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Dodger Rotation Suddenly An Open Question

Last year, you may remember, the Dodgers used nine different starting pitchers in their first 23 games. Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke, and Josh Beckett were the original foursome, joined by Chad Billingsley the second time through. From there, it was something like a comedy of errors. Carlos Quentin broke Greinke, so Chris Capuano become starter No. 6, but immediately...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Your First Chance To See Zach Lee At Dodger Stadium

80 stirrups! I like Stephen Fife just fine. I do. Really! He’s turned himself into quite a useful depth starter to have around, the kind of guy you feel fine with throwing six or eight times a year, the kind of guy you never want to rely on, but know you’ll need. But… we know what he can do. We know what he is. And so when I heard that he’d be unable to start tonight due...
Via Dodgers Digest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buss, Fife, Reed among first 10 cut in Dodgers’ camp

Stephen Fife is taking his specs to Albuquerque. (By: Dustin Nosler) The Dodgers announced their first round of camp cuts on Tuesday morning with few surprises. Optioned (5) Pedro Baez, Chili Buss Stephen Fife, Yimi Garcia, Jarret Martin Reassigned to minor-league camp (5) Sam Demel, Griff Erickson, Daniel Moskos, Chris O’Brien, Chris Reed Dodgers Mariners 12...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Digest Mailbag: Outfield Shuffle, SP Prospects, Playoffs

A mailbag? Yes, a mailbag. In all our collective wisdom here at Dodgers Digest, I don’t believe any of us have ever tried a mailbag that simply answers your questions, probably because you’re all so frightening and intimidating. Fortunately, with all our powers combined, we were able to summon the courage to answer all your questions (sort of). We’ll try to make this a regular...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Magill should be Dodgers’ No. 5 starter in April

I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but Matt Magill should be the Dodgers’ No. 5 starter to begin the season.I’ll wait for you to stop laughing… still waiting. OK. Hear me out. The Dodgers have yet to sign another starting pitcher this winter. General Manager Ned Colletti has said a few times he’s looking at starters since Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers don't really need another starting pitcher with in-house options

All too predictably, one of the other teams overpaid for Masahiro Tanaka, and he took the money. The Dodgers did the right thing here, saying we’ll pay "X" number of dollars, but no more (where x is probably around six years, $120 million + $20 million release fee).Given his fastball velocity (good, but not elite) and past workload, the Dodgers harbored substantial...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 23, 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

Making Moves: Onelki, Tolleson, Yimi, Thomas to AFL + Kemp getting healthy, Kershaw getting rest

The Dodgers pushed back Clayton Kershaw‘s most recent start to give him three extra days of rest as the regular season winds down. The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego. The club believes Kershaw, who already has thrown...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

D-Backs delay Dodgers' celebration

Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the game open late to prevent Los Angeles from clinching the National LEague West title with a 9-4 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. Goldschmidt's opposite-field two-run shot off Stephen Fife (4-4) in the first inning moved him into the NL lead with 34 home runs. Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run calculated...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs break open late to deny Dodgers clincher

PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the game open late to prevent Los Angeles from clinching the NL West title with a 9-4 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. Goldschmidt's opposite-field two-run shot off Stephen Fife (4-4) in the first inning moved him into the NL lead with 34 home runs. Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run calculated...
Via Fox Sports West
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks postpone Dodgers' clincher

By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks blew the game open late to prevent Los Angeles from clinching the NL West title with a 9-4 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night. Goldschmidt's opposite-field two-run shot off Stephen Fife (4-4) in the first inning moved him into the NL lead with 34 home runs. Yasiel Puig hit...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kershaw granted extra rest; Fife to start Wednesday

The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego. The club believes Kershaw who already has thrown a Major League-high 223 innings needs the extra rest as a precautionary measure especially with the chance of pitching deep into October...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Butera, Fife, Moylan, SVS, Dee called up + trades + MILB updates

The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. Eric Stephen reports the Dodgers...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers call up five, including Fife, Van Slyke

The first of September arrived and the Dodgers wasted no time in calling up reserves. They leave after Sunday afternoons game against the Padres for Denver, but fresh troops arrived in Los Angeles immediately, not bothering to wait and join the team in Colorado, as newbie Dodger Michael Young will. Five arrived from triple-A Albuquerque, four of the familiar variety. In the clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports West
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Goodbye Ted Lilly, Corey Seager promoted, Tyger Pederson signs, injury moves

Ted Lilly was designated for assignment. The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list. He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list. Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR. —– Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the DL. Scott Van Slyke continues his Blake...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers win, but Ramirez injured

A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single, Stephen Fife pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 14 games with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. A day after rookie Yasiel Puig hurt his thumb trying to make a catch, another Dodgers star was hurt. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers 1, Cubs 0

A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single, Stephen Fife pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 14 games with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. A day after rookie Yasiel Puig hurt his thumb trying to make a catch, another Dodgers star was hurt. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 8/4/13

- According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have designated Tony Sipp for assignment to make room for right-hander Brandon McCarthy. - According to Bob Nightnegale of USA Today, the Dodgers have optioned 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke to make room for right-hander Stephen Fife.
Via Friarhood
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Sunday: August 4, 2013

Ah! For the first time in months, I slept in this morning. I sure needed that. And I woke up this morning to find that I had my second straight 11-4 day to cap off a good week and what has been a great start to August. For the young month, I am 29 of 41. Not bad. I should have gone with Jake Peavy as his debut with the Red Sox was everything they could have hoped for. I went...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Will The Dodgers Make An Impact Deadline Deal? The Blog Looks At The Hot Stove with 5 Trading Days Left.

As the trade deadline approaches and the Dodgers are clearly in the “buyers” column with a half game lead in the National League West with less than a week to go before that deadline strikes, people are wondering more and more who might be coming to the Dodgers.  Here we look realistically at who might be available at positions of potential need and what the chances of the Dodgers...
Via Suicide Squeeze
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Stephen Fife to make second rehab start this weekend

The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to getting Stephen Fife back.  The 26-year old right hander has been sidelined with shoulder bursitis.  He made a minor league rehab start on Monday and threw 63 pitches.  According to Austin Laymance of MLB.com, Fife is scheduled to throw in another rehab outing this weekend. Fife has been on the DL since July 7th.  He and the Dodgers are...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that role,” said Lilly. “I’ve had a hard time staying...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one day after Kemp irritated the AC...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one day after Kemp irritated the AC...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers place Matt Kemp and Stephen Fife on 15-day disabled list

On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Stephen Fife on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder injuries. As reported by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, "Kemp is still unable to swing a bat after irritating the acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder on a swing Friday night." "Fife has had a recurrence of right shoulder bursitis...
Via MLB Injury News
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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