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Edwin Rios is blowing up

Edwin Rios kind of took the scouts by surprise last year when he slugged twenty-seven home runs between three levels. His 110 strikeouts in only 418 at-bats gave his critics plenty to find fault in his game. Plus the 3rd baseman didn’t seem likely to stay at the position so you wouldn’t have found Rios …

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The LAD just got way younger, did they get better?

With 21-year-old LAD 2017 top prospect Cody Bellinger joining the Dodgers today and 20-year-old 2016 top prospect Julio Urias set to join the team on Thursday the LAD 25-man roster just got a whole lot younger. But will it make them better? Joe Davis said tonight that Dave Roberts said Urias is here to stay …

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Masterson masterful

I’m not normally going to do a daily minor league recap but yesterday had so much going on I felt the need to write about it. One time successful major league pitcher Justin Masterson was signed to a minor league deal to provide rotational depth at AAA and so far he’s looked good. Last night …

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Staring up at the Rockies

may look daunting but with the right equipment and the right personnel they can be climbed and conquered.  Remember the Rockies love April. August not so much. 2014 – On May 7th they were 22 – 14 and in first place. That would be the last time they were in 1st place 2015 they were …

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Giant preview 4/24/17

Rarely over the past decade have the Dodgers faced a last place Giant team. I’ll let someone else figure out when was the last time but I know it has been a while. At 6 – 13 the Giant are now 43 – 57 since June 30th, 2016. At that point, the Giants were 50 …

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MLB Weekly Notes 4/23/17

The Rockies swept the Giants and are now 13 – 6 to top the NL West. Conversely, the Giants are 6 – 13 and sit at the bottom of the NL West. The Rockies didn’t just sweep the Giants they shut them down. The Giants were shut out on Sunday and scored only eight runs …

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Will Smith heats up

and wins the LAD Farm Factory Award for the week. Smith hit in every game this week, collecting eleven hits, three home runs, five walks, and stole three bases.  For the season Smith now has a robust .333 / .421 / .625 triple stat line.  Baseball America prospect report pointed out something I had missed.  Smith …

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Justin Turner closing in on LAD double record for April/March

With nine doubles already on the books, Justin Turner has a good shot to match the most doubles ever hit in the April/March time frame by a LAD. Player Split Year 2B PA OPS Rafael Furcal April/March 2008 12 130 1.063 Hanley Ramirez April/March 2014 11 110 .834 Cesar Izturis April/March 2002 10 107 .708 …

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Meanwhile

While Rich Hill tries to figure out how to pitch effectively with a constant blister, Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, and Chase De Jong all pitched in the same game last night with solid to excellent results. Cotton started and got eighteen outs, something not that unusual for him. In four starts this year he has …

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Arizona delivers a spanking

When I did the Diamondback preview I mentioned that their long-term problem would be the bullpen. If the Diamondbacks can stay healthy this team might compete all summer if they can do something with the bullpen. Maybe I should have written that about the Dodger bullpen.  Headed into this weekend the team with the best …

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