2014

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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…

This is Cesar Ramos. He probably won't be a Dodger. (via)
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Which One Of These Pitchers Could Be A Dodger Soon?

As I said yesterday after discussing Roberto Hernandez, “Some other starter is going to appear, potentially soon. I don’t know who it will be, of course, because waivers are going to make the choices slim. But it will absolutely be someone.”  Now here’s Bill Shaikin talking to Ned Colletti: Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti said he…

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Matt Cain Is Out For The Year, And That’s Bad

Quick news from up north: Matt Cain, out since July 11, is going to have season-ending elbow surgery. This is bad news for the Dodgers. Yes, really. No, it’s not because Cain was having the worst year of his stellar career. It’s because without him, the San Francisco rotation is Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson,…

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The Day After Absolutely Nothing

So… how are you feeling after of all yesterday’s insanity? Or, if you want to be specific to the Dodgers, total lack of insanity? I guess all I can come up with is “mildly disappointed.” Josh Beckett and Dan Haren aren’t an acceptable 4/5 in the rotation. Chris Perez and Paul Maholm shouldn’t still exist…

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Congratulations, You Survived the Deadline

…aaaaaand exhale.  Was that fun? I don’t know if that was fun. Jon Lester, John Lackey, Andrew Miller and David Price all moved. The Phillies did nothing. The Royals did nothing. Martin Prado is a Yankee. Asdrubal Cabrera is a National. Jarred Cossart, who we can probably now assume was the Astro complaining about Mark…

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Two Hours To Go

Lord, remember when this seemed boring? The Red Sox have traded half their team, and though their fans seem very upset, I think they’ve made out extremely well so far. (For FanGraphs, I wrote up the John Lackey / Allen Craig / Joe Kelly deal.) Jon Lester is in Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes is in Boston….

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Deadline Day Is Upon Us

Welcome to the final hours of what has been a dreadfully boring July, at least tradewise. (Yes, I suppose the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel deal was in early July, but that now feels so long ago.) All that really happened yesterday was the relatively minor deal of Justin Masterson to the Cardinals for a minor league…