Found November 12, 2012 on
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to take over the world.
It's an entirely sensible ambition, given a recent franchise sale value ($2.15 billion) comparable to the gross domestic product of Aruba.
The Dodgers have mustered resources for several months, plopping down a cool $250 million on a single August afternoon to acquire four players from the Boston Red Sox. Big names have arrived at such a frenetic pace -- Hanley Ramirez here, Adrian Gonzalez there -- that some observers are wondering if the Dodgers have a rationale for all the glitzy moves.
The Dodgers' player payroll obligations stand at roughly $200 million for the 2013 season -- second only to the New York Yankees, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts. Set aside the last miserly years of the McCourt regime, and that sounds about right: New York is the nation's largest city, followed by Los Angeles. The flagship teams in each market should spend accordingly. Hardly baseball's nouveau riche,...
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Signed to a back-loaded two-year deal in the off-season, Mark Ellis only played in 110 games after nearly losing a leg on the play you see above, posting a ~2.7 WAR in the process. 35 now and turning 36 years of age next summer, Ellis can’t afford to lose anything physically beyond what Father Time was already taking away from him, particularly when so much of his value...
I can safely say that I’m not the only one who had no idea who Luis Cruz was at the outset of the 2012 season. By the end of it, the once unknown 28-year-old journeyman had become a cult hero in Los Angeles. Heading into 2013, it appears he’ll not only hold down a roster spot, but be the Dodgers starting third baseman.
Now whether that’s something a team with a ...
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the winning bidders for left handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Dodgers submitted a bid of $25.7 million which was accepted by the Hanwha Eagles. The Dodgers will have thirty days to work out a contract with Ryn.
Ryu is considered by many to be ready for the major leagues. Where he fits in on a staff that includes Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Josh...
When the Los Angeles Dodgers made the blockbuster trade to bring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto over from the Boston Red Sox, it was easy to forget that Carl Crawford was part of the deal. Crawford had recently been shut down for the season to undergo Tommy John surgery. He had been playing with a tear in his elbow for quite some time, but he and the Red Sox...
LOS ANGELESThe Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their international team of scouts with the signing of Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar it was announced by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
The six scouts will serve under Bob Engle, who was hired by the Dodgers on November 1 as Vice-President of International Scouting...
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Dodgers manager Ned Colletti has stated that Carl Crawford should be ready for opening day. Crawford, who only played in 31 games last year, suffered a season-ending injury that required Tommy John surgery. Rumors coming out of Dodger nation are that the organization may be looking at Tori [...]
The Los Angeles Dodgers and their new ownership have not been shy about spending money. Since the new group took over the team, they have spent a lot in international free agency and trades. Now, they have spent another $25.7 million just to negotiate a contract with Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin.
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers and the Cubs were the team...
The MLB has confirmed that the Dodgers won the bidding on the rights for Korean left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu, just as Mike Petriello said yesterday, despite ESPN refusing to credit him.
Since Scott Boras is his agent, Boras won’t care about the posting fee and will look to gouge the Dodgers for as much as possible, and his PR campaign has already started.
Dylan Hernandez spoke...
When a group of investors referring to themselves as Guggenheim Baseball Management bought the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank and Jamie McCourt, it was supposed to signal the end of the team’s days as a sideshow and a return to respectability. Well, the team may no longer be the owners’ personal piggy bank and status symbol, but the franchise is still a sideshow — albeit of...
Remember when the Los Angeles Dodgers new ownership group came on board and everyone predicted they'll be opening up their wallets and spending some cash on bringing in talent?Yeah...it's a real thing.Already in the fold for 2013 are Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez. Now, it would seem, you can add Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin. You see, this weekend, the team learned that...
It’s unclear where The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be touching down this offseason, but there are reportedly multiple teams considering the veteran outfielder.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Shane Victorino is on a number of teams’ radar, including the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds.
Victorino, a free agent, is coming off a season in which he hit .255 with 11 home runs...
The Dodgers widely reported interest in Torii Hunter appears to have been overstated.
The team met with Hunters agent at the general managers meetings at Indian Wells this week. But it was Hunters agent who initially reached out to the Dodgers, not the other way around, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The Dodgers arent shopping...
The Dodgers could continue to stack up on former Red Sox players.
FOXSports.com reports that Los Angeles is contemplating signing Kevin Youkilis. If the Dodgers were to ink the 33-year-old, they’d likely shift Hanley Ramirez back to shortstop –– his natural position –– full time.
When the Red Sox were initially shopping Youkilis in June, the Dodgers were one of the teams...