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Dodgers acquire RHP Mike Bolsinger for cash

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made another transaction in the form of a trade. This time, the team has acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamonbacks. To receive Bolsinger the Dodgers gave up cash. As a corresponding move, Los Angeles designated left-handed pitcher Jarret Martin for assignment. The Dodgers acquire RHP Mike Bolsinger from Arizona in exchange...
Via On-Base Talk
53 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Mike Bolsinger, A Name You’ve Now Heard Of

Writing about the Dodgers trading for righty Mike Bolsinger, as they did tonight, is one of those things you mainly do so that when you look back on the 11.2 innings he’ll throw for them in 2015, you can remember how you felt at the time. Bolsinger, 27 in January, is a guy, which isn’t the same thing as being a guy. A 15th-round pick by Arizona in 2010 out of the University...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is this the end for Jamey Wright at the big league level?

For the better part of a decade major league baseball teams attempted to use Jamey Wright as a starting pitcher. Then one day someone had the idea to place the right hander in the bullpen, and finally he began to thrive. A former first-round pick, Wright has found success in the bullpen even as he had to accept minor league deals and pitch his way onto rosters during spring training...
Via Tireball.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers get RHP Bolsinger from Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. The deal came Saturday. The 26-year-old Bolsinger made his major league debut last season. He had nine starts and one relief appearance for Arizona, going 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA. The Dodgers designated lefty Jarret Martin for assignment. The 25-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: 2B Darwin Barney

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 38 .257 .316 .286 61 0 n/a MLB 45 .303 .467 .424 165 1 0.6 What happened in 2014: Surprisingly useful after mid-season trade When the Dodgers acquired Darwin Barney on waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Cubs, it was pretty hard to understand what purpose it served, as Mike summarized: So the real question is, what does this mean...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp drawing significant trade interest, could make way for Joc Pederson

The Los Angeles Dodgers are drawing significant trade interest in outfielder Matt Kemp, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Originally, the report was that the Dodgers would much rather keep Kemp over Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier. However, the 30-year-old may be the most likely to be dealt away. Kemp has five-years, $107-million remaining on his contract, which extends through...
Via On-Base Talk
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Matt Kemp likely to be traded?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a logjam in their outfield. They have been making it known that trading any one of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, or Carl Crawford is very much in play. It was initially believed that the Dodgers preferred to trade Ethier or Crawford, or possibly both, but that may be changing as they field more calls on Kemp. #456813730 / gettyimages.com Jon Heyman of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Regarding the Dodgers interest in Miguel Montero or any other catcher

The Dodgers are continuing to hunt for a catching upgrade after losing out on Russell Martin and are one of three teams that have had talks with the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero, according to Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com. The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero. However, according to a...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. As for the Mets, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the Mets and White Sox have yet to have any conversations...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Dan Haren might retire if Los Angeles trades him

The Los Angeles Dodgers posted the sixth best ERA in the Major Leagues in 2014 and should continue to have a strong staff next season. One pitcher that may or may not be part of the mix is veteran right-hander Dan Haren. He was solid in his first season with the Dodgers and would like to be part of the team who should make a run in the National League next season. Reports are that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers already have a better bullpen than 2014

One of Andrew Friedman’s main tasks as Dodgers president of baseball ops was to remake a bullpen that had consistently been a disappointment. In 2014, the Dodgers pen had a 3.80 ERA, and totaled just 0.7 fWAR in 489 2/3 innings. Taking dominant closer Kenley Jansen out of the situation, those numbers fall to a ghastly -1.3 fWAR and a 3.97 ERA in 424 1/3 innings. However, Friedman...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Joel Peralta from the Rays in a four-player trade

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever Joel Peralta and left-handed pitcher minor league Adam Liberatore in exchange for two right-handed pitching prospects, Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com, was the first to report the deal. Later, both the Rays and Dodgers announced the fully...
Via On-Base Talk
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Dodgers acquire Joel Peralta, Adam Liberatore for Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris

It didn’t take long for Andrew Friedman to make a deal with his old organization. The Dodgers on Thursday night acquired right-hander Joel Peralta and left-hander Adam Liberatore for flame-thrower Jose Dominguez and Low-A prospect Greg Harris. At first glance, it seems like a pretty reasonable trade. The Dodgers get a dependable reliever and a lefty option for a guy who probably...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire bullpen help

