Dee Gordon

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Dodgers 7, D’Backs 5: Nice Way To Start A Season

I am quite unsure how that could have gone better. If there’s one thing that would have been more annoying than flying approximately 200 million miles to Australia during spring training — for the players, that is, because I’ve quite enjoyed seeing baseball at the famed Sydney Cricket Grounds — it would have been flying…

Reversing the strikeout trend
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Revisiting The Second Base Platoon

In February, I wrote about the potential for a platoon at second base after Don Mattingly stated that it was a possibility. I was a bit dismissive of the idea, citing the lack of combinations that made sense based on past hitting performances. My conclusion was that it was fairly¬†likely that Alex Guerrero would start…

Mark McGwire is a really good hitting coach. (By: Dustin Nosler)
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The Mark McGwire effect on Dodgers’ hitters

Even at their best, the Dodgers have never been known as an offensive juggernaut along the lines of the Cardinals, Rangers, Red Sox or Rockies. They’ve had some really good hitters to don the uniform, but they could never really pull it all together at the same time. The 2014 Dodgers could be one of…

Reversing the strikeout trend
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Uncertainty Reigns For Dodgers at Second Base

Dee Gordon reached base three times last night against Seattle, and the first two were pretty much the most Gordon successes ever. In the first inning, he hit a chopper to the left side and beat the throw. After striking out in the second, he tapped back to the pitcher in his next plate appearance,…

Is he better in a platoon? (Via)
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What Would A Platoon At Second Base Look Like?

Earlier today, Don Mattingly made some waves when he said the following about the Dodgers’ second-base situation: I like platoons because, basically, it gets you good matchups if you get the right guys for it. It keeps guys involved, keeps them fresh and they know when they will be starting. I actually like it, so…