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7-24-14 Guerrero Swing FP

Is there more to Alex Guerrero’s assignment at Rancho than just to rehab?

Although we will never really know for sure, there is every reason to believe that had Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero not had his ear bitten off by banished former MLB catcher Miguel Olivo, he would have been called up to the Dodgers – ahead of Erisbel Arruebarrena, ahead of Carlos Triunfel, ahead of Jamie Romak and ahead of Miguel […]

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AGon returning to form at just the right time

To say that Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had a down year through the first half of the 2014 season is being kind. And even though most major leaguers would gladly take his first-half triple-slash numbers of .250/.312/.429, these numbers are well below AGon’s career triple-slash of .291/.364/.497. Be even as the rest of the Dodgers […]

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Even Mattingly’s biggest fans had a tough time with Dodgers 12-7 loss to Pirates

It’s no secret that there are a lot of Dodger fans who do not like the way that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly runs his team, and after Tuesday night’s embarrassing 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park there are undoubtedly a few more. The trouble began when starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who was fresh […]

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Jeremy Rathjen FP

Quakes finally snap brutal losing streak

After their remarkable record-setting nine-game winning streak, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes went on an excruciatingly painful 10-game losing streak which, mercifully, came to an end on Monday night with a dominating 10-4 win over the Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) at historic Sam Lynn Field in Bakersfield. Much like the Dodgers themselves, the […]

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Matt Holliday HBP FP

What Would Sandy Koufax Have Done? An Opposing Viewpoint to Kershaw's Retaliation Pitch

On Monday the Dodger sites and blogs were alive with perspectives on the Dodgers-Cardinals game on Sunday. Actually it was as if the perspectives were all written with the same pen or keyboard. The commentaries were not about Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier’s RBI singles, Clayton Kershaw alertly stealing a base or AJ Ellis picking […]

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Julian Leon FP

Do Dodgers have the next Mike Piazza Down on the Farm?

Most Dodger fans will remember Carlos Santana – some more than others. They will recall that the switch hitting catcher was most likely the best catching prospect the Dodgers had since Mike Piazza. Even more so they will recall Santana was traded to the Cleveland Indians for third baseman Casey Blake just before the trade […]

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Puig HBP FP

Don Drysdale is smiling down on Clayton Kershaw

It’s hard to argue that when St Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly drilled Hanley Ramirez in the ribs with a 95 MPH two-seam fastball in Game-1 of the NLCS, it changed the series dramatically. In fact, it was the defining moment of the series as Ramirez was unable to continue because of a broken rib. And […]

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Alex-Guerrero FP

Could the Dodgers finally have a long-term solution at third base?

It’s no secret to anyone that after this season the Dodgers will have a long-term void to fill at third base. Granted, they will still have Juan Uribe on the books through the 2015 season (to the tune of $6.5 million), but in all likelihood, the (then) 36-year-old will be utilized more as a utility […]

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6-18-14 Kershaw Post-Game FP

Kershaw’s next potential milestone coming into view

Between July 11 and September 18, 1924, 33-year-old Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Dazzy Vance set a franchise record when he won 15 consecutive games in a single season en route to his remarkable 28-6 season, for which he received the first-ever National League MVP Award. Vance would go on to have an outstanding career that would […]

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7-11-14 Dan Haren FP

Haren’s future as a Dodger could hinge on tonight’s game

*  *  *  Updated: July 19, 2014  *  *  * There is no kind way to put it, Dan Haren is the Dodgers’ weakest link – the fans know it, the Dodgers know it and even Dan Haren knows it. “The results were terrible,” said Haren after losing to the San Diego Padres in his […]

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