Dodgers Roster: More Starting Rotation and Bullpen Thoughts

The injury bug is already digging its sharp teeth into the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching staff, and we’re still not at the quarter-way mark of the year.

Although the 2022 season began extremely well for both the starting rotation and relief crew, things may be starting to bend a bit, especially if the last few games are any indication.

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Clayton Kershaw Lands On Injured List as Dodgers Look To Even Series Against Phillies

What a wild game on Thursday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers were edged out by the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 9-7. After the Phillies led 7-1, the Dodgers came back and tied the game at 7 in the eighth inning. However, the Phillies scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning off of Dodger reliever Daniel Hudson.

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Let’s Talk More About Clayton Kershaw

Even the most dedicated Clayton Kershaw fans wouldn’t have guessed the legendary Dodger lefty would have posted a 4-0 record with a 1.80 ERA through his first five starts of the 2022 season.

The lockout had many baseball enthusiasts guessing what would occur with a prospective Kershaw contract, as there was serious speculation that the three-time Cy Young winner was strongly being courted by general manager Chris Young and the Texas Rangers. Yet, even though the Dodgers eventually nabbed CK on a one-year deal, more conjecture surfaced as to why he agreed with Los Angeles on such a short contract.

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More Team Notes Ahead of Cubs Series at Wrigley

So far this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have used superior pitching, decent offense and sound defense to produce one of the best records in baseball. Despite their success, there have been some areas of concern for fans, primarily when it comes to offensive consistency.

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Dodgers Roster: More Thoughts on 2022 Starting Rotation

Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers just love to speculate about player depth, seemingly more than any other fan base across the majors.

Los Angeles is probably deeper than any other club in the big leagues with position players, as they virtually didn’t miss a beat when Corey Seager tested free agency and landed a job with the Texas Rangers. The team’s position player depth speaks volumes when a player like Chris Taylor isn’t guaranteed a spot on the lineup card every night, even though skipper Dave Roberts says he much prefers to use CT in a flexible utility role.

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Thoughts on the Kershaw Kerfuffle

The Kerfuffle heard ‘round the world.

On Wednesday afternoon in a very cold field in Minneapolis, Clayton Kershaw took the mound and was about as perfect as he could be.

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Kershaw, Dodgers Reportedly Agree to One-Year Deal

In the first full day back in action, teams around baseball began spinning their respective wheels in terms of major league roster additions. News was coming in left and right as the day progressed, but some big news struck for fans of the Dodgers a little before 6 p.m. Eastern time when reports surfaced that 33-year-old Clayton Kershaw was returning to the team on a one-year deal, pending a physical.

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Universal DH Coming, Dodgers Sign Minor League Free Agents

Since pitchers won’t take at-bats regularly any longer, quickly what is your favorite Dodgers pitcher hitting moment? Personally, I’d have to go with Clayton Kershaw hitting a home run and pitching eight shutout innings on Opening Day against the Giants in 2013.

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Dodgers News and Notes: Dave Roberts Extension, MLB Lockout and More

On the past week not much has happened on the lockout front, other than what we already know that the owners are not in too much of a hurry to get the baseball season started on time.

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How Should Dodgers Handle a Prospective Clayton Kershaw Deal?

The MLB lockdown is still intact and has really deprived much of the baseball content. It looks like there has not been any movement, and it doesn’t seem like there will be anytime soon.

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