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>Dodgers Set Opening Day Roster

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Here are the Dodgers that will be in uniform tomorrow night against the San Francisco Giants.

Starting Pitchers (4):  

  1. Clayton Kershaw 
  2. Chad Billingsley 
  3. Ted Lilly 
  4. Hiroki Kuroda

Relief Pitchers (7):

  1. Jonathan Broxton 
  2. Hong-Chih Kuo 
  3. Matt Guerrier 
  4. Kenley Jansen*
  5. Blake Hawksworth 
  6. Mike MacDougal**
  7. Lance Cormier**

Catchers (3):  

  1. Rod Barajas
  2. Hector Gimenez*
  3. A.J. Ellis*

Infielders (6):  

  1. James Loney
  2. Jamey Carroll
  3. Rafael Furcal
  4. Juan Uribe
  5. Aaron Miles**
  6. Ivan DeJesus

Outfielders (6):  

  1. Andre Ethier 
  2. Matt Kemp
  3. Marcus Thames 
  4. Tony Gwynn Jr. 
  5. Xavier Paul

*Opening Day First Timers
**Non-Roster Invitees

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>2011 MLB Predictions

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Tomorrow is Opening Day! The best day of the baseball season.

My 2011 MLB predictions.

AL East

  1. Boston Redsox
  2. New York Yankees
  3. Tampa Bay Rays
  4. Toronto Blue Jays
  5. Baltimore Orioles

    AL Central

    1. Minnesota Twins
    2. Detroit Tigers
    3. Chicago Whitesox
    4. Cleveland Indians
    5. Kansas City Royals

    AL West

    1. Texas Rangers
    2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    3. Seattle Mariners
    4. Oakland Athletics

    NL East

    1. Philadelphia Phillies
    2. Atlanta Braves
    3. New York Mets
    4. Florida Marlins
    5. Washington Nationals

    NL Central

    1. Cincinnati Reds
    2. Milwaukee Brewers
    3. St. Louis Cardinals
    4. Chicago Cubs
    5. Houston Astros
    6. Pittsburgh Pirates

    NL West

    1. San Francisco Giants
    2. Los Angeles Dodgers
    3. Colorado Rockies
    4. San Diego Padres
    5. Arizona Diamondbacks

    AL MVP
    1. Adrian Gonzalez (BOS Redsox)
    *Runner-Up* Nelson Cruz (TEX Rangers)

    NL MVP

    1. Albert Pujols (STL Cardinals)
    *Runner-Up* Ryan Braun (MIL Brewers)

    AL CY YOUNG
    1. Felix Hernandez (SEA Mariners)
    *Runner-Up* Jon Lester (BOS Redsox)

    NL CY YOUNG
    1. Josh Johnson (FLA Marlins)
    *Runner-Up* Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers)

    AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    1. Jeremy Hellickson (TB Rays)

    NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    1. Brandon Belt (SF Giants)

       
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      >Lakers 2011 Playoff Tickets Information

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      From the Lakers website

      Schedule:
      The NBA playoffs begin the first weekend after the end of the regular season and run through the middle of June. There are 4 rounds to the playoffs; A – First Round, B – Conference Semi-Finals; C – Conference Finals, D – NBA Finals. The First Round playoff schedule is not known until after the end of the regular season, which ends on April 13th, 2011. The schedules for subsequent rounds are not known until the preceding round is completed.

      Tickets:
      Tickets for the first round of the playoffs will be on-sale to the public at 10am on April 9th. You can get tickets through Ticketmaster.com. and Ticketmaster outlets, but not at the STAPLES Center Box Office. There is a limit to 4 tickets/game for the public on-sale.

      You can also try Ticketexchange, where you get seats straight from our season ticket holders. Ticketexchange will have tickets for purchase once the date of the game is confirmed.

      Tickets for future playoff rounds will go on-sale towards the end of the preceding round. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

      Presale:
      The Lakers will have 2 presales for First Round playoff tickets. The first will be on April 7th from 12-4pm PDT for Lakers season ticket holders and the second on April 8th from 12-4pm PDT for subscribers to our Lakers Promotions email list and members of our season ticket holder waiting list. The presale will take place on Ticketmaster.com. If you are eligible for the presale, you will receive an email with complete details by end of the day on Monday, April 4th.

      Please visit our Presale FAQ’s page for answers to questions we have received from past presales.
      Please keep in mind that tickets are in extremely limited supply relative to demand. Participating in the presale is not a guarantee that you will be able to find tickets. With only 4 total games going on-sale, the number of tickets available is low relative to the number of fans looking for tickets, even during the presale.

      Sign-up to participate in the pre-sale. To be signed-up you must be subscribed to Lakers Ticket Alerts and Promotions. You must be signed up by April 3rd to take part in the presale for the First Round. If you signed-up after April 3rd, then you will be eligible for future presales, but not the First Round Presale.

       

      >Dodgers To Honor Duke Snider All Season

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      The Dodgers announce:

      Dodgers to wear Duke Snider memorial patch this year, and give out Snider bobbleheads as part of memorial celebration Aug. 9.

      Picture Credit: SBNation (Eric Stephen)

       

      >Chad Billingsley Signs 4-Year Contract

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      From Yahoo:

      LOS ANGELES —Pitcher Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract worth about $41.3 million that adds $35 million in guaranteed money over the final three seasons.

      Billingsley agreed in January to a one-year contract worth $6,275,000. The new deal gives him salaries of $9 million in 2012, $11 million in 2013 and $12 million in 2014. The Dodgers have a $14 million option for 2015 with a $3 million buyout.

      Great signing by the Dodgers.

      Billingsley has had a winning season every year he’s been in the big leagues. Can’t afford to let him go at such a young age. The Dodgers rotation is looking bright for years to come.

       

      >Malcolm Lee To Enter NBA Draft

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      ESPN reports: {Link}

      UCLA guard Malcolm Lee confirmed Tuesday that he has made himself eligible for the NBA draft but is reserving the right to withdraw by not hiring an agent. 

      Lee, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound junior, was UCLA’s second-leading scorer last season with 13.1 points a game, and has until May 8 to decide if he wants to return to school and continue playing for the Bruins.

      The second day in a row that a UCLA Bruin has put their name into the NBA Draft. The difference is that Malcolm Lee is leaving the possibility of coming back to school by not hiring an agent.

      I don’t think he’s ready for the NBA right now.

       
       

      >Tyler Honeycutt To Enter NBA Draft

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      ESPN reports: {Link}

      UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt is leaving school and will enter the NBA draft, he said Monday in a conference call with reporters.

      Honeycutt, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Bruins last season and is projected to be drafted late in the first round or early in the second round of the June 23 NBA draft, according to ESPN.com’s Chad Ford.

      He should have a decent NBA career. It’s worked out for almost all UCLA players that have been drafted. Only thing that concerns me is if there is an NBA lockout. I’ve heard that they are farther apart than the NFL, which means it’s likely that the NBA will not have a season.