Category Archives: 2017 Dodgers

Looking to the past to see the future for Austin Barnes

Cleaning up a few drafts today. Austin Barnes was the best gardener the Dodgers had in 2017.  Barnes raked all year long. He raked in April, he raked in Sept, he even raked in Oct for one series. He did not rake in the NLCS and the World Series.  Was it surprising that a catcher …

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2017 Good and bad Part I

Time for end of year lists and luckily for Dodger fans the year was loaded with amazing moments and stories. The Good: Puig Resurrection – Puig went from being demoted to AAA in August of 2016 to batting eight for much of the first 1/2 of 2017 to batting cleanup in game three of the …

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Justin Turner walk off in NLCS game two is the 14th top play of 2017

Hernandez and Turner get back to back top plays of 2017 with their postseason heroics. Justin Turner hit the three-run walk-off home in game two of the NLCS that propelled the Dodgers to a 2 – 0 series lead. Justin Turner had an outstanding 2017, documented below.

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Kiké Hernandez NLCS Game 5 heroics clocks in at #15 in MLB top 100 plays of 2017

Cracking the top 20 plays of 2017 was the grand slam by Kiké Hernandez in game five of the NLCS. Hernandez also hit a solo home run earlier in the game. All in all, Kiké had an outstanding 2017.

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Bellinger hitting 39th home run is 22nd greatest play of 2017

I expected Cody Bellinger to crack this list but wasn’t sure which home run would do it, but I guess breaking the NL rookie home run record works. Of course Cody had a plethora of highlights in 2017

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Chase Utley again at #29 in MLB top 100 plays of 2017

The silver fox at 38 years old is not someone you would have expected to populate the top 100 plays of 2017 more than once but here is once again clocking in at number 29. This play on August 23rd was not only outstanding it preserved the perfect game in progress by Rich Hill. For …

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Ryu/Gonzalez combine for # 67 on MLB top 100 plays of 2017

It wasn’t pretty but the play by the Ryu on a weak ground ball toward 1st made the list. Ryu fielded the ball and was close to Adrian Gonzalez but was headed away from the bag so he flipped it toward Gonzalez who caught with his bare hand against his shoulder.  This game was on …

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Puig cracks the MLB top 100 plays of 2017 at 89

On April 24th Puig unleashed his arm on Brandon Belt with a throw that put him in the top 100 MLB plays of 2017. Here is a reminder from youtube just how dangerous the arm of Puig has been since he exploded on the baseball scene in 2013.

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Chase Utley clocks in at #92 on MLB Top 100 plays of 2017

Chase Utley was the first to clock in on the top 100 MLB plays of 2017 but he did it as a first baseman on May 10th. The play involved a ground ball down the line that hit the bag and caromed over his head but Chase somehow knew where the ball was going to …

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Naughty and nice

The Dodger front office had a lot more nice than naughty in calendar 2017 but let’s give a brief rundown of a subjective review of Dodger front office actions. Naughty – asking outfielder Brett Eibner to pitch and then releasing him outright after he blew out his arm. Nice – giving a Sept callup to O`Koyea …

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