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Still Fighting The Good Fight

Sometimes I wonder if it’s even necessary to push the pro-stats viewpoint in baseball any longer. The battle is long over. The nerds have won. Just look at how many Ivy League grads are in front offices these days, how much money the Dodgers spent to bring Andrew Friedman over from Tampa Bay. Though some…

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Dodgers Sign Mike Adams to a Minor League Contract

Yesterday, the Dodgers announced that they have signed right-handed relief pitcher Mike Adams to a minor league contract: Today, the #Dodgers signed RHP Mike Adams to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League camp. Adams will wear #0. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 1, 2015 Number 0! That’s fun. Also fun…

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Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

Spring training games start on Wednesday. There are still several openings left on the roster which players will be fighting for. After a long winter, there’s also the desire to create stories where they might not otherwise exist. That means we’ll be hearing a lot about spring training statistics over the next few weeks. Of…

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No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap

I was looking at the mailbag questions — and I swear we’ll do another soon — and I came across this gem, which, what: I read all the time about the Dodger’s financial clout. Yet they don’t appear to use it. How much money since the GM change have the Dodgers spent on players minus…

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Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

Besides his pitching, Brandon McCarthy also has value of another sort, which is his entertaining Twitter account and just generally being more accessible than most professional athletes. Late last night, McCarthy displayed the value of that accessibility clearer than ever by engaging journalist Molly Knight in an elongated conversation about the athlete/media dynamic. It’s lengthy,…