Bellinger, Alvarez, De Leon Top Dodgers Prospects List

January 14, 2017

Baseball America released its Top Ten lists for baseball prospects yesterday, and here’s how BA ranked the Dodgers’ Top Ten Prospects: Cody Bellinger 1st base/OF Yadier Alvarez RHP Jose De Leon RHP Alex Verdugo OF Willie Calhoun 2nd base Andrew Toles OF Yusniel Diaz OF  Brock Stewart RHP Gavin Lux SS Austin Barnes C/2nd base The fruits of the Dodgers’ labor and selfish hoarding of prospects in their farm leagues…

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Dozier Deal Not Happening: Brock Stewart, Really?

January 13, 2017

We’re about two weeks away from the Dodger fan fest in which I eat way too many Dodger dogs and can’t find my car, and only about 5 weeks from the start of spring training. Once again the PR generated rumor mill is in full force with the Dodgers reportedly in on every player yet they never make a move. The Dodgers finally announced the signings of closer Kenley Jansen,…

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Go After Dozier

January 4, 2017

The Dodgers have taken care of most of their needs heading into next season. They surprised the heck out of me when they resigned Rich Hill, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen. They still need to sort out the outfield mess, get a bullpen arm, maybe add a dominant starter, and fill an opening at second base. They could resign Joe Blanton and keep the outfield as is with Andrew Toles,…

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Free agent frenzy

November 8, 2016

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 Topped Again By Renfroe And Padres, Lose 6-5

September 28, 2016

The Dodgers dropped to two games behind the Nationals in the fight for home-field advantage in the playoffs after losing last night, with the number of chances to gain ground dwindling. Tonight it was Jose De Leon‘s chance to bring the Dodgers closer to their final goal of the regular season. 1st inning My personal choice for the Dodgers’ MVP of 2016, Chase Utley, homered to begin the game. 1-0 With…

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Jose De Leon Takes The Hill Against The Padres For Real This Time

September 28, 2016

The post clinch celebration hangover hit the Dodgers hard yesterday as they suffered a 7-1 loss in the opening game against the Padres. That’s probably to be expected. Other than home field advantage in the NLDS these games are pretty meaningless for them. Of course as I was on my return flight home the Dodgers made a late change and decided to push Jose De Leon back to tonight and started…

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Dodgers Open Final Trip in San Diego, De Leon Counters Clemens

Jose De Leon
September 27, 2016

The Dodgers embark on their final road trip of the season after completing one of the most emotional home stands of recent memory. The home stand included the clinching of their fourth consecutive NL West division title and a heartfelt tribute and farewell to Vin Scully. Everyone paid tribute to the legendary announcer including long time Spanish radio announcer Jaime Jarrin. The Dodgers won 5 out of the six games on the home…

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Can Jose De Leon Lead The Dodgers To Third Straight Win?

September 18, 2016

Good morning faithful LADR readers, Today’s pregame is brought to you by Oscar. Hope you enjoy the Sunday change of pace. The Arizona Diamondbacks won four games in a row, including the first of the four-game, extended series against the Dodgers. The boys in blue stopped the Snakes streak, winning two in a row, and send young Jose De Leon to the mound this afternoon, seeking to extend their win…

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It All Comes Full Circle For Julio Urias

Julio Urias vs. Mets
September 13, 2016

The Dodgers rode into New York on Monday evening and stole the city and the show with an impressive 8-2 win over the Yankees in the series opener. Rookie Jose De Leon tossed 5 effective innings to get the win and the offense provided plenty of support with Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner hitting bombs. What was most impressive was the large constituent of Dodger fans in the stands thanks to well…

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De Leon + Pantone = Dodgers Own NYC, Win 8-2

September 12, 2016

It was a classic matchup. Dodgers vs Yankees. East coast vs West coast. NL vs AL. Pantone 294 vs da Bronx. There’s a long line of history between these two that half the players on both squads probably know nothing about. 1st inning The Dodgers came out blasting with back to back singles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager. Those were followed by a fielder’s choice RBI for Adrian Gonazalez. 1-0…

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Here Comes Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke
September 5, 2016

Things are going just swimmingly right now for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig is back and looks to be in great shape. He homered in the Dodger’s 7-4 victory over the Padres on Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers rallied to take the series with the Padres and move to 3 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West. Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to return on Friday in Miami and rookie Jose De Leon…

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De Leon With a Dandy Debut, Yaz, Puig Homer. Dodgers Win 7-4

September 4, 2016

Today was the much-anticipated debut of young Dodger call up, Jose De Leon. Enough hype. Here’s how the game played out. Spoiler Alert: The kid did not disappoint. 1st inning Jose De Leon’s line after one – 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 HBP, 2 Ks, 20 pitches.  That alone was worth the price of admission. Dodgers Loaded the bases; left them that way. 2nd inning A great running…

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Get Ready For Jose De Leon

September 4, 2016

The event that everyone has been clamoring for is finally here. Top prospect Jose De Leon will be making his Dodger debut this afternoon. The 24-year old phenom’s contract was selected today and he will be taking the mound against the Padres in the series finale and rubber game of this three game series. The Dodgers were able to even the series on Saturday night thanks to a solid start…

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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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Dodgers Rotation Needs Stability

August 23, 2016

The Dodgers pitching rotation has been a merry go round. I want to call the rotation the “Mash Unit” because they always seem to be in the E.R.. The bullpen and hot bats have kept the season afloat. But now as the Dodgers hold a one game lead over the “Hated Ones” in the NL West and embark on their quest to make the postseason pitching is going to be…

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