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Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 26, 2015

Grandal, The Sleeper

Fantasy baseball writer Eric Karabell says Yasmani Grandal will have a breakout year for the Dodgers (link insider only): Let’s be honest, I prefer to use the word value when describing players I like more or less than most in whatever fantasy league we’re talking about because the simple terms “sleepers” and “busts” are oft-misinterpreted. For example, look no further than St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Is it fair to call him a potential bust? I suppose, but if you ask me to project numbers for him, they’re obviously going to be better than what I expect...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 24, 2015
Ethier Decides Now Would Be A Good Time To Play The Grumpy Card

Ethier Decides Now Would Be A Good Time To Play The Grumpy Card

One thing about recently-departed OF Matt Kemp: the last couple of seasons, when injuries were plaguing his performance and he had fallen from MVP-caliber levels--he was able to maintain a more mature and positive attitude than may have been evident in his rookie years. Andre Ethier, in contrast, may have regressed: GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were hoping they were done with the drama that comes with having an excess of well-paid outfielders after they traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter, but the storyline could linger. Andre Ethier, who was the odd man...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 23, 2015

Berkeley Guy Having Trouble Hiring Top Analysts?

At least, that's what Ben Baumer is insinuating, reflecting on the Dodgers not being in the top tier of analytic-driven MLB teams: At the moment, the Dodgers are the most difficult team to assess. They paid a record $35 million for new president Andrew Friedman, snatching him from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers also lured Farhan Zaidi from the A's to be general manager. Their new president-GM combo -- with Friedman a former Bear Stearns analyst and Zaidi a Berkeley economics Ph.D. -- has the talent to make the Dodgers the analytics leaders in baseball. But under the current five-headed...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 23, 2015
Let's Have A Grandal Ol' Time

Let's Have A Grandal Ol' Time

I'm not calling Yasmani Grandal some kind of monster. But Jim Bowden says he's one of 12 pitchers and catchers to watch in 2015 (all others are, by elimination, simply unwatchable). (link insider only) 6. Yasmani Grandal, C, Los Angeles Dodgers (development) The Dodgers' front office made one of the more unpopular trades in recent club history this offseason when it dealt Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and approximately $30 million to the Padres for Grandal and two other young players. Grandal, the 12th overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Reds who was traded to the Padres in a blockbuster...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 23, 2015

Blue Plate Special: Cofax

In this installment of Blue Plate Special, Mrs Cora, Mamma Cora, I visited Cofax coffee shop.  Why you ask?  Well, Coffee + Speciality Burritos + Dodger Theme = YES SIR!  Cofax is located at 440 North Fairfax Ave between Melrose and Beverly in Los Angeles (www.cofaxcoffee.com).  Speaking with Adam, one of the managers, the place was started by 3 Dodger fans and while thinking about the name for the place, came up with COffee on fairFAX, leading to COFAX with the homage to Sandy. They have an assortment of coffee selections, both hot and cold.  In addition, the kitchen makes two types...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 19, 2015
The Pegasus Skeleton of La Cienega

The Pegasus Skeleton of La Cienega

Not sure if this is still there, but last year I passed an abandoned gas station somewhere on La Cienega and saw this street art: Which of course is a pegasus skeleton, and perhaps a takeoff/commentary of the Mobil logo: Here's somebody else's photo of another example: Turns out the artist is named Skullphone. Good stuff!
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 17, 2015

Aaaaaannnnd Here We Go with the Injuries

A mere 48 hours before pitchers and catchers are to report to Spring Training, we get some bad news about bad-ass Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen, courtesy of Dodger Insider (h/t to PaulJ for being the bearer of this ill communication): This morning at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. This was discovered when Kenley reported discomfort while running last week. A subsequent X-Ray, MRI and CT scan showed the problem in the 5th metatarsal of his left foot. The surgery was performed by Drs. Earl Brien and...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 17, 2015
Dogs, Cats Cohabitating; Dodgers, Angels Unveil Joint Billboard

Dogs, Cats Cohabitating; Dodgers, Angels Unveil Joint Billboard

From a Dodgers press release: The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim jointly unveiled a billboard today celebrating the 2014 Most Valuable Player Awards of Dodger left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Angels center fielder Mike Trout. Located on the corner of Highland and Wilshire in Los Angeles, the billboard features the faces of Kershaw and Trout with the script “Is Your MVP Red Or Blue.” 2014 represented just the 11th occurrence in the 83-year history of the BBWAA MVP awards in which players from the same market captured their league’s respective honors (see...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 17, 2015

Schoenfield: "Dodgers Should Coast To Division Title"

Except for the fact that coasting to a division title didn't yield postseason results; yeah, I'm excited that ESPN.com's David Schoenfield ranks the Dodgers second out of all 30 MLB teams (only to the Nationals): 2. Los Angeles Dodgers Big offseason moves: Hired Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations and Farhan Zaidi as general manager; traded OF Matt Kemp and C Tim Federowicz to the Padres for C Yasmani Grandal, RHP Joe Wieland and RHP Zach Eflin; lost SS Hanley Ramirez to free agency; signed RHP Brandon McCarthy and LHP Brett Anderson; traded 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Dan Haren and...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 16, 2015

Get Well Soon, Pedro Guerrero

Pedro Guerrero is in the hospital, but on the mend... SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic with bleeding on the brain, but a friend says the 1981 World Series co-MVP appears to be in good spirits and is speaking with people in the hospital. Andres Vanerhorst, who visited Guerrero in the hospital, spoke with The Associated Press on Monday. Guerrero, 58, was in the intensive care unit and is being treated by a neurosurgeon while undergoing further testing. He was hospitalized a day earlier, and...
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 16, 2015
Dodgers Second In Projected Wins

Dodgers Second In Projected Wins

2015 projected wins are out, and the Dodgers are second only to the Nationals. A 2015 championship is basically in the bag: The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers have the highest projected season win totals, and the Philadelphia Phillies have the lowest, according to numbers posted Friday at the Atlantis sports book in Reno, Nevada. The Nationals, who are 5-1 favorites to win the World Series at the Atlantis, top the sports book's season win total list at 93. The Dodgers, at 91, are the only other team projected to win more than 90 games. In fact, Buster Olney is pretty...
NoNoHitters.com Feb 13, 2015

Nomo, who threw 2 no-nos, joined Dodgers 20 years ago today

   by  Ryosuke Yagi  Twenty years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers introduced 26-year-old Hideo Nomo as the team’s newest pitcher. The five-time Japanese all-star was the first major league player from that country to appear in a U.S. major league game. Nomo threw one no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed it up five …
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 11, 2015

Softball Registration Is Live

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Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 3, 2015

Catching Up With Former Dodgers

Andruw Jones eyes MLB return after two years in Japan Reds ink Paul Maholm to minor league deal Wilson Betemit suspended 50 games for amphetamine Jayson Werth pleads guilty to speeding 105mph, will serve five days in jail Looks like Maholm got it the worst.
Sons of Steve Garvey Feb 1, 2015
Super Bowl XLIX Thread

Super Bowl XLIX Thread

A mockup of next year's Super Bowl logo. SUPER BOWLL! Can't wait. deflated balls photo by Rick Osentoski/AP

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  • 1 Joel Peralta

    Joel Peralta

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  • 1 Mike Bolsinger

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    Former amateur teammates Mike Bolsinger, Clayton Kershaw are reunited

  • 1 Carl Crawford

    Carl Crawford

    Oft-injured Carl Crawford wants to be Dodgers' feel-good story in 2015

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