Who will be playing shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2023 has been a source of speculation all offseason long for fans of the team.
Some were hoping that perhaps the team would re-sign free agent Trea Turner. He was east coast bound from the get-go, signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. Others thought maybe some of the other high profile shortstop free agents such as Xander Boegarts, Dansby Swanson or (shudder) Carlos Correa.
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A decision has finally been made in the Trevor Bauer case. On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers designated Bauer for assignment. They will now have seven days to trade him or release him from the organization. His time with the Dodgers organization has come to an end.
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Take me to the magic of the moment, On the glory night Where the children of tomorrow dream away In the winds of change
When President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman took over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014, he set about building an team capable of being very very good, for a very very long time.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally making some moves this winter, although they are not big and splashy like some of their counterpart teams.
The Dodgers have passed on pretty much all of the top free agents of this year. Justin Verlander went to the Mets. Aaron Judge re-signed with the Yankees. Trea Turner returned to the East Coast to play for the Phillies. And most recently, Carlos Correa signed a 13-year deal with play with the rival San Francisco Giants.
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All is right with the world, for a moment anyway, when Clayton Kershaw is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Monday, the team announced that they have re-signed Kershaw to a one-year, $20 million contract, with a $5 million signing bonus.
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Another Los Angeles Dodgers season has come to an end, and fans of the team are once again grappling with a way too early exit.
While many lamented about the lack of pitching depth, in the end, it was once again the offense that failed to show up. The top offense in baseball, they of the +334 run differential, could barely string together any hits. They blew a multitude of chances, stranding runners left an right. There seemed to be a complete lack of urgency and fire throughout the whole NLDS series.
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What many thought would be a pitching duel between Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish turned out to be a slogfest with the Padres evening the series 1-1, finally pulling out a postseason win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw was not very sharp through the first two innings. He allowed a home run to Manny Machado in the top of the first. In the second, he allowed two hits but dug deep to strike out the final two batters of the inning to escape unscathed.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have been awaiting the outcome of the Wild Card game on their side of the bracket, and now know their opponents in the NLDS – the San Diego Padres.
The Padres defeated the New York Mets on Sunday night to take the best of three series 2-1. The Mets/Padres series was the only one of the Wild Card series to go the full three games.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2022 regular season has come to a close. The Dodgers finished with a record of 111-51, the most wins ever in team history. They won the NL West by a margin of 22 games, over the San Diego Padres.
They also finished with the best team ERA in the majors at 2.80, WHIP at 1.05, and batting average against, .209. They have four starters who made 20 plus starts, and had sub 2.60 ERAs, the first team to do that since the 1919 Cincinnati Reds.
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Welcome to the last few days of stress free Los Angeles Dodgers baseball for the 2022 season!
The Dodgers have their last three games of the season, at home, continuing what is essentially a six game series with the Colorado Rockies. So far, the Dodgers have won two of three from their NL West counterparts.
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