Archive for September, 2016

Jose De Leon: ‘The season isn’t done yet

In all likelihood, rookie right-hander Jose De Leon has already made his last appearance for the Dodgers this season. And even though the Dodgers’ National League Division Series roster has not yet been officially announced, his chances of being on it appear to be a bit remote. It’s not that the 24-year-old Isabel, Puerto Rico […]

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Of Unicorns and Roy Hobbs – Luis Lara

If you know anything about Dominican baseball, when you reach the ripe old age of 21 you are ancient if you have not signed. Prospects in the Dominican market are scouted at 13-15 to be “July 2nd” signings at 16. Whether you like it or not (and I am not a fan for various reasons), […]

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Dodgers to host third annual 5K & 10K Run Event includes Kids Fun Run

The LA Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold its third annual New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run presented by Gazillion Bubbles at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 2. LADF’s three runs are expecting more than 6,000 participants. All runners will receive a Dodger T-shirt and medal. Dodger alumni league […]

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Dodgers Devin Smeltzer wants to ‘give back’

Left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer was the Dodgers’ fifth-round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of San Jacinto Community College which is located in the greater Houston, Texas area. He had previously been selected by the San Diego Padres in the 33rd round of the 2014 June draft as a senior out of Bishop […]

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Dodgers release Bud Norris

MLB.com Dodgers beat reporter Ken Gurnick is reporting that the Dodgers have released 31-year-old right-hander Bud Norris. The Dodgers acquired the Greenbrae, California native from the Atlanta Braves (along with outfielder Dian Toscano, pitcher Alec Grosser and cash) on June 30, 2016 in exchange for minor leaguer pitchers Caleb Dirks and Phil Pfeifer. Norris appeared in 13 games […]

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Kevin Malisheski – A sleeper in the 2016 MLB Draft

Right-hander Kevin Malisheski was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of 2016 First-Year Player Draft waiting until the 1,151st pick to get the call. The 18-year-old Malisheski was one of three high school pitchers the Dodgers selected in the final three rounds of the June draft. These were not picks made just because […]

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Roberts reveals several postseason roster plans

In a move that was both unprecedented and unexpected, first-year Dodgers manager Dave Roberts let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday afternoon when he shared several of his playoff roster plans during his daily pre-game media scrum. Even though the first round of the playoffs will not begin until Friday, October 7 – […]

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Sunday’s other home run

When 27-year-old Dodgers utility infielder Charlie Culberson hit his game-winning walk-off solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday afternoon to clinch the franchise’s record-setting fourth consecutive National League West title, he etched his name into Dodgers lore forever. Culbie’s 397-foot shot landed in the Dodgers bullpen and landed the Dodgers into the […]

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Dodgers to simulcast Vin Scully’s final game

The Dodgers have announced that Hall of Famer Vin Scully’s final game on Sunday, October 2 in San Francisco will be simulcast in its entirety on SPECTRUM SportsNetLA, KTLA and AM 570 LA Sports. Scully is in his 67th and final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers. The Hall of Famer’s 67 years […]

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Tom Hanks was wrong – There IS crying in baseball

I admit it, I am a sentimental sort; or as my mom used to say of me as a youngster “You cry when the toast lands jelly up.” But for the most part and as Tom Hanks professed to us in the 1992 hit comedy A League of Their Own, “There’s no crying in baseball.” As much […]

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