Dodgers News and Notes – Urías, Ace? Muncy Back? and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers just keep trucking along. They’ve now won nine straight games, for the first time this season, and look to go for double digits Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins.

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On Enjoying this Moment of Dodger Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers are enjoying a well deserved off day at home, after sweeping both the Giants in San Francisco, and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.

Many players, coaches and friends will convene Monday evening at Chavez Ravine for Clayton Kershaw’s Ping Pong for a Purpose. The annual fundraiser which raises money for Kershaw’s Challenge and Arise Africa is a fun event where attendees wear bright and colorful outfits and try to one up each other in Ping Pong. Kershaw is usually a member of the winning team.

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Thoughts on the Dodgers Activity at the Trade Deadline

Hello everyone, and a very pleasant Wednesday to you, wherever you may be.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the baseball community lost an icon Tuesday evening with the passing of Vin Scully. Dennis covered this news here, and we will do our best to carry on without him.

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Dodgers News and Notes: Outman’s Debut, Injury Updates and More

The Los Angeles Dodgers finished the month of July by winning three-of-four at Coors Field against the Rockies. The Dodgers and Rockies will not face off again until the last six games of the season, all at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers went 21-5 this month, tied for the fourth best winning percentage in the month of July by a team ever in the majors. The number one team in July? The 2017 Dodgers. Los Angeles will head into August with at least a 12 game lead in the NL West.

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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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Trayce Thompson Has Made the Most of His Opportunity

When Mookie Betts went down earlier this season with cracked ribs, the Dodgers were looking for help with a right-handed bat in the outfield. Several names were thrown around, and eventually, the team settled on Trayce Thompson from the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations.

A familiar name among Dodger fans, the 31-year-old Thompson returned to his second stint in L.A. after bouncing around the league for a couple of seasons. At first, it seemed he’d be a fill-in until Betts returned.

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Dodgers Complete Four-Game Sweep of San Francisco Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers started the second half of the 2022 season just about as well as a team can, by completing a four game sweep of their division rivals. The San Francisco Giants are now 16.5 games out of first in the NL West.

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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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What Would It Take for Dodgers to Land Juan Soto?

From now to the August 2 trade deadline, lots of speculation will surround 23-year-old outfielder Juan Soto, and for a good reason. The Washington Nationals have made it clear that the right fielder is available for trade, and every contender is interested.

Soto is still very young and could be a huge boost to a contender, especially if the club that lands him is eventually able to sign him to a long-term deal.

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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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