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Dodgers Devin Smeltzer wants to ‘give back’

Left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer was the Dodgers’ fifth-round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of San Jacinto Community College which is located in the greater Houston, Texas area. He had previously been selected by the San Diego Padres in the 33rd round of the 2014 June draft as a senior out of Bishop […]

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Dodgers release Bud Norris

MLB.com Dodgers beat reporter Ken Gurnick is reporting that the Dodgers have released 31-year-old right-hander Bud Norris. The Dodgers acquired the Greenbrae, California native from the Atlanta Braves (along with outfielder Dian Toscano, pitcher Alec Grosser and cash) on June 30, 2016 in exchange for minor leaguer pitchers Caleb Dirks and Phil Pfeifer. Norris appeared in 13 games […]

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Kevin Malisheski – A sleeper in the 2016 MLB Draft

Right-hander Kevin Malisheski was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of 2016 First-Year Player Draft waiting until the 1,151st pick to get the call. The 18-year-old Malisheski was one of three high school pitchers the Dodgers selected in the final three rounds of the June draft. These were not picks made just because […]

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Roberts reveals several postseason roster plans

In a move that was both unprecedented and unexpected, first-year Dodgers manager Dave Roberts let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday afternoon when he shared several of his playoff roster plans during his daily pre-game media scrum. Even though the first round of the playoffs will not begin until Friday, October 7 – […]

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Sunday’s other home run

When 27-year-old Dodgers utility infielder Charlie Culberson hit his game-winning walk-off solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Sunday afternoon to clinch the franchise’s record-setting fourth consecutive National League West title, he etched his name into Dodgers lore forever. Culbie’s 397-foot shot landed in the Dodgers bullpen and landed the Dodgers into the […]

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Dodgers to simulcast Vin Scully’s final game

The Dodgers have announced that Hall of Famer Vin Scully’s final game on Sunday, October 2 in San Francisco will be simulcast in its entirety on SPECTRUM SportsNetLA, KTLA and AM 570 LA Sports. Scully is in his 67th and final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers. The Hall of Famer’s 67 years […]

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Tom Hanks was wrong – There IS crying in baseball

I admit it, I am a sentimental sort; or as my mom used to say of me as a youngster “You cry when the toast lands jelly up.” But for the most part and as Tom Hanks professed to us in the 1992 hit comedy A League of Their Own, “There’s no crying in baseball.” As much […]

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Of the likes never seen before … not even by Vin Scully

It pretty much goes without saying that there isn’t a human being on the planet who has personally witnessed more live baseball games than Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who will call his final game one week from Sunday after a historic 67-year career. As such, you can also pretty much be assured that […]

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A Whole New Puig

Aside from his brief run-in with Giants hothead Madison Bumgarner this past Monday night, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has, for the most part, remained out of the sights of the national media since returning from his banishment to the minor leagues … unless you’re talking about his bat and glove, that is. Since his return on […]

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The Arizona Fall League celebrates 25th anniversary

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year having been born in 1992. The league was the brainchild of 3-time MLB Executive of the Year, Roland Hemond, to be created as a place where organizations could get their top prospects experience against fellow top talent and also as a place where teams […]

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