David Young

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Editor at SBNation's True Blue LA Dodgers Blog.
Dodger fan since the late 1960s. UCLA, class of 1983.
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Jansen racking up saves

Kenley Jansen is quietly piling up the saves at a highly successful rate, heading toward a top season for Dodgers relievers, and closing in on his 100th career save.

Position-by-position LA Dodgers home run records

The Los Angeles Dodgers have employed a fair number of power hitters over the last 56 seasons. How do they rank position-by-position? And why does Von Joshua get discussed?

Joc Pederson and the AAA All-Star Game


Leading Dodger outfield prospect Joc Pederson and his Pacific Coast League compatriots will take on the best of the International League in tonight's Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, North Carolina.

365 days of Puig

The Los Angeles Dodgers have now enjoyed the exploits of Yasiel Puig for exactly one year. How does Puig's "season" compare to the best offensive rookie campaigns in Dodgers history? Or in...


NFL draft chat

NFL draft chat

Dodgers 2014 profile: Javy Guerra

Javy Guerra faces an uphill battle in his campaign to win a roster spot with the Dodgers (or another team) this season, but he is focused on his goal.

Dodgers lose 8 - 5 to Seattle as Beckett struggles


Josh Beckett was trying to work on something, but didn't succeed, yielding three home runs as the Dodgers were defeated by the Mariners 8 - 5 at Camelback Ranch. Dee Gordon ran. Joc Pederson showed...

Paul Maholm preparing as usual, but role unknown

Paul Maholm may be the fifth or sixth starter on paper, but it is business as usual for him as he builds up his workload in preparation for the season, tossing three good innings in an eventual 5-5...

Dodgers 2014 profile: Chone Figgins

Chone Figgins needs to show he can recover from a disastrous stint in Seattle and a year away from baseball in order to win a utility man job with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgers 2014 profile: Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke enters Spring Training in a bit of a different position than last year, and could be the primary power bat on the bench for the Dodgers in 2014.

Josh Beckett player profile, comeback from surgery

Josh Beckett looks to rebound from a somewhat unusual surgery and provide uncommon depth as the fifth starter.

Merry Christmas, part 2


Here's to the commenters, Christmas cheer!


Puzzle solving on wheels? Car Rallye!

It's a super fun event called a Skill Gimmick Car Rallye! WAIT! Don't stop reading! It has nothing to do with old cars, speed or racing! You are presented with a course to follow, along the way you...

Cardinals, Braves deadlock atop NL standings


The Dodgers first-round opponent is still up in the air as the Atlanta Braves moved into a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in the National League. Los Angeles is nearly locked...

Dodgers inch closer, Nats won't die, Cards lead


The Dodgers reduce their magic number for the NL West title on Tuesday to two, while the Cardinals took sole possession of first place in the NL Central. Meanwhile, the Nationals hot streak...

Dodgers vs. Marlins Game V chat

Dodgers vs. Marlins Game V chat: join the rollicking commentary at True Blue LA.

Dodgers/Marlins Game Preview: Greinke vs. Eovaldi


Zack Greinke takes the mound in Miami for the Los Angeles Dodgers while the Marlins counter with former Dodger Nathan Eovaldi in the third game of a four-game set.

Dodgers All-Star rookies: Don Newcombe, 1949

Don Newcombe was a Dodgers rookie on the 1949 All-Star team, and one of the first African-American All-Stars in Major League Baseball.

When there was optimism

Before 28 - 37 was a reality, before 21 pitchers passed through the pen, before nearly uncountable days lost to the disabled list, there was a sparkle of optimism in Chavez Ravine on Opening Day...

Paco Rodriguez, LOOGY or not?

In scrutinizing Don Mattingly's management of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen, a number of observers question the usage of portsider Paco Rodriguez and debate if he should be used as a LOOGY, or a...

Contenders from the east: the Nats come to town

A quick look at the Washington Nationals as they prepare to face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

Dodgers 3, Mets 2


Hyu-Jin Ryu went seven strong innings, the offense did just enough, and the Dodgers took the series in New York with a 3-2 victory over the Mets.

Clayton Kershaw, NL Player of the Week


Major League Baseball awarded Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers with the first National League Player of the Week Award for the 2013 season.

Ted Lilly struggles at Talking Stick

In the road half of today's split-squad games, Ted Lilly was ineffective while the Dodgers mustered nearly no offense against Arizona pitching. However, Matt Kemp did hit his first spring home run.

Mike Davis, all he did was walk

Mike Davis had a difficult 1988 season, making him an unlikely person to set the stage for one of the greatest moments in Los Angeles Dodgers World Series history.

Gilberto Reyes tasted the champagne

No 1988 Dodgers position player appeared in fewer games than Gilberto Reyes. But under somewhat unusual circumstances, he was in the clubhouse for the World Series celebration.

Tim Crews, he took the ball

Tim Crews, technically still a rookie, ably filled a middle relief role for the 1988 Dodgers, took the ball whenever asked, and soaked up nearly 72 innings despite not being with the big club for...

Bill Krueger started once, just once

Bill Krueger made exactly one appearance for the 1988 Dodgers. He started, and the Dodgers won.

Shawn Hillegas, in the rotation

Shawn Patrick Hillegas didn't finish the year with the 1988 Dodgers, but he filled a hole in their rotation in the middle of the season before being part of a stretch-drive trade.

Ken Howell, team player

Ken Howell, currently the assistant pitching coach of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was both reinventing himself as a starter and recovering from off-season surgery when 1988 began. That put him in...

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