Author Archives: Roger Arrieta

Andrew Friedman’s Reported Dodgers Salary

Andrew Friedman

Andrew Friedman was introduced to the Los Angeles media one week ago. Today we are hearing what he will be getting paid over the next five years and in that time hopefully bring some championships to LA and rebuild the farm system. Buster Olney send out this tweet early this morning stating Friedman’s deal is record-setting, $35 million plus incentives over ... Read More »

Lets Go Dodgers

Dodger Fans

As a lifelong Dodger fan, I bleed blue like most of the Dodger faithful, but there are certain things that bothered me about the Dodger Stadium crowds during these playoffs. While watching the Royals, and (ugh) Giants face off, there was one thing that stood out like a sore thumb. Fans cheering, and standing, BEFORE something happens. Example; James Shields ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw: Baseball America Player Of The Year

Clayton Kershaw

On October 21st, 2014, Baseball America announced its player of the year and are you surprised it was none other than Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Sure Clayton Kershaw may wear jersey #22, but he is #1 in the eyes of all of baseball. Clayton Kershaw pitched to a impressive 1.77 Earned Run Average which led all of baseball, ... Read More »

Hyun-jin Ryu Vows To Atone For Injury-Riddled Season

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Hyun-jin Ryu now with two full Major League seasons under his belt has returned home and hopes to pitch in more games next season. In an injury riddled campaign Ryu matched his win total from his rookie season at 14. “I’ve had three injuries this year, but at least I didn’t miss as much time as some other players did,” ... Read More »

Little League: A History Narrated By Vin Scully

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From KCET Narrated by legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully, “Little League: A History” traces the 75-year history of the world’s largest organized youth sports program, from its humble beginnings in Williamsport, Penn. to its current status as a worldwide phenomenon. Past and present Little League players, administrators, coaches, umpires, and others reflect on the role the league played in their ... Read More »

Bring Back Beimel

Joe Beimel

To say the Dodgers Left handed relievers in 2014 was a disappointment, is an understatement. With the work horse being JP Howell, whose 68 games worked and posting a 2.39 era in 2014, was basically irrelevant in the playoffs. The other left handed relievers the Dodgers had on their roster in 2014 ranged from Scott Elbert, Paul Maholm, to the ... Read More »

Dodgers Offseason Outlook

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It was a disappointing 2014 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. While the team improved upon it’s previous regular season record, from 92 wins to 94, and won the National League West for a 2nd year in a row, this team failed to meet the ultimate expectations of a World Series. Any team with the highest payroll is expected to ... Read More »

Andre Ethier Elected Into The Arizona State Sun Devil Hall Of Fame

ASU Athletics Hall of Fame induction 2014

Although 2014 was a rough year for fan favorite and outfielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier, on Friday October 17th, Andre Ethier was elected into the Arizona State Hall Of Fame. Andre Ethier is from Arizona and played 2 seasons with the Sun Devils while finishing with a .371 batting average, 118 Runs Batted in, 113 runs scored, ... Read More »

Was the 2014 Season a Success?

Dodgers NL West Champs 2014

Don Mattingly was quoted as saying “anytime that you are able to win your division over a course of a long season and give yourself a chance. I think you have to look at that as success”. Was the season really a success? Yes, they had a great season record (94-68), they won the Western Division, they made it to ... Read More »