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Roundtable: Should The Dodgers Sign James Shields?

PAGES: 1 | 2 Although it's been a relatively quiet process and taken longer than most expected, only one of the three elite starting pitchers remains a free agent -- James Shields. Jon Lester was the first to come off the market by agreeing to a six-year, $155 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Over one month later, Max Scherzer signed a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals. ...

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You Know Joc Pederson’s Name, But Do You Know The Player?

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 Despite being among the favorites to win the 2015 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers' new roster is fraught with uncertainty. Of the question marks, however, none looms larger than center fielder Joc Pederson. In Pederson, the Dodger front office is banking on the fact that one of the team's top prospects won't remain a question mark for long — something the experts seem to agree with. A ...

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Today In Dodgers History: Jackie Robinson Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

While hundreds of players have left their mark in baseball history, few, if any, can lay claim to having the impact Jackie Robinson did. On Jan. 23, 1962, six years after he retired, Robison was elected into the Hall of Fame. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Playing through racial slurs hurled in his direction, Robinson hit .297/.383/.427, led t ...

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Dodgers And Nationals: Battle Of The Pitching Rotations

PAGES: 1 | 2 With the signing of Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals have created the best rotation in Major League Baseball, according to numerous analysts. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers, formerly the best rotation in the MLB, may have something to say to all the experts. Let’s take a closer look at how the two staffs match up. Battle of The Aces Scherzer becomes the Nationals’ staff ace, after finis ...

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2015 Free Agent Profile: Francisco Rodriguez

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, the bullpen was expected to be a point of emphasis this winter due to their struggles all season and in the postseason. While they failed to sign any of the top arms on the market, the Dodgers have acquired Chris Hatcher and Joel Peralta, as well as taking fliers on Sergio Santos and Erik Bedard. It was said that the team is still looking for a late-inning reliever, so today we ...

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Today In Dodgers History: Sandy Koufax Elected Into Hall Of Fame

After a 12-year career that began with the Brooklyn Dodgers and was cut short due to an elbow injury, Sandy Koufax was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Jan. 19, 1972 in what was his first time appearing on the ballot. At 36 years old, Koufax became the youngest player ever enshrined in Cooperstown, which still holds true. Koufax signed with the Dodgers in 1954 to a contract that included a $14,000 ...

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Evaluating The Dodgers Offense: Did It Get Worse?

PAGES: 1 | 2 As far as I can tell, the object of playing offense in baseball is to score runs — and in 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers did a pretty darn good job of that, finishing sixth in MLB in runs scored and second in the National League. Last week, however, Buster Olney released his list of the "Top 10 MLB Lineups" and the Dodgers actually dropped in the rankings — falling outside the top 10 and even ou ...

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Dodgers Nation Roundtable: Max Scherzer Or James Shields?

PAGES: 1 | 2 While the Los Angeles Dodgers have addressed their starting rotation by signing Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy, and trading for Mike Bolsinger and Juan Nicasio, another addition may still be in the cards. Max Scherzer and James Shields remain free agents and the Dodgers, because of their financial resources and desire to win now, are routinely mentioned as a potential landing spot for eith ...

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An In-Depth Look At The New Dodgers Middle Infield

PAGES: 1 | 2 Thirteen trades and many transactions later, Los Angeles will have a much different looking team for the 2015 season. Center field is Joc Pederson's job to lose, Yasmani Grandal will slot in as the primary catcher, but perhaps the most noticeable change is the brand new middle infield Andrew Friedman acquired (unofficially) on the same day. Jimmy Rollins, the all-time hits leader for the Philad ...

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Dodgers And Giants Could Find Common Ground On Andre Ethier Trade

Andrew Friedman and the new front office have enjoyed making trades, and plenty of them. In fact, they've already made a mind-boggling 13 trades this offseason, including three with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (first time since 1976) and three with other NL West rivals. The only NL West team the Dodgers have yet to make a deal with is San Francisco, but one Giants columnist hopes that changes soon. Jo ...

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