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Newsflash: Carl Crawford didn’t enjoy his time in Boston.
Crawford, who was traded to the Dodgers last August, has made it perfectly clear on multiple occasions that he wasn’t happy while playing for the Red Sox. Crawford recently spoke to USA Today, and he again hammered home just how miserable he was during his season and a half in Boston.
“I don’t think I smiled in two years,” Crawford said, according to USA Today. “I was just frowning. I started growing gray hairs on my face from the stress and everything for two years straight.”
Crawford hit just .255 with 11 home runs, 56 RBIs and a .289 on-base percentage in 130 games in 2011 after inking a seven-year, $142 million contract with the Red Sox. His lack of production, injury problems and massive contract all led to the outfielder falling out of favor among much of the team’s fan base.
Crawford was particularly frustrated with the way he was treated by the media, saying that the media loves to see people miserable. The 31-year-ol...
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Spring has sprung. Although in the case of the Los Angeles area baseball teams, they haven’t quite found the spring in their steps.
So far, no one is pointing to Don Mattingly as the reason the Dodgers have fallen to 8-10.
The Dodgers have just one win in their last seven games. Statistically, they aren’t exactly keeping company with the best of the rest. They rank 29th in the...
Dodgers got some bad news on Tuesday when the club revealed that Chad Billinglsey will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss 12 months.
After an up-and-down 2012, Billingsley finally started to show signs of the player the Dodgers had signed to a 3-year, 35-million deal the year prior. From July 23 to Aug. 19 of last season Billingsley went on...
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week, according to Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times.
Hanley Ramirez hopes to go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week. Expects to play 3 games.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 24, 2013
Ramirez told reporters that he expects to spend three...
Luis Cruz has been … not-so-good in 2013. Okay, he’s been absolutely atrocious. Just terrible.
Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness has gone through all the statistical hoops to show exactly how bad Cruz has been in 2013 (go read it, even I didn’t realize how terrible he’s been).
Hint: It’s bad.
2013 lowest wOBA, min 50 PA
5. Dustin Ackley, .174
4. Clint Barmes...
I came to watch the Titanic sink. And then I realized, oops, it's barely out of port.
The Dodgers indeed could wind up an epic fail. On Tuesday alone, they lost right-hander Chad Billingsley to Tommy John surgery and saw ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw do the unthinkable -- issue a two-out, bases-empty walk to a reliever making his first major league plate appearance, leading...
The Los Angeles Dodgers rotation received a big blow today as it was announced that starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John Surgery ending his season.
Near the end of last season there was a decision to be made whether Billinsgley would have Tommy John Surgery. The other option was getting prp (platelet-rich plasma) injections that could possibly prevent the need...
The “This Is SportsCenter” advertisements seem to be the only thing that ESPN churns out year after year and they are still fantastic. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw didn’t have to work too hard to create this one, but it is still one of the funnier and more creative ads that I have seen them make recently.
Juan Uribe's perfect day at the plate, with three walks and capped off by the game-winning RBI, earn the Dodgers a series victory against the Mets.
Jesmuel Valentin makes his 2013 debut and walks, Zach Lee struggles and Scott Van Slyke goes yard once again.
Lots of bacon getting saved tonight. Holy cow
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 25, 2013
Of course, Brandon League latter blew the save, so there’s that.
Andre Ethier hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers, boosted by a sharp outing from Hyun-Jin Ryu, defeated the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday.
After Ryu and Mets starter Jeremy Hefner each threw seven impressive innings and left with the score 1-all, the Dodgers won a game decided by the bullpens.
Nick Punto opened the ninth with a double off Scott...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over New York 7-2 Tuesday night.
Ellis got four hits and drove in four runs. He hit his 100th career homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a tiebreaking, three-run shot with two outs in the seventh.
Only recently has the Los Angeles Dodgers' offense started coming around, though not soon enough to provide much support for Josh Beckett in any of his outings.
Los Angeles seeks a fourth victory in its last five tries Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, who have won nine of the last 11 meetings.
Since being acquired in a blockbuster...
I hate games like this.
When Jon Niese was hit in the ankle in the third inning by Mark Ellis and had to leave the game on Tuesday, with Clayton Kershaw on the other side, I was thinking, "well, this game is shot to hell, so I'll save my angst for what the Rangers do against the Panthers, or better yet I'll save my angst for a double dose of explosion on Thursday...