LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 04: Pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won the game 3-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
If the Los Angeles Dodgers want to keep their World Series...
Well, Zack Greinke was really good, because Greinke is always good. (And also because the plate umpire had a pretty wide zone, though that was pretty consistent for both teams.) He even got two hits! The Dodgers only scored two runs for him, but since he’d allowed just one back, a solo homer to Jhonny Peralta, it seemed like it’d be enough. For a while.
And then everything...
When Don Mattingly throws out the “all right-handed lineup” against left-handed pitchers, I’m not usually opposed to it. The Dodgers have some quality bench players — most of whom would start on the majority of MLB teams. But this whole “bullpen game” thing was doomed from the start.
The Dodgers fell 6-3 to the Rockies in Game 1 of a doubleheader in a lackluster performance...
Okay, I’m confused.
Of course, Kenley Jansen‘s first night on the active roster in 2015 called for him to save the game — but he didn’t. Instead, he appeared in the eighth inning, which, OK. Adam Liberatore and Juan Nicasio locked down the ninth inning (but not without some stress) in the Dodgers’ 6-4 on Friday night over the Rockies.
Jansen looked like his normal self, pumping low-90s cutters...
KENLEY. Today, the Dodgers activated Kenley Jansen and sent Daniel Coulombe back to Oklahoma City, which is a sentence I should probably just save because it will be used 20 more times this season.
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Is it weird to say that the Dodgers got swept by their biggest historic rivals and that it doesn’t bother me that much? It feels weird, but it’s true, I think.
I mean, fill-in starter Mike Bolsinger was outstanding, allowing only one run over 5.2 innings in his Dodgers debut. Alex Guerrero had two more hits, including another homer, in what’s sure to incite another round of...
I was listening to a recent episode of Effectively Wild, (Baseball Prospectus podcast), and one topic being discussed was the “After 0-2″ split.
Sam Miller brought it up and focused on the pitchers, but I’m even more fascinated how the Dodgers’ hitters fared after they got down 0-2. Let’s be clear: These stat lines aren’t going to be pretty. Being in an 0-2 hole as a...
Did you see today’s 6-4 Dodgers spring training loss to the White Sox? Probably not. I mean, it was on at noon on a Wednesday, and it was on SNLA, which few people actually get. So no, you didn’t see it. I didn’t see it. Thanks, day job.
Some things happened, though. Joc Pederson got a single and a double, which was nice. O’Koyea Dickson hit a solo homer. Alex Guerrero got...
Shoulder injuries for pitchers are about the worst possible scenario. Shoulder injuries for 39-year-old pitchers are just downright terrifying.
From Ken Gurnick:
“Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta, sidelined by shoulder stiffness, said he is hopeful he will be able to throw off a mound by next week.
That will put Peralta nearly two weeks behind the rest of the team’s pitchers and...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have temporarily lost their closer Kenley Jansen, due to a surgery on his left foot, putting him on the shelf for eight to 12 weeks, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Jansen could be out until mid-May, based on the 8-12 weeks estimate, meaning he’d miss one-quarter of the season. He will be on crutches for 10 days and in a boot for three to four weeks...
The Rockies weren't bad in 2014 simply because of injuries.Copy. Paste. Repeat.Those three words seem to be what the majority of Colorado Rockies writers will be busy doing over the next few weeks. For the past four seasons, the standard pieces coming out in the papers and online about the Rockies are all about how the previous season was derailed by injuries.The articles will highlight...
Could the Rockies be good in 2015?Something that many people don't know about a Colorado Rockies blogger is that they simply cannot win.That has nothing to do with the baseball team. It has everything to do with what gets written.Trust me. Write something about how the Rockies could be good, or how a player is destined for greatness, and the pitchforks come out. Rabid fans looking...
LOS ANGELES -- Pitchers Kenley Jansen and Juan Nicasio and infielder Justin Turner have agreed to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration.
