The Dodgers Have To Do More in 2017

It’s hard to judge the Dodger’s 2016 season as a success or a failure. The 2016 season was a roller coaster ride of frustrating and heroic moments all rolled into one. There were ups, and there were downs, and there were moments of accomplishments. Unfortunately the moments of frustration probably outweighed the moments of achievement. The season ended with the Dodgers unable to win the pennant again. This time they…

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Vin Scully to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Vin Scully, the beloved former broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama on November 22. From the official White House press release: “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant…

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Dave Roberts Wins NL Manager of The Year

The baseball writers association of America has announced that Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts has won the National League manager of the year award. Roberts received 16 first place votes and 108 total votes. The first year skipper edged out second place finisher Joe Maddon who got 8 first place votes and 80 votes overall. Rounding out the top five was Washington manager and former Dodger player Dusty Baker. The veteran…

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Howie Kendrick

The Dodgers Have a Huge Hole To Fill at Second Base, and It Better Not Be With Kike Hernandez

The Dodgers recently dealt veteran second baseman/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for former minor league farmhand Darnell Sweeney and part time slugger Darin Ruf. Kendrick was acquired in 2014 for pitching prospect Andrew Heaney. Kendrick spent just two years in Dodger blue. That means the trade of Dee Gordon was not only a disaster, but pointless as well. Despite getting nothing of value in return for Gordon (Chris Hatcher,…

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And The Dance Begins: Jansen, Turner Just Say No To Dodgers

The Dodgers just missed the 2016 World Series, but you would be hard pressed to find someone who would argue that was because of Justin Turner or Kenley Jansen. In fact, the boys in blue advanced as far as they did because of the work that Jansen and Turner put in this past season. The Dodgers extended mediocre qualifying offers to the two (one year, with less than 10% raises),…

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Howie Kendrick

Dodgers Trade Howie Kendrick To Phillies For Nothing of Value

In a somewhat unsurprising move the Dodgers have traded second baseman/outfielder Howie Kendrick to the Phillies in exchange for a minor leaguer, and a part time first baseman. The two players acquired in the deal are right handed hitter Darin Ruf, and former Dodger farmhand Darnell Sweeney. The veteran Kendrick was reportedly unhappy about his usage during last season.  That’s not unexpected since the Dodgers played him in left field for…

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Let’s Make a New Plan, Stan!

You don’t need to be coy, Roy… When Guggenheim Partners took over the Dodgers on April 30, 2012, Stan Kasten took over as team President and at the end of August, 2012 the Dodgers completed the largest trade in franchise history, acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett in a nine-player trade in which they took on more than a quarter of a billion dollars in salary. Magic Johnson…

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Corey Seager Begins His Awards Season With Two Wins

Everyone in the Dodgers Nation knew Corey Seager was an outstanding rookie – It turns out all of his peers in the National League thought so as well. Yesterday Seager was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for National League Outstanding Rookie. This award is voted on and presented by the players themselves. It’s one thing to have the sportswriters to give an award, but it’s absolutely…

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SportsnetLA

Lawsuit Reveals Devious Scheme Behind Dodgers Blackout in Southern California

There is a lot of money in sports. You only need to look at baseball to get a scale of the quantities of money sports teams and franchises regularly contend with. SportsNet LA was a regional sports network created when the Dodgers partnered with Time Warner cable. Many MLB lines enthusiasts kept a close eye on this deal because of the $8 billion involved. The Network was only supposed to carry Dodgers games….

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Howie Kendrick says, “Trade Me”. I say, “Trade Him!”

In case you missed it because you were paying attention to the biggest presidential election of our time, there was Howie Kendrick news yesterday. Ken Rosenthal dropped the blue bombshell the Dodgers were looking to move Kendrick, possibly to the Angels or Phillies. According to Rosenthal’s  sources, Kendrick has been grumbling about his diminished role with the Dodgers at the close of 2016. Kendrick was certainly versatile for the team…

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Free agent frenzy

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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Dodgers Dominate NL Awards Lists – Seager, Roberts, Maeda Top 3’s

In breaking news tonight, the Dodgers Nation has three big reasons to celebrate. Three members of the team sit prominently among the top three leaders in three postseason awards categories. Manager Dave Roberts has been named as a top three finalist in the running for NL Manager of the Year. The other finalists are Dusty Baker (Nationals) and Joe Maddon (Cubs). Roberts did not have an easy rookie year managing…

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Chase Utley

Top 5 Moments of The 2016 Season: 5- Chase Utley Owns The Mets

Since there is not much to write about during this slow time of the offseason what better reason to countdown the top five moments of the Dodger 2016 season. The Dodgers certainly had one crazy and intense roller coaster ride of a baseball season. Despite them choking in the postseason and not making the World Series, the club still had an exciting and memorable season. Here’s to more great seasons…

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MLB Trade Rumors Rising: Will the Dodgers Trade Carlos Ruiz?

What will happen this MLB Preseason when the Dodgers have to finalize their plans for Carlos Ruiz?  He wasn’t a Dodger long enough to become popular with the fans, nor did he produce enough baseball heroics to impress the front office, so his name has been dropped as potential trade bait for interested teams. In fact, fans never really stopped scrutinizing the move that brought Carlos Ruiz to the team. One…

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Appreciate Kenley Jansen Now

Dodger’s closer Kenley Jansen has won the Trevor Hoffman NL reliever of the year award and I think it’s time we appreciate him. Kenley is the former catcher that captured our hearts and frustrated batters with his baffling and at times unhittable cutter for the last seven seasons. Jansen is entering his first free agent year and it is very likely he will end up pitching for another club in…

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