Could Andrew Toles Bat Lead-off in 2017?

Andrew Toles
January 3, 2017

Andrew Toles was bagging groceries before the Dodgers reached out to him at the end of the 2015 season. The 24-year old outfielder had been jettisoned from the major leagues by the Tampa Bay Rays in March of 2015. The Dodgers signed him in September of that year as Andrew Friedman was familiar with the Georgia native after watching him play for his former club. Toles made his MLB debut…

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Uncharted Territory

December 17, 2016

A few years ago, some of you were saying that Arte Moreno was going to own LA after his signings of  Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. What the Angels did is actually the antithesis of how you build a winner.  Two bad contracts have hamstrung them.  I believe that when Friedman came to LA he wanted to blow it up like Theo did in Chi-town. That’s every baseball President’s dream. Alas, Kasten…

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Let’s Make a New Plan, Stan!

November 11, 2016

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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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers 6 Cubs Nada- Rich Hill Dominates, Dodgers Take Series Lead

Yasmani Grandal
October 18, 2016

Pennant fever is sweeping across Los Angeles and Southern California, and the only known cure is a Dodgers World Series championship. There is certainly no joy in Cubs land tonight as the Dodgers defeated Chicago by a 6-0 score in game 3 of the NLCS to take a 2-1 series lead. The Dodgers are now just two wins away from their first National League championship since the 1988 club. Veteran…

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How Dave Roberts Could Have Won Game 1 And Can Win All The Others

October 16, 2016

It was a simple solution. Manager Dave Roberts should have started Andrew Toles in left field. In fact, Toles should be starting every game until he shows he shouldn’t be out there. Because if there is one place that Andrew Toles belongs in a Dodgers playoff game, it aint the bench. Ever since Toles joined the team, he’s been showing flashes of baseball brilliance. At the very least, he has proven to…

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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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Dodgers Open NLDS in Nation’s Capital

October 7, 2016

The Dodgers open the NLDS this afternoon at 2:38 PM PST at National’s Park as Clayton Kershaw will counter right hander Max Scherzer in the opening game of the five game playoff series. The rest of the pitching match-ups for the next two games have been announced. Rich Hill will take the mound for the Dodgers in game 2, and Washington will start Tanner Roark. In game 3, Kenta Maeda…

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Justified!

Dodgers Clinch
October 2, 2016

If we go back to Spring Training and then through April to mid-September, most comments were that the Dodgers would not win enough games this year.  Except for Kershaw, nearly every pitcher on this staff has been much maligned.  Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson were maligned because they were injured.  Kazmir was maligned because of course he was, as was Maeda for “potential injury issues.” But, when the Dodger signed…

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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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Yasiel Puig Beats The Giants, Declares: “Everyone Look at me!”

September 21, 2016

Kenta Maeda was shown in last night’s telecast sitting in the Dodgers dugout with baseball in hand. It looked like he was working on his pitching technique. He slowly moved his arm forward at the elbow and put a finishing wrist-twist on his simulated pitch. What he didn’t know at the time, was his mental homework would pay off, but his quality pitching would be overshadowed by the mighty Yasiel…

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Ninth Inning Dodgers Heroes Step Up To Crush Giants Hopes

September 19, 2016

Dodgers vs Giants. Kershaw vs Bumgarner. Puig vs Bumgarner. Lots of bad blood. The NL West title on the line. If you need more hype than that, you’re not a baseball fan. 1st inning 1,2,3 inning. Job done for Kersh. 2nd inning Dodgers Yasiel Puig with a double. Yasmani Grandal was plunked on the elbow. Two on, two out. Utley was called out on strikes. Bumgarner barely caught a half-inch…

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Brock Stewart Replaces Bud Norris For Game 3

Brock Stewart
September 17, 2016

The Dodgers snapped Arizona’s annoying little 4-game winning streak by beating turncoat Zack Greinke and the rest of the Snakes 3-2 to even the series in the second game on Friday evening. The Dodgers were able to make three early runs stand up and staved off a late Dback’s rally to hang on for the win. That dropped their magic number down to 12 to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West…

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The Return of Kershaw

September 9, 2016

The much anticipated return of Clayton Kershaw happened as the Los Angeles Dodgers started Game 1 of this ten game road trip against Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins. This road trip will span three cities in ten days. Kershaw was making his first appearance since June 26th. Kershaw came into the game 11-3 with a 1.89 ERA. The Dodgers were riding a five game winning streak. Jose Fernandez came…

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The Bell is Tolling for Toles

September 8, 2016

On Aug. 31 Andrew Toles rose out of seemingly nowhere in Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies and hit a grand slam to put the Los Angeles Dodgers up 10-8, which led to a huge comeback victory to salvage a game in that series. The Dodgers bench erupted for the speedy outfielder. It had to be Toles biggest hit to date and could be a season altering type of hit…

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Stripling Charms Snakes With Arm and Bat

Ross Stripling
September 6, 2016

Man the Dbacks are awful. The Dodgers easily disposed of the Snakes on Tuesday night by a score of 5-2. The win kept the Dodgers 4 games ahead in the NL West after the Giants came from behind to defeat the Rockies 3-2 in Denver. Spot starter Ross Stripling has been like Johnny on the spot. Filling in whenever and wherever the Dodgers need him too and doing a very…

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Hill looking to Right Dodgers Ship

September 3, 2016

The Dodgers expanded their roster yesterday and called up Yasiel Puig who went 2-4 yesterday to help against left handed pitching.  The Dodgers had a whopping 13 hits off Padre pitching including two RBI’s from Joc Pederson and four hits from Howie Kendrick.  Usually that’s a recipe for a victory but the Dodgers lost 4-2 and blew a chance to gain a game on the Giants. So today Rich Hill…

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