Get to know this year’s foreign imports: Jae-gyun Hwang

There are bound to be some interesting players to be posted this winter. The Twins already won the posting for Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park a Japanese right-handed starter Kenta Maeda figures to be the main prize this winter. Jeff Passan passed along some news about Korean third baseman Jae-gyun Hwang. No bids on Ah-Seop Son, per Korean media. Next to be posted: Power-hitting...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig: Huge Price Tag, Huge Potential, Huge Risk

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” The biggest story in baseball this past weekend may have been the ill-advised comments by ex-Mariners coach Andy Van Slyke, the father of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke, who took to the airwaves to rip Robinson Cano and then implied that Clayton Kershaw recommended to management that Yasiel Puig be traded. Imagine the awkward...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke's father infers Kershaw wants Puig traded from Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw (left) celebrates with Yasiel Puig after winning Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS. Elsa Getty ImagesThere has been speculation amid his attrition that the Los Angeles Dodgers should trade outfielder Yasiel Puig, a notion that is reportedly supported by ace Clayton Kershaw.During a radio interview with St. Louis' CBS Sports Radio 920, former major-league outfielder Andy Van...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Van Slyke available for NLCS roster if LA advances

Scott Van Slyke could add some pop to the Dodgers' lineup in a potential NLCS but he has little postseason experience. Darin Wallentine Getty ImagesIf the Los Angeles Dodgers can pull off a Game 5 win over the Mets on Thursday, they will have a reinforcement waiting for them.Outfielder Scott Van Slyke said Wednesday that he will be available to play in the NLCS if they Dodgers advance...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates 4, Dodgers 3: Game Of (Many) Feet

Last night’s game came down to inches. Today’s game was decided by hundreds of feet. In the mid-September heat the ball was carrying out of Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers eventually fell by a score of 4-3. Mike Bolsinger started for the Dodgers and gave up two home runs. The first, hit by Starling Marte, carried into the aisle halfway up the left field pavilion. One inning...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs Sept. 11, 2015: Baseball-Like Substance

….aaand I’m back. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. Phoenix, Az. LF Ruggiano CF Pollock 2B Peraza LF Inciarte 3B Turner 1B Goldschmidt 1B Gonzalez C Castillo RF Van Slyke 3B Gosselin SS Seager 2B Owings C Ellis RF Tomas CF ...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Angels 5: Scott Van Slyke And Good Fortune

The Dodgers beat the Angels 7-5 to take the first game of the series and now the worst team in the history of baseball is now 21 games above .500. With the Giants loss to the Diamondbacks earlier today, the division lead is now 8.5 games. —– The game was a back-and-forth affair, with Scott Van Slyke starting things off with an RBI double in the top of the second, before C.J...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Van Slyke leads Dodgers past Angels 7-5 in rivalry series

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Scott Van Slyke had four hits and drove in four runs, and Zack Greinke pitched six innings of seven-hit ball before the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen hung on for a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Pinch-hitter Justin Ruggiano had a two-run double as the Dodgers opened the Freeway Series with their seventh straight victory over their Orange...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Fans Will Just Never Be Happy

In last night’s 4-1 win over the Cubs, the game really turned in a three-run sixth inning. Tied at one entering the inning, Chase Utley, Adrian Gonzalez, and Justin Turner all reached base, making it a 2-1 Dodgers lead with no outs and men on the corners when Joe Maddon came out to replace Jason Hammel with lefty Travis Wood. Don Mattingly pinch-hit Scott Van Slyke for Andre Ethier...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ A’s August 19, 2015: Day Baseball

Aaaaand that was quick. So long, Oakland! Two games in something like 18 hours, and the series will be over. Baseball schedules are weird. Dodgers A’s 12:35 p.m. PT Oakland, Ca. SS Rollins CF Burns LF Crawford 1B Canha 1B Gonzalez 3B Valencia 3B Turner C Phegley RF Ethier...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Pirates August 8, 2015: Scott Van Slyke, Cleanup Hitter

Every time I see Alex Guerrero try to play third base, or struggle to make contact, I always figure it’s the last time we’ll see him. But, I suppose Alberto Callaspo can’t play every single day, and Justin Turner is on the DL so… well, I really miss Juan Uribe, is all. Like, a lot. Dodgers Pirates 4:05 p.m. PT Pittsburgh, Pa. SS ...
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke Still Under Limited Playing Time for Los Angeles Dodgers After Taxi Injury

