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Baseball Note 6/7/15: The Elusive Stolen Base

The 2015 Dodgers, occupiers of first place in the National League’s West Division, and the darlings of local LA media, have not only the fewest stolen bases of any major league team, but they are the only team to have … Continue reading

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Highlight of Dodgers’ Loss: Scott Baker Not Terrible

Despite allowing home runs to Alexi Amarista and Derek Norris, the LA Dodgers’ newest starter, 33-year-old veteran Scott Baker, was not terrible, and certainly earned more opportunities on a starting staff ravaged by horrible personal decisions and mounting injuries. On … Continue reading

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Reality Check – The Dodgers Are Not As Good As Last Year

As the 2015 major league baseball season is about to begin, the Dodgers face competition in a National League West division that again includes the World Champion San Francisco Giants, and that this season may overall be slightly improved. But … Continue reading

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Are the Dodgers Any Better Today Than On Opening Day, 2014?

The answer is, most likely, no. but it is not a simple question to answer. First and foremost, the Dodgers are significantly better defensively. With Jimmy Rollins the new shortstop replacing Hanley Ramirez, the infield defense is vastly improved. Howie … Continue reading

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Big Changes in Boston as the Red Sox Raid the NL West

The Boston Red Sox went from World Champions to the AL East basement in a single season, and despite a year when some of the organization’s prized prospects got golden opportunities to display their potential, the team has now reverted … Continue reading

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Who and When – Questions About the Next Dodgers’ Shortstop(s)

In 2011, the Dodgers had two young shortstops about ready for major league duty, Dee Gordon and Justin Sellers. Sellers was a solid defensive player, but with limited offensive skills, while Gordon possessed tremendous speed and more offensive promise. Rafael … Continue reading

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Dodgers and Cardinals Late Afternoon Start? TV Rules!

What could possibly be worse than starting an October game at Dodgers’ Stadium in the late afternoon? It will be the hottest part of the day, likely about 95º, and the shadows will be just beginning to wreck havoc with … Continue reading

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The Difference a Day Makes, For the Dodgers in San Francisco

A day ago, the Dodgers were a mess. Hyun-Jin Ryu had been hit hard and left the game with a sore shoulder. The team collected all of three base hits in being shut out. Their lead in the National League … Continue reading

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Can the Dodgers Avoid Being Swept in San Diego?

Looking at the empty uniform non-manager Don Mattingly’s intended lineup for this afternoon’s final game in San Diego, I’d have to say no. Despite having Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6, 3.28 ERA) back and starting today, instead of, well, let’s say Kevin … Continue reading

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