Yasiel Puig and Juan Uribe are apparently enjoying their time in spring training this year.A photographer recently captured the two hanging out together with a lifesize cardboard cutout of Hanley Ramirez in tote. Yes, a cardboard cutout. Who knows where the real Hanley Ramirez was in this photo.Of course, this comes a day after Ramirez hid in Uribe's locker to jump out and scare...
In an effort to counteract the potential problems that might occur in getting acclimated while in Australia next week for the opening series with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers have contacted NASA about the lighting system used for astronauts.
For the last two years the space program has used colored lights to keep their astronauts on a set body clock which...
Soon, but not quite yet.
Joc Pederson is going to be a good baseball player. There’s no denying that. He has a sweet swing, better-than-advertised power and can play good defense in center field (despite letting that popup drop in on Saturday night).
The question many fans are asking is, “Is he going to break camp with the team?” The answer is simply, no. The 22-year-old is...
I completed my first trade with Matthew from Bob Walk The Plank, a relatively new card blog. Matthew contacted me about a swap of cardboard and he sent over some fantastic cards. Go check out his site and work out a deal of your own, as you will not be disappointed.Another Yasiel Puig RC in the books, and I'm very grateful I've been able to trade for the vast majority. This...
Hanley Ramirez looks to be the Dodgers' resident prankster. He scares the mierda out of Juan Uribe in this clip.
The Dodgers made their second round of roster cuts yesterday, parting with five players: Matt Magill, J.C. Boscan, Clint Robinson, Brendan Harris, and Carlos Frias.
Magill figures to be one of the primary options to get called up if injuries plague the rotation. He helped his case a bit with a solid spring, allowing just a run in 5.2 innings while striking out six. Magill will...
The Los Angeles Dodgers had an excellent season in 2013 which included a 93-win regular season and trip to the NLCS. In order for that success to carry over into this season, the Dodgers will continue to need a stellar performance from their pitching staff, which was second in the league in ERA at 3.25. One pitcher to keep an eye on is Zack Greinke, who strained his right calf...
The pranks were out in full force in the Los Angeles Dodgers locker room thanks to Hanley Ramirez. The prankster was up to his old tricks when he strategically placed himself in the locker of Juan Uribe. Uribe was the victim of some comedic relief for the team when the unsuspecting infielder got the scare of his life courtesy of Ramirez. The boys are definitely keeping it loose in...
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez had a little fun in the team locker room by trying to scare teammate Juan Uribe.
Uribe might have looked calm and collected after the scare, but the infielder definitely screamed on the inside. Hilarious!
It’s probably not fair to just talk about Brandon League. But it sure is fun. Not as much fun, I imagine, as Josh Donaldson had when he saw this fat pitch:
League entered today’s game having allowed 6 of 12 previous spring batters to reach, and then he immediately walked old friend Nick Punto. That was followed by the Donaldson blast and… well, look, I say all the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu in their season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will begin the season on March 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground. The teams will play the second game of the opening series on March 23. Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly made the announcement Sunday after speculation...
The National League West is home to arguably the most loaded team in baseball, and yes that is a pun.
Here is how I predict the NL West will look at the end of the 2014 season:
2014 NL West Predictions
*Los Angeles Dodgers9171
San Francisco Giants8379
San Diego Padres8280
Admittedly, I am still...
Dan Haren could be one of Ned Colletti’s best signings.
Fielding metrics have advanced a lot in the last few years. Beyond simple fielding percentage and range factor, today's metrics are based on comparing how many plays a fielder made to how many an average fielder would have made given the same exact chances.Based on the speed, angle and trajectory of the ball, they can say, for example, 75 percent of Major League second basemen...
Your browser does not support iframes.A Los Angeles Dodgers fan made a fantastic grab of a foul liner as he stretched out his arm behind him and caught it with his glove during Sunday night's spring training game in Arizona.The Dodgers fan snagged the foul ball down the first base line hit down the first base line by Seattle Mariners batter Jesus Montero, then gave the souvenir...
Another Cuban has washed ashore, dreaming of American capitalism and getting seriously laid in Miami. The Cardinals signed shortstop, Aledmys Diaz. Let's give you a comparison that may or may not do it for you. Diaz hit 12 homers and stole 11 bases with a.315 average in his last year in Cuban ball. Recent raftee by the Dodgers, Alexander Guerrero hit 21 homers, stole 2 bases...
Brian Wilson continues to impress.
Tuesday, he started the first game (spring training, regular season or otherwise) of his nine-year career, and against the first batter…dude unleashed a knuckleball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers closer has yet to be scored on this spring. Matter of fact, the last time he allowed anyone to cross the plate was back on September 7, and, incidentally...
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe could tell something wasn’t right when he sat down at his locker at Camelback Ranch. Hanley Ramirez was hiding inside his locker and was so effective in scaring Uribe that he made the camera man jump. [Big League Stew] The post Watch: Hanley Ramirez scares Juan Uribe appeared first on Sports Glory.
The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu in their two opening series games in Australia, manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks in a pair of regular season games at Sydney Cricket Grounds on March 22-23, though both games fall on March 22 in the Pacific time zone.
Kershaw is starting on Sunday against the Giants, with Ryu pitching...
The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a starting second baseman. In the spirit of their model for success in the last couple years, they went out, found their guy, and offered him a pile of money.
That player was Cuban import Alex Guerrero, who inked a $28 million deal with the club. The Dodgers just needed to ensure that Guerrero, known for his bat, could transition over from shortstop...
Dee Gordon reached base three times last night against Seattle, and the first two were pretty much the most Gordon successes ever. In the first inning, he hit a chopper to the left side and beat the throw. After striking out in the second, he tapped back to the pitcher in his next plate appearance, reaching base partially because of his speed, and partially because Logan Kensing...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping for a healthy Matt Kemp for the 2014 season following a 2013 season which limited Kemp to six home runs and 33 RBI in 73 games. Kemp made small, but definite progress on March 1 when he jogged for the first time since surgery last October. A week later it appears that Kemp is close to returning to game action. SD Dirk via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
Major League Baseball will not be using expanded replay in Australia for opening day. The new replay format that allows managers to challenge umpires calls will not be in place for the opening series between the Los Angeles Dodger and Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia on March 22-23. Replay will be available for disputed home run calls and balls that are fair or foul. However,...
Josh Beckett faced 14 batters tonight against Seattle. Seven reached base, and while that’s bad, look at it this way: only four stayed there! …because three (Jesus Montero, Stefen Romero, and Justin Smoak) crushed dingers and needed only to jog lightly around the bases. Extrapolated over a full season, that puts him on pace for approximately 382,918 homers allowed. (Roughly....
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said on Saturday that outfielder Matt Kemp is getting close to returning.
“We’re seeing him take fly balls, getting jumps,” said Mattingly. “He’s swinging the bat good. It won’t be long before he’s in a game.”
It remains to be seen as to whether or not Kemp plays prior to the Dodgers heading to Australia to...