Thoughts and Musings from Dodger Fans as 2021 Season Begins

It’s here, it’s finally here! The beginning of the 2021 Major League Baseball season is beginning today, April 1st, and that’s no joke. (But that was a bad one).

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Dodgers News and Notes Before Start of Regular Season

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Some things are finally beginning to become more clear as the Dodgers get set to play their last two Spring Training game at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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Unknowns for Dodgers Heading into 2021 Not as Many as Previous Seasons

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We have entered the last full week of Spring Training in Arizona for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After Monday evening’s contest, there will be just three more Cactus League games before the Dodgers head back to California to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for three games before the season starts in earnest.

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Dodgers Facing Several Tough Roster Decisions Ahead of 2021 Opening Day

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As the days continue to dwindle before the 2021 season opener, the Dodgers will face a few difficult roster decisions regarding which players will suit up against the Rockies in Denver on April 1.

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Better 26-Man Roster Option: Matt Davidson, Matt Beaty, or DJ Peters?

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With the number of days leading to Opening Day dwindling, many of the conversations around the baseball blogosphere will shift to the battles for roster spots among many teams across the league. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, most of these questions have already been answered, although there still could be two or three spots that are completely up for grabs.

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David Price Opts Out of 2020 MLB Season

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In what was certainly the most surprising news coming out of the Dodgers camp on Saturday, lefty pitcher David Price revealed that he would be sitting out the entirety of the shortened 2020 MLB season.

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Contemplating the Bullpen’s Final Bubble Spots

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While it’s certainly still a bit too soon to offer any type of 26-man roster projections, most folks who follow the Dodgers closely wouldn’t have much difficulty in putting together the bulk of the Opening Day roster right now.

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Uncertainty Still Lingering Around Mookie Betts Deal

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While some fans believed they would see both Mookie Betts and David Price land in Los Angeles much sooner, there is some uncertainty lingering around the completion of baseball’s biggest deal this winter, as the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins are still working to find a common resolution.

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How Latest Trade Flurry Affects Dynamics of Dodgers’ 26-Man Roster

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While none of the participating teams have yet to officially announce the details of their impending deals, it’s certainly safe to say that front office boss Andrew Friedman will have shaken up the roster of the Dodgers once all the formalities are signed and sealed.

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Dodgers Roster: 4 Surprising Predictions for 2020 Regular Season

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As a prelude to the beginning of spring camp, many media outlets have been featuring previews and predictions as to what may happen with the Dodgers during the next six weeks, offering up some bold forecasts on which big storylines might soon emerge.

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