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A look at stories, news, and notes from around the internet involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents. Outside sources include the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, The Athletic, MLB dot com, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and many more.

Ryan Brasier shows off, his way

Brasier has a low ERA and sharp cutter, making him an essential part of the Dodgers’ playoff rotation.

Notes: Jason Heyward, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman

Jason Heyward’s leadership and contributions have made him a valuable member of the Dodgers this season, plus more on Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman’s historic campaigns, Pee Wee Reese named as the ninth greatest Dodger of all time, and Ryan Brasier.

Dodgers notes: Will Smith, Emmet Sheehan, Fernando Valenzuela

Will Smith’s struggles in the second half can be attributed to a broken rib and oblique strain, plus more on Emmet Sheehan’s postseason rotation bid, Fernando Valenzuela being named the tenth greatest Dodger of all time, and Clayton Kershaw.

Dodgers notes: Kershaw, Betts, Wills

Clayton Kershaw’s start against the Giants Saturday might be his last regular season start at Dodger Stadium, plus more on Mookie Betts and the MVP race, Maury Wills being the eleventh greatest Dodger, and the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.

Eduardo Rodriguez and what could have been

The Dodgers could have benefitted from Rodriguez’s arm, but the team seems unconcerned about losing him at the trade deadline.

How Dodgers, J.D. Martinez made this season matter

J.D. Martinez is a long way from his difficult 2022 season in Boston, contributing to a Dodger team that had a shaky start to this season.

Dodgers notes: Clayton Kershaw, James Outman, Mookie Betts

Clayton Kershaw wishes to get back to his old self before the postseason arrives, plus more on James Outman making Dodger rookie history, Mookie Betts and J.P. Crawford in the newest episode of Betts’ podcast, and Michael Grove’s return.

Notes: Bobby Miller, playoff rotation, Chris Taylor

A look at the potential Dodgers postseason starting rotation, including Dave Roberts telling reporters in Seattle that Bobby Miller will start one of the first two games of the NLDS. Plus news and notes on Chris Taylor and how minor league players are adjusting one year after forming a union.

Is Mookie Betts the clear favorite to win National League MVP?

Why Mookie Betts is the favorite to win NL MVP, plus more on Evan Phillips’ role as closer in the postseason, James Outman being named the most impressive rookie for the Dodgers, and John Shoemaker receiving the Tommy Lasorda I Bleed Dodger Blue Award.

Walker Buehler details decision to lengthen recovery timeline

Buehler said that a tougher postgame recovery process will prevent him from returning this season.

Notes: Postseason rotation, Mookie Betts, Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Looking at the options for the Dodgers’ rotation heading into the postseason, plus more on Yoshinobu Yamamoto coming to Major League Baseball and Mookie Betts’ impact on the Dodgers lineup and team as a whole.

Setbacks at pitcher, short present playoff questions

The Dodgers have plenty of playoff experience, but a brand-new rotation and questions at short have their challenges.

Notes: Bobby Miller, Clayton Kershaw, Dodger Stadium fights

A look at Bobby Miller’s growth, Clayton Kershaw slightly tweaking his delivery, catching up with all the new Dodgers dads, and a study on the recent history of fights at Dodger Stadium.

Notes: Betts, Pepiot, Rosario, Wong

Mookie Betts is dealing with a bone bruise, but should return to action very soon, plus more on Amed Rosario and Kolten Wong needing to improve before hitting free agency, and whether Ryan Pepiot should have a spot in the rotation for the postseason.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Julio Urías, Walker Buehler

Mookie Betts won’t play this weekend against the Nationals but got relatively good news about the bone bruise in his foot. Also, an update in the Julio Urías situation, and news on Walker Buehler, Freddie Freeman, J.D. Martinez, and Chris Taylor.

Notes: Lance Lynn, rotation struggles, Daniel Hudson

Lance Lynn and the Dodgers rotation are facing struggles similar to what they faced in July, plus more on the greatest Dodgers of all time and Daniel Hudson’s rehab process.

Key players set to return from injuries in the next week

An update on various injured Dodgers who could return to action over the next week, including Austin Barnes, J.D. Martinez, Joe Kelly, and Michael Grove.

What’s next in the Julio Urías situation?

Reactions from both Dodgers staff and media surrounding the Julio Urías incident, plus more on Mookie Betts discussing fashion and culture expansion in baseball with Marlins star Jazz Chisholm Jr.

For Miguel Vargas, the majors may still be far away

A look at how Michael Busch beat out Miguel Vargas for a call-up to the Dodgers from Triple-A, plus Bobby Miller moving up the pitching depth chart, and Miguel Rojas returning to Miami.

Notes: Max Muncy injures shoulder, Bobby Miller shines

In Sunday’s Dodgers win over the Braves, Max Muncy injured his left shoulder, with the club waiting for more information. Bobby Miller on the mound shined to beat Atlanta.

J.D. Martinez will join OKC on rehab Tuesday

J.D. Martinez will start a brief rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, plus Dodgers news and notes on Will Smith fighting it at the plate since the All-Star break, Kolten Wong revamping his swing, and more.

Notes: Braves series, Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Natalia Bryant

Breaking down the hype surrounding this weekend’s series between the Dodgers and Braves, plus more on Natalia Bryant’s first pitch on Lakers night, and Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman making history in their own respective ways.

Are Tommy John surgery rates going up?

In light of Tony Gonsolin’s upcoming procedure, let’s take a look at some recent Tommy John trends.

Notes: Tony Gonsolin, Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw

Tony Gonsolin pitched with a torn UCL for two months prior to landing on the IL, plus more on Mookie Betts and the MVP race, Juan Gomez and his restaurant in Lahaina, and Clayton Kershaw making history again this season.

Dave Roberts, Ryan Brasier reflect on very different Red Sox careers

Plus, the case for Mookie Betts as NL MVP and the changeup behind Gavin Stone’s first win.

Notes: Freddie Freeman, Tony Gonsolin, Ryan Brasier

Freddie Freeman’s chances of setting the all-time record for most doubles in a single season, plus more on Tony Gonsolin needing Tommy John surgery, Ryan Brasier’s turnaround campaign with the Dodgers, and the attendance numbers at Dodgers home games this season.

Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and the NL MVP race

Mookie Betts has been scorching hot in August. He and Freddie Freeman are having sublime seasons, very much in the National League MVP race along with Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves, and likely Matt Olson, too.

Notes: Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Justin Turner

Freddie Freeman could be in good position to win his first career batting title, plus more on Red Sox fan’s feelings on the Mookie Betts trade, Justin Turner’s 2023 season with the Red Sox, and Julio Urías looking to flip the script on a down season.

Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, and old friends galore

Much more on Mookie Betts’ first game back at Fenway Park in Boston since the Red Sox traded him to the Dodgers. Plus old friend Justin Turner, now with the Red Sox, faced his old team for the first time. And Lance Lynn persevered to keep LA undefeated in his five starts.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Kiké Hernández, David Peralta

Mookie Betts will be one of three Dodgers making their returns to Fenway Park, plus more on Kiké Hernández’s second stint as a Dodger, and David Peralta’s underrated impact he’s made this season with the Dodgers.

Key Dodgers prospects for the September push

From Michael Busch to Miguel Vargas, here are some intriguing prospects that the Dodgers can deploy as the season ends.

Notes: Bobby Miller, James Outman, postseason roster

An in-depth look at Bobby Miller’s pitch arsenal and strength, which Dodgers rookies might become future All Stars, an early look at the postseason roster, and how every acquisition this season has performed so far.


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