Examples of Good


Дата публикации: 2017-09-13 18:20

Though the twin prodigies Seager and Bellinger were drafted before Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi’s tenure, they were undoubtedly made all the more able to produce at the major-league level by the farm system run by Gabe Kapler, who has taken an approach to player development that strives to get the whole organization on the same page.

The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Horrifying

There are mistakes on their payroll—a botched deal with Carl Crawford, who will be paid $ million by the Dodgers this season, say, or big contracts to which Alex Guerrero, Hector Olivera, and Matt Kemp were signed. (Not that it lessens the damage, but Olivera was the only signing under the current regime.) These mistakes add up: The $97 million the Dodgers owe to players no longer on their roster this year is the fifth-highest obligation in the league. Relative to their resources, though, they aren’t doing much damage. The Dodgers’ dead money, as a proportion of their overall payroll, is the 67th-lowest in the league this season.

President Trump Will Reverse the Ban on Free Military Gear

There’s no single reason why the island chain turned into a completely different color, though it is easily explained by a combination of factors.

Mike Florio Tries To Do Something Nice, Regrets It Immediately

In that signature Florio way, however, the process of determining a winner for a basic contest turned out to be very complicated.

If Taylor and Turner need counterparts in the rotation, the honors fall to Alex Wood and Rich Hill. I don’t think most people with the layperson’s eye would have expected Wood to become Kershaw’s new Greinke, posting a ERA/678 ERA+ (and, forgive me for the antiquarian approach, but having a record of 68-6 in his 69 games) this season. Hill wasn’t rediscovered by the Dodgers, but they made a good bet on him and it paid off.

Based on how swiftly Sessions and Trump are removing those safeguards, one might assume that caution is not this administration’s intent. And so another week arrives and another flick of Trump’s wrist turns the clock on progress backwards, hurdling America headlong into its troubled past. It seems obvious that this administration favors men like disgraced Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who Trump pardoned last week , months before the sheriff was to be sentenced for carrying on with racial profiling, despite the courts telling him not to do so. Being tough on crime, Trump would have you believe, does not necessarily mean jailing criminals.

Before now-Tropical Storm Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys, killing at least nine and doing untold damage, then-Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean, killing dozens and flattening entire islands.

Think of it this way: The Dodgers’ lengthy list of very expensive players on the disabled list—which includes Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy, Andrew Toles, and Clayton Kershaw—could probably anchor -ish team in the course of a season.

Add it all up, and the Dodgers’ 95-man roster is, for all that’s being spent on it, heavier on homegrown players than those of other superteams like the 6998 Yankees and 7556 Mariners the former set a regular-season record for wins that the latter broke and that the Dodgers are threatening.

Scott Kazmir is making roughly $ million this season. Justin Turner is making $68 million. Rich Hill is making less than that. Brandon McCarthy is earning $ million. Kenley Jansen, Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Logan Forsythe, Yasmani Grandal: All these guys are making what scrubs would make in arbitration. And the Dodgers will pay Darvish just $ million for the rest of the season.