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Building a 25-man roster – The Bullpen

The second article in my “Building a 25-man roster” series will address at the construction of the Dodgers opening day bullpen. Here I will make my final preseason prediction as to whom the members will be and I will also talk about the people I am leaving off of the list and for what reason. […]

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Hyun-Jin Ryu returns to Dodgers starting rotation

After two long years and a pair of surgeries, South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is finally … finally returning to the Dodgers starting rotation when the season begins on April 3. “Ryu has thrown the ball well, built up enough. We feel confident going forward that he’ll be one of our five (starting pitchers),” Dodgers […]

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‘The Skipper’ returning to broadcast booth in 2017

Former Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers manager, and longtime Dodgers minor league manager Kevin Kennedy – affectionately known to Dodger fans as “The Skipper” – will be returning to the Dodgers radio broadcast booth this season for a significant number of games on AM 570 LA Sports – the Dodgers flagship radio station. “No matter what, I’ve always […]

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Is Brandon Morrow the new Joe Blanton?

When the Dodgers take the field on Monday afternoon, they will have played 31 spring training games with seven games remaining. Since their very first game on February 25, all but eight of the 22 non-roster invitees to major league camp have been reassigned to minor league camp. Of those remaining eight, only one is […]

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Next wave of pitchers headed to Great Lakes

The 2016 season was, without a doubt, the most exciting for Great Lake Loons fans since the team’s inception in 2007. Not only did they win the Midwest League championship in an improbable fashion, they featured a stable of young pitchers that may not be seen again as a collection for quite some time. It […]

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Ethier prognosis better than expected … sort of Andrew Toles improves his chances of being Dodgers Opening Day left fielder

Fans of Andre Ethier and Dodger fans in general collectively held their breath on Saturday while awaiting word on how the soon-to-be 35 year-old veteran outfielder’s meeting with noted back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins went. Those results were revealed shortly after the Dodgers 11-6 win over the Oakland A’s at Camelback Ranch and shared with the […]

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Ethier’s future in the hands of Dr. Watkins – perhaps literally

The good news is that the epidural that soon-to-be 35-year-old veteran Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier received last week to relieve the pain in his lower back worked immediately. The bad news – or at least uncertain news – is that the extent of his “mild disk herniation” and subsequent treatment won’t be known until Friday […]

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Just Kershaw being Kershaw in latest spring training start

Anyone fortunate enough to have watched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitch on Thursday afternoon against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium indeed got a surprise. All the three-time National League Cy Young award winner and 2014 NL MVP did was strike out 11 of the 21 batters he faced – including striking out the side in […]

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Building a 25-man roster – The Rotation

A little over a month ago, I wrote a series of articles that predicted who would come out of spring training as the winners of three key position battles heading into the season. Now, with just two weeks left in camp, I will be revisiting those three articles as well as creating two more to […]

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Rain dampened WBC attendance, not spirits

After Tuesday night’s exciting Team USA 2-1 win over a highly favored Team Japan in front of a 33,462 at Dodger Stadium – the largest stadium in all of major league baseball with a seating capacity of 56,000 – I, like many, listened to MLB Network Radio’s “Round Trip,” hosted by former MLB general manager […]

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