Dodgers’ Rotation Excellence Masks Depth Concerns

The Dodger starting rotation, if you haven’t noticed, has been excellent. By one measure, you could even argue that it has been the most productive rotation in baseball. It helps when you have a pitcher who is on track to be one of the all-time elites, of course, but there’s also two guys who would be an ace on other teams, and two veterans who have been surprisingly productive...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodger Rotation Suddenly An Open Question

Last year, you may remember, the Dodgers used nine different starting pitchers in their first 23 games. Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke, and Josh Beckett were the original foursome, joined by Chad Billingsley the second time through. From there, it was something like a comedy of errors. Carlos Quentin broke Greinke, so Chris Capuano become starter No. 6, but immediately...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade With Bob Walk The Plank: Kemp, Kershaw, Puig, Bauer, Magill, Ryu, Cole.

I completed my first trade with Matthew from Bob Walk The Plank, a relatively new card blog. Matthew contacted me about a swap of cardboard and he sent over some fantastic cards. Go check out his site and work out a deal of your own, as you will not be disappointed.Another Yasiel Puig RC in the books, and I'm very grateful I've been able to trade for the vast majority. This...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Magill should be Dodgers’ No. 5 starter in April

I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but Matt Magill should be the Dodgers’ No. 5 starter to begin the season.I’ll wait for you to stop laughing… still waiting. OK. Hear me out. The Dodgers have yet to sign another starting pitcher this winter. General Manager Ned Colletti has said a few times he’s looking at starters since Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Do The Dodgers Really Need Another Starter?

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers' Winter League Wrap-Up + Dodgers Digest Debuts.

This picture has nothing to do with the post, but I came across it and LOVE it.Most of my analytical work for the past three and a half years was written up at Memories of Kevin Malone and, that has changed with mostly closing down its doors as a new mega-Dodgers' blog is about to hit the interwebs. It was a fun ride, and I may still post occasionally...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2013 Topps Update Series

Per Box Items: 36 packs per box 10 cards per pack 1 autograph or relic card per box The update series has an identical design to 2013 Topps series 1, 2, Pro Debut and Topps Chrome releases. The standard sized base set cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in white, the card fronts have the player name and team logo at the bottom. The card fronts are trimmed...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Reed, Magill + Guerrero’s status + Pederson & Gordon done

The Arizona Fall League and Australian Baseball League have wrapped up, while Alexander Guerrero has still not returned from his thigh/hamstring injury. He is close to returning, but time is running out. Winter is coming … to an end. —– Dominican Winter League Dee Gordon – CF Gordon’s time in the DWL has come to an end, as he last played a week ago and has returned stateside...
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Magill, Gordon, Alexander Guerrero

The big news is that the newest Dodger, Alexander Guerrero, will be playing in the Dominican Winter League. Dee Gordon will join him in the DWL, but as a center fielder and not a shortstop. The Puerto Rican Winter League and Australian Baseball League have also been added to the DOTF Winter League updates. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Seager played in two games...
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon switching to center field?

On team as competitive as the Dodgers, any extra work helps for those who are not entrenched on the 40-man. While Hanley, A-Gone, Kershaw, and Greinke are going home to rest and rehab, six Dodgers who were a part of the season's end 40-man roster are heading around the world to play Winter ball. According to JP Hoornstra the following players are reporting...
Via The True Blue Crew
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 29 & August 5 – Seager, Lee, Windle, Magill, Bird, Scavuzzo

The big news this week is the promotion of top prospect Corey Seager from Low-A Great Lakes to High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Seager absolutely killed Low-A pitching, hitting .309/.389/.529/.918 with a .410 wOBA and 153 wRC+. He did that as a 19-year-old. The sky’s the limit. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-5 & 3-3) Player Of The Week – 7/29 Scott Van Slyke – 1B .429...
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 15 & 22 – Pederson, Windle, Trinkwon, Gould, Curletta

Sorry, no Julio Urias this week, as the ridiculously young hurler didn’t go beyond two innings in either of his starts. The southpaw hasn’t exceeded two innings since early July. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-3 and 4-3) Player Of The Week – 7/15 It was a short week for the Topes with the Triple-A All-Star Game eating into the week. Nick Buss – OF .333/.385/.583...
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade Deadline Watch: Pitching Options

