A look at Dodgers’ 11 arbitration-eligible players & salaries

It’s never too early to think about next year. The Dodgers have 11 arbitration-eligible players (I know, I’m surprised, too), but not all of them are locks to return. Here are Matt Swartz’s official projected arbitration salaries for the Dodgers who are eligible (service time in parenthesis). A.J. Ellis (5.151) – $4.5MM Kenley Jansen (5.073) – $11.4MM Justin Turner (5...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers activate RHP Nicasio from DL

CINCINNATI (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated right-hander Juan Nicasio from the 15-day disabled list. The NL West leaders made the move before Tuesday night's game at Cincinnati. Nicasio had been sidelined since Aug. 10 with a left abdominal strain. He is 1-3 with a 3.06 ERA and one save in 38 games this season. The Dodgers optioned right-hander Yimi Garcia to Triple-A...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves July 22, 2015: Early, Early Day Baseball

Man, I’m in New York City and I’m barely awake. I don’t know what all of you out in California are making of 9 a.m. baseball on a Wednesday. Dodgers Braves 9:10 a.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. CF Pederson 2B Peterson 2B Kendrick CF Maybin 1B Gonzalez RF Markakis RF Ethier 1B K. Johnson...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

This Dodger Team Is Pretty Good

It hasn’t all been easy for the 2015 Dodgers. They got a combined 23 innings from Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Jimmy Rollins has been a mess. Chris Hatcher was awful before he was injured. Carl Crawford has missed most of the year. Yasiel Puig missed a month. Scott Baker, Juan Nicasio, David Huff, and Yimi Garcia all started games. The offense spent a month not scoring. Juan...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Bullpen Holding Back World Series Potiental

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...
Via The Sports Journal
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2: That’s A Series Loss

So… oh. 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...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies 6, Dodgers 3: Predictable loss is predictable

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...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies June 2, 2015: Game 1

Okay, I’m confused. Dodgers Rockies 12:10 p.m. Denver, Colo. CF Pederson CF Blackmon RF Heisey 2B LeMahieu 1B Gonzalez RF Gonzalez 2B Kendrick 3B Arenado 3B Turner 1B Paulsen LF Guerrero C McKenry SS Hernandez SS Descalso ...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers May 15, 2015: KENLEY

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. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. LF Blackmon CF Pederson SS Tulowitzki SS Rollins 3B Arenado ...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Dodgers 2: Swept, I Guess

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...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

How Dodgers’ hitters and pitchers fared ‘After 0-2′

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...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Our Top Ten, On Your TV

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...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Joel Peralta’s sore shoulder could open Dodgers’ closer spot for others

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...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fans should prepare themselves for the injury propoganda

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...
Via Rockies Review
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 will be a better year for the Colorado Rockies

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...
Via Rockies Review
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers reach one-year deals with Jansen, two others

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  |  Discuss

Dodgers Avoid Arbitration Entirely, Because Dodgers

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers reach 1-year deals with Jansen, Nicasio and Turner

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner among four to file for arbitration

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...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers send Cuevas to Rockies to complete trade

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Night That Blew Up Baseball

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...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dodger Bullpen Won’t Be Making A Big-Money Addition

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...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 104 – Trades, Kemp, Ethier, Lester

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...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Juan Nicasio Relief Experiment, Already In Progress

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...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender the Contracts of 7 Players.

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...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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