History Says Active White Sox Off-Season Will Lead To World Series

If South Side fans were looking for validation that what the Chicago White Sox have done so far during the Winter Meetings will lead to good things in the near future, they should know that history sheds a bright light on their activity.  The last time the organization was this active in acquiring new talents was exactly ten years ago in 2004.  That was when then-GM Kevin Williams...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: Catcher/Criminal Miguel Olivo

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR AAA  81 .368 .407 .605 n/a 4 n/a MLB 13 .217 .240 .304 49 0 -0.1 What happened in 2014: Oh, lord. You know, I’ve been writing these reviews for a long time. I had to deal with Andruw Jones‘ horrendous 2008, and Manny Ramirez‘ 2009 suspension. I’ve written about players having great years and awful ones, injured ones and healthy ones. I’ve talked...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How Teams Have Fared After Losing a Primary Catcher in Free Agency

In a few short week Pirates catcher Russell Martin will become a free agent. The Pirates hope to retain him, and for good reason. Like most primary catchers he is an integral part of the team. Recent history has not be kind to teams that have lost their primary catcher to free agency. Over the past 5 of seasons a team has lost its primary catcher 13 times. For this study I’m considering...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Michael Morse doubtful for weekend series

This weekend the Giants, who have won 12 of their last 15 games, hope to close the two-game gap between them and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL West lead, but slugger Michael Morse probably won't be available for the series, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.Morse (strained lower oblique) is swinging at about 50%. Doubtful he'll play in the Dodgers series. #SFGiants—...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 11, 2009

2009: Two outfield assists from David DeJesus and Miguel Olivo’s 12th-inning home run gave the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.Olivo’s home run, his 19th of the season, came with one out in the inning off Indians reliever Jose Veras. It broke a 1-1 tie that had lasted since the seventh inning.Both starting pitchers were in command for much of...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodger Catchers Continuing To Struggle

As we all focused, and continue to focus, on the need for help in the rotation and bullpen, something that kept quietly coming up was the Dodger catching situation, which has been something of an issue all season long. Way back in April, I wrote a post about how atrocious the Dodgers catchers had been, pointing out that Tim Federowicz and Drew Butera weren’t doing much while trying...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: 'Dugout Blues' episode 80 - Blessing, Arruebarrena, Guerrero

On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I have special guest co-host Chris Blessing of ROTOscouting.com in for a visit.I know, it's been awhile since I posted a podcast here. My apologies. I'm going to start doing it every week. You can also get to the podcast on Dodgers Digest via the "podcast" tab in the menu bar.Anyway, we talk a lot about Erisbel...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear biting brawl

Miguel Olivo has had his last bite of action with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Thursday the team released the catcher just days after he bit minor league teammate Alex Guerrero’s ear. Olivo played eight games in the big leagues this season with the Dodgers, hitting .217 while driving in two runs. Since being sent to Triple-A, Olivo was hitting .368 with four home runs and 20 runs...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident (video)

It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Dodgers to react and the team did so with impunity on Thursday, releasing catcher Miguel Olivo outright following a bizarre scene during a fight where the catcher bit a chunk of an ear off the head of an Albuquerque Isotope teammate. Olivo, 35, got into an on-field […] The post Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo after ear-biting

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday that they have released catcher Miguel Olivo, two days after a dugout altercation in which Olivo allegedly bit off part of Alex Guerrero’s ear during a Triple-A game. Today, the Dodgers released catcher Miguel Olivo from their roster. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 22, 2014 Olivo was suspended by the Dodgers on Wednesday until...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Olivo in spring training: I want to be Tyson without the earbiting

One of the most bizarre incidents between teammates in MLB history took place earlier this week, when Miguel Olivo bit a teammate’s ear during a fight. The recipient of the bite, Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero, could miss more than a month after he had to have the piece of his ear that Olivo bit off […]
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Prospect Miguel Olivo Suspended After Biting Teammate’s Ear

Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Miguel Olivo is learning the hard way that you don’t solve problems in the real world like Mike Tyson does in the boxing ring. Olivo was suspended Wednesday by the Dodgers organization for allegedly biting the ear of teammate Alex Guerrero during a dugout altercation on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. The two play for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers- Why Dee Gordon has been their best player

Dee Gordon Coming into the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a glaring hole left by Mark Ellis at second base. Ellis was not the best second baseman in baseball, but provided extremely solid defense and was the perfect hitter in the two-hole. The Dodgers not only lost Ellis in the offseason, but Skip Schumaker and Nick Punto are also wearing different jerseys this year. In the...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catcher Miguel Olivo Bites Off His Teammate's Ear

