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Mount Rushmore: Los Angeles Dodgers

Bud Selig used to talk about “crown jewel” franchises. The Yankees, the Red Sox, the Cardinals, probably the Cubs and the Giants, maybe even the Braves. 1,908 more words

Mount Rushmore

OTDIB - 08/16/1964 - Sandy Koufax ruptures elbow

The Dodgers were playing the Cardinals in a double header and ran into double trouble. Sandy Koufax was once again the best pitcher in the NL but had his season cut short because of a play as a baserunner in the 7th inning.   374 more words

The Rushmore of Analytics Geeks? Nuf Ced

In Chapter 6 of The Cooperstown Casebook, “Blyleven, Morris and the War on WAR,” I wrote about the industry’s resistance to admitting advanced statistics into debates over the annual BBWAA awards and Hall of Fame voting. 542 more words

Reviews

Alex Wood about to pounce on the Vulture

In 1966 Phil Regan won fourteen games as a relief pitcher for the NL Champion Dodgers and earned the nickname “The Vulture” for pilfering wins from the starting pitchers.   230 more words

The 7 Biggest Differences Between the 2016 and 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers

While many fans of the Dodgers couldn’t be happier with the remarkable script of the first half of the season, there’s still plenty of baseball to be played in the second half — 72 games, to be exact. 1,019 more words

Los Angeles Dodgers

LAD First half leaderboard - Strikeouts

The Koufax and Kershaw show with a ringer named Singer.  You have to fully expect Koufax to dominate this list but when you consider that Kershaw is getting about eight starts less per year than the pitchers from 1958 – 1982 it is amazing that he can get on the leaderboard using a cutoff of 150 strikeouts. 81 more words

LAD first half leadersboards - sOPS+ against

If you thought Alex Wood was having a season that could be used in the same breath as Sandy Koufax and Clayton you are correct. 106 more words