Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Julian Leon FP

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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Corey Seager 8-6-13 FP

Future looking bright for Dodgers Baseball America releases Top-10 prospect list - and it's very impressive

There are Dodger fans and then there are Dodger enthusiasts. If you are among the former, you know all about Kershaw, AGon, Puig, Crawford, Ellis and newcomers Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. If you are among the latter, you know about De Leon, Verdugo, Holmes and Leon – to name only a few. But whether […]

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What’s Next for the Dodgers? Dodgers brass using old-school success with new-school technology to create a new 'Dodger way'

What’s Next for the Dodgers? When I was a youngster enjoying the exploits of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the mid fifties, a CBS television show – The $64,000 Question – was all the rage. At that time whenever we had a puzzling question we would simply say, “That’s the $64,000 question.” It was a great […]

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Caleb Ferguson Beacon FP

Pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson hoping to make Dodgers gamble worthwhile Low draft pick has high hopes with only team willing to give him a chance

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. Right-handers Jeff Bain and Sam Moore were selected by the Dodgers in the final two rounds of the […]

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Isotopes Park FP

A look back at the Albuquerque Isotopes – one last time

The Albuquerque Isotopes have been the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate for the past six years but 2014 proved to be the final year of that affiliation – one that will most likely never be renewed. The Isotopes play in the Pacific Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. In 2014 manager Damon Berryhill saw his squad […]

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ay Gibbons FP

Dodgers welcome Jay Gibbons Back to the Future Former Dodger slugger hopes to impart his skills on future Dodgers

Early Monday morning word came that former Dodger Jay Gibbons had been hired as a hitting coach in the Dodgers minor league system. According to Peter Kerzel, Gibbons announced that he is the new hitting coach for the Great Lakes Loons, the Dodgers Single-A affiliate. There was no formal announcement at the time from the […]

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4-3-14 PJ Forbes FP

Dodgers retain all six minor league managers for 2015 Each affiliate also adding fourth coach to respective staffs

The Dodgers have announced that they are bringing back all six of their minor league managers to lead their respective teams for the 2015 season. And though many of the organization’s coaches will also be returning, there are a number of new faces and in some cases new old faces joining or returning to the Dodgers family. […]

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Schebler & Pederson FP

Dodgers Winter Development Camp about to get under way – unofficially

*  *  *  UPDATED *  *  * (January 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.) Although there has yet to be an official announcement as to which top prospects have been invited to the Dodgers annual Winter Development Camp, their ‘unofficial’ news source – Twitter – is beginning to spill the beans; and it appears that the […]

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Andres Santiago FP

Professional baseball is a crazy business – just ask Andres Santiago Veteran Dodgers minor leaguer signs with same organization he no-hit in 2014

Unless you are a Dodger fan who closely follows the team’s minor league affiliates, you have probably never heard the name Andres Santiago before – that is, of course, unless you happened to read this morning’s article right here on ThinkBlueLA. In that piece, TBLA’s resident minor leagues expert Harold Uhlman wrote a re-cap article detailing the […]

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Andres Santiago FP

A look back at the Chattanooga Lookouts – for the last time

The Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League have been the Double-A affiliate of the Dodgers from 2009 through the 2014 season. The past season was a relatively successful one for the Lookouts who made it through to the Southern League Championship Series against the powerful Jacksonville Suns. Offensively the team finished in the middle of […]

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