Can Dodgers Succeed in Playoffs With Craig Kimbrel as Closer?

While the Los Angeles Dodgers have been the focus on nearly every potential trade chip so far this summer, adding a reliable reliever or two to the bullpen has been one of the most popular topics of discussion across the baseball blogosphere.

Even the most informed reporters and analysts in the media have a difficult time predicting trades without a reliable source of inside information. It’s hard to hypothesize how a rival general manager views their team’s needs, much less the actual trade value of the player departing. Occasionally, we’ll see a deal reported as a sure thing reach an impasse because both sides are unable to arrive at an agreement.

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Dodgers Activate Andrew Heaney, Jake Reed

The Dodgers on Wednesday morning activated lefty starting pitcher Andrew Heaney and righty reliver Jake Reed ahead of Wednesday’s finale against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium.

To make room on the active roster, the team optioned pitchers Mitch White and Garrett Cleavinger.

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More Thoughts on Dodgers and the 2022 MLB Trade Market

As we crawl into the final 10 days before the 2022 MLB trade deadline, things remain untypically quiet, aside from all the chatter surrounding Juan Soto and whether the Nationals will strike a deal with another club before August 2.

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3 Players Who Could Boost Dodgers’ Playoff Chances in 2022

When fans get a look at the second-half Dodgers in the series opener against the Giants on Thursday, they’ll see Mitch White taking the bump in the bottom of the first inning.

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2022 MLB Draft: Dodgers Announce Day 2 Selections

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their eight selections from the second day of the 2022 Draft on Monday afternoon, picking University of Central Florida shortstop Alex Freeland (third round, 105th pick), Virginia Tech outfielder Nick Biddison (fourth round, 135th pick), Arizona State University infielder Sean McLain (fifth round, 165th pick), P27 Academy shortstop Logan Wagner (sixth round, 195th pick), St. Mary’s College infielder Christopher Campos (seventh round, 225th pick), Louisiana Tech second baseman Taylor Young (eighth round, 255th pick), University of Virginia left-handed pitcher Brandon Neeck (ninth round, 285th pick), and Westmount College catcher Simon Reid (tenth round, 315th pick).

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Dodgers Select Dalton Rushing with 40th Pick of 2022 MLB Draft

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected catcher Dalton Rushing from the University of Louisville with their first selection of the 2022 MLB draft, according to a team announcement on Sunday evening.

Rushing, 21, was chosen with the 40th overall selection after having played in 64 games for the Louisville Cardinals last season.  In 64 games, he hit .310 with 16 doubles, 23 homers, 62 RBI and 68 runs scored. His 23 long balls were tied for fourth most in Louisville history and were the most by a Cardinal since the 2009 season.

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Dodgers Roster: More Thoughts on the 2022 Bullpen

One of the first things we typically do as fans during the All-Star break is take a step back and reflect on how our favorite team performed during the first half of the season.

It’s usually a relatively straightforward task, as we can say the team is overachieving, underachieving or somewhere right on track. However, with the 2022 Los Angeles Dodgers, there have been so many ups and downs it’s hard to even gauge their performance.

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Could Dodgers Be a Match for Juan Soto?

With the trade deadline just a few weeks away, there hasn’t been an overwhelming amount of news surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers, aside from a few whispers about infielder Brandon Drury and the perennial rumblings surrounding pitcher Luis Castillo.

The team has been somewhat busy on the bottom-end of the market, having brought back reliever Jake Reed after he was waived by the Mets and signing another reliever in Hansel Robles after being released by the Red Sox.

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Dodgers Place Brusdar Graterol on Injured List, Recall Reyes Moronta

According to a team statement, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, recalled right-handed pitcher Reyes Moronta after placing right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, backdated to July 11.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Michael Busch Emerging at Triple-A Oklahoma City

While some players in the Dodgers system like Diego Cartaya, Miguel Vargas and Bobby Miller have been stealing the latest prospect spotlight for the upcoming Futures Game, Michael Busch has been chugging along in the shadows, climbing his way to the top of the prospect totem pole.

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