Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

2019 NLDS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Washington Nationals

by John Watson

Oct 2, 2019 4:39 PM

If there's any team best suited to keeping the Dodgers from pulling off a three-peat of World Series appearances, it's the Nationals. But will they? Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, IQ

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RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Sep 27, 2019 3:16 PM

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Marginally Vociferous Predictions: Thoughts On MLB's MVP Races

by John Watson

Sep 19, 2019 3:58 PM

It's been a rough September over here in the land of predicting MVP awards, with two of the leading candidates, one for each league, suffering injuries that could take them out of the running. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, IQ, Personal Award

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Prospective Predictions: On September's Most Critical Call-Ups

by John Watson

While it's pretty tough (read: impossible) to predict the instant major league success of a prospect, that doesnít mean it isnít worth doing. Read more »
2019 Trade Deadline: Winners, Losers And WTFers

by John Watson

The first consolidated trade deadline came and went, and it couldnít have happened during a weirder year. Read more »
Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »
Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL West

by John Watson

With the Dodgers continuing to dominate the division, the Padres signed Manny Machado, the Rockies extended Nolan Arenado, the D-Back traded Paul Goldschmidt, and the Giants hired Farhan Zaidi as GM. Read more »
Gimme Dat Harp, Boy: On the Bryce Harper Signing

by John Watson

If any team could afford to take a risk on a very special player like Bryce Harper, it's the Phillies. Read more »
Sweet Relief: Manny Machado Finally Finds A Home In San Diego

by John Watson

A.J. Preller just went out and improved his team by getting the owners to throw some money at it in signing Manny Machado. Sometimes free agency works like itís supposed to, after all. Read more »
2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Reds And (Of Course) Dodgers Do Unconventional Trade

by John Watson

This was one of those fancy new faux salary cap related moves that showed how they can actually be truly interesting sometimes, especially after last year's offseason of doom. Read more »
Bound For Glory: On The 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox

by John Watson

No curse was broken, no drought was extinguished. But Boston's 2018 World Series win was a truly remarkable achievement by a truly remarkable team. Read more »
A World Series We Deserve: Boston Red Sox Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by John Watson

This should be a closely matched series between arguably the best teams in their respective leagues and that makes seven games seem about right. Read more »
2018 NLCS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers

by John Watson

The Brewers certainly have the better bullpen and defense, but pretty basically everything else tilts in favor of the Dodgers. Read more »
Loose Ends: On The NL Tiebreakers And Wild Card Game

by John Watson

On the glorious nonsense of the double one-game playoffs and the NL Wild Card Game. Read more »
Postseason Prospects: Thoughts On The MLB Playoff Races

by John Watson

While there is only one truly interesting race in the AL, the National League has come to the rescue this year and offers a veritable cornucopia of tantalizing scenarios. Read more »
Grading The MLB Trade Deadline: The Biggest Winners And Losers

by John Watson

Picking out the best of the best (Dodgers and Twins) and the worst of the worst (Astros). Read more »
Grading The Deal: Dodgers Win Manny Machado Derby

by John Watson

The Dodgers added a legitimate superstar before the trade deadline and now have one of the deepest lineups in all of baseball without compromising the long-term. Read more »
Early Returns On The National League Favorites

by John Watson

The NL standings are off to a particularly jarring start, with not one of the teams that almost everyone predicted as a division winner (Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers) currently in the lead. Read more »

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