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Dodgers Notes: Lineup Projection, 2012 Payroll, Ownership, Runs Created

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on September 26, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on September 26, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Dodgers have had a tough but surprisingly fluid off-season, with the Matt Kemp extension being a huge sign to LA fans that despite ownership changes and struggles, the team isn't incapable of making great decisions.

As it stands, we have a lineup that relies on a bit of everything going right (which should sound familiar to fans of most teams), an amazing payroll worksheet over at True Blue LA, and a great graphic of what changes will mean to scoring opportunities over at Beyond the Box Score (sabermetrics):

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