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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Dan Haren Exercises His 2015 Option

Today in “the least surprising news ever,” Dan Haren will be back.: RHP Dan Haren has exercised his option to return to the Dodgers for 2015. pic.twitter.com/h7L3VAyIML — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 30, 2014 As the 180 inning vesting option approached, Haren made it clear that he wasn’t sure if he’d even wanted to…

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Offseason Dates To Remember

Finally, the 2014 season is over. The Giants are champions again. The cold, dark, nothingness of the winter looms. You’re older than you’ve ever been, and now you’re getting older. And now you’re older still. As soon as you’re born you start dying, right? …okay, that got dark, I guess, but also I’m not exactly…

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Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Japan

After yesterday’s look at Korean import possibilities, today we move on to a pair of Japanese pitchers. Remember, while in Korea, the old posting rules are in effect — MLB teams bid blindly, the KBO accepts one, and then the MLB team has exclusive negotiating rights for 30 days — things have changed in Japan….

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Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Korea

Prior to 2013, the Dodgers went out and got themselves Korean lefty Hyun-jin Ryu, and you might say that’s worked out really, really well. Despite the initial uncertainty from some corners of the baseball world — totally understandable for a player making the jump from the other side of the planet to the big leagues, of…

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Logan White Leaves Dodgers For Padres

I can’t remember where I said this the other day — the comments, probably, or maybe Twitter — but after the Josh Byrnes rumors came out, making it clear that he’d be part of the organization but more than likely not as the GM, I briefly thought about the incredible talent this front office might…

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Can The Dodgers Even Sell Low On Andre Ethier?

There’s a question in the mailbag — I swear we’ll do another soon — about whether the Dodgers should try to do a ‘bad contract swap’ of Andre Ethier for Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jimenez, who disappointed in the first year of his 4/$50m contract, putting up a 4.81 ERA/4.67 FIP and being left off the ALCS…