What happened in 2014: Was advertised as being an all-glove, no-bat infielder, and proved to be exactly that.
In each of the last two spring trainings, Ned Colletti talked up how impressed he was with the glove of Miguel Rojas, who had joined the organization in the winter of 2012-13 after...
What happened in 2014: Well, hey, making your major league debut after a decade in the pros is nice, right?
Ah, Jamie Romak. What can you say about Jamie Romak? No, really: What can you say about Jamie Romak? Help! I need to say something about Jamie Romak. Apparently I did say something...
In an attempt to provide the ball club with more position depth around the infield, the Kansas City Royals acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced.
Ryan Jackson was previously designated for assignment earlier this week after being claimed off waivers by the Dodgers a couple weeks ago from the San Diego...
Now that Hanley Ramirez has signed to play left field (oy) in Boston, the Dodgers have a massive, gaping hole at shortstop (and in the lineup). One could argue that the hole at short is greater than the one behind the plate.
There are a couple internal options to fill the void for 2015 – Erisbel Arruebarrena and Miguel Rojas. But let’s be real. Arruebarrena is coming of a less...
My least favorite subject.
Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Dodgers have an abundance of outfielders. Three are young, inexpensive and talented (Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and to a much lesser extent, Scott Van Slyke). Two are older, expensive, and their value isn’t exactly high (Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford). And then, there’s Matt Kemp.
Kemp is somewhere in the middle...
The Royals have announced that they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the LA Dodgers for cash considerations.
Jackson is a former 5th round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, and had brief stints with the Cardinals big league club in both 2012 and 2013. He only managed 25 big league plate appearances.
Jackson has played 3b, 2b and short stop. How...
With free agency well underway, Hanley Ramirez gone to the Red Sox, and fans buzzing about when the Dodgers are going to do something, it seems like as good a time as any to address what insiders think the Dodgers will do in free agency.
Unfortunately for those sitting on the edges of their seats waiting for the Dodgers to make a big splash this off-season, the overwhelming sentiment...
Juan Nicasio will no longer be wearing a Rockies uniform, but he still might be a familiar sight on the mound at Coors Field.
Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the 28-year-old right-hander, whom the Rockies had previously designated for assignment, for a player-to-be-named later or cash. Nicasio will reportedly ostensibly be competing for a back-end spot in Los Angeles...
So you most likely saw the report from yesterday that indicated the Dodgers were interested in getting into the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, and that’s too fascinating not to talk about. Obviously, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-jin Ryu make for a fantastic top three for one more year, until Greinke inevitably opts out after the season. Just as obviously, Dan Haren and Zach...
Another team has been added to the discussion about left-handed ace Cole Hamels. The Los Angeles Dodgers are now one of the teams talking to the Phillies about a possible deal, according to Bob Nightengale at USA Today.#454475560 / gettyimages.comThe Los Angeles #Dodgers now also in pursuit of #Phillies ace Cole Hamels, joining #Redsox and others.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale...
The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers have announced an agreement to exchange right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio to LA in exchange for cash considerations, or a player to be named later, according to the Rockies communication department on Twitter. #485933473 / gettyimages.com The #Rockies have traded RHP Juan Nicasio to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named...
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The Boston Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, $88 million deal. The fine print will include a vesting option for a fifth year. Shortly after, the Red Sox agreed to terms with Pablo Sandoval on a five-year, $100 million contract. These splashes have made Boston the popular talking point in the baseball world. When the dust settles though, here...
If you haven’t been particularly excited by Joel Peralta, Kyle Jensen, Mike Bolsinger and now Juan Nicasio, acquired from the Rockies this afternoon, you could probably be forgiven. None are going to sell tickets. Several looked pretty bad in the more traditional stats, and so you get why these minor moves have been difficult for some to swallow. But all have something to like...
Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are the kings of the minor trade thus far, as the duo made another deal on Monday. The Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later (boo) or cash considerations (yay).
Nicascio, 28, has been a starting pitcher for most of his career, and the numbers have been downright ugly. He owns a career 5...
In a way, Hanley Ramirez’s baseball career has come full circle.
On November 24, 2005, the Boston Red Sox traded the shortstop — who they signed as an amateur free agent in 2000 — to the Florida Marlins. Now, on November 24, 2014, it was reported that Ramirez was on his way to the Hub to ink a four-year, $88 million contract with a vesting fifth year.
It couldn’t have worked...
Yesterday, I replied to a comment on my last bullpen story and said this.
After Wade Davis struggled badly as a starter for two years, they moved him to the bullpen and he did fairly well. Then another year as a starter with an ERA over 4, followed by an unbelievable year last year out of the bullpen. Don’t think too many people saw him being one of the best relief pitchers in...
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Nicasio will be added to the 40-man roster and infielder Ryan Jackson was designated for assignment to make room, said Andrew Friedman, Dodgers president of baseball operations.
The 28-year-old Nicasio was...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The trade is official and has been announced by both teams through their social media accounts.
Nicasio, 28, is coming off his third straight season with an ERA of over 5.00, this time making close to half of his...
We signed Jonathan Galvez.
The Boston Red Sox agreed with Hanley Ramirez Monday on a four-year, $88 million deal with a vesting fifth year for an additional $22 million, according to a major league source.
Ramirez, who turns 31 on Dec. 23, has primarily played shortstop through the course of his 10-year career but has also told teams he would be willing to make a position change.
Ramirez was originally...
Last month, writing primarily about Dan Duquette’s Orioles, Jeff Sullivan observed the strong correlation between a team’s success and that same team’s ability to avoid players who produce negative WAR figures. As early as 2010, in fact, Jeff Zimmerman addressed a similar concept with also similar findings. The conclusion of both pieces: avoiding blatant weakness/positional […]
After reports began to trickle out on Sunday night that Hanley Ramirez would be signing with the Boston Red Sox, a familiar refrain began to echo throughout the baseball blogosphere – HANLEY’S BACK! Ramirez was signed by the Red Sox way back in 2000 as a 16-year old out of the Dominican Republic, and he rose near the top of many prospect lists in short order. Of course, he received...
Free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be headed back to where it all began – Boston. According to a pair of reports that began circulating on Sunday night, the Red Sox are interested in bringing Ramirez back to the organization that initially signed him as a teenager in 2000.
First, there’s the report from Jon Heyman of CBS, who claims that the Red Sox are looking to bring...
The Boston Red Sox and one of the top free agent infielders on the market this offseason, Hanley Ramirez, are working on a deal that could come together rather quickly, according to sources to Alex Speier of WEEI.com’s Full Count. No deal is imminent, according to the same source, but the interest is mutual and the conversations are in advanced stages.
Contrary to what the general...
He's been rumored as a legitimate alternative to Pablo Sandoval. However, until recently, Hanley Ramirez re-uniting with the Red Sox has seemed like a long-shot. This morning, two separate reports—albeit from non-traditional sources—state that Raimrez is on his way to Boston. It's important to state that no independent confirmation is available on these reports, but...