Dodgers land 7 prospects in Baseball America’s top 100 & are the top org

In a reveal that shouldn’t be a surprise by now, the Dodgers have landed seven prospects on Baseball America‘s recently released list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. —– Corey Seager – #1Julio Urias – #4Jose De Leon – #23Kenta Maeda – #50Cody Bellinger – #54Grant Holmes – #72Alex Verdugo – #100 —– Of the seven prospects, only Maeda has not been...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Frankie Montas has rib surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Frankie Montas will be out two to four months after having rib resection surgery on Friday. The team said Montas has a stress reaction in his right rib, and the procedure was done in Dallas. The 22-year-old pitcher will begin physical therapy next week at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Montas was acquired from the White...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

5-Tool Podcast Ep. 6: We Talked to Law and We All Won

In Episode 6 of the 5-Tool Podcast, we talked to Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Adam Law, who played most of the 2015 season with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. Adam is the son of former big leaguer Vance Law and the grandson of Cy Young winner Vern Law. We talked about growing up with the baseball bloodlines and discovered that baseball was not his favorite sport. We touched on...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brief look at the Dodgers’ defense via Inside Edge Fielding

Defensive metrics are far from a finished product. Looking at a player’s UZR/150 or defensive runs saved aren’t the only things defense should be evaluated on. So, let’s have a look at Inside Edge Fielding. Quick primer: Inside Edge Fielding “is a set of statistics that measures how often a player has made a defense play of a particular difficulty. There are six categories...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Corey Seager lands atop another Top 100, plus new names

Keith Law dropped his Top 100 prospects list today, and seven Dodgers made the cut — just not in the order you might expect. 1. Corey Seager 5. Julio Urias 51. Alex Verdugo 60. Jose De Leon 71. Grant Holmes 77. Yusniel Diaz 92. Cody Bellinger That makes three No. 1 overall rankings for Seager, who is looking like the consensus top prospect in the game. We’ll see where Baseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Pederson had a great view of Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is a Northern California guy, based in Palo Alto - so naturally he found his way into some pretty choice seats at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50. He was sure to share it all on his Instagram page so others could enjoy his solid view: 
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddy Garcia to retire from baseball

Freddy Garcia will retire from baseball after playing in the Caribbean Series championship game this Sunday. The 39-year-old Garcia has not pitched in the majors since 2013 when he was with the Braves. A 15-year veteran of the majors, Garcia was the runner up for the 1999 Rookie of the Year award and went on to win 156 big league games and a World Series ring with the 2005 White...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig ready to embrace fresh start with Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is ready to put a rocky 2015 season -- which was full of controversies and injuries -- behind him. For the upcoming season, he's hoping to exceed expectations the Los Angeles Dodgers have for him.With a newfound focus, and better physique to bring to the playing field for the Dodgers, Puig hopes to play in all 162 games. He missed 83 regular seasons games last year."I...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Interview with Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger

After a breakout season with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2015, Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers was ranked as the number-seven prospect in the team’s farm system. Even after the breakout season, Bellinger set out on a mission to improve his body and nutritional health. Bellinger’s agents at the Ballengee Group put together a “detailed eating/nutrition”...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing Howie Kendrick the latest move in the Dodgers’ winter of depth

The Dodgers have opted to go for depth rather than flash this offseason, building a roster that can compete in the NL West and hopefully withstand the rigors of a full season instead of spending big on a name. It’s a calculated strategy that the Dodgers hope will give them one of the strongest all-around teams in the league. That strategy was on full display when Los Angeles brought...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick and Dodgers finalize $20 million, 2-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers finalized their $20 million, two-year contract with free-agent Howie Kendrick on Thursday, bringing back the second baseman in part because of his willingness to play multiple positions. Kendrick had turned down a $15.8 million, one-year qualifying offer from the team in November. That rejection left the Dodgers as the only club that could sign the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Justin Turner optimistic he'll be '100 percent' for Opening Day

If all goes according to plan, third baseman Justin Turner won't just be ready to take the field with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day but will have made a full recovery from knee surgery by then.The 31-year-old infielder currently is recovering from a microfracture surgery he underwent on his left knee in October to try to repair damaged cartilage in the injured knee.With...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Los Angeles Dodgers Won the Offseason

