LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having lost in the World Series

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having lost in the World Series

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for the second straight year Greg Holland Jersey , the Dodgers enter an offseason filled with decisions about some of the franchise’s biggest names, including Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado and manager Dave Roberts.First up is Kershaw, who has until Wednesday to decide whether to opt out of the last two years and $65 million of his contract.If he does, the 30-year-old pitcher who has spent his entire 11-season career in Los Angeles can become a free agent. The front office has made it clear it wants Kershaw to remain the face of the franchise.“I just hope they do the right thing,” pitcher Rich Hill said about management retaining his fellow left-hander.Kershaw wasn’t able to rewrite his postseason legacy of struggles, giving up three home runs Sunday in the Dodgers’ loss to the Red Sox in the deciding Game 5 .The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner is 9-10 with a 4.32 ERA in the postseason. In two straight World Series, he’s 1-2 with an ERA of 5.40. Four of his six postseason starts in elimination games have ended in losses, including Sunday’s 5-1 defeat.“I’m proud of how he competes and he never gives up,” closer Kenley Jansen said. “I know that Kersh will keep motivating himself to get back on this stage next year. That’s what we’re going to do. We will keep motivating ourselves to get back here again.”Machado was the Dodgers’ splashy acquisition, brought in midseason from Baltimore to help them win their first World Series since 1988 after shortstop Corey Seager got hurt.Instead, they lost the Series to Boston 4-1 and watched the visiting team celebrate a championship at Dodger Stadium again. Machado was hitless in four at-bats and struck out three times, including making the final out Sunday.“Everybody will have their opinions on things http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-chad-bettis-jersey ,” Machado said. “The only thing that matters is these 25 guys in here.”Seager is expected back next spring, while Machado is not. He will join Washington’s Bryce Harper as the biggest names on the free-agent market.Roberts is expected to receive a long-term contract extension, having led the team to three straight NL West titles and two World Series appearances in his short tenure.“My plan is to manage the Dodgers,” Roberts said. “Obviously, I understand my job is to ultimately lead us to a championship, and we haven’t accomplished that yet.”He got booed during the Series, with fans expressing their annoyance about moves involving the bullpen and the team’s ever-changing lineup that sometimes left its best home-run hitters benched.“To say it was an unsuccessful season, I think that’s doing a disservice to everyone in that clubhouse,” Roberts said. “We have a lot of time to think about this one, but again, spring is going to be around the corner. I expect us to be back here next year, but celebrating on the field.”In the meantime, Jansen is preparing for heart surgery in November.“It will be an offseason of really cleaning up my diet to accomplish what I want this offseason and recover from the surgery http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-chad-bettis-jersey ,” he said.Jansen was part of the bullpen that contributed to the Dodgers’ losses during the World Series.Ryan Madson, the 38-year-old right-hander brought in Aug. 31 to bolster the relief corps, inherited seven runners and allowed all of them to score.“Our guys in the front office do a heck of a job to put us in the position to get the players,” Roberts said.For three Dodgers, the offseason won’t begin for another few weeks.Pitcher Kenta Maeda and utility players Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor will participate during MLB’s All-Star tour of Japan from Nov. 8-15.The Dodgers have never played in three consecutive World Series, but their passel of young stars — including Cody Bellinger, Seager, Yasiel Puig and pitchers Walker Buehler and Julio Urias — make it a strong possibility.“Obviously, there is a lot of talent in this clubhouse and a lot of guys who want to win and are motivated to get better,” retiring infielder Chase Utley said. “When you have all those combinations, you’re bound to have some success.” Coors Field and Globe Life Park in Arlington are being challenged by hot temps.The Astros-Giants game is the only one of the night with a subpar Weather Rating.Rain may impact games in Chicago, Denver, and Cleveland.It’s the start of a new week and lovers of offense will be happy to see that both the Rockies and Rangers are at home. So Tyler Anderson Jersey , you know … most people (I hope).Reds-Mets Betting Preview: Don鈥檛 Expect Syndergaard To Be Lights OutRead nowWe’ve got action at a new slew of ballparks and some all-around good hitting weather throughout the league. Let’s dive in and see what Monday has in store.Our聽Weather Rating distills the hitter-friendliness for a particular game into one number. It is a聽proprietary Fantasy Labs model聽and shown on a scale of 0 to 100. The Weather Rating does not account for potential rainouts; rather, it simply examines all relevant atmospheric conditions (temperature, altitude, wind speed, humidity, and so on) to determine how batted-ball distance will be impacted.Highest Weather RatingsPirates at Rockies: 74Mariners at Rangers: 72Cubs at Royals: 69The turnstiles will be spinning at the two best hitting parks in the league tonight. After a week-long hiatus, the Rockies are back at Coors, though it isn’t peak Coors. Temperatures will be in the 70s and swirling winds won’t be helping. In fact, 65% of bettors are currently taking the under, which has pushed the total from 11 to 10.5 since opening. The under has hit at Coors 47.6% of the time historically when receiving the majority of the bets.Texas will feature temps in the 90s with winds blowing in. Though over/under bets are split, nearly 90% of dollars are on the over which has helped catapult the total from 10.5 to 11.5, making it the highest of the evening.Kansas City is a pitchers park, but Cole Hamels and Jakob Junis will have their hands full tonight. The temps will be near 100 at first pitch and winds will be blowing out. The only thing keeping the rating back a bit is the low humidity. This total has stuck at 9 since opening.>> Sign up for The Action Network’s daily newsletter to get the smartest conversation delivered into your inbox each morning.Lowest Weather RatingsAstros at Giants: 36Just one rating below 50! Pretty standard night in San Fran http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-chad-bettis-jersey , with temps around 60 and winds blowing out. The total of 7 sits alone as the lowest of the night.Every other game has a rating of at least 54.>> Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds, track your bets and follow all of our experts’ picks.RainMost of the action has moved away from the mid-Atlantic, which has apparently been in monsoon season over the past couple of weeks. However, we’re not entirely in the clear, as a few games may see delays:Yankees at White Sox:聽The Yankees may want this one to get rained out … you know, because they just got swept by the Sox and what have you. Though they’re set to face the bad Sox team, scattered thunderstorms will be in the area throughout the evening.Twins at Indians:聽This game should be good for the first few innings at least, but could see some storms in the latter innings.Pirates at Rockies:聽Nobody ever wants to see this … rain at Coors. There’s not a super high chance, but some storms could roll through. More of a delay risk than anything else, but I’m guessing there aren’t too many folks out there who care about the starting pitchers in this game.
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