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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Uncharted Territory

December 17, 2016

A few years ago, some of you were saying that Arte Moreno was going to own LA after his signings of  Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. What the Angels did is actually the antithesis of how you build a winner.  Two bad contracts have hamstrung them.  I believe that when Friedman came to LA he wanted to blow it up like Theo did in Chi-town. That’s every baseball President’s dream. Alas, Kasten…

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Common Sense Prevails in Dodger Land

Justin Turner-10
December 15, 2016

Common sense finally prevailed within the Dodger’s front office as the club reportedly put the finishing touches on the 4-year 64 million dollar agreement with third baseman Justin Turner. The completion of Turner’s deal means that the Dodgers have signed all 3 of their top free agents, Kenley Jansen, Rich Hill, and Justin Turner. This is a huge change of strategy for the Dodger brain trust. Head of baseball operations Andrew Friedman…

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Dodgers Lock Rich Hill In For Three Years

December 5, 2016

The Dodgers and pitcher Rich Hill have agreed to terms. The southpaw will wear Dodger Blue for the next three years, and the team will pay Hill the big green to the amount of $48 million smackeroos. Here’s how it breaks down: He’ll receive an upfront signing bonus of $2 million. 2017: $12 million 2018: $16 million 2019: $18 million The contract is backloaded, so Hill must remain healthy if he…

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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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Snail Pace Hot Stove and other Tidbits

November 22, 2016

The hot stove has started and predictably the Dodgers are in on every rumor under the sun. We all know that Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner are free agents. I feel with each passing day another team can get in there and take them away just like with Zack Greinke. Baseball can be a fluid sport and next season a new team could rise up. The Cleveland Indians rose up this…

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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 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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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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It’s Game 3 at Chavez Ravine, and We Can’t Wait!

October 18, 2016

Pitching, pitching, pitching. That’s what wins ballgames, series’, and ultimately, championships. It’s also what the Dodgers had an abundance of in Game 2 against the Chicago Cubs. Clayton Kershaw retired 14 in a row before giving up a hit, and went on to finish with another excellent two innings. In the eighth, the skipper brought in Kenley Jansen to get the final six outs. And he did. With authority. Every…

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All Arms on Deck For Game 5

October 13, 2016

Legacies are on the line today during the crucial game 5 of the NLDS between the Nationals and the Dodgers. One team will be moving on to face the Cubs in the NLCS and one team will go fishing. The Nationals have and Dodgers have been snake bitten in the NLDS.  One team will shed that label and one will have to answer a lot of questions. Rich Hill 0-1…

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Lobaton’s Homer Crushes Dodger Momentum in NLDS Game 2 Loss

Jose Lobaton
October 9, 2016

You didn’t think the Dodgers would just waltz out of Washington with two wins and ride home on an airplane of pixie dust did you? It’s just not that easy; although Rich Hill and the Dodger offense certainly made it easier for Washington then it had to be. The Dodgers blew an early 2-0 lead as Rich Hill was unable to get past the fifth inning (sound familiar?) allowing four…

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NLDS Game 2 Postponed, Rescheduled For Sunday at 10 AM PST

October 8, 2016

The Dodgers/Nationals NLDS game 2 has been postponed because of rain. The game will be played tomorrow at 10 AM PST. According to the weather service the rain was not going to let up anyways, so maybe this is a good thing. The Dodgers probably like this because they have stated that they don’t want Rich Hill pitching in the rain or wet conditions because of his blister problems. Now…

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Is Rich Hill Ready For The Nats Reign?

October 8, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw stuck to the theme of the season and gritted out an edge of your seat 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals.  Take stats out of the equation in this series and just win should be the motto. The Dodgers bullpen deserves a lot of praise for coming in the 6th inning and pitching shutout ball. Kenley Jansen…

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MLB Releases Start Times for First Two Games of NLDS

2016 NLDS
October 4, 2016

Major league baseball has released the starting times for the first two games of the NLDS between the Dodgers and the Washington Nationals. The NLDS will begin on Friday October 7th in Washington D.C. at National’s Park. The first game will start at 2:30 PM PST and the second game will begin at 1 PM PST in Washington D.C. as well. Embed from Getty Images Clayton Kershaw is expected to…

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McCarthy Experiment Implodes, Takes Dodgers Down As Well. Giants Win 9-3

September 30, 2016

It’s the final series of the 2016 campaign, pitting the NL West Champion Dodgers against the wildcard-seeking Giants. “Don’t look at me” Madison Bumgarner was also seeking his 100th career win. It was the rematch of Puig vs Bum. And Vin Scully was in the house! 1st inning Three straight hits for the Dodgers, by Justin Turner, Corey Seager , and Yasiel Puig led to an early Dodgers lead. Puig vs…

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