Found November 07, 2012 on
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I’ve already been wrong before about the Dodgers ownership and their willingness to spend. I figured they would be willing to open up the checkbook, but assumed they would stop short of the luxury tax, much like the Yankees have tried to do in recent years. Instead? They have blown that limit away and now project to enter 2013 with the highest payroll in MLB history.
As such, I understand when analysts and fans cite an unlimited payroll and assume the Dodgers could acquire anybody at any time. After all, who besides Steve Dilbeck legitimately thought the Adrian Gonzalez/Carl Crawford/Josh Beckett deal was remotely realistic, much less likely? Still, what I find disturbing is this new rhetoric going around where the Dodgers have so much money to blow that payroll efficiency and management has now been rendered unnecessary.
Not only are they assuming that the Dodgers have an unlimited payroll, which is a significant assumption in itself, but also that the lack of payroll restrictions ...
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Veteran MLB relief pitcher Todd Coffey didn't take the election results too well. He was so upset he ended up deleting his Twitter account.
Things are starting to look interesting in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have put together some intriguing plans over the past week that will leave the rest of the league reeling. Of these recent happenings, the most interesting are the fact that Mark McGwire may become the team’s new hitting coach and that the team is eyeing James Shields as their top choice for starting...
After toiling in the minors for parts of nine seasons with just a couple cups of coffee to show for it, all the while watching the Dodgers treat the catcher position like it was wholly unimportant (trading Carlos Santana, allowing Joe Torre to run Russell Martin into the ground, and Rod Barajas not only being on the team but starting games as the primary backstop), A.J...
INDIAN WELLS The Dodgers are probably unlikely to trade for a starting pitcher this winter and might have to address that need in the free-agent market, General Manager Ned Colletti said.
Collettis assessment was based on conversations he had with other teams at the general managers meetings, which started Wednesday.
Asked about what hes learned in the last 24 hours about the...
The Dodgers are already in hot pursuit of Zack Greinke, Hiroki Kuroda, and James Shields, now enter Anibal Sanchez. The Dodgers figure to be the busiest team in free agency this winter. The Dodgers have money to spend and are not willing to settle for anything less than a World Series in 2013.
The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Chris Capuano, Aaron...
LOS ANGELES -- Mark McGwire is back in Southern California, officially announced to the world Wednesday as the Dodgers' new hitting coach. He replaces Dave Hansen, who was removed from the position following the 2012 season, offered a new job with the team, then took the job as Seattle's hitting coach. All of that was pretty much known last week when the McGwire news first...
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially named Mark McGwire their hitting coach on Wednesday. General manager Ned Colletti announced that McGwire will replace the fired Dave Hansen. McGwire, a 12-time All-Star who set a major-league record for home runs in a season in 1998, served as the St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach for the past three seasons but made the move to the Dodgers...
LOSANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday named Mark McGwire as their hitting coach. The announcement was made byGeneral Manager Ned Colletti.
Markhas been able to translate his success as a big league hitter into his work ********* coach with the Cardinals, Colletti said. He earned the respect ofboth veterans and young players while in St. Louis and the offensive numbersthe...
In a move to bolster the Los Angeles Dodgers' underachieving bats, the team today named Mark McGwire as their hitting coach.
“Mark has been able to translate his success as a big league hitter into his work as hitting coach with the Cardinals,” GM Ned Colletti said. “He earned the respect of both veterans and young players while in St. Louis and the offensive numbers...
Mark McGwire was hired Wednesday as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he'll work with All-Star sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.
McGwire spent the past three seasons in the same job with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he starred during parts of his 16-year major league career. During McGwire's tenure, the Cardinals led the National League in batting average...
Free agent pitcher Todd Coffey deleted his Twitter account because Barack Obama won the election last night.
Bye Todd!! RT @toddcoffey60: I'm out I'll be back on twitter in 4 years if we can...
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The LA Dodgers have hired their fourth hitting coach since 2008 but this one has ties to the LA area and a Hall of Fame pedigree if you can ignore a past scandal. The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Mark McGwire who served as the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach last season. McGwire, a [...]
The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in just about every free agent this offseason, as they have bags of cash stacked up waiting to be spent. The latest name to surface is Anibal Sanchez, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.
The Dodgers have been linked to Zack Greinke and Hiroki Kuroda, as they look to probably add one free agent arm to the mix of Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano, Josh...