Category Archives: 2016 Dodgers

Corey Seager picks up 3rd LAD unaminous ROY

We highlighted a few weeks ago everything that Cory accomplished in his rookie season for the Dodgers. Here are all the other Dodger bloggers weighing in on Cory Seager: Eric Stephen at truebluela Seager is the third Dodgers unanimous Rookie of the Year, joining Mike Piazza (1993) and Raul Mondesi (1994). Sarah Wexler weighs in …

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Dodgers reacquire Darnell Sweeney

Once again the Dodger front office has engaged the Phillies in an effort to move an infielder. This time the Dodgers moved Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney. Howie Kendrick had expressed dissatisfaction with his role in 2016 and it didn’t look like the Dodgers were considering him for the …

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Kenley Jansen

was a bit of a baseball fairy tale story. A light switch-hitting minor league catcher with a gun for an arm who first gained notoriety when he played in the 2009 World Cup for the Dutch and was seen throwing out baserunners from his knees. The Dodgers converted him to a pitcher that summer and …

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Corey Seager is a MVP finalist

It was already a given that Corey Seager would win the NL ROY award so it was no surprise when MLB announced their top three candidates for the MVP, ROY, CYA, and Manager of the Year finalists that Seager was one of the three for the NL ROY. NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: …

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Right Field was not up to snuff

Ever since Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp showed up to be the Dodgers right fielders in 2007 the position has been in good hands, and most times in great hands.  From Kemp to Andre to Puig from 2007 to 2015 the position was always one of strength. That was not the case in 2016. Puig …

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Cory Seager did it all

At no time in Dodger history has a postseason review of the shortstop position been so positive.  Cory Seager did everything and more, not only will he run away with the NL ROY but he’ll probably be a top five MVP vote getter. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an amazing history of rookies, but the …

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LAD 2016 2nd base post mortem

Chase Utley was signed on December 9th, 2015 and appeared destined to be the full-time second baseman against RHP with Kiké Hernandez likely to get the at-bats against LHP. Howie Kendrick had been offered the qualifying offer and had refused so it was expected he would sign a multi-year deal elsewhere giving the Dodgers a …

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LAD 2016 1st Base postmortem

Adrian Gonzalez has been the Dodger full-time 1st baseman since he was acquired on August 24th,  2012.  Adrian made about as big a splash as anyone could, slugging a memorable three-run home run in his first Dodger at-bat. At the time of the trade,  the Dodgers were three full games back of the Giants, they would …

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Justin Turner leaves an amazing legacy

With the season now over and possibly his Dodger career let’s take a look at the amazing accomplishments of Justin Red Dream Turner. At 28 years old Turner was a career utility player who was inexplicably released by the Mets in the winter of 2014.  Ned Colletti jumped on the chance to get the valuable …

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Cubs do everything, Dodgers do nothing

Instead of changing Dodger history, the Dodgers decided to replicate the 2013 game six failure. In that elimination game six with Kershaw on the mound on the road the Dodgers lost 9 0 to the Cardinals. Last night they only lost 5 -0 because Dave Roberts used Kenley Jansen to finish up the game and season. …

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