Dodgers Roster: Exploring the Second Base Possibilities for 2019

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With each passing winter, it seems as if the Dodgers have a hole in their roster regarding a primary second baseman. In 2018, fans saw eight different players garner starts at the keystone, and by the time the playoffs rolled around, team management still didn’t have a overwhelming choice for a solution. As it stands now, there will be quite a bit of personnel movement this offseason—including the coaching staff—and once again, fans will wonder if the front office will go shopping for a second baseman or try to utilize its resources from within the organization.

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Kenley Jansen Prepares for Offseason Heart Surgery

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Baseball is a great escape, and while we passionately follow teams and players, there are always stark reminders that it really is just a game, and there are far more important things.

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: Is J.T. Realmuto Worth the Marlins’ Asking Price?

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Even though the Hot Stove has yet to heat up, that does not mean that hot takes and rumors surrounding moves the Dodgers might make aren’t abound.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Gavin Lux Rising Quickly

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During the 2018 season, there were very few prospects whose stock rose as much as 20-year-old infielder Gavin Lux. Selected by the Dodgers with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 draft, many people believed that he didn’t live up to his expectations during his debut campaign in 2017, when he struggled with the glove and hit just .244/.331/.362 in 111 games. However, the Wisconsin native came back with a vengeance last season, capping off the year by being named the organization’s Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year.

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Dodgers Sign Reliever Kevin Quackenbush to Minor League Pact

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The Dodgers have signed reliever Kevin Quackenbush to a minor league contract, adding a potentially useful bullpen arm for next season if he can bounce back successfully after a dreadful last couple seasons in the majors.

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Dodgers Roster: Hyun-Jin Ryu Accepts Qualifying Offer, Yasmani Grandal Declines

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Lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu decided to accept the Dodgers‘ $17.9 million qualifying offer on Monday afternoon, prospectively setting Los Angeles up with one of the most formidable starting rotations in the National League.

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Dodgers Hot Stove: 5 Untouchable Players & 4 Players Who Could Be Dealt

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As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, this winter could be a time of great flux for the Dodgers roster. Today, let’s look at five players who most definitely won’t and four players who could be traded before the start of the 2019 season.

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Dodgers Rumors: Our First Hypothetical Trade Proposal of the Winter

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Admittedly, I’m not one of those people who like to draw up endless hypothetical trades guessing which players could end up making a club better. It’s hard to estimate what’s going on inside the minds of most general managers, and it’s difficult to dig deep enough into an opposition’s farm system to decipher the needs of a particular organization. Nevertheless, I’m good for one or two imaginary deals per season, as I believe they can be a good tools for determining players’ worth and values.

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Dodgers Say Goodbye to Chase Utley, For Now

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Chase Utley announced back in July that this was going to be his final season in the majors, and it looks like it’s becoming official that a tremendous career is coming to an end.

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More Thoughts on the Dodgers’ Front Office and Luxury Tax Threshold

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Earlier this week, news came out that the Dodgers‘ front office was looking to keep the team under the luxury tax for the next four years.

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