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By Jon Weisman

After being exposed in the 2014 National League Division Series, the Dodger bullpen has a bull’s-eye on it.

But revamping the relief corps is not only going to require some dexterity, scouting and analysis from… 503 more words

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Size Doesn't Matter

Size Doesn’t Matter: The Emotional Dead End of Advanced Metrics

For the 26th straight season, the Dodgers have failed to qualify for the World Series. For the second straight season, their season ended in St. 1,259 more words

Balls

MLB Postseason Reinforces the Value of a Dominant Bullpen

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Rest assured that teams won’t overlook proper bullpen construction this offseason following multiple meltdowns early on in the MLB postseason.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers fell victim to horrible relief pitching in their playoffs rounds against the St. 463 more words

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Cardinals beat Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw yet again, advance to fourth straight NLCS

The Cardinals are heading to the NLCS for the fourth consecutive season, and for the ninth time since 2000.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had allowed just one hit through… 199 more words

Don Mattingly has no idea how to deal with the eighth inning

It was Brian Wilson pretty much all season, for better or worse. Mostly worse. Wilson ended the regular season with a 4.66 ERA, but he was the Dodgers’ eighth-inning guy the whole way through (at least in some combination with J.P. 333 more words

Baseball's Yeti: The multi-inning save

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By Jon Weisman

Dodger closer Steve Howe got the save in the final game of the 1981 World Series, but it was a save you have to rub your eyes and gawk at today. 834 more words

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