Go After Dozier

January 4, 2017

The Dodgers have taken care of most of their needs heading into next season. They surprised the heck out of me when they resigned Rich Hill, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen. They still need to sort out the outfield mess, get a bullpen arm, maybe add a dominant starter, and fill an opening at second base. They could resign Joe Blanton and keep the outfield as is with Andrew Toles,…

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Check Mate

Stan Kasten
December 7, 2016

I get so annoyed with hearing that the Dodgers are in on every rumor under the sun. Yet no moves get made. Then you hear about other teams in on players and those deals get done. Then I hear soundbites of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts saying the winter meetings are slow for him. Andrew Friedman says things like he thinks the winter meetings will be slow. Tell that to the…

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Snail Pace Hot Stove and other Tidbits

November 22, 2016

The hot stove has started and predictably the Dodgers are in on every rumor under the sun. We all know that Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner are free agents. I feel with each passing day another team can get in there and take them away just like with Zack Greinke. Baseball can be a fluid sport and next season a new team could rise up. The Cleveland Indians rose up this…

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Free agent frenzy

November 8, 2016

The offseason has officially begun. The Dodgers will try and strive for a fifth straight playoff appearance and hopefully get to the World Series. This offseason should prove if the front office has that idea. You have to figure that the Chicago Cubs will be a team in the way for the Dodgers to get out of the National League. Three major concerns for the Dodgers are free agents such…

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Maeda Takes The Hill in Pivotal Game 5

October 20, 2016

Well yesterday was a disaster for the Dodgers. Dodgers need to get over the blown call with Adrian Gonzalez at home. Today is a new day it’s game 5 of the NLCS with series tied 2-2. In all sports, when a series is tied 2-2 usually the winner of game 5 takes the series. The Cubs have the next two at home and although all the pressure will be on the…

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The future is Now For Urias

October 19, 2016

Fresh off pounding the Cubs last night to take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS. The Dodgers will look to their youth tonight in a pivotal game 4. Julio Urias 5-2 3.39 ERA will take the mound and be opposed by veteran John Lackey 11-8 3.35 ERA. Game time 508pm FSN 1 Tonight is a swing game to me. If the Dodgers take a 3-1 lead, then I feel we…

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All Arms on Deck For Game 5

October 13, 2016

Legacies are on the line today during the crucial game 5 of the NLDS between the Nationals and the Dodgers. One team will be moving on to face the Cubs in the NLCS and one team will go fishing. The Nationals have and Dodgers have been snake bitten in the NLDS.  One team will shed that label and one will have to answer a lot of questions. Rich Hill 0-1…

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Chase Utley Saves The Season

Chase Utley
October 11, 2016

After the Dodgers allowed a close game to get away from them yesterday in Game 3 of the NLDS to fall behind 2-1 to the Washington Nationals.  The big question leading up to today’s game was whether the Dodgers should go with Clayton Kershaw on short rest or Julio Urias.  The Dodgers with their backs against the wall decided to go with Kershaw.  This was an elimination game for the Dodgers…

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Is Rich Hill Ready For The Nats Reign?

October 8, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw stuck to the theme of the season and gritted out an edge of your seat 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals.  Take stats out of the equation in this series and just win should be the motto. The Dodgers bullpen deserves a lot of praise for coming in the 6th inning and pitching shutout ball. Kenley Jansen…

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Spirit of 88

October 4, 2016

  Normally, this is around the time Dodgers fans start to wonder if this will be the Dodgers’ year. As most of us know this is the fourth straight season the Dodgers are in the playoffs. Around the city, there is a noticeable lack of buzz. Expectations seem low especially after losing 5 of 6 to end the season. The Dodgers were beset by injuries like no other team this…

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“It’s time for Dodger baseball!”

September 29, 2016

The absence of Vin Scully won’t be felt until next season. Vin Scully is someone we took for granted as if he would be the one constant in our lives all the time. He brought people together no matter what color or belief. Vin has lived a long and good life. Have you ever heard of anything negative about Vin Scully especially with social media today? With all the social…

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Scott Kazmir takes the Hill

September 23, 2016

The Brett Anderson experiment panned out yesterday for the Dodgers thanks to the theatrics of Yasmani Grandal.  Another injury riddled pitcher takes the mound tonight in Scott Kazmir as will put his claim on the battle for the Number #4 starter.  The Dodgers will be going for their third win a row and will try to lower their magic number.  Tonight will be a special night indeed. Game time 710…

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Brett Anderson Experiment

Brett Anderson
September 22, 2016

The Boys in Blue took the rubber match against the “hated ones” last night to improve their lead to six games in the NL West and decrease their magic number to five.  The Dodgers tonight will begin a four game series against the Colorado Rockies.  Making his return to the mound tonight will be Brett Anderson. Game time 710pm SNLA The lasting image I have of Brett Anderson is when…

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Dodgers take on Matt Moore Part 2

September 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers bats failed to hit with runners in scoring position all game long against Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants.  The Dodgers fell 2-0 last night but still hold a five game lead in the NL West heading into tonight’s rubber match against the Giants.  Tonight it will be Kenta Maeda 15-9 3.24 ERA taking on Left hander Matt Moore who is 11-11 with a 4.06…

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It’s time to Bury the Giants

September 20, 2016

Last nights come from behind 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants had a lot of fireworks.  It was Clayton Kershaw vs.  Madison Bumgarner.  It was Yasiel Puig vs. Bumgarner.  Ultimately it was Adrian Gonzalez clutch hit in the ninth inning to secure the victory.  The Dodgers now have a six game lead in the NL West and their magic number to clinch is seven. The Dodgers still have five…

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Rumble in the Bronx

September 14, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers struggled once again against lefties yesterday and followed it up with a predictable 3-0 loss.  The Dodgers had their right handed line-up against the New York Yankees C.C. Sabathia who turned into the Sabathia of old against the boys in blue. The Dodgers hoped to rebound in the rubber match with Clayton Kershaw taking the mound. This was a matinee affair with Michael Pineda on the mound for the Bronx Bombers….

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