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This Day In Dodgers History: Roy Campanella Named MVP In 1951

Given the number of historically great talents that have played for the Dodgers during the franchise's time in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, the debate as to who the greatest or most influential Dodger is largely goes unsettled. One name that tends to fly under the radar is Roy Campanella, who starred behind the plate for 10 seasons as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier wh ...

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Dodgers Nation Wishes Fernando Valenzuela A Happy Birthday

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long history of starting pitchers that more than left their mark on the game. However, only one of the famed pitchers had a name applied to the craze he inspired and that's Fernando Valenzuela. Valenzuela debuted with the Dodgers in 1980, but his spotlight came to fruition the following season when he took the mound on Opening Day in 1981. The Mexican native replaced the injur ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Juan Uribe

After an above-par 2013 postseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided to gamble on Juan Uribe one more time. The team offered the 35-year-old another crack at being the starting third baseman by re-signing him to a two-year contract. Uribe built on the momentum he established late in 2013 and put together a 2014 campaign that had not been seen out of him in his tenure in Los Angeles. Although he battled somew ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Carl Crawford

Coming into the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield was once again an unsettled position group. Matt Kemp was still recovering from offseason surgery, but figured to return and take claim of center field. As he did in 2013, Carl Crawford was platooning in left field as manager Don Mattingly shuffled his outfielders largely dependent on matchups. Although the situation led to moments of frustration ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Dan Haren

After a disappointing year with the Washington Nationals, Dan Haren joined the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2014 season. With Haren in the fold, the Dodgers fielded an impressive five-man rotation that already included Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett, who albeit was recovering from offseason surgery. Haren looked to put his 2013 campaign behind him as he went 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Josh Beckett

Right-hander Josh Beckett came over in the blockbuster trade in August of 2012 and settled in nicely at the end of that year. He was expected to be a member of the rotation in 2013, but he was forced to have surgery to remove a rib and started just eight games for the Dodgers. Beckett worked his way back for 2014 and immediately produced, making the Dodger rotation one of the best in the league. The fourth ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Justin Turner

After spending four years with the New York Mets, Southern California native Justin Turner returned home by signing a Minor-League deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He impressed during Spring Training and had his contract purchased and earned a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers were in need of infielders off the bench after last year’s key contributors went elsewhere. Injuries to Juan Uribe and H ...

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Dodgers 2015 Offseason: A Checklist For The Winter

PAGES: 1 | 2 After the San Francisco Giants took the World Series, all eyes have turned to the offseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers already made a huge move by hiring Andrew Friedman as their President of Baseball Operations and reassigning general manager Ned Colletti to an advisor position. With the conclusion of the World Series, the Dodgers now have the winter to improve their team as the first step towar ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Brandon League

After losing his role as closer in 2013, Brandon League entered this season without a clear role out of the bullpen. The Los Angeles Dodgers added Chris Perez and Paul Maholm, and re-signed Brian Wilson, who appeared to be a lock for a full season as the setup man. Wilson faltered and landed on the disabled list early, which opened a window of opportunity for League. While got work in late-game situations, ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in July of 2013 and was a fan favorite and bullpen savior by September. He followed that with a strong showing in October and was signed to a two-year deal in the off-season. That affection quickly changed this season when Wilson failed to replicate his 2013 numbers and struggled all season long. Beginning the year as the setup man for closer Kenley Jansen, t ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Andre Ethier

With Matt Kemp still on the disabled list when the Los Angeles Dodgers opened their season in Australia, Andre Ethier started both games of the Opening Series in center field. Ethier remained the starter in center for the next three games, then started one game in right field before finding himself on the bench in the eighth game of the season. Ethier's roller coaster of a year took him from center field, t ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Jamey Wright

After a year with the Tampa Bay Rays, veteran Jamey Wright rejoined the Los Angeles for the 2014 season. The first time he became a Dodger in 2012 on a minor league deal, but was signed to a major league contract in his return. Wright began his career 18 years ago as starter but has seen bullpen work in his later years. Upon joining the Dodgers the second time around, Wright figured to serve as a long relie ...

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Should The Dodgers Stick With Don Mattingly At Manager?

PAGES: 1 | 2 Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has led the team to consecutive National League West titles, but has failed to get them to a World Series. Mattingly took over as manager for Joe Torre following the 2010 season after coming to Los Angeles with Torre from New York. In his four seasons, the former All-Star first baseman is 354-293. He finished second in the NL Manager of the Year vote in ...

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2014 Player Reviews: A.J. Ellis

The 2014 campaign was A.J. Ellis' seventh season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ellis started playing a bigger role with the team in the 2012, appearing in a career-high 133 games, hitting for 13 home runs and 52 RBIs. While that's good production from a No. 8 hitter, Ellis' numbers have slowly declined since. Last season, Ellis hit 10 home runs with 52 RBIs and he followed it this season with just three hom ...

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