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Tell me, whom exactly would the Los Angeles Dodgers hire as an immediate replacement for Don Mattingly? Phil Jackson?
Sorry, there is no magic pill, no obvious internal or external choice to take over as Dodgers manager now, next week or even at mid-season.
Which isn't to say that Mattingly deserves greater job security. Legitimate questions persist about his game management and even his famously level-headed personality. Those questions ultimately could doom him, either during the season or at the end.
Some scouts following the Dodgers wonder whether the team would benefit more from a take-charge type. And listening to the players, to a man, defend Mattingly, they sound almost too comfortable.
Of course, such things are impossible to quantify, and rarely get discussed when teams are winning. But the Dodgers aren't winning, and the season is nearly one-fourth complete, and Mattingly is in the final year of his contract.
So here we go. But where?
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It’s not everyday a baseball fan gets to play catch with a professional baseball player. Well, one lucky Dodger fan nicknamed “Deuce” who often appears on the Dodgers’ vision boards during games got the chance to play catch with Dodgers’ pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin. Ryu stood on the field and threw the ball into the left field bleachers where Deuce would catch it and fire it back...
I’m laid up here on the couch laid night trying to watch the Dodgers and Nationals game on MLB.tv, and there’s something that is causing me disturbance. What could make a man disgruntled when he is free of responsibility and The Great One is calling the game?
Then I see it. Josh Beckett is meandering and fiddle-******* his way through the second hitter of the game.
It is a good rule of thumb to never judge a book by its cover, and this is a perfect example. Focus on the slightly hefty Dodgers fan in the stands who at first glance seems like he wouldn’t be interested in risking life and limb for a foul ball. Wrong. Check out the awesome catch he makes on a sharp foul ball to the first-base side. Not too shabby! The Dodgers went on to beat...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday.
Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers' Single-A team plays, remains to be seen.
Greinke signed a six-year, 147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but has been on the disabled list since April 12, the day after...
Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits while striking out 11 in 8 2/3 innings, and Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kershaw picked up his first win since April 28, but had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He did so by striking out Tyler Moore.
The Dodgers scored their only runs in...
The Dodgers signed Jonathan Sanchez. Photo credit: David Hague
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman.
jonathan sanchez agrees to terms with #dodgers. @pedrogomezespn 1st said close
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 15, 2013
What this means for the Pirates is that the Dodgers assume a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary for Sanchez...
That right there is one of the most beautiful sites these eyes have ever seen. My favorite part is how he starts to walks off the mound like there was...The post Clayton Kershaw and His Majestic Curveball appeared first on Bohemian Baseball.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Capuano (1-2) allowed a run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander started against the Marlins for the first time since last Aug. 12, when he threw...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw scattered five hits while striking out 11 in 8 2-3 innings, and Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Kershaw picked up his first win since April 28 but had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He did so by striking out Tyler Moore.
The Dodgers scored...
Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Capuano (1-2) allowed a run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander started against the Marlins for the first time since last Aug. 12, when he threw eight innings of two...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jordan Zimmermann won his NL and major league-leading seventh game, Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday night after losing Bryce Harper in a violent collision with the wall in right field.
Zimmermann (7-1) allowed nine hits and two runs in 7 23 innings, struck out five and walked none...
Two clear front-runners for the National League Rookie of the Year award have emerged through the first quarter of the season, St. Louis’s Shelby Miller and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both started the season well. Ryu has had a couple rough outings and bounced back from them, and Miller has been dominant in every start except two where he failed to get out of the sixth inning...