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Dodgers pull off the expected in a very unexpected way

Most Dodger fans knew the Dodgers were going to try to get rid of the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez and at least one of Scott Kazmir or Brandon McCarthy but no one expected them to trade all three in one big fell swoop. It helps of course that the new GM for the Braves was …

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Angels going for it

Using baseball reference the players with the most at-bats per position for the Angels in 2017 looked like this: Pos Name Age PA BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ C Martin Maldonado 30 471 .221 .276 .368 .645 74 1B C.J. Cron 27 373 .248 .305 .437 .741 99 2B Danny Espinosa# 30 254 .162 .237 .276 …

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Are the Dodgers in decline?

Craig Minami in the TrueBlueLA comments asked this question. Is this a team on the rise, a team at the pinnacle or a team that be in some small decline? I started to answer but realized why I stopped posting lengthy comments at truebluela. By tomorrow, they will be gone,  so I thought I’d answer …

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With little to fix the Dodgers do little

Headed into day three of the winter meetings the Dodgers have done nothing to enhance the team that got within one game of being the 2017 World Champions but we did learn a few things. We learned once again that Houston feasted on Yu Darvish because he was tipping his pitches but Dave Roberts felt …

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Invigorated with Wonder

There is no way to sugar coat how the last twelve months have made me feel about being part of these United States.  I understand two party realities but I don’t understand the hatred I’ve seen being delivered by a percentage of our population. We can disagree on abortion, economic issues, tax cuts, spending cuts, health …

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Makes perfect sense to trade Grandal now

The Dodgers starting catcher for the past three years is now due to make about $8M in arbitration and based on how the Dodgers used him in the postseason it would appear he is second on the depth chart behind Austin Barnes. I speculated yesterday that moving Grandal this winter would be one way to …

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Can the Dodgers have their Stanton and eat it too?

Supposedly the Dodgers would like to get under the luxury tax threshold this winter but Derek Jeter is throwing a monkey wrench into this by deciding to trade the greatest active player who played high school ball within 100 miles of Dodgers Stadium. Grant Brisbee thinks it is a done deal that the Dodgers will …

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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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Ira Glass and the deal with mothers

I recently saw Ira Glass the media heavyweight who does This American Life among many other things at the Ace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday Night. I’m not sure what kind of show I was expecting but it turned out to be interesting. There were some nuggets in there and some big surprises. …

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Baseball Prospectus Dodger Prospect top ten lists from Nov 2016 – Nov 2017

Now that Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and John Sickels have all done their Dodger top ten lists, let us look at how they compare this year and last year. This particular article will focus on Baseball Prospectus. Baseball Prospectus gave us a great read and it does not appear to be behind the paywall. Any …

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