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  • Dodgers' best bullpen might be no bullpen at all

    Dodgers' best bullpen might be no bullpen at all
    The Dodgers’ best bet for a playoff bullpen might be one that doesn’t ever see the field. On Tuesday night, two games away from clinching the National League West title, the Dodgers took a look at the setup issues that have chased them...
  • Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs

    Yasiel Puig's temper could cost Dodgers big in the playoffs
    One of the Dodgers' biggest postseason worries showed up Tuesday night, clearing benches, raising tempers, risking everything. As long as Yasiel Puig continues to struggle with his emotions, the Dodgers will awkwardly struggle to dodge their flames....
  • Clayton Kershaw has a date with MLB history as Dodgers try to clinch

    Job 1 for Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday: pitch the Dodgers to the National League West championship. He wins, and they clinch, with the San Francisco Giants on hand to witness the party. Win or lose, Kershaw can etch his name in baseball's record book,...
  • A look at what the Dodgers' postseason roster might look like

    A look at what the Dodgers' postseason roster might look like
    And now, on to other things. Besides the post-celebration laundry. As the playoff schedule so thoughtfully provided, the Dodgers are off today, giving them a full day to drink grandpa’s secret hangover concoction and begin to focus on the...
  • Hall of Fame inductees anxious over speeches

    Braves pitcher Tom Glavine said he expects to talk longer during his acceptance speech Sunday than former teammate Greg Maddux, who will go first during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "He and I and Frank (Thomas) were talking a little...
  • Clayton Kershaw remains the ace in Dodgers' hand

    Clayton Kershaw remains the ace in Dodgers' hand
    If the inability to complete a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline on Thursday drew attention to the Dodgers' perceived shortcomings, a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves that night offered a reminder of the team's greatest advantage. The Dodgers...
  • There goes one starting option: Dodgers' Paul Maholm has torn ACL

    There goes one starting option: Dodgers' Paul Maholm has torn ACL
    Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly sat during his postgame media session Friday, admitting the news on Paul Maholm’s right knee was not expected to be good. “He’s had four surgeries on the other knee. This is his good knee,” Mattingly...
  • No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

    No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby
    The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby. Just say no. The Dodgers' derby futility continued Monday, when Yasiel Puig was shut out. For all the anticipation over the degree of flourish in a derby bat flip,...
  • Dodgers announce Vin Scully will return for his 66th season

    In this crazy week, when trade rumors are amplified and dissected with every passing second, the Dodgers commanded the attention of their fans Tuesday with two words: "BREAKING NEWS." On the public address system. On the video board. In the second...
  • Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season

    Dodgers balance momentum versus rest going into final series of season
    The Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, which is two more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this season. Sustaining that momentum could be critical for the Dodgers as they head into the playoffs, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez...
  • Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top

    Dodgers go from Down Under to up-and-down to the top
    The playoff chase began in late March, 7,500 miles from home, on a cricket ground masquerading as a baseball diamond, in a country that really didn't care, with a team whose sanity was quickly pushed to the brink. Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw's first...