Author Archives: Jacob Lightford

Pondering the Dodgers’ Bullpen Depth

Around this time every year, trade rumors swirl around like a spirograph. Even though the Dodgers hold the best record in the MLB, just past halfway through the regular season, there are talks of acquiring a right-handed #2 starter to … Continue reading

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The Bullpen Is Truly a Relief For the Dodgers

The Dodgers are currently sitting within arm’s reach of 1st place. As the halfway-point of the season approaches, the Dodgers, who are tied in 2nd place in the National League West, and sharing the 3rd best record in the whole of … Continue reading

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Dodgers’ Depth and How To Handle It

On the night of Tuesday, May 9th, Mexican Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium, Julio Urías, a 20 year old from Mexico, was throwing 6+ no-hit innings. On a ball hit by Andrew McCutchen, Andrew Toles made a valiant effort to … Continue reading

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Dodgers Catchers’ Unique Traits Can Help Them Stand Out

The Dodgers’ current roster has two spots reserved for catchers. Yasmani Grandal being the headliner, and Austin Barnes being the backup/utility catcher. While being rather different forms of catchers, they both break some conventional rules of their position. The differences … Continue reading

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Lefty-Loosey, Righty-Tighty: The Dodgers’ Tools to Fix Their LHP Woes

In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to have problems facing left-handed starters. It’s an issue that persisted throughout the 2016 season, and many worry it may continue throughout the 2017 season. However, the Dodgers have acquired … Continue reading

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Trayce Thompson Looks To Re-Establish His Place In the Dodgers’ Roster

  In Autumn of 2014, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi collectively inherited the main reins of the Dodgers’ front office, and all the criticism that comes with it (deservedly so, or not.) One of their most notable tactics is their … Continue reading

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Franklin Gutierrez and His Potential Impact

In the year 2000, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed an amateur free agent by the name of Franklin Gutierrez. He was just 17 years old at the time. By 2004, he was considered a top prospect with 5-tool potential and was … Continue reading

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