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The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

Carl Crawford returned from the disabled list on July 10th, just over two weeks ago. Crawford’s return brought the outfield back up to five players, with no real candidate to play center. I looked at the math of the offense prior to his return, and we’ve had all sorts of fun talking about the outfield shuffle since it re-commenced. So far, it has lived up to advanced billing...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 100: Pirates 12 Dodgers 7

Let’s start here: since 2005, my Mom has been asking me to be in a post on WHYGAVS. If we’re being honest, I can’t ever tell how serious she is about it or if she’s just giving me a hard time (I mean, I hardly ever put MYSELF on WHYGAVS, geez, Mom, don’t you want the other people on the internet to think I’m cool?). Whenever she asks, I always say that it’ll happen...
Via WHYGAVS?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly doesn’t want Yasiel Puig in center field because he’s ‘out of control most of the time’

With Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford, and Scott Van Slyke the Los Angeles Dodgers have a pretty talented group of outfielders when everyone is healthy. Unfortunately, it’s not necessarily a complete outfield in terms of where each is best suited to play. Kemp spent the majority of 2008-2012 in center field, but […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cardinals July 20, 2014: Joc Pederson And The 25 Man Roster

As the Dodgers struggle and as their untenable center field situation marches on, Joc Pederson‘s name gets mentioned a lot, and rightfully so. It’s not a guarantee that he will immediately help the Dodgers, but it’s starting to look like a pretty good bet. But is there actually room for him on the roster? Dodgers Cardinals 5:05 p.m. PT St. Louis,...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Path To Joc Pederson

So here’s what we know, right now: Matt Kemp is not a center fielder, no matter how much he wants to be. Andre Ethier is not a center fielder, though he admirably did his best to make it work. Carl Crawford is not a center fielder, because he hasn’t played there in a decade, has a terrible arm, and actually has less experience there than Ethier does. Yasiel Puig is not a center...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers July 11, 2014: As The Outfield Turns

Hanley Ramirez is out tonight, but you already knew that. Miguel Rojas is the starting shortstop. At this point, I’m no longer “happy” or “sad” about Ramirez news. We’ve arrived in a perpetual state of nothingness, where Ramirez is neither active nor inactive. If a shortstop falls in the woods, and no one can watch it on TV, does it really happen? Padres ...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies July 4, 2014: At Least There’s Clayton Kershaw

Baseball is always great, really, tonight’s game is great because it looks simultaneously dreadfully boring and fantastically intriguing. How can you not like a sport that can offer all that at once? Dodgers Rockies 5:10pm PT Denver, CO 2B Gordon LF Blackmon RF Puig SS Rutledge SS Ramirez 3B Arenado 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodger Offense and Revised Projections

Last week, I took a look at player projection systems, specifically focusing on the Dodger offense. The purpose of the post was to describe how recent research has shown that revised in-season projections were correct on average. The post went on to examine which Dodgers were over and under-performing their Rest of Season projections. There’s another angle which needs to be examined...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire officials rip Dodgers over hot foot prank

There are a lot of people still chuckling about the hot foot prank the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled on outfielder Scott Van Slyke over the weekend. However, the fine folks at the Los Angeles Fire Department aren't among them.In case you missed it, video of Slyke's cleat set ablaze in the dugout by sly teammate Josh Beckett went viral this weekend, even going so far as making...
Via Bush League Chronicle
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles fire department not happy with Dodgers over hot foot prank

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.There are a lot of people still chuckling about the hot foot prank the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled on outfielder Scott Van Slyke over the weekend. However, the fine folks at the Los Angeles Fire Department aren't among them.In case you missed it, video of Slyke's cleat set ablaze in the dugout by sly teammate Josh Beckett...
Via Bush League Chronicle
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Light Teammate Scott Van Slyke On Fire In Awesome Prank (Video)

Scott Van Slyke has been a bit of a hot head lately, as the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was thrown out of Friday’s game for arguing a call from the dugout. On Sunday, Van Slyke’s “fire” took on a very literal form. With its team holding a comfortable 6-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals thanks to another dominating performance from pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video)

