1. Jorge Soler, 23, Chicago Cubs
Jorge Soler’s 2014 minor league season (340 BA (200 at-bats), 15 HR, 23 2B, 1.132 OPS, 33 BB, 48 K) opened many eyes and has general manager Theo Epstein chomping at the bit to get him in the everyday lineup in the majors. He displayed power, an excellent hitting average and has been compared to Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig. Soler’s major...
What happened in 2014: Spent most of his season in the minors, but pitched some solid innings in the majors for the Dodgers (mostly).
Pedro Baez is not Kenley Jansen. He never has been and never will be. He does have a chance to be a solid relief option, but folks...
What happened in 2014: Spent most of 2014 in Triple-A and/or hurt.
Paco Rodriguez was coming off a fantastic 2013 season, despite the rough end to it. He was all set to be one of the Dodgers’ left-handed relievers out of the bullpen (along with J.P. Howell). Daniel...
Yes, you can call the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals a recent rivalry with the Cardinals topping the Dodgers in the postseason two years in a row, NLCS in 2013 and the NLDS last season.Though during this offseason, we can maybe expect this match up between two respectable National League clubs to be one of the top rivalries in baseball in the near future.Earlier today...
With players reporting to training camp in less than a month, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in another championship or bust season. So with all these expectations around the team, here are some question they will have to answer if they want to achieve their ultimate goal:
1. Will the bullpen cost them again?
Dodgers fans know all to well the horror story that was the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have four prospects in MLB.com’s top 100, as announced Friday on MLB Network.
The usual suspects were featured in the top 15. Joc Pederson was ranked 13th, Julio Urias eighth and Corey Seager seventh. The fourth was 2014 first round draft pick Grant Holmes, who was ranked 95th.
Holmes was born in 1996. I don’t think anything has ever made me feel older...
Just recently the 2015 PECOTA projections were released, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to not only be juggernauts of the National League, but all of Major League Baseball. PECOTA predicts they will win 97 games, the most of any team in baseball and six games better than the second-best team (the Washington Nationals). Someone mentioned to me on Twitter how crazy it is...
From 2006-2013, Chad Billingsley was a solid MLB pitcher for the Dodgers. Over 8 seasons, he won 81 games in 190 starts, with 1175.1 innings pitched, 1037 strikeouts, a 3.65 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP. Problem being, his last MLB action was 2 games back in April of 2013, NONE in 2014. Yet, the omnipotent Ruin Tomorrow Jr. decided to dole out a guaranteed $1.5M to him. Must be nice...
Chad Billingsley. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that they have come to an agreement with former Los Angeles Dodgers‘ starter Chad Billingsley.
Billingsley, 30, will make a guaranteed $1.5 million in 2015 with the opportunity to increase that number with performance bonuses, according to Todd Zolecki, the Phillies’ beat writer for MLB.com...
It’s prospect ranking season, and that’s good, because the Dodgers have some prospects. (Dustin’s organizational countdown will continue with 30-21, coming later this morning.) Among my favorite prospect writers is ESPN’s Keith Law, who put out his Top 100 prospects today.
If you want to read the full writeups, you can pay for Insider. (I’m biased here. Obviously.) But...
Born: June 1, 1984Height: 6’0″Weight: 200Bats: BothThrows: RightSigned: Int’l free agent, 2002 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Minor league free agentCountry: Dominican RepublicAgent: N/A
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Castillo’s main position has always been catcher, but he’s played all over the field, with significant time at third...
In the offseason’s most expected move, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded an outfielder to free up room for rookie phenom Joc Pederson. Maybe we didn’t know said outfielder would be Matt Kemp, and maybe we didn’t know it would be to the Padres, but we knew it would be someone — you can only keep a talent like Pederson blocked for so long.
Last May Jake Devereaux wrote about...
Despite missing a half-dozen starts with a sore shoulder, which limited him to just 152 innings with an ERA that was 38 points higher that his seemingly stellar rookie season, I was very impressed with Hyun-jin Ryu last season. His strikeout and walk rates both improved, and his SIERA fell from 3.60 to 3.17. The soon-to-be 28-year-old was a better pitcher during his sophomore season...
During the Winter Meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers were perhaps the busiest team, completely overhauling their roster in an effort to improve the team on and off the field.
Since then, the Dodgers have been relatively quiet, opening the door for other top teams in the National League to steal the headlines and make blockbuster moves. Here’s a breakdown of what the Dodgers’ main...
Pitcher Erik Bedard has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and been invited to big league training camp.
The 36-year-old left-hander was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 15 starts last season for Tampa Bay, where new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was head of baseball operations. The Rays designated Bedard for assignment in July.
Via AP on Fox
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Dodgers’ star Yasiel Puig recently turned 24 years old, and he just did what any other normal 24 year-old would do and purchased himself a $1.8 million mansion. The purchase landed Puig in Sherman Oaks, CA and proud owner of a 4,663 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 6 bathroom house. As you can see from
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As the year-long SportsNet LA saga continues in southern California, it’s becoming more and more clear that the network won’t have a deal done with DirecTV and other holdout providers before Opening Day. However, many of the issues getting a deal done have little to do with the network or the Dodgers – it’s all about the pending mergers of DirecTV/AT&T and Comcast/Time...
I’m pretty certain no one has mentioned the words “Brian Wilson” since the reliever was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers back on December 19. It’s almost as if he, wait for it, disappeared.
Turns out, he’s been in Las Vegas!
Spotted at @pennjillette & @MrTeller's show last night was three-time MLB All-Star pitcher, @BrianWilson38. pic.twitter.com/Gwc4UzP2f0
Hyun-Jin Ryu isn’t the best Dodger starter, because Clayton Kershaw exists. He’s not the second-best Dodger starter, because Zack Greinke exists. If you can’t even make a case for being one of the two best starters on your own team, it’s going to be very difficult to make the case that you’re one of the […]
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been criticized a ton over the past year, and he obviously has a great sense of humor about it. On Thursday, Puig shared part of an old FOX Sports cartoon on his Instagram page. You can see the original illustration here. The cropped version that Puig passed along...Read More
After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Most minor league signings don’t generate much of a buzz during the hot stove season. They’re generally cheap, low risk signings made to ensure depth.
Yet, the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to signing a player with an interesting background. Taiwanese pitcher Chin-hui Tsao was a four-time top 100 prospect during his years with the Rockies, but was unimpressive in 88 1/3 career...
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Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...