Dobbs loves (to knock off) L.A.
Dobbs finds a niche with versatility, bat "Dobbs made a name for
himself with the Phillies last season, taking a prominent role off
the bench and in the clubhouse. The 29-year-old hit .272 with 55
RBIs and 10 home runs. His sixth-inning grand slam at Shea Stadium
on Sept. 16 off Jorge Sosa put a stamp on a sweep of the New York
Dobbs discovers life
after M's not so bad It
was kind of a rebirth for me, Dobbs said. The Phillies made the
playoffs with a marvelous September run, and when they needed a win
on the final day of the regular season, they started ex-Mariner
Jamie Moyer on the mound and Dobbs at third base. For those who
know or watched Dobbs work, it was one of the feel-good stories of
2007. Off the field, it was even better. He and Heidi now have a
10-month-old daughter. Speaking from a California park, Dobbs was on
a play date with his daughter and a neighbors girl."
Who is Greg
Dobbs? Why Did the Phillies Grab Him?
Positive outlook drives Dobbs
5/12/5: Reaches 1,000 RBI PlateauHe has two doubles and a single as a pinch hitter, and he has three pinch-hit RBIs. The rest of the roster has just two. "I'm finding that I'm kind of thriving on late-inning situations," Dobbs said. "I want to be the guy in that situation.
Dobbs, Keitly go way back
Dobbs' drive drops A's
Mariners' Dobbs is all smiles "Making a big league roster out of spring training is a much bigger honor than a callup when rosters expand. Dobbs had a good spring, batting .308 with two home runs and 12 RBIs -- behind only Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre and Jeremy Reed on the team -- and was Seattle's best option for a left-handed bat with power off the bench." |
Happy to make Mariners' bench
2005: Began season in Seattle, appeared in 27 games and
hit .176 (6x34) with three doubles and five RBI before being
optioned to AAA Tacoma on June 17...in 50 games with Tacoma, hit
.321 (61x190) with nine doubles, three home runs and 22
RBI...recalled from Tacoma on Aug. 20 and finished the season with
Seattle...appeared in 59 games, making 28 starts (23 at DH, 4 at
first base, and one in LF)...after August 20 recall, hit .269
(29x108) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBI in
32 games...hit .300 (24x80) from Aug. 29 through the end of the
season with three doubles, a triple and 10 RBI in 24 games...
career-high 10-game hitting streak, Sept. 11-21
(.382/13x34)...recorded career-high two intentional walks Sept. 30
vs. Oakland...in 22 pinch-hit appearances, hit .250 (6x24) with
three doubles and five RBI.
Moments to Remember "During the slow trot around the bases to think about the home run in his first major league plate appearance, Greg Dobbs didn't get nostalgic. "I was thinking, 'Don't trip,' just get to home plate,"
Called up to Seattle! Major League Debut looming
This is definitely a dream come true to get to this level, he said. Everyone is playing this game to get to that level. I just hope I make the organization proud.
Q&A with Greg Dobbs
Named to Texas League West Division All-Star Team
Recovering from a lost year
Batted .325 in 51 games in San Antonio (AA)...called up to Tacoma
where he batted .271 with 69 hits and 13 RBI in 67 games...sent to
Seattle for 18 games where he batted .226 with nine RBI in 18 games.
Bavasi riding lucky streak "An infielder? Maybe a nod to Justin Leone or
Greg Dobbs. (Dobbs, a third baseman, may eventually be the big bat the Mariners regularly covet but never seem to land.)
Mariner's Roster Remake - Seattle "If no name like Houston's Geoff Blum pops out at them there, the M's could see if kids Justin Leone and/Dobbs/or Greg Dobbs (00) look ready in camp, which is not likely, although both are well-regarded."
Added to 40-man Major League roster
1/4/3: NWL Player of the Week
Sidelined much of the season because of injury...played in two games
for San Antonio (AA).
Began season in Wisconsin (A)...played in 86 games and collected
career highs in several catagories; runs scored (43), hits (88),
total bases (138), home runs (10), RBI (48), walks (31), and stolen
bases (13)...called up to San Antonio (AA) and played 27 games in
the outfield...batted .365 with 35 hits.
Played majority of season with Everett (A)...was named to the
Northwest League All-Star team...finished the year fourth in the
league in on-base percent (.396) and average (.321)...also finished
fifth in the league in hits (80).