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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...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ryu believes he'll be ready to return by Opening Day

Hyun-jin Ryu didn't throw a pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2015 regular season and underwent an operation on his shoulder, but he believes he'll be back in the Dodgers' rotation in time for Opening Day.Before boarding a plane to return to the U.S. to resume his shoulder rehab, Ryu told reporters gathered at South Korea's Incheon International Airport that he believes...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  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

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

What's the scouting report on new Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are not going to allow what happened in 2015 to happen again in 2016.By the end of April last season, the Dodgers had lost two key members of their rotation -- Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and Brandon McCarthy (elbow) -- for the year. The dearth of viable options within the organization to replace those two lacked significantly for a team that finished with a near...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 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

Dodgers' Ryu confident he'll be ready by Opening Day

There are many unknowns surrounding the return of Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Hyun-jin Ryu after he had surgery on his throwing shoulder, but he assures he'll be ready by Opening Day – and hopes to play a big role on the Dodgers' pitching staff in 2016.After consecutive 14-win seasons in his first two major-league seasons, the South Korean lefty missed all of 2015 after a torn labrum...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hyun-jin Ryu Thinks He’ll Make It Back

Tough offseason, this. Rough. Not great. Brett Anderson and Chase Utley returned, and Aroldis Chapman and Hisashi Iwakuma arrived until they didn’t, and Zack Greinke… well, look, you know the details. It’ll get better right when it does, but for now, it’s not. So let’s allow ourselves some holiday good cheer and take at total face value the optimistic words of Hyun-jin...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Get to know this year’s foreign imports: Jae-gyun Hwang

There are bound to be some interesting players to be posted this winter. The Twins already won the posting for Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park a Japanese right-handed starter Kenta Maeda figures to be the main prize this winter. Jeff Passan passed along some news about Korean third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang. No bids on Ah-Seop Son, per Korean media. Next to be posted: Power-hitting...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: starting pitching edition

With the July 31 MLB trade deadline looming, the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently exploring several trade options that would bolster its starting pitching rotation going into the playoffs, as well as the future. The starting pitching rotation should have been one of the strengths of the team going into this season, but when Hyun-Jin Ryu reinjured his shoulder in late May, Ryu became...
Via isportsweb.com
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the Dodgers to do without Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The Dodgers were and still are clear favorites to win the NL West division. But the path to that destination just got a lot more difficult. Hyun-Jin Ryu just had shoulder surgery that will side-line him for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers still have a dominating top of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke but without hope for Ryu’s return, the drop-off from...
Via Bloguin Best
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the Dodgers to do without Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The Dodgers were and still are clear favorites to win the NL West division. But the path to that destination just got a lot more difficult. Hyun-Jin Ryu just had shoulder surgery that will side-line him for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers still have a dominating top of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke but without hope for Ryu’s return, the drop-off from...
Via The Outside Corner
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Ryu has season-ending shoulder surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has undergone season-ending surgery for a tear in his left shoulder. The team said Thursday that the procedure done in Los Angeles went as well as could be expected, and Ryu should return by spring training next year. The South Korean lefty had been the team's projected No. 3 starter this season, but he never pitched...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers in need of pitching?

To quote filmmaker Woody Allen, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans”. Here I was, ready to write about how the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t need to panic and trade for a front line starting pitcher. Then, this. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in LA. — Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Hyun-jin Ryu Will Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Likely Out for Season

Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Peoria, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Hyun-jin Ryu has not made an appearance in the 2015 regular season, and it appears as though he won’t be making one at all after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday...
Via The Sports Journal
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to have left shoulder surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo surgery on his troublesome throwing shoulder Thursday. The team made the announcement Wednesday before a game against the San Francisco Giants. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Ryu, who had been the team's projected No. 3 starter, has not pitched...
Via AP on Fox
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ryu to have surgery on shoulder Thursday

The Dodgers rotation takes another hit as the team announced Wednesday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery on Thursday.  The procedure will be performed arthroscopically by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The operation could sideline the pitcher for the duration of the season.  The No. 3 starter has been out because of shoulder inflammation since March and...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers considering surgery for injured pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu

  The Dodgers are considering surgery for injured starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has yet to pitch this season. The No. 3 starter has been out because of shoulder inflammation since March. The South Korean left-hander hasn't responded to rest. Andrew Friedman, president of baseball operations, said Tuesday on a conference call he's been thinking for a while that Ryu won't return because...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Hyun-Jin Ryu considering shoulder surgery, would miss season

It kinda felt like this was inevitable, and it’s looking more and more likely. Hyun-jin Ryu is set to undergo shoulder surgery this week and will miss the 2015 season, reports two Korean news outlets. It isn’t official, but it seems Ryu’s agent confirmed the report to Sports Hankook. @truebluela the Sports Hankook reports says they talked to and confirmed w/ his Korean agent...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Hyun-jin Ryu facing shoulder surgery, out for season

Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. passes along two unconfirmed reports from Korea about Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu: 2 different unconfirmed reports out of Korea say Ryu needs shoulder surgery http://t.co/QP1w2Yz7uA & out for season http://t.co/NNJRs5jF8k — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) May 19, 2015 Both links are to stories written in Korean...
Via Baseball Essential
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hyun Jin Ryu takes the lead in the NL MVP race with his NH Card rap

There’s always a lot of talk about what makes a pitchers valuable, and there’s a lot of statistics to use. While ERA and FIP and SIERA and WAR and VORP are cute, there’s an important one that stat nerds will just never understand: VORPE. Value Over Replacement Product Endorser has proven invaluable to both the Dodgers and me personally, as I derive immeasurable amounts of joy...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Worst Pitches Of 2014

Last time I took a look at the best pitches of 2014, so it’s only fair that take a look at the worst as well. It would be hard for the pitches to be worse than last year’s crop, but everybody sure tried their best. All the rules and disclaimers from last time apply here as well. Leggo. ===== Worst Overall Pitches – Starters Roberto Hernandez – Slider – .306 Hyun Jin Ryu...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Best Pitches Of 2014

Fans are always analyzing which pitchers have the best and worst pitches, but we normally base that on nothing but our own feelings in the moment, so I decided to take a more objective look at things, just like I did last year. Better late than never. —– For a pitch to qualify for these rankings, I used a 200-pitch minimum for starters and a 50-pitch minimum for relievers. The...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu to rest shoulder two weeks after MRI shows no change

  The Los Angeles Dodgers will rest pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu for two weeks to see if it helps ease the discomfort in his left shoulder. Ryu recently underwent a contrast MRI in Los Angeles that showed no change from the one he took in 2012. The plan is for him to go through rehabilitation before being re-evaluated. From there, the Dodgers will figure out a throwing program for Ryu,...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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