The Big Leagues The aging backstop attacked Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero, and got an earful in return.
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers: Alex Guerrero to miss five weeks

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cuban defector Alex Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million deal this offseason. On Tuesday Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear. Olivo and Guerrero were involved in a dugout altercation during Albuquerque’s 7-4 loss to Salt Lake on Tuesday. Guerrero was sent to the hospital as a result of the altercation after Olivo bit off a part of his...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Prospect Alex Guerrero Loses Part Of Ear During Dugout Fight With Teammate

It’s all fun and games until a teammate goes all Mike Tyson on another teammate. Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero was involved in a dugout altercation with Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo during their game Tuesday with the Albuquerque Isotopes that escalated rapidly and resulted in Guerrero losing part of his ear. The two teammates exchanged blows during the eighth inning...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Alex Guerrero Gets Mike Tyson Treatment

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have been hitting very well at the plate as of late. The team had five players go for three hits on Monday night including Alex Guerrero and Clint Robinson falling one hit shy of a cycle. On Tuesday, the team unfortunately did some hitting in the dugout when Guerrero and catcher Miguel Olivo got into an altercation...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo Went Mike Tyson on Teammate in Fight in Dugout During AAA Game

Miguel Olivo, now playing catcher for the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes, got in a fight with teammate Alex Guerrero during the 8th inning of the team’s game game against Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon. During the scrum, Olivo apparently bit off a part of Guerrero’s ear, who had to have surgery immediately after to repair […] The post Miguel Olivo Went Mike Tyson...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor Leaguer Miguel Olivo Bites Part of Teammates Ear Off

You heard that right. Former MLB catcher and current player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes Miguel Olivo reportedly bit a piece of his teammates ear off in an altercation today.  The victim in this case appears to be Alex Guerrero. Agent Scott Boras confirmed that a part of Alex Guerrero's ear was bitten off by Miguel Olivo. — Dylan Hernandez...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo apparently tried to bite Alex Guerrero’s ear off

Here we all were minding our own business on an otherwise uneventful day of baseball news when Jon Morosi casually dropped a bomb on the Twittersphere: Part of Alex Guerrero's ear was "displaced by a bite" during altercation with Miguel Olivo, according to Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 20, 2014 WHAT THE WHAT?!?! One can only assume that “displaced”...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo apparently tried to bite Alex Guerrero’s ear off

Here we all were minding our own business on an otherwise uneventful day of baseball news when Jon Morosi casually dropped a bomb on the Twittersphere: Part of Alex Guerrero's ear was "displaced by a bite" during altercation with Miguel Olivo, according to Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 20, 2014 WHAT THE WHAT?!?! One can only assume that “displaced”...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Mets May 20, 2014: No Really, Miguel Olivo Bit Alex Guerrero

The first I heard of today’s Triple-A dust-up between Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero was shortly afterward in the Dodger clubhouse here in New York, where one Dodger reliever walked into the clubhouse with another, saying “Did you hear that Olivo bit Guerrero? He went full Mike Tyson on him.” If Scott Boras is to be believed, that’s not an exaggeration, saying that “part...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins @ Dodgers May 14, 2014: Welcome Back, AJ

Five-and-a-half weeks after we last saw him, and with far too much Tim Federowicz, Miguel Olivo, and Drew Butera in the meantime, A.J. Ellis is back, having been activated from the disabled list and inserted into the starting lineup. Butera remains as the backup; Olivo was optioned back to Triple-A, per a clause in the contract he signed with the Dodgers. In 25 plate appearances...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Cuban players presence growing in Major League

MIAMI -- When Marlins righty Carlos Marmol gets ahead in the count, his stuff is near unhittable. Miguel Olivo, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez all went down via the strikeout in the 11th inning of Saturday night's 9-7 loss. The problem lies in the frequency that occurs for Marmol, who is more known for his wildness over nine big-league seasons. After walking Juan Uribe to open the...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Twins May 1, 2014: Game One

Are you ready for absurd amounts of baseball in cold, cold Minnesota? No? Too bad! It’s happening anyway. As expected, Red Patterson was added to the roster and will start the second game this afternoon, while Nick Buss was DFA’d. But we’ll get to that later, because first there’s a Game 1… probably. I say that because if you thought last night was fun, with every player...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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