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  1. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    We have no clue how they are treated in Cuba, but it seems that they are likely looked at and treated above everyone else with their actions here in the states. This is why the FO is now gonna stay on top of these young guys to make sure this does not continue to happen. Damn shame too, Arru has a hell of a glove, would have been nice if he woulda worked on his bat without being a dick.
     
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    ^ yup

    Dodgers suspend Arruebarrena for remained of season
    By Jeff Todd | May 4, 2016 at 12:33pm CDT

    The Dodgers have suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season without pay, according to Barry Lewis of the Tulsa World (via Twitter).

    Team director of player development Gabe Kapler says that the suspension occurred due to “repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract,” as Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports on Twitter. The particular underlying issue that spurred the action remains unknown.

    Of course, this isn’t the first time that the high-cost international signee has run afoul of the organization; the Dodgers stated the same grounds for action back in May of 2015. He was suspended then, too, with a “rest of the season” ban ultimately being reduced to thirty days after a grievance proceeding.

    Arruebarrena is still owed a good bit of cash under the $25MM free agent contract he signed out of Cuba. He’s due $4MM this season — which is now in jeopardy — and $9MM total over the next two campaigns.

    The 26-year-old, who’s known as a glove-first player, ended up having a reasonably productive season at the plate last year at Double-A level, slashing .299/.337/.418 over 205 plate appearances. Arruebarrena was off to a slower start back at Tulsa in 2016; his strikeout rate is up quite a bit, though so too is his isolated slugging.​
     
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    perfecting a secondary pitch can make a world of difference
    easy to sit on a fastball when you know you can spit on a guy's shit breaking ball
    but when a guy has 2 plus pitches, you're not as comfortable up there
     
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    Urias pitched 6 no hit innings today. Let's call him up!
     
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    Baez and Hatcher should take note.
     
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    He's probably getting pretty close, right? He's in AAA right now?
     
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    if urias/deleon get called up late this year or early next
    then i understand not going after a price/cueto et al
     
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    I think the presumption is that Urias may get the crack here early and then De Leon would fill his spot at the end of the year.
     
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    Price has stunk this year and Cueto has been meh.
     
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    agreed, but not the point
    good or bad they would potentially be blocking urias/deleon
     
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    Cueto has been good, and underperforming his peripherals to boot.

    He's a proven NL commodity.

    But I still didn't want him, nor do I now. I think he lacks concentration, is a mental midget, and shrinks down the stretch. I would have zero confidence in him when it matters.
     
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    wrong thread
     
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    but good vent

    and you left out that he's a documented booger eater
     
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    Seems like the staff told Puig to take the first pitch no matter what lol
     
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    wrong thread buddy:soapbox:
     
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    • Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
    If there is a consistent bright spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, it has been with starting pitching, led by the irreplaceable Clayton Kershaw, who has been brilliant outside of one rocky inning so far.

    And that huge contribution to the team has come with two rookies in the five-man starting staff, albeit one that is a 28-year-old in Kenta Maeda, who has eight years of experience in Japan’s highest league. Despite a number of injuries already this season, and the loss of Zack Greinke in the offseason, Dodgers starters continue to perform.

    It speaks to pitching depth in the organization that the starters had a 3.44 combined ERA entering play Wednesday, fourth best in the National League and only trailing starting-pitching stalwarts like the New York Mets(2.87), Chicago Cubs (2.21) and Washington Nationals (2.16).

    And in a sign that bodes well for the future, the team’s pitching depth goes far deeper that what is visible at the major-league level. The two top pitching prospects in the organization just blew away their opponents on back-to-back days this week.

    On Tuesday, right-hander Jose De Leon made his 2016 debut and dominated for Triple-A Oklahoma City. De Leon gave up just two hits over five scoreless innings, in his first-ever appearance at Triple-A after reaching Double-A last season. De Leon had been at extended spring training before making his season debut.

    On Wednesday, the Dodgers saw an even better performance for Oklahoma City, as top pitching prospect Julio Urias made it look easy with six hitless innings against New Orleans. Urias was held to 77 pitches as three Dodgers pitchers combined on a one-hitter in a 5-0 victory.

    "Tremendously encouraging outings for De Leon and Urias," Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler said. "De Leon's deception was on full display, as was his ability to sell his changeup. Urias demonstrated conviction and a crisp pace. His confidence was on full display, as it is perpetually. Loved his breaking-ball command and its late, sharp break in this start."

    The 19-year-old Urias was coming off a scheduled relief appearance as the Dodgers look to control his innings. After five appearances (four starts), the left-hander is 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 24 innings. He has 29 strikeouts and just three walks, after he fanned six Wednesday without a free pass.

    In three previous seasons in the Dodgers’ organization, Urias has not pitched more than 87 2/3 innings in any one year. That number likely would stay closer to 100 innings than 200 this season.

    That doesn’t mean a call-up to the major leagues is out of the question for this season. The Dodgers could be inclined to bring up Urias in a relief role this year, with the intention of turning him back into a starter for next season.

    "Anything is possible," Kapler said. "There are so many variables and therefore, roles are difficult to predict. Julio's job is to be flexible and athletic so that he's ready for any opportunity that presents itself."
     
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    We need these guys in some capacity very soon. The rotation is getting by, but there aren't enough guys on a nightly basis to get critical outs.
     
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    agreed
    kersh is kersh and maeda has been a pleasant surprise
    but a lot of the latter could be because hitters are still unfamiliar with him
    what happens the 2nd time teams see him?
    and even if he remains effective, kazmir/wood/stripling are all mediocre at best
    ryu and mehcarthy may help, but relying too heavily on pitchers coming back from injuries is not prudent
     
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    "Kershaw, Maeda and see you later"?
    "Kenta, CK and we'd rather not play"?
    "Maeda, Cy and cry, cry, cry"?

    What's the optimal Dodgers version of "Lincecum, Cain and hope for rain"?
     
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