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Sons of Steve Garvey Dec 6, 2013
Beard pictured at right According to Ken Gurnick, and featured on the Dodgers official website (thus, it must be true), we've re-signed the bearded one, Brian Wilson, to a one-year deal with a player option for a second year. Apparently Wilson wanted closer salary, so we we gave it to him despite the fact that he's not our named closer at this point. Forget about that, or the salary amount. It's a solid idea. He gets the cash he wanted (and deserved), we get who's now arguably one of the best set up men in the game, and someone who can close if the situation plays out that way, all the...
Buster Olney of ESPN.com breaks down why the Dodgers are dangling both Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier out there--and in his mind, it's not just fixing a crowded outfield; it's also about getting value in return (link insider only): The first part of the plan was to significantly improve the Los Angeles Dodgers immediately, to turn them into a contender immediately, to the alter perception of them immediately. Cost be damned. These were the first broad strokes, because the Dodgers' new ownership was thinking big picture, and assumed that inefficiencies along the way would be overwhelmed by the...
Screenshot from the LA Times website, late December 3, 2013: To be fair to ol' Dylan Hernandez, this was (thankfully) the only mention of Gordon in the article: If the season were to start next week, Dee Gordon would probably make the team because of his increased versatility. Once considered the shortstop of the future. Gordon played 20 games at second base and was an outfielder in the Dominican winter league this off-season. Increased versatility means nothing if you can't get on base (and certainly not by stupidly trying to bunt every PA).
Maybe it was the after-effect of the 2013 World Series championship team, but Brian Wilson is apparently close to returning to Dodger blue: The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to bringing back free-agent reliever Brian Wilson, sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Wilson, the former San Francisco Giants closer, went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 games as a setup man to Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen this past season after coming back from his second Tommy John surgery. Sources said Wilson has made it clear to the Dodgers that he's willing to return to the team as a setup man in 2014, with an...
Sons of Steve Garvey Dec 3, 2013
Today, the #Dodgers non-tendered RHP Ronald Belisario, making him a free agent. — Dodgers PR (@DodgersPR) December 3, 2013 Good luck you buggy-goggled cokehead!
Sons of Steve Garvey Dec 2, 2013
From "Nomar Garciaparra joins Dodgers broadcasting crew " by Steve Dilbeck at the LA Times: Plans for the Dodgers’ new regional sports network, SportsNet LA, are still being formulated, but there is progress. Nomar Garciaparra has been hired as a new commentator by the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. [...] Garciaparra is expected to do pre- and post-game commentary and be utilized on both the television and radio broadcasts. Roles are still being defined. The Dodgers are also pursuing ex-Dodger Orel Hershiser to be an...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 30, 2013
We couldnt pick 1 (or 10) moment to highlight from year 85 of Vin Scullys life, so well just leave this link here: http://t.co/cBolWK0PJ1— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 30, 2013
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 28, 2013
My god, can you imagine being the unpaid intern assigned to execute this shitty graphic? Nonetheless, the baseball world appreciates the sentiment as we scarf down large quantities of carbohydrates with family and friends. SoSG hopes you have a wonderful holiday. If you're drinking, don't drive. And if you're not drinking, then start. For a truly great Thanksgiving-themed image, head over to baseballvandals.com.
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 24, 2013
Sources: Haren to #Dodgers, one year, $10M plus 2015 option that vests at 180 innings. Pending physical.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 25, 2013
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 18, 2013
NL MVP 1st Place: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd Place: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 3rd Place: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 4th Place: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves 5th Place: Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals 6th Place: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 7th Place: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8th Place: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies 9th Place: Hanley Ramirez, Los Angeles...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 15, 2013
@YasielPuig admiring the Cy Young Award spread: pic.twitter.com/x9c1fwlDXL— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 15, 2013
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 15, 2013
The back page of today's LA Times sports section.From "Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw in special company with Sandy Koufax " by Bill Shaikin at the LA TImes: Kershaw said there have been no contract talks since the season ended. "Right now, I'm in L.A. for one more year, regardless," he said. "That's as far as I look." He said he loves L.A., and he believes the Dodgers can win the World Series. But he declined to make the one declaration the Dodgers and their fans would most love to hear. He would not say L.A. was his first choice. The Dodgers might be funded by Big Insurance, but the Texas Rangers...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 14, 2013
Well I might just be the proudest person ever! What a fun memorable night! pic.twitter.com/ufgRyhVZEg— Ellen Kershaw (@ellenkershaw) November 14, 2013
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 12, 2013
Mattingly finished second: Cleveland's Terry Francona and Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle were honored as the top managers in baseball Tuesday night. [...] Hurdle guided the Pirates to their first winning season since 1992. They finished 94-68, third-best in the NL. They lost in five games to the Cardinals in the NL Division Series. "It's a bit overwhelming, to tell you the truth," Hurdle said in an interview on MLB Network. "It's humbling. It's gratifying from an organizational standpoint." It was the first Manager of the Year honor for the 56-year-old Hurdle. His highest finish had been...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 11, 2013
Lorenzo Bundy moves from AAA to 3B coach, Wallach as had been previously reported moves to the bench. Still horrible to remember what Bundy's brother Ted did to all those people.* The #Dodgers 2014 Coaching Staff: pic.twitter.com/iC0b4lQSFX — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 11, 2013 * We can also go with King Kong Bundy and/or McGeorge Bundy jokes if we get desperate.
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 9, 2013
That is, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, who places the Dodgers as the #1 landing spot for Rays starter David Price (link insider only): I also think it's unlikely the Rays decide to trade Price within the AL East unless they were to be completely overwhelmed by an offer. Here are the six best trade partners to acquire Price from the Rays this offseason: 1. Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers owners Mark Walters and Magic Johnson got a good taste of the postseason until their team was eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. They are supremely motivated...
Sons of Steve Garvey Nov 9, 2013
Props to Dodgers starter Zack Greinke for picking up a 2013 Silver Slugger award: LOS ANGELES -- Starter Zack Greinke was awarded the Silver Slugger on Wednesday as the best hitting pitcher in the National League, the first Dodgers pitcher to win the honor in 20 years. Greinke batted .328 with 19 hits, seven walks and a .409 on-base percentage. His batting average was highest for a Dodgers pitcher since Orel Hershiser's .356 in 1993, the last time a Dodgers pitcher won a Silver Slugger. Tim Leary (1988) and Fernando Valenzuela (1981, 1983) are the only other Dodgers pitchers to win the...
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