Spring Training at Camelback Ranch

Camelback Ranch is a Holy Place where Dodger Fans convene every Spring to make a pilgrimage to the Big Dodger in the Sky!  Yes, there is a Dig Dodger in the Sky… disagree and we have to fight… to the death! [DISCLAIMER: In today’s political climate, I am forced to say that is a joke, otherwise the FBI might be taking me away.] If you don’t go to Dodger Insider…

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Secret Weapon #3

A lot of Dodger Fans have written this guy off for 2018 and have traded him away already… except that he is still with the Dodgers. There is perhaps no more polarizing Dodger than Yasmani Grandal.  He was acquired by the Andrew Friedman front office who traded the fan favorite (at the time), Matt Kemp for him.  I am certain that is part of the reason Yasmani is so vilified. …

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Secret Weapon #2

When a rookie pitcher gets a September call-up, one of three things generally happens: They look bad; They look mediocre;  or They look good! Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals came up in September and put up a 13.50 ERA, but followed that up with a 3.12 ERA the next year. There are many other instances of where pitchers did not impress in their September auditions, but came back and were…

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The Athletic

I am going to give a shameless plug to The Athletic and print an article in it’s entirety.  That’s generally a NO-NO, but I am doing it so that you can see how good they are and how valuable they will become. Pedro Moura wrote the following this week: Pedro Moura: Why I’m here, and why I think you should be, too I started today at The Athletic. I left the 137-year-old Los…

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The Dodgers Have Some Secret Weapons

Secret Weapon #1 This is a series that will focus on several weapons the Dodgers have that could make a world of difference to them in 2018.  Today, we will discuss secret weapon #1. This series will run several days – I can’t tell you how many there are because you can’t know (yet) how many secret weapons the Dodgers have. When the Dodgers traded Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon…

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Chris Archer Trade Scenario

In doing some research, I was reminded of two trades the Cardinals made this year that did not include Ozuna.  In 2014/2015, the Cardinals had two solid OF prospects that they were very high on…Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty.  This year they were traded to Toronto and Oakland respectively.  In the trade to Toronto, Grichuk netted them a very good RH middle reliever, Dominic Leone.  In 70.1 IP in Toronto,…

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I Am So Happy Darvish is Not a Dodger!

I was never a fan of Yu Darvish… until he became a Dodger.  Then, I rooted for him. To me he screamed “underachiever!” OK, maybe I am wrong, but I think that a professional pitcher north of 30 should understand what “tipping pitches” is and should be savvy enough not to do it.  Yet, Darvish tipped his pitches or just plain chocked!  Well, tipping pitches is choking too, so there’s…

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Spring Training Info

DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2018 SPRING TRAINING RADIO BROADCAST SCHEDULE LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 2018 Spring Training radio broadcast schedule with 16 broadcasts in English on AM 570 LA Sports and eight Spanish-language broadcasts on Univision Radio’s KTNQ 1020 AM. Both AM 570 and KTNQ 1020 will carry the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener on Feb. 23 against the White Sox, and will also close out the…

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