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The Recent History Of Dodger Post-Clinch Lineups

One thing I’m looking forward today is seeing who the Dodgers bring out for their post-clinch party lineup. It’s a good time to get the regulars some extra rest and get some experience for the younger players. The Dodgers are almost guaranteed to be the second seed at this point, so they’re not really playing…

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A Week Of Sitting And Waiting

I know there’s Dodger baseball tonight, and tomorrow, and the next day. But is there, really? Don’t get me wrong: I’m thrilled that the Dodgers have locked the division up early enough that this three-game set against a wretched Colorado team doesn’t have to mean anything. That’s wonderful. That’s outstanding. That’s how you want it…

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The Eight Billionth Way Clayton Kershaw Is Awesome

Kudos, really, to the schedule-maker today. There’s no game tonight, and I’m pretty happy about that. It’s a perfect break before what should be a celebratory three-game series against the Rockies, meaningful for absolutely nothing other than getting a few swings, a few cheers and a few laughs. The playoff roster doesn’t need to be…

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Dodgers 9, Giants 1: NL West champions

The Dodgers won the National League West for a second consecutive year by defeating the Giants on Wednesday night 9-1 behind a great performance by Clayton Kershaw and some timely hitting (the best equation for success). The Giants actually struck first, as Kershaw was in a spot of bother in the third inning. With runners…

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Report: De Jon Watson To Leave For Diamondbacks

This isn’t wonderful: #Dodgers’ De Jon Watson likely to join #DBacks as assistant to Dave Stewart, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Stewart close to being named GM — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 24, 2014 Watson, the VP of Player Development, joined the Dodgers in 2007 from Cleveland, and he along with Logan White have largely…

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How Do We Explain Justin Turner?

Of all the ways the Mets could Met, this one has been the most beneficial to all of us: They non-tendered Justin Turner last winter, slammed his “hustle,” then watched him blossom into a vital part of a Dodgers team with championship aspirations and single-handedly outperform most of the 2014 New York offense. Mets gonna Mets,…