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Twitter Suspends @DodgersGM

"I'm not Ned Colletti, but I tweet like I am" is the tagline we've come to know from the user known as DodgersGM. Today his account was suspended. I personally am disappointed, as now there will...

Over the Monster on When to Expect Crawford to Return

Just a couple days before The Trade, Marc Normandin posted this about Carl Crawford's timetable to return.

Over the Monster on When to Expect Crawford to Return

Just a couple days before The Trade, Marc Normandin posted this about Carl Crawford's timetable to return.

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Future Dodger Owners? Steve Garvey and Orel Hershiser and their Mysterious Financial Situation

One of the most intriguing groups to buy the Dodgers is the one with former players Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey. The group of 2 former Dodger players, World Series MVPs both of them, as well...

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Hanley Ramirez Trade Thoughts

Buster Olney reports that Hanley Ramirez may be traded. Fangraphs shows that from 2009-2011, Hanley Ramirez has the 2nd highest WAR of MLB shortstops for that period, only behind Troy Tulowitzki...

True Blue LA on Kuroda 4 years ago

Andrew on Hiroki Kuroda from four years ago, before he came in and became a consistently above average pitcher who struggled to get run support. Seeing as the Kuroda is drawing to a close, it seems appropriate to remember that Logan White wasn't crazy for standing by him.

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Why I Don't Think the New Draft Provisions in the MLB CBA Will Be That Bad

Most commentators are against the changes in draft compensation.  Commentators including Jonah Keri, Maury Brown, and Deadspin's Jack Dickey have condemned it, and I'd also like to recommend...

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Can money solve problems, and other hope for improvement

I'll pretend that one of you remembers that last year I wrote a piece on the best team the Dodgers could put together from free agents (because I'm too lazy to look at other teams' farm systems...

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A look backward to see what expanded MLB playoffs would have looked like

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports:   Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for Major League Baseball are moving at a fast pace and one issue the sides have all but...

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Will the Dodgers trade Andre Ethier at the Deadline?

"My salary is increasing each year. I would say the likeliness of me being here beyond this year, it's not just my decision. ... I have been kind of lucky to be in one spot in baseball for as...

From the Archives - Sheffield Trade Demands and Marquis Grissom Contract

Marquis Grissom was going to get a deferred payment before McCourt ever considered the Dodgers: --Odds and ends: The Dodgers are trying to finalize the deferred payment for Marquis Grissom, but they haven't agreed on a figure. It will be at least $2.5 million (he's owed $10 million over the next two seasons).

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So, who are these other 29 owners anyway?

We're all familiar with who Frank McCourt is, the Parking Lot Attendant who leverages the hell out of everything.  Sure, he oversaw the renovations of Dodger Stadium (including the urinal rooms),...

Would you want to be on the Bonds Jury?

"I'm a Barry Bonds fan and I'm a huge SF Giants fan. It's my life. I don't know if I could judge Mr. Bonds after providing me with so much entertainment. It's an intimate relationship," prospective juror No. 22 wrote on a questionnaire he filled out on Thursday. "I don't think I could find him guilty." Would you claim to be a Giants fan to get out of jury duty?

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Why was AL BABIP falling before the DH?

Not sure what good this will do, but I have a graph and questions. One of those things that comes up when you look at Jim Palmer and Nolan Ryan's career lines is how low their BABIPs were....

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If Cost Were no Object

With all the woes of how the Dodgers don't have money to spend on free agents, what would the team look like if LA really just went all out and got the best players available on the market to fill...

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Was Colletti really that terrible with the Dodgers outfield?

After looking back at Depo in 2004, I figured that there was enough to be said about Colletti that it would be too long to say in a comment.  I think we have to understand what Colletti was...

The FJM guys take over at Deadspin for the day. Because there just isn't enough gratuitous cursing...

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The FJM guys take over at Deadspin for the day. Because there just isn't enough gratuitous cursing in the world today.

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Doomed: The Dodgers Can't Score, or Small Sample Sizes

Some would say that two weeks of a disappearing offense and increasing lead for the Padres in the NL West is insurmountable.  Some would say that it's just a rough two weeks and things will...

Sabermetrician David Ortiz on Small Sample Sizes

In a story where every expletive is changed to [expletive], David Ortiz mouths off against those in the press who give him a hard time for not having a hit yet. Not Dodgers-related, but a valid point, and a very nice suggestive picture.

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In Which the Case for Steve Garvey is Made by a Red Sox Fan

via cardboardgods.files.wordpress.com I was going to write some fake Plaschke to introduce Garvey, but then I realized that there was no need for that.  Josh Wilker* of Cardboard Gods wrote a...

Frank McCourt Inspires Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will defer $2m of Holliday's salary from each season, and they will pay him $1.4 or 1.6 million from 2020-2029. Clayton Kershaw will be 41 by the time the Cards finish paying Holldiay.

Phillies agree with "mystery pitcher", could be Danys Baez

For those who believe that Christmas is the season of hope and schadenfreude...

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Dodgers Announce Darren Dreifort Signing at $3m discount

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they will re-sign Darren Dreifort to nearly the same contract he signed before the 2001 season, this one paying him $52,079,999 over 5 years.  When...

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Do We Really Know What to Expect from Loney

James Loney is a likeable personality.  He's also the king of nicknames - J-Lo, Crazy Eyes, Geoffery, Big Game James, etc.  But do we really know what to expect from him as a hitter? Batting...

Silver and Gold. Congratulations to Matt Kemp, for winning this stuff and getting a big raise to...

Silver and Gold. Congratulations to Matt Kemp, for winning this stuff and getting a big raise to go with it!

After getting accidentally shot in the leg, I'm going to begin to suggest that Vicente Padilla will...

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After getting accidentally shot in the leg, I'm going to begin to suggest that Vicente Padilla will play for the Brewers under Dick Cheney, er, Ken Macha.

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Unclutch! Billingsley with RISP

We begin this post with a foreward by Bill Plaschke*, sort of, but then I use numbers below the jump to avoid getting banned from True Blue.  So without further adieu, the Poet Laureate of the...

The Yankees win the AL Pennant, which will put them against the Phillies in the Jersey Turnpike...

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The Yankees win the AL Pennant, which will put them against the Phillies in the Jersey Turnpike series. Thinking about the Jersey turnpike is a bigger buzzkill than Buzz Killington. Especially when tomorrow's Monday.

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A quick look at starting pitching for the NLCS

Dodger Hitters vs Phillies Pitchers Cliff Lee faced off vs Clayton Kershaw on June 20, 2008, his only game against the Dodgers.   The Dodgers' starting lineup was Pierre (not in beast mode),...

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Billingsley: 08 vs 09

The Dodgers have two outstanding young pitchers in Billingsley and Kershaw.  Even though they're now mainstays in the rotation, consider that Billingsley is 10 years younger than Kevin Brown was...

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