The game technically didn't last long enough for #weirdbaseball, but this was sufficiently weird

Padres 3, Dodgers 2: Defense Is Important

Before tonight’s game, I talked about PetCo Park being a potential boon to Dan Haren. And, for the most part, it was. But tonight’s game showed the value of defense as the Dodgers fell to the Padres by a score of 3-2 in 12 innings. So many things happened tonight, but we’ll start from the…

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Dodgers need to place more value on low-level prospects

It sucks that the team with the highest payroll in the history of American sports is in this position, but here we are. The Dodgers actually have replacement-level pitchers in their rotation. That’s fine; injuries happen. But General Manager Ned Colletti continues to confound by overpaying for mediocre talent. The Dodgers sent 19-year-old right-handed pitching…


Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post titled “Alex Guerrero Is Right Where He Should Be,” intended to refute those who insisted that Guerrero should have been added to the team rather than Darwin Barney in the wake of Hanley Ramirez‘ injury, simply because he had a great Triple-A stat line. When Juan Uribe hurt…