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Alex Verdugo is the poster child for “Let the kids play”

MLB has created an ad campaign around “Let the kids play” and no one epitomizes that more on the Dodgers than Alex Verdugo.  You might have thought that with Yasiel Puig gone the Dodgers would no longer have a child-man playing in the outfield but the brash massive gold chain wearing center fielder Alex Verdugo …

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2019 Preview of the Dodger Hitters

I’ll be referring many times to the Zips projections for this column. Catcher – Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. For the first time in a long time, the Dodgers lost a key position player to free agency when they let Yazmani Grandal walk to the Brewers. Austin Barnes had a horrible season in 2018 but …

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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 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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2019 MLB Awards?

MLB just put out what they considered the player from each that was most likely to win a 2019 Award. You know, the Cy Young Award, the MVP, and the Rookie of the Year. I’m sure for the last eight years they have picked a pitcher off of the Dodgers to win the Cy Young …

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Do the Dodgers need to hold onto Joc?

A week ago I heard the Dodgers needed to trade Joc Pederson before signing A. J. Pollock but they went ahead and inked Pollock without making a deal for Joc. On the surface, it would appear that the Dodgers have a boatload of outfielders and that Joc is now expendable but I don’t see it …

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Surprisingly, Harper is still on Dodger radar

On the surface, a match of the Dodgers and Harper does not seem like something you’d expect from a team who has more outfielders than they have spots on the roster. You could make a case the Puig/Bellinger/Taylor/Joc/Kemp/Verdugo/Toles/Hernandez are all at least average, running from average (Toles, Kemp, Hernandez), to above average (Joc, Puig, Taylor, …

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Kluber and Kershaw?

Many folks who work the trade routes have said the Dodgers and Indians are talking trade with perennial CYA candidate Corey Kluber the Dodger target. Given the depth of the Dodger rotation that seems like a strange pairing for me. The rotation seems a bit loaded with Buehler, Kershaw, Ryu, Hill, Wood, Urias, Stripling, and …

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Every player is replaceable

Why is that a controversial comment? Bill James said out loud what every GM has ever thought for the history of baseball. Or maybe not everyone, but certainly quite a few. Players come, players go, the constant is the game, not the players. Agents don’t want to hear this, fans don’t want to hear this, …

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Breaking down Dodger centric MLB Pipeline Mid-Season top 100

The Dodgers posted four players in the revised MLB Pipeline top 100 that came out this week. Alex Verdugo was 29, Keibert Ruiz was 38, Will Smith was 74, and Dustin May clocked in at 83. The Dodgers lost Walker Buehler who no longer qualifies as a prospect and no one else graduated into the …

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