Tag Archives: Jon Lester

Inconsistent Dodgers Ready for Cubs Rematch?

After two embarrassing losses to open their series in Colorado, the Dodgers’ came back today to end their two-game losing streak and to beat a lefty for the first time this season, as they eased by the Rockies 10-6 in … Continue reading

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In the Declining AL West, Angels Still By Far the Best

A year ago on the eve of the 2014 major league baseball season, the American League West was baseball’s strongest division. By the end of the season, the Angels had baseball’s best record, and the Oakland A’s had gone through … 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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Latest Dodgers’ Rumors Just Crazy: Do Not Dump Greinke For Lester!

So this morning the buzz all over the baseball rumor mills is that the Dodgers are shopping co-ace and former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke, in order to position themselves for a winning free agent offer to Jon Lester. This … 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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Baseball Playoffs Began with a Doozie in Kansas City

Last night’s one-game wild card playoff between the Kansas City Royals, who had not been in a playoff game in 29 years, and the Oakland A’s, who went from a six-game American League West Division lead in June to a … Continue reading

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Dodgers Call Up Joc Pederson, But Will He Get To Play?

Amidst constant rumors that went on for more than a year, the Dodgers were said to have been in trade discussions for David Price, Cole Hamels, Jon Lester, and other top pitchers, but that the asking price was always one, … Continue reading

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Angels Have Labor Day Off After Sweep of Oakland

The Angels, amazingly, join several major league clubs in an off day today, a new Labor Day tradition that baseball began after decades of full holiday schedules. Regardless, the Angels deserve a day off to bask in the first-place splendor … Continue reading

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The Best Team in Baseball Falls To Second Place

Since day one of the 2014 baseball season, pundits across the sports world have been in virtual agreement that, no question, the best team in baseball is the Oakland Athletics. Despite starting the season with two of their top starters, … Continue reading

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