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Dave Roberts Calls On Yasiel Puig To Improve Swing Mechanics

The Los Angeles Dodgers broke camp Wednesday with much of their roster unofficially in place. By all accounts Yasiel Puig is...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

Clayton Kershaw Didn’t Establish ‘Great Rhythm’ In Final Spring Training Tuneup

Clayton Kershaw had already completed his heavy lifting for the spring by the time he step foot on the mound Wednesday at...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

Scout Believes Cody Bellinger Could Become 50-Home Run Hitter

In recent years the Los Angeles Dodgers rejected trade overtures for Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Julio Urias. This past...
Via Dodger Blue
2 hours ago

Dodgers tie final Spring Training game in Arizona

It took until the Dodgers’ final Spring Training contest in Arizona for one of their games to end in a tie. After 33 games of Cactus League play, the Dodgers recorded their first tie of Spring Training, 3–3 against the Mariners, before leaving Arizona to head to Anaheim for the start of the Freeway Series. Clayton Kershaw recorded his final tune-up start in preparation for...
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

McCarthy named Dodgers’ fourth starter

by Rowan Kavner The last vacancy in the Dodger rotation will go to Brandon McCarthy. Hyun-Jin Ryu’s success this spring already earned him a place in the rotation, leaving McCarthy and Alex Wood in a competition for the final spot, and manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday it will go to McCarthy. McCarthy will be the fourth starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill...
Via Dodgers Insider
7 hours ago

McCarthy earns No. 4 spot in rotation

Brandon McCarthy battled back from Tommy John surgery and a case of the yips to reclaim his spot in the starting rotation, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced on Wednesday.
Via Dodgers.com
9 hours ago

Grandal backs Kershaw in Cactus finale

Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs in three innings in his final start before Opening Day in the Dodgers Cactus League finale on Wednesday. Nelson Cruz, who missed five days with the flu, had an RBI double for Seattle.
Via Dodgers.com
9 hours ago

Dodgers Roster: Rethinking the Oklahoma City Starting Rotation

Several scenarios have become much more clear since we published our initial 25-man roster projections for the Oklahoma City Dodgers just under a week ago, especially the prospective components of the pitching staff. The position player portion of the roster will remain pretty much the same; however, the starting rotation will potentially consist of a group of Triple-A veterans,...
Via ThinkBluePC
10 hours ago

Culberson reassigned, final roster decisions being made

03/29 Dodgers at Mariners, 1:10 p.m. Andrew Toles LF Yasmani Grandal C Scott Van Slyke 1B Trayce Thompson CF Ike Davis DH Tyler Holt RF Chris Taylor SS Omar Estevez 2B Mike Ahmed 3B Clayton Kershaw P by Rowan Kavner The Dodgers continued making moves Wednesday morning, reassigning infielder Charlie Culberson to Minor League camp. Culberson, who hit .250/.345/.333 this spring...
Via Dodgers Insider
14 hours ago

Dodgers reassign Culberson to Minors

The Dodgers reassigned non-roster infielder Charlie Culberson to their Minor League complex on Wednesday, leaving Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor as remaining candidates to make the Opening Day roster as the backup shortstop.
Via Dodgers.com
15 hours ago

Vin Scully talks preservation of his Polo Grounds call, first season outside MLB booth

The 2017 MLB season will be the first one in 67 years without Vin Scully in the broadcast booth, but the legendary announcer is still in the news. Ben Nuckols of The Associated Press spoke to Scully about retirement and his plans for the year, but also the news that the Library of Congress has selected his call of the final Dodgers-Giants game at New York’s Polo Grounds for preservation...
Via Awful Announcing
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Last season saw two MLB franchises with historic championship droughts face off in World Series. As you know, the Cubs finally broke through, while the Indians’ championship-less streak continues.Those weren’t the only two teams to play baseball in October, however, and some of 2016’s postseason participants are bound to bow out before the playoffs begin this year. Welcome...
Via Yardbarker
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liberatore, Fields, Urias, Morrow won’t make roster, so pitching staff is about final

The Dodgers essentially finalized their 12-man Opening Day pitching staff yesterday when they optioned Adam Liberatore and Josh Fields and informed Julio Urias and Brandon Morrow that they wouldn’t be on the Opening Day 25-man roster. That leaves Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, and Hyun-Jin Ryu as starters, while Kenley Jansen, Sergio Romo, Grant …
Via Dodgers Digest
18 hours ago

Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu Makes Rotation

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Does golf suffer from the same personality problem as baseball?

Anyone who has thoughts on golf popularity will say it starts with Tiger Woods’ absence. A single man apparently has the power to drive people to pick up or stick with the game. The crazy part here is not only that it’s mostly true, but how widely accepted this is.The thing is: That’s not quite the whole story.Tiger’s greatness at his peak will be impossible to replicate...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: The drive for five

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Spring Training Notes: Ryu gets rotation nod, Masterson inked for depth, Seager feature

Hyun-Jin Ryu had arguably his worst outing of his Spring Training yesterday, giving up three runs and two homers in five innings of work, but that was enough to convince Dave Roberts that the left-hander was adequately recovered from shoulder and elbow surgeries to earn a rotation spot. “I think Ryu is throwing well, he’s …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers Bullpen Picture Becomes Clearer, yet Some Uncertainty Still Lingers

With less than seven days remaining before the Dodgers commence their 2017 regular season campaign, both the media and the fans were given a roster clue of sorts on Monday afternoon, when skipper Dave Roberts indicated that Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood were both still in competition for the fourth spot in the rotation, but whoever misses out on the starting slot will have a place...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Dodgers 25-Man Roster Notes: Taylor, Hernandez, Thompson, Toles & More

Just one week now before the Dodgers start the regular season, and we are a little closer to knowing the final 25-man roster. Dennis wrote a story yesterday about the state of the starting pitchers. That may have become a little bit more clear, with the outcome of Scott Kazmir‘s most recent outing. Manager Dave Roberts today confirmed that Kazmir will start the season on the DL...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Yasiel Puig waves at umpire after getting ejected from game

Yasiel Puig creates must-see TV moments every time he steps foot on the field, even in spring training.Puig wasn’t happy about a questionable called third strike in a recent spring training game, so he responded by slamming his bat down in frustration. Obviously, that little tantrum got him tossed, especially when you consider his reputation.The Dodgers outfielder made his way...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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