Yimi Garcia’s Hidden Regression

Yimi Garcia is an extremely interesting pitcher. As a result, we write about him a lot. Early last year, he looked like one of the very best relievers in baseball. He has the highest spin rate on his fastball (despite having below-average fastball movement). As the bullpen is currently constructed, he will be slotted in as…

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Searching for the 2016 Dodgers’ leadoff hitter

With Howie Kendrick back (almost), the Dodgers’ roster is pretty well set, aside from your multiple-time-a-year Andre Ethier and/or Carl Crawford trade rumor. There is a question about the lineup, though: Who’s going to hit leadoff? It’s an interesting question. There isn’t a clear-cut leadoff hitter on the roster right now. Joc Pederson is the prototype…


Dodgers add three prospects, one vet to NRI list

The Dodgers initially announced there would be 16 players who would be at camp via the non-roster invite. I recapped that last week. Now, they’ve added four more. Brandon Beachy, who was re-signed to a major-league deal on Jan. 6. Apparently, he was (quietly) placed on waivers and made it through. The Dodgers outrighted him…


Dodgers bring back Howie Kendrick on team-friendly deal

Something that was brought up this morning by Ken Rosenthal (and Mike wrote about it) now looks like it’s happening. Sources: #Dodgers, Kendrick in agreement on two-year contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Yes, the Dodgers are bringing Howie Kendrick back, and they’re getting a hell of a deal: 2 years,…


Maybe Howie Kendrick’s Dodger Career Isn’t Over Yet

News this morning from Ken Rosenthal: Sources: #Dodgers considering Kendrick. Not ideal fit with Kiké, Utley at 2B. Greater need for depth at 3B; Turner coming off knee surgery. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Dodger fans, at least the ones I’ve heard from, have wanted Howie Kendrick back for months. (Some because they…