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The Dodgers have reached back to their glory days again, adding 1981 World Series hero Steve Yeager as an unofficial member of the Major League staff for 2012.

Blake Smith's chance to cement future begins now

When the Dodgers drafted Blake Smith in the second round of the 2009 draft, they were going against the grain.Many teams saw Smith as a better pitching prospect than hitting prospect, but the Dodgers thought otherwise. It wasn't the first time in the Logan White era the Dodgers have done something this: James Loney was drafted as a first baseman when teams viewed him as a pitcher...

Kershaw named Dodgers opening-day starter

Say this about Don Mattingly, when he knows what he wants, he gets to it. Either that or hes wise enough to get the obvious out of the way in a hurry. Players had barely completed their first-day greetings at Camelback Ranch spring training camp on Tuesday morning when Mattingly announced Clayton Kershaw would be the Dodgers opening-day starter April 5 in San Diego. In other developments...

Matt Kemp says he wouldn’t want MVP even if Ryan Braun is stripped

With Ryan Braun awaiting his fate for the 2012 MLB season, we are left to wonder what will become of the 2011 National League MVP award if Braun is found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs. Braun won the award with a monster season and insists his failed drug test is a misunderstanding. If his appeal is denied and the league strips his MVP award, would it automatically go...

Peter O’Malley out of Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, Bill Shaikin reports

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Peter O’Malley has been eliminated from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding. Peter O’Malley has withdrawn his bid to buy the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Tuesday. The decision means the O’Malley family will not reclaim the stewardship of the team it

Los Angeles Dodgers 2011 Minor League Review

Los Angeles Dodgers 2011 Minor League Review Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America: 2012 (23) | 2011 (12) | 2010 (21) | 2009 (23) | 2008 (6) | 2007 (6) | 2006 (2) 2011 Affiliate Records MLB: [82-79] NL West AAA: [70-74] Pacific Coast League – Albuquerque AA: [77-62] Southern League – Chattanooga A+: [80-60] California League – Rancho Cucamonga A: [72-67] Midwest...

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 2011 Season Review: Hitters

Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Pitchers Dominican Summer League Dodgers: Hitters Arizona League Dodgers: Pitchers Arizona League Dodgers: Hitters Ogden Raptors: Pitchers Ogden Raptors: Hitters Great Lakes Loons: Pitchers Great Lakes Loons: Hitters Rancho Cucamonga Quakes: Pitchers ===== Today I continue my off-season recap of the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliates, moving on to the

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 21st, 2012

Spring Training is here, which means all other sports matter less, and wow, there’s way too much news out of the Los Angeles Dodgers camp already. ===== Ken Gurnick of reports that Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day, which is basically the biggest Captain Obvious moment of the season. Then Matt Kemp told

Clayton Kershaw to pitch Dodgers opener

Left-hander, the National League Cy Young Award winner last season, was tabbed for the honor by Manager Don Mattingly for the second consecutive year.Reporting from Phoenix — What was long presumed became official Tuesday when Clayton Kershaw was selected the Dodgers' opening-day starter by Manager Don Mattingly .

Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are early to rise with Dodgers

Kemp wants to improve on last season's statistics and get MVP award. Kershaw's goal? Just win.Reporting from Phoenix — The Dodgers' position players don't have to report to spring training until next week, but Matt Kemp was already in camp Tuesday with the team's pitchers and catchers, talking about how he intends to follow up one of the best offensive seasons...

For the Dodgers, change is in the wind, but not on the field

As the Dodgers enter spring training, it looks like the end of the Frank McCourt era and the arrival of new ownership will overshadow what happens on the field. Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are back, but the team of role players that surrounds them seems like a recipe for a repeat of last season's mediocre performance.This will be a season of change for the Dodgers. By the end...

Kemp, Kershaw shine in city of stars

Not even the off-field drama in 2011 could obscure the on-field stardom of Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw and MVP runner-up Matt Kemp.

Dodgers start camp with an ace on the hill

Clayton Kershaw is the Dodgers' first returning 20-game winner since 1991 and their first returning National League Cy Young-winning starter since 1989.

Kemp wouldn't want MVP if Braun loses appeal

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp said Tuesday that he doesn't believe he should be given the MVP award if the actual winner of the award, Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun, loses his appeal of a 50-game suspension for a positive drug test.
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