After Tyler Anderson signed with the Angels, another left-hander became much more likely to return to the Dodgers in 2023: Andrew Heaney.
I voted for the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts to win National League Manager of the Year in 2022. Here is my ballot and explanation.
Or "A made-up stat for no one but me, which I now share with you." In Michael Elizondo’s travels this year, Clayton Kershaw was perfect for 14 straight innings. It seems appropriate to acknowledge that quirk of scheduling, brilliance, and timing at this juncture.
Or "It’s not just you, the Dodgers were scoring in ways we have not really seen before." Did the 2022 Dodgers improve with center-cut fastballs? This essay revisits the hypothesis of a Fangraphs article from July 2022 on this very subject.
Or "In light of the NLDS failure, the Dodgers are likely to non-tender 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger." Or "In light of the NLDS failure, the Dodgers are likely to non-tender 2019 MVP Cody Bellinger." The One-Win Team did not hit much as a whole during the NLDS. We look at one such example. And on that note, it is probably time to say goodbye to Cody Bellinger.
Or "Major League Baseball should NOT adopt a President’s trophy for the best record in the league" Or "Major League Baseball should NOT adopt a President’s trophy for the best record in the league" This installment of The One-Win Team addresses the frivolous argument that the new playoff format is biased or puts the Dodgers at any sort of disadvantage.
The Dodgers NLDS pitching strategy backfired in Games 3 and 4 in San Diego, both losses to the Padres to lose the series three games to one.
The Dodgers decided to start a depleted Tony Gonsolin in Game 3 of the NLDS, and it didn’t work out, with Gonsolin recording only four outs, far shorter than they were hoping. Now, LA’s backs are against the wall.
Cody Bellinger has struggled all season at the plate and has just one hit in six at-bats so far in the NLDS. But his excellent catch in centerfield in Game 2 illustrated why Bellinger remains in the Dodgers lineup, at least against right-handed pitchers.
The Dodgers will face either the Mets or Padres in the National league Division Series. Here’s a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each potential Los Angeles opponent.
A look at the Dodgers pitching options for the postseason, including a handful of arms fighting their way back from injury.
Or "Three Wild Days and Nights in San Diego" or "Rock bottom for our northern cousins." The Traveling Correspondent writes about his traveling as a correspondent, while seeing the Dodgers take two of three from the Padres in San Diego and win a final game in San Francisco. Overall, the Dodgers were 14-4 in his presence this season.
Maury Wills, who led the league in stolen bases six straight years with the Dodgers, including a record 104 steals in 1962, has died. The five-time All-Star and former National League MVP was remembered as a player and mentor, the latter especially to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
The Dodgers are National League West division champions again, with the best team of their 10-year streak of making the postseason.
Trayce Thompson has hit very well in two and a half months since joining the Dodgers, and with Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, and Joey Gallo struggling, Thompson has earned the right to play more regularly.
The Dodgers have been fueled by a dominant pitching staff for several years running. They’ve gotten it done with an ever-changing cast of characters, shrewd moves, and most-importantly, depth.
Or "Crash Course in Environmental Law and Administrative Law." The issues involving the gondola go up for discussion with the hopes that the debate does not get carried away.
The first-half is over. It’s time for a list of where I have been. A subjective guide to the sixteen ballparks that I have been to, so far, during my time as a Dodger fan.