Found June 14, 2013 on
The Guggenheim Group that now owns the Los Angeles Dodgers could be in for a big cash windfall. Yeah, you know, the same guys that unburdened the Red Sox of over a quarter-billion dollars in salary (and threw in a couple of blue-chip prospects as well)? Rumor has it that the team and MLB are about to settle their TV rights dispute—netting Big Blue about $6 billion. This extra scratch would allow them to extend ace Clayton Kershaw for about $200 million and sign prime free-agent Robinson Cano for about that same amount. Moreover, Henry Silverman (of Guggenheim Baseball Management), said the following, "And, if there was a need to put another $100 million into the stadium, we could do that too." Sure, what the heck? Former Dodger owner (and Bostonian) Frank McCourt could not be reached for comment.
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Major League Baseball announced that Robinson Cano (AL) and David Wright (NL) will be the captains for the upcoming All-Star Game Home Run Derby on July 15th at Citi Field in New York. Wright and Cano will be selecting three teammates each to round out the AL and NL squads. It's unclear whether Cano will select Kansas City's Billy Butler—who Cano snubbed when he was captain...
Upon further review regarding the Dodgers-Diamondbacks melee, I'm more worried about Yasiel Puig, less worried about Zack Greinke and astonished that baseball doesn't ban bench-clearing brawls.
I'm more worried about Puig, not only because he injured his throwing (punching?) shoulder in Tuesday night's donnybrook, but also because was out of control during the fight...
The Dodgers have already inked seven of their picks from the 2013 MLB Draft. That group includes RHP first-rounder Chris Anderson, LHP second-rounder Tom Windle, 1B fourth-rounder Cody Bellinger, RHP sixth-rounder Jacob Rhame, OF ninth-rounder Henry Yates, 3B 12th-rounder Adam Law, and RHP 26th-rounder Thomas Taylor.
The team has a bonus pool of $5,211,700 in 2013.
IT'S AN OUTRAGE
The Dodgers are still upset with the Diamondbacks after their benches-clearing brawl. They still feel like some codes were violated.
First, Felix Hernandez. Then Justin Verlander. And soon, Clayton Kershaw.
The Dodgers have made progress on a seven-year extension for Kershaw, and the dollar amount will be above the $180 million the Tigers awarded Verlander, according to major-league sources.
Kershaw, 25, would warrant a richer deal than Verlander, 30, and Hernandez, 27, because he is younger than both of those...
Hanley Ramirez was once again out of the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for last night's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks as he continues to be hampered by his troublesome left hamstring. The good news is he was able to pinch-hit for LA, and the team expects to get the shortstop back in the starting lineup on Friday when they kick off their three-game series against...
Not His Year
"If he doesn't do that, he loses a lot of respect in the clubhouse. It's more dangerous for him not to do that than to do that." - Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, about starting pitcher Zack Greinke hitting Miguel Montero in retaliation for DBack pitcher Ian Kennedy hitting Yusiel Puig
I realize it's been a long season, and you are...
Watching the New York Yankees lose a brutal 18-inning game, 3-2 to Oakland last night made my eyes bleed.
Yankees Robinson Cano frustrated. (Image from NY Daily News)
Not only did the Yankees lose to the A’s with Mariano Rivera on the bump, they got swept in the series.
It was painful, sad and scary all at the same time for me, as a Yankees fan to swallow.
The issue is not secret...
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp took batting practice with the team and did some light running prior to yesterday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Still, manager Don Mattingly told reporters that he doesn't have a timetable for when Kemp will begin a minor league rehab assignment, according to Austin Laymance and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The Diamondbacks continued their success in extra inning games and with Patrick Corbin on the mound as they were able to hold on for a 8-6 victory in 12 innings over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
You want answers, Ive got answers, courtesy of sources familiar with the suspensions that baseball issued Friday for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl.
Why only 10 games for Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy?
Kennedy threw at Zack Greinkes head after the umpires issued warnings to both clubs. Its certainly fair to ask why Kennedys penalty likely will amount to him missing only...
Dodgers (28-37) at Pirates (39-27)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs kick off a weekend series against the last-place LA Dodgers tonight. Yep, last place. Despite spending tons and tons of money over the past year, the Dodgers have struggled (injuries haven’t helped) so far this season. That said, they are still a very talented club and swept the...
RotoBaller writer Chris Lacey highlights a handful of players on most of your waiver wires to keep track of. You can find all these players and recommendations, along with many more, in our Daily Updated Waiver Wire Watch List. STANDARD MIXED-LEAGUE VIABLE ADDS Kenley Jansen (RP, LAD) - With Brandon League blowing his fourth save, [...]
If you didn't see it yesterday, you must check out this video of Cuban superstar Alfredo Despaigne admiring his home run. It takes him 8.5 seconds before he even starts running!
Now on to the (disappointing in comparison) trots!
Home Run of the Day: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees - 20.91 seconds [video]
There aren't a lot of home runs to choose from with only 11...