LA Dodgers News – 2013 Dodgers Updates
10/11/13 - The Dodgers are looking to win their first NL pennant since 1988. After beating the Braves in the NLDS in four games, LA will take on St. Louis in the best of seven series. Dodgers NLCS tickets
in Los Angeles are averaging $330, $15 more than NLCS tickets in St. Louis.
9/24/13 - The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first team in the League to clinch a 2013 postseason berth. After coming from 9.5 games back in the NL West, the Dodgers clinched the Division. It was the earliest in the season the franchise had ever clinched a division title and the greatest deficit they had ever had to overcome to finish on top. NLDS tickets
for the first home game at Dodger Stadium are averaging $143. Get in the gate for $51 and watch as the Dodgers begin their journey toward their seventh World Series
7/26/13 - Every few years, a rookie phenom comes along which sweeps Dodger Nation up in a hype-mania that befits a team in the Entertainment Capital of the World: Steve Garvey in 1974, Fernando Valenzuela in 1981, Hideo Nomo in 1995. 2013 sees a new name added to that list, that of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig. The young right-handed slugger hit over .400 in his first month in the league and has propelled the team back into contention for NL West crown. While it remains to be seen whether Puig-mania will be strong enough – as will Puig’s own on-field performance – to last the entire season, there is no doubt that the Cuban defector has injected the Boys in Blue with a new-found enthusiasm and drive which has seen them come roaring out of the NL West cellar to take command of the division. Hope springs eternal at Chavez Ravine, and Dodger fans will be looking forward to adding another name to the great history that this proud franchise carries.
3/27/13 – Expectations are high in Los Angeles as they often are in Tinseltown. The Dodgers haven't reached the World Series since winning the title in 1988 and with their $200+ million payroll, all eyes will be on the Franchise to deliver. True Blue fans are just days away from seeing their star-studded roster play at Dodger Stadium
. The team will be tested right out of the gate as the Dodgers open the regular season at home against World Series Champions – San Francisco Giants
. Dodgers’ fans heading to the Opening Day game should expect to pay more than the average regular season game; tickets start at $74 in the Top Deck and Lower Reserve and peak at $1,300 directly behind the Dodgers’ dugout. Dodgers currently hold the third most expensive Opening Day ticket on the secondary market. But, April is a great month to catch the team in action; Dodgers tickets in April are the second cheapest in the League (avg. $33). Just Los Angeles Angels
tickets this month are cheaper, averaging $27.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, fueled by the incoming ownership team led by Magic Johnson, went on quite a spending spree at the trading deadline last season. Whether this rebuilding is done or whether the Boys in Blue still need more tinkering remains to be seen, as the Dodgers, who challenged for the National League West title for much of last season, fell off the pace and ultimately finished second to their hated Bay Area rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
A key question will be starting pitching — after perennial Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw, can starters Josh Beckett, Zach Greinke, and Chad Billingsley pitch up to their potential; and, is South Korean product Hyun-Jin Ryu ready for the bigs?
Read more Another question that needs a solid answer, is Matt Kemp healthy? If he is, the Dodgers will have their counterbalance to the Giants' Buster Posey offensively. Even with an injury-shortened 2012, Kemp led the Dodgers in longballs with 23. Right fielder Andre Ethier will need to pick up where he left off with his steady presence in the outfield, and shortstop Hanley Ramirez will need to pick up his power stats as well. Manager Don Mattingly will need to work on blending the seasoned vets with the newcomers if he expects to have a good time at Chavez Ravine in 2013. How much will Dodgers tickets cost in 2013? Los Angeles Dodgers tickets at Dodger Stadium average $50 — the fifth cheapest MLB tickets this season. The 2013 Dodgers schedule even features many home games with LA Dodgers tickets priced from $3 in the Top Deck and $8-$10 in the Infield and Lower Reserves.