As with any list of the “Top 20″, I’m sure there will be some people who take issue with the LA Times’ most recent list ranking the top 20 Dodgers of all-time. Then again, how hard can you argue with a list that begins with Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and Vin Scully? The list also [...]
For years we have known and understood what a privilege it was to watch Clayton Kershaw pitch every five days. In fact, performances like last night’s exhibition of domination have almost become expected. But as the game ended and the Dodgers secured a much-needed win behind the team’s, and maybe the league’s, best player, a [...]
Anytime a team starts struggling, the finger pointing begins. Unfortunately for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, most fingers have been pointed squarely in his (sometimes goateed and sometimes clean shaven) face for most of the season. Add in an eight-game losing streak punctuated with a loss to the AAA Marlins, and the number of fingers in [...]
We can blame it on injuries and we can blame it on slumps, but at the end of the day, neither of those is truly at the root of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ problems. At the root of the problems is the team’s front office. Many will read the first two sentences and assume I’m [...]
Baseball is a lot like blackjack — if you play the averages long enough, things will always normalize. Just because you hit on 12 and bust five times in a row doesn’t make it a bad move — it just means you’re full of bad luck. Unfortunately for the 2013 Dodgers, the early-going has been [...]
As the reality of what happened last night started to settle in, my mind raced as I tried to contextualize what I had just seen.
As the 2013 season got closer and closer, fans and local media couldn’t help but ogle over the stars scattered throughout the Dodgers’ roster. Kemp. Kershaw. Greinke. Ramirez. Gonzalez. Crawford. Ethier. And as experts from around the web picked the Dodgers to contend for a divisional and National League title, the same names kept coming [...]
It sounded so cliche to say that an opening day game could have a playoff feel, but if an April 1st game ever has come close — it was yesterday.
As the 2013 season is just days away, it’s time to take a look at the Dodgers’ schedule this season to breakdown where there might be important stretches — especially considering the early-season injuries. With Hanley Ramirez missing the first few weeks of the season, the Dodgers will need some immediate contributions from guys like [...]
It’s the age-old trap on draft day: do you pick the guy you like or the guy who’s really going to help you win? Every fantasy baseball competitor has found themselves with this dilemma at some point or another, and for Dodger fans, 2013 provides an entirely new challenge. In the past, the list of [...]