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2014 Dodgers in Review: C Tim Federowicz

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 329 .328 .383 .555 142 14 n/a MLB 78 .113 .158 .197 -1 1 -0.5 What happened in 2014: Lost backup catcher role to the out-of-options Drew Butera, had worst catcher’s interference to hits ratio ever (probably). 2014 was a rough season for Tim Federowicz. After getting 173 plate appearances in the majors in 2013, only managed 78 this season...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers player review: A.J. Ellis

In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis. In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers. Looking at the...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Burning offseason questions

The Los Angeles Dodgers begun their offseason revamping when they hired former Tampa Bay Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman as their new President of Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti is no longer the Dodgers’ GM, but Friedman has already stated that Don Mattingly will remain manager in 2015. The Dodgers have been active in the offseason, but there are still some burning questions...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friedman reiterates Don Mattingly 'will be our manager next season'

Earlier on Friday, the Rays announced manager Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract and is leaving the organization, effective immediately. As soon as that happened, there was speculation he would follow ex-Rays GM Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers. Friedman, now the president of baseball operations in Los Angeles, reiterated on Friday afternoon the team will retain Don Mattingly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Gold Glove Award finalists revealed

Major League Baseball announced the Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists on Thursday. The winners will be revealed Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER: Mark Buehrle (Blue Jays), Felix Hernandez (Mariners), Dallas Keuchel (Astros) CATCHER: Alex Avila (Tigers), Yan Gomes (Indians), Salvador Perez (Royals) FIRST BASE: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers), Eric Hosmer ...
Via Sports-Glory
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Clayton Kershaw edges Mike Trout for Sporting News Player of the Year

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2014, as selected by a panel of 244 major league players. Kershaw beat Angels superstar Mike Trout by just three votes. Kershaw follows a rich tradition of Dodgers to win the award since its inception in 1936, with Duke Snider (1955), Don Drysdale and Maury Wills (who tied in 1962), Sandy Koufax (1963 and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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What If The Dodgers Sold High On Dee Gordon?

You want to think about something terrifying? Dig the title of this RotoGraphs article from yesterday, “Dee Gordon: The New Juan Pierre?”: Smartly, Gordon takes full advantage of his speed and complete lack of power by slapping the ball on the ground. But he had a pop-up problem in the past. He got that under control finally and actually posted a lower than average mark. His...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Dan Haren undergoes shoulder surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games and the National League West division title in 2014, but lost to the Cardinals in the NLDS in five games. Entering the off season ranked sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA and runs scored, the Dodgers have little to do this winter to improve the team other than stay healthy. On the injury front, pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

The other day I said that Jorge Soler was going to be your top rookie in 2015 fantasy baseball. Big words from a little man. At least I am a man, and not just an italicized voice. Joc Pederson would've been the top rookie if I saw the Dodgers committed to him out of spring training. There's still time for that to happen. Like trading Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford for...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers righty Dan Haren has surgery on left shoulder

  Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready by spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 13-11 record with a 4.02 ERA this season. Haren had been...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren Had Shoulder Surgery, If You Care (You Don’t)

Do we care about Dan Haren any longer? He hasn’t officially picked up his 2015 team option yet, and he has until a few days after the World Series to do so. Most assume he willl, because, hey, $10 million to pitch close to home. Yes, please? Anyway, we’re operating under the assumption that he’ll be back, and doctors are operating on his shoulder: RHP Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready by spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 13-11 record with a 4.02 ERA this season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber and Clayton Kershaw win Walter Johnson Award

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has announced that Corey Kluber barely edged out Felix Hernandez for the American League Walter Johnson Award and that Clayton Kershaw won every vote for the National League award.The official ballot of the General Chapter of the BBA (made up of writers who write generally about baseball and not about one particular team or area) had...
Via The Flagrant Fan
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes to Dodgers rumors heat up, but what will his role be?

Rumors have been swirling around Josh Byrnes and the Dodgers ever since he was named a front-runner for the vacant GM job, and those rumors didn’t calm down yesterday when he was spotted watching an Arizona Fall League game with Stan Kasten and Pat Corrales. Josh Byrnes with #Dodgers' Kasten at Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Byrnes expected to join front office; position...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: David Price to LA?

Think the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation is good now with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke?  How good would it be if former Cy Young award winner, David Price, would be added to the mix?  That is the exact rumor that Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times wrote about. #456836740 / gettyimages.comWith Max Scherzer a free agent, trading Price who is entering his final year of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 347 .191 .323 .254 72 3 -0.4 What happened in 2014: Struggled horrendously at the plate and spent time on the disabled list twice, once for what was easily the funniest injury of the season. (Sorry, A.J.) If A.J. Ellis did anything this season, it was to allow me endless opportunities to point out how flawed batting average is. “Yeah, he’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hanley Ramirez Stunts in Fire Spitting Lambo (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez will be watching the World Series just like me and you. But in his free time, Ramirez bought a 2014 Lamborghini. Reports say Ramirez spent around $550k for his new ride.
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction by Mark Stevens The Los Angeles Dodgers have been spending money like crazy over the last few years, but it has not translated to a lot of success in the postseason. Meanwhile, they see their rivals in San Francisco closing in on another World Series appearance in the last five years. A change needed to be made, and that person...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Topps Chrome Printing Plate: Matt Kemp's Tattoos + Secret Switch-Hitting

Though Matt Kemp cardboard has seen a rise in prices with The Bison's second-half surge and return to both health and offensive prominence, deals can still be had. Case in point, the below 1/1 Black Printing Plate out of 2014 Topps Chrome was recently secured via eBay for a great price.$13.09 delivered landed me the newest addition to my Mattycakes' PC. It's the 7th printing...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coming Soon: Season Reviews

Has it really been less than two weeks since the 2014 season ended? Think about how much has happened since then. Ned Colletti is out-ish. Andrew Friedman is in. Okay, that might be the only two things, but they’re such big, big things. With that in mind, and with some open questions about who will actually be the GM — I still think Josh Byrnes! — and replace De Jon Watson...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 99 – NLDS, Andrew Friedman, AFL

Wait, what’s “Dugout Blues”? I’m sure some of you asked yourself that very question. Well, allow me to explain. “Dugout Blues” is a podcast created by myself and Jared Massey of Dodgers Nation. Jared and I go back some years, and that comes out in the dynamic we have on the podcast. We talk about all things Dodgers — majors, minors, personnel, etc. I, occasionally throw...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman

Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar with the situation say his experience is viewed as a plus for a storied, big-market team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Dodgers President: Don Mattingly ‘definitely’ will return

The perennial speculation about the job status of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was put to rest on Friday, as new president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman assured that there would be no change in on-field skipper.  Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Friedman left no doubt when asked if Donnie Baseball would be back: “Definitely,” Andrew...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers introduce Andrew Friedman, questions about GM spot remain

The Dodgers formally introduced Andrew Friedman, their new president of baseball operations, on Friday at Dodger Stadium. Despite having to read from a prepared speech, his first foray into the Los Angeles media went relatively well. Friedman said all the right things — the 79 million outfielder problem is a good one to have, Don Mattingly is “definitely” going to manage the...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman: Mattingly will 'definitely' be back

The Los Angeles Dodgers held an introductory press conference for newly appointed president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Friday, and Friedman made a point to put an end to speculation around the Dodgers’ managerial situation, at least for 2015. According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Friedman said Don Mattingly will “definitely” be retained as manager for...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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