After a disappointing end to the season, Dodger fans wanted the front office to make moves that would push them from their usual first round exit from the playoffs to World Series champions. The team with the highest payroll in Major League Baseball by an astounding amount, still has not won a World Series in this century. The abrupt ending resulted in the firing of manager Don...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig is Down to 7 Percent Body Fat, Might be the Most Shredded Dude in Baseball

Yasiel Puig was jacked from the moment he joined the MLB. Then he got even more jacked, adding roughly 25 pounds of (mostly) muscle to his frame over his first two MLB seasons. Although an outfielder being built like a superhero sounds great in theory, the Los Angeles Dodgers believe Puig was a bit too jacked in 2015. According to a recent article from ESPN, the organization believed...
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig reportedly down to seven percent body fat

Whatever concerns the Dodgers may have had about Yasiel Puig’s physical condition appear to have been resolved. The Dodgers held their annual FanFest event Saturday at Dodger Stadium, and Puig was one of the topics of conversation. Team president Andrew Friedman told the press that the Cuban outfielder “looks great.” “He looks great,” Friedman said via the LA Times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles street to be renamed after Vin Scully

Since 1950, Vin Scully has helped put the Dodgers on the map…so it seems fitting that Los Angeles is returning the favor. Friday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to change the name of Elysian Park Avenue in recognition of the longtime broadcaster. To show their support, new skipper Dave Roberts, pitcher Clayton Kershaw and a host of other Dodgers (past and present...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully may get Dodger Stadium street named after him

In an honor that would be long overdue, the Los Angeles Dodgers may finally honor Vin Scully by naming a street after him. The street that takes fans up through the Dodger Stadium parking gates is currently called Elysian Park Avenue, but some in the city are pressing to rename the street Vin Scully Avenue. “There’s no better way to recognize such an iconic Dodger as Hall of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles City Councilman wants to rename street for Vin Scully

As we all know, outgoing Los Angeles Dodgers voice Vin Scully is an American treasure. With 2016 being his final and 66th year in the broadcast booth, there’s a proposal to rename a stretch of Elysian Park Avenue as Vin Scully Avenue. This isn’t the first time there’s been a proposal to rename a street in Scully’s honor. In 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wanted to...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Trade Andre Ethier before it’s too late

The Los Angeles Dodgers once again find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to their overcrowded outfield. Which means the trade rumors will be back at the forefront of Dodgers news, starting with veteran Andre Ethier. Ethier is coming off a very productive season putting up a .294/.366/.486 line, with 14 home runs, 20 doubles and 53 RBIs in 395 plate appearances. With...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Clayton Kershaw Pitches of 2015

The search for utopia is futile one. For humans to truly appreciate happiness, we must always be reminded of our sadness. If happiness were a constant, it would become no longer desirable. A world without imperfections is a world impure. And so to truly appreciate Clayton Kershaw is more than to simply watch a glorious seven-minute YouTube highlight video of Vin Scully calling every...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel calls for more minority coaches

    It has been nearly 70 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, and the late Hall of Famer’s widow is still trying to advocate for more changes to be made in the sport in the name of racial equality. In a recent Q&A about a two-part PBS documentary called “Jackie Robinson” that will air in April, Rachel Robinson raised concerns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully to receive lifetime achievement award

2016 will be Vin Scully’s final year behind the microphone for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the LA Sports Council is honoring him in a unique way on February 25th. Scully will receive the council’s first ever lifetime achievement award for his work with the Dodgers over the past six decades. “I can’t think of a person more deserving of this recognition,” said Sports...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy shares great story about failed bean ball

Brandon McCarthy recently participated in a Q&A for “The Players’ Tribune” in which the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher shared a phenomenal story about how he tried to intentionally drill a batter during a game … and missed. McCarthy was asked a question about whether hit-batsman generally stems from a deliberate action by the pitcher or if more often than not it’s a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers are having a disastrous offseason

MLB offseasons generally aren’t “won” or “lost” in the span of a few weeks to close out the year. Hell, the Nationals “won” the offseason last winter when they signed Max Scherzer on January 21st. But make no mistake about it – what’s gone on, or hasn’t gone on, in Los Angeles this offseason has been a complete disaster for the Dodgers. Here’s a full list of...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former teammate calls Yasiel Puig 'worst person' in the game

It has become fairly public knowledge that there have been bad vibes swirling around the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse for some time now. And the offseason doesn't appear to be simmering any of that ill will toward outfielder Yasiel Puig.In a recent piece by Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, it would appear that Puig hasn't done much over his tenure in L.A. to endure himself to his...
Via Yardbarker
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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