With Smith Behind the Plate, Dodgers Head into DC for Showdown with Nationals

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On Thursday, the Dodgers did something that needed to be done, but most fans didn’t think would actually happen – they optioned catcher Austin Barnes to Oklahoma City and recalled rookie Will Smith.  We’ve chronicled many times how Barnes has been very good behind the dish, but terrible at the plate. His slash line of .196/.288/.328/.616 is just abysmal, and hopefully the time in Triple-A will allow him to work on getting his swing back to where he’s not just an assumed out when his turn comes up to bat.

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What MLB-Ready Player Might the Dodgers Be Willing to Trade?

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Only a week left until the trade deadline, a week left for the Dodgers‘ Front Office to pull of a trade that will get them the World Series ring Los Angeles so desires.

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For Dodgers Fans, Waiting is the Hardest Part

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The Dodgers swept the Marlins, as they should. It was a typical Dodgers series, a close game, a blowout, and an (almost) blown save by the bullpen.

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News and Notes Ahead Of Marlins Series

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The Dodgers have returned from their eventful East Coast road trip. It featured rain delays, almost fighting with the Phillies closer, a lot of home runs, and a 4-3 record for the two series.

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Some Thoughts on the Dodgers’ Bullpen Woes

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Kenley Jansen got hit literally and figuratively in last night’s game, and ended up blowing the save. The Dodgers, down 6-1 at one point, had battled back to make it an 8-6 game going into the ninth inning. Jansen was hit with a comebacker, and ended up giving up a walk-off hit to Bryce Harper.

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Dodgers Take Two of Three in Boston, Set Sights on Phillies

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The Dodgers had an eventful start to their East Coast road trip, managing to take two of three from the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. After the first game where the offense could barely muster a run, they exploded to score 11 runs in the second game, and then took 12 innings to finally get the win on Sunday evening.

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Dodgers Begin Second Half in Boston, Ready to Avenge World Series Loss

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The second half of the season begins today, with the Dodgers starting with an East Coast swing that includes three games with the Boston Red Sox and four in Philadelphia against the Phillies.

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An In-Depth Interview with Rick Krajewski, Dodgers Stats Man

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Stats have been steadily taking over the game of baseball, from launch angle to exit velocity to wOBA and everything in between. The Dodgers organization is on the cutting edge of using all stats to their advantage in regards to both pitching and batting.

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What Happens to Dodgers Roster When Key Players from IL Return?

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The Dodgers have finished the first half of the season with the best record in the major leagues, sitting at 60-32. They reached 30, 40, 50, and 60 wins before any other team in the major leagues, and are three games ahead of both the New York Yankees and Houston Astros. They’ve done this with some of their best players on the IL (and a shaky bullpen).

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Dodgers Trade Nathan Witt to Tampa Bay for Casey Sadler

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The Dodgers made a roster move on Wednesday, making a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Casey Sadler. The Rays acquired pitching prospect Nathan Witt in return.

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