Articles by Mike Petriello

Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


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Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

It’s fair to say that one of 2014’s most pleasant surprises was Justin Turner, who turned a non-roster invite after being non-tendered by the Mets into an extremely valuable season that ranked among the best bench years in Dodger history. In September, I tried in vain to explain how Turner had transformed himself from a…

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Four Dodgers Make Keith Law’s Top 100 List

It’s prospect ranking season, and that’s good, because the Dodgers have some prospects. (Dustin’s organizational countdown will continue with 30-21, coming later this morning.) Among my favorite prospect writers is ESPN’s Keith Law, who put out his Top 100 prospects today. If you want to read the full writeups, you can pay for Insider. (I’m…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Hyun-Jin Ryu

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 26 152.0 22.0% 4.6% 3.38 2.62 3.03 3.5 What Happened In 2014: Hyun-jin Ryu‘s second major league season was an improvement upon on his first in nearly every single way. We don’t talk about Ryu enough. We just don’t. He’s not the best pitcher in his…

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How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?

ESPN’s Buster Olney has recently been ranking his annual Top 10s — rotations, defense, outfields, etc. — and unsurprisingly, the Dodgers fared pretty well. Far more surprisingly, they showed up as the No. 2 overall infield. I guess it felt unexpected because there’s no true superstar in this group — there’s no Jose Abreu or…

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One Whole Year Of Dodgers Digest

So… hey. Thanks for being here. Thanks for still being here. A year ago today, Chad and Daniel and Dustin and I officially teamed up to start up Dodgers Digest rather than continue to go it all alone, and one site re-design and literally more than a million comments later, things are going pretty well….

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2014 Dodgers In Review: Brian Wilson

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 61 48.1 24.2% 13.0% 4.66 4.29 4.25 -0.4 What Happened In 2014: That was money well-spent! Have we really not done a Brian Wilson review yet? Still? Sigh. I don’t want to do this any more than you do. Then again, it’s a cold January Sunday…