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ANOTHER Wounded Pitcher Signed by the Dodgers?

Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, Brandon Beachy, Erik Bedard, and today Dustin McGowan – What are the Dodgers and the Freidman-Zaidi brain trust thinking? rotation. Since last season, they have traded away Dan Haren and Josh Beckett has retired, and they … Continue reading

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Dodgers Continue to Make Questionable Pitching Choices

Granted, the Dodgers easily won their division last season, despite monumental deficiencies with both the starting pitching staff and the set-up guys in the bullpen. Relying in far to many games through August and September on starters with names like … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Upheaval – Day Two

When I wrote “In the Midst of a Dodgers’ Upheaval” yesterday, the team, well, actually new head of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, had begun what looked like an almost total makeover of the best team that money could buy, ignoring … Continue reading

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In the Midst of a Dodgers’ Upheaval

When the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman to run baseball operations, it seemed like they had brought in just the right guy to fine tune the best team money can buy, and get them on the right track toward the success … Continue reading

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The Turning Point for Last Season’s Dodgers’ Bullpen, and Looking Forward

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers had, when healthy, a dominating starting rotation, and a reliable, shut-down closer in Kenley Jansen. Their major weakness on the field, as opposed to in the dugout, was the rest of the bullpen, which, when … Continue reading

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The Dodgers’ Last Stand

Prior to yesterday’s National League Division Series game in St. Louis, former Cardinals catcher and long-time TV analyst TIm McCarver threw out the first ball, with former St. Louis pitching great and Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson serving as his catcher. In … Continue reading

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Game Three in St. Louis – Really Big for Dodgers

Tied one-one with St. Louis, thanks to strong pitching and Matt Kemp eighth-inning home run in Saturday’s game, the Dodgers return to Busch Stadium this evening, where memories of last year’s zero-of-three performance at the hands of the Cardinals will … Continue reading

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How to Blow it Big-TIme in Houston

Jeff Luhnow has done a fantastic job building a team basically from scratch in Houston, stockpiling a wealth of great, young talent. However, he made a mistake in firing manager Bo Porter during the season, and compounded it much further … Continue reading

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Mattingly Does Not Learn – Can He Still Blow It All?

Last night, the Dodgers returned from the Friendly Confines for the regular season’s final home stand, with three games against the Giants followed by three with the Rockies to close the season. Wins in the first two games would have … Continue reading

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