Dodgers Roster: Who Will Be the High-Upside Players in 2018?

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The Think Blue gang has spent a lot of time in the prediction and prospect business over the past week. And why not? With spring training just a few days away and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster, for the most part, camp-ready (with a pair of major exceptions in Matt Kemp and Chase Utley), there’s not much more to talk about.

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Will There Be a Sophomore Slump for Cody Bellinger?

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It was a magical first season for the first baseman of the Dodgers. Cody Bellinger originally was planning on spending most of the year in at Triple-A Oklahoma City and joining the big club with the rest of the September call-ups. But as we know, life doesn’t always go according to plan.

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Dodgers 2018 Projections: Is There Still Room for Cody Bellinger to Improve?

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With Adrian Gonzalez now gone after having first base to himself for more than four years, Cody Bellinger represents a big part of the Dodgers‘ future. The unanimous 2017 NL Rookie of the Year will certainly garner enough playing time next season to conceivably better his freshman campaign offensively, but can he continue to improve and adjust to the strategies opposing pitchers use to attack his weaknesses?

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Dodgers Roster: Trying to Make Sense of the 2018 Outfield Picture

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It’s only November, and already many fans of the Dodgers have been trying to put together an outfield plan for the upcoming 2018 campaign. We are guilty of it, too—over the last few weeks we have talked about where Chris Taylor fits into next year’s roster strategy, in addition to discussing how Andrew Toles returns from a severed ACL. Anything can happen over the next few months, especially with the Winter Meetings approaching; but based on what we know right now, we decided to attempt to paint a picture of what may lie ahead.

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Cody Bellinger Earns NL Rookie of the Year Honors

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In almost every trade scenario for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the past two years, Cody Bellinger‘s name has been brought up as a potential player the other team coveted. The Dodgers always said no, he’s non-negotiable. That insistence to keep him has paid off. Monday, Cody Bellinger has been named the Jackie Robinson NL Rookie of the Year for the 2017 season. He becomes the 18th Rookie of the Year in the Dodgers organization.

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Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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“For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.” ~Green Day

Longtime readers of my column may remember that last year, I used a song to encompass thoughts I had about any Dodgers doings and happenings. I felt it fitting to bring that back for this column, and as Green Day so often does, wrote lyrics to capture exactly what I was feeling.

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Dodgers Rally Late, Tie World Series with Convincing Game 4 Win

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With the entirety of baseball still thinking about Game 3 of the World Series, it was time to play ball once again.

Going into Game 4, with Alex Wood on the mound, Dave Roberts sent the same lineup to the field as he had in Game 3. Though Cody Bellinger has had his struggles recently, he stayed in the cleanup spot, and Joc Pederson remained the DH.

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Cubs Sneak Past Dodgers in NLCS Game 4

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The Cubs defeated the Dodgers 3-2 in the fourth game of the League Championship Series on Wednesday night, preventing Los Angeles from sweeping its way to the club’s first World Series appearance since 1988.

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So Far in the 2017 Postseason, Everything’s Falling in Place for Dodgers

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It’s a happy Monday morning for Dodger fans—so many of us still on a high from the epic Justin Turner walk off home run to put the Dodgers up 2-0 on the Cubs in the NLCS.

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NLDS Sweep Is Just the Beginning for Dodgers

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The postseason has a way of making us incredibly nervous. It has a way of taking over our thoughts and instilling a little anxiety and a lot of excitement. But the postseason can also remind us why we fell in love with the game in the first place.

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