Poll Question: Who Will Win the 2016 NL West?

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Who will win the 2016 NL West?

Poll ended at Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:16 pm

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Dodgers
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50%
Giants
1

Total votes: 2


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» Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:16 pm
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» Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Not as confident after the recent skid, but I knew out the gate thaty Giants would struggle with relief pitching - i just couldn't have imagined it would be this bad!

When we had a 2 or so game lead on all of the MLB, we lead the league in blown saves with 18! That was something like over half our losses! I know solid closers are rare these days, but could you imagine what we would have done with an even average closer, or even more if they didn't try to rush Pence back too soon and he was on his original timetable? It's amazing what they've done with all the injuries.

Hopefully we can get some bullpen support before the trade deadline passes, but with Panik, Pence, and Duffy all slated to return soon, the league is gonna be in trouble as the MLB's best offense gets all of its pieces back on the field.

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» Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 pm
Giants won the trade deadline with Nunez and matt moore. Dodgers added 2 A's players having good years but were unable to trade Puig and sent him to the minors so he will be gone soon probably.

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» Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:53 pm
bud norris is the worst pitcher i have ever seen on the dodgers. josh reddick is horrible too. cory seager is the rookie of the year and future hall of famer.

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» Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:56 pm
Dodgers are the slight favorites because they sit in first place and they’ve won the division in each of the last three seasons. ::lol:

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» Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:10 am
Yasiel Puig gifts Madison Bumgarner signed '#DONTLOOKATME' T-shirt
http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17600986/yasiel-puig-sends-madison-bumgarner-dontlookatme-t-shirt

LOS ANGELES -- A victory might have escaped the Dodgers on Tuesday, but their efforts to bury the hatchet with the San Francisco Giants was a rousing success.

A day after the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and the Giants' Madison Bumgarner feuded on the field, a tongue-in-cheek gift from Puig to Bumgarner yielded laughs from both clubhouses.

Credit Dodgers infielder Charlie Culberson as the go-between for the two camps. The former San Francisco draft pick, who came up in the Giants' system with Bumgarner starting in 2007, had Puig sign a T-shirt bearing the inscription "#DONTLOOKATME" across the front in block letters.

The hashtag was in reference to what Bumgarner yelled at Puig after the seventh inning of Monday night's game. The interaction led to the benches clearing, but the incident went no further.

Puig, who has embraced social media hashtags this year, especially "#PuigYourFriend," wrote several messages for Bumgarner on the shirt, including "I LIKE YOU," "Don't look at me" and his signature with his number, 66.

Culberson had a Dodgers clubhouse attendant deliver the shirt to the Giants' side, and when Bumgarner was not there to receive it, amused Giants players hung it at Bumgarner's locker.

After communicating with San Francisco's Brandon Belt, Culberson said the gift was a hit in the Giants' clubhouse, just as it was in the Dodgers' clubhouse.

Dodgers players had taken pictures of themselves in shirts of their own earlier in the day, with their hands over their eyes.

"It was all in good fun," Culberson said after the Dodgers' 2-0 loss to the Giants on Tuesday. "There was no animosity about it."

Bumgarner and Culberson were both first-round picks of the Giants in 2007, with Bumgarner going 10th overall and Culberson a sandwich pick at 51st overall. They have remained friends throughout their baseball careers. Culberson said he assured Bumgarner that Puig does have a good heart, while telling Puig that Bumgarner really would appreciate the gesture of a signed shirt.

Bumgarner addressed the Puig rift with San Francisco reporters before Tuesday's game and said he had no issue with how the Dodgers handled things on Tuesday.

"That don't make a difference to me, really," Bumgarner told reporters after hearing about the shirt but before receiving it. "If it were turned around, I'm sure we'd do the same."

Bumgarner had left the clubhouse immediately after Tuesday's game, but his gift from Puig still was hanging in his locker.

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