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Would You…

Trade Zach Lee, Kyle Russell and Alex Castellanos for Matt Garza and Alfonzo Soriano? Trade Zach Lee, Chris Capuano and Alex Castellanos for Cole Hamels? Trade Zach Lee, Alex Castellanos  and James Loney for Justin Morneau? Trade Zach Lee, Alex Castellanos, Juan Rivera and Shawn Tolleson for Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin? What say you? [...]

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Where’s The Beef?

100% Beef Kansas City decided to “beef up” their bullpen and so they added Jon Broxton.  Now we know where the beef is.  I have no beef with J-Brox.  Kansas City is famous for cattle, but I’ll stop now because I’m not in the mooooood to barbecue Jon Broxton. Good Luck, Jon! Don’t poo-poo Adam Kennedy [...]

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The Second Half Outlook

The Second Half Outlook

Jared Massey and I were both at Blogger Night in LA on Monday Night and during the six plus hours at Dodger Stadium we gained a lot of insight into the 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers.  So, here is some of what we have learned: Ned Colletti spoke with us for nearly an hour and was [...]

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Think Again…

Think Again…

I’ll be in I agreement with Joe Torre that Carlos Monasterios is the “odd-man-out” of the rotation. He will be better served and better serve the Dodgers as a long-man in the pen when Padilla is activated on Friday.  The question is, who comes off the roster?  It will probably be Justin Miller, which means [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Rant & Rave Saturday

If you are going to get beat, you might as well make it a good one.  I’d say 10-1 is a good one. Billingsley didn’t trust his stuff last night.  Simple as that.  He wasn’t hammered hard, but he was hit.  One step back! The Dodgers need a RF and a LF.  They have a [...]

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From Worst to First

From Worst to First

How sweet it is! It took the Dodgers exactly 59 games to take first place in what is, so far, the second toughest division in baseball. The National League West has 4 teams with 30 or more wins and better than a .500 records.  The teams of the NL West have more wins than any [...]

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Los Angeles Dodgers Announce April Winners of Dodger Pride Awards

Los Angeles Dodgers Announce April Winners of Dodger Pride Awards

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the April winners of the Dodger Pride Awards.  The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club’s minor league system who play the game with a [...]

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Suspects or Prospects?

Suspects or Prospects?

I had a cheesy grin on my face as I read the Top 200 Prospect list put out by True Blue LA.  The Dodgers do not have 200 Prospects.  They have about 20 PROSPECTS and 180 SUSPECTS!  However, the Dodgers Organization is not nearly as bereft of prospects as some think.  We don’t have a [...]

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You Paint The House

You Paint The House

If you have a home which is worth $400,000 or $400,000,000 and you are served divorce papers by your spouse,  what do you do?  It’s obvious that a great part of the parties’ net worth is that asset.  Some people are idiots about this – some have even burned-down the house rather than split the [...]

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What’s On The Horizon?

What’s On The Horizon?

        I have no clue where this “Debacle in the Ravine will take us, but I’d say Jamie does not have the upper hand.   No, I’m not going to speculate on who we will sign and who we won’t or who we should trade.  Today, I just want to do some “farming.”  [...]

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Pirates, Loons, Dee and Elbert

Pirates, Loons, Dee and Elbert

The Great Lakes Loons were the last Dodger team to be eliminated from the playoffs, losing to the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps last night 4-3 in 10 innings.  Dee Gordon was 1-5 with a stolen base, Kyle Russell was 1-2 with a BB and an RBI, Silverio hit a HR and Aaron Miller pitched a [...]

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Jon Chapper’s Minor League Report

Jon Chapper’s Minor League Report

09/02/09 – LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers’ minor league report is a weekly window into the Dodgers’ minor league system, with updated standings, league leaders, team and individual player stats, and the latest team and player news.  Player bios can be found in the Player Development section of the Dodgers’ Guide (Pages 411-478). Triple-A Albuquerque [...]

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Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Report

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Report

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers’ minor league report is a weekly window into the Dodgers’ minor league system, with updated standings, league leaders, team and individual player stats, and the latest team and player news.  Player bios can be found in the Player Development section of the Dodgers’ Guide (Pages 411-478). by Jon Chapper, Dodger [...]

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DEE GORDON NAMED MIDWEST LEAGUE “PROSPECT OF THE YEAR”

DEE GORDON NAMED MIDWEST LEAGUE “PROSPECT OF THE YEAR”

DODGERS SINGLE-A GREAT LAKES LOONS SHORTSTOP  DEE GORDON NAMED MIDWEST LEAGUE “PROSPECT OF THE YEAR”  – by Jon Chapper, Dodgers PR Department Gordon also named Co-Most Valuable Player with teammate Kyle Russell. LOS ANGELES – Dodgers Single-A Great Lake Loons shortstop Dee Gordon was selected Midwest League’s “Prospect of the Year” and shares the  league’s [...]

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The Yankees Still Haunt Torre

The Yankees Still Haunt Torre

After last night’s debacle of the pen, the Yankees led by a walk off home run by A-Rod, claimed the best record in baseball from Joe Torre and the Dodgers.   That says it all. I felt early in the game that Billingsley was still favoring his hamstring and did not have his normal “follow-through” during [...]

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Kyle Russell – Dunn or Deer?

Kyle Russell – Dunn or Deer?

When I think of Dodger Prospect Kyle Russell, two names come to mind – Adam Dunn and Rob Deer.  Both have (had) prodigious power and both strike (“struck” in Deer’s situation) out way too much, but Dunn actually has a good OB%, albeit a low BA.  Both can hit monster HR’s.  Both made the majors, [...]

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May 19, 2009 – Bomb Squad or Stuntmen?

May 19, 2009 – Bomb Squad or Stuntmen?

In 1988 we had Dave Anderson, Mike Davis, Pedero Guerrero, Rick Dempsey, Tracy Wooden, Danny Heap and the head stuntman, Mickey Hatcher. This year it’s Juan Pierre, Juan Castro, Xavier Paul, Doug Mientkiewicz, Mark Loretta and Brad Ausmus. They currently go by the name “Bomb Squad,” but I think that “The Stuntmen” are back. Bomb Squad may be more 2009, but The Stuntmen are timeless.

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