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01-15

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Rumor Roundup: What Do You and the Dodgers Have In Common?
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Chris Mosch

01-08

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-23

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

12-19

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Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball
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Jeff Long

12-18

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Skewed Left: Padres Can't Play It Safe
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Zachary Levine

12-16

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Ninety Percent Mental: It's Happening!
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Lewie Pollis

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump
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Craig Goldstein

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had
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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser
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R.J. Anderson

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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Chris Mosch

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: The Better Bullpens Bureau
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

11-20

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Rumor Roundup: The Ideas That Dayton Moore Toys With
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Chris Mosch

10-16

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BP Unfiltered: If I Had $200 Million
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Russell A. Carleton

10-15

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Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter
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Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Mattingly's Missteps: NLDS Game Four
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Sahadev Sharma

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Recap: The Irony Of Ryu's Strong Start
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Zachary Levine

10-07

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Baseball Therapy: The Cardinals Do Not Own Clayton Kershaw
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Russell A. Carleton

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Monday Previews
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Mike Gianella and Zachary Levine

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
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Doug Thorburn and Sahadev Sharma

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Cardinals 10 Dodgers 9
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Sahadev Sharma

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cardinals
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Zachary Levine

09-18

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What You Need to Know: September 18, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-16

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Transaction Analysis: Rays to the Top
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R.J. Anderson

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

08-26

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Notes About Baseball: Polling the Clubhouses: Kershaw or Felix?
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Rocco DeMaro

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-29

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Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

07-09

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What You Need to Know: The Tigers' Roaring Comeback
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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The View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching Tradition
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Daron Sutton

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
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Sam Miller

06-04

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Painting the Black: How to Slow Down Dee Gordon
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R.J. Anderson

05-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 447: The Oddly Underperforming Dodgers and the Exciting NL West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Game of the 2014 Season So Far
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Sam Miller

05-05

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Pebble Hunting: Who's Winning the Dodgers/Red Sox Trade This Second?
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Sam Miller

05-02

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Painting the Black: A Trip Through the NL West
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R.J. Anderson

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 429: The Dodgers, DirecTV, and Baseball's Broadcast Bubble/Your Finest Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

04-08

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Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes
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BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

03-31

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What You Need to Know: Opening Night Action
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Daniel Rathman

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 415: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason Preview
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Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-24

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Painting the Black: Men at Work
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R.J. Anderson

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: A Trio of Infield Updates
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Transaction Analysis: Reeling in Rodney
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R.J. Anderson and Craig Goldstein

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

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January 15, 2015 9:52 am

Rumor Roundup: What Do You and the Dodgers Have In Common?

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Chris Mosch

Answer: You're both interested in Yoan Moncada.

Zaidi confirms Dodgers’ interest in Yoan Moncada
Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez broke the international signing record on Tuesday, inking a deal with the Diamondbacks that includes an $8.25 million bonus. Following the announcement, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez tweeted that the Dodgers made an aggressive run at the pitcher and were shifting their attention toward countryman Yoan Moncada. On Wednesday, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi confirmed the club’s interest in the 19-year-old Cuban infielder during an interview with MLB Network Radio.

“Moncada, we’ve scouted extensively,” Zaidi said. “We have the checkbook. Young, elite talent in baseball is the most valuable asset to have, and to the extent that our evaluation of him matches or exceeds where his market goes, we will definitely be a player there. We’re doing all the homework we can.”


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One of the more talented big-league rosters will have some impact youth arriving shortly.

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January 5, 2015 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Byrd Has Landed

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

Marlon Byrd flies to Cincinnati, the Rockies upgrade defensively at catcher, the Cubs add an outfielder, and Manny Banuelos lands in Atlanta after six years in the Yankees system.

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December 23, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

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Craig Goldstein

The highest-payroll club unsurprisingly has a wealth of fantasy assets.

