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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 a very different ilk.
In short, it feels like the Dodgers have been attached to just about every free agent on the market. They even just ponied up $25.7 million — about half of Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s posting fee — just for the rights to negotiate with Korean left-handed pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu. Even less than a year removed from giving massive contracts to Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp, and taking on the huge commitments to Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett, there seems to be no slowing down L.A. on its spending spree.
During the season the Dodgers began a massive overhaul of their roster, creating the kind...
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I had the opportunity to speak with Joc Pederson before his Nov. 8 Arizona Fall League game.
Edited for sanity, because nobody wants to read “uh” and “um” and laughs and transitions and crap.
You admitted that you scuffled to start 2011, but that you made adjustments that helped shape your breakout in 2012, specifically what mechanical changes were implemented by the...
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 Dodgers are facing an interesting situation heading into the 2013 season — at least, the Albuquerque Isotopes and Chattanooga Lookouts are.
Following a Twitter exchange with Chris Jackson (@TopesWriter) and Evan Chavez (@newmexicofan), it occurred to me: The Isotopes and Lookouts are going to have some awfully crowded outfields — especially the ‘Topes.
The following outfielders...
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...
Forget star players. It seems you can never have enough coaching.
The Dodgers finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season Tuesday, officially adding John Valentin as the assistant hitting coach and Chuck Crim as the bullpen coach to Manager Don Mattinglys staff.
Valentin was the Dodgers triple-A Albuquerque hitting coach the last two seasons, while Crim served as their double...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have retained most of their coaching staff for 2013, with John Valentin serving as assistant to new hitting coach Mark McGwire.
Don Mattingly returns for his third season as manager after guiding the team to an 86-76 record last season.
Valentin served as hitting coach for Triple-A Albuquerque last season and Double-A Chattanooga in 2010. He has been in...
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 [...]
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 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...
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...