Dave Roberts is Making a Big Mistake Sitting Joc Pederson Tonight

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 8: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out swinging in the third inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joc Pederson
May 9, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers are opening an important four-game series against the New York Mets tonight. It’s the first time the two clubs will face each other since the Mets defeated Don Mattingly‘s Dodgers in last year’s NLCS. They may be new-manager Dave Roberts‘ Dodgers now, but his first lineup against the Mets is taking a page out of Mattingly’s playbook. Roberts is starting almost all right handers against LH…


Dodgers Add Outfield Depth With Two Prospects From Cleveland

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April 11, 2016

The battered and depleted Los Angeles Dodgers need some help to bolster an outfield that was once considered top-heavy, with too many players to choose from. Andre Ethier, Alexander Guerrero and Carl Crawford all sit on the disabled list.  Scott Van Slyke injured himself during the disastrous weekend series in San Francisco, and is now listed as day-to-day. Some kind of help had to come from somewhere, and that’s where…


More Annoying Injuries For The Dodgers

Brett Anderson
March 26, 2016

This has been a miserable spring for the Dodgers, and it keeps getting worse. The reason for the misery has been a slew of injuries. Now the Dodgers have three more injured players to add to the growing list. The severity of these injuries is yet to be determined. Outfielder Yasiel Puig is reported to have left hamstring tightness and was a late scratch from Saturday’s game against the White Sox. Apparently…


The Dodger Defense Has Disappeared

Adrian Gonzalez
March 25, 2016

The Dodgers have been having a pretty miserable spring. They just lost Andre Ethier for three months because of a fractured tibia after he fouled a ball off of his shin. Ethier is just one of numerous injuries, most are to the pitching staff. Corey Seager has a strained knee ligament, and we’re probably stuck watching Brandon Beachy pitch for the first few weeks of the season. As a matter of fact…


Dodgers Drop Seventh Straight Cactus League Game

Alex Wood
March 23, 2016

I didn’t expect for the Dodgers to come out guns blazing on Tuesday night after hearing the depressing news of Andre Ethier’s fractured tibia. However the club looked demoralized as they dropped their seventh straight Cactus League game losing to the Royals 3-1 at Surprise Stadium. Boy do the boys in Blue have the blues. It was another lackluster outing from Alex Wood, who allowed three earned runs on six…


Andre Ethier’s Fractured Tibia Could Open Door For Trayce Thompson

Andre Ethier
March 22, 2016

By now you have all heard the news. The results of Andre Ethier’s bone scan have been announced and it’s not good. The official diagnosis is a fractured tibia which will keep Ethier out for the next 10-14 weeks. We knew it was probably not going to be good news when we heard that Ethier was on crutches and having to undergo the bone scan. Ethier suffered the injury when…


Dodgers Awaiting Results of Andre Ethier’s Bone Scan

March 21, 2016

Dodger’s outfielder Andre Ethier fouled a ball off of his right shin three days ago. He has been in pain ever since. During the game he had to be removed and later carted off the field after being unable to walk. Since then he has been reported to be using crutches. The original x-rays came back negative. He was listed as day-to-day. Normally Ethier wears protection, but the ball hit…


Exhibition Game Thread-Dodgers Play Two

Howie Kendrick
March 20, 2016

Today is split squad day for the Dodgers as they will play two games this afternoon. One half of the club will be taking on the Brewers at Maryvale Park. The other half will stay behind to play the Padres at Camelback Ranch. In the game against Milwaukee, left hander Scott Kazmir will face Jimmy Nelson, and Robbie Erlin will counter Mike Bolsinger in the second game. Embed from Getty…


Possible Spring Disaster as Andre Ethier Fouls Pitch Off His Leg

March 18, 2016

Andre Ethier fouled a pitch off his right shin in the fourth inning of today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He crumpled to the ground in obvious pain, and was quickly joined at the plate by Dodgers’ trainer Neil Rampe and manager Dave Roberts. Ethier finished the at-bat and earned a base on balls. He was quickly replaced by pinch runner Rico Noel. Afterward, Ethier could not walk to the…


Andre Ethier Could Be The Dodger Lead-off Hitter

Andre Ethier
March 17, 2016

Remember when I wrote that article asking about whether Corey Seager should lead-off? I wrote another one pondering who the Dodgers will bat at the top spot in the lineup? Coming into this season the Dodgers don’t have a typical lead-off hitter. Of course times have changed since the old days when a lead-off guy was generally a gritty speedster who got on base and caused havoc on the base paths. Nowadays lead-off hitters…


The Dodgers 300 Million Dollar Experiment

Yasiel Puig
March 17, 2016

(Guys, this is another solid article from our wonderful partners. Remember I want to represent differing opinions on this site, and foster great Dodger discussions. I know some of you may not agree with everything written over here all of the time, but as the great Tommy Lasorda once said…”Opinions are like noses, everyone has one”.  Let’s all try to keep an open mind. Enjoy!) In the 1990s and 2000s,…


Dodger Hitters Have Been Flexing Their Muscles

Austin Barnes
March 16, 2016

The Dodgers have had a dynamic offense so far this spring. Once again the boys in blue are displaying top notch levels of power and on base abilities. This time however their situational hitting and base running seem to be much improved. The club is in the top ten in almost every category this spring. The Dodger batters are definitely flexing their muscles this Cactus League season. The Dodgers lost…


News And Notes: Dodgers Suffer First Spring Loss With Error Festival

Julio Urias
March 8, 2016

The Dodgers suffered their first loss of the exhibition season on Monday afternoon with an 8-5 defeat to the Indians. In that game Alex Wood countered 26-year old right hander Danny Salazar. I didn’t see the game but Wood apparently got rocked like a hurricane. Wood allowed five runs, two earned on four hits with two strikeouts across two frames. I know it’s just the first spring game so I…


Andre Ethier Will Probably Patrol Left Field, And That’s Good

Andre Ethier
March 8, 2016

Veteran outfielder Carl Crawford went 2 for 3 with a triple in the Dodger’s 5-2 win against the Giants on Sunday afternoon. He also bumbled a routine fly ball in left field as well. Crawford has gotten off to a good start with the bat this exhibition season, but it’s Andre Ethier who will likely be given the left field job with Crawford serving as his backup. The Dodgers did not…


Dodgers Open Cactus League Schedule With 6-1 Win

Cactus League
March 3, 2016

In case you missed it the Dodgers kicked off their 2016 cactus league schedule on Thursday afternoon against the White Sox with a 6-1 victory. If you did miss it, don’t feel bad. I missed it too. Although I was able to watch the replay later. I have missed Dodger baseball more than you can imagine. Check that, I know you guys have missed it as much as I have,…


Dodgers Run Differential Projected To Be Better Than 2015

Joc Pederson
March 1, 2016

I wanted to talk to you guys today about the importance of run differentials. We see projections for every club each season and I normally take those with a grain of salt. It’s hard to predict what a team or player will do during a 162 game baseball season because baseball is hard to predict. Anything can happen and you never know. However the math geeks have specific formulas they…