A new and improved Yasiel Puig

We’ve all seen it, at least those of us who have taken the time to look for it. Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig has finally grown into the baseball player that we all hoped he would one day become; except for the Puig haters, of course. Oh sure, the 26-year-old Cienfuegos, Cuba native still has his moments, […]

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Alex Wood is better than you think

In a recent article, Washington Post reporter Neil Greenberg wrote that Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer “is overtaking Clayton Kershaw as MLB’s best pitcher.” While it is impossible to argue that the 32-year-old Scherzer isn’t having a Cy-Young-caliber 2017 season, calling the two-time Cy Young award winner a better overall pitcher than Dodgers ace and four-time […]

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Cody has a multi-home run game – but not the Cody you’re thinking of

A Dodger named Cody had a multi-home run game on Friday afternoon but it wasn’t Cody Bellinger and it wasn’t your typical multi-home run game. Allow me to explain. It all started on Thursday evening at Dow Diamond in Midland Michigan when Dodgers outfield prospect Cody Thomas slugged a solo home run in the second […]

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Dodgers recall Ross Stripling from OKC, place Chris Hatcher on DL

The Dodgers have recalled right-hander Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed right-hander Chris Hatcher on the 10-day disabled list with what is being called a “thoracic inflammation.” This will be Striplings second stint with the big club, having posted a record of 0-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 36.0 relief innings in his 21 […]

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Urias to undergo shoulder surgery

As a surprise to no one, at least not to those who have been closely monitoring the news that Dodgers top left-handed pitching prospect Julio Urias had been flown to Los Angeles to have his ailing left shoulder examined by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neil ElAttrache, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman confirmed on […]

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Austin Barnes – the Dodgers best-kept secret

In the big scheme of things, the three walks that Dodgers back-up catcher Austin Barnes drew in Thursday night’s 6-3 win over the struggling New York Mets meant very little. Oh sure, they certainly helped up Barnes’ on-base percentage a little and he did pick up an RBI with his seventh-inning / bases loaded walk, […]

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Have a day, Scott Barlow So Cal right-hander strikes out 10 in dominating 10-4 Drillers win over Springfield Cardinals

Okay I admit it, I’m a huge Scott Barlow fan, not only because he, Trevor Oaks and former Dodgers farm hand Chase De Jong led the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (with a lot of help from current Dodgers rookie phenom Cody Bellinger) to the 2015 California League Championship, but also because the right-hander grew up in my […]

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Quakes DJ Peters named Cal League Player of the Week for second time

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes outfielder and Southern California native DJ Peters has been named the California League Player of the Week for the second time this season, this time for the week of June 12-18. He was also the league’s Player of the Week for April 24-30. “It’s an absolute honor and blessing knowing that all of […]

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Dodgers add Cody Bellinger bobblehead to 2017 promotional schedule

Under the category of ‘duh,’ the Dodgers announced on Wednesday afternoon that they are adding a Cody Bellinger bobblehead to their already long list of great promotional stadium giveaway items this season. Cody Bellinger Bobblehead Night will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, when the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies for the second game […]

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Corey Seager comes within 10 feet of baseball immortality

By now just about everyone in the baseball world is aware that Dodgers shortstop and reigning 2016 National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager hit three home runs on Tuesday night in front of 47,715 at Dodger Stadium. But what many may not know is that when he came within 10 feet of hitting […]

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