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How Dodgers’ hitters and pitchers fared ‘After 0-2’

I was listening to a recent episode of Effectively Wild, (Baseball Prospectus podcast), and one topic being discussed was the “After 0-2” split. Sam Miller brought it up and focused on the pitchers, but I’m even more fascinated how the Dodgers’ hitters fared after they got down 0-2. Let’s be clear: These stat lines aren’t…

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2015 Dodgers prospects: 2018 Pitching Staff

This is the penultimate piece in my 2015 Dodgers prospects series. I look at how I think the 2018 pitching staff could shape up. There are a few Dodger pitching prospects who could crack the 2018 pitching staff, but if there is a big hole that can be filled with a big signing (specifically in…


Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

It’s about damn time. A month after free agency, the Dodgers have finally expressed interest in perhaps the most valuable free agent available — Jon Lester. Sources: Dodgers have serious interest in Jon Lester, poised for potential late negotiating push — WEEI (@WEEI) December 4, 2014 From the report: “One industry source was under…

Kershaw clincher 9.24.14

Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Tiebreaker

Clearly I’m biased, but I would have voted for Clayton Kershaw to win MVP. Shocking, right? I won’t go through the entire exercise of creating a full mock ballot (though, without a ton of thought, I’d probably go Kershaw-Cutch-Lucroy-Rendon-Stanton for the top five), but the distance between Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen would be very narrow. McCutchen was…


Clayton Kershaw, Most Valuable Everything

Another day, another Clayton Kershaw accolade, though of course this one is far more impressive than yesterday’s Cy Young victory. Kershaw is your 2014 NL MVP, the first Dodger to win the award since Kirk Gibson in 1988, and just the second in the 40 seasons since Steve Garvey took it home in 1974. (Somehow….