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These are REALLY Destiny’s Dodgers!

A few days ago I said: “The only thing that can stop the Dodgers from winning their first World Series since 1988 is catastrophic injury.” Turns out Las Vegas thinks so too and the Dodgers are now 5-1 favorites to win the World Series! When Hanley Ranirez was hurt, I told you I couldn’t imagine [...]

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DODGERS RECALL SCOTT VAN SLYKE; OPTION DEE GORDON TO TRIPLE-A ALBUQUERQUE

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Dee Gordon to Triple-A. Van Slyke, 27, will be making his fourth stint with the big league club this season and has a .242 batting average with seven doubles, six homers and 15 RBI in [...]

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Dodgers Top Prospects

I think it’s silly to rank prospects by a number.  Almost everyone has Zach Lee as the Dodgers Number One Prospect.  He’s a decent prospect, but I don’t think he’s a number one.  Even though he started rather poorly this season, I think Allen Webster may ultimately be better than Lee.  How do you rank [...]

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Player Movement

DODGERS REINSTATE RIVERA, OPTION VAN SLYKE LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera from the 15-day disabled list after optioning outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque following yesterday’s game at Colorado. Van Slyke, 25, batted .194 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI in 17 [...]

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Everything is Great… Except for 1B, 2B and 3B

The Dodgers Need a Solution at 2B, 1B and 3B, but 2B may be the most critical. Let’s face it – Mark Ellis may not be back this year and if he does come back, it will probably be in August, maybe September.  Dee Gordon has been through some growing pains and can’t be counted [...]

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Can’t You Just Enjoy the Ride?

In the Spring of 2011, I predicted that the Dodgers would win the NL West – that didn’t happen and since then many fans have really been down on the Dodgers, some even predicting last place finishes in 2011 and 2012.   I have no doubt that some of your judgement was clouded by your immense [...]

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Good for Mattingly!

I am really proud that Don Mattingly got himself tossed after Andre Either got thrown out for arguing balls and strikes.  It doesn’t matter if the call was right or wrong.  Stand up for your player and you will have their undying respect.  You just have to do that sometimes. AJ Ellis has earned the [...]

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The Sky is Not Falling

This time last year, the Dodgers were 16-20 in 4th place and the fans were moaning and groaning.  Now the Dodgers are 20-11, in first place in the NL West with the 2nd best record in all of baseball and the fans are moaning and groaning.   What the…?   Look, there is no perfect team.  The [...]

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The Abreu Deal Could Be the Norm

I don’t want to rain on the parade of Dodger fans who believe that Stan Kasten will come into LA and give Ned Colletti the authority and open pocketbook to trade for some bats that the Dodgers need.  It’s not that Guggs and Company doesn’t have the money – they do.  It’s just that throwing [...]

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It’s a Vast Wastland After Kemp, Ethier, Ellis and Rivera

If you add up all the RBI’s and Runs Scored by the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers, it comes up to 111.  Four players, namely Matt Kemp, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera are responsible for a whooping 81 of those.  That means that the rest of the team is responsible for just 30.  Nearly [...]

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