. We’ll get to the assorted negatives in a minute, but it’s important not to gloss over that simple yet massive fact. After years of being a small portion of Prime Ticket, the Dodgers have their own 24/7 channel, and if you remember the endless legal battles of Frank McCourt — aimed almost entirely...
Historically, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been at the forefront of player development and scouting. The team has twice boasted at least four consecutive NL ROY winners. Unfortunately, this rich tradition was cast aside during the dark days of the Fox and McCourt eras, much to the dismay of Dodgers fans. However, the team has seen a resurgence in both the depth and quality of its...
The Los Angeles Dodgers won 92 games last season in large part to an excellent pitching staff which had a team ERA of 3.25. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu head the staff with Dan Haren, Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm and Chad Billingsley looking to fight for the final two spots in the rotation. An interesting roster move may indicate that Billingsley, who is recovering...
Hyun-Jin Ryu begins his second season with the Los Angeles Dodgers confronted by a question that is inevitable for any pitcher coming off a good rookie year.
As in, can the left-hander avoid the so-called sophomore slump?
Excuse Ryu if he doesn't sound too worried. Slumps are possible anywhere.
''There is a sophomore slump in Korea, too,'' Ryu said Tuesday...
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21 days ago
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In anticipation of the upcoming 2014 Major League Baseball season, I will be looking at players who you should be targeting on draft day. Hyun-jin Ryu, the second-year starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be the subject in this instance.
Much like his fellow countryman Psy, who produced the viral hit song “Gangnam Style”, South Korean native and southpaw Hyun...
With high expectations and an abundance of talent, Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers reported for spring training on Saturday.
The reigning NL West champs gathered earlier than usual to prepare for a two-game, season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia, on March 22-23.
While there has been no official announcement, manager Don Mattingly...
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February 08, 2014
Five things to know about the Los Angeles Dodgers as they start spring training camp:
ACES ARE WILD: Led by LHP Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers have one of baseball's best rotations. They recently locked up the two-time Cy Young Award winner with a $215 million, seven-year contract. Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the top three starters again. They could be joined...
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February 05, 2014
Without Masahiro Tanaka in the fold, and with the fifth starter role still up in the air, Hyun Jin Ryu‘s ability to be consistent as the Dodgers‘ #3 starter becomes all the more important to the quality and depth of the 2014 starting rotation. Since his performance will be key this year, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles wondered if the team should worry that Ryu is due for a sophomore...
@Dodgers Lesson learned indeed. Ssssee you soon.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) January 31, 2014 The image you see above captured the reaction of Hyun-Jin Ryu as he experienced a close encounter with a snake.Naturally, the division rival Diamondbacks caught wind of it via Twitter, and proceeded to use the opportunity to strike further into Ryu's heart.Well played, Diamondbacks...
The Dodgers’ current starting rotation is shaping up to be one of the strongest in the league. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dan Haren, and Josh Beckett is a combination that most teams in the league envy for their pitching ability. The Dodgers’ projected rotation has a hidden talent, though: they can hit. I’m not talking about sacrifice bunting, either...
Does anyone want to see this again? Do you have a choice? (via)
So, this is a pretty good start to a rotation:
1) Clayton Kershaw
2) Zack Greinke
3) Hyun-jin Ryu
4) Dan Haren
The top two are almost unarguably the best duo in the game, with only Detroit posing any real argument there. The top three has to be in the conversation. The top four, well, it’s still really good because...
Before the 2012 season the Dodgers paid a posting fee of $25.7 million to negotiate with Hyun-jin Ryu. Eventually they agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract and based on his 2013 performance the money was well spent. From a fantasy perspective, anyone who took a gamble on the Korean southpaw also had their investment payoff. The question is will he be able to repeat those numbers...
In what could only be categorized as the best offseason in recent history by a rookie South Korean pitcher for the Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu released his second K-pop hit "Small Moon" on Sunday.
For those unfamiliar with K-pop, it is the short term for "Korean popular music."
According to allkpop.com, a popular destination for all things K-pop, Ryu got together...
Now I am no K-Pop aficionado, but this is most fantastic K-Pop song I have ever heard! And yes, I make that statement for no other reason than Hyun-Jin Ryu is in the video singing his heart.... at least I think he is singing.
Check out this amazing diddy by Korean pop artists Trouble Maker and G. NAN - "Smile Again"
The strange thing about this I am not...
Not only can Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hyun-Jin Ryu toss unhittable pitches with pop. He can also deliver pitch on pop hits. The 26-year old South Korean star joined forces with fellow Korean pop artists Trouble Maker and G. NA to release a song to raise funds for charity (blind students in Hanbit Performing Arts Academy). Watch him sing the chorus with his fellow country...
If Hyun-jin Ryu doesn't stop soon...I'm going to become a big fan.
First, commercials featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, um, pitching fried chicken hit the interwebs. Now...it's this.
LA Dodgers' Ryu Hyun Jin joins hands with Trouble Maker & G.NA for 'Smile Again' MV http://t.co/KtlOC5dTQI
— allkpop (@allkpop) December 20, 2013...
As covered previously, Hyun Jin Ryu and Cube Entertainment would be teaming up to work for his charity, which is a great thing.
The only problem was that he would be singing. Thankfully, they seem to have auto-tuned the human out of his voice as he did the chorus sing-a-long. Unfortunately, they did not let him rap.
A little late for Thanksgiving, but I am thankful for his struggle...