Stanton Wants to Play for Dodgers, and a Trade Is Starting to Make Sense

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Get ready, Dodger fans, a trade for Giancarlo Stanton might be the spark the Dodgers need to win the World Series in 2018. Picture this: Stanton in left, Chris Taylor in center, and Yasiel Puig in right. Should this dream outfield become a reality, the Dodgers will have flipped the script of the 2018 season.

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With the 2017 All-Star Festivities Wrapped Up, Dodgers Look Towards Marlins

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While many baseball fans around the globe tuned into the 2017 MLB All-Star Game expecting an offensively dominant showcase of fireworks, the almost complete opposite occurred — a display of superior pitching with a few timely hits sprinkled in along the way.

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Dodgers Hope to Carry Momentum Through Current Homestand

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The high-powered Dodgers offense had a very good weekend at home, scoring a total of 26 runs, and they didn’t score less than six runs in any one game. Even though the beginning of Saturday’s game looked as though it may be bad, even possibly a no-hitter, the offense battled back to score six runs. Invariably. that was not enough to win the game. However, the Dodgers still took three of four from the struggling Marlins.

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More on Kenley Jansen and the Miami Marlins

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While the Dodgers have been relatively quiet so far this offseason, the Miami Marlins have been both busy and loud, especially in terms of rebuilding the majority of their pitching staff.

The Fish have already made public their desire to snare closer Kenley Jansen from the free agent market, with news coming last night that team owner Jeffrey Loria has approved a hefty sum of cash to sign either Jansen or Aroldis Chapman.

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Don Mattingly, Miami Marlins Talking with Kenley Jansen

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Quite a few rumors around the league are beginning to pick up steam as MLB’s Winter Meetings creep ever so closer, and the Marlins‘ interest in free agent reliever Kenley Jansen could be one of the more surprising whispers around baseball’s front offices.

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