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TBLA Thursday morning links: Apr. 11, 2019

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Some fresh links to kick off your morning.

Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Dodgers news...

The Dodgers haven’t been able to get the upper hand in the series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Dave Roberts on the matter:

The Dodgers were in a bit of a rough patch (and you can argue that they still are), but Joc Pederson got them out of it.

Jackie Robinson Day is quickly approaching and the Dodgers are celebrating.

It’s been pretty quiet in the Dodgers world - just like their offense.

Around the league...

Matt Carpenter will be a Cardinal at least through the 2021 season.

In the wake of Chris Davis’ hitless streak, MLB.com reviewed some of baseball’s biggest slumps.

They also wrote about five teams who had surprising starts.

Mike Trout was held out of playing on Wednesday. SB Nation’s Graham MacAree writes more on Trout.

Jose Altuve smacks two homers on Wednesday

RoyalsWhit Merrifield now has a 31-game hit streak, passing George Brett for the franchise record.

Forbes analyzes the value of MLB teams. As you could have guessed, the New York Yankees make the list as No. 1 and the Dodgers check in as No. 2.