Dodgers hire six international scouts

LOS ANGELESThe Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their international team of scouts with the signing of Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar it was announced by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti. The six scouts will serve under Bob Engle, who was hired by the Dodgers on November 1 as Vice-President of International Scouting...
Via Fox Sports West
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Wilin Rosario: Catcher In Theory

Holding and participating in weekly live chats is a really effective way to find out what people want to know more about, and therefore what might be worth writing about. It’s at least an effective way to find out what a few people want to know more about, and that’s usually good enough for me. I’ve been receiving an awful lot of questions about Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario...
Via Fangraphs
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Indians should trade all their valuable players for prospects and

Field this team in 2013 while the prospects develop: C  Josh Bard 1B Jack Hanahan 2B Jose Lopez 3B Hector Luna SS Brent Lillibridge LF Jason Michaels CF Aaron Cunningham RF Chad Huffman DH Shelley Duncan SP Kevin Slowey SP David Huff SP Scott Maine SP Derek Lowe SP Jeremy Accardo Closer Dan Wheeler
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Series Preview - Red Sox

Phillies (20-19) v. Boston Red Sox (18-20)It's a battle of last place teams, although of the six teams currently in last place, the Phils have the best record and the Sox have the second best record.  Pitching Matchups:Friday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. Josh Bard (MLB Network)Saturday, 7:15 - Joe Blanton v. Jon LesterSunday, 1:35 - Cliff Lee v. Josh Beckett (TBS)No need to breakdown...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

It's not Bobby Valentine's fault

As much as I'd like to lay the blame for the 4-10 Boston Red Sox start on Bobby Valentine, it's not is mess. He's had exactly 14 games to reverse the dysfunction of the September collapse, hardly enough for a litmus test. Look at the mess he's inherited:Josh Bard and the bullpen dilemma: It wasn't Valentine that moved Bard to the starting rotation. That's...
Via Fan View Point
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers' roster news as Spring Training comes closer to conclusion

The Dodgers have made a few roster moves this week as the season is set to open on Thursday in San Diego.CutsJosh Bard and Cory Sullivan were released by the Dodgers. Bard was never going to make the team ahead of starter A.J. Ellis and million-dollar man Matt Treanor. There was a tweet during the contract he signed was guaranteed, but that was obviously not the case. Bard was 2...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly starts season on DL, Josh Bard & Cory Sullivan cut, Ramon Troncoso stays

Ted Lilly‘s injury isn’t thought to be serious, but he’s enough behind schedule that he’ll be given extra time to recover by starting the season on the disabled list. Ted Lilly threw off a mound on Friday for the first time in nine days, and reported improvement in his stiff neck. But the left-hander is
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders hopes revamped batting approach finally does trick for him

Just finished watching outfield hopefuls Michael Saunders, Trayvon Robinson and Carlos Peguero run a drill in which they start out looking over one shoulder as a coach flips them a "fly ball" towards their opposite shoulder that forces them to adjust mid-stride as they run back towards the fence. But what I'm really looking forward to seeing is Saunders in the batting...
Via Seattle Times
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dougie's Goin' Deep Tonight!

"Obviously it was an assassination directly at my character for unprovoked reasons. I've been gone for five months. I mean, to just randomly come after Doug Mirabelli? For what reason? Because you don't like me? I mean, you don't have to like me. Obviously he doesn't like me,"  - A former Padre speaking about his former GM The Friarhood posted a question...
Via RJ's Fro
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made good use of the money they have spent over the winter

Instead of making a huge splash in free agency, the Dodgers decided to spread out their resources. It will be interesting to see if it’s enough to get them back into the race in the N.L. West, but at least they are trying. Here’s a look at the new faces: In the field: The biggest addition in the field of play for the Dodgers was the signing of 2B Mark Ellis. He will take...
Via Dodgers Locker
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Dodgers sign Josh Bard

The Dodgers have signed 33-year old switch-hitting catcher Josh Bard to a 1-year deal. Bard played in 26 games for the Mariners last year and he was 17 for 81 (.210 avg, .589 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 2 homers and 11 RBIs. Bard has now played in 586 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 452 of 1,778 (.254 avg, .705 OPS) with 162 runs scored, 39 homers, 220 RBIs and...
Via Dodgers Locker
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

