Archive for July, 2017

The guy Justin Turner likens Chris Taylor to may surprise you … or not

It was a simple question really, one asked of Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner in parting after most of his teammates – and most of the media – had already left the Dodgers clubhouse following the Dodgers 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium; a game in which Dodgers utility […]

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Dodgers add three undrafted free agents to minor league ranks

The 2017 First-Year Player draft came and went with the Dodger front office expressing satisfaction with the draft, which would not be unexpected. However, they did not stop drafting after their 40th and last selection. Since that final selection was made they have signed at least five undrafted free agents. That is definitely a low […]

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Santana sharp in Drillers debut

The debuts are coming along fast and furious in the Dodger minor league system aided by an attempt by the Dodgers to keep the young players feeding through the pipeline and into new challenges as quickly as possible. The rapid acceleration is seen to be, and indeed is, beneficial both to the organization and to […]

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With Kershaw out, is a trade necessary?

On Sunday, July 24th, every Dodger fan’s worst nightmare came true – Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was removed in the second innings of his start with an apparent back injury. The next day it was announced that he could miss as much as four to six weeks, although an exact timetable is still uncertain. The same […]

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Baseball world anxiously awaiting news on Clayton Kershaw

It started out as yet another perfect day in the City of Angels. The skies were bright, sunny, and a brilliant blue, the weather was textbook LA gorgeous, and Clayton Kershaw – the undisputed best pitcher on the planet – was on the mound for the Dodgers. Things just couldn’t get any better than this. […]

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Adam Bray makes Quakes history

You hear it tossed about every now and then, especially while one is in progress. No, not the taboo of saying “no-hitter” or “perfect game” while one is happening because that would be… well… taboo. No, we’re talking about something that is not quite as rare but is nonetheless difficult and remarkable; something that is affectionately […]

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Chase Utley – The gift that keeps on giving

Quick. It’s Game-7 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the winning runs are on base. Who do you want at the plate for the Dodgers? A simple enough question, right? But for those of you who went with the obvious and picked Justin Turner, the current MLB batting […]

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Loons 18-year-old third baseman Oneil Cruz turning heads

The Dodgers may see limited action in the upcoming international signing period. The action will be limited compared to the 2015-2016 signing period for the team. That is, the Dodgers – along with the Giants, Cubs, and Royals – are serving two-year $300,000 plus signing bans that began with the 2016-17 international signing period. Those […]

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Dodgers may already have the right-hander they’re looking for

With the MLB non-waiver trade deadline rapidly approaching, Dodger (and baseball) fans are glued to their smartphones checking Twitter by the hour – if not by the minute – for the latest trade reports and rumors. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you are well aware that […]

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Ibandel Isabel – A man of power

This year, like the Dodgers, the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have something special going for them. They are loaded with talent and many of their players have the potential to become big leaguers. In an article written recently in the LA Times, this Quakes team may be among the best ever and has six […]

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