Los Angeles Dodgers
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.
The player to be named in the trade that sent catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota to the Los Angeles Dodgers now has a name. The Twins announced on Tuesday that they have acquired left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers to complete the trade. The Twins sent Butera, who spent most of the season at Triple-A Rochester, to the Dodgers just before the trade deadline at the end of last month.
The Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.
Scott Baker struck out nine while pitching neatly into the eighth inning and Ben Revere had two hits to help the Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Luke Hughes hit a tiebreaking homer and the Minnesota Twins snapped a six-game losing streak, rebounding from an embarrassing blowout to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Matt Kemp had four hits, including his NL-leading 22nd home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a little fun after a tough day by routing the skidding Minnesota Twins 15-0 Monday night.