Author: Howard Cole

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Urias > Alexander, OK? Right now, tomorrow and always. He's better than a healthy Cingrani if for some reason that turns out to be the... [Read More]
It's been 55 days since the trade that sent Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Kyle Farmer to Cincy for two minor leaguers and Homer... [Read More]
Best-case scenario: Kershaw partners with Walker Buehler as the best one-two punch in baseball, Corey Seager is his old self, Austin Barnes reverts to 2017... [Read More]
The actual magic number to clinch the thing is eight -- that is, if Los Angeles wins eight of its final nine games, Colorado could... [Read More]
Buehler hasn't missed a turn since his recall July 25, has risen to every conceivable occasion asked of him and sports a 2.35, an 0.913... [Read More]
Tags: Buehler - July - Rockies
In Hyun Jin Ryu's case, he needed to heal from both shoulder labrum surgery and an elbow debridement within the same arm. Recovery from both... [Read More]
Winning at home is usually a given, but if it isn't this year and it's fixed now, good for Los Angeles. If the winning late... [Read More]
"Opportunities" is the correct word here, because men playing out the string in places like Cincinnati, San Diego and Washington, while being of no use... [Read More]
Neither Los Angeles catcher is doing well with would-be base stealers. Barnes and Grandal are both have nabbed 22% of those guys. Ellis, meanwhile, is... [Read More]
If the playoffs started today, here's the list of "contending" teams who could put in a claim ahead of the Dodgers: Washington, St. Louis, Pittsburgh,... [Read More]
I don't care about Guggenheim's bottom line. What I care about is 15 wins in October. [Read More]
You can understand why. The Astros were a great team already, but had issues in the bullpen. And clearly, Osuna was the only reliever available... [Read More]
Tags: Dodgers - Jackie - Osuna
Dozier is a nice get who might turn into a big-time difference maker in a pennant race. Axford may seem like a middling acquisition, at... [Read More]
Friedman has six days to make it so. And with Zach Britton now a member of the Boston Red Sox, I'm confident he will, with... [Read More]
He's hitting 203/.264/294/.558, with 10 doubles, 2 HR and 15 BB in 177 at bats, with a .187.247/.267/.514 mark versus left-handed pitchers. which is supposed... [Read More]
No, trading for Machado is not a must-do. Not even trading for a bat -- and a professional hitter to replace Logan Forsythe on the... [Read More]
As a dedicated Dodger fan and lover of baseball, I'm good for about 200 games a year, in person or on TV. But I'd never... [Read More]
Tags: Rancho - Beth - Quakes
One little item by a lone columnist with zero named sources and all hell breaks loose. Let's pump the brakes on a Manny-Machado-to-Los-Angeles trade a... [Read More]
Logan Forsythe has been a bitter disappointment. And the Dodgers need to upgrade at second base as soon as possible. Today, if it can be... [Read More]
Don't kill the messenger, but trade Yasiel Puig and replace him with a major-league-minimum player, such as Alex Verdugo, at the 81-game mark and save... [Read More]
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