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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Paco Rodriguez

Drafted in the second round in 2012, Paco Rodriguez was the first member of his draft class to reach the Major Leagues. The former Florida Gator made just 21 appearances in the Minors before debuting with the Los Angeles Dodgers in September of 2012. Rodriguez ended up pitching 6.2 innings and allowed just one run while striking out six. The following year, he made the team out of Spring Training and ended ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Alex Guerrero

Quickly after the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated in the 2013 postseason, they signed a middle infielder from Cuba that was expected to be their everyday second baseman in 2014. Things never quite materialized for Guerrero as he had trouble with injuries in Winter League and issues with his visa that caused him to come to the United States later than expected. He spent the spring with the Dodgers, worki ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Erisbel Arruebarrena

Just before the Los Angeles Dodgers opened up Spring Training, another Cuban joined the roster as Erisbel Arruebarrena signed a five-year, $25 million contract. With Arruebarrena on board the Dodgers added depth to their middle infield. Arruebarrena came being highly regarded for his defensive talent, but needed to work on his batting ability. As a natural shortstop, the Dodgers didn’t need him at the major ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Carlos Frias

Frias was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2007. After posting a 1.81 ERA in 13 games with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers, he moved to the states at 18 and pitched for the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate in 2008. He spent the next few years in rookie ball before making 12 relief appearances for Rancho Cucamonga in 2011, when he put up an ERA of 6.19. Frias began to turn things around ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Tim Federowicz

Tim Federowicz joined the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2011 and saw sporadic time at the Major-League level in 2011 and 2012. Federowicz's role expanded in 2013 with the oblique injury to A.J. Ellis and he capitalized. In 25 games played after the All-Star break, Federowicz hit .276 with four doubles and four RBIs. The catcher's landscape heading into 2014 came with some uncertainty for Federowicz as ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Paul Maholm

With the Los Angeles Dodgers looking to round out their starting rotation, Paul Maholm was signed and expected to compete with Josh Beckett for the fifth spot. Maholm appeared to gain somewhat of an upper hand early as Becket dealt with minor injuries in Spring Training and the southpaw was named to the travel roster for Australia. He appeared in the second game of the season but threw only 0.1 of an inning ...

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Should The Dodgers Consider Trading Scott Van Slyke?

PAGES: 1 | 2 Since the final out of Game 4 of the NLDS, the Los Angeles Dodgers and their off-season of questions began. One of the biggest questions comes in the outfield, where the Dodgers have five capable starting outfielders and a top prospect that has outgrown the minor leagues. Manager Don Mattingly tried a few approaches early in the season before settling on Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford ...

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Dodgers Nation Wishes Zack Greinke A Happy 31st Birthday

On most teams, Zack Greinke would be considered the ace of the pitching staff, but for the Dodgers he is paired with Clayton Kershaw to make up one of the best 1-2 combinations in baseball. Following the 2012 season, Greinke agreed to join the Dodgers on a six-year deal and has enjoyed success in his first two years with the team. During his second start, he was involved in a brawl after hitting the San Die ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Darwin Barney

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs just before the non-waiver deadline in a move that very much flew under the radar. In exchange for the utility infielder, the Cubs received right-hander Jonathan Martinez, who the Dodgers signed out of Venezuela in 2011. As a member of the Cubs, Barney won the 2012 Gold Glove as a second baseman. He only committed two errors the entire sea ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Kevin Correia

When the Los Angeles Dodgers needed to bolster their pitching staff, they opted to hold onto their top prospects and acquired two pitchers on waivers. The first was trading for Roberto Hernandez, which was followed two days later by Kevin Correia returning to the NL West. Correia held a 5-13 record and 4.94 ERA when he was traded to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideratio ...

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