Top 5 Dodger Moments: Chase Utley and Dodgers Rally To Force NLDS Game 5

Chase Utley
December 31, 2016

The 2016 season was filled with thrilling comebacks, rallies, decimating injuries and incredibly exciting moments. Even though the Dodgers fell short of their ultimate goal of ending this nasty now going on 29-year World Series drought, the season was a memorable one. One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 Dodgers season was the 5-game National league Division playoff series against the Washington Nationals. The series was a back…

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Dodgers Reportedly Nearing Agreement With Rich Hill, And it Makes Sense

Rich Hill
December 3, 2016

Reports are surfacing that the Dodgers are close to reaching an agreement with right handed starter Rich Hill. The Dodgers acquired Hill at the trade deadline this season from the Oakland A’s along with Josh Reddick for three top prospects, Grant Holmes, Frankie Montas, and Jharel Cotton. While Reddick was pretty bad, Hill was pretty good. In 6 starts for the Dodgers he was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and…

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Stan Kasten Denies Dodger Debt

Stan Kasten
November 29, 2016

Is anyone surprised that the Dodgers are in massive debt? I know Mark has been decrying over the “trade” hamstringing the Dodgers financially for years. However it’s not just the trade that has done that, its wild ineffective spending that predates the Andrew Friedman era. Stan Kasten, Ned Colletti, and the Guggenheim people have thrown money around like a rapper in a hip-hop video for years and it seems it…

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Take off the Handcuffs!

November 27, 2016

Common Sense is Uncommon!  Sadly… When Andrew Friedman was hired by Stan Kasten and Guggenheim it was his mandate to grow the farm and build a winner from within. Kasten said  “Oh, and you have to keep Mattingly for a year.”  The year before, the front office signed Kemp and Ethier to silly contracts and consummated THE TRADE! OK, I’ll play along… maybe THE TRADE did put “butts in seats.”   I just…

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Happy Thanksgiving Dodger Fam!

November 24, 2016

I know it’s been a bit slow over here over the last couple of weeks. However the hot stove is in a stand still until the owners and players agree upon a new collective bargaining agreement. The old CBA is due to expire on December 1st. So until that happens there is very little activity. The winter meetings are scheduled from December 4-8, and it would seem unlikely for a…

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The Dodgers Have To Do More in 2017

November 21, 2016

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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Something About This Smells

November 18, 2016

Will Mass Craziness Cost Us Turner and Jansen? So, the Houston Astros just signed 33 year-old Right hander Charlie Morton to a $14 million/2 year deal. This is a guy who started 29 games in 2011 and 26 in 2014. He has started 27 games the past two years and is 46-71 with a 4.54 ERA for his career with a 1.44 WHIP.  Then, they signed Josh Reddick to an…

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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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My Dodgers Offseason Plan: 2016-2017

October 28, 2016

Be sure to tell me how much of an idiot I am in the comments! I wanted to get one of these off because this figures to be a busy offseason. Andrew Friedman and company will have a lot of work to do in order to make this roster compete in 2017 with the elites in the National League. The good news is that they certainly are creative! Some of the…

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The 800 Pound Gorilla!

October 25, 2016

I recently got rid of most of my autographed baseball collection, but I kept three: Steve Garvey – Because my son got it for me thinking I would like it; Vin Scully – For obvious reasons, like the greatest announcer of all time; and Clayton Kershaw – Nobody likes him more than me. I have argued for a long-time that he will go down in history as the greatest Dodgers…

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The Dodgers Lost The NLCS, But Still Had a Good Season

October 24, 2016

The Dodger’s season came to an end on Saturday night as they lost the NLCS to the Chicago Cubs in game 6 by a 5-0 score. The Cubs won the NLCS four games to two and advanced to their first World Series since 1945. The city of Chicago celebrated something they had been waiting to happen for 71 years. Waveland Avenue went crazy and Bill Murray cried. It was a…

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NLCS Game 6 Lineups: Is This it?

Clayton Kershaw
October 22, 2016

We’ve arrived at game 6 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs have a 3-2 series lead and are one win away from clinching their first World Series birth since 1945. The Dodgers have to win both games tonight and tomorrow night to clinch their first World Series birth since 1988. Tonight the Dodgers will give the ball to Clayton Kershaw…

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Dodgers Need Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Rich Hill And a Little Luck To Win NLCS

October 21, 2016

The Dodgers were historically pathetic on Thursday evening after their 8-4 loss to the Cubs in game 5 of the NLCS. The Dodgers lost game 4 by a 10-2 score, meaning they were outscored 18-6 in games 4 and 5. During perhaps the most important games of the season the Dodgers went out like meek little girls instead of paper tigers. Lackluster performances from starting pitchers Julio Urias, and Kenta Maeda put…

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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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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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Dodgers Still Heavy Underdogs To Win NLCS

Turner and Puig
October 18, 2016

The Dodgers are looking to win their first National League pennant since 1988. They’ll return to Dodger Stadium tonight to play game 3 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs at 5PM PST. The series is tied at 1-1 after their 1-0 win in game 2 at Wrigley Field on Sunday evening. That was the Dodger’s first NLCS road win since game 5 of the 1988 NLCS. The Dodgers are…

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