DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kenley Jansen Is Suddenly The Worst Closer In Baseball, Or Something

Oddly — or, I don’t know, maybe it’s not — the tenor of discussion following last night’s extra-inning loss is less about Brandon League being terrible than it is about Kenley Jansen being unable to hold onto a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning. For clarity, here’s what Jansen did. He struck out Hector Sanchez on four pitches. Then, he got Angel Pagan to hit a grounder...
Via Dodgers Digest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did a Yasiel Puig associate help make threats aimed at the Dodger 'disappear?'

Two days ago, Los Angeles magazine claimed to tell the fascinating tale of LA Dodger Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba to the States. The Post summarizes:Puig’s complex tale that led him to the Dodgers includes Mexican drug cartels, murder, smugglers and a staged kidnapping, amazingly helping him land a seven-year, $42 million contract and superstar status....Puig’s journey...
Via Bob's Blitz
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to scoop up ‘Sweet’ Dee Gordon

Ever since being handed the Dodgers second base job until Alex Guerrero improved on his defense in the minors, Dee Gordon has been fighting for his life as a Dodgers starter. With a league leading ten stolen bases on 11 attempts, he is literally running away with the job. At 77% owned in Yahoo! leagues, it’s time to scoop up ‘Sweet Dee’ Gordon. Originally assumed to be just...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig flies out to right, pimps it like a home run

Yasiel Puig may be the new version of Manny Being Manny. This dude gave us yet another unforgettable moment on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were in extra innings at AT&T Park and Puig was batting with one out, Hanley Ramirez on second, and the game tied at 2. Puig […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2, Giants 3: Baseball Is Dumb

Baseball is a dumb, dumb sport. Kenley Jansen blew a save on two hits that went 10 feet in the air and now his BABIP is .556. He is the worst and grab the pitchforks or something. Whatever, no energy to deal with dumbasses. The Dodgers kept Brandon League over Paco Rodriguez because … who cares? So of course it comes back to matter in the end and League loses. I didn’t know...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers activate Brian Wilson from DL

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated relief pitcher Brian Wilson from the disabled list. Wilson had no troubles during his rehab assignment and will be inserted into a setup role ahead of Kenley Jansen. In order to make room for Wilson on the active roster the Dodgers sent left hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers sent Rodriguez down despite...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chad Billingsley to have MRI following bullpen session

Chad Billingsley is set to have an MRI on his right elbow following a bullpen session on Tuesday. Billingsley was unable to complete the session and now the Los Angeles Dodgers have sent him to have a dye-MRI. Just over a week ago Billingsley reported some discomfort in his elbow following a rehab start. The Dodgers said there was no structural damage at that time. Chad Billingsley...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon as the Poor Man’s Billy Hamilton

Just like any reasonable person would’ve expected, the Los Angeles Dodgers currently have sole possession of first place in the National League West. And just like any reasonable person would’ve expected, right now the Dodgers’ team leader in wRC+ among regulars and semi-regulars is Dee Gordon, at 174. As a neat bit of ephemeral trivia, […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-jin Ryu Hits Yasiel Puig In The Head With Bat…..On Purpose

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was the recipient of a simple but valuable life lesson courtesy of pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu. The Japanese hurler demonstrated to the flamboyant Puig that he would not shy away from using a bat as self defense in future playful attacks. Plain and simple, class dismissed! The post Hyun-jin Ryu Hits Yasiel Puig In The Head With Bat…..On Purpose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Is What A 100MPH Cutter Looks Like

(via) Kenley Jansen did something very notable last night. The accomplishment occurred on this cutter, which struck out Mark Trumbo: GIF Link Per Brooks Baseball, the cutter was thrown at 100.1MPH, the fastest pitch of Jansen’s career. He threw a 99.6MPH cutter to Miguel Cabrera last week, but as Grant Brisbee noted, the pitch was actually the most hit-able of the at-bat. Per...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez, Crushing and Missing

The Dodgers are off to a 9-4 start, despite plenty of roadblocks on the way. Clayton Kershaw has pitched just once and likely won’t be back until well into May. A.J. Ellis is out with knee surgery. Brian Wilson has had elbow trouble. The Yasiel Puig saga never seems to end, on or off the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Brian Wilson says he's ready to come off DL

According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson says he’s ready to come off the disabled list after rehabbing with Sinlge-A Rancho Cucamonga.RHP Brian Wilson said he's ready to come off DL. "Those were the 5 outings I needed." Eligible on Tues. Difficult roster move for #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 13...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' offense is clicking

Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part because of their offense, which had another spectacular day Sunday in an 8-6...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu have a tickle fight

Yasiel Puig and Hyun Jin Ryu did … something together in the dugout before the game. GIF Link
Via MLB GIFS
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw begins to throw off mound

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was brilliant in his Opening Day start on March 22 against the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia. He pitched 6.2 innings of one-run, five-hit ball. This performance followed a dreadful Spring Training and reinforced the reason he got a seven-year, $215 million contract plus a gigantic signing bonus. However, after that start, he felt stiffness...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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