Dodgers 2018 Roster: Will Chris Taylor Improve Upon a Stellar 2017?

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It was the season that no fan of the Dodgers could have predicted, but Chris Taylor was arguably one of the MVPs of the 2017 squad. So what lies ahead for him in 2018?

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Why Being a Baseball Fan Is Different in October

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Did the Dodgers win Game 1 of the World Series? Yes. Did Chris Taylor and Justin Turner homer? Yes. Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem, but quite possibly the most important part of the whole thing was the crowd. Dodger fans flocked by the thousands to Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night to witness a game that had the possibility to be one of the most historic nights in Dodger history.

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Dodgers Move Closer to Goal, Win 2017 World Series Opener

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While the end result has not yet been reached, Clayton Kershaw can now say he’s a World Series game winner, and he has Justin Turner to thank for it.

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Dodgers Handle Cubs in NLCS Game 3 at Wrigley

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Different city, same story. As the NLCS shifted from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to Wrigley Field in Chicago, the postseason gained a new level of intensity. This isn’t L.A., this is Chicago. This is a city that is still reeling from a World Series Championship. Chicago is a baseball town in every meaning of the word.

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Dodgers Offense Rallies to Defeat Cubs in NLCS Opener

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Despite a slow start offensively on Saturday evening, the Dodgers rallied with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the contest, and eventually went ahead to stay in the sixth en route to capturing the opener of the 2017 NLCS with a 5-2 victory over visiting Chicago.

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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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The Dodgers Won’t Find Their Way Back to Winning by Looking Forward

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Our beloved Dodgers need to look back to July.

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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: How Exactly Does Adrián González Fit In?

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A lot has happened since veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his last big league game for the Dodgers on June 11.

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Dodgers Roster: Applauding Several of the Year’s Most Surprising Contributors

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Well, I suppose it had to happen at some point — the Los Angeles Dodgers actually lost a game. It seems like it has been forever since that has happened. In fact, it had been — 11 games, an All-Star break and one off-day ago. One would believe they’ll start on a new winning streak soon enough.

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