JT and a Wedding Kept Kenley Jansen in Dodger Blue

December 12, 2016

The Dodgers’ nation let out a huge sigh of relief as the news spread that Kenley Jansen had agreed to stay a Dodger for the next five years (with an opt out clause after three years) for the nice, round figure of $80 million. What made him turn down more lucrative offers in places where the outfield grass might seem greener? I believe Kenley was influenced – and Dodger fans…

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Dodgers Show Tenderness To Non-Tenders (Except Poor Louis Coleman)

Charlie Culberson
December 3, 2016

The Dodgers showed some touching tenderness to three non-tender candidates on Friday morning. The club announced they have signed contract extensions with outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke, infielder Charlie Culberson and right handed pitcher Chris Hatcher. Van Slyke had an injury riddled 2016, appearing in only 52 games and garnering just 113 plate appearances. He batted only .225 and hit just one home run while posting a .606 OPS. Historically…

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Let’s Make a New Plan, Stan!

November 11, 2016

You don’t need to be coy, Roy… When Guggenheim Partners took over the Dodgers on April 30, 2012, Stan Kasten took over as team President and at the end of August, 2012 the Dodgers completed the largest trade in franchise history, acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett in a nine-player trade in which they took on more than a quarter of a billion dollars in salary. Magic Johnson…

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Dem Gritty Bums

August 9, 2016

The Dodgers have had 26 different players on the DL this season.  The record for a season is 27. This just in: So now with Scott Van Slyke on the DL, the record is still at 27.  Scott Van Slyke was on the DL earlier in the season so he doesn’t count as a different player. Also bullpen ace Joe Blanton is on Bereavement currently. But I think most fans…

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The Yasiel Puig Conundrum

August 3, 2016

  The mercurial Yasiel Puig was demoted to the minors yesterday after the Dodgers unsuccessful attempts to trade him. We all know the narrative, he splashed in the scene a few years back with the moniker “The Wild Horse.” His attitude left a lot to be desired and his OPS during the last few seasons has sunk like the Titanic. A story was reported that he stormed off when hearing…

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Matt Moore vs. Brandon McCarthy in Afternoon Special

July 27, 2016

The Dodgers held on by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday evening to beat the feisty Rays by a score of 3-2. Two errors, (One by possible future Dodger Chris Archer) led to two unearned runs and Yasmani Grandal’s bomb was just enough to give the Dodgers the win and put them a season high 13 games over .500. Right hander Bud Norris gave the Dodgers a quality start…

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Exhausted Dodgers Need Kenta Maeda To Give Them Innings Today

Kenta Maeda
July 23, 2016

The Dodgers suffered one of the most pathetic losses of the season on Friday evening blowing a golden opportunity to gain more ground on the slumping Giants in the NL West. The Dodgers blew a 3-2 lead with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as Kenley Jansen allowed a game-tying solo home run to Jedd Gyorko. When the game went into extra innings I sent a DM to Oscar…

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Dodgers Get Patriotic in The Nation’s Capital For Three Days

Dodgers vs. Nationals
July 19, 2016

The Dodgers will try and put the frustrating Arizona Series behind them as they fly into the Nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals for a three game series. The boys in blue are no doubt frustrated and tired after losing two of three to the crappy Dbacks, so they’ll try to regroup in Washington. The good news is the Giants were just as bad dropping 3 straight to the lowly Padres….

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Dodgers Will Try Not To Look Gift Horse in The Mouth in Rubber Game

Kenta Maeda
July 17, 2016

I mean when a club is trying to gift you a win, you take it. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. The Dodgers just couldn’t get out of their own way on Saturday. The Dbacks did their best to try and give away Saturday night’s game to the Dodgers. The Dodgers just weren’t having that and decided not to accept the gift from one of the worst teams…

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Brandon McCarthy Returns To Old Stomping Grounds

July 16, 2016

The Dodgers kicked off the second half of the season with a bang, walloping the Dbacks by a score of 13-7. The offense exploded for 13 runs off 18 hits. Chris Taylor had the game of his life collecting three hits, hitting a grand slam home run and driving in six runs. Bud Norris finally beat the Dbacks for the first time in his life and the Dodgers moved a season high…

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Streaking Dodgers Look To Keep Home Cooking Boiling

Puig Slides
July 5, 2016

The Dodgers kept their winning streak alive on Independence Day with two come from behind rallies against the Orioles. The final rally saw them come from behind to overcome a 5-2 deficit and defeat the Baltimore club by a 7-5 score. It was Corey Seager’s triple that keyed the go-ahead run and broke a 5-5 tie. The Dodgers have now won ten consecutive home games and five straight games. The record is…

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There is Nothing More Patriotic Than a Dodgers Win on Independence Day

Dodgers US Flag
July 4, 2016

There is nothing more patriotic than a Dodgers win on Independence Day. The Dodgers made all Americans proud on Monday night with a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles to celebrate the fourth of July in grand fashion. The win gives the Dodgers ten consecutive victories at home. The Dodgers had to overcome a crappy outing from Julio Urias who lasted just 3.1 innings and allowed five earned runs on…

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Dodgers Look For More Home Success, Bettis Counters Kazmir

Corey Seager Catch
July 2, 2016

The Dodgers officially placed Clayton Kershaw and Joc Pederson on the 15-day disabled list on Friday afternoon. The opening game of the home stand was the first day of A.K. also known as life after Kershaw. It’s tough and makes me want to break furniture but the Dodgers were able to make their record 1-0 in the post Kershaw era. I told everyone to squint their eyes and imagine Bud…

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Bud Norris Makes Dodger Debut, Close Your Eyes and Imagine He’s Clayton Kershaw

Bud Norris
July 1, 2016

Maybe we can close our eyes and pretend Bud Norris is Kershaw? We would really have to use our imaginations for that. Oh Boy. The Dodgers finally return home tonight to start a ten game home stand which will close out the first half and take them up to the all-star break. They’ll kick off the home stand with a series against Colorado. They’ll do so without Clayton Kershaw, (who…

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It’s Up To Scott Kazmir To Prevent The Dodgers From Being Swept……LOL!

Scott Kazmir
June 27, 2016

Clayton Kershaw is human. Sunday night certainly wasn’t his usual dominating performance. The ace left hander was handed just his second loss of the season in the Dodger’s pathetic 4-3 defeat. Kershaw can’t win every game and he’s going to have outings where he give sup a few runs. Maybe he had his strict pregame rituals interupted? He thought about it…. A video posted by SportsCenter (@sportscenter) on Jun 26, 2016 at…

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