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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Matt Kemp

It was not long ago that Matt Kemp was considered one of the best players in all of baseball. Since finishing second in the NL MVP voting in 2011, Kemp has battled injuries and struggled to resemble the player he once was. Hamstring, shoulder, and ankle ailments kept Kemp out of the lineup and limited his play when he was on the field. Kemp began the season much like he did the past two, struggling. A notic ...

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Dodgers Offseason Wishlist — Relief Pitching, Catcher & More

PAGES: 1 | 2 Just under one week since MLB Free Agency officially began, it's safe to say the market thus far has been relatively quiet. Of course, that is unless you're into 6'3 shortstops with a career MLB batting average of .083. Now, the Los Angeles Dodgers have also used the last few weeks to tie up some loose ends. Notably: Brian Wilson and Dan Haren officially re-joining the team by picking up their ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Adrian Gonzalez

The Los Angeles Dodgers relied on Adrian Gonzalez to be an offensive catalyst this season as well as the everyday first baseman. It's a tall order for anyone, especially in Los Angeles where the expectations to win are so high. However, Gonzalez arguably had his best season since joining the Dodgers in 2012. Despite struggling early in the season, the Dodger slugger picked it up after the All-Star break and ...

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Kershaw vs. Bumgarner — Executives And Scouts Weigh In

Clayton Kershaw compiled one of the more historically dominant seasons in 2014 and it's led to a plethora of awards for the southpaw. Kershaw pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a second straight NL West title while simultaneously setting the benchmark for pitchers. Unfortunately for Kershaw and the Dodgers, he again ran into trouble in the postseason against the St. Louis Cardinals, which took some of the s ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Kenley Jansen

The length of a baseball season is not something to underestimate. A 162-game schedule leaves many players either exhausted or injured during some point in the season. The Los Angeles Dodgers learned this lesson first hand and suffered crucial injuries throughout the season. However, one player managed to remain healthy and exerted his dominance in the National League. Kenley Jansen came into this season on ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Hanley Ramirez

After a hot finish to the 2013 season and entering the final year on his contract, Hanley Ramirez faced high expectations last season. Ramirez failed to meet the standard he set as he battled his way through a season riddled by injury. The 30-year-old shortstop suffered calf and oblique injuries, among other ailments but was only placed on the disabled list once. While Ramirez faced criticism for his the de ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Under the Guggenheim Baseball Management group, the dedication to a quick turnaround was apparent. The new ownership approved of the Los Angeles Dodgers historic trade with the Boston Red Sox and were aggressive in free agency prior to the 2013 season. One of the team's signings was Hyun-Jin Ryu, who starred in South Korea before making the leap to the United States. Ryu was impressive in his rookie season ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: J.P. Howell

In his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, J.P. Howell established himself as one of the more dependable relievers for manager Don Mattingly. Howell signed a two-year deal with a mutual option for 2016. With Paco Rodriguez spending much of the season in the Minors, Howell was often the lone lefty in the Dodgers' bullpen. Manager Don Mattingly said in April he wasn't concerned by that, conside ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Dee Gordon

No one expected Dee Gordon to win the starting job at second base, much less have the season he did. Gordon entered Spring Training in a competition at second against heavy favorite Alex Guerrero, among others. Gordon showed improvement at the plate and his range as a natural shortstop provided for a strong glove at the other middle infield position. After playing no more than 87 games in any of his first t ...

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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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