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Urias 2015 debut not part of Dodgers plan – for now

When it was announced that 18-year-old Mexican phenom Julio Urias had been invited to the Dodgers big league spring training camp, Dodgers fans from around the globe were ecstatic. It gave them almost a giddy feeling that the Dodgers top pitching prospect might actually fulfill legendary scout Mike Brito’s prediction that Urias would be pitching in […]

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Hatcher up for challenge as Dodgers substitute closer

During the off-season the primary target for Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi was rebuilding the Dodgers bullpen to help bridge the gap from the starting rotation to closer Kenley Jansen. But with the recent injury to Jansen, the entire dynamics of the Dodgers reconstructed bullpen have changed drastically. “I’m not […]

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Dodgers have a plan to reduce pressure on Joc Pederson Unreasonably high expectations a concern for Dodgers brass

Anyone who follows the game of baseball closely is well aware that the most difficult transition is the jump from the Triple-A level to the major league level. Quite often some of the most highly touted minor leaguers who absolutely tore it up in Triple-A simply cannot make the adjustment to the big leagues. Perhaps one […]

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A.J. Ellis – It’s about winning, not job titles

When pitchers and catchers reported on Thursday morning there was a lot of friendly banter – both between the players and between the players and the media. But when things got serious, there was one common theme – the Dodgers were not happy with the way last season ended; or the season before that. “I […]

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Camelback Ranch making Dodger fans feel right at home Dodgers-White Sox spring training facility offering many new attractions for fans

The Dodgers announced on Wednesday that Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the Dodgers and White Sox, will offer fans several new amenities and attractions starting Friday when it opens to fans for the 2015 Spring Training season. These enhancements were spearheaded by Dodgers Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith […]

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Will Julio Urias fulfill Mike Brito’s prophecy?

When legendary Dodgers scout Mike Brito signed left-handed phenom Julio Urias on August 23, 2012 – exactly 11 days after his 16th birthday – he knew immediately that Urias was special. So special, in fact, that Brito boldly predicted that the Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico native would be pitching in the big leagues as an 18-year-old. Two years later, on […]

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Dodgers lose closer Kenley Jansen for 2-3 months

With the official start of spring training less than 36 hours away, the Dodgers received their first bit of bad news on Tuesday evening – very bad news. They will be without their closer Kenley Jansen anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. Late Tuesday evening Dodgers Director of Digital and Print Content Jon Weisman reported that […]

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Spring Training 2015 – Take a look beyond the big league fields New Dodgers brass likely to spend considerable time on backfields of Camelback Ranch this spring

Without question, spring training 2015 is going to be huge for the Dodgers. In addition to guys like Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy, Yasmani Grandal and Brett Anderson (among others) being under the proverbial microscope, it will be the first spring training under the Dodgers new front office staff who themselves will be under […]

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Poll: How many wins will the Dodgers have in 2015?

Depending on who you talk to, the Dodgers are predicted to win anywhere from 88 to 98 games in 2015, with many of the so-called experts pinning them at right around the 94-win mark. Interestingly, this just so happens to be the exact number of wins that they had in 2014 en route to their second consecutive […]

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Opt-out clauses no longer the exception but the rule Skyrocketing MLB salaries make escape clauses a must for long-term contracts

Nobody saw it coming. In fact, there’s a good chance that most Dodger fans didn’t even know it existed until it happened. On November 9, 2006, Dodgers right fielder J.D. Drew opted out of his five-year/$55 million contract with the Dodgers after only two seasons in L.A., thus leaving $33 million on the table. What made this […]

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