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The Los Angeles Kings took the Stanley Cup to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a group photo with the Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels and a chance for everyone to throw out the first pitch before the conclusion of the annual interleague Freeway Series.
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Andre Ethier had leverage and he knew it.
The Dodgers had new owners who were under pressure to sign him. He was one of the Dodgers' most popular players and one of only two dependable hitters in an uneven lineup. He was less than five months away from entering a thin free agent market.
Ethier could have sparked a bidding war among teams reluctant to pursue Josh Hamilton, a...
The Dodgers own the best record in baseball. They have one of the best pitchers in baseball in Clayton Kershaw. They have one of the best players in baseball in Matt Kemp, and he's signed through 2019. His fellow All-Star outfielder teammate, Andre Ethier, was signed this week to an $85 million extension through 2017. A new ownership group is in place. There are legitimate reasons...
LOS ANGELES Wednesday was beginning to look like just another miserable night at the plate for Erick Aybar -- and there have been too many of them this season.
Pop fly, double play grounder, fly ball out. Aybar's batting average had fallen to .218 by the time he came to bat in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. There was no reason to think this would be any different.
Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto readily admits they were probably his top two concerns "leaving the dock out of spring training." The Angels had no consistent leadoff presence and their bullpen was too thin to back an outstanding starting rotation. Now, however, those two areas have essentially been dealt with -- with the promotion of rookie outfielder...
Clayton Kershaw has had tremendous success so far in his career, especially at home. But Friday night continued a disturbing trend for Kershaw at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw allowed five runs in six innings against the White Sox, his second straight home start in which he has allowed five or more runs. It is the only time in Kershaw's career that he has allowed more than three...
The Dodgers have now signed 18 of the 40 players they selected in the 2012 MLB Draft. In addition to their names, information on the amount it took to sign them has come out. Supplemental first rounder Jesmuel Valentin signed for slot at $984,700, while fifth rounder Ross Stripling was inked for well below slot
MWAH has a new writer, Mr. Loren Robb. Allow him to introduce himself.
Loren Robb, an Angels fan since 2000, was born with a baseball in his hand. Somewhere along the line it fell out, to his dismay, but now he remains an avid spectator from Fountain Valley, CA. Loren attends the University of San Diego as a Marketing major and can be reached at his Facebook, Twitter, or email...
ANAHEIM, Calif. The pitcher and the manager agreed on two salient points Friday night.
The pitcher felt good, and the pitcher made one critical mistake.
Sometimes that's all it takes. Dan Haren knows that as well as anyone.
The Angels right-hander threw a pretty good game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game series at Angel Stadium. The one pitch...
When my grandfather passed away last spring, the family had to clear out and sell the wonderful little house in northern Virginia that he had lived in (with my grandmother, until 2008) since sometime in the sixties. Among the few things that I ended up with, being the baseball guy, was my pick of whatever I thought was salvageable of a large, worn stack of sports magazines that had...
Rumors have been swirling for a few days now that the Dodgers are interested in Ryan Dempster, but it’s a bit of a curious fit because the Dodgers already have Clayton Kershaw, Chris Capuano, Chad Billingsley, Aaron Harang, Ted Lilly, and Nate Eovaldi on staff. All six of those pitchers (assuming Lilly has no structural
Dodgers star – and my boo in my head. Yes, it’s a must I remind you – Matt Kemp was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night. Discussed was Matt’s love of footwear – he owns over 300 pairs (me too Matt well more like 100 but you see the simpatico), how his mother keeps [...]
At age 24, Clayton Kershaw has already won a Cy Young Award with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If 23-year-old Chris Sale continues to pitch the way he has for the Chicago White Sox this season, he could be a serious contender for the same honor.
Two of the majors' best young left-handers match up Friday night when these first-place teams open a weekend set at Dodger Stadium.
ESPN The Magazine: Molly Knight with a must-read profile on Matt Kemp. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello points out that the Dodgers bullpen is excelling … and on the cheap. ESPN Boston: Theo Epstein provides a cautionary tale for the Dodgers. “If I have a regret about the way we handled that offseason (after
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello once feared the exact deal that Andre Ethier signed, and while he holds some concerns, he finds it hard to argue against the deal. What interests me more right now is trying to figure out just how much a big 2012 could enhance Ethier’s value on the market, because