Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by KOUFAX0000, Jan 24, 2015.
DBB was a legacy, since we had Torre we had to take his kid brother.
Dodgers top prospects according to Baseball America
1 (5) Corey Seager
2 (8) Joc Pederson
3 (10) Yoan Moncada
4 (11) Julio Urias
Lol I saw that on mlbtv earlier. Moncada with no team..top 10 out of the gate
nothing to see here
Dodgers Not Willing To Offer Top Prospects For Cole Hamels
by Nadia Tseng | Dodgers Nation — 4 minutes ago
Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels made it known that his top priority is to win, and that it probably won’t be happening in Philly anytime soon.
Since the team’s World Series win in 2008, the Phillies have been on a slow, yet steady decline and have posted losing records for the past two seasons. This was not what Hamels foresaw for the team when he signed a six-year, $144 million record-setting deal with Philadelphia during the 2012 season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, along with a handful of other teams, have been linked to Hamels over the past few months. Despite the rumors that have circulated this offseason, the former World Series MVP has yet to be traded.
A deal with the Dodgers is not imminent, mostly because the team’s reluctance to part with what the Phillies want via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale:
"The Dodgers have yet to include any of their top four prospects in a proposal."
The top four Dodgers prospects–Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Julio Urias and Grant Holmes–seem as though they will be staying put. This comes as no surprise considering the Dodgers organization has been very clear about not wanting to give up their young talent.
With Pederson looking like the starting center fielder this year and Seager lined up to possibly take a spot in the infield in the coming years, the cost of giving up top prospects like these does not appear worth it for Hamels, especially considering the Dodgers starting rotation has improved from last season with the additions of Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson.
Although aside from wanting to hold on to their young talent, Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi also stated that the team was done pursuing more starting pitching. With the Dodgers looking unlikely to trade for Hamels, the questions still remains as to what uniform the Phillies starter will be wearing coming Opening Day.
What's a non top 4 spec offer for Hamels look like? Verdugo? Hope not. De Leon? Maybe. Wonder what their proposal was..and even if that's still on the table after Hamels' comments..
Rafael Soriano would also be a solid choice IMO.
Probably something like Ethier, Arruebarrena, Guerrero, and Lee. That'd be funny
Dodgers Spring Training Notes Day 1: Brett Anderson, Hyun-jin Ryu, Chris Hatcher, David Aardsma
by Eric Stephen | True Blue LA — 8 hours ago
Andrew Friedman and Don Mattingly met with the media on Thursday. — Photo: Eric Stephen | True Blue LA
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers spring training camp began on Thursday with everyone expected to report showing up at Camelback Ranch. That meant 36 different pitchers and catchers reporting on time. The only person not yet in camp is closer Kenley Jansen, who had foot surgery on Tuesday and is expected to arrive in Arizona at some point this weekend.
There were a few stories and interviews that will get their own posts, but here are some other news and notes from Day 1 of spring training:
In addition to the pitchers and catchers, several position players arrived early to camp, including Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson, Erisbel Arruebarrena, Corey Seager, Scott Schebler and O'Koyea Dickson.
The Dodgers made official on Thursday the signing of David Aardsma to a minor league deal. The non-roster invitee is wearing number 58.
Brett Anderson has recovered enough from August back surgery to throw "four or five" bullpen sessions this offseason leading up to camp. "There shouldn't be any limitations," he said. "I don't have any limitations now and I feel just as good or better than I have in previous spring trainings." Andrew Friedman, who signed the injury-prone Anderson to a $10 million, one-year contract in December, added, "The upside if you're able to get him through the season is tremendous."
Hyun-jin Ryu has been in Arizona since January, trying to get a head start on 2015, said he is in better shape physically than in his first two spring trainings with the Dodgers. Ryu, who threw bullpen sessions and worked out with the LG Twins for the last month, reiterated Thursday that his goal was to pitch 200 innings in 2015, after injuries limited him to 152 frames last year.
I asked Chris Hatcher if he had put any thought into possibly closing games in place of the injured Kenley Jansen to open the regular season, but the new Dodgers reliever said he has two simple goals in camp. "First and foremost, I just want to make the team. Second of all, just to be ready when they call my name," Hatcher said. "They haven't really expressed anything to me, and I'm not expecting [to close]. I'm just preparing to be ready to take the ball."
