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Eric Stephen

Giants 2018 offseason review

PHOENIX — Now that position players have started to report around the Cactus League, it’s time to look at the National League West and what each team did in the offseason.

“You look at all those clubs in our division, they all got better,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday, channeling an inner Lou Holtz-before-Northwestern vibe.

First up on our trek around the division is the Giants, who tied for the worst record in baseball in 2017.

Additions

Andrew McCutchen (trade), Evan...

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Chris Taylor Ranked Top-10 Center Fielder For 2018 Season By MLB Network’s The Shredder

Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor was ranked the eighth-best center fielder in all of baseball for the 2018...

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Andrew Friedman Wants Young Pitchers To Make Impact In Starting Rotation

The Los Angeles Dodgers have boasted one of the best farm systems in all of baseball in recent years, developing...

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Dodgers Spring Training Video: Full Squad Reports; Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig And Others Take Batting Practice

The Los Angeles Dodgers had their entire roster in camp at Camelback Ranch on Sunday morning as Spring Training...

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Cody Bellinger: Dodgers ‘Want It More’ This Season Because Of Coming Close In 2017 World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers were one win away from winning the World Series in 2017, as they saw the Houston Astros celebrate on their home field after a heart-breaking Game 7 loss. The Dodgers return most of their core nucleus of players in 2018 though, so their goal will once again be to win the

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Dodgers Injury News: Walker Buehler Yet To Throw Bullpen Session Due To Back Discomfort

The Los Angeles Dodgers are into a second week of Spring Training workouts at Camelback Ranch, which have seen...

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Dodgers playing it safe early on with Buehler

Top Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler has yet to throw a Spring Training bullpen session because of upper back discomfort that surfaced during January workouts.

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Andrew Friedman: Matt Kemp ‘Fitting In Real Well’ With Dodgers

In one of the more surprising trades this winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers reacquired Matt Kemp from the Atlanta...

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Chase Utley Jokes About Losing Leverage In Contract Negotiations; Is ‘Excited’ For Return

For several weeks it was apparent a reunion between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chase Utley was a matter of when...

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Eric Stephen

Old friend alerts

By my count there are at least 28 old friends as non-roster invitees around baseball this spring.

LOS ANGELES — With spring training mostly in full swing, here is a look at old friends in new places. Here are former Dodgers with non-roster invitations to big league camps in both Arizona and Florida.

Cactus League

Angels: Jose Miguel Fernandez was released by the Dodgers in November after hitting .306/.367/.496 between the Dodgers’ Oklahoma teams in 2017. He turns 30 in April.

A’s:...

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2017 Dodgers In Review: RP Kenley Jansen

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 68.1 42.3 2.7 0.66 1.32 1.31 1.81 3.6 What Happened In 2017: Was almost inarguably the best reliever in baseball. —— Over the previous offseason, Kenley Jansen signed a five-year, $80 million contract with the Dodgers (evidently inspired by some very fateful events at his own wedding). In 2017, he …

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Photoblog: Chase Utley joins Dodgers at camp

Dodgers bring back Utley, who brings much measurable value Today, the Dodgers announced the signing of infielder Chase Utley to a two-year contract. Utley arrived at Camelback Ranch and worked out with the team. Photoblog: Chase Utley joins Dodgers at camp was originally published in Dodger Insider on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Dodgers expect Forsythe to rebound

The official return of second baseman Chase Utley to the Dodgers brought with it confirmation that Logan Forsythe is still atop the depth chart at the position.

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Dodgers Spring Training Video: Chase Utley And Corey Seager Take Batting Practice

The Los Angeles Dodgers last pitchers and catchers and optional position players workout took place on Saturday as the full squad...

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Dodgers Finally Make Chase Utley Deal Official

Although it took several days to finalize the entire deal, the Dodgers officially announced the signing of veteran Chase Utley on Saturday morning. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was among the first to report the agreement earlier in the week. Per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, the contract is worth $2 million and will extend over the course of two seasons. As far as his roles for the upcoming seasons go, Utley figures to occasionally see time at both second and first base, as well...

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Clayton Kershaw Frustrated By Slow-Moving Free Agency

Despite Spring Training camps opening for all 30 teams this week, there remains a glut of players unsigned for the...

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Dodgers bring back Utley, who brings much measurable value

by Cary Osborne Chase Utley is indeed back. The Dodgers finalized a two-year deal with the veteran infielder on Saturday. “He was thrilled to be back, and I know his focus is this year and obviously next year, too,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “I know personally from the players, coaches we’re excited to have him back officially.” After a slow start in 2017, Utley took off in May. On May 9, he had a pinch-hit double in his only plate appearance. From that point till the...

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Utley is back with Dodgers, officially

There are now 63 players in major league camp.

PHOENIX — The most beloved player in the Dodgers locker room will return for at least one more season, and possibly longer. Chase Utley has officially rejoined the team on a two-year contract.

The deal is worth $2 million per Andy McCullough of the LA Times.

The 39-year-old signed his third straight free agent contract with the Dodgers, who acquired him via trade from the Phillies in August 2015. Utley hit .236/.324/.405 in 127 games for Los...

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Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Matt Kemp, Dave Roberts try to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Korean … fail

With Lunar New Year coming up, reporter Park Jiyoung of MBC Sports tried to get Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Matt Kemp, and Dave Roberts to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Korean. It went about as well as you would expect. Hyun-Jin Ryu was also in the video (obviously), and he messes up as well at …

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Dodgers Re-Sign Chase Utley To 2-Year Contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized their two-year contract with Chase Utley, which is said to be worth $2 million...

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