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2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Since debuting in 2010, Kenley Jansen has been one of the game’s truly elite relief aces, and 2013 was his best showing yet. Kenley began the year as the set-up man to Brandon League after League was gifted a ridiculous three-year deal, and though the cries were numerous and persistent to not give Brandon high-leverage situations over Kenley, ... Read More »

The terms of Brian Wilson’s rumored return borders on fan fiction + Dodgers in on J.P. Howell

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I’m not sure this could go any better if I planned it myself. But here goes… —– The Dodgers are close with Brian Wilson… Dodgers and Brian Wilson appear to be getting close on a contract agreement. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 3, 2013 …but HE only wants a one-year deal… The #Dodgers and free-agent closer Brian Wilson are talking ... Read More »

Ronald Belisario won’t be around anymore, so could John Axford be his replacement?

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The non-tender deadline was yesterday, with Clayton Kershaw, A.J. Ellis, Kenley Jansen, and Ronald Belisario all needing decisions. The Dodgers decided to non-tender Beli, and we all assume the other three will be dealt with. #Dodgers non-tender Ronald Belisario, bit of a surprise — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 3, 2013 This was a surprise, not because Beli deserved to be ... 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 »

2013 NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 – Part 2 – The aftermath + celebration GIFS

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The Dodgers won. Celebration time? Celebration time. —– The man of the day, Juan Uribe. Vindicated, in a way. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp show why he’s a clubhouse favorite. Puig also destroyed a TBS camera while Uribe was being interviewed. Hanley Ramirez goes nuts (also notice Adrian Gonzalez laughing at Hanley on the right before Puig dumps him): Nick ... Read More »

A resurgent and reinvented Brian Wilson

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When Brian Wilson was signed, I didn’t like it much. His velocity was reported to be anywhere from 87-90 mph, he only had a month to make an impact coming off Tommy John surgery, and he was a veteran, so the team would inevitably give him preference for the playoff roster over a potentially more deserving candidate. Now? Now there’s ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Making Moves: Seager, 3 others confirmed to AFL + teenagers Gooding & Barrios signed

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SS Corey Seager, OF Brian Cavazos Galvez, C Pratt Maynard, and C Chris O’Brien are the four Dodgers prospects confirmed to be headed to the Arizona Fall League in 2013. In addition, four pitchers will likely be sent to the AFL, and they’ll be named at a later date. Seager, likely the Dodgers top prospect, headlines the quartet, as O’Brien, ... Read More »

What should we expect to get from Brian Wilson?

Reliever Brian Wilson is already with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and it’s widely expected that he’ll be activated as soon as today, so it’s worth taking a look at what fans should realistically expect from him going forward. In four rehab appearances between A+ and AAA, Wilson has pitched four and a third innings, struck out three, walked none, and ... Read More »

Making Moves: Deadline deal, Wilson & Felix signed, Ozoria & Taylor promoted

The Dodgers signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson to a guaranteed major-league contract. Former Giants closer Brian Wilson has reportedly chosen to sign with the Dodgers, per reports from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Jim Bowden of ESPN, Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Nightengale says the deal is only through the 2013 season. Jerry ... Read More »