Dodgers Swept by Angels, Look Terrible

Freeway Series
April 2, 2016

These games don’t count. That’s what we gotta keep telling ourselves after the Dodgers lost the finale of the Freeway series to the Angels by an 8-1 score. The Dodgers were easily swept and looked pathetic.  Alex Wood got bombed, and the club only scored one run again. It’s almost as if we never left 2015. You know I want to give Alex Wood a chance, and trust me I…

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Roster Decisions Loom For Dodgers

Joc Pederson
March 31, 2016

The 2016 regular season opens on Monday for the Dodgers in San Diego. The Dodgers have to set their roster by Sunday and they have some tough roster decisions looming. The club has just three exhibition games remaining against the Angels before the real games start. The Dodgers have had a lousy spring training. Well it hasn’t been that bad. Most of the guys are starting to get healthy. The…

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The Dodgers Are Coming Home

Clayton Kershaw
March 30, 2016

At least Clayton Kershaw is in midseason form already. The Dodgers wrapped up the Arizona portion of their exhibition season with a 4-3 loss to the Indians at Camelback Ranch. This was the final game at Glendale. The boys in blue are coming home on Thursday to open the Freeway series against the Angels. Thursday and Friday night’s games are at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw tossed three shutout innings allowing just…

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Dodgers Could Use Rotation Platoon

Alex Wood
March 18, 2016

I believe it was Bumsrap who suggested that the Dodgers have a rotation that rotated. This is meaning that the club swaps around the pitchers. Of course the top three of Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, and Kenta Maeda are locked in. What he meant was that the bottom two spots in the rotation could be switched around based on matchup. So one guy starts this week, next week a different…

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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,…

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The Dodgers Can’t Lose Corey Seager

Corey Seager
March 12, 2016

We just learned the news that shortstop Corey Seager is going to  miss 1-2 weeks with a sprained left knee ligament. Seager suffered the injury during Monday afternoon’s 8-4 loss to the Angels when he was rounding first base after hitting a single. The Dodgers then sent him for an MRI and learned of the news. This is probably the best result we could get because the MRI showed no structural damage…

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Dodgers Remade Rotation Comes with Some Hits, Misses, and Maybe an Incomplete Grade

Alex Wood
March 9, 2016

(Guys, this is a guest article written by one of our new partners. I did not write this piece. However it’s still a good read. You may be seeing some more guest articles from out partners in the coming weeks. If you are interested in online sports betting, please check out the link below.) With the start of the 2016 MLB season around the corner, teams are trying to figure…

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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…

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Some Mets Blogger Is Calling For Chase Utley’s Head

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March 7, 2016

2015 NLCS. Game Two. Dodgers vs Mets. Chase Utley slides into second base hard – trying to break up a possible double play. Mets’ shortstop Ruben Tejada misses the bag with his foot, and spins like a ballerina trying to make an almost impossible throw to beat the runner at first base. Tejada turned his back to the runner, there was a collision, and both players crumpled to the ground….

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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,…

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Exhibition Game 1-Game Thread-Welcome Back Dodgers!

Kershawclinch
March 3, 2016

We made it guys. Today is the first day of exhibition baseball. Welcome back everyone! Welcome back Dodgers! Welcome to the first game thread in Ladodgerreport history! This is a moment in time guys. Our first game thread! It seems like ages ago since we actually had real live games to watch. Now we will get four weeks of meaningless games to slog through until opening day in about a…

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Ailing Anderson Should Prompt Dodgers Youth Mound Movement

Brett Anderson
March 3, 2016

It may be nothing more than early spring aches and pains, but the Dodgers starting rotation is starting to thin out already before a single pitch has been thrown. The club reported that left hander Brett Anderson felt a tweak in his lower back after a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. Knowing Anderson’s injury history he’ll be in an old folk’s home by next Tuesday. The Dodgers halted his…

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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…

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Spring Training News and Notes For Week One

Yasiel Puig
February 26, 2016

All Dodgers are now present and accountable at Camelback Ranch as spring training is in full tilt. We’re just about a week away from real live baseball being played. It seems almost unreal how fast time flies. It feels almost like yesterday that the Dodgers were being embarrassed in the postseason by an Irish ginger infielder. Oh how the time flies. There’s not a whole lot going on in camp…

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Dodgers Spring Training Camp in Tweets

Dodgers Spring Training
February 20, 2016

On Friday afternoon four of the most beautiful words in the English language kicked off spring training for the Dodgers. PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT. Friday marked the official first day of Dodgers spring training camp as pitchers and catchers reported for duty. Next Wednesday is mandatory reporting day for the rest of the players and Thursday is the first full squad workout. Embed from Getty Images Some of the players…

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USA Today Projections Have Dodgers in Second Place

Chase Utley and Howie Kendrick
February 17, 2016

USA Today (Gabe Lacques) has released their projections for the 2016 season. Their projections are not based on anything scientific, nor are they based on any type of advanced metrics like steamer or ZIPS or Pecota. They don’t pay attention to any kind of Vegas betting line either. They use what we like to call the eye test. Their projections are just based on how many games they think each club will win…

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