Clayton Kershaw has started four straight opening days for the Dodgers. When asked if manager Don Mattingly had spoken to him yet about starting a fifth straight opening day, Kershaw said, "No. We talked dad stuff." [Mattingly and his wife had a baby in November, while Kershaw's wife gave birth to their first child in January].
more ST notes...
"Brandon [McCarthy] can be so precise," Friedman said. "On Brett [Anderson], I understand the injuries. If we can get him through to the other end of the season without injury, the upside is tremendous."
The Dodgers' most pressing need is finding a temporary replacement for closer Kenley Jansen, who had surgery on his left foot on Tuesday. He is expected to be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks. "It was just the prudent thing to do," Friedman said. "It was a good time to go in there and take care of it." Friedman said he would explore all options, including trades and the free-agent market, in an attempt to find a closer for the first few weeks of regular season. "We have a number of guys internally who will be evaluated in camp," Friedman said. "We're going to sift through all of it."
Outfielder Yasiel Puig was among the position players who reported early for camp Thursday. Position players are scheduled to report next Wednesday.
random pics from day 1...
Dodgers Spring Training Recap: Greinke, Kershaw And More Pitching
by Matthew Moreno | Dodgers Nation — February 19, 2015
Spring Training began on Thursday for the Los Angeles Dodgers as pitchers and catchers descended on Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. The day went off without a hitch as all expected players reported, with the exception of Kenley Jansen.
The Dodger closer is still recovering from surgery on his left foot, but will join his teammates this weekend. Along with pitchers and catchers reporting for camp, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Yasiel Puig were among the position players to check in early.
Given the recent news of Jansen’s injury that will cause him to miss the next 8-12 weeks, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was asked about the Dodgers’ plans in the meantime during his and manager Don Mattingly’s meeting with the media.
Here are the headlines that came out of the Dodgers’ first day in Spring Training (links included):
With Jansen on the shelf, Mattingly will use his relievers based on matchups, not a designated closer
Friedman envisions a catching platoon of A.J. Ellis and Yasmani Grandal going well
Friedman said the Dodgers are engaged in trade talks with a focus on finding a relief pitcher
Yoan Moncada is expected to receive a large signing bonus and that could mean as much as $40 million from the Dodgers
Cole Hamels wants to be traded, and the Dodgers continue to refuse including their top prospects in any deal
It’s going to be a while until the Dodgers learn whether or not Zack Greinke will opt out of his contract
Ellis isn’t concerned over his role with the Dodgers in 2015
Clayton Kershaw avoids answering if he wants A.J. Ellis to be his personal catcher
Pederson and Seager were among the position players to report early
The Dodgers reportedly expressed an interest in reliever Joba Chamberlain
Puig got a head start on some early Spring Training fun (photos and video)
New attractions and amenities are coming to Camelback Ranch
Where the fuck is Dre? He should of reported to spring training in December!
Just a grammatical tip for you because a lot of people make this mistake and it is one of those bad ones.
All very interesting, and hallelujah that it's BB and more importantly, Dodger baseball (read: like Scully says it).
But is there a question if the best pitcher in baseball is going to start opening day, if uninjured? I mean, was it up in the air? WTF else is there?
And Greinke reminds me of Matthew Mcconahey in that photo..."awright, awright, awright"...
Really hope he stays.
I wonder if that would be "good" business?
Probably not for some obscure reason...
OK I'll bite....WTF is the gammatical error with should have? The asterisk is not enough explanation for a mind as aged as mine...indicate precisely what you mean to say.
The mistake is should of instead of should have. When we speak it sounds like should of but it's should've. You see should of makes zero sense and shows you are not thinking.
Just a pointer because in the business world this makes you look VERY bad.
I don't think there's anything obscure about not wanting to commit to Greinke in his age 36 and age 37 seasons..the kind of extension or contract he'll likely be looking for if he does opt out..so if that's the decision that's made by the FO then so be it. If he wants to stay..don't opt out. Just play out the rest of the contract. But if Greinke wants to opt out and take advantage of the " business " on his end, the Dodgers are well within their right to look at doing good business as well and filling his slot with someone younger and just as good ( maybe better) like Cueto or Price. Like Knock said a while back, he'll actually be doing them a favor if he does opt out. Next man up.
Andre should've reported to winter/spring training back in December..for the DBacks.
New MLB rules for 2015...
Separate names with a comma.