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Bill Shaikin

Bill Shaikin is the national baseball reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has worked at The Times since 1997 and has covered baseball for Southern California newspapers since 1989. He was the beat writer when the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and the Angels won the World Series in 2002, two events considered beyond improbable before they happened. He graduated from UC Berkeley and hopes to see the Golden Bears in the Rose Bowl during his lifetime, just once.
Ian Kinsler is a big fan of Mookie Betts and Mike Trout

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World Series: Dodgers drop Caleb Ferguson from roster, add Scott Alexander

The Dodgers swapped one left-handed reliever for another when submitting their World Series roster on Tuesday, dropping rookie Caleb Ferguson and adding Scott Alexander.

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