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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2014 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 347 .191 .323 .254 72 3 -0.4 What happened in 2014: Struggled horrendously at the plate and spent time on the disabled list twice, once for what was easily the funniest injury of the season. (Sorry, A.J.) If A.J. Ellis did anything this season, it was to allow…

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Coming Soon: Season Reviews

Has it really been less than two weeks since the 2014 season ended? Think about how much has happened since then. Ned Colletti is out-ish. Andrew Friedman is in. Okay, that might be the only two things, but they’re such big, big things. With that in mind, and with some open questions about who will…

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What About The Next Joe Maddon?

The reaction to Andrew Friedman’s arrival in Los Angeles has been generally positive, and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to see what one of the brightest young executives in baseball can do without the payroll restrictions he suffered in Tampa Bay? If there’s been any complaint that I’ve heard, it’s some minor grumbling about…

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Welcome To Town, Andrew Friedman

Here’s what you need to know about Andrew Friedman: He wrote a farewell letter to a Rays blog. Seriously. Here’s what else you need to know: Everything, probably. I’m guessing that most Dodger fans don’t know much about him other than “guy who made the Rays good without any payroll,” and while that’s not inaccurate,…

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The End Of The Ned Colletti Era

Can you breathe yet? Can any of us? I’ve had a pretty good idea that Ned Colletti would be leaving the GM job for a few days, but I didn’t know until the announcement came out that Andrew Friedman would the one coming in. We’d heard the rumors, and dismissed them. Now, it’s real. But…

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Are The Dodgers Really Going To Dump Payroll?

Recently, there was a report in the LA Times that the Dodger payroll would drop to $185m-$190m in 2015. Because the report was unsourced, based on factually-incorrect assertions, and came from a writer of ill repute, I ignored it, as I do with most of the words from that particular author. But then ESPN’s Mark…