Jansen will earn $7,425,000 after making $4.3 million last season, when he had 44 saves and a 2.76 ERA. Nicasio will earn $2.3 million after making $2,025,000 last year, when he was 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA for Colorado. Turner...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015
Like the Dodgers were really going to go to arbitration, right?
In the days after coming to terms on one-year deals with A.J. Ellis and Chris Heisey, the Dodgers have now done the same with Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, and Juan Nicasio.
Each get raises, because that’s how arbitration works, no matter how you think it actually works or should work. Jansen went from $4.3 million...
LOS ANGELES (AP) Pitchers Kenley Jansen and Juan Nicasio and infielder Justin Turner have agreed to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration.
Jansen will earn $7,425,000 after making $4.3 million last season, when he had 44 saves and a 2.76 ERA. Nicasio will earn $2.3 million after making $2,025,000 last year, when he was 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA for Colorado...
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January 16, 2015
It went somewhat unnoticed on Tuesday, but the Dodgers had four players file for arbitration, sans A.J. Ellis, who agreed to a $4.25 million contract for 2015.
Chris Heisey, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Justin Turner all filed for arbitration on the deadline day after failing to reach agreements with the Dodgers. Now, this doesn’t mean they’re actually going to arbitration...
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have sent minor-league outfielder Noel Cuevas to the Colorado Rockies to complete their trade for right-hander Juan Nicasio last month.
The clubs announced the rest of the deal Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Cuevas reached Double-A Chattanooga last season, batting .231 with seven homers and 44 RBIs.
The Dodgers acquired Nicasio on Nov. 24. He went...
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December 16, 2014
I’m shocked. I’m floored, really, at what’s happened in the last 12 hours.
I’m sad that Dee Gordon is gone, because he was immensely fun to watch and probably the nicest ballplayer I have ever spoken to, and thrilled in the manner in which he left. I feel for Dan Haren, another good guy who seemed so happy to be able to pitch back at home, and pleased that he’s no longer...
If the season were to start today, the Dodger bullpen would look something like this:
R Kenley Jansen
L J.P. Howell
R Joel Peralta
R Brandon League
R Brian Wilson
R Juan Nicasio
L Paco Rodriguez or R Pedro Baez
Triple-A: R Yimi Garcia, Rodriguez/Baez, R Mike Bolsinger, L Daniel Coulombe, L Adam Liberatore
DL: R Chris Withrow
The heart of that group is the one that ended 2014 with...
On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I look at the minor deals the Dodgers have made since the last recording, and dive into all the rumors on the hot stove.
First, the Dodgers acquired Juan Nicasio from the Rockies. He could end up being a nice bullpen piece. The Dodgers also traded for Chris Heisey and claimed Ryan Lavarnway off waivers. All...
When the Dodgers claimed Juan Nicasio off waivers last month, it was assumed that he was acquired mostly to pitch in relief. Ignoring the fact that the depth chart would currently have him start, it’s not necessarily a bad idea. Nicasio struggled significantly as a starter for Colorado in the first half of last season. He relies heavily on two pitches, so sustained success as...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they have tendered the contracts of AJ Ellis and Drew Butera, Dee Gordon, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Chris Heisey. They also re-signed Darwin Barney to a 1 year contract worth $2.5 million.
AJ Ellis was the Dodgers starting catcher last season but struggled to stay healthy all year. He batted .191 with 3 home runs and...
Juan Nicasio will no longer be wearing a Rockies uniform, but he still might be a familiar sight on the mound at Coors Field.
Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the 28-year-old right-hander, whom the Rockies had previously designated for assignment, for a player-to-be-named later or cash. Nicasio will reportedly ostensibly be competing for a back-end spot in Los Angeles...
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers have announced an agreement to exchange right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio to LA in exchange for cash considerations, or a player to be named later, according to the Rockies communication department on Twitter. #485933473 / gettyimages.com The #Rockies have traded RHP Juan Nicasio to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named...