Archive for February, 2015

Could Jacob Rhame become the Dodgers next closer? 21-year-old right-hander occasionally hits 99-MPH on radar gun

Right-hander Jacob Rhame was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Many Dodger fans may not have heard of Rhame as he does not show up in any top 20 lists of Dodger prospects. That certainly is not surprising and is by no means a knock on the 21-year […]

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Dodgers could have best hitting pitchers in NL in 2015

It is often joked about and the source of friendly banter in National League clubhouses across the country – pitchers hitting. But the simple truth is that it is no laughing matter and is occasionally, perhaps even often the difference between a win or a loss. Throughout its storied history the Dodgers have always been known […]

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Koufax, Lasorda to arrive at Camelback Ranch on Thursday morning

Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Tommy Lasorda have arrived in Glendale, Arizona and will be on hand at Camelback Ranch on Thursday morning to great the Dodgers position players when they officially report for spring training. Although most position player have already been in camp for nearly a week, the first full squad workout – including […]

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Paco Rodriguez confident after making off-season adjustments

It’s a simple formula, really – when Paco Rodriguez does well, so do the Dodgers. Since his call up to the major leagues on September 9, 2012 – the first player from the MLB Draft Class of 2012 to do so – Paco Rodriguez has appeared in 106 games over three MLB seasons, posting a 4-5 […]

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Dodgers hoping to ‘Catch lightning in a bottle’ with Dustin McGowan

On Monday the Dodgers announced the signing of free agent right-hander Dustin McGowan as an additional piece to their reconstructed bullpen. “He’s another guy with high upside as a reliever, still has power stuff,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s a guy who creates competition in camp and gives us another option.” But much like the […]

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Urias 2015 debut not part of Dodgers plan – for now

When it was announced that 18-year-old Mexican phenom Julio Urias had been invited to the Dodgers big league spring training camp, Dodgers fans from around the globe were ecstatic. It gave them almost a giddy feeling that the Dodgers top pitching prospect might actually fulfill legendary scout Mike Brito’s prediction that Urias would be pitching in […]

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Hatcher up for challenge as Dodgers substitute closer

During the off-season the primary target for Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi was rebuilding the Dodgers bullpen to help bridge the gap from the starting rotation to closer Kenley Jansen. But with the recent injury to Jansen, the entire dynamics of the Dodgers reconstructed bullpen have changed drastically. “I’m not […]

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Dodgers have a plan to reduce pressure on Joc Pederson Unreasonably high expectations a concern for Dodgers brass

Anyone who follows the game of baseball closely is well aware that the most difficult transition is the jump from the Triple-A level to the major league level. Quite often some of the most highly touted minor leaguers who absolutely tore it up in Triple-A simply cannot make the adjustment to the big leagues. Perhaps one […]

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A.J. Ellis – It’s about winning, not job titles

When pitchers and catchers reported on Thursday morning there was a lot of friendly banter – both between the players and between the players and the media. But when things got serious, there was one common theme – the Dodgers were not happy with the way last season ended; or the season before that. “I […]

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Camelback Ranch making Dodger fans feel right at home Dodgers-White Sox spring training facility offering many new attractions for fans

The Dodgers announced on Wednesday that Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the Dodgers and White Sox, will offer fans several new amenities and attractions starting Friday when it opens to fans for the 2015 Spring Training season. These enhancements were spearheaded by Dodgers Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith […]

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