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Joc Pederson’s benching is complicated

Joc Pederson has started 110 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in this, his rookie season. The Dodgers are 62-48 in those games. By most estimations, Pederson has been pretty good this year. He was an All-Star and has 23 home runs, mostly out of the leadoff spot for Don Mattingly. Just how many more of the team’s final 38 games Pederson starts, however, remains to be seen...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson accepts relegation: 'It's not about me'

Although he was one of the most exciting players in baseball in the first half of the season, Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson has been mired in an extended slump for the past few months, an attrition that has him riding the pine now. Despite being a young rookie, Pederson understands why manager Don Mattingly has erased his name from the lineup card. "We're in a time when we need to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson has lost his starting job with the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have struggled in the second half this season, scuffling their way to a 16-17 record after the All-Star Break. Rookie center fielder Joc Pederson has also struggled since a breath-taking performance in the Home Run Derby, hitting just .163/.333/.293 with only three homers in 30 second-half games. Manager Don Mattingly isn’t exactly enamored with the 23...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers drop Pederson from starting lineup amid slump

Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' 23-year-old rookie center fielder, hit 20 homers in the first half of this season. He was a front runner for Rookie of the Year honors heading into the All-Star Break, where he played in his first Midsummer Classic and participated in the Home Run Derby. But now, according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, he's being replaced by another 23-year-old, **...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Hoping for Joc Pederson Resurgence

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 13: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he crosses home after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning aganst the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Joc Pederson had an electrifying beginning to his Dodger career. A 23-year-old native Californian...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Zach Greinke Crushes Second Career Home Run In Win Over Reds

Now that he has hit one it appears that Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke has taken a liking to hitting home runs. He hit his first just two starts ago, and against the Cincinnati Reds with the game tied at 1-1 in the fifth he hit his second, a 409-foot shot to center field.Since Joc Pederson had just hit one to get the team on the board his gave the team the lead. After giving up a run...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Joc Pederson Can’t Turn It Around?

I know, I know: You all want to talk about the bullpen! And we will, probably! But this was already pre-loaded for Monday morning, and it’s still a relevant concern. So onward we march. You surely don’t need me to tell you that after a stellar start to 2015, it’s been a rough slide for Joc Pederson. I will anyway, though, roughly splitting his season into halves: Through June...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Backing Joc Pederson Amidst Struggles

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 28: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers sticks out his tongue as he reacts to fouling a ball off his foot in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) For the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers, the typical organizational perspective of problems...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Enjoys His Ice Cream In Helmet Cups

Dodgers stud rookie Joc Pederson hit a home run in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ battle with the New York Mets. It must have taken a lot out of him, because he fueled up afterwards with a special treat: A helmet cup full of ice cream: That’s Keith Hernandez you hear saying that he never saw anything like it. First off, it happened earlier this season. Second, Keith used to...
Via Food and Sports
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' OF negative trade value makes Joc Pederson more valuable

There's a certain cognitive dissonance a lot of baseball fans feel between the value to the team of players' on-field contributions (almost always positive) as compared to the value minus the cost (not necessarily positive).When considering possible trades, you're not trading for just the player -- you're also trading for the contract. In baseball, you can cut a guy, but the money...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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