Kershaw, Dodgers Hope to Silence Arizona’s Offense in NLDS Opener

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It’s been three days of watching other teams play, and now it’s finally the Dodgers‘ chance to get their postseason started. MLB was kind and gave the Dodgers the late time slot, making their game the last contest on Friday evening. Whether that will help or hurt them remains to be seen.

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3 Reasons Why Dodgers Will Not Win the 2017 World Series, and 3 Reasons Why They Will 

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There are but three games left in the regular season, so I can’t help but look ahead to the impending playoffs and the World Series. It’s no secret that the Dodgers have not made the World Series in way too long, and years of just simply making it to the playoffs aren’t cutting it anymore. The last four years have seen the season end in heartbreak, so is this finally the year that the Dodgers make it to the World Series?

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Kyle Farmer Could Get NLDS Roster Nod Over Adrián González, Theoretically

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Last week, when we initially put together our first draft of roster projections for the NLDS, we were somewhat undecided between including veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and rookie utility man Kyle Farmer. As the regular season continues to dwindle away for the Dodgers, there hasn’t been much news regarding Gonzo’s back injury, yet based on the amount of playing time Gonzalez has been given lately, Farmer may have the inside track to a NLDS roster spot—at least in theory.

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Dodgers Playoff Roster Notes: Adrián González, Joc Pederson, Kyle Farmer & More

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The Dodgers have finally clinched the division, and are one win away from reaching 100 wins this season. Their PECOTA projections was 98 wins, so in that respect they have exceeded expectations. What was not expected, however, is the makeup of the roster heading into the playoffs.

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Dave Roberts Hopes to Restore Team Continuity During Stretch Run

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With eight games now remaining in the regular season, Dodgers‘ skipper Dave Roberts hinted to the media on Friday that he will revert to using the best possible lineups down the stretch run of the schedule, indicating that the most important matter is getting into a consistent pattern of playing good baseball, as there will be enough time for players to rest between the season finale and the beginning of the NLDS on October 6.

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Better Playoff Roster Option: Joc Pederson, Andre Ethier or Curtis Granderson?

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In just a little under three weeks, the Dodgers will embark on yet another postseason journey, with this year’s aspirations the highest they’ve been in recent years. The Los Angeles management crew will certainly have a difficult task in store when assembling the club’s prospective playoff roster, as a number of different factors will come into play for the squad selected to begin the NLDS on October 6.

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Some of These Starting Lineups Are Downright Ugly

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Being that the San Francisco Giants have resided in the cellar of the National League West for almost the entirety of the season, coupled with the fact that they are only a few games away from the Philadelphia Phillies for having the worst record in all of baseball, one would have presumed that a three-game series at AT&T Park was just what the doctor ordered to ease the Los Angeles Dodgers out of perhaps one of their worst team slumps in decades.

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Dodgers Roster: Player Reinforcements Are Coming Very Soon

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The Dodgers start the last week in August with a day off, and maybe it’s a good time for it. The offense sure seems tired. Almost no-hit yesterday, and no runs scored Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Boring Isn’t Always Bad

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It seems silly to describe the 2017 Dodgers as a boring team, I suppose.  But I was watching a sports talk show on TV the other day, and they were interviewing Cody Bellinger. They asked him how such a dominant team could be so boring.

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Dodgers Activate Adrián González, Option Rob Segedin to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon reinstated first baseman Adrián González from the 60-day disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Gonzalez had been sidelined with a disc herniation in his back.

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