Thoughts Surrounding Dodgers and DJ LeMahieu

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While the baseball world is sitting back and waiting for the first big dominoes to fall this offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers are positioned as one of the biggest threats to nab a marquee free agent.

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Is It Time to Let Edwin Rios Shine?

If there’s one thing Dodger fans know, it’s that Los Angeles will be tied to every big free agent and possible trade candidate out there this winter. Despite having just won the World Series and having one of the top teams again going into the 2021 season, there is always room for improvement.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Rios, Locastro, Ramos, Buehler & More

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In  this latest installment of our weekly Dodgers prospect watch feature, we decided to take a look at a handful of youngsters who were able to earn promotions across at least one level of the farm system this season. And, coincidentally enough, by some standards, all five are not terribly far away from making their respective big league debuts.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Verdugo, Rios, Ruiz, Fernandez & More

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In this edition of our weekly minor league highlight feature, we take a look at the hot-hitting Edwin Rios and Alex Verdugo of Triple-A Oklahoma City, stop by Double-A Tulsa for a glance at Henry Ramos and Jose Miguel Fernandez, and check the progress of Keibert Ruiz who was just promoted to High-A Rancho Cucamonga not long ago.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Edwin Rios, Yaisel Sierra Rising Quickly

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The management crew of the Dodgers made a few more notable minor league promotions on Friday, moving both corner infielder Edwin Rios and reliever Yaisel Sierra from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Edwin Rios Continues Offensive Dominance

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After enduring a slight decline with the lumber during the tail-end of May, infield prospect Edwin Rios is beginning to heat up again at the dish, showing all those who follow the Dodgers closely exactly why he’s considered among the most gifted players offensively on the farm.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Willie Calhoun, Max Muncy, Wilmer Font, Edwin Rios & More

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As the 2017 regular season progresses, a few of the Dodgers‘ top-tier prospects are beginning to emerge on center stage, with infielder Willie Calhoun possibly the hottest of the group, especially over the past four weeks.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Broussard, Somsen, Rios, Peters & More

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While many fans of the Dodgers have recently been mulling over the numerous roster transactions and watching the Boys in Blue hover around the .500 mark, it’s been business as usual down on the farm, where a handful of blue chippers are on the rise across several different levels of the organization.

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Dodgers Prospects: Edwin Rios Drawing Attention

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If there’s one spot in the Dodgers‘ farm system that’s considered a void, it’s probably third base. Yet after the year Edwin Rios had last season, the Florida International University product opened the eyes of many followers of the organization, and could very well be roaming the hot corner while on the fast track to the highest levels of the minors.

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