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Defensive Indifference or Defensive Ignorance?

Quick – How many times have the Dodgers allowed a runner on first base to take second base on Defensive Indifference this season? Don’t know? Okay, here’s an easier one. How many times has the base runner that the Dodgers gave Defensive Indifference to come around to score this season? Can’t find the answer? Of […]

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2014 Arizona Fall League preliminary rosters announced Four Dodgers prospects named to Glendale Desert Dogs roster

It’s the day that true die-hard minor league baseball fans have been waiting for – the day that the 30 MLB teams announce who will represent their respective franchises in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (AFL), which begins play on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Representing the Dodgers for the second year in a row is […]

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Is Jose De Leon the next Clayton Kershaw?

There is a buzz beginning to circulate among baseball fans who diligently follow the Dodgers minor league teams. No, it’s not the buzz about ‘The Untouchable Three’ (Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias), it’s a buzz about a 22-year-old right-hander named Jose De Leon who the Dodgers selected in the 24th round of the 2013 […]

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8-24-14 Gonzalez Double 1 FP

AGon continues to carry Dodgers towards postseason Dodgers first baseman's consistency remains key to team's success

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has said it time and again. “Adrian [Gonzalez] is our most consistent guy day in and day out,” and the numbers back this up. In his second full-season with the Dodgers, Gonzalez is within 17 points of his career .292 batting average, is within five home runs of his 23 per […]

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Mattingly running out of things to say about Kershaw

On June 24, 1955, a 19-year-old left-hander by the name of Sanford Koufax made his MLB debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and for the first six years of his career he was… well, not very good. In fact, from 1955 through 1960, Koufax posted a 36-40 record with a mediocre 4.08 ERA and a 1.425 WHIP. […]

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Is Matt Campbell the next Paco Rodriguez?

The game of baseball has been around as America’s favorite pastime for 169 years. During that time there have been many changes to Alexander Cartwright’s game. In my 62 years as a Dodger fan there has been the inclusion of the DH in the American League, the increased use of Sabermetrics – of which I […]

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Haren continues to confuse Dodger fans while helping Dodgers towards NL West Title

Dodger fans who were “fashionably late” to Dodger Stadium for Friday night’s series opener between the Dodgers and Mets never saw that Dan Haren – the one who is consistently inconsistent; the one who is always coughing up home runs; the one who, at times, can be really bad. No, fans who arrived after the […]

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Credit Carl Crawford with the assist

Everybody loves the long ball, especially when it’s a game-winner - and Justin Turner’s dramatic two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday night was about as exciting as it gets. Not only did it help the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres but it was the Dodgers first […]

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Dodgers put even more pressure on Clayton Kershaw’s shoulders

It’s a continuing saga in Dodgers history – they pick up reclamation projects off the trash heap (usually pitchers) who initially do exceptionally well in their first few games with their new team and then one-by-one they begin to show exactly why they were either traded away from their previous teams or let go completely. […]

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Jose De Leon
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Jose De Leon – A game to remember

On Tuesday evening I listened to the Great Lakes Loons game against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. I was particularly interested in the game as just turned twenty-two year old Jose De Leon started for the Loons and was a bit disappointed it wasn’t being carried by MiLB.TV. The game was delayed by rain for 53 […]

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