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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Andre Ethier: $15 million man?
On this glorious day when the sale of the Dodgers is official, there is scuttlebutt the ownership is looking to hash out a contract extension with Andre Ethier.
Bill Shaikin, L.A. Times:
"Colletti met w Ethier's agent Fri at Dodger Stadium. No deal imminent, but that could be first order of business for new #Dodgers owners."
Jon Heyman, CBS Sports:
"doesnt sound like anythings close with ethier. but with new group in place, chances for deal improve drastically. #dodgers"
I wrote in June the Dodgers needed to trade Ethier, but I am coming around on the Dodgers giving him an extension. BUT, it needs to be under ideal terms and after more than just a month of good ball.
This is Ethier's stat line through 23 games: .276/.330/.540, five home runs, 24 RBI, six doubles. Those are pretty solid numbers, even if the batting average and on-base percentage are lower than his career averages (.291/.363).
At this ...
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While Matt Kemp's April explosion sparked Triple Crown conversations, he and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing more in reality than dreams. They have enjoyed a best-in-the-National League beginning to 2012, but have not lost sight of the six-month challenge of a baseball season.
Reality check: With a 17-7 start, the Dodgers' magic number to clinch the NL West...
DENVER -- Juan Uribe could land on the disabled list with a wrist injury, Manager Don Mattingly said.
We should know a lot by tomorrow, Mattingly said.
The Dodgers have day off on Thursday before they start a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs. Mattingly said he doesnt want to play short-handed for long.
Uribe re-injured his left wrist in batting practice on Tuesday...
Ah, Opening Day, that most glorious of baseball days and most inconsequential of baseball sets. I'm not a big set collector, and I enjoy pulling hits of all kinds, so I have less than zero interest in ever buying the product for myself. However, for less than the price of a blaster (and purchased with Card Draft funds, no less), I couldn't possibly let the below beauty go...
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers Monday reinstated right-handed pitcher Todd Coffey from the 15-day disabled list. Coffey had been on the disabled list with right knee inflammation since April 14.
The 31-year-old right-handed reliever has appeared in three games for the Dodgers this season, giving up four runs in 1.0 inning. Coffey pitched for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in...
Bobby Abreu about to be a Dodger?
The Dodgers are seriously considering signing a two-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and a guy with a career .877 OPS.
What's so bad about that?
It's Bobby Abreu.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted the Dodgers are in "serious talks" to sign Abreu after he was released by the Anaheim Angels last week.
LOSANGELES, May 1, 2012 - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Guggenheim Baseball ManagementLLC (GBM) and Frank McCourt today announced the completion of the sale of theDodgers to GBM for 2 billion. As previously reported, the Dodgers newownership includes Mark Walter as control person, Earvin Magic Johnson, andStan Kasten as CEO of the organization.
TheLos Angeles Dodgers stated, The Dodgers...
Magic Johnson updated his Who Say page with a picture featuring him and his Dodgers bubblehead in matching caps. The picture comes at a fairly good time as Magic Johnson and his ownership group took full control of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. The 2 billion dollar deal was finalized, but we can’t tell if the bobblehead is the more impressive Tuesday victory.
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has been unanimously voted the Budweiser Presents National League Player of the Month for April, while Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers was selected as the AL recipient.
Through 23 April contests, Kemp led the Majors with a .417 (35-for-84) batting average and 12 home runs while ranking tops in the National League in RBI (25), hits...
Although the Southern California sun stayed behind clouds, everything else about the Los Angeles Dodgers' introductory news conference for their new ownership group signaled the dawn of a bright new era for a beloved franchise.
Magic Johnson, Mark Walter and Stan Kasten stood on a stage in center field at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday and vowed to restore the Dodgers' pride...
Finally. After all the pain, suffering and frustration caused by the McCourt Ownership Era, Dodger fans are finally free.
When the official statement came over at 10:48 a.m., it was simple and to the point:
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”) and Frank McCourt today announced the completion of the sale of the Dodgers to GBM for $2 billion. As...
Frank McCourt surrendered ownership of the Dodgers on Tuesday, closing a turbulent chapter in the history of one of baseballs most historic franchises.
The new owners wired the final payment on the record 2.15-billion purchase price on Tuesday, closing the transaction that ended the McCourt era and ushering in Guggenheim Baseball as the Dodgers third owner since the OMalley family...
The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, from Frank McCourt to the group headed by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, has been completed.
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The end of the Frank McCourt era has come and the new reign of Magic Johnson, Steve Kasten and the rest of the Guggenheim Baseball Management group begins. The sale of the Dodgers became official today instead of yesterday with $2 billion changing hands. The delay was a result of excessive paperwork that still needed to be reviewed.
Frank McCourt purchased the Dodgers in January...