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Projected Dodger Arbitration Salaries For 2015

If you didn’t already know this, we keep an updated list of Dodger salary commitments for the next few years right on this very site. (“Doesn’t Cots do that,” you might ask. Yes, but this is prettier. Also, shut up.) It’s not intended to show every single minimum salary possibility, so don’t ask me about…

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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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Russell Martin: Former Dodger, Future Dodger?

It’s now the offseason, so it’s time to talk about potential roster upgrades. The Dodgers have huge holes in the bullpen, some minor ones in the starting rotation, and of course, the left side of the infield. However, the biggest hole in last year’s lineup was catcher. It’s safe to say that A.J. Ellis had…

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Dodger Catchers Continuing To Struggle

As we all focused, and continue to focus, on the need for help in the rotation and bullpen, something that kept quietly coming up was the Dodger catching situation, which has been something of an issue all season long. Way back in April, I wrote a post about how atrocious the Dodgers catchers had been, pointing…

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Maybe The Dodgers Should Try To Add Some Catching Depth

Yesterday, the Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment, and it caught my interest. It shouldn’t have — Pierzynski is 37 and hitting .254/.286/.348 for a last-place club — but it did. It got me thinking that A.J. Ellis is 33, has had two disabling lower-body injuries this year (knee surgery, ankle sprain), and that…