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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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Trending Up, Trending Down: Pitching, Injuries Lead The Trends

It's been 10 games into the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves 6-4 and heading to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks. In the past week, the team went 3-3 after dropping two of three at home to the San Francisco Giants. We take a look at the players having the best and worst weeks in our trends: Trending Up Zack Greinke Since recovering from the calf strain that kept him from going to Austra ...

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Dodgers Nation Roundtable: What Are Your Thoughts On Interleague?

With the Los Angeles Dodgers welcoming the Detroit Tigers to Dodger Stadium for a two-game set, we here at Dodgers Nation decided to give our thoughts on interleague play. Interleague play started in 1997 and was the first time that American League and National League teams began playing each other in regular season games. After the Houston Astros move to the American League last season, there is now an int ...

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Just A Suggestion: Remove The Platoon, Hand The Reins To Gordon

Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly has had plenty of decisions to make thus far, as well as dealing with injuries to some of his top pitchers. One decision that loomed all spring was what the team would do at second base, where they had a handful of candidates competing for playing time. In the end, Mattingly went in the direction of a platoon with Dee Gordon and Justin Turner, leaving Chone Figgins ...

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Grade Of The Week: Dodgers Pitching Struggled, Faring Well At The Plate

Major League Baseball is officially one week deep into its' six month season and the Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-3 so far after facing the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. After a rough Opening Day loss, the Dodgers were able to pick up the next two wins in San Diego as they prepared for their home opener against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers avoided being swept by San Francisco partly thank ...

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