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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Dodgers/Padres Series Review

Kenta Maeda Home Run
April 7, 2016

In case you missed it, here is a series review of the Dodger’s opening series against the Padres at San Diego. The series couldn’t have gone any better for the Dodgers than it did. The Dodgers broke records, and I am sure that after the incredible performance in the opening series, their odds of winning the World Series on odds maker sites like baseball betting at william hill increased at…

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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 Return Home, Offense Does Not

Corey Seager
March 31, 2016

The Dodgers returned home to play a low scoring affair in the opening game of the Freeway series against the Angels. It was a return of 2015 baseball as the Dodger offense took the night off and the bullpen blew a late tie. It wasn’t a blown save, but a blown tie in the top of the eighth. Right hander Chris Hatcher was the blower, taking us back to the…

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Roster Decisions Loom For Dodgers

Joc Pederson
March 31, 2016

The 2016 regular season opens on Monday for the Dodgers in San Diego. The Dodgers have to set their roster by Sunday and they have some tough roster decisions looming. The club has just three exhibition games remaining against the Angels before the real games start. The Dodgers have had a lousy spring training. Well it hasn’t been that bad. Most of the guys are starting to get healthy. The…

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The Dodgers Need Yimi Garcia Healthy

Yimi Garcia
March 28, 2016

Yimi Garcia will be an important part of the Dodger bullpen this season. The 25-year old right hander has been battling a sore knee throughout spring training. Garcia returned to the mound on Sunday afternoon in the Dodger’s 7-6 loss to the White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Garcia looked good despite allowing one earned run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning. Garcia has pitched well this spring, despite…

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More Annoying Injuries For The Dodgers

Brett Anderson
March 26, 2016

This has been a miserable spring for the Dodgers, and it keeps getting worse. The reason for the misery has been a slew of injuries. Now the Dodgers have three more injured players to add to the growing list. The severity of these injuries is yet to be determined. Outfielder Yasiel Puig is reported to have left hamstring tightness and was a late scratch from Saturday’s game against the White Sox. Apparently…

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The Dodgers Should Lock-up Kenley Jansen

Kenley
February 22, 2016

There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Dodgers should extend closer Kenley Jansen after a recent article from Ken Gurnick reported that there were no extension talks between Jansen and the Dodgers. The club and Kenley just recently settled on a 10.6 million dollar salary for Kenley for both sides to avoid arbitration. This is Jansen’s final year of arbitration and Kenley is set to hit the free agent market this…

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Can The Dodgers Build The Bridge to Kenley Jansen?

Yimi Garcia
February 3, 2016

The dictionary defines a bridge as something that is intended to reconcile or form a connection between two things. The Dodgers are looking to build one of those things inside their own bullpen in 2016. How do the Dodgers build a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen? Dodger’s fans have been asking that question for several years now. So far the construction has not been completed. Maybe the builders are on…

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