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2018 Schedule
92-71, 1st in NL West

BBTN: Harper's Future, Awards, Cubs' Stunner?

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

In a year of big production from budding National League stars, Ronald Acuña Jr. wins NL Rookie of the Year, beating second-place finisher Juan Soto of the Nats and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. The Atlanta outfielder hit .293 with a .917 OPS and 26 homers in 111 games and earned 27 of 30 first-place votes.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

SP Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to accept the Dodgers' qualifying offer, but C Yasmani Grandal will not, source confirms. Dodgers will look for a new, short-term catcher to buy time before their promising prospects are ready. And they will have a ton of starting pitching coming back.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation announced Thu. a year-long national centennial celebration of his 1/31/19 birth, to include exhibitions, a speakers series & a jazz concert, culminating in the Dec. 2019 opening of a museum in his name in NYC — and a logo was unveiled.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Dodgers have picked up Dave Roberts' 2019 option, as president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told reporters from the GM Meetings. Today was the deadline for that, but the two sides will continue to try to hammer out a long-term deal. Seems interesting that it hasn't been done yet, but the Dodgers have a lot going on. Near the top of their list now is a new GM.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has lost his right-hand man, Farhan Zaidi, who has accepted an offer to lead the Giants' front office, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Zaidi gets a promotion and returns to the Bay Area, where he attended Cal and worked for the A's. Tough loss for Friedman, especially to his biggest rival.

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Friedman: Machado's lack of hustle no secret

Although he admits he'd rather see more effort from Manny Machado, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Machado "checks all the boxes" when it comes to putting in the work and being a good teammate.


How phenom Hideo Nomo finally made it to America

In 1995, star pitcher Hideo Nomo attempted to do what no Japanese player had done since 1965 - join Major League Baseball. Nomo and his agent hatched a plan to overcome the legal and cultural barriers that stood in his way, risking Nomo's career and reputation in Japan. The Loophole reveals how they pulled it off, launched "Nomo-mania," and transformed both American and Japanese baseball forever.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The 2018 Rookie of the Year finalists have been announced with stacked trios in both leagues: NL finalists — Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. AL finalists — Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani and Yankees infielders Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. Winners will be announced Nov. 12.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25014th
On Base Percentage.3335th
Slugging Percentage.4423rd
Earned Run Average3.382nd
Quality Starts952nd