Andrew Grant

  • joined May 20, 2010
  • last login Aug 18, 2014
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A trade deadline adventure

This trade deadline is one of the most boring in recent memory. However, there's good reason for that.

The case for trading Matt Kemp

In a situation that is far from ideal, the Dodgers have a tough choice on their hands. Andrew Grant looks at the reasons why a Matt Kemp trade would make sense.

Dodgers trade deadline preview

A preview of the July 31 trade deadline and what it means for the Dodgers, with targets ranging from Zach Lee to David Price to Jonathan Papelbon to A.J. Pierzynski.

The sad Dodgers Home Run Derby history

There is a chance Yasiel Puig will be invited to participate in the 2014 Home Run Derby. If so, he doesn't have to do much to make a dent in the Dodgers derby record book.

How often do draft picks turn into regular players


Grant Holmes is the next great hope for the Dodgers, but the odds of him taking over a slot on the rotation may be longer than you think.

When to spend on proven relief

The Dodgers have the luxury of Kenley Jansen handling the ninth, but teams that don't need to get relief help somewhere. There are times when spending money on a closer is totally appropriate, and...

Why we care about fringe transactions

Fringe players get traded all the time, but sometimes these moves can have consequences even if the player traded away does nothing of note.

A Dodgers Triple-D

Have a question about the Dodgers? What better person to ask than Food Network personality Guy Frieri, with a brand new Triple-D.

Paul Maholm & the low-risk signing

A look at Paul Maholm's performance to date in 2014 has made Andrew Grant question the idea of a "low-risk" signing having "no downside."

Chris Withrow & 2 true outcomes

Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow is near the top in both strikeout percentage and walk percentage so far this season.

How did Joc Pederson's April stand up?

A comparison of recent hot Dodgers minor league months to Joc Pederson's red-hot April in Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Dodgers reliever curse

The Dodger bullpen over the last decade has been mostly great, but it hasn't been due to spending.

Dee Gordon's improving plate discipline

Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has worked on his selectivity at the plate, and the gains have shown since his demotion in the middle of 2013. The results have paid off big time for Gordon so far...

What to expect from Chad Billingsley

With Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley getting closer to a return to the major leagues after Tommy John surgery, here's a look at what to expect from the right-hander going forward.

What Julio Urias is, and what he isn't

On minor league opening day, Andrew Grant takes stock of what the Dodgers have in 17-year-old left-handed pitching prospect extraordinaire Julio Urias.

Stop stat abuse

Statistical analysis is a very important part of baseball, but ESPN's new push could drive people away from them permanently.

2014 MLB one-sentence previews

Don't know what's going on in the MLB in 2014? Only have 45 seconds? Then our preview is for you.

2014 v. 2010 Dodgers: Expectations vs. results

The Dodgers are correctly favored to win the National League West by a decent margin, but the parallels to the 2010 team gives Andrew Grant a healthy dose of skepticism.

Dodgers 2014 profile: Justin Turner

Utility infielder Justin Turner is one of two 29-year-old ex-Mets trying to make the Dodgers opening day roster.

Dodgers 2014 profile: Chris Withrow

A look at the right-handed reliever, who made a splash in his first big league season in 2013.

Leave Kenley alone

The Dodgers' best reliever has opened each of the last two seasons as a setup man, but 2014 should be different.

2014 profile: Drew Butera

The Dodgers catcher has produced historically low offensive numbers, but stands a decent chance to make the team as the backup catcher.

Hanley Ramirez's almost historic season

The spectacular yet short 2013 campaign for Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was such an improvement over his previous season that his leap forward was nearly unprecedented in baseball's...

Clayton Kershaw & the Very Serious Men


Is Clayton Kershaw's massive extension an example of big market spending gone mad, or is it just the system working as intended?


Another 120 Million Dollar Lineup

The team:  Lineup LF Angel Pagan SS Jose Reyes RF Matt Kemp 1B David Cooper C  AJ Ellis 3B Juan Uribe 2B Blake DeWitt CF Tony Gwynn Rotation SP Clayton Kershaw SP Hiroki Kuroda SP Chad Billingsley S...


Andre Ethier Is Our J.A. Happ

Over the last month Dodger fans have been thinking about what we’d give up for one of the elite pitchers that have been shopped around this month. Jerry Sands! Chris Withrow! Everyone except Jerry...


An Apology To Marco Scutaro

Your friendly SBN Dodger blogger checking in. In May, I wrote this piece on Marco Scutaro. If you don't want to click through, I'll give you the jist of it. I said that Marco Scutaro is terrible,...


Fire Marco Scutaro

This is a reprint from my blog Dodger Math. Recently, Oakland manager Ken Macha made the announcement that due to Mark Ellis' early struggles, he was going to start Marco Scutaro at second base...


Breaking Down Hatteberg's Bunt

This is a reprint from my blog. I thought that it applied here as well, so, here we are. I apologize for the poor linkage, I don't know how to do them correctly on here. Discalimer: DFP does not...


The Macha Alternative

After going through tonights game comments and seeing the Fire Macha calls, despite the fact the team has gone through one of the best runs in major league history, I was absolutely appalled. I'll...

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