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Separating the pretenders and contenders in the MLB

The MLB season is about a month and a half in at this point, which means we are also at the point where we see what kind of seasons teams are going to have. It is at this point when we can start separating the contenders and pretenders in the National League and American League, so let’s get started, shall we? NL Contenders: St. Louis Cardinals – This should come as a surprise...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Howie Kendrick’s Best Season Coming at Age 31?

The Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick gets a broken-bat single to drive in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Harry How/ Getty Images) Howie Kendrick is creating more offensive production now than he ever has in his career. Kendrick is also 31, an age when most big leaguers are withering down from...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Was it a mistake for the Los Angeles Dodgers to trade Dee Gordon?

Let me just start by saying that I love Dee Gordon. Ever since he first came up with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011, I loved the excitement he brought to the field. So he struck out too much, he didn’t get a lot of hits, and he was a straight up liability as a shortstop; but I loved him. Because he was SO fast. He put up ridiculous stolen base numbers and I just loved it. He was...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers weekly recap and awards

This week was freakin’ awesome if you are a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. The Dodgers came in to the week 3-3 with upcoming series against the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies. They ended up going 6-0 this week, extending their winning streak to seven games and improving their record to 9-3, tied for third-best in the league. MVP of the Week This ended up being a pretty close...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Extend Winning Streak to Five Games, Defeat Colorado Rockies 7-3

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick celebrates his two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Los Angeles (Mandatory Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers came into their series opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday with a four-game winning streak, looking to extend it to five. The Rockies...
Via The Sports Journal
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers win Hector Olivera sweepstakes

After not making many big moves for most of the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed the second biggest Cuban prospect on the market in Hector Olivera. Source: Cuban INF Hector Olivera has agreed to a 6-year, $62.5 million deal with Dodgers. $28MM signing bonus. Check — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 24, 2015   That seems like a big...
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NL West preview: why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win again

For the last couple years, the NL West race has been a two man race between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. 2015 figures to see another team, the San Diego Padres, try to enter the mix with a much improved offense and a big name pitching acquisition. Three of the best players in the division play for the two teams that figure to be at the bottom of the division...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Howie Kendrick From the Angels

Within the matter of hours, the Los Angeles Dodgers went from fielding Dee Gordon at second base with a hole at short to finding a double play combo of Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. Fresh off multiple moves earlier in the day, the Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for one of the players (Andrew Heaney) they received from the...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes makes ridiculous throw from LF

If you thought Yasiel Puig had MLB’s best arm, think again. After watching this cannon from the Oakland A’s Yoenis Cespedes in left field to get Howie Kendrick at the plate during Tuesday’s game against the LA Angels , you’d have to slot the 28-year-old at the top of the arm-strength list. One of the best […] The post Yoenis Cespedes Makes Incredible Throw To Gun Out Howie...
Via Diehardsport
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How good is Howie Kendrick, really?

By Jonathan Northrop, Columnist - While I fully agree with the idea that you can't truly define a player solely based upon statistics, and that the general sense one gets from watching a player, day in and day out, is important as well, the "No Respect" thread supports the notion that we really do need statistics to go beyond mere opinion. Statistics aren't absolute...
Via Angelswin
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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