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Friday, July 31, 2020

Brian Dozier calls Padres dishonest after ‘debacle’ of not making team

It seems he won’t soon forget his short stint with the Padres, because he feels the organization tricked him.

“I’m a big transparency guy,” Dozier said (per Fox Sports and the San Diego Union-Tribune). “I like people to be honest with me. That wasn’t the case over there. I had to get out of there. I’ll leave it at that.”

Padres manager Jayce Tingler told reporters he doesn’t know why Dozier feels the way he does.

“We pride ourselves (on) being transparent, (on) being honest. We wish him nothing the but best of luck over there. . . . I can’t speak for the way he feels,” Tingler said, per the Union-Tribune.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 31, 2020 at 08:29 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Padres Release Brian Dozier

The Padres have released second baseman Brian Dozier, as per the team’s official Twitter feed.  Dozier signed a minor league deal with the organization back in February, and wasn’t included on San Diego’s initial 60-man player pool at the start of Summer Camp.  As per MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell, Dozier could opt out of his deal on July 18 if he hadn’t been added to the roster.

It seemed like the Padres had simply decided to move on from Dozier, particularly after acquiring Jorge Mateo from the A’s to further bolster the second base position (though Mateo is currently in isolation after a positive coronavirus test).  Even with Mateo recovering, San Diego still has a fair amount of second base depth, with Jurickson Profar slated to start, and Ty France and Greg Garcia coming off the bench.

Parting ways with Dozier now saves the Padres the prorated $2.2MM in salary that would have been owed to Dozier had he made the active roster.  Instead, the 33-year-old will try to catch on with another team as he looks to embark on his ninth Major League season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2020 at 03:10 PM | 3 comment(s)
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nationals virtually assemble for World Series Game 7 rewatch ... and one of them brought a trash can

As you might remember, the Washington Nationals won the World Series, and it feels like it happened much more than six months ago.

With all MLB games shut down for the coronavirus pandemic, the Nationals’ television affiliate MASN has been re-airing the team’s championship run over the last few weeks. Tuesday marked the arrival of Game 7 of the World Series, in which the team topped the Houston Astros for the first title in franchise history.

To mark the occasion, several members of the team assembled for a Zoom meeting to commentate on the game and raise money for Nats veteran Ryan Zimmerman’s Pros For Heroes COVID-19 Relief Fund to benefit healthcare workers.

Between the reminiscing and drinking, one of them brought in a trash can, the now-infamous device used by the Astros during their 2017 championship season. The culprit: singing and shirt-removing enthusiast Brian Dozier, now a member of the San Diego Padres.

At a time like this, why not go back to the stand-by targets of yesteryear?

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brian dozier, dirty rotten cheaters, nationals, trash can, world series

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday Notes: Mariners Prospect Jarred Kelenic Embraces The Art of Hitting

Jarred Kelenic is No. 11 on our 2020 Top 100 Prospects list, and his bat is the main reason why. As Eric Longenhagen wrote in the 20-year-old outfielder’s scouting profile, “[H]e’s been one of the — if not the — best hitters his age from the time scouts began to see him.” The New York Mets selected Kelenic sixth overall in the 2018 draft out of a Waukesha, Wisconsin high school, then shipped him to the Seattle Mariners in the seven-player mega-deal headlined by Robinson Cano.

Kelenic possesses marquee potential. In 500 plate appearances last year, split between three levels, he slashed a healthy .291/.364/.540, with 23 home runs. Moreover, Kelenic spent the final three weeks in Double-A, a heady accomplishment for a prep-draftee playing in his first full professional season.

I caught up to the fast-tracking youngster two weekends ago as he was taking part in big-league camp. Our conversation began with one of my favorite ice-breaker questions: Do you view hitting as more of an art, or more of a science?

“I think it’s an art,” answered Kellenic. “It’s something that’s developed over time. Kind of like a painting. It takes time to get all of the detail. Hitting is the same way.”

Come for the discussion of prospects- stay for the stories concerning hard-drinking HOFers.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Adding Dozier gives Padres infield options

PEORIA, Ariz.—The Padres added a veteran and a reigning World Series champ to their wide-open second-base race on Sunday.

Brian Dozier agreed to a Minor League deal with San Diego, which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. The 32-year-old righty hitter is expected to join the club on Monday, once he completes his physical.

“He’s been to the World Series the last two years in a row,” said Padres manager Jayce Tingler. “He’s got a really good track record, a very good resume. He’s played on a lot of winning teams, especially the last couple years. We’re excited to get around him.”

Dozier, who is entering his ninth season in the big leagues, batted .238/.340/.430 with 20 homers and 20 doubles for the Nationals last season. He’s had plenty of success against left-handed pitching, posting a .900 OPS last season and a career mark of .855.

 

 

QLE Posted: February 24, 2020 at 12:24 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: brian dozier, contracts, hot stove, padres

 

 

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