Dodgers spring training 2015: Dodgers beat Padres, thoughts on the bullpen.

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Yasiel Puig (above), Joc Pederson, Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke homered in the Dodgers’ 9-5 Cactus League win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. Turner, Puig and left fielder Andre Ethier each had two hits for the Dodgers (12-6-6).

The AP recap is here. The box score is here.

Right-hander Juan Nicasio allowed two runs in three innings in a game that was pitched entirely by major-league bullpen candidates. Of those, Sergio Santos allowed a home run to Derek Norris, Jason Lane hit a home run off Dustin McGowan, and nobody else allowed a run.

Since this was a “bullpen game,” a couple thoughts on where the bullpen race stands in light of this game and Brandon League‘s still-unknown shoulder injury:
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Forbes: Dodgers are bleeding money onto the field.

Stan Kasten

Stan Kasten (Getty Images)


Dodgers president Stan Kasten had a great quote about Forbes Magazine at the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “We will never give any credence to Forbes’s valuations of franchises,” he said. “Here’s the problem with Forbes. I don’t know their methodology. I don’t know what hand they throw their dart with.”

C’mon, Stan. Don’t sell yourself short.

According to Forbes’ latest rankings released Wednesday, the Dodgers are one of five Major League Baseball franchises with a negative operating income. Yet only the New York Yankees are a more valuable franchise, and can claim a higher revenue than the Dodgers.
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