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Trending Up, Trending Down: Uribe, Gonzalez Heat Up; League Struggles

Another week down and the Los Angeles Dodgers had a strong weekend, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. They then went to San Francisco and have had a tough time with the Giants. We take a look at the trending Dodgers this week: Trending Up Juan Uribe Before Wednesday, Juan Uribe was tied for the league lead in hits with 22 in 13 games. The Dodger third baseman continues to rack up hits, along ...

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Dodger Thoughts: Is Jansen’s Reign As Closer Coming To An End?

In the first half of 2013, the Dodgers learned the importance of a great bullpen. Stocked with a motley crew of cast-offs and rookies, the bullpen was dreadful — costing a struggling Dodgers team multiple games. Eventually, however, the Dodgers cut loose some dead weight (Matt Gurrier), relegated scrubs to lesser roles (Brandon League), relied more on young studs (Chris Withrow and Paco Rodriguez) and naile ...

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Dodgers Nation Roundtable: Who Will Be Starting At 2B On July 1?

Alex Guerrero returned from injury this week and exploded onto the scene in Triple-A, hitting a home run in each of his first two games. Dee Gordon started the week hitting .400 and leading the league in stolen bases. Both play second base and once Guerrero has some reps at the spot, he is expected to take over. However, Gordon is making a case to remain the starter, so we asked the question: Who will be th ...

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Just A Suggestion: Goodbye To Brandon League, Chris Withrow Stays

Brian Wilson is expected to come of the disabled list and many are wondering what the corresponding move will be. Many expect the Los Angeles Dodgers to send down Christ Withrow, even though he has struck out half of the batters he has faced. With a rotation and bullpen full of players on major league deals, Withrow seems to be the easiest move to make. Well, I'm here to offer a suggestion that many Dodger ...

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Dodgers Nation Power Rankings: Dodgers In 2nd Behind Surging Brewers

Two weeks into the season and teams are starting to see where they stand in accordance to teams in their division and league. Although it is still early, we begin our weekly rankings of the 30 MLB teams: 1. Milwaukee Brewers (10-2) - Winners of nine straight and owners of the best ERA in baseball, the Brewers have come out of the gate on fire. It will be interesting to see if they can sustain their success. ...

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Dodgers Dilemma: Could Second Base Become Another Overcrowded Spot?

Heading into the 2014 season, no position on the roster was more uncertain than second base. Two weeks in, however, it appears as if uncertainty has miraculously transformed into what might just be an over-stocked cupboard. One month ago, there were three names circulating around the Dodgers' second baseman job: Dee Gordon, Justin Turner and Alexander Guerrero. Gordon was the guy everyone was rooting for — ...

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Grade Of The Week: Gonzalez Dominant, Gordon Impressive In 5-1 Week

Since last Sunday's win against the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-1 having scored a total of 38 runs within the duration of these six games, and three of their five wins this week also include a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road. With a walk-off win this week along with dominant performances throughout the lineup, one could say that the Dodgers have fared extreme ...

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Dodgers Nation Fantasy Corner: Waiver Wire Whip Around

If you've followed this column at all this season, I'd imagine your team is in decent shape at the moment. Our first edition suggested Dee Gordon (available in 78% of leagues at the time) and Joe Kelly (available in 79% of leagues at the time) among others. Gordon is now available in less than 25% of leagues (hitting over .400 and leading the league in steals), while Kelly has allowed just 1 ER in 11.1 inni ...

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Dodgers Minor League Players of the Week – Pederson Starts Strong

Hitter of the Week - Joc Pederson The Dodgers' top prospect coming into the year has certainly lived up to his billing in the early part of the season. Joc hit 3 home runs in his first 5 games. To that, he's added a pair of doubles, a pair of stolen bases and 8 walks compared to 6 strikeouts. He's struggled against lefties in the past, but is 3 for 10 against them so far this season (which really doesn't me ...

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Dodgers All-Star Update: Uribe, Gordon Begin Case; Haren, Greinke Start Hot

Just 10 games into the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers have some early candidates for potential All-Stars. Though much can change from now until July, we keep track of each Dodger player and their competition at their respective positions. Our weekly All-Star update: C A.J. Ellis, LAD: .167 batting average (BA), 0 home runs (HR), 0 RBI Jonathan Lucroy, MIL: .387 BA, 12 hits (H), 6 extra-base hits (XBH) B ...

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