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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to

Hairston Jr. to have season-ending surgery

The season is officially over for Jerry Hairston Jr., the Dodgers utility player extraordinaire. The Dodgers announced after Wednesdays game that Hairston will have surgery on his left hip sometime in the next two weeks. Hairston has been on the disabled list since Aug. 13 with what the Dodgers initially called an inflamed hip. He did not respond to an anti-inflammatory injection...

Dodgers' Ramirez is a happy Hanley

The smile is back -- and just in time for the Dodgers. When Hanley Ramirez was playing well, getting respect and enjoying being a Florida Marlin, it was a smile that could light up an entire ballpark -- even one as dreary as Sun Life Stadium in Miami. He won the National League batting title in 2009, hitting .342 with 106 RBI and 101 runs scored. He was the N.L. Rookie of the Year...

Dodgers, Red Sox Close To Multi-Player Blockbuster

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are close to completing to completing a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers, according to multiple sources. There are two proposed mega deals on the table right now, things are serious, and a deal could be done today. The first proposed deal would send Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers. The other is a reported...

Dodgers claim Sox 1B off waivers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Boston Red Sox standout first baseman Adrian Gonzalez off waivers, a possible first step in a Boston-L.A. mega-deal.

Billingsley injured in Dodgers' win over Miami

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andre Ethier was 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Rivera also went deep against Nathan Eovaldi in his return to Dodger Stadium, and Los Angeles went on to beat the Miami Marlins on 11-4 on Friday night. Rivera started at first base instead of James Loney, who was pulled from manager Don Mattingly's original lineup after word spread...

Report: Red Sox Would Get James Loney, Three Prospects if Deal With Dodgers Goes Through

As rumors surfaced about a possible deal between the Red Sox and Dodgers on Friday evening, almost everyone knew who Boston would be sending away if a trade happened. Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett were both claimed off trade waivers, and reports soon arose that Carl Crawford and Nick Punto were also in the mix. Little was said about who the Dodgers would be sending back, but it...

Los Angeles Dodgers Wrap-Up: Four downs and a fresh first?

It may be easy to figure out why the Dodgers rolled over and lost three straight to the Giants this week – the good Dodgers were mediocre and the mediocre ones were simply poor.  Meanwhile, the Giants were just darn good. Matt Kemp was just 2 for 12 in the three game series versus the Giants. He is hitting .179 over his last 10 games. The Giants certainly didn’t look like a...

Sox-Dodgers trade appears to be done

  It's being reported both Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodger's James Loney are being held out of their respective lineups tonight.  That's certainly not a coincidence. Expect reports of this deal being completed to be rolling in shortly. ESPN has some details: The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford...

Dodgers win waiver claims for Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett

The Los Angeles Dodgers quest to solidify a playoff spot continues, as the team has placed (and won) a waivers claim for 1B Adrian Gonzalez and starting pitcher Josh Beckett, both current disgruntled members of the Boston Red Sox. By claiming the two players, the Dodgers can open up trade talks with the Red Sox [...]

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher top list of celebrities at Dodgers game (Video)

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, former co-stars of That 70s Show, led a group of A-list celebrities in attendance at Dodger Stadium for Wednesday night's Los Angeles Dodgers game against the San Francisco Giants. Mila wore a Dodgers jersey while Ashton wore a Dodgers cap as they sat in the front row. NBA Hall-of-Fame coach Pat Riley was also in attendance, along with Wheel...

Dodgers about to do something crazy to get Adrian Gonzalez

The Dodgers are on the verge of acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto from the Red Sox. Holy. Balls. I'm on the road, but I'm going to give a quick analysis: The Dodgers need a guy like Gonzalez. They could do without Beckett and Crawford and no one in their right mind "needs" Punto. Some rumored players heading to Boston...

Marlins-Dodgers Preview

Hanley Ramirez shined earlier this month in a three-game series against his former club. The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a repeat of that performance after being swept at home. Ramirez and the Dodgers look to get back on track as they open another three-game set against the Miami Marlins on Friday night. The Dodgers (67-58) fell out of the top spot in the NL West after a three...
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