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers must be well-versed in the long and storied history of dugout pranks in Major League Baseball as a few fellas on the team took a trip in the wayback machine by digging deep in the bag of tricks once regularly relied upon by ballplayers in the days of yore […] The post Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Bench Gives Scott Van Slyke A “Hot-Foot”

Your browser does not support iframes. This is the first time I’ve seen something like this and it had serious potential if it had worked properly. The Los Angeles Dodgers bench tried to give Scott Van Slyke a “Hot-Foot” but it ended up having to be lit by Adrian Gonzalez. I guess when you’re crushing […] The post Dodgers Bench Gives Scott Van Slyke A “Hot-Foot” appeared...
Via Diehardsport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammates give Scott Van Slyke ‘hot foot’ (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. With Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe, Adrian Gonzalez, and Hyun-Jin Ryu around, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ dugout often looks like a fun place to be. Of course, winning tends to help provide an environment conducive to playful behavior and the Dodgers have been doing plenty of that lately, going 7-3 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hit Scott Van Slyke With A 'Hot-Foot'

Video:  Fire in the hole!
Via Beer Mug Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully Calls Scott Van Slyke Getting A Hot Foot From Dodger Teammates

During today’s 6-0 drubbing of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to have some fun at the expense of outfielder Scott Van Slyke by giving him a “hot foot”. A “hot foot” is when you take a book of matches and affix it to the heel of a player’s shoe. You light it and wait for him to react to the smell, smoke, or painful burning sensation. Lucky for...
Via Next Impulse Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Van Slyke falls victim to 'hot foot' prank

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke fell victim to the "hot foot" prank during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully provided the commentary as the Dodgers found a way to entertain themselves while holding a 6-0 lead over the Cardinals. After attaching a roll of matches...
Via Holdout Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals can't catch a break in final frame, drop heartbreaker to Dodgers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Oh, my. You can't get much more unfortunate than the Royals did on Wednesday night. With the tying run on second and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Lorenzo Cain rifled a shot headed for the right-field corner and extra bases. It looked like the Royals had the scored tied 5-5 with the winning run possibly on second or maybe even third because of Cain&...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers players play hacky sack with baseball

Your browser does not support iframes.Before Sunday's game in San Diego, some of the Los Angeles Dodgers kept things loose by playing hacky sack with a baseball. Yasiel Puig, Scott Van Slyke and Justin Turner all took part in the fun. The Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1, so this may become a regular routine.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
Via Holdout Sports
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

D’Backs @ Dodgers June 15, 2014: Andre Ethier Sits Against A Righty, Which Is Weird

I’m not sure if people immediately scroll past the words to get to the lineup on these posts — it’s probably fair if you do — and so if you did, you would notice that today’s Dodger lineup is a little… weird. No, it’s not weird because Jamie Romak is playing third. And it’s not weird because Scott Van Slyke is starting in center; that’s become something of a regular...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke’s two homers lead Dodgers over Reds 6-2

The Dodgers are a serious and often tense bunch, burdened by the expectations inherent in their world-record payroll and the uneasiness inherent in an overloaded outfield. Scott Van Slyke, a naturally easygoing sort, does what he can to lighten the mood. On Monday, he fed sunflower seeds to two ducks that wandered into center field, and he challenged Yasiel Puig to an impromptu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Reds 2: Reminder That Scott Van Slyke Is Also A Dodger Outfielder

It should be remembered that Reds lefty Tony Cingrani got the first two outs of the fifth inning, getting Chone Figgins to ground out and Hanley Ramirez to strike out looking. At the time, the game was 3-2 in favor of the Dodgers, though they’d put up two in the previous inning thanks to two hits, a walk, a wild pitch, and a sacrifice fly. But Cingrani fell apart right then and...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox @ Dodgers June 3, 2014: The Hilarity of Left Field

After last night’s Scott Van Slyke in center escapades, Andre Ethier is back out there, with Matt Kemp again in left, and…. Wait. Wait. I just filled out the White Sox lineup in the box below, and I’ve triple-checked it three times, and I’m still not sure I’m reading this right. Adam Dunn? In left field? Is it possible for one position to be so problematic in the same...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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