Dodgers to acquire Mat Latos, Michael Morse and draft pick

Here we go. The Dodgers reportedly are acquiring right-hander Mat Latos, outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse and competitive balance pick No. 34 (just awarded to them a week ago) from the Marlins for three minor-league pitchers. For fun (and it means almost nothing), the last time the Dodgers sent three minor-league pitchers to the Marlins, it was Steve…


The Pitching Trade Market Is So Uncertain

David Price, last year a very, very good pitcher with 1.5 years left on his contract, cost the Tigers Drew Smyly (a good, ready-now lefty pitching prospect, who would be a much bigger deal right now if he hadn’t been injured), Nick Franklin (a formerly well-regarded infield prospect who has disappointed), and Willy Adames (a…


Mets 3, Dodgers 2: deGrom Astounds, Mattingly Confounds

This game began with headlines of scoreless streaks, an amazing pitcher’s duel between the league’s top two pitchers in ERA, and hair. However, that’s not how it ended, as the Dodgers fell to the Mets 3-2 in 10 innings. Before getting to the game’s endlessly frustrating ending, let’s start with Zack Greinke. He entered the…


Dodgers @ Mets July 26, 2015: All That Hair

Forget last night’s disaster ever happened. Just forget it. It’s gone. Not a thing. Dodgers Mets 10:10 a.m. PT New York, N.Y. CF Pederson RF Granderson 2B Kendrick SS Tejada 1B Gonzalez 3B Murphy 3B Turner 2B Johnson C Grandal 1B Duda RF Puig LF Conforto LF Ethier CF Nieuwenhuis SS Rollins C Plawecki P…


Dodgers @ Mets July 25, 2015: The Zach Lee Era Has Begun

After a brief cameo last week, the moment is finally here: Zach Lee is making his major-league debut tonight, starting in place of the recently-optioned Brandon Beachy (and even-more-recently-optioned Ian Thomas). I won’t pretend to know anything more than what Dustin wrote back in April, but it’s exciting to see the 2010 first round pick in major league…