Found December 07, 2011 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Compared with Day 1, the Dodgers' second day at the Winter Meetings was slow.News (a term I use loosely here) just broke the Dodgers are close to signing catcher Josh Bard. Jon Heyman first reported it as a 1-year, $750,000 deal.Bard is a catcher and the Dodgers had seemingly filled the need by signing Matt Treanor last month.But here comes Dylan Hernandez to save us all from throwing objects at the wall:"#Dodgers nearing minor-league deal with Josh Bard."It's just a minor-league deal, which is just fine in this case. I assume the $750,000 would be if Bard makes the club out of Spring Training.Bard hit .210/.256/.333 with 2 home runs in 26 games for the Mariners in 2011. He's probably a better option as the backup catcher, but Treanor has that locked up.This still means A.J. Ellis is the teams' starter -- and rightfully so.General Manager Ned Colletti also said today he's working on trying to improve the offense via the trade market."...(Collett...
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Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman James Loney was accused of spitting at a cop after being arrested over his part in a multiple-car accident last month, TMZ reported Thursday, citing a police report.
Loney was hospitalized after allegedly smashing his Maserati into a Toyota, a Mercedes and a Mini at around 6:00pm local time in Los Angeles on Nov. 14.
Police reportedly claim that...
Molly Knight is tweeting that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is looking into Chase Headley. We heard last night that the Dodgers were looking for a bat. Could Headley be the mystery guy we were hearing about last night?
Colletti said that if a deal were to be consummated, it might not be before the end of the winter meetings on Thursday. "Nothing is imminent," Colletti said...
Maybe someday I can be an Oriole
Jon Paul Morosi is tweeting that the Dodgers have agreed to trade Dana Eveland to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later. Eveland, 28, was quickly displaced in the Dodgers 2012 plans after the acquisitions of Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano. I was pegging him to be non-tendered by the Dodgers...
Bill Shaikin‘s latest article for the Los Angeles Times brings the welcome news that Frank McCourt has to get the **** out by April 30th and that bids will be taken starting January 13th. However, it also brings the news that McCourt will retain the parking lots around the stadium and will have final say on the new owner.
Frank McCourt must divest himself of the Dodgers and their...
Molly Knight of ESPN the Magazine dropped this interesting tidbit last night:"Source: Dodgers looking into Chase Headley."Headley had the best season of his career in a few categories in 2011, but he doesn't bring much pop to the party. His slash line in 2011 was .289/.374/.399. The average and on-base numbers are solid, but the slugging isn't.#####The White...
Aaron Harang is nearing a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
The total value of the contract is expected to be in the $12 million range.
Harang is from Southern California and had a strong desire to remain in the National League West after going 14-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 28 starts for the San Diego Padres this year.
Belated: The Dodgers signed Jerry Hairston, Jr. to a 2-year/$6M deal. It's terrible. That is all.
The Dodgers have subpoenaed Chase
Carey, the same Fox exec who once traded Mike Piazza to Florida, earning the eternal wrath of Dodger fans everywhere.
On Dec. 27, Fox will ask Gross to dismiss the Dodgers from bankruptcy, arguing that owner Frank McCourt can repay the Dodgers...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement on a two-year contract with veteran righthander Adam Harang.
SI.com reported the deal is worth $12 million for the 33-year-old Harang.
Harang posted a 14-7 record and 3.64 ERA in 28 starts with the San Diego Padres last season.
He had spent much of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, going 18-38 over his final three seasons following...
Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr.
Dodgers, Aaron Harang Making Progress On Deal
Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has it right: by trying to stay afloat in 2012, Ned Colletti may be sinking the ship in 2013. Hurry up and buy the team, Magic!
Also: Dodgers collect 30-something mediocrities (ESPN SweetSpot)
Ned Colletti said he is pursuing a trade that would potentially improve the Dodger's offense.
The favorite for the Dodgers' right-handed reliever role still needing to be filled remains the man who had the role last year, Mike MacDougal, who turned into the bargain pickup of the winter.
The club is cutting payroll in 2012, so taking on Prince Fielder or anyone else who would demand a large salary is not feasible, the general manager says.Reporting from Dallas -- Prince Fielder is there for the taking. The Dodgers aren't playing, but Ned Colletti had a thought.
The Dodgers capped a flurry of activity on the first day of baseball's winter meetings by signing free-agent infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. to a two-year, $6 million contract.
The Dodgers on Monday announced their 2012 Spring Training schedule, consisting of 30 Cactus League games and an average decrease of 13 percent in pricing for home games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has granted the Los Angeles Dodgers more time to file a bankruptcy reorganization plan.