Tag Archives: Charlie Culberson

What ex-Dodger could help the team right now?

DodgerYard tweeted out the question: A former Dodger who still plays today that you wish still played for us? — Dodger Yard (@DodgerYard) August 10, 2019 It is an interesting question with many varied answers. Some answered the question with their heart, some with practicality, and some with humor. I took the question to mean …

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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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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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This game

Since this had the possibility of being the last game played at Dodger Stadium in 2017 I had to seriously contemplate plunking down $1200 and going to this game. Cooler heads prevailed once I did the math. Not only would it cost me $1200 but given the traffic situation from game one I estimated it …

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2017 NLCS victory was partially driven by the shortstops

Dodger NLCS Shortstop Stats sorted by OPS with at least eight PA: Series/Player BA OBP Slug OPS 2017 Chris Taylor 0.250 0.400 0.875 1.275 2017 Charlie Culberson 0.455 0.385 0.818 1.203 1978 Bill Russell 0.412 0.444 0.471 0.915 1974 Bill Russell 0.389 0.421 0.389 0.810 1981 Bill Russell 0.313 0.316 0.438 0.753 1985 Mariano Duncan …

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Culberson shakes up the postseason

Hard to believe that it was just over a week ago that Dodger fans learned that Corey Seager had hurt his back and would not be on the NLCS roster. Charlie Culberson was added in his place but I have to admit I didn’t think Charlie would be starting.  I’m a big Culberson fan, have …

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Turner launches Lackey into infamy

With Wade Davis watching from the bullpen, John Lackey watched Justin Turner launch a game-winning three-run home run to dead center field to give the Dodgers their second victory in two nights. #ThisTeam needed a hero.@redturn2 answered the call. pic.twitter.com/6AY1XnPj8z — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 16, 2017   This night was all about Rich Hill, …

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Hot Segedin sent to AAA

The LAD made a series of cuts and among them was Rob Segedin arguably the hottest hitter in camp with his 1.285 OPS in 32 at-bats.  Rob was a long shot at the beginning of camp but he had been so hot and gives the Dodgers some added versatility with his ability to play 1st/3rd that …

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Dodgers send down five

Dodgers sent two of their top prospects along with three other players from major league camp to minor league camp and each of them could be back at some point. Alex Verdugo –  Verdugo played for Mexico in the WBC and while playing RF could have made the catch that kept Mexico in the tournament …

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Is Enrique Hernandez the next Dodger traded?

The current LAD front office has made a habit of trading players they traded for in the first place. With Chris Taylor hitting like a healthy Cory Seager, Charlie Culberson showing that he’ll never embarrass you no matter where you play him, and Darnell Sweeney displaying his versatility, this may leave Enrique Hernandez on the outside …

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