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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.

Notes: Dave Roberts, offseason roster rumors

Who stays and who goes before spring training starts? We take a look at what could happen to Dave Roberts, Blake Trienen, and Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

Tyson Miller, Jake Reed, Zack Burdi elect free agency

Tyson Miller, Jake Reed, and Zack Burdi, all of whom spent some time on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster in 2023 but were later sent outright to the minors, have all elected free agency.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, NLDS fallout

Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman had a postseason to forget, and it could spell doom if the issues don’t resolve, plus more on what lays ahead for the Dodgers at the start of the offseason.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Vin Scully, hitting struggles

Mookie Betts has been a liability at the top of the Dodgers lineup in the postseason, plus more on the Dodgers’ hitting struggles overall and Vin Scully being named the third greatest Dodger of all time.

Notes: Clayton Kershaw, LA offense, Dave Roberts

More fallout from the Dodgers’ loss in Game 1 of the NLDS, including the plans for Clayton Kershaw, the need for Los Angeles offense to come alive, plus Dave Roberts on how he’ll manage aggressively, and an interview with Caleb Ferguson.

Notes: Mookie Betts has become the face of the Dodgers

Mookie Betts has become now truly become the face of the Dodgers, plus more on Clayton Kershaw leading the postseason rotation, the Dodgers fooling the Diamondbacks’ stolen base threats, and Will Smith being the Dodgers’ X-factor in the postseason.

Notes: Clayton Kershaw, starting pitching, series previews

Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS. Some looks at the Dodgers prospective pitching plans this postseason, and how rare it is for a team with such a thin starting rotation have such success as Los Angeles.

Dodgers notes: Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, NLDS matchup

Mookie’s on field play — and his gloves — are truly versatile, plus more on Freddie Freeman on Betts’ podcast, plus NLDS predictions.

Dodgers led the majors in 2-out RBI ... and days on the IL

There are good records, and there are bad records. This year, the Dodgers set both.

Notes: Bobby Miller due for postseason breakout

Bobby Miller looks poised to breakout in this season’s playoffs, plus more on Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, Clayton Kershaw’s atypical season, Miguel Rojas on championship expectations, and Don Drysdale named the ninth greatest Dodger of all time.

Dodgers notes: Celebrating wins, key postseason players, and making MLB history

Dave Roberts helped make history on Friday, and the Dodgers have a new post-series ritual thanks to Miguel Rojas and David Peralta.

Notes: Freddie Freeman, Bobby Miller, Dave Roberts, 100 wins

The Dodgers won 100 games in 2023, overcoming several obstacles along the way. Here is reaction from Freddie Freeman, Bobby Miller, and Dave Roberts to that accomplishment.

Dodgers notes: Brusdar Graterol’s underrated 2023 season

Brusdar Graterol’s season has arguably been the most underrated in baseball this year, plus more on Jason Heyward’s reason for signing with the Dodgers, and Freddie Freeman’s pursuit of 30 home runs and 60 doubles.

Notes: Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Triple-A OKC

A look at the MVP cases for Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, plus an appreciation of how the Dodgers first baseman seems to out-perform his projections nearly every year. Also, Oklahoma City fights for the Triple-A championship, and a look back at Dodgers division winners.

Notes: Dave Roberts, Mike Trout, Roy Campanella

How the Dodgers players and coaches have felt about Dave Roberts’ impact on a day-to-day basis, the Dodgers chances of acquiring Mike Trout, Roy Campanella as the seventh greatest Dodger of all time, and more on Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Ryan Brasier.

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.


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