Eric Stephen is the managing editor of True Blue LA, where he's covered the Dodgers since 2009, providing comprehensive analysis of and commentary on the team, their performance, player payroll, old friend alerts, spring training ties, three-inning saves, and even the minutiae of every single roster transaction.
In addition to writing about the Dodgers, Eric is the host of two podcasts on the True Blue LA feed. Leading Off is the weekly podcast co-hosted by Jacob Burch that has delved into the ins and outs of the team since 2013. The Lineup is a daily morning podcast in season that reacts to the news and notes of each day.
Growing up in Palm Springs, Eric watched the Dodgers thanks to the guidance of his two older brothers, and has watched baseball intently (some would rightfully say obsessively) since 1985, when his first favorite player, Pedro Guerrero, tied a record by hitting 15 home runs that June.
Eric’s favorite player of all-time is Eddie Murray, who hit .330/.414/.520 for the Dodgers in 1990. He led the majors in batting average that season but did not win a batting title because Willie McGee’s .335 batting average with St. Louis stood after the outfielder was traded to Oakland in late August, a fact that Eric is still sore about over three decades later.
Eric has worked in a variety of roles for SB Nation and Vox Media. He ran SB Nation Los Angeles, was an assignment editor and copy editor for SB Nation, and wrote about all sports nationally for SB Nation. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2016, and has covered 10 postseasons and three World Series.
The 2023 World Baseball Classic is heavy on star power, including Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, and Julio Urías.
A look at the Dodgers minor league coaching staffs for 2023, including Daniel Nava managing High-A Great Lakes and former Loons manager Austin Chubb now an assistant minor league field coordinator in the Dodgers minors.
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías has been a workhorse in the rotation the last two seasons and will be a free agent after 2023. Will the Dodgers be the ones to pay him to stay in Los Angeles?
The Dodgers enter spring training in 2023 with more open competition at various positions than in recent years, which means more opportunity for Miguel Vargas, James Outman, and other rookies and young players.
A look at uniform numbers for various Dodgers, including players new to the team and at least one — Miguel Vargas — who decided on a change for 2023.
Reaction to the Dodgers long overdue decision to retire number 34 to honor franchise icon Fernando Valenzuela.
A closer look at how Dodgers manager Dave Roberts views the new roles of bench coach for Danny Lehmann and major league field coordinator for Bob Geren on his coaching staff.
A look at how the Dodgers farm system in total ranks among other MLB teams, including Los Angeles rated the No. 1 prospect group at The Athletic and sixth overall by ESPN.
Dodgers infielder Miguel Rojas, acquired by trade in January signed a contract extension with the team that will keep him in Los Angeles through 2024, plus a club option for 2025.