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 26: Scott Van Slyke #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run during the second inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke walked once and scored a run after playing two innings in Wednesday’s win against the Oakland...
Via The Sports Journal
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke suffers whiplash in taxi

An injury kept outfielder Scott Van Slyke out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday, but the way he sustained the injury wasn't quite in the manner one would expect. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters that Van Slyke suffered whiplash while riding in the back of a taxi cab in New York. Van Slyke's head slammed into the Plexiglas partition...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves July 21, 2015: Crawford’s In, Beachy’s Out

So that was a little anti-climactic. Dodgers Braves 4:10 p.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. CF Pederson 2B Peterson 2B Kendrick CF Maybin 3B Turner RF Markakis 1B Gonzalez 1B Johnson LF Van Slyke 3B Uribe RF Puig LF Gomez SS Hernandez SS Simmons...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs July 1, 2015: Finish That Road Trip

You hate this lineup. I know you do. Yasmani Grandal, Joc Pederson, and Adrian Gonzalez are out. A.J. Ellis, Enrique Hernandez, and Scott Van Slyke are in. (Not that you should be upset about Van Slyke, who is solid. Sure doesn’t seem as exciting to see Alex Guerrero in, though, does it?) Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. Phoenix, Az. CF Hernandez...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' OF Van Slyke, RHP Hatcher, switch places on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated outfielder Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list and placed reliever Chris Hatcher on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 15, because of an oblique strain on his left side. The moves were made before Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers. Van Slyke missed 17 games because of inflammation in his back, and...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers place Van Slyke on 15-day DL with back inflammation

DENVER (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with back inflammation. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly thought Van Slyke's recent back issues were taken care of until an at-bat during Saturday's game in St. Louis when Van Slyke experienced mid-back inflammation on his left side. Van Slyke is hitting .264 with two homers and 14 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals – Dodgers Progressive Game Blog – Second Inning

Saturday marked the annual Progressive Game Blog collaboration by the United Cardinal Bloggers, where a host of the member site from the UCB come together to cover a game, frame by frame. Here at I70, we were assigned the second inning and ninth inning, with me carrying the front end. Coming into the second inning, the Cardinals had just scored the first run of the game and carried...
Via i70baseball
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Tulo on the Move?

In Episode 194, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Tuesday and one big star who could be on the move. Topics include: What more playing time will do for Scott Van Slyke’s fantasy value How a Troy Tulowitzki trade might impact his value How worried we are about Jeff Samardjiza Whether Starling Marte has...
Via Baseball Professor
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke the latest example of depth of Dodgers' bench

Justin Turner, Alex Guerrero and Andre Ethier have all been productive and had big moments this season which have highlighted the depth of the Dodgers’ bench. Monday night it was Scott Van Slyke’s turn to shine.In addition to his walk-off home run, Van Slyke also threw out a runner at the plate in the seventh inning to keep the game tied. The 28-year-old is hitting .340 with...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins' rally for naught, dealt another walk-off loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. Two innings after throwing out a runner at home plate to complete a double play, Van Slyke connected off struggling closer Steve Cishek. Christian Yelich gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Marlins 3: It’s Scott Van Slyke’s World

Zack Greinke pitched a gem through six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh. Marcell Ozuna tied it up out of nowhere with a bomb of a homer to left, which is what hitters like him do. Then two consecutive singles and a walk setup a bases loaded situation and Scott Van Slyke heroics. It was a really really really close play, but it seemed like he was out by literally...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke could benefit from Carl Crawford injury

Yesterday, I wrote about Brandon McCarthy‘s injury being an opportunity for Zach Lee. Now, Carl Crawford‘s injury is an opportunity for someone — but not a prospect. Scott Van Slyke might get his chance to show what he can do. Some folks draw the (probably lazy) comparison of Van Slyke to former Dodger and fellow bearded lumberjack in the offseason (probably) Jayson Werth...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners @ Dodgers April 13, 2015: Entirely Too Excited For Scott Van Slyke

Interleague play in April is never not weird. It was weird last year in Baltimore, and it’s weird with Seattle in Los Angeles tonight. Mariners Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles, Ca. CF Ackley SS Barney LF Smith RF Puig 2B Cano 1B Gonzalez RF Cruz 2B Kendrick 3B Seager ...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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