Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

The other spring training

Most Dodger fans are well aware that pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, with their first workout the following day. Fans also know that position players will report on Sunday, February 18, with their first full-squad workout also the next day. But what many Dodger fans – perhaps even […]

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Santana facing near-impossible odds – but very happy to do so

With the Super Bowl now behind us and the days until spring training now into single digits, fans are beginning to scrutinize the Dodgers 40-man roster (and the 22 non-roster invitees) a lot more than they did perhaps even a couple days ago. And while many of those 62 names are familiar to most Dodger […]

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Saylor returns for third season as Quakes manager

The Dodgers announced on Monday afternoon that Barberton, Ohio native Drew Saylor, who is celebrating his 34th birthday today, will return as the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes for a third straight season, having piloted the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate to three consecutive postseason appearances. “Returning for a third year, it’s incredibly exciting,” Saylor told director of […]

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Dodgers minor league clubhouse manager gets creative with broken bats

For those old enough to remember the days before aluminium bats, when we broke a wooden bat – whether it be during a Little League game, a friendly game of ‘over the line’ or ‘three flies out’ at the local park, school, or even the middle of the street – it was devastating. In fact, we […]

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Ogden Raptors capture first Pioneer League Championship

The Ogden Raptors are the Dodgers Rookie League team in the Pioneer League. They are an advanced rookie team that became affiliated with the Dodgers in 2003. Prior to that, the Ogden team was an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Ogden, with a population of about 83,000, claims to be the oldest settlement in Utah […]

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Right-hander Wilmer Font gets the call

Word circulated on Thursday that right-hander Wilmer Font of the Oklahoma City Dodgers had received a September call up to the parent Dodgers. It is almost impossible to imagine what went through his mind and the feelings he is experiencing since he got the long awaited and somewhat overdue news. The nature of his season […]

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Raptors Romer Cuadrado leading play-off charge

The Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League are currently in the race for a playoff berth to help manager Mark Kertenian celebrate his first year at the helm of the rookie level squad with an opportunity to win the league championship. The Raptors are three games up on the Grand Junction Rockies in the second […]

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Pantone 294 Family and Friends, When Hurricane Harvey hit down in Texas, it became one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in US history. Not only have people lost their lives, but hundreds of thousands have been displaced, and so many men, women, children and pets are still awaiting rescue, including members of our our very […]

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Alex Verdugo to join Dodgers in San Diego

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed earlier rumors on Thursday morning that top outfield prospect Alex Verdugo will be among the first of what is expected to be several September call-ups and will join the team in San Diego on Friday, when the Dodgers opens a four-game series against the Padres at Petco Park. Verdugo, who […]

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Dodgers outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz breaks out

Twenty-year-old right-handed hitter Yusniel Diaz had a four-hit game on Tuesday evening with the Tulsa Drillers leading the Dodgers AA affiliate to a 9-3 win over the Northwest Arkansas Travelers. His performance led the way in lifting the Drillers into a first-place tie with the Springfield Cardinals in the Northern Division of the Texas League […]

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