Tag Archives: Matt Kemp

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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Dodgers’ Upheaval – Day Two

When I wrote “In the Midst of a Dodgers’ Upheaval” yesterday, the team, well, actually new head of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, had begun what looked like an almost total makeover of the best team that money could buy, ignoring … Continue reading

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In the Midst of a Dodgers’ Upheaval

When the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman to run baseball operations, it seemed like they had brought in just the right guy to fine tune the best team money can buy, and get them on the right track toward the success … Continue reading

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Latest Dodgers’ Rumors Not Just Crazy, But Scary

The last couple of days have seen rampant rumors of deals involving the Dodgers and West Division rivals Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres that defy logic, decay brain cells, and horrify any true fan. If there is any truth … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ 2015 Outfield: Is There a Plan or Is It Just a Mess?

2014 saw constant change in the LA Dodgers’ outfield, some of it due to injuries, some of it due to slumps, some of it due to immaturity, and a lot of it due to the fact that the empty uniform … Continue reading

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Game Three in St. Louis – Really Big for Dodgers

Tied one-one with St. Louis, thanks to strong pitching and Matt Kemp eighth-inning home run in Saturday’s game, the Dodgers return to Busch Stadium this evening, where memories of last year’s zero-of-three performance at the hands of the Cardinals will … Continue reading

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My Picks, as the Baseball Playoffs Begin

On the eve of the 2014 Major League Baseball Playoffs, this is what’s going to happen: One Game Wild-Card: AL Oakland over Kansas City One Game Wild-Card: NL San Francisco over Pittsburgh AL Division Series: Angels over Oakland and Detroit … Continue reading

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The Difference a Day Makes, For the Dodgers in San Francisco

A day ago, the Dodgers were a mess. Hyun-Jin Ryu had been hit hard and left the game with a sore shoulder. The team collected all of three base hits in being shut out. Their lead in the National League … Continue reading

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Crawford, Gonzalez, Haren Picking Up The Slack as Dodgers Go to SF

The hot streak that vaulted the Dodgers from a distant second to a solid division lead and competing for the league’s best record began in San Francisco late in July, and this weekend they return for three more games at … Continue reading

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Frugal Brewers Too Much For the Best Team Money Can Buy

The Los Angeles Dodgers pay their players more than any team has ever paid a roster of players, and it has pretty well paid off this season, with, as of a couple of days ago, the Dodgers compiling the National … Continue reading

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Baseball Note of the Day – August 6, 2014

The Dodgers went up 2-to-1 in the Freeway Series as they beat the Angels tonight, as the series moved 30 miles southeast from Dodgers’ Stadium to Angels’ Stadium. Matt Kemp continued his hot hitting with a second inning home run, … Continue reading

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