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Dodgers All-Star Update: Greinke Still Perfect, Uribe Remains In Discussion

The Los Angeles Dodgers are riding a three-game winning streak heading into Friday's game against the Miami Marlins with multiple players continuing to state their case for the All-Star Game. Of note are Zack Greinke, who is undefeated through five starts, and Juan Uribe, who leads the team in hits and is third in extra-base hits. Here's this week's All-Star update: C Drew Butera (LAD: .233 batting average ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Gonzalez & Greinke Continue To Lead

A rough week for the Los Angeles Dodgers has led into some days off due to scheduling and rain in Minnesota. We take a look at the top trends for the Dodgers this past week: Trending Up Adrian Gonzalez The first baseman had another solid week, hitting .438 and leading the team offensively. Gonzalez hit a home run in three straight games, his second time with a streak of at least three games this season. Whi ...

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Dodgers Nation Power Rankings: Dodgers Fall Following Rough Week

The first month of the season will be done this week as teams are beginning to find themselves and see where they stand. We do the same with the continuation of our weekly power rankings: 1. Milwaukee Brewers (18-7)  Another strong week and the surprising Brewers are the owners of the best record in baseball. Only question that remains is if they can keep it up? 2. Atlanta Braves (17-7) For a team that was ...

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Despite Vow That He’s Ready, Another Rehab Start Is Best For Kershaw

The Los Angeles Dodgers' ace finally made his first rehab appearance with Rancho Cucamonga on Friday and succeeded both on and off the mound, reporting no problems physically after his start. But, is the 26-year-old lefty ready to make his first stateside start in the majors? Clayton Kershaw returned from Australia with a win and a pulled muscle in his back. The club began by saying it wasn't believed to be ...

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Fantasy Corner: Scanning The Waiver Wire For Potential Contributors

A quick post this week, but here are a few names from the wavier wire to keep an eye on: Wily Peralta (44% owned) Anyone owned in more than 30% of leagues is usually off my radar, but if this guy is available in your league, stop reading now and go grab him. In five starts this season, Peralta has a 2.56 ERA and four quality starts to go along with a 3-1 record (helps to play for the team with the best reco ...

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Grade Of The Week: Extra-Inning Losses Get The Best Of The Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers faced their toughest stretch of the season so far in the final week of April. Since last Monday, the squad has gone 2-5 including two extra-inning losses and a ninth inning demise. Managing to drop behind the Giants and the Rockies in the NL West standings, the Dodgers have this dynamic roster that failed to live up to its potential this week with increasing turmoil in the bullpen be ...

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Dodgers Nation Roundtable: Concerned More With Offense Or Defense?

Heading into tonight's game, the Los Angeles Dodgers are second in the league in errors on defense and 24th in overall batting average. This led us to this week's roundtable question: Are you more concerned with the Dodgers' offense or defense? Jared Massey (@jaredjmassey):  The good news is that the Dodgers’ starting pitching has been pretty good this season. Even without Clayton Kershaw, the staff has bee ...

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Trending Up, Trending Down: Offense Struggles, Pitching On The Rise

Another week down and the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in first place once again; however, it has not been a week without struggle. We take a look at what's trending up and down with the Dodgers this week: Trending Up Josh Beckett In his last two starts, the 33-year-old right-hander has not allowed a single run. He went five innings in each start, once being removed from pitch count and the other due ...

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Just A Suggestion: Let Kemp, Puig Play Everyday; Rotate The Rest

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a problem that most teams would love to have; however, if not monitored properly, it could become a problem that most teams would hate to have. In the outfielder, the Dodgers have four, possibly five, capable outfielders for just three outfield spots. Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke all wait patiently for manager Don Mattingly's lineup eac ...

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Grade Of The Week: Dodgers Fall Victim To Questionable Bullpen Move

With the Los Angeles Dodgers having only one day off over a month's worth of games, two arduous extra-inning losses this week were not what they needed as they head into a jam-packed schedule that they have yet to be burdened with all season. Where as the rotation is proving durable, a struggling bullpen is certainly a product of these long games. Last week was defined by bullpen moves and outings that have ...

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