1-24-15 CK FP

Just Kershaw being Kershaw

Another night – another awards ceremony for 2014 National League MVP and Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw. On Saturday night the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) held their 92nd annual awards presentation dinner in New York at which Kershaw was formally presented with his 2014 Kenesaw Mountain Landis NL MVP plate and his 2014 NL Cy […]

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The 2015 Dodgers 20 and Under Team

Last March I compiled a list of players that were 20-years of age or younger in the Dodger farm system that I felt were the best at their positions. Now I am looking back to the 2014 season to see how they have progressed and also to again determine who would be on the scorecard […]

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Thank you Ernie Banks, just thank you

When word spread about the passing of Hall of Famer and baseball legend Ernie Banks late Friday evening, I was deeply saddened and paused what I was doing to say a brief prayer for Ernie and his family and friends. Ernie’s passing also caused me to reflect on the personal impact that he had on my […]

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Does Joc Pederson have a lock on the center field job? Although the likely favorite, the Dodgers center field job is anything but a done deal

There’s a saying in baseball as old as the game itself: “The job is his to lose.” There’s another saying as old as the game itself – or so it seems: “Andre Ethier will be traded.” With the Dodgers first full-squad spring training workout exactly five weeks from today, not only has Andre Ethier not been […]

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Future looking bright for Dodgers Baseball America releases Top-10 prospect list - and it's very impressive

There are Dodger fans and then there are Dodger enthusiasts. If you are among the former, you know all about Kershaw, AGon, Puig, Crawford, Ellis and newcomers Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. If you are among the latter, you know about De Leon, Verdugo, Holmes and Leon – to name only a few. But whether […]

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What’s Next for the Dodgers? Dodgers brass using old-school success with new-school technology to create a new 'Dodger way'

What’s Next for the Dodgers? When I was a youngster enjoying the exploits of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the mid fifties, a CBS television show – The $64,000 Question – was all the rage. At that time whenever we had a puzzling question we would simply say, “That’s the $64,000 question.” It was a great […]

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Will Dodgers improved defense make up for their lost offense? Friedman's & Zaidi's off-season moves will be closely scrutinized by Dodger fans - among others

Make no mistake about it, new Dodgers Present of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and new Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi are not concerned about what fans think of their off-season moves. In fact, their boss – Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten – ordered them not to. “I have told them not to concern themselves […]

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Pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson hoping to make Dodgers gamble worthwhile Low draft pick has high hopes with only team willing to give him a chance

Caleb Ferguson was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. He was the 1,149th overall pick meaning that only 66 players were selected after him in the 40-round draft. Right-handers Jeff Bain and Sam Moore were selected by the Dodgers in the final two rounds of the […]

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In favor of pitch clocks? Here’s a scary scenario for you

Imagine it’s Game-7 of the 2016 World Series between the Dodgers and the Yankees. It’s the bottom of the ninth and every one of the 50,291 in attendance at Yankee Stadium are on their feet, most appear to be praying – and with good cause; the Dodgers are clinging to a precarious 1-0 lead (Kershaw started, of […]

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A look back at the Albuquerque Isotopes – one last time

The Albuquerque Isotopes have been the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate for the past six years but 2014 proved to be the final year of that affiliation – one that will most likely never be renewed. The Isotopes play in the Pacific Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. In 2014 manager Damon Berryhill saw his squad […]

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