Dodgers Skipper Dave Roberts Just Reinvented the Game of Baseball

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Dodgers in San Francisco, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 14, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long tradition of changing the game of baseball – from Jackie Robinson tearing down the biggest wall of all, to Maury Wills creating the stolen base specialist, a new offensive weapon to be feared. As much as I love to ride the Dodgers’ brain trust and ownership over bullpens and television deals, I have to keep things real, and give credit where credit is…

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Ross Stripling Looks For Redemption in Rubber Game Against Dbacks

Ross Stripling
April 14, 2016

Dodger’s rookie right hander Ross Stripling returns to the mound tonight still in search of his first win. He is just one start removed from his near no-hitter last week in San Francisco. Stripling was fantastic mixing fastballs and nasty off-speed offerings to no-hit the Giants for 7.1 innings. Unfortunately pitch count limits, the Dodger bullpen and Dave Roberts ruined his night. This time he gets a chance for redemption in the…

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Farmer John Dodger Dog Giveaway #FJlovesLA

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April 14, 2016

Farmer John hot dogs, the official sponsor hot dog of Dodger Stadium is holding an exciting giveaway. You could win a 10 dollar coupon good for any Farmer John products including Dodger dogs. Here’s how to enter. TO ENTER: SHARE a FARMER JOHN® DODGER DOG® photo from Farmer John’s social media accounts OR get creative and share your original photo taken at home or taken at a Dodgers game. TAG…

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Numberfire Analyzes Kenta Maeda’s Hot Start

Kenta Maeda
April 14, 2016

Kenta Maeda has gotten off to a fantastic start for the Dodgers. The Japanese import was signed as a first look free agent in the offseason to an eight-year 106 million dollar contract. Maeda pitched for the Hiroshima Carp in the NPB for eight seasons before migrating out to Los Angeles. Our friends over at numberfire.com have decided to take a deeper look at Maeda’s hot start. We know that Maeda is more…

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Roberts Gambles, Wood Hardens, And Jansen Saves As The Dodgers Win

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April 13, 2016

The second game of the season at Chavez Ravine saw old friend Rubby De La Rosa on the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Howie Kendrick starting in left field for the Dodgers, Alex Wood looking for redemption, and Dodger fans looking dapper in their new giveaway, Dodger blue and white hoodies. Not much happened in the first two innings, so we’ll leap to the third. 3rd inning: No score D-backs Nick…

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Dodgers Look To Beat Up on Rubby De La Rosa Again

Alex Wood
April 13, 2016

Whenever the Dodgers are feeling blue they usually end up facing former farmhand Rubby De La Rosa and they beat the crap out of him. Nothing makes us feel better than knocking around De La Rosa again. The Dodgers always demolish him. I’m sure they’re licking their chops right now and thanking the Dbacks for sending him out tonight. The Dodgers just have to figure out a way to keep…

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Dodger Bullpen Blows Vin Scully’s Final Opening Day

Kike Hernandez
April 12, 2016

“It’s still early” “The guys need time to gel” “Give them some time, they’ll figure it out” “Spending money on relief pitchers is stupid” “The Dodgers have to cut payroll” “It’s Rick Honeycutt’s fault” “It’s Dave Robert’s fault” “These guys have loads of potential” “They’re good pitchers, they’re just struggling right now” “Games in April aren’t as important as games in September” “It’s Andrew Friedman’s fault”   Ok maybe the…

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Dodgers Return Home Against Snakes

Howie Kendrick
April 12, 2016

The Dodgers return home today with Vin Scully Avenue renamed in time for this afternoon’s opening day game against the Dbacks. The Dodgers had a 4-3 road trip, which seems like a decent trip except for the fact that they were embarrassed in San Francisco and the pitching staff is awful. The Dodgers blew leads in all three losses to the Giants while giving up about a hundred runs. With the Dodgers…

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How Should The Dodgers Feel After The First Road Trip?

Joc Pederson
April 11, 2016

Okay so that road trip had some ups, some downs, and almost nothing in the middle. The wins were either dominant and exciting (shutout sweep of San Diego/coming back for Kershaw) or brutally frustrating (blowing leads in all of the losses at the phonebooth). All in all, a 4-3 road trip, coming back to Dodger stadium, winning 4 out of every 7 road games is a desirable outcome, but lets…

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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…

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The Dodgers Need a Long Man, and Clean Up The Bullpen Mess

J.P. Howell
April 11, 2016

This latest series loss to the Giants has greatly exposed the Dodger’s primary weakness. That weakness is middle relief. I am specifically referring to the lack of a long man in the bullpen. The Dodgers lost to the Giants by a score of 9-6 on Sunday afternoon, losing the series 3-1. Scott Kazmir blew a 5-run Dodger lead within the blink of an eye. He lasted only 4 innings allowing…

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Injury Updates, Van Slyke, Hatcher Available, Kendrick, Grandal Nearing Returns

Chris Hatcher
April 10, 2016

While the Dodgers are attempting for a series split in San Francisco, I’ll give you guys an update on some of the injuries. It looks like Scott Van Slyke and Chris Hatcher are both available but limited after their recent injuries. Van Slyke can pinch-hit and doesn’t look like he is going to be placed on the disabled list. The big outfielder injured his lower back during the Dodger’s 3-2…

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Dodgers Finally Win in Phony Book Park

Charlie Culberson
April 9, 2016

The Dodgers finally defeated the Giants 3-2 in ten innings on Saturday afternoon. Of course I was at work and didn’t get to see it, but I still enjoyed it in my mind. Knowing the Dodgers won made the day much better, even if I couldn’t see it. The Dodgers were able to at least save face by salvaging one win in this series. Unfortunately the Dodgers were struck with…

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Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner Heavyweight Fight

Clayton Kershaw
April 9, 2016

First off, I would like to apologize to Ross Stripling and his family for the steaming pile of crap that Andrew Friedman thinks is the Dodger bullpen. Ross you did great and you deserved a better fate in that game. It’s too bad that you couldn’t have at least gotten the win. You have a long and successful career ahead of you. Of course I understand the Dodger’s decision to…

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The Ross Stripling Thing Is Complex

Ross Stripling
April 9, 2016

(via) I started this post off without a title because I didn’t know what to call it, a defense of Dave Roberts seems too reactionary, a criticism of Dave Roberts has been… well documented. It’s hard to separate the fact that it’s still early April with the fact that losing games that way is excruciating, sooo I figured I’d talk about it also. Instinctively, when Dave Roberts took rookie Ross…

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Chase Utley Can Still Play

Chase Utley
April 9, 2016

Chase Utley the most hated man in baseball since his takeout slide of Ruben Tejada in game 2 of the 2015 NLDS against the Mets has been a spark at the top of the lineup for the Dodgers. I know it’s only been three games, but the cagey veteran has made his impact felt. Utley was an iconic presence in Philadelphia from 2003-2015. He won a World Series, two pennants,…

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