With tomorrow officially marking the beginning of the summer hot stove, that means business is about to pick up. I’m sure you all remember the fireworks from last summer. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we see something similar go down this summer. I will be running this series all the way up to the trade deadline. With the Dodgers finally showing signs of life, well, minus...
Via Dodgers Rumors
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Magill will not start Sunday for Dodgers, headed to Triple-A DL

credit: getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers will not start Matt Magill on Sunday. Magill has been placed on the disabled list for Triple-A Albuquerque with tightness in his right forearm. Instead of Magill, the Dodgers will send Chris Capuano to the mound on short rest. It is unclear how long Magill will be sidelined but considering he was 0-2 with a 6.51 ERA in six starts the Dodgers...
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Magill, Dodgers trounced by Braves

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dan Uggla had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman drove in three more runs with a double, and Mike Minor kept the Atlanta Braves' rotation rolling with six solid innings in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Minor (8-2) allowed a run and six hits, struck out six and walked three while helping the NL East leaders gain a split of the...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly Going Back on D.L., Matt Magill to Start Sunday vs. Braves

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to place starter Ted Lilly back on the 15-day D.L. with a stiff neck issue. In his most recent start, Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, Lilly went four innings, giving up five runs and six hits – but of course his mediocre performance was overshadowed by the splashy two-homer game from outfielder Yasiel Puig. Speculation...
Via Valley Bay News
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers: Matt Magill to start Sunday in place of Ted Lilly

Ted Lilly will not make his scheduled Sunday start against the Atlanta Braves. Lilly is dealing with a neck issue and has made just five starts this season after beginning the year late due to a strained rib cage. In Lilly’s place the Dodgers will start Matt Magill. Magill has struggled during his stints in the majors posting 6.38 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP in five starts. The Dodgers...
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 20 – Matt Magill, Yasiel Puig, Jarret Martin, Julio Urias

There were some usual suspects playing well in the Dodgers farm system this week, but one player’s professional debut stood out above the rest. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3) Player Of The Week Elian Herrera – 2B .429/.500/.607/1.107, 1 HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 7 R, 5 SB, 4 BB, 5 K Herrera, the subject of call-up rumors, had a fantastic week with the Isotopes. He’s hitting...
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger vs. Magill — who was worse?

Tiger Woods made news with his stunningly bad Saturday at the Memorial. He was better on Sunday -- good enough to avoid shattering every personal worst for a tournament. Still, his four days in Dublin, Ohio, were arguably his worst weekend ever. But does that match the depths of despair that Dodgers pitcher Matt Magill reached in his one brief, albeit inagmanamous, moment in the...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

De La Rosa overcomes Dodger blues with help of powerful offense

Dexter Fowler found his power stroke on Sunday.Jorge De La Rosa had made 10 career starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his career. His team had never won a game against them. On Sunday, the lefty finally got over the hump, helping the Rockies to a 7-2 win.That streak ended on Sunday as the lefty dealt seven strong innings, giving up only two runs. He gave up six hits and two...
Via Rockies Review
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers call up Puig from Double-A

The Los Angeles Dodgers found a way to overshadow another stinging loss -- recall their phenom from the minors. After falling 7-2 to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, the Dodgers announced their plan to bring up outfielder Yasiel Puig from Double-A Chattanooga. Puig, a 22-year-old Cuban defector, is hitting .313 with eight homers and 37 RBIs for the Lookouts. ''He's...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies 7, Dodgers 2

Dexter Fowler hit two homers off fill-in starter Matt Magill and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven effective innings, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 7-2 win over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. It was the second multihomer game of the season for Fowler. Todd Helton and Michael Cuddyer added solo homers as the Rockies took two of three from Los Angeles. De La Rosa (7...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Magill, Dodgers bounced by Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Dexter Fowler hit two homers off fill-in starter Matt Magill and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven effective innings, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 7-2 win over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. It was the second multihomer game of the season for Fowler. Todd Helton and Michael Cuddyer added solo homers as the Rockies took two of three from Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports West
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Same Thing Different Day For Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers injury situation this season has been something to behold. Sunday the team recalled Matt Magill from AAA to start in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu who is still battling soreness in his foot after using it to stop a groundball last time out. Magill was less than stellar as the young right-hander was hammered for seven runs (six earned) in a 7-2 loss to the Colorado...
Via Valley Bay News
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu Scratched From Start with Bruised Left Foot

Hyun-Jin Ryu one of the few positive stories for the Los Angeles Dodgers this year has been scratched in his start against the Colorado Rockies with a bruised left foot. Matt Magill  has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the start in his place.Ryu, 26, was hit in the foot by a comebacker in his last start on Tuesday  And the Dodgers are hopeful that review can avoid...
Via Baseball News Source
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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