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Now Is Not The Time To Give Up On Joc Pederson

So Chase Utley is in, taking Alberto Callaspo‘s place on both the 25- and 40-man rosters. As Dustin said, it’s a reasonable deal for both sides, because neither John Richy or Darnell Sweeney are irreplaceable. The question now is: How does this all work? It’s the focus of Buster Olney’s column today, reasonably asking how…

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Dodgers @ A’s August 19, 2015: Day Baseball

Aaaaand that was quick. So long, Oakland! Two games in something like 18 hours, and the series will be over. Baseball schedules are weird. Dodgers A’s 12:35 p.m. PT Oakland, Ca. SS Rollins CF Burns LF Crawford 1B Canha 1B Gonzalez 3B Valencia 3B Turner C Phegley RF Ethier LF Smolinski C Grandal DH Butler…

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Pedro Baez is Quietly Breaking Out

Towards the end of last season, I wrote a post on Pedro Baez after his late-season call-up. Baez had looked impressive in high-leverage situations, generating six shutdowns (+6% win probability added in a game) while having no meltdowns (-6% win probability added). J.P. Howell was starting to falter, so the Dodgers had gone from two…

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Dodgers On Verge Of Setting Home Run Records

Both of the Dodger runs in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Cincinnati came on homers, solo shots from Zack Greinke (!) and Joc Pederson. Our friend KMT asked an interesting question in the comments: 8 People with double digits in Home Runs…Anyone know the record for an MLB team? We have an NL leading 146 for…