J. P. Hoornstra, The Press-Enterprise

J. P. Hoornstra

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Recent articles by J.:

Hoornstra: Why MLB free agency might be broken, even after this week’s frenzy – Press Enterprise

Players still have plenty to gain in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, even as some of the best free agents sign monster contracts. → Read More

Corey Seager is a Ranger. Max Scherzer is a Met. Now what for Dodgers?

The two players were guaranteed $455 million today – and not a penny from the Dodgers. Does no news mean bad news? → Read More

Corey Seager is a Ranger. Max Scherzer is a Met. Now what for Dodgers?

The two players were guaranteed $455 million today – and not a penny from the Dodgers. Does no news mean bad news? → Read More

Hoornstra: Tying MLB player salaries to performance an idea worth revisiting

An idea first floated by owners in 1990 has come a long way. Could it help young players get paid what they deserve? → Read More

MLB Players’ Association prepares lockout guide for players, agents

The guide addresses questions such as whether players are able to play abroad if there is no major league season, whether they will be drug tested during a lockout, and how to save money in case th… → Read More

Angels’ Noah Syndergaard is back to full health with a change of scenery – Press Telegram

Syndergaard went 47-31 with a 3.32 earned-run average in parts of six seasons with the Mets, but was limited to 2 innings last season following Tommy John surgery. → Read More

Hoornstra: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani reminds us the limit of one individual’s value in baseball – Press Enterprise

We cannot expect one individual to elevate an entire team into playoff contention. Everyone in MLB – even Shohei Ohtani – needs a lot of help. We might never see more salient proof than he gave us … → Read More

Hoornstra: Dodgers great Maury Wills gets another shot at Cooperstown

Wills stole 104 bases in 1962, making stolen bases cool again. The memory still delights him at 89. → Read More

Hoornstra: Braves could be National League’s new superteam – Press Enterprise

All but four NL teams have done enough to put a playoff team on the field at least once in the last five seasons. Atlanta’s run of four straight NLDS appearances suggests that parity might be endin… → Read More

Hoornstra: Why it’s still OK to boo the Astros – Press Enterprise

The court of public opinion is still the harshest jury any player who participated in the infamous cheating scandal will face. → Read More

Inside the Dodgers: The final word on their NLCS loss

If you blame Dave Roberts more than the injuries to several key players for the Dodgers’ season being over, you are overestimating the importance of a manager. → Read More

NLCS MVP: Braves’ Eddie Rosario tormented Dodgers – Daily News

The Atlanta leadoff hitter and midseason acquisition hit .560 in the six-game series, with the winning hits in Games 2 and 6. → Read More

MLB authenticators find value in baseball’s mundane moments

The program has authenticated nearly 10 million items since its inception in 2001, which is fundamentally important to the economy of sports memorabilia in the 21st century. → Read More

Inside the Dodgers: Injuries becoming story of playoffs, too

How hard is it to make it through a best-of-seven playoff series healthy? They wouldn’t be the 2021 Dodgers if they did. → Read More

Dodgers add David Price to NLCS roster for Joe Kelly

The veteran left-hander takes the place of Kelly, whose season is over after exiting Game 5 of the NLCS with right bicep tightness → Read More

Dodgers’ Brusdar Graterol delivers again in Game 5 win against Braves – Orange County Register

Graterol delivers another dominant performance – six batters, six outs on a mere 14 pitches. Armed with a blazing sinker and a new pitch, he hasn’t allowed a run in October. → Read More

Dodgers’ Justin Turner dropped from NLCS roster after hamstring injury – Orange County Register

As expected, the strained left hamstring the third baseman suffered late in Game 4 ended his postseason. Andy Burns was added to the roster to replace him. → Read More

Dodgers’ Justin Turner exits NLCS Game 4 with injury, potentially ending his season – San Bernardino Sun

The veteran third baseman goes 1 for 3 and limps off the field after hitting into a double play during their 9-2 loss to the Braves on Wednesday night. → Read More

Walker Buehler’s short start in NLCS Game 3 puts Dodgers in rare territory

Buehler’s shortest career postseason start (3⅔ innings) puts the defending World Series champs in select company among LCS participants. → Read More

Cody Bellinger’s return to health is coming at opportune time for Dodgers – Orange County Register

The swing that tied Game 3 of the NLCS has rarely been seen from Bellinger in 2021. The injury-plagued 2019 NL MVP says postseason adrenaline helps, too. → Read More