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The Dodgers And Giants, Together At Last

Three games in July can’t “make or break” a season. They can change a season’s direction — for example, if you’re on the fence about buying or selling before the deadline and you go out and get destroyed — but by themselves, three games can’t be more important than the combined impact of 159 others….

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May’s Dodger Insider Magazine: So Many Pitches

If you’re going to the series against the Giants that starts today — and you should, because the Giants are in first place, and the Dodgers are finally back home after what seemed like a never-ending road trip from beyond — you’ll see the May edition of Dodger Insider magazine available at the park. It…

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No Dodger Baseball Today Or Maybe Ever

Not unexpected in the least: Today’s #Dodgers and Twins interleague game has been postponed to Thursday at 6pm as part of a split doubleheader due to inclement weather. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 29, 2014 I mean, this is what the forecast in Minnesota is: So if anything, good on the Twins for getting…

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Statistics Are Stabilizing: Hitter Strikeout Rate

It’s pretty difficult to write the type of posts that I prefer to write this time of year. There’s only so many analysis-heavy posts that one can write while saying “this probably isn’t real because the sample size is too small.” Statistics stabilize (meaning that what we’re seeing is more “true talent” than “random variance”)…

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Dodgers @ Padres, March 30, 2014: Grand Re-opening

After a strange week, we’re back to baseball that actually counts, and it’s here to stay. The Dodgers re-open their 2014 campaign in San Diego tonight, and I have to say that the starting lineup looks pretty good against right-handed pitching. After all of the talk about Yasiel Puig leading off, he’s batting behind Carl…