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How the Los Angeles Dodgers Won the Offseason

After a disappointing end to the season, Dodger fans wanted the front office to make moves that would push them from their usual first round exit from the playoffs to World Series champions. The team with the highest payroll in Major League Baseball by an astounding amount, still has not won a World Series in this century. The abrupt ending resulted in the firing of manager Don...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir: Astros tenure was 'awesome', reminded him of 2008 Rays

Lefty Scott Kazmir signed a lucrative three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason after spending the second half of 2015 with the Houston Astros.At the Dodgers' Fan Fest event on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, Kazmir spoke a bit about his time in Houston. Specifically, he drew parallels between the '15 Astros and the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, which won the AL pennant thanks...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Rotation Depth is Key

After a very up and down winter in which moves were being made around the league, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally joined the action with a series of moves to help bolster their pitching staff. With Zack Greinke electing to go to division rival Arizona, the Dodgers countered by signing All-Star left hander Scott Kazmir to a three year deal. Kazmir is coming off a solid season in which...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ pitcher-heavy 40-man roster isn’t a problem … yet

The Dodgers’ 40-man roster is full after the signing of Joe Blanton. And yet, it feels far from complete (because it isn’t). There are a lot of pitchers on the 40-man roster. Of the 40 spots, 24 are occupied by pitchers. Guys like Brandon Beachy, Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda and the aforementioned Blanton all got major league deals, while Frankie Montas was brought in via trade...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers finally ready to introduce their latest rotation addition

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are set to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.Los Angeles scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and a person familiar with the event said the subject of the news conference was Maeda.The 27-year-old pitcher will become the only healthy right-hander in the team's otherwise lefty-dominated rotation, joining...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers to announce signing of Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers are set to announce the signing of free-agent Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda. Los Angeles scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and a person familiar with the event said the subject of the news conference was Maeda. The 27-year-old pitcher will become the only healthy right-hander in the team's otherwise lefty-dominated rotation...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading the Signing: Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered this offseason with pitching on their mind. Clearly, observers agreed, the Dodgers would either re-sign superstar pitcher Zack Greinke or would replace him with one of the top aces available on the market. The Dodgers did neither. They got outbid by the Arizona Diamondbacks, a division rival, in the Greinke The post Grading the Signing: Dodgers Sign...
Via No Coast Bias
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

New Dodgers pitcher Kazmir returns to scene of career demise

LOS ANGELES (AP) After revitalizing his career over the last three years, Scott Kazmir is ready to return to the scene of its demise in Southern California. The 31-year-old left-hander struggled through three tough years with the Los Angeles Angels before falling out of the majors. It took him two years to get back to the big leagues and after stints with Cleveland, Oakland and...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Really Analyzes It (Baseball)

Episode 621 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which edition he considers, for example, the Dodgers’ signings both of Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda (the latter pending a physical) and also a single, lonely rumor that has Alex Gordon going to the White Sox. This edition of the program is...
Via Fangraphs
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers signing Kenta Maeda brings balance to rotation

This off-season has not been what the Los Angeles Dodgers have expected. With losing Zach Greinke to the Diamondbacks and the team’s inability to sign a top notch free agent pitcher, the Dodgers are facing the same rotation problems they faced at the end of last year. Things took a turn in the right direction when the team went out and signed left handed pitcher Scott Kazmir. The...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 142 – Kazmir, Maeda, Hall of Fame

Happy New Year! On this episode of “Dugout Blues” this year, Jared Massey (Dodger Blue) and ring in the new year by talking about a couple of signings the Dodgers made/will make. Wait, they actually spent money? Stop the presses. Yes, the Dodgers signed Scott Kazmir and have agreed to terms with Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda. Both of these deals are good and give the Dodgers...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir, the Dodgers, and Health

The real nice thing about having Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the same starting rotation, aside from all the wins, is that they allow a team to lose two key starters for the season — Hyun-Jin Ryu to a shoulder injury suffered in spring training and a Brandon McCarthy to Tommy John Surgery after just four starts — without it crippling the team. The Dodgers would’ve preferred...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Additions of Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda improve Dodgers rotation

The Dodgers rotation excelled in 2015. Led by Clayton Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014 Cy Young winner) and Zack Greinke (2015 Cy Young runner-up), the club featured the best one-two punch in the game. Opposing clubs quivered at the thought of facing the duo in back-to-back games. Brett Anderson, who made a total of 32 starts since the start of 2011, surprisingly made 31 starts (including...
Via The Outside Corner
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Additions of Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda improve Dodgers rotation

