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The Los Angeles Dodgers season has not started how they way that they envisioned it. They were expected to compete in their division for a playoff spot. The injuries that they have suffered have put a wrench into those plans.
They are missing key players on their team like Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford, which has hindered their offense.
The pitching has been the strength for the team with them having a 3.84 team ERA that is 6th best in the NL this season. The problem for the Dodgers has been scoring runs, as they have only scored 240 runs through 68 games.
They did call up their star prospect Yasiel Puig and he has the set the baseball world on fire with his play on both the offense and defense. They brought him up to ignite the team on offense and he has done that in a very big way.
He has a .479/.500/1.271 triple-slash in the 13 games played. The one area of concern with him is that he has only walked once and struck out nine times. This shows that he is aggressive and likes to swin...
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A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list after dealing with an oblique injury.
The Dodgers on Friday activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, before the start of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. To make room in the roster, the Dodgers designated Ramon Hernandez for assignment.
Good to have A.J. back, as the Dodgers could...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher, Clayton Kershaw is upset that talks of his contract extension were leaked, according to the LA Times. It was reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS that Kershaw and the Dodgers were “making progress” on a seven-year extension that would be the most lucrative deal ever given to a pitcher. The contract would be worth more than $180 million...
With the new collective bargaining agreement, teams are much
more creative in the MLB Draft than ever before. But since new CBA’s inception
a couple years ago, no team has ever had to forfeit a draft pick due to
The Dodgers are dangerously close to doing so. The team
inked seventh-rounder Brandon Trinkwon this morning for slot, which prompted
The 2013 Dodgers' draft doesn't look nearly as impressive as the 2012 class, but there are few future contributors in this group.
The Dodgers seemingly changed their approach, opting for college players with nine of their first 10 picks -- a change from the norm. Logan White is known for drafting high schoolers and developing them.
Positional breakdown (round number...
The Dodgers wrapped up their 2013 MLB Draft a while ago, but reactions are still rolling in. For the most part, pundits seem to agree that the Dodgers went conservative, electing for low-ceiling, low-risk picks. I felt the same way about the team’s selections, so there’s not much to argue back-and-forth with in that regard.
Dodgers 2013 Draft Recap
Round 1 | Round...
The Hollywood worthy script of the young career of Yasiel Puig is being written with every swing of the bat so far through his first 13 games as a Major Leaguer. The next chapter in this seemingly legendary tale will be written amongst the most hallowed of baseball cathedrals, Yankee Stadium.
Puig burst onto the scene with his promotion with four homers in first five games. He had...
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In triple-A minor league baseball action Saturday, an ugly bench clearing brawl erupted between the Albuquerque Isotopes (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Memphis RedBirds (affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when RedBirds pitcher Maikel Cleto hit Isotopes batter Justin Sellers...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to overcome the fact that their bullpen now has a Major League leading 15 blown saves this season as they held on Saturday afternoon in 11 innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3.
Andre Ethier started the top of the eleventh inning with a double to right center and would come home on a Juan Uribe single to put the Dodgers up 4-3. Nick Punto would...
Clayton Kershaw is not happy with the Dodgers. Kershaw is not happy that the Dodgers leaked information about contract talks. He said, I think the reason we’ve been able to [...]
The first day of summer arrives on Friday, but somehow it feels like the dog days have already come and gone. The baseball season is almost three months old, and neither the Angels nor the Dodgers have gotten hot, or even tepid.
They are, as Dodgers manager Don Mattingly frequently says about his team, treading water a combined 19 games under .500 and 18 games out of first place...
Back in the 1980s, when the New York Yankees were in a championship drought, there was one player most fans were inevitably drawn to.
The gritty first baseman with the thick eye black. The guy who crouched low and then uncoiled that sweet, powerful swing from the left side of the plate.
During a rare down period for baseball's most successful franchise, Don...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry. The game was called Tuesday night about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. A star player and fan...
Updates on the major news across Major League Baseball during the 11th week of the season. Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig was named National League Player of the Week.
When the Dodgers last won the World Series as New York City, a ticket to Game 4 could be had for $7.35, or less than the cost of a hot dog or a beer at the New Yankee Stadium. The last time the Dodgers visited the Bronx was for the 1981 world series, and the face price of the Old Yankee Stadium Loge seats was $20. Times have obviously changed, and for last year's World Series...
Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.