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Wednesday marked the dawning of a new era in Los Angeles, a day of celebration as the new ownership group of the Dodgers was introduced in a news conference at Dodger Stadium. The Guggenheim Baseball Partners are the new stewards of the franchise, purchasing the club for a record $2 billion from Frank McCourt. New controlling partner Mark Walter said the chance was too great to pass up. "I viewed it as a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the most fantastic franchise in all of sports," Walter said on Wednesday. With arguably the most famous sports icon in Los Angeles history, Magic Johnson, a partner in the new ownership group, smiles abound regarding the Dodgers. "Believe this: We are going to win again," Johnson told Dodgers fans simply happy to see the end of the McCourt era. Things weren't all bad under McCourt, as the club advanced to the National League Championship Series in 2008 and 2009, the only postseason success the Dodgers have seen ...
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While Matt Kemp's April explosion sparked Triple Crown conversations, he and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing more in reality than dreams. They have enjoyed a best-in-the-National League beginning to 2012, but have not lost sight of the six-month challenge of a baseball season.
Reality check: With a 17-7 start, the Dodgers' magic number to clinch the NL West...
The Dodgers designated Mike MacDougal for assignment Thursday and activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Belisario had been serving a 25-game, league-mandated suspension for positive drug test, which is believed to be a result of his history of cocaine use. The Dodgers were forced to make a move today and MacDougal or Jamey Wright were the odd men out in this scenario...
The Dodgers made a few minor-league moves this week, and the two most significant ones involved the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. —– Tony Delmonico, 2008 sixth-round pick, was released. The 25-year-old was hitting just .188 with the Quakes in 21 games. He was drafted out of Florida State, converted to catcher, and had a great debut
To answer the headline: hell yes! He was awful this season and, unsurprisingly, Ned Colletti was fooled by Mike MacDougal's sparkly 2011 ERA.
MacDougal signed a 1-year contract this winter and got a guaranteed $1 million ($650,000 base salary, $350,000 buyout). And what did the Dodgers get out of it? Not much: 7.94 ERA, 2.65 WHIP, 14.3 H/9, 9.5 BB/9.
Wednesday marked the dawning of a new era in Los Angeles, a day of celebration as the new ownership group of the Dodgers was introduced in a news conference at Dodger Stadium.
The Guggenheim Baseball Partners are the new stewards of the franchise, purchasing the club for a record 2 billion from Frank McCourt. New controlling partner Mark Walter said the chance was too great to pass...
So if you have been following the Dodgers at all this year, you’d know that Jerry Hairston Jr. is slowly becoming something of a folk hero, sort of like A.J. Ellis but not quite that awesome. Unlike Ellis, Hairston’s heroics have primarily been defensive, as he has starred again and again and again on the
The Dodgers' new owners aren't apologizing for the record 2 billion they spent to acquire the franchise.
New Dodgers CEO Mark Walter, heading up Guggenheim Baseball Partners, said the market helped set the price, and that it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
"I viewed it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the most fantastic franchise in all of sports...
Matt Kemp strolled over to the stereo system, plugged in his iPod and shuffled through an array of songs.
Settling on a selection from rapper Lil Wayne, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger gave the volume a big boost as he began singing and bounding along.
All right, so maybe he's not the world's best singer. And maybe he won't be appearing on the stage of ''American...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu one week after the Angels cut the slumping outfielder.
Abreu hit .208 in 24 at-bats before the last-place Angels let him go last Friday. He didn't have to go very far to find another job, opting for a reserve role with the NL West-leading Dodgers.
The 38-year-old Abreu is in the last season of a $27 million, three-year contract...
May 4th, 2012:
L.A Dodgers, Jerry Hairston Jr., hit his 1st HR of 2012 today. Hairston has now hit at least one HR with 7 different teams the last 6 seasons (LAD, MIL, WSH, SD, CIN, NYY, TEX).
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The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers, from Frank McCourt to the group headed by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, has been completed.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached to a deal with outfielder Bobby Abreu CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports. He adds that Abreu will be a pinch hitter and a part-time outfielder with the Dodgers.
Two days ago, we reported that both parts were in “serious talks,” bu details needed to be worked out. Abreu, who is making $9 million this year (which will be paid by the Angels minus...
Finally. After all the pain, suffering and frustration caused by the McCourt Ownership Era, Dodger fans are finally free.
When the official statement came over at 10:48 a.m., it was simple and to the point:
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”) and Frank McCourt today announced the completion of the sale of the Dodgers to GBM for $2 billion. As...
The end of the Frank McCourt era has come and the new reign of Magic Johnson, Steve Kasten and the rest of the Guggenheim Baseball Management group begins. The sale of the Dodgers became official today instead of yesterday with $2 billion changing hands. The delay was a result of excessive paperwork that still needed to be reviewed.
Frank McCourt purchased the Dodgers in January...