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Dodgers Nation Week In Review: October 6 — October 12

The Los Angeles Dodgers saw their season come to an end Tuesday after losing Game 4 of the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite winning the NL West for the second consecutive year, the Dodgers again fell short of their goal of winning the World Series. With the off-season underway for the Dodgers, the team’s future remains a bit of a mystery. There could be a shake up with the returns of general manager ...

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Yasiel Puig’s Attorney Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Lawsuit

Yasiel Puig's first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers came with more than expectations to improve on the level he performed at since joining the team in June of 2013. In April, an expose detailing Puig's escape from Cuba was released and it drew national attention as the media sought first-hand details. Puig declined to comment and manager Don Mattingly expressed his concern for the outfielder, and t ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Matt Carpenter Praises Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers had the highest payroll in baseball this season and were a favorite to win the World Series; the St. Louis Cardinals had a payroll $124 million less than that of the Dodgers. Despite the difference in payroll and arguably talent, the Cardinals outplayed the Dodgers for the second straight year in the postseason. Matt Carpenter had himself a series as he hit .375 with three home runs ...

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Hanley Ramirez And Justin Turner Tweet Their Spirit Animal

The Los Angeles Dodgers' season came to an end with the team falling 10 wins short of its goal and failing to make it out of the NLDS after reaching the NLCS in 2013. With the Dodgers failing to reach their expectations for a second consecutive year, the presumption is changes will be made prior to the 2015 season. There's speculation general manger Ned Colletti's job may be in jeopardy, and change may also ...

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Matt Carpenter Says Dodgers Were Probably The Better Team

Heading into their NLDS match, the Los Angeles Dodgers had star power, loaded payroll, the widely considered best pitcher in baseball and they managed to get just one win in the best-of-five game series to show for it. Clayton Kershaw was effective in both of his starts with the exception of two costly seventh innings, Yasiel Puig struggled and so did Dee Gordon, which stifled the top of the Dodgers' lineup ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Discusses Aging Team, Focus On Youth

With Matt Kemp turning 30-years-old during the season, all but two of the Los Angeles Dodgers starting position players were under the age of 30 at season's end. While a veteran feel to a team can certainly be a positive, it can also come with a downside -- as in being more prone to injuries. Kemp began the year on the disabled list, Carl Crawford found himself on the DL after spraining his ankle, A.J. Elli ...

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Lorenzo Bundy No Longer A Candidate For D-Backs Manager

Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers' season coming to an end, which has led to rumors of front-office turnover, the team lost vice president and director of player development, De Jon Watson, to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The move coincided with the D-Backs hiring former agent, Dave Stewart, as the new senior vice president and general manager. The hiring came two days prior to Kirk Gibson being fired and the D ...

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Dodgers News: Team Chemistry Didn’t Worry Don Mattingly

If there was one claim that couldn't be made against the Los Angeles Dodgers this season it was that they lacked talent. However, the Dodgers' talent also came with its share of challenges. Among those was manager Don Mattingly finding an outfield alignment that best suited the team without completely alienating the outfielder who would be on the outside looking in. Eventually that became Andre Ethier and w ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Ramirez Reiterates Desire To Stay

Less than a week after being eliminated from postseason contention, the Los Angeles Dodgers front office has shifted their attention to new bumps in the road. The upcoming free agency will prove to be a formidable challenge for the team, which had an abundance of expectations this season. One of the Dodgers' main concerns comes in deciding to compose their roster for next season. Big name players will becom ...

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Advocates For A.J. Ellis

For as much as pitchers receive credit for a strong outing, their relationship and comfort with the catcher can be key in their success. The bond and trust between Clayton Kershaw and A.J. Ellis is well-known, and the reigning NL Cy Young previously shared how valuable be believes Ellis is. Kershaw signed a record seven-year, $215 million deal prior to the 2014 season and him returning with the Dodgers in 2 ...

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