Found December 11, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
Considering the relatively lucrative contracts garnered this off season by fellow utility players Nick Punto and Willie Bloomquist, it stood to reason that Jerry Hairston Jr. would be able to obtain a deal of his satisfaction without much difficulty.Alas, a seventeenth season between the lines will not be in the cards, as Hairston announced his retirement in order to pursue a new opportunity with the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team.After 16 seasons decided retiring is my best opportunity. Game will not miss me but I will miss it and teammates immensely! #NextChapter— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@Therealjhair) December 11, 2013A member of the famed Hairston bloodline, his brother Scott is a current member of the Washington Nationals, while his father (Jerry Hairston Sr.), uncle (Johnny Hairston), and grandfather (Sammy Hairston) all played professionally in the Major Leagues.Hairston Jr. accumulates a lifetime batting line .257/.325/.368 in 1442 games played over his career, hitting 70 ...

Don't Be A Turkey and Trade Away Matt Kemp For Nothing, Dodgers.

Matt Kemp rumors have been numerous in recent weeks as the Dodgers have a surplus in their outfield. Though recent reports have Ned Colletti taking Kemp off of the table, I'm still concerned to some extent. While every player is tradable (for the most part) the Dodgers would be foolish to deal Kemp when his value is at its lowest as he recovers from multiple serious injuries...

Jerry Hairston Jr retires as player, takes broadcasting job

Jerry Hairston Jr. is retiring after spending the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 37-year-old utilityman hit .211 this year with two homers and 22 RBIs in 204 at-bats. He said on Twitter on Wednesday, ''after 16 seasons decided retiring is my best opportunity. Game will not miss me but I will miss it and teammates immensely!'' Hairston has a...

Report: Dodgers plan to keep Matt Kemp

The Los Angeles Dodgers told Matt Kemp’s agent, Dave Stewart, that the club plans to keep the star outfielder rather than trade him. “They said they have no plans to move him — bottom line,” Stewart told Kemp, a two time All-Star, doesn’t want to leave Los Angeles. “We’re both happy about it,” he said. According to ESPN, the Dodgers talked to several teams...

Dodgers in talks with multiple teams about trading Matt Kemp

Multiple reports  surfaced on Tuesday that suggest the Los Angeles Dodgers are moving towards trading All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp. Specifically the Dodgers have had talks with the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox in the past week. The Dodgers reportedly want to acquire value in return for Kemp, who still has six years and $128 million left on his contract. That...

Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young

According to Erik Boland and Steven Marcus of Newsday, the Yankees are "very much interested" in Michael Young to help out the team's current question marks at second and third base. Young, who turned 37 in October, managed to hit .279/.335/.395 with a 102 wRC+ in 565 combined plate appearances with the Phillies and Dodgers last season. This came after hitting a career...

Winter Meetings Day 2 - Dodgers waiting on Uribe, Kemp trade rumors still present, otherwise quiet

Honestly, I expected Day 2 of the Winter Meetings to be a lot more active around baseball -- and for the Dodgers. But it was relatively quiet.There was a somewhat significant 3-way trade involving Mark Trumbo, Tyler Skaggs, Hector Santiago and Adam Eaton. Brett Anderson was also moved. But that was really about it.Early in the day, the Dodgers were waiting on Juan Uribe to...

Matt Kemp appears to be off the trading block

Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp was one of the biggest names possibly on the trading block when the Winter Meetings began here earlier this week. After some questions about his health, the Dodgers sound poised to keep him. Kemp's agent, former A's ace Dave Stewart, told Jayson Stark of that the Dodgers have said, "they have no plans to move [Kemp...

Carl Crawford Had a Baby at Same Time He Impregnated Evelyn Lozada (Photo)

Evelyn is 6 months pregnant. 6 months ago Carl Crawford and the mother of his 1st child Amy Freeman were hoping for baby gifts for their 2nd child according to this gift registry courtesy of Bossip. Doesn’t say if Carl Crawford was with baby mama, just that she was pregnant around the same time Evelyn got pregnant. Good luck with all that Carl.

Dodgers trade for Mets’ Rule 5 Draft selection Seth Rosin, probably see him as a reliever

The Dodgers didn’t take anybody in today’s Rule 5 Draft, but they did trade a PTBNL for Seth Rosin from the Mets, who they plucked from the Phillies. The Mets have traded right-hander Seth Rosin — their selection in this morning’s Rule 5 Draft — to the Dodgers, tweets’s Ken Gurnick. GM Sandy Alderson had told reporters (including ESPN’s Adam Rubin) earlier this...

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Tanaka’s status, a Uribe suitor falls, Numata update, Aledmys interest

On the Masahiro Tanaka front, his team’s owner has said that he doesn’t want to post him, according Peter Gammons on Gammons Daily. Mikitani is the one Japanese owner who strongly opposed the new agreement, and Wednesday suggested in an interview that he would not post Tanaka, who isn’t a free agent for two more years. “It’s a terrible deal for a Japanese owner,” says...

David Price to the Dodgers: Talking myself into the idea of acquiring him

All this winter, I've been pining for Masahiro Tanaka. He's the guy I really want the Dodgers to sign. Yet here we are on Dec. 12, and Tanaka has yet to be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Nippon Professional Baseball league.It's not entire the NPB's fault, as it has been a long road negotiating a new posting system with MLB. But the president of the league...

Sox Pulling The Plug On Any Trade For Kemp

(Getty Images)According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have given up any pursuit of Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp—making it clear to Magic Jonhson and company that he is not a "fit" on The Carmine Hose at this time. Kemp has six years and $128 million left on his Dodger deal, and any transaction would necessitate LA eating a big chunk of that remaining obligation. There...

Dodgers: No Trade for Kemp

Kemp is easily one of the best outfielders there is in the MLB. The Dodgers have one of the best and scariest outfields out there. With Kemp, Crawford, Ethier and Puig in the outfield you aren’t just having some great defense, but also power hitters that are going to score runs. According to numerous sources […]

2013 Winter Meetings Day Two

Alright alright... Not a TON of actual action today. Just more talk. Seems like that is all there has been so far. Talk. Talk. Talk. Most of the news coming out today involved sound bites from Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly. Donnie apparently shined in another awkward presser: Don Mattingly holds another awkward news conference:

Featured Post: Could Kemp Be The Finishing Touch To Powerful Mets Lineup?

An MMO Fan Shot by Adam Choit With the Dodgers likely looking to unload an outfielder (possibly during this week’s Winter Meetings), if I were Sandy, I’d definitely look into going after Matt Kemp via trade. Hear me out… Kemp is only 29 and while he won’t come cheap, despite a down season and injuries, I’d think he’ll cost a lot less now than he would have two or three...
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