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    Deep Cut Dodgers: The Ultimate Lineup Card of Forgotten Players

    The lack of baseball brings plenty of time for reflection. Sunny summer days, tense playoff matchups, and triumphant home runs — all accompanied by overpriced food and most importantly, $18 tall cans! As the last 20 years roll by, it’s easy to remember the All-Stars, franchise cornerstones, and aces, but what about the Dodgers who’ve […] More

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    Dodgers: Assessing Will Smith’s Spring Struggles with the Bat

    Will Smith has had a rough spring. The Los Angeles Dodgers presumed starting catcher for 2020 owns a .143 BA through nine games. Exhibition games do not always correlate to regular season successes or failures, but could this be a continuation of Smith’s September and October downturn? July (15 Plate Appearances) .462/.467/1.154     2 […] More

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    Dodgers: Why Clayton Kershaw Must Start Opening Day

    Twenty nine days stand between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Opening Day. “Opening Day Starter” has long been one of the most hallowed titles any pitcher can earn. The baseball equivalent of the last starter to be summoned off the bench and onto the hardwood as the crowd goes wild. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts has […] More

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    Dodgers: How Does the NL West Stack Up, with PECOTA Projections

    Baseball Prospectus PECOTA predictions have the Los Angeles Dodgers winning 102 games with a 99.9% chance to make the playoffs in the 2020 season. The PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm) system simulates the MLB season nearly 1,000 times to generate a range for wins and probability to make the playoffs. Let’s take […] More

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    Dodgers: Re-Evaluating Andrew Friedman’s Off-Season

    Thanks to Andrew Friedman, Mookie Betts is now a Dodger. After failing to lure Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon to Los Angeles (actual Los Angeles) in free agency, frustrated fans chalked up this winter as a Friedman failure. Leading up to this 2020 season, fans began to wonder if Friedman had the stones to trade […] More

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    Dodgers: Lux, May, and Ruiz Headline Five LA Top 100 Prospects

    MLB Pipeline recently released its first top 100 prospects list for 2020. Not surprisingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers once again had plenty of talent on the list. Five Dodgers made the list: Gavin Lux (Ranked #2), Dustin May (32), Keibert Ruiz (33), Josiah Gray (75), and Jeter Downs (87). 2. Gavin Lux – 2B/SS/OF(?) The […] More

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    Dodgers: What Happens The Year After 106 Wins

    Despite the end result, the 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers 106 regular season wins was an impressive achievement. In any era, passing the century mark has long been a benchmark for great teams, but if the Dodgers are going to finally win the World Series, history will not be on their side. The Dodgers now have […] More

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    Dodgers: Ranking the Most Likely 2020 All-Stars

    In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the 2020 Midsummer Classic at Chavez Ravine. There’s a litany of coinciding stadium improvements this off-season, but more important than the window dressing is the substance for one of baseball’s cornerstone franchises- which Dodgers are most likely to make the 2020 All-Star Roster? Sure […] More

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    Remaking Dodgers Closer Kenley Jansen

    Following a disappointing 2019 season, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen must continue to adapt to produce. His once devastating cut fastball has steadily declined in velocity and effectiveness over the last few seasons. However, he has two other plus pitches — the sinker and slider — to lean on. Returning to peak form is […] More

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