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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.

Rule 5 Draft thoughts: Ryan Noda, Carlos Duran & more

With the 2022 Rule 5 Draft coming on Wednesday, December 7, here’s a look at the strategy involved in picking players, plus notes on Dodgers players Ryan Noda, Devin Mann, and Carlos Duran, who are eligible to be selected.

Notes: Jimmy Rollins, Hall of Fame voting, Yasiel Puig

A look at one-time Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins and his case for Cooperstown, and whether Baseball Hall of Fame votes should be made public.

The winter meetings are coming

Major League Baseball’s winter meetings start Sunday in San Diego, a time full of rumors, job fairs, and the Rule 5 Draft. Here’s where the Dodgers stand heading into the annual event.

Chris Martin reportedly finds a home in Boston

Dodgers reliever Chris Martin signed a free agent deal with the Boston Red Sox worth $17.5 million over two years, per a report from ESPN.

Dodgers have flexibility, but let’s not stretch too far

A look at the recent Dodgers rumors of Mookie Betts moving to second base and Gavin Lux to third base, and why don’t make much sense at least as permanent moves.

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Updated Dodgers 40-man roster

A full list of every Dodgers transaction from the end of the 2022 World Series through the start of 2023 spring training.

Dodgers finalize 1-year deal with Shelby Miller

The Dodgers signed veteran right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to a one-year, $1.5-million contract, adding him to the bullpen mix for 2023.

A Dodgers roster in flux

On the eve of the MLB winter meetings, we take stock of a Dodgers roster that will soon have Clayton Kershaw and Shelby Miller, but no Cody Bellinger. It’s a roster light on depth, with several needs heading into the offseason.

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2022 Dodgers season reviews

The Los Angeles Dodgers had 64 players on the 40-man roster during the 2022 season, beginning with the start off spring training through the end of the playoffs. That includes 51 players who appeared in at least one game. We review the season for every single player here.

2022 review: Daniel Hudson

Daniel Hudson was the Dodgers most trusted high-leverage reliever, putting together a tremendous year before tearing his ACL in June, ending his season.