Archive for January, 2017

2017 could be best year yet for Yasiel Puig … or his last

During last Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium some interesting things occurred with oft-controversial Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. First and foremost, he absolutely electrified the record FanFest crowd when he took off his shirt to show the audience that he was not overweight and in great shape (he is). He then broke into a dance […]

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Seager remains hopeful Dodgers will re-sign Chase Utley

When the Dodgers traded top right-handed pitching prospect Jose De Leon to the Tampa Bay Rays for veteran second baseman Logan Forsythe, it did two things: 1) It gave the Dodgers their much-needed everyday second baseman and; 2) It all but guaranteed that Dodgers top second base prospect Willie Calhoun will at least begin the […]

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Dodgers don’t see too many starters as a problem

It only takes one quick glance at the Dodgers 40-man roster heading into spring training 2017 to immediately recognize that the team has tremendous starting pitching depth … extremely tremendous. In fact, as it stands right now, when pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, they will have 13 guys […]

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Logan Forsythe an immediate hit with Dodger fans Record FanFest crowd gives warm welcome to newest Dodger

On Saturday, 28,967 fans made their way through the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium for the team’s annual FanFest event at MLB’s third-oldest ballpark. It was the largest crowd to attend the event in its five-year history. To put this number into perspective, when newly-acquired Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe took the FanFest stage, he did […]

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Meet the new guys

On Monday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 25, the Dodgers made two acquisitions getting players from the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays. Both trades added key pieces for the team going into spring training, which is less than a month away. So, let’s meet the new guys and talk a little bit about how […]

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Everything you need to know about FanFest 2017

WHAT:  The Dodgers will hold their fifth annual off season FanFest presented by Coca-Cola Saturday. FanFest tickets will be required to gain entry into Dodger Stadium and fans will need to visit www.dodgers.com/fanfest to obtain their free ticket. FanFest will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the […]

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Hyun-Jin Ryu at crossroad in his MLB career

When the Dodgers signed South Korean star left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year/$36 million contract (in addition a $25.7 million posting fee the Dodgers had to pay just to negotiate with him), they fully believed that they had pulled off the deal (and steal) of the century – and for the first two years of the […]

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Dodgers acquire outfielder Brett Eibner from Oakland

The Dodgers have acquired outfielder Brett Eibner from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Jordan Tarsovich. Eibner, who was selected by the Royals in the second round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Arkansas, made his major league debut in 2016 hit a combined .193 with 10 doubles, […]

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De Leon trade inevitable but unpopular – especially for one fan

It’s my own fault really. I knew better. It’s what separates a true, traditional journalist or writer or reporter from being just a fan. Oh sure, no honest journalist or writer or reporter can say that they don’t have a favorite team or even favorite players; I mean, even journalists or writers or reporters were undoubtedly fans […]

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Roberts named Coach of the Year by LA Sports Council Five Dodgers moments could be in LA Sports Awards as Top-10 Greatest for 2016

Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts has been selected 2016 Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Roberts will be honored at the 12th Annual LA Sports Awards, to be held on Monday, February 27 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.   Additionally, five Dodger moments are in the running to be named among the […]

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