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So This Is What Relievers Cost

The Dodgers could use a reliever. I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s certainly not something we’ve talked about like a dozen times recently, right? We’ve talked about who should go — hi, Chris Perez! And also Paul Maholm! And maybe, but less likely, Jamey Wright! — and whether it’ll be Paco Rodriguez or Scott Elbert or Jose Dominguez who comes to town, or whether...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Pirates, July 22, 2014: Welcome Back, Josh Beckett

You don’t ever want to put too much importance on a single game, especially one in the middle of the season against a team that isn’t even in your division. Dodgers Pirates 4:05 p.m. PT Pittsburgh, Pa. 2B Gordon RF Polanco SS Turner LF Snyder 1B Gonzalez CF McCutchen RF Kemp 2B Walker CF Ethier C...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cardinals July 18, 2014: Back To Business

It has been a while, hasn’t it? After all of the pageantry and fun of the all-star game and a well-deserved vacation for most of the players, the Dodgers kick off the second “half” of the season against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Dodgers Cardinals 5:15 p.m. PT St. Louis, Mo. 2B Gordon 3B Carpenter RF Puig 2B Wong SS Ramirez...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers recall Paco Rodriguez from Triple-A

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Via Valley Bay News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Time To Step It Up, Dodger Bullpen

What’s the best way to evaluate a major league bullpen? There’s not really an obvious answer in the way that I would go to WAR or wRC+ for hitters, or FIP or xFIP for starting pitchers. It sure as hell isn’t wins, obviously. ERA really doesn’t work there, either, as we saw just a few days ago when Brian Wilson was atrocious and the runs were all charged to Hyun-jin Ryu. It’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 5/5 – 5/11

(Via Dustin Nosler) Corey Seager closes the week red hot, Joc Pederson continues to shine, Julio Urias is average but acceptable, Jacob Scavuzzo bounces back, and Paco Rodriguez/Jose Dominguez struggle mightily. May 5 Hitter Of The Day: O’Koyea Dickson (AA) hit homers four and five as he tries to remain a relevant prospect in the system. Dickson currently has a .796 OPS despite...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Marlins May 2, 2014: Ryu’s Gone, Is Zach Lee Coming?

Very early this morning, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register noted that Paco Rodriguez would likely be sent down today after throwing 48 pitches over the last two days, and it made total sense. The bullpen was overworked after 20 innings yesterday, as you can see below, so some fresh blood was needed, and the only other player with options — Chris Withrow — is totally...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Paco Rodriguez

Two weeks ago, Paco Rodriguez was sent to Triple-A when Brian Wilson returned. Now, he’s back, having been recalled to the Dodgers as Carlos Triunfel returns to the Isotopes. This is both good news and bad, I suppose. It’s good that Rodriguez is back, and it’s even better that the team seems to feel that Hanley Ramirez‘ thumb is healthy enough that there’s no need to have...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers activate Brian Wilson from DL

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated relief pitcher Brian Wilson from the disabled list. Wilson had no troubles during his rehab assignment and will be inserted into a setup role ahead of Kenley Jansen. In order to make room for Wilson on the active roster the Dodgers sent left hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers sent Rodriguez down despite...
Via Tireball.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants April 15, 2014: Jackie Robinson Day

First, the good news: Brian Wilson is back! That really shouldn’t be understated. When he first came up complaining of elbow soreness two weeks ago after looking terrible in blowing a game against San Diego, I think we all thought the worst for the two-time Tommy John survivor. Had you told me on that day that we wouldn’t see him again for the remainder of the season, I wouldn’t...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Best Pitches Of 2013

Fans are always analyzing which pitchers have the best and worst pitches, but we normally base that on nothing but our own feelings in the moment, so I decided to take a more objective look at things. For a pitch to qualify for these rankings, I used a 200-pitch minimum for starters and a 50-pitch minimum for relievers. The metric used to measure pitch effectiveness is True Average...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, D’Backs 5: Nice Way To Start A Season

I am quite unsure how that could have gone better. If there’s one thing that would have been more annoying than flying approximately 200 million miles to Australia during spring training — for the players, that is, because I’ve quite enjoyed seeing baseball at the famed Sydney Cricket Grounds — it would have been flying approximately 200 million miles only to come home knowing...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Paco Rodriguez’ Mechanical Fix

(via) Early last month, I looked into the disastrous end of Paco Rodriguez‘ 2013 regular season. The most common question that I received after posting the article was “was Paco tipping his pitches?” It’s a natural question, given his unorthodox delivery (pictured above). On Monday, this question re-surfaced, when Ken Gurnick reported that Rodriguez has made a mechanical...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected 2017 Dodgers’ pitching staff

