Articles by Mike Petriello

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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Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster

Whenever it is that Hector Olivera‘s paperwork gets finalized, he’s going to need to be added to the 40-man roster. Assuming that at least one recipient of a minor league deal makes the team on Opening Day — probably Sergio Santos, particularly with Kenley Jansen, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Brandon League all likely to start the…

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Pitchers You Don’t Care About Are Getting Hurt

Dodger pitchers are getting injured every single second. In the time it took me to write that, four more Dodger pitchers got hurt. It’s a fact! That’s just science. ESPN’s Mark Saxon has more: Every day that goes by, the chances of the Dodgers trading for a starting pitcher seem to increase. Injuries are forcing the…

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Joe Wieland Is Perfectly Acceptable Rotation Depth

Hyun-jin Ryu‘s sore shoulder is clearly concerning, because it’s not the first time this has happened. The liner that hit Clayton Kershaw in the face yesterday was terrifying, but not much more than that, since it seems he’ll be fine. These two things are completely unrelated, other than that it shines a brighter light on…

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Alex Guerrero Is A Natural Shortstop, You Know

Alex Guerrero started at shortstop against the Angels on Thursday. That’s the kind of thing that shouldn’t matter at all, because most of spring training doesn’t matter at all. (For example, when he left, he was replaced by Dillon Moyer, a player I had literally never heard of.) But we’ve talked about Guerrero a lot,…

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Still Happy To Have Enrique Hernandez

This isn’t exactly going to be full of a ton of new information, but then, I don’t have a ton of time this morning, and you jackals need your daily meal of Dodger-related minutiae. I’ve been pretty clear for a while how much I loved the Dee Gordon & Dan Haren for Austin Barnes, Chris…

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Joc Pederson Destroyed A Baseball

You know, I thought the Will Ferrell stuff would have been tedious today, but it actually turned out to be pretty entertaining. By the time he got to the Dodgers, he entered to throw exactly one pitch, inducing a bunt before pretending to be mad when Don Mattingly came to take him out. (“I throw…