Dodgers Roster: What Ever Happened to Scott Kazmir?

Scott+Kazmir
(Photo Credit: NBC Southern California)

It seems like an eternity, but it’s only been just shy of two years since the Dodgers signed veteran southpaw starter Scott Kazmir to a 3-year/$48 million deal that left many fans excited about a prospective rotation upgrade.

Continue reading “Dodgers Roster: What Ever Happened to Scott Kazmir?”

Advertisements

Dodgers Exercise Logan Forsythe’s 2018 Team Option

Logan Forsythe
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe runs to home after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Los Angeles, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

As a prelude to what may be a busy winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers made several intriguing roster-related moves on Monday. They had previously declined to pick up the remaining $17.5 million on Andre Ethier‘s contract, instead opting to buy him out for $2.5 million. He is now a free agent. In theory, he could still return to the club, albeit at a lower salary.

Continue reading “Dodgers Exercise Logan Forsythe’s 2018 Team Option”

Dodgers 2018 Roster: Where Exactly Does Andrew Toles Fit In?

img_0796

On Sunday, the Dodgers officially declined the $17.5 million contract of veteran Andre Ethier, buying him out for $2.5 million. He was the longest tenured Dodger player, playing in the big leagues for parts of 12 seasons. His last hit as a Dodger might just be the run scoring single he hit in Game 7 of the World Series.

Continue reading “Dodgers 2018 Roster: Where Exactly Does Andrew Toles Fit In?”

Dodgers Send Jacob Rhame to Mets, Claim Jordan Jankowski from Astros

usa_today_9181038.0
(Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon claimed right-handed pitcher Jordan Jankowski from the Houston Astros and sent right-hander Jacob Rhame to the Mets to complete the Curtis Granderson trade.

Continue reading “Dodgers Send Jacob Rhame to Mets, Claim Jordan Jankowski from Astros”

Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets

granderson
(Photo Credit: NY Daily News)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday evening acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later and/or cash back.

Continue reading “Dodgers Acquire Curtis Granderson from Mets”

Dodgers Roster: Let’s Talk a Little More About Alex Verdugo

verdugo
(Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Davis)

Amid a rough point of offensive woes, every time Joc Pederson begins to drift into the doghouse of the Dodgers fan base, he seemingly does just enough to slide back into good graces for just a little while longer. Wednesday night was no different, as Pederson and right fielder Yasiel Puig were the offensive catalysts in what turned out to be a 3-2 victory in the middle contest of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Continue reading “Dodgers Roster: Let’s Talk a Little More About Alex Verdugo”

Dodgers Roster Expansion: What to Expect in Early September

ethier
(Mandatory Credit: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

In just a little over three weeks, many rosters across baseball will be expanding in size as allowed by MLB regulations, and the Dodgers will presumably be seeing quite a few additions to the active squad. Many fans are vaguely familiar with the methodology, as there are a few who admittedly don’t know the finer details of the whole process. Yet those folks can remain at ease, because we’re conveniently here to shine a little light on some of the rules and make a few predictions as to which players will be (re)joining the team.

Continue reading “Dodgers Roster Expansion: What to Expect in Early September”

Dodgers Roster: Piecing Together the Optimal Bullpen

morrow
(Mandatory Credit: Morry Gash/AP)

For many followers of the Dodgers, the general consensus was that the club needed some type of upgrade before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. In turn, with elite Baltimore closer Zach Britton being virtually untouchable, Los Angeles snagged a pair of southpaws in Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani during the waning moments of the cutoff period. Yet, now that the need for at least one lefty arm has been addressed, those same followers are still wondering if the team’s relief corps has enough firepower to succeed deep into the 2017 postseason.

Continue reading “Dodgers Roster: Piecing Together the Optimal Bullpen”

Dodgers Acquire Darvish, Watson and Cingrani in Final Moments of Deadline

darvish
(Mandatory Credit: Louis DeLuca – SportsDay/Dallas News)

In the waning moments of the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline on Monday afternoon, the Dodgers scored frontline starting pitcher Yu Darvish from the Rangers, in addition to landing a pair of lefty relievers in Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani from the Pirates and Reds, respectively.

Continue reading “Dodgers Acquire Darvish, Watson and Cingrani in Final Moments of Deadline”

Dodgers Acquire Luis Ysla from Red Sox

ysla
(Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports)

With less than 48 hours remaining before the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon acquired lefty pitcher Luis Ysla from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

Continue reading “Dodgers Acquire Luis Ysla from Red Sox”