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Naughty and nice

The Dodger front office had a lot more nice than naughty in calendar 2017 but let’s give a brief rundown of a subjective review of Dodger front office actions. Naughty – asking outfielder Brett Eibner to pitch and then releasing him outright after he blew out his arm. Nice – giving a Sept callup to O`Koyea …

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Dodger free agent musings

The Dodgers have six free agents this year.  I would be comfortable with none of them returning.  Since I can’t speak for the Dodger front office I can only say what I think I’d do. Chase Utley – his postseason failures the past two years have negatively impacted the opinion of his solid regular seasons. …

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Can Chase or Granderson pull a Baez?

Javier Baez entered the game last night without a hit in the 2017 postseason. I’m sure Cub fans weren’t thrilled he was back in the lineup, but after his two home runs propelled the Cubs to their first victory I expect they forgot how unhappy they had been with Baez. With left-hander Jose Quintana pitching tonight …

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Dodgers have had limited success against Hendricks

Yu Darvish will need to be on this game tonight, as the current Dodger roster has had very little success against his opponent Kyle Hendricks.  If history holds true, this should be a pitching matchup with the game once again decided by the bullpen. Particularly the left hand bats that you would expect to see …

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Forget past failures of October

I was thinking about something Jon Weisman tweeted yesterday I remember the euphoria after the Dodgers’ NLDS sweeps in 2008 and 2009. It’s sobering to recall what came next. Hoping 2017 is less cruel. — Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) October 11, 2017 and it made me realize the only way to really enjoy this upcoming NLCS …

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Route 66 has a quirky problem

Jeff Sullivan was the man for the job. I had just visited Fangraphs and couldn’t figure out why Puig had such a low fWAR for a man having his season. It just so happened that Jeff Sullivan was wondering the same thing and looked into it and found that Puig has one glaring problem this season.  …

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LAD Grand Slams within their first 25 games

Hmm, I have to edit this as I only have it for a Dodger in their 25 games in the majors. Thus Grandy and Chris Taylor don’t count until I figure out how to get them in. Before 2015 only four LAD had ever hit a grand slam in their first twenty-five games. Three players …

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Dodgers win at games and roster building

Tonight the Dodgers won again, this time with Adrian Gonzalez playing for the first time since June. I don’t think enough is being made about how useful a healthy Gonzalez can help this team. Probably because it appears they don’t need any help in winning, but winning in the summer isn’t the same as winning …

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