Category Archives: 2017 Dodgers

Lest we forget 2017

I may have already written this column several times this year but before 2017 ends, now would be a good time for me to remember why 2017 was the best Dodger season of the 21st century. Wins Wins Wins – 104 in total in the regular season and ten more in the postseason for a …

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Did Puig measure up at age 26?

Back in February I asked if Puig could measure up to other LAD outfielders who had breakout seasons at the age of twenty-six? Even though his OPS+ was only 118, the growth he showed as the season progressed makes me say yes. He started out hitting eighth but by the time the Dodgers had gotten …

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All hail Austin Barnes

Updated 10/10/17 The hottest hitter in the NLDS is not Justin Turner it is the Dodgers most versatile player, Austin Barnes. Year Series Opp PA H 2B HR RBI SB BB BA OBP SLG OPS 2016 NLDS WSN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2017 NLDS ARI 9 4 1 …

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Sophomore slamming

The two best players on the Los Angeles Dodgers are a 21-year-old 1st baseman and a 23-year-old shortstop. They will both be ROY winners, and they both will be leaned on very heavily to help the Dodgers move through October. It seemed that Corey Seager had a very quiet sophomore season, but once the 162 …

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That’s a wrap

The most successful regular season based on wins has finally concluded with the Dodgers topping out at 104 wins.  Even with the Dodgers winning more games in their history it was still a season with a crazy high and a just as crazy low. It was like the Dodgers had two directors this year, with Alfonso Cuarón …

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Locastro gets to say hi

The LAD front office continued their generous ways by bringing up Tim Locastro for a taste of the major leagues in this final weekend.  There isn’t any need for the minor league middle infielder given the Dodgers have Seager, Forsythe, Chase, Barnes, Hernandez, Taylor, and Culberson who can play either 2nd or SS but maybe …

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Is Cody Bellinger going to be wasted as a 1st baseman?

Few if any major league center fielders could make the throws that Cody Bellinger made last night in helping to preserve the Dodger victory. In case you didn’t know, @Cody_Bellinger can do a lot more than hit. This sizzling 98.9-mph throw to the plate saves the @Dodgers a run! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PLmPvk36Sk — #Statcast (@statcast) September …

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Pitching roster for NLDS

With the positional players done, let’s move on to what will be more important. Who will make up the pitching portion of the NLDS? Below are the splits for the pitching in Sept. This is more to get an idea of who is being used the most from the bullpen and how effective they have …

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My positional roster for NLDS

Andrew Friedman was discussing the twenty-five roster last night on the telecast with Joe and Orel. The Dodgers only have four questions as they finish up the last week of the season. Can they end the season with the best record in baseball? Can they end the season with the best record in the NL and hold …

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Dodgers batter Padres for 100th win

Even though it took much longer than expected the Dodgers finally won their 100th game.  The pace to win 115, 110, or even 105 was derailed but there were enough Padre tracks left in the season to get to the century mark. This is only the 3rd time since moving to Los Angeles that the …

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