Archive for July, 2012

So, Who Goes?

With Brandon League and Shane Victorino on flights to Los Angeles as I write this, the Dodgers need to open up a spot on their 25-man roster for one of them. Obviously, Josh Lindblom’s spot will be filled by either League or Victorino, but what about the other spot on the 25-man roster? This isn’t […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

Three weeks ago I posted “Could There Soon Be a Flyin’ Hawaiian at Dodger Stadium?” – Well, that question has just been answered as MLB Trade Rumors is reporting that the Dodgers have just acquired Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino in exchange for Dodger reliever Josh Lindblom and highly touted pitching prospect Ethan Martin. Victorino was drafted by the Dodgers in the 6th […]

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Dodgers Acquire Brandon League from Seattle for Two Minor Leaguers

The Dodgers have acquired right-handed reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league outfielder Leon Landry and minor league right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. League was 0-5 with a 3.63 ERA (18 ER/44.2 IP) and nine saves in 46 games for the Mariners this season, striking […]

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Lilly and De La Rosa Sharp in First Rehab Assignment

While the Dodgers were completing a three-game sweep of the hated Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco with reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw tossing a complete game 4-0 5-hit shut-out on Sunday afternoon, there was another shut-out being thrown 418 miles to the south; one which, like Kershaw’s, could lead the Dodgers into the 2012 […]

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What We Just Saw

A three game sweep of San Francisco in their home park.  Three games down in the standings and playing the first place team in their home park.  They return home tied for first.  The last time that happened?  How about never?  At least it hasn’t happened in the last twenty years.  (I stopped researching beyond that).  We […]

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Majors, Minors and the Trade Deadline

When you stop and think about the millions of kids (and I literally mean millions) who participate in organized baseball from T-Ball through Little League through high school and college, and then you consider that there are a total… total of 750 guys who actually play Major League Baseball, you begin to realize just how […]

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Game Changer

Although it will be Hanley Ramirez’s two-run home run in the 10th inning that will forever be remembered as the reason why the Dodgers won a nail-biter against the Giants on July 27, 2012 at AT&T Park, it was the at bat just prior to Ramirez’s that was the real game changer. With two outs and nobody […]

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Down on the Farm – Steven Rodriguez Promoted to Double-A Chattanooga

The instant that 21-year-old left-handed pitcher Steven Rodriguez was drafted by the Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft (82nd overall), it was reported that the University of  Florida junior was the most likely 2012 Dodgers draft pick to make it to the Major Leagues the fastest, and it appears […]

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Six Days

Have you ever noticed how baseball executives, especially general managers and field managers, have an aversion to saying “This is the most important series of the season?” For some reason they simply refuse to accept or acknowledge this fact (or at least try to minimize it) unless it is the actual last game of the season. But the cold, […]

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Dodgers Place Scott Elbert on DL – Recall Stephen Fife

The Dodgers have placed left-handed pitcher Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation (retroactive to July 26) and recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to make tonight’s start at San Francisco. Elbert has tossed scoreless relief in nine consecutive appearances (8.0 IP) since June 25 and has a 2.45 ERA […]

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