Stuck In The Middle With You 

“Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, and I’m all over the place”

~Stealers Wheel


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Dodgers Deal Howie Kendrick to Phillies for Darin Ruf, Darnell Sweeney

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday acquired first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf and minor league infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick.

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Dodgers Roster: Putting Together A Working Outfield for 2017

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While it’s probably entirely too early for team management to begin piecing together roster ideas for the upcoming season, it certainly doesn’t hurt when fans begin brainstorming about areas of the squad that could eventually fall under heavy scrutiny about four months from now.

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Dodgers’ Postseason Fate Lies on Shoulders of Offense

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It wasn’t long ago that much of the overall success of the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ organization was primarily credited to extremely strong roots in the club’s pitching program. While the main philosophy really hasn’t changed moving forward, the 2016 season deviated a bit from the norm, mainly because of the high number of injuries and the fact that upper management has been entrusting the future of the pitching staff to the youngsters, who may be only a season or two away from stardom.

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Dodgers 2016 Playoff Roster Projections: The Position Players

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Now that it’s safe to assume that the Dodgers are almost a lock to face the Nationals in the NLDS in just a few short weeks, we decided it’s a pretty good time to reveal our first draft of what we expect the club’s playoff roster to look like for the opening series of the postseason. Today, we’ll take a peek at our projected list of the position players, while disclosing the players we think will make up the entirety of the pitching staff on Sunday.

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With a Few Lineup Tweaks, Dodgers Could Improve Offensive Output

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Although there’s been many cases where the formula for the Dodgers‘ batting order has worked brilliantly this season, many fans are currently chattering about what could happen if the club did some minor shifting in the lineup, especially with the cleanup spot and newcomer Josh Reddick.

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Dodgers’ Outfield Options Loaded with Potential

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If any avid Dodgers fan would have predicted in April that the club’s primary outfield group would consist of Howie Kendrick, Joc Pederson and Josh Reddick come the first of August, that particular fan would probably have been ridiculed and eventually ostracized completely from their own individual Dodger community.

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You Might Think 

“You might think I’m crazy
To hang around with you
Maybe you think I’m lucky
To have something to do”

~The Cars

Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals
Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner and Dave Roberts after game against the Washington Nationals Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Nationals Park in Washington,DC. Photo by Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2016

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Mama I’m Coming Home

“Times have changed and times are strange
Here I come but I ain’t the same
Mama I’m Coming Home”
~Ozzy Osbourne


Part of the fun of doing a weekly baseball column is that so many things vary from week to week. Last week I was looking for optimistic things to write about. This week is a bit easier. The Dodgers‘ offensive and bullpen woes are still there, but a winning road trip capped off with win on Mother’s Day is always cause for celebration.

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Ahhhhhhh…….Freak Out! (le Freak, c’est Chic)

All that pressure got you down
Has your head spinning all around
Feel the rhythm, check the ride
Come on along and have a real good time

Le Freak – Chic


Remember last Monday? When the Dodgers scored 15 runs, Kershaw threw seven innings of shutout ball allowing only one hit, and all was right with the world? Here we are a mere week later, and all those good feelings have gone away. Coming off losing three of four to the Giants, one of which included Ross Stripling being pulled from his no-hitter in the 7th to see the lead gone in two pitches, one can only think that the Dodgers season is doomed, done, over. Time to pack it in, forget that there are 155 games left to go.

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