(Via) If you thought projecting the 2017 lineup was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. While you’ll recognize a lot of the names listed here, the pitching projections are a lot more unstable than the position player projections. Without further adieu, here is who you should expect to see Opening Day 2017. Starting Pitcher 1 If Clayton Kershaw isn’t the Dodgers’ No. 1 starter...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Spring Training Preview: Relief Pitchers

(via) Age   IP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR Kenley Jansen 26 2013 (Dodgers) 76.2 13.03 2.11 1.88 1.99 2.06 2.2 ’14 ZiPS 70.2 13.82 2.72 1.91 1.96 - 1.7 ’14 Steamer 65.0 12.21 3.11 2.18 2.65 - 0.8  Brian Wilson 32 2013 (Dodgers) 13.2 8.56 2.63 0.66 2.02 2.82 0.4 ’14 ZiPS 38.1 9.24 3.37 3.05 3.02 - 0.4 ’14 Steamer 65.0 8.87 3.72 3.29 3.46 - 0.4 J.P...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Recent History of Dodgers Spring Pitching

When you search Creative Commons for “Monasterios”, this is the only picture that isn’t of a monastery. Also, it’s good to see that he’s pitching again. (via) Putting together the spring training batting statistics run-down was fun, so I’ve prepared a companion post for pitching statistics. The goal of the batting history post was to illustrate that you shouldn’t trust...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at the Dodgers' numerous bullpen options for 2014

The Dodgers have a LOT of guys who are viable bullpen options, not even counting starting pitchers who are biding time. It's likely all these guys see action at some point during the year, but what should the pecking order should be?I looked at the peripheral stats for all the guys and projected how I think they'll do this year. The rigorous approach led to some surprises...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Happened to Paco Rodriguez?

(via) For most of the year, Paco Rodriguez was one of the most dependable pitchers in the Dodgers’ bullpen. He was unhittable against lefties and nearly as good against right-handed hitting. This lasted until September, when he completely fell apart. He was so ineffective at the end of the season that he was left off of the NLCS roster against a Cardinals team that could not hit...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (19) | 2012 (23) | 2011 (12) | 2010 (21) | 2009 (23) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [92-70] NL West AAA: [76-68] Pacific Coast League – Albuquerque AA: [59-80] Southern League – Chattanooga A+: [65-75] California League – Rancho Cucamonga A: [67-72] Midwest League – Great Lakes Graduated Prospects Yasiel Puig (OF); Tim...
Via Razzball
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

What does signing Mark Mulder mean to the Angels?

Mark Mulder, who is closing in on the age of 37 in August, recently signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Mulder has not pitched on a competitive level since 2008, retiring in 2009 due to shoulder complications. He decided to make a comeback this off-season after seeing Paco Rodriguez of the Dodgers pitch during post...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers and JP Howell close to an agreement

The baseball sources are at it again... Dodgers and reliever J.P. Howell closing in on a multi-year deal, according to baseball source. More soon on http://t.co/95Zz6Og9nb. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 17, 2013 This is excellent news. The Dodgers need to sign a lefty for the bullpen to compliment Paco Rodriguez and fee agent pickings are slim out there...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitcher Mark Mulder eyes comeback

Mark Mulder is attempting to make a comeback. This isn't a gag for a series of ESPN commercials for Baseball Tonight. This is apparently really happening. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports that the former A's and Cardinals pitcher has been working himself into shape at a workout facility in Phoenix, has actually thrown for three MLB teams recently and was clocked...
Via The Outside Corner
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Mulder attempting comeback for 2014 season

Former major leaguer Mark Mulder is considering a comeback for the 2014 season. Mulder has not pitched since 2008 with the St. Louis Cardinals but apparently saw something in the reliever of Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez that he could emulate and is now ready to resume his big league career. The 36-year-old Mulder recently threw for three teams and was clocked in the...
Via Tireball.com
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Mulder attempting comeback

Mark Mulder, a two-time All-Star and former staff pillar with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, is trying to make a comeback. Mulder, 36, retired in 2009 after two surgeries on his left shoulder had reduced his effectiveness and sapped his hopes of pitching at an elite level again. He's been working as an analyst at ESPN since 2011, and had come to grips with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote Dodgers for 2013 Gibbys

Award season is in full swing. Annually, MLB gives out their Gibby Awards - Greatest In BaseBall Yearly Awards. This years nominees inclube: Clayton Kershaw for MVP, Starting Pitcher, Best Pitching Performance Yasiel Puig for Rookie, Play of the Year (that cannon), Moment of the Year (his debut), Best Walk-Off Hyun-Jin Ryu for Rookie Kenley Jansen...
Via The True Blue Crew
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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