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Those Pesky American League Awards

Since I gave my ideas about the 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Awards for the National League yesterday, I guess it’s only fair to do the same for that other league: After pitching seven three-hit … 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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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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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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So Long, Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks died today at the age of 83. When I first began following baseball as a compulsion during the late 1950s, when the Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles, Ernie was the best player in the National League, even … Continue reading

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How Valid Are Sports Awards Based Only on the Regular Season?

Throughout almost all of the 2014 major league baseball season, certainly after his return from the disabled list in May, there was little question that the most dominant pitcher in the game was the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. His 21-3 won-lost … 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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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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The Up-and-Down Status of Dodgers’ Pitching

Despite the Dodgers increasing lead over the Giants in the the NL West Division and despite having the league’s best record, the Dodgers’ starting staff is really in a strange position right now. On one hand, Clayton Kershaw is the … Continue reading

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