With the Cardinals defeating the Pirates in Game 5, the Dodgers will begin Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday at Busch Stadium. While Zack Greinke discussed how difficult the Cardinals lineup is, Andre Ethier ran the bases today and manager Don Mattingly will make a decision tomorrow if Ethier will be in the starting lineup.
Although the Dodgers are preparing for Game 1, speculation has already begun about David Price. After the Rays were eliminated by the Red Sox in the ALDS, analyst Buster Olney believes the Dodgers will be the most aggressive team pursuing of the 2012 AL Cy Young award winner.
With two years of arbitration left and free agency after the 2015 season, Price said he’s preparing himself to be traded. Since the Dodgers have the money and resources to pursue high-priced players in the open market, the rumors will continue even if the team is in the middle of their World Series quest.
Dodgers Nation News
Zack Greinke To Start Game 1 [ESPN]
Dodgers Meet Cardinals For 4th Time In Playoffs [True Blue LA]
Joe Kelly Intrigues As NLCS Game 1 Starter Against Dodgers [Dodger Thoughts]
Dodgers-Cardinals NLCS Game Times Announced [Dodgers Now]
Magic Johnson Will Not Return To ESPN, And That’s A Good Thing [Dodgers Now]
What Giradi’s Deal Means For Him, Yanks [Bleacher Report]
Cubs Narrowing Manager Search [SB Nation]
Chip Kelly May Not Name Eagles’ Starter Until 12:59 On Sunday [ProFootballTalk]
Decisions Loom For Bucs, Free Agents Like Burnett [MLB]
Four-Time MLB All-Star Pafko Dies [FOXSports]
In case you missed it, here’s the home run that sent the Dodgers to the NLCS!