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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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…

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Brandon McCarthy Is a Good Fit for the Dodgers

It’s no secret that the Dodger rotation needs help. Mike outlined the need for a pitcher last week. The names to dream on are Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and to an extent, James Shields. However, it’s unknown if the team has that kind of money to spend on pitching (or if they’d prefer to shell…

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2014 Dodgers in Review: C Tim Federowicz

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 329 .328 .383 .555 142 14 n/a MLB 78 .113 .158 .197 -1 1 -0.5 What happened in 2014: Lost backup catcher role to the out-of-options Drew Butera, had worst catcher’s interference to hits ratio ever (probably). 2014 was a rough season for Tim Federowicz. After getting 173…

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An Area of Improvement for Don Mattingly

I, like most of the writers here, am not a huge Don Mattingly fan. I’m not in the “fire Don Mattingly now” camp, but if the Dodgers do get rid of him at this afternoon’s press conference I won’t be shedding any tears. Still, in the comments section and on twitter I have been very…

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Russell Martin: Former Dodger, Future Dodger?

It’s now the offseason, so it’s time to talk about potential roster upgrades. The Dodgers have huge holes in the bullpen, some minor ones in the starting rotation, and of course, the left side of the infield. However, the biggest hole in last year’s lineup was catcher. It’s safe to say that A.J. Ellis had…

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Inside Zack Greinke’s Season-Saving Start

Last night’s game for the Dodgers was a must-win, and the Dodgers won. We’ll all remember J.P. Howell faltering and Matt Kemp delivering the lead in the bottom of the eighth, but Zack Greinke‘s fantastic start should not be overlooked. Greinke pitched seven innings, didn’t allow a run, and only allowed two hits. He struck…