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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger Sets Postseason, World Series Strikeout Record

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After going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in Game 7 of the World Series, first baseman Cody Bellinger officially ended the postseason with 29 strikeouts in 64 at-bats for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

With the 29 whiffs, Bellinger now holds the MLB postseason record in that department, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.

Judge’s record lasted for 11 days.

In Game 7, Bellinger struck out swinging in the first inning to tie the record, and likewise in the third to take over- both against Lance McCullers Jr.

Bellinger went just 4 for 24 in the World Series with 17 strikeouts- which is another record. Javier Baez (2016) and Ryan Howard (2009) held the previous mark with 13.

Game 3 and Game 6 saw Bellinger go 0 for 4 with four strikeouts. That’s two golden sombreros.

All of Bellinger’s four hits and five RBIs in the Fall Classic came in Games 4 and 5, including his three-run shot in Game 5.

Overall in this year’s playoffs, Bellinger hit .219 and slugged .453 with three homers and nine RBIs. Not bad for the rookie, who will almost surely win the National League Rookie of the Year.

Sure, Bellinger had a rough World Series. But he also had two real strong games against the Astros, so there’s a positive for him. Regardless, he was able to get his feet wet in the postseason as a rookie- not many people get to do that. Invaluable experience for him.

Expect more solid numbers for Bellinger in 2018.

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Dodgers Talk with Bryce Harper

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are officially back in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes as Harper’s negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies continue to stall.

According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, the Dodgers have found their way “back in the mix” for Harper, with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts among a contingent who went to Las Vegas on Saturday to meet with Harper.

While Harper is eyeing a long-term contract, the Dodgers may be angling with a short-term deal, which makes their involvement, and Harper’s engaging with them, interesting.

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Padres, Dodgers, Reds, Braves, Rays in “Advanced Stages” for Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto

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The Miami Marlins may be closing in on a deal to deal catcher J.T. Realmuto as several teams are considered to be in “advanced stages” in talks about a trade, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The report goes on to say that the Cincinnati Reds are in “substantive” talks with the Marlins.

Other teams linked to the deep talks are the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Dodgers Discussed Joc Pederson with Teams

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed trade scenarios involving outfielder Joc Pederson with a number of teams, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Among the teams that have talked with the Dodgers include the Chicago White Sox, and the Atlanta Braves, among others.

Pederson, 26, could be dealt to create room in the outfield for an outside addition, such as A.J. Pollock, who the Dodgers have been linked to this offseason.

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