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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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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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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Alex Wood Not Good, Bullpen Awful, Dodgers Embarrassed in San Francisco

Alex Wood
April 7, 2016

I had a really funny recap written up for this game in the fifth inning when the Dodgers were up 4-0, prepared to break the MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings to start the season and everything was all hunky dory. Then reality came crashing down. The Giants scored 12 runs over the final five frames of the game and the Dodgers were handed their first loss of the season…

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Dodgers Drop Seventh Straight Cactus League Game

Alex Wood
March 23, 2016

I didn’t expect for the Dodgers to come out guns blazing on Tuesday night after hearing the depressing news of Andre Ethier’s fractured tibia. However the club looked demoralized as they dropped their seventh straight Cactus League game losing to the Royals 3-1 at Surprise Stadium. Boy do the boys in Blue have the blues. It was another lackluster outing from Alex Wood, who allowed three earned runs on six…

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