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Taken In by the Whirling Darvish

Despite a re-arranged lineup against lefty Dallas Keuchel, the only actual personnel change manager Dave Roberts has made for tonight’s game is to replace DH Joc Pederson with wounded third baseman Justin Turner, moving Logan Forsythe to third and inserting … Continue reading

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End of MLB PreSeason and Start of the Real Thing, and Awards

When I was growing up, there were 16 major league baseball teams, eight in each league, with no divisions. The eight in each league played for first place, as that team that finished first was the ONLY team that went … Continue reading

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Have the Dodgers Regained the “Spark”?

Bringing in questionable players from losing teams, treating September as Spring Training 2.0 for the post season, and a lethargy prompted by just too big a lead over all those other inferior teams lead the Dodgers to a previously unthinkable … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Skid Worst Since 1992

And in 1992, the Dodgers lost 99 games. Offensively, defensively and strategically, the LA Dodgers made every mistake in the baseball book last night as they lost their ninth straight game, the team’s longest losing streak since 1992, and the … Continue reading

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Hill to Rehab Keeps McCarthy in Rotation; Bellinger Hot

After a 48-pitch simulated game, Rich Hill is now off to one or two rehabilitation starts, rather than re-joining the Dodgers’ starting rotation. The Dodgers still have that six-man rotation, with Brandon McCarthy getting yesterday’s start, with Hyun-Jin Ryu going … Continue reading

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Is Brandon McCarthy Out In Dodgers Now Six-Man Rotation?

With a brilliant first start from new number two starter Julio Urias, with continued solid work from Alex Wood, and with the return of the $48 Million man Rich Hill set for Monday night, the Dodgers begin tonight’s three game … Continue reading

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Dodgers Tested in SD? With a Catcher Pitching? Hardly

The Dodgers looked not just like World Series winners yesterday in their opener against the Padres, but like a team that could go 162-0, but consider the competition. The rebuilding Padres, with a roster that includes three inexperienced Rule-5 must-keep-on-the-roster … Continue reading

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2017 and the Dodgers’ Race to the World Series

While there may or may not be a super team playing in Chicago that can steamroll through the National League, local pundits say no matter, the Dodgers will reach the 2017 World Series. Maybe they can do it, but as … Continue reading

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Will Spring Training Invitee Cody Bellinger Have a Spot in 2017?

The two best prospects as position players that the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system produced over the past several seasons, Corey Seager and Joc Pederson, were brought along slowly. Pederson, who will turn 25 three weeks into the 2017 season … Continue reading

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