The Dodgers have the third-best record in the National League and a 4 ½-game lead in the West division. Two players on the disabled list (Carl Crawford and Carlos Frias) are close to joining the 25-man roster. So is Hector Olivera. The farm system is stronger than it’s been in years, and will soon yield some young major leaguers — if not an impact player at the trade deadline.
So, straight A’s here, right?
Well, before I type up my midseason report for Wednesday’s editions, I thought I would ask my readers here to grade what they’ve seen so far. Six categories, A through F, nice and simple. Go.
No Dodgers were selected to start in the All-Star Game by fans. Polling ended over the weekend.
At 4 p.m. today, the reserves for the National and American Leagues will be announced. Which Dodgers are deserving of selection? Vote in this poll below:
Who should go to the All-Star Game?
Who should start for the Dodgers on Thurdsay?
will start for the Dodgers today in the first game of a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants (7 p.m., SportsNet LA). Brett Anderson starts Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw
Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.
It might be
, but Zack Greinke was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. Don Mattingly got the call at the last minute. Huff David Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.
So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate:
OK, we know that
Dodger Stadium is getting a statue. Jackie Robinson
There figures to be a second statue at some point. Who do you think should be depicted?
Who should be the second Dodger Stadium statue depict?
It took a while, but we can report the final terms of the trade sending
to the San Diego Padres. Matt Kemp
C Yasmani Grandal
RHP Joe Wieland
RHP (traded to Philadelphia with LHP Tom Windle for SS Zach Eflin ) Jimmy Rollins
RF Matt Kemp
C Tim Federowicz
It’s probably not fair to judge this move in a vacuum, but that’s how Matt Kemp has been judged for the last eight seasons. So judge away:
What grade would you give the Matt Kemp trade?