For Dodgers and Their Rivals, Velocity Is Always a Wild Card

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Here’s a history lesson (I will keep it very short, I promise).

Way back in the 1930s, there was an outstanding St. Louis Cardinals pitcher named Dizzy Dean. Dean was a great pitcher, racking up 120 wins, 970 strikeouts, 19 shutouts and 30 saves while averaging a ridiculous 306 innings per season from 1932 to 1936. He led the league in strikeouts four consecutive seasons. Dean won 30 games, the National League’s Most Valuable Player award and the World Series in 1934.

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How the Cubs Signing Yu Darvish Affects the Dodgers

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All offseason, we have heard rumors upon rumors about the top two free agent starters; Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta.  One of those starters, Arrieta, is still unsigned with spring training now officially underway. The other, Darvish, is headed to Arrieta’s former team, the Chicago Cubs.

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Signing Yu Darvish Isn’t That Easy

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Much time has been spent by many bloggers writing about whether the Dodgers should re-sign Yu Darvish, myself included. Los Angeles remains tops on the wish list of places that Darvish would like to pitch for, and that is shown in that he has chosen not to sign with another team.

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Dodgers Starting Rotation: More Thoughts About Potential Additions

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Back before Christmas, we talked about how the Dodgers could do with another starter or two, and how maybe Yu Darvish or Chris Archer would be a good fit. A month later, not much has changed.

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Does Signing Yu Darvish Make Sense for Dodgers?

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The Dodgers need more starting pitching, it’s as simple as that. Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood and Rich Hill fit in perfectly with the Dodgers, but if Los Angeles intends to contend in 2018, they need another starter.

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Winter Meetings Could Finally Shift 2017-18 Offseason into Full Gear

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Yu Darvish has been traded to the Dodgers.” It’s a statement that rang throughout baseball at about 1:15PM PST on July 31st, 2017. As fans waited anxiously by their TVs and laptops, phones in hand refreshing Twitter and watching MLB Network, news arrived like a gentle snow in the middle of January.

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Dodgers Fan Friday: Morrow, Stanton, Darvish, Otani & More

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With all the regular season awards having been handed out, we are officially into the offseason. Here at Think Blue Planning Committee, that means the return of Fan Fridays. Our first installment begins with what fans see as the most important off season move the Dodgers‘ front office should make.

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Huge 2nd Inning Propels Astros Past Dodgers in Game 3 of 2017 World Series

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The Astros scored four runs in the second inning in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, ultimately holding on for a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers and taking control of the series with two more games remaining in Houston.

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Dodgers Turn to Darvish in World Series Game 3 at Houston

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After an epic Game 2 extra-innings showdown, which the Dodgers unfortunately found themselves on the wrong side of, the World Series now shifts to Houston for three games with the series tied 1-1.

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Dodgers Handle Cubs in NLCS Game 3 at Wrigley

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Different city, same story. As the NLCS shifted from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to Wrigley Field in Chicago, the postseason gained a new level of intensity. This isn’t L.A., this is Chicago. This is a city that is still reeling from a World Series Championship. Chicago is a baseball town in every meaning of the word.

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