Articles by Daniel Brim

Daniel Brim grew up in the Los Angeles area and remains a Dodger fan despite currently residing in Salem, MA. As an engineer, he’s fascinated by the math and science behind the game of baseball, which probably explains a lot. He started “Blog To The Score” in late 2013 to dig deeper into the numbers behind the Dodgers. In its brief lifespan, it gained attention from local and national media. You can find him spending too much time in the comments section or on Twitter.


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Let’s Get To Know Chris Hatcher

The headlines of last week’s Marlins-Dodgers-Angels swap aren’t focused on the bit players the Dodgers got back from the Marlins. The main focus on the trade is on Dee Gordon, Howie Kendrick, and Andrew Heaney, and understandably so. But, as we’ve seen in previous posts, the other players received from Miami are pretty interesting, too. So, let’s get…

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The Juan Nicasio Relief Experiment, Already In Progress

When the Dodgers claimed Juan Nicasio off waivers last month, it was assumed that he was acquired mostly to pitch in relief. Ignoring the fact that the depth chart would currently have him start, it’s not necessarily a bad idea. Nicasio struggled significantly as a starter for Colorado in the first half of last season. He relies heavily…

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Dodgers trade Matt Magill for Chris Heisey

If you were expecting the new Dodger front office to do this for their first trade of consequence, congratulations, you’re better at predicting these things than most: The Dodgers have traded RHP Matt Magill to the Reds for OF Chris Heisey. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 3, 2014 This won’t be the only move…

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2014 Dodgers in Review: 2B Darwin Barney

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 38 .257 .316 .286 61 0 n/a MLB 45 .303 .467 .424 165 1 0.6 What happened in 2014: Surprisingly useful after mid-season trade When the Dodgers acquired Darwin Barney on waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Cubs, it was pretty hard to understand…

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2014 Dodgers in Review: 2B Dee Gordon

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 650 .289 .326 .378 101 2 3.1 What happened in 2014: A strong start fueled a surprising breakout season before a late season fade. Before the season began, most people had completely written off Dee Gordon. He struggled in 2013 between two levels, which was on the…

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Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Tiebreaker

Clearly I’m biased, but I would have voted for Clayton Kershaw to win MVP. Shocking, right? I won’t go through the entire exercise of creating a full mock ballot (though, without a ton of thought, I’d probably go Kershaw-Cutch-Lucroy-Rendon-Stanton for the top five), but the distance between Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen would be very narrow. McCutchen was…

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Report: Dodgers Interested in Alexei Ramirez

The Dodgers need a shortstop. Their need at catcher gets covered a lot more because of their connections to Russell Martin, but unless they resign Hanley Ramirez, there’s another big hole up the middle. That’s why the fact that they’re showing “interest” in Alexei Ramirez, according to a report by Bruce Levine of CBS Reports, is…