Tag Archives: LA Dodgers

Six-Man Rotation Here Now, at Least in Anaheim

Due to “skillful” use of the disabled list and a deep group of starting pitchers that included seven who started nine or more times, the 2017 National League champ LA Dodgers effectively used a six-man starting rotation last season. No … Continue reading

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Thank You, Cubs, Thank You!

As head of baseball operations first for the Boston Red Sox and then for the Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein has worked miracles, rebuilding two moribund organizations that languished in the depths of second divisions for generations, turning each into a … Continue reading

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Angels Solid Gold Lineup, Spackled Pitching Staff

Recent moves by GM Billy Eppler have turned the Angels infield into a solid lineup of established power and defense to go along with their star-studded outfield. Combine that with their low-offense but quality defense behind the plate, and the … Continue reading

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The Return of Matt Kemp?

Few Dodgers’ over the past decade or so have been as maligned as Matt Kemp. Though not the defensive star he once was, only when injured has his offensive performance been less than stellar, but his criticism has generally revolved … Continue reading

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Is Shohei Ohtani The Ghost of Willie Smith?

On April 28, 1964, the Los Angeles Angels traded right-handed relief pitcher Julio Navarro to the Detroit Tigers. Navarro, 28, was coming off a fine first full season in the majors in which he compiled a 2.89 ERA over 57 … Continue reading

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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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Jeter’s Ego Too Big To Share Spotlight With Conine, Others

When Mark Walter and Guggenheim Baseball Management purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers, they embraced the long and storied history of the franchise, and of Los Angeles. They welcomed the continued presence in various capacities within the organization of team legends … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Whirling Darvish

I’ve made no secret of my lack of faith, to put it mildly, in Yu “The Whirling” Darvish, who I never saw as the star number one starting pitcher that others have seen, nor have I failed to express my … Continue reading

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Dodgers’, Kershaw’s Path to WS: Keeping Runners Off Base

Through seven playoff games so far this post season, the Dodgers’ pitching staff has done an amazing job keeping opposing batters off base. The Dodgers as a team have hit ten home runs and have scored 37 runs. Opposing teams … Continue reading

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