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The Dodgers in the last week or so have seen the penthouse and the outhouse, depending on the performance of their offense. After scoring 19 runs and batting .319 (37-for-116) in their three-game road sweep of the Giants to regain a share of first place in the National League West, the Dodgers returned home and scored only four runs and batted .161 (15-for-93) while being swept at home by Arizona. Manager Don Mattingly chalked up the losses to Arizona to an emotional letdown after the big sweep in San Francisco. But he also said the team was ready to move on, not that they had much choice. "Guys in this business, they turn the page," Mattingly said. "You have to turn the page and move on. You really aren't allowed the time to mourn losses, so you have to put it behind you." The Dodgers have two new additions to the lineup, outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Hanley Ramirez, so it might take some time to jell as a team. But with six games r...
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So, the Dodgers' farm system is weaker now than it was just two weeks ago. That was expected. What wasn't expected is the Dodgers would still need a starting pitcher after July 31.
The Dodgers went down to the wire for Ryan Dempster before the Rangers jumped in and snagged him. There were rumors of the Dodgers looking at Jason Vargas as a backup option, but that never...
Los Angeles Dodgers legend Vin Scully knows baseball well. Social media? Not so much. Scully was a good sport Tuesday night as he attempted to read a tweet that newly acquired Dodger Shane Victorino sent to teammates Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. But, seeing as Scully obviously had no idea what Twitter was, the quick announcement soon turned into quite the sound bite. Hear Scully...
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During last night's Dodgers-Diamondbacks game, legendary Dodgers play by play announcer Vin Scully read a tweet from new Dodgers outfielder Shane Victorino. Of course, Scully probably has no idea what Twitter is, and his interpretation of the social media service was hilarious.
First, he called the tweet "a Twitter"...twice....
Matt Kemp has teamed up with Diamond Supply Co. to create limited edition t-shirts paying homage to Matt’s incredible 2011 MLB season. The company will partner with Matt’s charity, “Kemp’s Kids” with 100% of the proceeds going towards the organization. The goal of Kemp’s Kids is to uplift the underprivileged and inner-city youth with [...]
As you would readily assume, Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully doesn't know too much about Twitter and currently doesn't have an account on the social networking site.
During Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Scully read a tweet on air from newly-acquired outfielder Shane Victorino and it was a moment to not be forgotten:
The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be the team who placed a waiver claim on Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. The Dodgers, of course, also put a claim on Joe Blanton and the two sides worked out a deal. But please relax, the waiver claim means nothing.
After July 31, a player must clear waivers to be traded. Teams have the chance just once to place a player on waivers. Players...
Certain games and specific events stick out to hardcore fans, no matter how many years have passed. That’s just what happens when someone devotes so much of his or her time to a team. The players start to feel like members of the extended family and their great memories become ours as well. I couldn’t tell you what I had for dinner last Thursday, but know exactly what I did on...
Shane Victorino was a player to move, but will not be kicked out in shame.
The Phillies traded Shane Victorino yesterday to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed reliever Josh Lindblom and Double A catcher Ethan Martin as well as a player to be named or cash. The deadline day deal seems like a pretty decent move for the Phillies, who I did not expect to re-sign...
Sigh: 2012 has been one of those years. On my once-proud Fantasy roster, Clayton Kershaw is not the Clayton Kershaw of yesteryear. Chad Billingsley isn’t the Clayton Kershaw he was supposed to become this year. And Brian Wilson’s beard is less scary than his elbow.
In the pitchers paradise of Petco Park, Cameron Maybin continues to be all tools and no home improvement. He and...
As I wrote yesterday, the Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies in return for reliever Josh Lindblom, AA starter Ethan Martin, and either a player to be named later or cash. Shane Victorino is returning to the organization that drafted him in 1999. The Dodgers acquired Victorino from the Phillies today for starting
The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated Bobby Abreu for assignment the team announced. The Dodgers needed a roster spot for the newly acquired Shane Victorino who is starting in left field today.
Abreu, 38, was batting .246/.347/.340 with two home runs, 17 RBIs in 70 games.
Abreu started the year off with the Angels before he was designated by them to make room for some guy named Mike Trout.
A truly amazing feat deserving of recognition. Cue @chadmoriyama for that Jerry Hairston play — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) August 1,
The Dodgers shored up their rotation today by acquiring Joe Blanton from the Phillies for a player to be named later. OFFICIAL: @dodgers today acquired starting pitcher Joe Blanton from @phillies for a player to be named later. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2012 Blanton is owed about $2.9 million for the rest
The Los Angeles Dodgers were awarded the trade waiver claim on
Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cliff Lee, a major league source told
The Dodgers celebrated Star Trek night on Friday as several Spocks and Klingons meandered the concourse and William Shatner threw out the first pitch before introducing the Dodger lineup.
How appropriate that Los Angeles is venturing to boldly spend what no team has spent before.
No, they're not the Yankees, but on a day in which they added Joe Blanton and the 2.9 million dollars...