Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Sam Lynn Ballpark - Bobby DeMuro FP

A part of baseball history will soon be lost forever Two minor league ballparks set to close - one with strong historic ties to the Dodgers

Like every living Dodger fan – at least those of us who have yet to celebrate our 68th birthdays – I have been blessed to have had only one true “Voice of the Dodgers” in my lifetime. I am, of course, referring to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully who, on October 2, 2016, will broadcast […]

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A look at the Dodgers-Cuban Connection – Round 2

Dodger fans are fully aware that the Dodgers foray into the Cuban baseball market over the past three years or so has been a dismal and expensive disappointment. Both the previous front office and the present front office made questionable signings trying to acquire MLB ready or close to ready players without having to trade […]

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Loons complete four-game sweep of Lugnuts

The Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League traveled to Lansing for a four-game set with the Lugnuts beginning on Monday, August 15. With just 21 games to play in the 2016 schedule the Loons trailed the Lugnuts by four and one-half games in the chase for the final playoff spot in the Eastern […]

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OKC Dodgers Trevor Oaks just misses no-hitter

Right-hander Trevor Oaks got the call on Monday evening as the first-place Oklahoma City Dodgers squared off with the hard-hitting El Paso Chihuahuas. Oaks began his season with the AA Tulsa Drillers and since his mid-season promotion he was making his ninth starts with the Dodgers. The 23-year-old right-hander from Riverside, California was selected by […]

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8-14-16 Liberatore Quakes - Steve Saenz FP

Liberatore shaky in first rehab outing

With a score that resembled a football game more than a baseball game, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pounded the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 17-8 on Sunday afternoon at LoanMart Field. But while the Quakes offense had a proverbial field day tying their season-high in runs scored and collected 21 hits, Dodgers left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore […]

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Breaking News – Loons Caleb Ferguson walks a batter

Left-hander Caleb Ferguson was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. He was the 1,149th overall pick meaning that only 66 players were selected after him in the 40-round draft. In late May in 2014 Ferguson had Tommy John surgery and was not expecting to be […]

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8-13-16 Bud Norris Rancho FP

Norris could play huge role for Dodgers in stretch run

With the uncertainty of exactly when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will return to the rotation – or even begin throwing off of a mound, for that matter – and with right-hander Brandon McCarthy joining him on the disabled list on Sunday with an ailing right hip, all of a sudden right-hander Bud Norris, who himself is […]

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After making history Dean Kremer makes Loons debut Young right-hander becomes first Israeli citizen to sign with MLB team

Right-hander Dean Kremer was selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Kremer had previously been selected by the San Diego Padres in the 38th round in 2015 following his sophomore year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California but chose […]

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8-11-16 Will Smith FP

Dodgers No. 2 draft pick Will Smith moving quickly through minors Versatile Louisville native impressing Dodgers brass, fans along the way

When 2015 NL Cy Young runner-up Zack Greinke declined to re-sign with the Dodgers this past off-season two things happened: 1) It upset a lot of Dodger fans and; 2) It gave the Dodgers a first round, 32nd overall compensatory pick in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. And though it will probably take some time for […]

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Casey Fien pleased with third rehab outing Dodgers right-hander could return to team this weekend

Dodgers right-hander Casey Fien pitched one scoreless inning in the first of what is expected to be two rehab appearances with the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday night. He allowed no runs on two hits while walking none and striking out two. “I feel good, I feel strong,” Fien said, after his one inning of […]

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