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Brandon League, Valuable Major League Reliever

One of the least-remembered parts of last night’s 1-0 win over San Diego is going to be that Brandon League got through the seventh inning on only seven pitches, keeping a scoreless game tied until the Dodgers could put a run on the board in the ninth. It’s the 32nd scoreless outing he’s had in…

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The Path To Joc Pederson

So here’s what we know, right now: Matt Kemp is not a center fielder, no matter how much he wants to be. Andre Ethier is not a center fielder, though he admirably did his best to make it work. Carl Crawford is not a center fielder, because he hasn’t played there in a decade, has…

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Padres 6, Dodgers 3: Dan Depression

Dan Haren continued his slow and painful demise back to replacement level against one of the worst offensive units in the history of forever, giving up four runs on six hits (one homer) and two walks. Haren’s ERA now stands at 4.23, which is remarkably close to his 4.43 FIP, and his WAR has crept…

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Padres @ Dodgers July 11, 2014: As The Outfield Turns

Hanley Ramirez is out tonight, but you already knew that. Miguel Rojas is the starting shortstop. At this point, I’m no longer “happy” or “sad” about Ramirez news. We’ve arrived in a perpetual state of nothingness, where Ramirez is neither active nor inactive. If a shortstop falls in the woods, and no one can watch it…

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Andre Ethier, Former Center Fielder

Here’s Dustin, a few hours ago: And if Van Slyke is in center again tonight against a righty in Jesse Hahn, you know something is really up. And, as I’ve been suggesting might happen on Twitter all day long, here’s the relevant part of tonight’s lineup: Van Slyke CF Yep. My friends, I think we’ve seen the last…

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Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

In “news that should shock absolutely nobody, anywhere, ever” news, don’t expect to see Hanley Ramirez soon. From Ken Gurnick: After helping win Thursday night’s game, Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez left with a flare-up of his sore right shoulder and likely won’t start again until after the All-Star break. Ramirez had another injection in the…