Articles by Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called “Dugout Blues.” He does contracts and depth charts for FanGraphs and is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.

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Looking at some fastball-slider lefty options

The term “lefty specialist” has a certain connotation to it. That is, it’s a lefty who has a nasty breaking pitch (usually a slider) that is hard for opposing left-handed hitters to contact. Also, they don’t typically throw that hard, but there are some who do. The Dodgers traded Paco Rodriguez in the Hector Olivera…


Report: Dodgers to name Dave Roberts manager

The managerial search seems to finally come to a close. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reported on Sunday night the Dodgers are expected to hire Dave Roberts as their new manager. He’ll have some lofty shoes to fill with Don Mattingly off to Miami. I wrote about Roberts, 43, being a leading candidate for…


Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw and a game of chicken

Everything coming out of the Dodgers’ front office so far this winter has pointed to reducing player salaries and building around young talent. This doesn’t mean the collective wallet will be closed. I still think the Dodgers end up with Zack Greinke or David Price. But if they don’t, their best and most attractive trade…


Dodgers’ managerial search reportedly down to two

This managerial search is really dragging on, but there appears to be an end in sight. From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick this morning. #Dodgers are doing 2nd interviews with managerial finalists and plan to make a decision by Friday or Saturday, sources say. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 18, 2015 Finally! As reported late last week,…