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Oh look, an actual roster battle is happening

As usual, the final position spot on the Dodgers 25 man roster has created a bit of controversy.  In the end, none of it will probably matter but as fans debate whether they would rather have top outfield prospect, Alex Verdugo make the team or journeyman infielder Brad Miller, keep in mind that last April …

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MLB regulates away the Marlon Anderson and Ronnie Belliard’s of the world.

While my two favorite new rules don’t go into effect until 2020, in 2019 MLB will put into effect a rule change with huge ramifications. It may not seem like much but having only one true trade deadline means that teams have to make up their minds thirty games before they are used to do …

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MLB is about to get better

The owners and players have agreed to make some changes to how the game of major league baseball is played and I for one heartily cheer several of the new rules.  I’ve read numerous accounts of the changes but buried in the lede of just about all of them is a change I’ve advocated for …

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MLB 2019 Lineup Projections – Old Friends everywhere

MLB put out there projected 2019 lineups for every team and these lineups are populated with ex-Dodgers or players who had been in the Dodger farm system. Nathan Eovaldi – slated to be number four in the Red Sox rotation Carlos Santana – starting 1st baseman for Indians Hanley Ramirez – starting DH for Indians …

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Ty Blach and Larry Jaster

My favorite baseball writer tweeted about Ty Blach today Ty Blach leads the Giants in strikeouts this Cactus League. A huge fan of the idea that Zaidi has known how to turn him into Dallas Keuchel this whole time. — Grant Brisbee (@GrantBrisbee) March 8, 2019 and I remembered I had written about Ty Blach …

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The Dodgers can handle all the shit that gets thrown at them

In their quest for the 7th straight postseason appearance, the Dodgers have built the team around pitching. They had so much pitching they moved Alex Wood in the Puig deal for prospects on the dollar. In my previous column, I looked at what could happen if everything goes wrong for the team.  The odds of …

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Defending Six Titles – Is this the year the shit finally hits the fan?

The Dodger accomplishments over the past six years are historical numbers. They have won six straight National League Western Division Championships.  The Division setup has been around since 1969 and no NL Western team has ever won more than three in a row other than the Dodgers now having done it six times.  They have …

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MLB LAD Pipeline top thirty breakdown

MLB pipeline released their top 30 Dodger prospects for 2019 a few days ago, and as we have done in the past we break it down. In 2018 Walker Buehler was head of the class and is now the hurler expected to lead the Dodger rotation into 2019. Alex Verdugo is now considered the top …

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Waving the white flag

There was this silly talk after Feb 7th trade deadline that the Clippers were tanking.  They had just traded their best player and their starting shooting guard. Even though the Clippers were in front of the Kings and Lakers for the 8th spot in the seeding, every pundit around said the Kings and Lakers would …

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Living in the Past

The Laker franchise is either the greatest or second greatest NBA franchise in history. Numerous Championship banners along with numerous HOF player banners are displayed all over Staples Center. The greatest players to ever put on an NBA uniform graced the purple and gold. Kobe, Gasol, Shaq, Magic, Worthy, Cooper, Kareem, Wilkes, Goodrich, West, Wilt, …

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