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Dodgers mailbag: Does Chase Utley belong in the Hall of Fame?

Dodgers mailbag: Does Chase Utley belong in the Hall of Fame?

The Dodgers are 22-23. That projects over the course of the 162-game season to a 79-win record. That is not a very good pace, not for a team with a nearly $250-million payroll, not for a team with an ace (Clayton Kershaw) decimating opposing lineups, not for a team with young players (Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Trayce Thompson) showing flashes of stardom.

But, here the Dodgers are. The bullpen leaked during a pair of losses to the Angels. Kenley Jansen blew two saves this weekend in San Diego. The curious case of Chin-hui Tsao also occurred. The offense still comes and goes. It’s a bad time, and a 17-inning victory on Sunday can only count for so much.

So there are...

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