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Yimi Garcia’s Hidden Regression

Yimi Garcia is an extremely interesting pitcher. As a result, we write about him a lot. Early last year, he looked like one of the very best relievers in baseball. He has the highest spin rate on his fastball (despite having below-average fastball movement). As the bullpen is currently constructed, he will be slotted in as…

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Searching for the 2016 Dodgers’ leadoff hitter

With Howie Kendrick back (almost), the Dodgers’ roster is pretty well set, aside from your multiple-time-a-year Andre Ethier and/or Carl Crawford trade rumor. There is a question about the lineup, though: Who’s going to hit leadoff? It’s an interesting question. There isn’t a clear-cut leadoff hitter on the roster right now. Joc Pederson is the prototype…

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Dodgers add three prospects, one vet to NRI list

The Dodgers initially announced there would be 16 players who would be at camp via the non-roster invite. I recapped that last week. Now, they’ve added four more. Brandon Beachy, who was re-signed to a major-league deal on Jan. 6. Apparently, he was (quietly) placed on waivers and made it through. The Dodgers outrighted him…

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Dodgers bring back Howie Kendrick on team-friendly deal

Something that was brought up this morning by Ken Rosenthal (and Mike wrote about it) now looks like it’s happening. Sources: #Dodgers, Kendrick in agreement on two-year contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Yes, the Dodgers are bringing Howie Kendrick back, and they’re getting a hell of a deal: 2 years,…

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Maybe Howie Kendrick’s Dodger Career Isn’t Over Yet

News this morning from Ken Rosenthal: Sources: #Dodgers considering Kendrick. Not ideal fit with Kiké, Utley at 2B. Greater need for depth at 3B; Turner coming off knee surgery. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Dodger fans, at least the ones I’ve heard from, have wanted Howie Kendrick back for months. (Some because they…