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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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Will Carl Crawford Injury Mean Alex Guerrero in Left Field?

In last night’s Dodgers’ game, left fielder Carl Crawford, the Dodgers’ outfielder who SHOULD have been traded rather than 2015 National League MVP Matt Kemp, suffered an injured oblique, and while updates today have been few and far between, according … 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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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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Dodgers Sweep Seattle While Fifth Starter Spot Percolates

After a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners, the Dodgers now prepare for a three game set with the Colorado Rockies, who are off to a great start (7-2) and amazingly, boast the National League’s number one team ERA, at … Continue reading

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Ex-Padres Blow it For Dodgers as New San Diego Guys Shine

This past off season, the New Look San Diego Padres unloaded a pile of crap on the Dodgers in exchange for Matt Kemp, and then went out and surrounded him with a powerful lineup of talented offensive players. On the … Continue reading

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Opening Day in LA: ESPN Giveth, ESPN Taketh Away

For all of you Los Angeles baseball fans with weekday (or at least opening day) television privileges, you saw ESPN begin the day by showing us the fabulous Toronto Blue Jays win over the yankees. Then, at 1:00, with no … 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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Dodgers’ and Angels’ Rotations Face Similar Issues

With the start of the 2015 season looming in a week-and-a half, both the Dodgers and Angels are struggling to to put together five-man starting rotations that can hopefully get each team off to a decent start. Each team has … Continue reading

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Lunacy at Dodgers’ Stadium – What The Hell Are They Doing?

I can’t believe how happy I was a few months ago when Andrew Friedman jumped ship in Tampa and signed on as the Dodgers’ new head baseball honcho, in charge of putting a championship-caliber team on the field. Very little … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of the San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres floundered near the bottom of the National League West under the leadership of General Manager Josh Byrnes, who had previously led the Arizona Diamondbacks from contender to the bottom of the division. This past summer, Padres’ … 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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