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Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 25, 2014

Friedman and Zaidi Pick Up Where Colletti Left Off; Sign DFAd Pitcher Nicasio, In Hopes He Might Someday Start Again

Yay, another big bold move from the Dodgers' new brass: Juan Nicasio. Pardon me while I temper my excitement. LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers acquired pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash, the team announced Monday, continuing a trend of stockpiling young, inexpensive pitchers who could compete this spring to be the team's fifth starter or an extra bullpen arm. Nicasio, 28, went 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA for the Rockies last season pitching in both relief and as a starter, but in his first three seasons in the big leagues he was exclusively a starter....
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 25, 2014

HanRam to Boston...Where 3B Is Now Occupied By Fat Guy

Dodgers shortstop (and I use that loosely) Hanley Ramirez is off to the Red Sox, for four years / $88M: The Boston Red Sox agreed with Hanley Ramirez on Monday on a four-year, $88 million deal with a vesting fifth year for an additional $22 million, according to a major league source. Ramirez, who will turn 31 on Dec. 23, has primarily played shortstop throughout his 10-year career but has also told teams he would be willing to change positions. Ramirez was originally projected as a fall-back plan for the Red Sox in the event they were unable to sign the switch-hitting Pablo Sandoval....
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 22, 2014
Oscar Hopeful Ties into Crosstown Rivalry

Oscar Hopeful Ties into Crosstown Rivalry

An ad for the movie "Birdman" in the sports section of today's LA Times.
Rays Index Nov 21, 2014

Rays Trade Joel Peralta To Andrew Friedman And The Dodgers

The Rays have announced that they have traded Joel Peralta and triple-A reliever Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Jose Dominguez and single-A starting pitcher Greg Harris. Dominguez has made 14 appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers over the last two seasons. Harris was […]
DRaysBay Nov 21, 2014

Rays trade Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore to Dodgers for younger arms

They received Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. The Rays have traded former relief ace Joel Peralta and triple-A pitcher Adam Liberatore to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two right-handed pitchers, first reported in my twitter stream by Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune. #Rays trade RHP Peralta, LHP Liberatore to LAD for RHP Jose Dominguez (40-man) and Class A RHP Greg Harris. Will add Dominguez to 40-man — RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) November 21, 2014 Peralta will be 39 in 2015, and last season he struggled to a 4.41 ERA, his highest since 2009, leading some observers to be surprised when...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 14, 2014
Dodgers Thank Kershaw in Dying Medium

Dodgers Thank Kershaw in Dying Medium

From today's LA Times sports section (click to enlarge).
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 13, 2014

BREAKING: Water Wet, Sky Blue, Kershaw Amazing

Clayton Edward Kershaw is YOUR 2014 NL Most Valuable Player AND NL Cy Young Award winner. Not too shabby. Kid K becomes the first NL pitcher to accomplish the feat since Bob Gibson in 1968 (a mere twenty years before Clayton was born). Congratulations, Clayton. We know this year did not end the way you wanted, but we bet you still have room on that lovely mantel behind you for a World Series MVP trophy, which should be coming along any old time now.
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 13, 2014

Graphic Artists Working Overtime on Kershaw MVP Art

MVP! MVP! @ClaytonKersh22 is the 11th Dodger to win the NL #MVP award and first NL pitcher since 1968. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/6thi871qhj— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 13, 2014 Your 2014 National League #MVP: @ClaytonKersh22. pic.twitter.com/UrMRcbO6Rr— MLB (@MLB) November 13, 2014 MVP of the National League is @Dodgers pitcher @ClaytonKersh22! #NotABad24Hours http://t.co/aD8ps5YO48— ESPNLosAngeles (@ESPNLosAngeles) November 13, 2014 Best on the mound; best in the game. Congratulations @ClaytonKersh22 on winning NL MVP! pic.twitter.com/iNteWALbm8— SportsNet LA...
Friars on Base Nov 12, 2014

Padres Trade Target: Andre Ethier

The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again shopping their outfield surplus. With big names like Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier on the chopping block, their is no shortage of suitors. All three are owed big money and the Dodgers are willing to eat a sizable chunk of it in order to move one […] Padres Trade Target: Andre Ethier - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 11, 2014
Legendary Dodgers at Historic Dodgertown

Legendary Dodgers at Historic Dodgertown

Vero Beach community leader Bud Holman, Tommy Lasorda and Peter O’Malley at Florida Heritage Landmark ceremony Monday at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Steve Garvey and Sandy Koufax observe Maury Wills offering instruction at Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp Monday at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.photos/captions: Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Fla.