The kings of payroll can claim no legitimate throne, having been bounced early in the playoffs and losing the offseason to the Padres or the White Sox or someone else. They’ve made moves, no doubt, consistently trading players they’d just acquired, but to what end? Efficiency, no doubt, but also to give fantasy owners a bit of a headache. Despite trading Kemp, the Dodgers have a crowded outfield that’s likely to feature a platoon in center and a platoon in left, and that doesn’t address whatever it is Andre Ethier is going to do. The rotation additions are fantasy friendly though, as Brandon McCarthy escapes the offensive environments of Arizona and New York and lands in the much more neutral Chavez Ravine. Similarly, Brett Anderson will try to stay on the mound in a place much better suited to success than Coors, where he actually was pretty good anyway. A deep roster, pitching staff, and predictable back of the bullpen makes for a fantasy-friendly lineup, platoons or not.

A note for our readers. While informative, since we are still months away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, these previews are far from definitive or complete. Free agent signings, trades, and other offseason news will change the landscape for most if not all teams. For any moves that take place after a team preview is written, please look to our Transaction Analysis coverage for instant reactions, and then check back on the Team Previews for more detailed updates (including lineups, rotations, bullpens, etc.) as we get closer to Opening Day.

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December 19, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Brandon McCarthy and the Outlier Curveball

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Jeff Long

Brandon McCarthy's breaker did different things last year, and so did Brandon McCarthy.

Brandon McCarthy had an interesting season in 2014. He began the year pitching for Arizona, and traditional stats—the 5.01 ERA—implied that he struggled. But his 3.82 FIP suggested his ERA wasn’t telling the whole story. Fast forward to McCarthy’s 90-inning tenure in New York, and analysts around baseball were coming up with explanations for why McCarthy was so improved. After all, he posted a 2.89 ERA in 14 starts while wearing pinstripes. McCarthy’s FIP with New York wasn’t all that much better than it was in the first half, though, as he posted a 3.22 FIP as a Yankee.

The interesting thing about McCarthy is that his peripherals suggest that some of these ups and downs are simply a function of factors beyond his control. After all, his FIPs over the past three seasons are 3.76, 3.75, and 3.55. Those are much more consistent than his ERAs over that same time period (which should surprise nobody), and they indicate that McCarthy is a pretty consistent pitcher, at least as far as the things he controls go.

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December 18, 2014 6:00 am

Skewed Left: Padres Can't Play It Safe

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Zachary Levine

Why the Padres taking on a high-risk veteran like Matt Kemp and the Dodgers playing it safe with Yasmani Grandal makes perfect sense.

When you're the Padres, relaxed in an offseason hibernation that dates back several color schemes, your first splash of the offseason isn't supposed to look like the Matt Kemp trade.

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The league might be catching up to the inefficiency in non-player compensation.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to write about baseball. I am thrilled to have the chance to post at BP again, and now that I’m back there are quite a few things I’m eager to bore you with my thoughts on. But the thing I’ve been most itching to write about might be a little surprising. It isn’t a new statistical model or a star player or my pride at having said before the playoffs started that the Royals would beat the Orioles in the ALCS. No, I want to talk about Ron Paul.

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December 16, 2014 12:04 am

Transaction Analysis: The Headley Weapon

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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Yankees re-sign Chase Headley, the Astros get a hitter to play shortstop, and Brett Anderson has incentives.

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December 12, 2014 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Dodgers' First Dump

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Craig Goldstein

After years of taking on big contracts, the new-look Dodgers front office found a pretty good opportunity to shed one.

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December 11, 2014 9:08 am

Transaction Analysis: The Night the Dodgers Had

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Craig Goldstein and Nick J. Faleris

In a span of hours, the Dodgers make 13 players worth of transactions.

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December 4, 2014 6:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-Raiser

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R.J. Anderson

The Royals re-up Hochevar, the Braves non-tender the TJ survivors, Jim Johnson finds a home, and more.

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December 4, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers

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Chris Mosch

Los Angeles gets in on the Lester chase, while Andrew Miller has plenty of (non-Dodger) pursuers.

The bidding for Jon Lester has picked up over the last few weeks, with the Red Sox and Cubs offering the prized left-hander upwards of $130 million over six years and the Giants also reportedly in hard pursuit after losing out on Pablo Sandoval.

But a late entrant for Lester’s services emerged Wednesday night. According to Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Dodgers are the latest club to show serious interest in Lester. Multiple sources told the Boston site that the Dodgers are expected to make a hard push for Lester with one source suggesting that he “would be ‘shocked’ if the Dodgers don’t end up being the high bid in the Lester sweepstakes.”

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