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So who's next for the Dodgers, Zack Greinke?
I'm not talking about one more trade to salvage the season; the Dodgers, even though they remain in contention for the second wild card, might be doomed given the uncertainty surrounding ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
No, I'm talking about the Dodgers signing Greinke or some other free agent, seeing as how the team faces one physical question after another with its starting pitchers -- first left-hander Ted Lilly, then right-hander Chad Billingsley, now Kershaw.
The Dodgers can pretend that it's OK if they miss the playoffs, rationalizing that they're still set up to win long-term. But the whole point of The Great Trade was to win this season and beyond.
And the future, at least as it concerns 2013, is starting to look dicey.
The solution, then, is obvious.
The Dodgers won't rely on prospects next season, not when they're trying to win sooner rather than later. Their only choice is to spend and spend so...
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I haven’t paid much attention to baseball in the last month or so, because that’s what happens when you’re a Cubs fan.
However, I have watched enough games this season to realize the Milwaukee Brewers ascension up the standings came out of nowhere. Suddenly a team that was just a notch better than the Astros and Cubs in July is in the midst of the wild-card race. Considering...
Clayton Kershaw may need surgery on his right hip and he could miss not only the rest of this season but the start of next season as well, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. If Kershaw must undergo surgery to repair his ailing right hip, he isn’t expected to be pitching in ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. Clayton Kershaw survived a minor scare in the first game of the Dodgers doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, as he was hit on the side of the head by a fragment of Hanley Ramirezs shattered bat.
The incident occurred in the third inning, when Ramirez singled to right field. Kershaw was sitting in the Dodgers dugout.
Kershaw, who is sidelined...
Look, I'm not one for giving up on a season -- and that's in no way what I'm doing here -- but the Dodgers need to make a couple decisions and stick with them.
The Dodgers need to shut down Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp for the remainder of the season.
I know this isn't going to be a popular opinion, well, anywhere, but I truly believe it's the right...
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got a second opinion on his hip today, which revealed nothing new from the doctor, but we did get a few tidbits dropped on the situation by other people.
Clayton Kershaw was examined Tuesday by a hip specialist, who said the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner can continue to pitch without risking further damage to his right hip, but the Dodgers...
Although the division race is not all that tight, the National League West still has a total of four teams mathematically in contention. The Dodgers are just a game back of the Cardinals in the Wild Card, the Diamondbacks are 4.5 games back, and the Padres are six games back. The Giants have a strong 7.5 game lead on the division. Injuries may determine who advances...
Clayton Kershaw was back with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, one day after meeting with a hip specialist in New York about his ailing right hip. But the left-hander isn't particularly close to being able to pitch -- the Dodgers are taking a cautious approach with their ace. Kershaw played catch off flat ground on Wednesday with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, but the...
Clayton Kershaw might not be the Dodgers' opening-day starter next year.
If Kershaw must undergo surgery to repair his ailing right hip, he isn't expected to be pitching in the major leagues until the middle of May, according to people familiar with his condition who were not authorized to speak publicly about it.
Kershaw's decision on whether to have an operation...
MILWAUKEE Imagine for one moment that it's July 26 the trade deadline closing in and you're standing next to Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. He's on the phone with Anaheim general manager Jerry DiPoto discussing a potential trade that will send Brewers ace Zack Greinke to the Angels for three prospects, including shortstop Jean Segura.
He hangs up...
Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw has been examined by a hip specialist who says the Los Angeles left-hander can continue to pitch without risking damage to his sore right hip, but the Dodgers want to keep him sidelined if the pain persists.
The team said Kershaw would re-start a throwing program Tuesday, when the Dodgers' scheduled game at the Washington Nationals...
The September 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Scioscia explains why he pulled Greinke, Dipoto won't call team a disappointment, Weaver and Greinke to stay on regular rest and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia explains his decision to pull Zack Greinke with one out in the ninth on Saturday.
The Monkey Says: I don...
Los Angeles Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw will more than likely be sidelined until May of 2013 due to pain in his right hip that could require surgery.
Kershaw and the Dodgers are expected to know for sure this afternoon [Tuesday] if in fact Kershaw will need to undergo hip surgery. Kershaw is meeting with Dr. Bryan Kelly, a specialist in New York, today for an official prognosis...
A hip specialist confirmed that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was suffering from a hip impingement, but it still has not been determined whether Kershaw will pitch again this season, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Kershaw visited Dr. Bryan Kelly on Tuesday, and Kelly told the Dodgers that Kershaw could continue to pitch without risking further injury, as...
There has been a certain Russian-roulette quality to the Los Angeles Angels' bullpen this season. On Saturday night, manager Mike Scioscia made what he thought was the right decision, pulling starter Zack Greinke from the game two outs short of a shutout. Closer Ernesto Frieri came in and gave up back-to-back homers as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a stinging, walk-off...