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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The Dodgers Didn’t Claim Bartolo Colon

In case you were wondering how badly the Dodgers were concerned about a starting rotation that has recently had Dan Haren, Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez in it, apparently the answer is “not that bad.” Bartolo Colon cleared waivers, meaning that no team claimed him and he’s now eligible to be traded to anyone. It’s…

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Who Will The Dodgers Bring Up In September?

We’re not all that far away from September 1, and that means roster expansion is looming. Teams will no longer be restricted to 25 active players, and can activate as many members of the 40-man roster as they please. I have a lot of issues with that setup — September games mean a lot, and to have…

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Padres 4, Dodgers 1: The Dog Days Of August

This game was pretty bad, and I’m annoyed at everyone that I actually stayed up to watch it. Roberto Hernandez pitched basically how you’d expect a fungible starter to pitch, which is to say, he lasted only five innings, allowing 10 baserunners and four runs (three earned). Here’s why that run was unearned, thanks to…

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Attention, Japan: Yasiel Puig Is Coming For You

In news that isn’t “oh god oh god oh god please let Zack Greinke‘s elbow be okay,” there’s this: Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols was among four players named Wednesday who will be participating in the 2014 Japan All-Star Series in November. Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and rising…