News and Notes: Humpday Supplemental

Good news, everyone! There's yet more court drama coming your way today, courtesy of Fox and Frank tussling over media rights. Thankfully, the Times' Bill Shaikin is all over it, so you wont miss a single moment of riveting testimony. The Dodgers are this close to signing catcher Josh Bard to a one year deal, per Dylan Hernandez.Ned tells's Ken Gurnick that...
Via Sons of Steve Garvey
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Rumors: Trading For A Bat & Reliever + Signing Mike MacDougal & Josh Bard

As with most clubs, the Winter Meetings have been busy for the Dodgers, but while other teams are pursuing impact players, the Dodgers are busy trying to identify the clean garbage at the massive dump. Ned Colletti revealed that he is looking to upgrade through trade with a position player and would be willing to listen on a reliever. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he...
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers Close To Agreement With Josh Bard

The Dodgers have agreed to sign Josh Bard to a one-year deal worth about $750K, tweets Jon Heyman. Dylan Hernandez tweets that it's a minor league contract, oh thank God! Hernandez is also tweeting that the Dodgers are still talking to other catchers and the Bard deal is "not a slam dunk." Not sure what  is going on here, but apparently A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor...
Via Dodgers Rumors
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers Add Hairston, Jr., Frank Has "Absolute" Control Over Parking Lots, Josh Bard A New Dodger

Belated: The Dodgers signed Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a 2-year/$6M deal. It's terrible. That is all. The Dodgers have subpoenaed Chase Carey, the same Fox exec who once traded Mike Piazza to Florida, earning the eternal wrath of Dodger fans everywhere. On Dec. 27, Fox will ask Gross to dismiss the Dodgers from bankruptcy, arguing that owner Frank McCourt can repay the Dodgers...
Via 6-4-2: Double Play Blog
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers add C Bard

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with catcher Josh Bard. The pact is believed to be worth $750,000, but not guaranteed.
Via Miami Herald
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Slow Day 2 at Winter Meetings for Dodgers

Compared with Day 1, the Dodgers' second day at the Winter Meetings was slow.News (a term I use loosely here) just broke the Dodgers are close to signing catcher Josh Bard. Jon Heyman first reported it as a 1-year, $750,000 deal.Bard is a catcher and the Dodgers had seemingly filled the need by signing Matt Treanor last month.But here comes Dylan Hernandez to save us all from...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Josh Bard to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Josh Bard to a one-year deal, believed to be $750k Jon Heyman of CBSSports reports. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times clarifies the signing by noting that the deal is a minor-league deal. In 81 at-bats this season, Bard hit .210. The move is considered odd as the Dodgers are set to go with A.J. Ellis behind the plate and recently signed Matt Treanor...
Via PRO Rumors
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers To Sign Josh Bard

The Dodgers have agreed to sign Josh Bard to a one-year deal worth about $750K, tweets Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Bardo’s Diamond Sports piques my interest

My interest in Colorado baseball beyond the Rockies is deep-rooted. I grew up playing the sport in Pueblo with my twin brother Tracy. We were coached by my dad. Those are experiences that defined me and ultimately shaped my career choice. As a father with two sons, I have spent the past eight years coaching youth baseball. There are times it becomes cliché, dealing with playing...
Via All Things Rockies
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Catcher rankings for 2011 - incumbents and FA...

Beyond the box score put out an end of the year catcher's defense ranking. Since the Mets maybe in the market for a back-up/platoon catcher I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at where those ranked who are available.All three of the Mets catchers appeared on the list, here is their ranking;#75- Mike Nickeas (-0.6) #93- Josh Thole  (-2.3)  #96- Ronny Paulino ...
Via Mets Fever
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Bard, Wright, Kennedy, Pena now free agents

Four Mariners players -- catcher Josh Bard, reliever Jamey Wright, infielder Adam Kennedy and designated hitter Wily Mo Pena -- became free agents on Sunday as the Major League Baseball offseason officially got underway.
October 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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