Archive for May, 2015

Bedard kills them softly in second rehab start with Quakes

Remember 36-year-old left-hander Erik Bedard, the 11-year MLB veteran that the Dodgers signed to a minor league contract and invited to big league spring training camp this past February? If you don’t, you’re probably not alone. Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi signed Bedard as a free agent on […]

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Zach Lee on track for MLB debut on Tuesday Former first-rounder pulled after only 3 innings on Friday night

Zach Lee was pulled from his start with the Oklahoma City Dodgers against the Fresno Grizzles after only three innings of work on Friday night. The former first-round draft pick had pitched to only one hitter above the minimum in his three innings giving up a leadoff single to left fielder Robbie Grossman in the first inning, […]

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Jose De Leon does it again Dodgers top pitching prospect strikes out 10+ batters for fourth time this season

Dodgers top pitching prospect Jose De Leon has made nine starts this season – seven with the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and two with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. In those nine starts he is 4-2 with a remarkable 1.95 ERA. But that’s not even the best news. The best news is that in those […]

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Boyd Robertson – Vin Scully’s right-hand man – literally

Dodger fans have seen his face on the Dodger Stadium jumbotron for three decades. He is undoubtedly one of the most photographed people at Dodger Stadium even though most Dodger fans don’t even know his name or what he does. But chances are that nearly every one of them has said (or thought) “Man, I want that guy’s […]

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Chris Hatcher is playing with fire

If Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and new general manager Farhan Zaidi have taught us anything, they have taught us that these are not the Ned Colletti Dodgers. Gone are the days when lengthy and/or expensive contracts dictate who stays and who goes. One need look no further than former Dodgers reliever Brian […]

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Callaspo – ‘I just want to help my team anywhere anytime’ Veteran infielder re-thinks and then accepts trade to first place Dodgers

Atlanta Braves infielder Alberto Callaspo was going to be traded to the Dodgers for 36-year-old Juan Uribe, and then he wasn’t after exercising his no-trade clause. And then he changed his mind and now he’s a Dodger and Uribe is with the Braves. Simple, right? But why all the confusion about going from a third […]

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Juan Uribe – From goat to hero to the loss of a family member

When the Dodgers signed veteran third baseman Juan Uribe to a three-year – $21 million contract on November 30, 2010, a mere three weeks after he had helped the San Francisco Giants to their first-ever World Series championship since moving from New York in 1958, Dodgers fans thought they were getting a huge upgrade from then 36-year-old […]

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‘How bout that Gonzalez homer?’

It’s probably one of the most played commercials during and after Dodgers radio broadcasts on AM 570 LA Sports – the Security Benefits commercial where the kid says to his grandfather “How bout that Gonzalez homer?” to which the grandfather answers “Unbelievable!. This exchange is followed by the kid saying “Wow! A shutout!” to which […]

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Mattingly’s ‘non-home run hitting team’ hits three in 6-3 win over Braves

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been saying it all season long – “We are not a home run-hitting team.” Yet on Monday night, Tommy Lasorda Garden Gnome night, in front of 44,680 at Dodger Stadium, Mattingly’s non-home run hitters hit three of them – all in the eighth inning. Mattingly’s ‘not a home run-hitting team’ comment […]

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Austin Barnes – The silver lining to an otherwise dismal day So Cal native collects first career hit in MLB debut with Dodgers

Dodgers fans didn’t have a whole lot to cheer about in Sunday’s 11-3 shellacking at the hands of the fourth-place San Diego Padres. In fact, aside from a run scored on a bases loaded 4-6-3 double play off the bat of Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier which was followed by a two-run home run by […]

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