Dodgers shopping outfielder Matt Kemp; should Tigers get involved?

He still has over $100 million left on his contract and can't play center field. I'd pass, but will the Tigers? Like the Andre Ethier rumor we touched on earlier, Ken Rosenthal also reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers would explore the possibility of trading former MVP-runner-up Matt Kemp. A more talented option, Kemp is also more expensive and has shown greater volatility throughout his career. Some of those numbers are awful juicy, though. Would the Tigers be...

Dodgers looking to trade Andre Ethier; could Tigers be interested?

Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford are also on the trade block this offseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a ton of outfielders, and three of them are making ungodly amounts of money. Unfortunately for them, they might be the worst three of the bunch. Ken Rosenthal tweeted out some unsurprising newson Sunday evening, saying that the Dodgers would be looking to deal at least one of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, and Andre Ethier this offseason. The Tigers could potentially be in play for all three, but Kemp and Ethier are the more likely options given their previous experience in center field. Since...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 11, 2014
Thank You to Our Veterans

Thank You to Our Veterans

If you're in a giving mood, consider donating to Fisher House, an organization that provides "military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury." How cool is this? From a Dodgers press release: The Dodgers will host approximately 300 pre-selected active duty service members of our nation’s Armed Forces representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard along with veterans and their families for batting practice at Dodger Stadium [today], Veterans Day from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. “It’s an honor for the Dodgers to...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 4, 2014

From Colletti to Zaidi

Dodgers will name Oaklands Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 Source: #Dodgers will name Farhan Zaidi their new GM this week. Josh Byrnes will be a senior executive.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) November 5, 2014 New #Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi went to MIT, has doctorate from UC Berkeley. Read this by @susanslusser. http://t.co/UjpabkQ8Ru— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 5, 2014
Athletics Nation Nov 4, 2014

Reports: Dodgers name Oakland assistant GM Farhan Zaidi general manager

A's assistant GM Farhan Zaidi will be named the next Dodgers general manager later this week, according to reports. Ken Gurnick, MLB.com's Los Angeles Dodgers beat writer, dropped a bit of a bombshell tonight: Dodgers will name Oaklands Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014 Zaidi has been credited with many of the moves made by Oakland's front office that led to much of the Athletics' regular-season success between 2012 and 2014, most notably pushing to sign Yoenis Cespedes and to move Brandon Moss...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 3, 2014

5 Thoughts on the Giants' Dynasty

1. That's right, I said dynasty. 10 of the last 15 World Series have been won by the 21st-century baseball powerhouses: the Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals and Giants. Three World Series titles in five years isn't quite Yankees territory, but it's getting there, and the Giants may not even be done yet. What's worse, the Giants are pulling away from the Dodgers in terms of franchise championships: The Giants have eight and the Dodgers have been stuck at six for, oh, 26 years and counting.... 2. The Giants are no longer a small- or mid-market team. Their $149-million payroll is the major league's...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 29, 2014
Congratulations to the Royals, World Series Champions

Congratulations to the Royals, World Series Champions

The Royals celebrating after their Game 7 walkoff victory. The MVP. What an inspiration.
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 29, 2014
World Series Game 7 Thread: Enemies in Orange vs. Brothers in Blue, 7p

World Series Game 7 Thread: Enemies in Orange vs. Brothers in Blue, 7p

@TheRealJGuts vs. Thud. If the Dodger fan in you hates that the FH's are in the World Series again, then the baseball fan in you can at least appreciate tonight's Game 7, in which the home team has a decided advantage AND BETTER WIN IT DAMMIT GO BLUE
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 28, 2014
Logan's Run...ning to Padres

Logan's Run...ning to Padres

Looks like Andrew Friedman now has quite a "renewal! renewal!" on his hands, now that Logan White has left the Dodgers for the Padres: LOS ANGELES -- The San Diego Padres have hired longtime Dodgers amateur scouting director Logan White to their front office, sources told ESPN on Monday. The feeling around baseball when the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman to be their president of baseball operations was that he would want to bring in his own people in key front-office positions. With White departing, he'll have at least three top positions to fill. It is not clear which position White will...
Sons of Steve Garvey Oct 28, 2014

World Series Game 6 Thread: WhenWillThisEnd, 5p

Yordano Ventura (0-0, 3.38) vs. Jake Peavy (0-1, 7.20). Let's just get this over with.

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