Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Aaron Miller FP

Former Dodgers first-round draft pick Aaron Miller retires

Outfielder Aaron Miller has advised the Dodgers he is retiring from baseball. He had initially been selected by the Colorado Rockies in 2006 out of Channelview High School in Channelview, Texas. Rather than sign with the Rockies he wanted the “college experience before turning professional” and committed to Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Considered to […]

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Oklahoma City Dodgers – The stage is set Dodgers new Triple-A affiliate will have an MLB-caliber roster in 2015

On St. Patrick’s Day Think Blue LA featured an article entitled “It’s a great time to be an Oklahoma City Dodgers fan.” The article had nothing to do with the “Luck of the Irish” as that phrase is more of a reference to bad luck than good luck. In fact, being a great time to […]

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It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it – Leave Corey Seager at shortstop

It’s a saying as old as time itself: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, if something is working – especially if it is working well – why on earth would you try to change it? Yet for reasons that only they know, there are those who always try to fix what clearly […]

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Jeremy Kehrt – Thursday’s other Kid-K

It is difficult, if not impossible, to wrap your mind around anything other than how absolutely dominating Clayton Kershaw was in his spring training debut on Thursday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Not only did the reigning NL Cy Young award winner and NL MVP retire all six batters he faced […]

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Jacob Rhame FP

Could Jacob Rhame become the Dodgers next closer? 21-year-old right-hander occasionally hits 99-MPH on radar gun

Right-hander Jacob Rhame was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Many Dodger fans may not have heard of Rhame as he does not show up in any top 20 lists of Dodger prospects. That certainly is not surprising and is by no means a knock on the 21-year […]

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Urias 2015 debut not part of Dodgers plan – for now

When it was announced that 18-year-old Mexican phenom Julio Urias had been invited to the Dodgers big league spring training camp, Dodgers fans from around the globe were ecstatic. It gave them almost a giddy feeling that the Dodgers top pitching prospect might actually fulfill legendary scout Mike Brito’s prediction that Urias would be pitching in […]

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Spring Training 2015 – Take a look beyond the big league fields New Dodgers brass likely to spend considerable time on backfields of Camelback Ranch this spring

Without question, spring training 2015 is going to be huge for the Dodgers. In addition to guys like Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy, Yasmani Grandal and Brett Anderson (among others) being under the proverbial microscope, it will be the first spring training under the Dodgers new front office staff who themselves will be under […]

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It’s time for Dodgers new scouting staff to break out their gold pans

When Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten hired Andrew Friedman to become the Dodgers new (and first) President of Baseball Operations, he did so for a variety of reasons – the least of which was to remove himself from the day-to-day baseball operations so that he could focus more on the day-to-day overall operations of the […]

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Daniel Mayora – The foundation of professional baseball 10-year minor leaguer still chasing the dream and making a good showing at it

Daniel Mayora has played as a minor league baseball player for twelve years. He began his career in 2003 with the Colorado Rockies organization as an undrafted free agent out of La Guaria, Venezuela. Following two years in the Dominican Summer League he played six years in the Rockies minor league system. During that time he […]

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The 2015 Dodgers 20 and Under Team

Last March I compiled a list of players that were 20-years of age or younger in the Dodger farm system that I felt were the best at their positions. Now I am looking back to the 2014 season to see how they have progressed and also to again determine who would be on the scorecard […]

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