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Dodgers’ Biggest Question Mark is Now Again the Bullpen

With second base now a settled issue with new regular Logan Forsyth in tow, plus the returning Chase Utley as his back-up, It takes little expertise to realize that once again it is now the bullpen that is the Dodgers’ … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Dodgers’ Win Actually a MONUMENTAL Loss

The box score may read LA Dodgers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1, but the losers of that game were not the now and forever insidious and moribund Diamondbacks, who should have been locking up title to last place in the NL … Continue reading

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The Giants are Not the Padres

Subtitle: “The Difference a Day and 500 Miles Make” While questionable Dodgers’ starters and eve more undependable relief pitchers were each a big part of the team’s near record-breaking streak of 30 scoreless innings to start the 2016 season, the … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Plans for Jordan Schafer Defy Logic

The Dodgers’ have basically failed to address the needs of the bullpen this offseason, instead appearing as of now to approach 2016 with pretty much the same group of set-up men who poured gasoline upon the fires of opposing bats … Continue reading

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Dodgers Tee Off on Scumbag Kennedy, But Lose McCarthy

In earlier posts discussing how vastly improved are the 2015 San Diego Padres, I mentioned their outstanding starting staff that features a strong group of talented young hurlers, plus their one Achilles heel, baseball’s number one headhunter, that miserable trojan … 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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Pitching is a Fragile Thing

I’ve commented plenty on how the Dodgers are relying this coming season on far too many pitchers whose careers have been dominated by serious injuries and who have seldom if ever been healthy enough to pitch even a single full … 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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One Guy Missing as Dodgers Report to Camp

A few days ago I wrote about how Josh Hamilton, following his recent shoulder surgery, would be missing in action as the Angels reported to spring training. Well, the Dodgers have a similar but worse situation as they filter in … Continue reading

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