Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 31, 2017 1:59 PM

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »

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Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

Feb 3, 2017 1:04 PM

The Dodgers and Giants continued to improve this offseason, and the Rockies tried to do enough to be in position for the Wildcard, the D-Backs and Padres made moves for the long-term. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Dozier Deal Dead, Dodgers Trade De Leon For Forsythe

by John Watson

Jan 25, 2017 12:03 PM

After a rumor-fueled offseason where the Dodgers were attempting to pry Brian Dozier away from the Twins, they decided the asking cost was too much and settled for a trade with the Rays which brings them Logan Forsythe to take over duties at 2B instead. Read more »

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2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: Eaton Trade; Dodgers Sign Jansen, Turner

by John Watson

On the Nationals trading for Adam Eaton from the White Sox and the Dodgers signing Kenley Jensen and Justin Turner. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Rich Hill To Dodgers, Mark Melancon To Giants

by John Watson

The Dodgers struck first, signing Rich Hill to a three-year, $48 million deal and then the Giants made their move, signing Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million deal. Both moves are interesting and risky, albeit in different ways. Read more »
NLCS Preview: The Case For The Dodgers

by John Watson

The Cubs have a slight edge in talent and homefield but this series is essentially a coin toss with how the Dodgers' pitching has rounded into form and a deep lineup. Read more »
Rookie Rankings: Who's Number One (NL Edition)

by John Watson

Corey Seager has the NL Rookie of the Year award locked up though Trevor Story, Aledmys Diaz, Ryan Schimpf, Steven Matz, Kenta Maeda and Seung-hwan Oh also deserve mention. Read more »
Grading The Deals: On The NL Trade Deadline

by John Watson

Matt Moore, Matt Duffy, Matt Kemp, Josh Reddick, Rich Hill, Jay Bruce and Mark Melancon were some of the big names to move at the deadline. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On NL Contenders

by John Watson

On the Dodgers' rotation gamble, the Giants' old-school approach, the half-mortal Cubs, Washington's pitchers, Mets' issues, Pirates' cheapness, Cardinals' devil magic and whether the Marlins are for real. Read more »
How Deep Is Your Lineup: Dodgers' Edition

by John Watson

Continued development from some players and improving health from others should have been enough for the Dodgers, but they've suffered a run of injuries to their everyday players this spring. Read more »
Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »
How Deep Is Your Rotation: Dodgers' Edition

by John Watson

The Dodgers went for quantity over quality this offseason with their rotation, building it with injuries in mind and spreading the risk around. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

Breaking down the offseason moves of the Giants, Dodgers, Padres, Rockies and D-Backs. Read more »
2015 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The MLB has an ever-changing landscape but this creation of a hierarchal ranking gives a look to how we would choose their collective situations at the end of 2015. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Zack Greinke Signs With D-Backs

by John Watson

The D-Backs hope Zack Greinke will age like a fine wine as his velocity declines, more Maddux than not, thanks to his stellar command, offspeed arsenal, and chess-like approach to pitch sequencing. Read more »
Cardinals End Season Atop OPSERA Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina go down, but the Cardinals remain the class of baseball. Can they make yet another extended playoff run? Read more »
Blue Jays Rocket Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Blue Jays have been red-hot since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, moving into the top five for the first time all season. Read more »
NL Dominates OPSERA Rankings For August 18th

by Scott McCourtney

The National League reigns supreme this week with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates sitting atop our rankings. Read more »
A Look At What Buyers Might Look To Buy

by Andrew Perna

There are more Major League teams in contention than not as the two-Wild Card Era continues to provide hope well into the summer. If teams are going to buy, they'll need a shopping list. Read more »

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