The Dodgers rotation excelled in 2015. Led by Clayton Kershaw (2011, 2013, 2014 Cy Young winner) and Zack Greinke (2015 Cy Young runner-up), the club featured the best one-two punch in the game. Opposing clubs quivered at the thought of facing the duo in back-to-back games. Brett Anderson, who made a total of 32 starts since the start of 2011, surprisingly made 31 starts (including...
Via Bloguin Best
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Pricing Alex Gordon on a Three-Year Deal

Traditionally, baseball teams spend most of their money before Christmas, and then after the New Year, they start bargain hunting. Historically, free agents who are still on the market six weeks before Spring Training begins start getting lowballed, as teams begin to exert some leverage knowing that players want to have a job lined up before the calendar starts pushing too far towards...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Is the Dodger Rotation too Left-Handed?

Even after the signing of Kenta Maeda, the Dodgers are projected to have an extremely left-handed starting rotation. As of now, the starting pitcher depth chart has Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, Alex Wood, Brett Anderson, and Hyun-jin Ryu‘s bionic shoulder along with Maeda. It’s not all left-handed pitchers anymore, but it’s still five of the top six. This has created some...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Scott Kazmir Signs with the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers decision to sign left handed pitcher Scott Kazmir had a slight stench of desperation to it. As a die-hard Met fan who once saw the once-prized pitching prospect dealt for the likes of Victor Zambrano, I’d like to state right off the bat that I have no qualms with Kazmir’s game. He was clearly the top starter left on the free agent market and profiles...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Well, We’re Waiting

It might be January 3 with a temperature of roughly 25 degrees Fahrenheit (from where I’m sitting), but it’s time to come to terms with this, friends: we’ve hit the dog days of the offseason. Yoenis Céspedes, Alex Gordon, and Justin Upton still haven’t moved. Heck, there’s barely been any activity, so what can we talk about? The Dodgers added to their starting rotation...
Via The Sports Post
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers have gone from potentially fabulous to probably flawed

The expectations probably were unfair, but they existed nonetheless: When the offseason began, the Dodgers were supposed to re-sign Zack Greinke and lure David Price to L.A. with an astronomical offer, creating a rotation for the ages.The Dodgers seemingly had operated without a budget since Mark Walter purchased the team in 2012. Why start now?Well, the Dodgers failed to keep Greinke...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Heyman: Dodgers Agree to Deal with Kenta Maeda

Well, that “all-lefty rotation” sure didn’t last long. In what has seemed inevitable for some time, the Dodgers have signed Kenta Maeda: Hearing from a baseball source, kenta maeda and dodgers are in agreement. No word on $. @DfineNrmLC all over this one — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 31, 2015 The Dodgers have been connected to Maeda since he was posted earlier...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

In Alvarez, A's hoping for another Kazmir-like career turnaround

The Oakland Athletics decided to take a flier on Henderson Alvarez, coming to terms with the 25-year-old right-hander on a one-year contract for 2016.His ongoing shoulder issues, the ones that more or less made him expendable to the Miami Marlins and allowed the A's to seek him out once he was non-tendered by Miami, will delay Alvarez's A's debut. It's uncertain at the moment just...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers-Scott Kazmir joins the rotation

Finally. After having missed out on several key free agents this winter the Los Angeles Dodgers have come to an agreement with left handed pitcher Scott Kazmir. Kazmir signed a three year deal for $48 million dollars early on Wednesday. The $48 million will be paid over six years. More so, the contract includes an opt-out clause on Kazmir’s end. Kazmir will pitch the 2016 and join...
Via isportsweb.com
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Wednesday was a 'great day' for Scott Kazmir to be signed by the Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers added another lefty to their rotation in three-time All-Star Scott Kazmir on Wednesday, an acquisition that was made on an apropos date.Kazmir joins a Dodgers rotation led by lefty ace Clayton Kershaw that also includes southpaws Brett Anderson, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Alex Wood.However, it was a connection to the greatest lefty in Dodgers history that made his...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Give Iwakuma Money to Scott Kazmir

It seemed for a time like Scott Kazmir wanted to get himself signed before Christmas. That didn’t happen, but he’ll settle for getting signed before New Year’s — for three years, and $48 million, with the Dodgers being his newest employer. Kazmir joins what could be an all-left-handed starting rotation, not even counting the left-handed Julio Urias. No one would ever suggest...
Via Fangraphs
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Scott Kazmir to three-year, $48 million deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Scott Kazmir to a three-year, $48 million reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The contract isn’t as straightforward as it seems, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the deal has an opt-out after just one season, meaning Kazmir can hit free agency again as soon as next year. Source: Kazmir's three-year deal with the #Dodgers is...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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