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2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Catchers

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A.J. Ellis A.J. Ellis entered 2013 as a key, but underrated, component to the team’s success. He was a player who patrolled a scarce defensive position and could consistently work counts, provide occasional pop, and handle a deep and talented pitching staff. Of course, it was always unlikely that he’d match his stellar 2012 campaign (.270/.373/.414/.787, 13 HR, 3.7 fWAR/3.3 ... Read More »

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

MLBTR picks Dodgers to get Tanaka, all team’s free agents to leave + have Dodgers playing ghost at third

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MLB Trade Rumors recently released their annual free agent predictions for their top 50 free agents, and it included three Dodgers free agents leaving, but they only saw the Dodgers acquiring one player. The one player they picked the Dodgers to acquire was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who I profiled before. 5. Masahiro Tanaka – Dodgers. Not technically a free ... Read More »

The Dodgers give up on Dee Gordon as a regular

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Dee Gordon will report to the Dominican Winter League in hopes of transitioning from shortstop to center field, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com also said he’ll be in the outfield this winter. The league will not only offer the Dodgers their first extended look at recently signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, it ... Read More »

Don Mattingly’s future with the Dodgers is up in the air, but if not him, then who?

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Don Mattingly gave quite the exit press conference yesterday, basically saying that he has a guaranteed contract for next year, but if he doesn’t get a multi-year deal, then he might not be back with the Dodgers. “My option vested once we beat Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be back,” Mattingly told reporters on Monday, with general manager Ned ... Read More »

[Updated] Dodgers 2013 NLCS player panic ratings: Which player will fans flood my mentions with curse words about?

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I did player panic ratings for the Dodgers before the NLDS, so I figured why not do them for the NLCS too? See, while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 NLDS player panic ratings: Who are Dodger fans most likely to meltdown about?

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The idea for player panic ratings has been stewing in my head since the last playoff appearance for the Dodgers, because while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane people let ... Read More »

Dodgers vs. Braves, 2013 NLDS breakdown: In which the general public roots for schadenfreude

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The Braves and Dodgers in the 2013 NLDS, because why not, right? Putting aside the respective fanbases, this is a matchup a lot of outsiders have expressed interest in, if for no other reason than to see the most habitual unwritten rule line-steppers take on the steadfast unwritten rule enforcers of grittitude. Basically, everybody wants to see Yasiel Puig and/or ... Read More »