It’s about four months late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers finally addressed their weakness. A team with a $225 million dollar payroll in 2014 had two or three dependable relief pitchers. Their rotation includes three guys that could throw seven or eight solid innings every outing. However, if they faltered and the Dodgers had to use a relief pitcher not named J.P. Howell or Kenley...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Lose Onelki, Add Lee, Schebler, Reed

This is one of those things you feel like you need to discuss more than really want to, but the Dodgers lost lefty reliever Onelki Garcia on waivers to the White Sox today. Garcia had a pretty weird and brief term with the Dodgers after being drafted in the 3rd round in 2012, reaching the bigs for three games in late 2013, but then missing basically all of 2014 after rehab from...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weakness That Yasiel Puig Conquered

A month and a half ago, Yasiel Puig was struggling. In the playoff series against the Cardinals, Puig struck out seven times in a row at one point, and there was a pretty clear book on him: try to beat him with heat, away. He was having trouble catching up, so the Cardinals were having […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers rumors: Shortstop edition

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in this awkward limbo at short stop. Hanley Ramirez, the Dodger’s shortstop for the past two and a half seasons, declined his qualifying offer and is now free to choose with any team. The Dodgers can still re-sign him, but that looks kind of unlikely. If Ramirez signs with another team, that team will give up their first round draft pick and the Dodgers...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers in Review: IF Carlos Triunfel

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 321 .223 .256 .330 44 4 n/a MLB 16 .133 .188 .333 47 1 -0.1 What happened in 2014: Was bad at baseball. So, so bad. The brain works in mysterious ways sometimes, because I remember exactly where I was when the Dodgers acquired Carlos Triunfel. I have no idea why I remember that. There’s absolutely no reason for me to still remember it. And...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren threatens retirement if traded from Los Angeles

Getty Images Dan Haren does not have a no trade clause but judging from the pitcher’s statements that he will retire if traded away from Southern California one could argue he does. Haren told ESPN Los Angeles that he would likely walk away and leave $10 million in salary if the Dodgers traded him anywhere outside of his former team in the Angels. “My signing with the Dodgers...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers should protect three prospects from Rule 5

The deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 Draft is Thursday, and the Dodgers have a few players they will add without question. Unlike last year, there don’t appear to be any players who will surprise by being added. First, let’s look at the rules for players who need to be protected. “Players who were signed when they were 19 or older and have played in professional...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did The Dodgers Make A Mistake In Non-Tendering Russell Martin in 2010?

A quick final thought on Russell Martin, who will be catching for the next five years in Toronto, and therefore not Los Angeles: I’m not sure if $82 million is the record for a player who was once non-tendered, but it has to at least be in the conversation. As you may or may not remember, the Dodgers decided to let Martin walk in the fall of 2010 rather than go to arbitration,...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Clay Buchholz A Microcosm of Josh Beckett

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox is as frustrating as Josh Beckett. Beckett showed flashes of brilliance sandwiched between stinkers.  His apparent aversion to producing in even years on the calendar was as head-scratching as Buchholz’s struggles. Clay is downright filthy at times, forcing teams to complain that he has to doctoring the ball […]
Via Infield Single
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez's Explosive Sled Row

MLB infielder Hanley Ramirez is at it again—working out hard in the parking lot. Yesterday, Ramirez posted a video of himself performing five explosive sled rows. Ramirez makes it look easy, but
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers “aggressively pursuing” Alexei Ramirez

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to swap Ramirez’s at shortstop. Considering it’s highly unlikely that Hanley Ramirez will be back in Los Angeles next season, the Dodgers are looking to another shortstop. Alexei Ramirez is at the top of the list for the Dodgers. Alexei, who has a year left on his contract had a very solid 2014 season, he had a batting line of .273/.305/...
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers add 4 more to front office staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have added four front-office hires as new president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman continues to make over the staff. The new additions announced Tuesday are: David Finley, vice president of amateur and international scouting; Galen Carr, director of player personnel; Jeff Pickler, special assistant of pro scouting and player development; and...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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