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Dodgers manager Mattingly cites communication as key to relationship with front office

While there seems to have been an uneasy relationship in Anaheim between the front office and the dugout as evidenced by the recent departure of Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, things seem much better up the 5 freeway in Los Angeles. According to the Orange County Register, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noted that communication between him and the front office is key. He said:“Andrew ...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The sensational media criticisms of Clayton Kershaw

Despite the innumerable amount of media outlets covering professional sports in the 2010s, nonstop news cycles doesn’t always make for captivating topics. Twenty-four hour monitoring of leagues, teams, and players doesn’t alter the fact stars drive ratings and turn heads. Paulo Orlando and Chris Colabello‘s stories aren’t notable enough to keep viewers and casual fans agog...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

OKC Dodgers Not Letting Up For First Place, Are A Team To Watch Through July

The month of July shapes up as a critical time for the league-leading Oklahoma City Dodgers. At 49-27, OKC comes into the new month a full eight games ahead of the Omaha Storm Chasers in the America North Division. In all, the Dodgers play 28 games during the month of July, including a stretch of 12 straight days before catching a break with the three-day PCL All-Star break commencing...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Does The Dodger Roster Look Like On August 1?

Can you believe it’s July already? It feels like the season just started yesterday. I guess you could argue that it did, since you can’t go back and change the past, so the season starts over every single day. Some teams just get a hell of a good head start. Head explode dot gif. Anyway: July! Trade season is here! And before you say that nothing will happen until July 31, remember...
Via Dodgers Digest
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Anonymous Dodgers player: Yasiel Puig trade ‘would be addition by subtraction’

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY SportsThe Yasiel Puig saga in Los Angeles has taken yet another interesting turn. There have been rumors within the past few months that perhaps the Dodgers could trade Puig if they received an offer to their liking. But now, there is talk coming from inside the Dodgers’ clubhouse. A Dodgers player, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Jeff Passan...
Via Sports-Glory
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Diamondbacks 10, Dodgers 6: Bolsinger, Fan, Bullpen All Poop

The Dodgers lost 10-6 to the Diamondbacks tonight, in a game that involved Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger probably having to poop, an interference/non-inference by a fan that should’ve left to go poop, and the Dodgers bullpen that **** the bed. It all started off promising before the poop started to creep in/out by the fourth batter of the game. Former Dodgers farmhand Allen ...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke is Pitching Like an Ace in a Contract Year

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke (#21) discusses pitch strategy with Catcher Yasmani Grandal (#9) during Sunday’s win at Marlins Park in Miami. (Mandatory Credit: J Pat Carter/Associated Press) When Zack Greinke hit baseball’s free-agent market in the Winter of 2012, the Dodgers seemed like an unlikely destination for the talented-but-inconsistent right-hander. Greinke...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Yasiel Puig’s actions immature?

Old school baseball fans hate it and younger fans love it. This of course is referring to Los Angeles star outfielder, Yasiel Puig’s actions on the field. Puig is a burst full of energy, he plays with his heart on his sleeve, and goes out on every single play. What’s not to love? The problem for some fans is that his actions stray away from the unwritten rules of baseball. A...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Look to a Mike Bolsinger Start in The Diamondback Series

Mike Bolsinger pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 8. The Dodgers won 9-3. (Mandatory Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press) Mike Bolsinger and his former team meet yet again. The 27-year old pitcher will start for the Dodgers today in the first of a three-game Diamondback road series, and the Los Angeles team will be looking to utilize his unfailing...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greinke not comparing his stellar season to Kershaw's 2014

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke had another scoreless outing on Sunday -- his third straight. This time, the Dodgers scored for him which allowed him to pick up his first win in 10 starts.No matter how good Greinke has been, it seems as though he will always be compared to teammate Clayton Kershaw.Greinke leads the majors this season in ERA (1.58) -- a few ticks better than Kershaw’s...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers manager Mattingly challenges Puig to be less reactive

With Yasiel Puig returning to the Dodgers lineup on Sunday, manager Don Mattingly characterized his approach as reactive."I think he is more reactive at this point. You saw periods of times last year when he took walks, and then there were times when he was chasing balls.”After bursting onto the scene his rookie year, Puig’s batting average and OPS were down last year compared...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Dee Gordon?

Last winter the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Dee Gordon and pitcher Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Enrique Hernandez, pitcher Chris Hatcher, and a few minor league prospects. One of the minor league prospects, pitcher Andrew Heaney was traded to the Los Angeles Angels for Gordon’s replacement at second base, Howie Kendrick. Although Gordon’s numbers dropped off at...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Scott Kazmir edition

If the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t go after Johnny Cueto, which I wrote about last week, Scott Kazmir could be another inexpensive option at the trade deadline. Kazmir, like Cueto, will also be a free agent at the end of the year. He likely won’t be as expensive as Cueto, who shouldn’t be too expensive in the first place. However, Kazmir is still a really solid option for the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw continues less than stellar season with loss to Miami Marlins

In the 7 and a half seasons that Los Angeles Dodgers‘ pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been in the majors, most baseball experts have come to expect greatness from him night in and night out. This is a result of MVP and CY Young caliber seasons that have seen Kershaw never dip below a season ERA of 3 since his rookie season of 2008. In 2015, however, the stud pitcher has proven his...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Turner: The One That Got Away

On December 2nd, 2013 the Mets made a decision that looms large on their current roster when they decided to non-tender Justin Turner. At the time, Turner was coming off arguably his most productive season as he set a career high in WAR at 0.8 and OPS+ at 100 despite getting only 200 at-bats while playing seven different positions. The move to cut a valuable utility infielder who...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Frias could swing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ fortunes

For as dominant a one-two punch as the Los Angeles Dodgers have at the top of their rotation with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Grienke, it has been an endless struggle to find balance with the “best of the rest.” Brett Anderson had one of the best starts of his career on Friday, but ultimately, Carlos Frias may be the key (assuming the Dodgers don’t make a blockbuster deal for...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Marlins 1: Brett Anderson is allergic to fly balls

The Dodgers beat the Marlins 7-1 on Friday night, securing their third straight victory with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke yet to go in this series. The Dodgers got the win on the back of Brett Anderson, who has continued his run of excellence after a rough April (5.49 ERA). In the last two months, Anderson has a 2.47 ERA, which includes today’s dominant start. In seven innings...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.P. Howell tumbles off mound attempting to cover first (Video)

J.P. Howell took a tumble off the mound while attempting to cover first base during a sixth inning groundout which wrapped up his relief appearance in Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs. Howell made a spin move to get himself turned toward first base, but lost his footing and found himself falling flat on the grass. The grounder was hit straight to Adrian...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke spoke up at a team meeting over players' bathroom habits

Usually when players speak up at team meetings, it’s to rally the troops with an inspirational speech. That’s not the case for Zack Greinke. In Molly Knight’s new book about the Dodgers “The Best Team Money Can Buy,” she includes an awesome anecdote about Greinke speaking up at a team meeting. Greinke elected to address...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs fan catches foul ball while holding baby

Nobody puts baby in the corner — unless that someone is at a Chicago Cubs game and a foul ball flies their way. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs played Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, but the best action took place in the stands. During the second inning, Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel popped a ball into the seats along the first base line, where 29-year-old Keith Hartley...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Superdad snags foul ball while feeding baby

This video of a dad stealing a foul ball from the Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez, while feeding his baby, will give any mom a heart attack.  But shockingly (because he’s a Cubs fan), this super dad made it look easy.  I thought Cubs fans just sat in the bleachers and drank beer and threw back home run balls. This guy has to be an out-of-towner.  I believe umpires ruled that Gonzalez...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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