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I am tired of these lying Dodgers

They told us that Magic Johnson would be “hands on and in his office every day.”  That was a damn lie.  I see him everywhere that has to do with the Lakers or the NBA, but he has no office in Dodger Stadium and he rarely shows up at games. The Dodgers told us that [...]

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Eric Chavez To Be a Dodger Soon?

Eric Chavez To Be a Dodger Soon?

Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reports this: The Dodgers worked out free-agent third baseman Eric Chavez at their Camelback Ranch-Glendale training facility in Arizona on Thursday. Among club officials attending the workout were assistant general managers De Jon Watson and Logan White and batting coach Jeff Pentland. As I have stated before, a healthy Eric Chavez [...]

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DODGERS NAMED TOPPS  ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

DODGERS NAMED TOPPS ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Franchise takes home honor for unprecedented sixth time LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have been named the recipient of the 45th Annual Topps Organization of the Year Award, it was announced today. This marks a record-setting sixth time the franchise has earned such honors and the first time since 1997. “We’re very honored [...]

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The Rats Are Abandoning The Sinking Ship

The Rats Are Abandoning The Sinking Ship

Let me be the first to say it: “The fact that Tim Hallgren is leaving the Dodgers to take a scouting job with the Detroit Tigers proves that the Dodgers are a sinking ship and the rats are abandoning it.“ I know that’s what the McCourt Haters will say next, so I just beat them [...]

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Camelback Ranch – Inside Minor League Camp – Part I

Camelback Ranch – Inside Minor League Camp – Part I

Tucked away behind the Major League facility, back a path, beyond the walk of fame and the rushing waters is the Dodgers Minor Legaue Complex.  When there are typically thousandsof fans “bum-rushing” the major league players, seeking autographs and surging towards the rope lines, there are just a few dozen fans on the back diamonds [...]

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Camelback Ranch – The Dodger Lineup

Camelback Ranch – The Dodger Lineup

One need look no further than the first inning of Thursday’s game to to see the benefits of having Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp hit 1, 2 in the Dodger lineup. Raffy doubled to start the game and Kemp followed it with a sharp single to left field which allowed Raffy to go to 3B. [...]

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Camelback Ranch – Down on the Farm

Camelback Ranch – Down on the Farm

When I first heard that  the Dodgers would leave Vero Beach and move to Camelback Ranch, I knew that it was the end of an era, and that there would never in a million years be another place like Dodgertown.  Sadly and happily, I was right!  Dodgertown was a mythical place, where dreams were made [...]

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How Can Frank Afford This?

How Can Frank Afford This?

According to Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers minor-league mini-camp is underway at Camelback Ranch.  It’s a two-week crash course for the players the Dodgers believe are the most  ”major-league ready.”  Here is the list of players attending (according to Gurnick): Pitchers — Armando Zerpa, Carlos Monasterios, John Ely, Jon Link, Brent Leach, Travis Schlicting, Josh Lindblom, [...]

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Logan White and De Jon Watson Interview

Logan White and De Jon Watson Interview

OK, like I promised, here is  the video of the interview I did with Logan White and De Jon Watson on Wednesday, December 9th at the Winter Meetings. We had to break it down into two video files because of the length.  I think you can sense their excitement and enthusiasm for the farm system [...]

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A Cold Day in… Indy!

A Cold Day in… Indy!

It’s still about 14 degrees out – who was the genius who picked Indy for the Winter Meetings?  I’ll bet he’s fired! We are editing the Logan White/De Jon Watson interview – I hope to have it up tomorrow. Hey, how come nobody says anything when the Dodgers have 2 other teams pick Rule 5 [...]

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Indianapolis Winter Meetings – Day 3 Update

Indianapolis Winter Meetings – Day 3 Update

After talking with lots and lots of scouts, pro personnel people and writers, I am convinced that the Dodgers did the right thing in refusing arbitration to Wolf and Hudson.  There are lots of reasons why and I will articulate them later this week.  I overheard some other scouts talking about the Dodgers Young Arms and [...]

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Indianapolis Winter Meetings – Day 3

Indianapolis Winter Meetings – Day 3

There’s not a lot of movement, so far – Just the D-Backs trade with the Tigers and Yankees.   I find it curious that the D-Backs gave away “Mad-Max” so easily. Jamie and Frank have allegedly agreed on her monthly stipend so the hearing is cancelled the 15th! Ned is kicking the tires of Pinero and [...]

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