Found July 28, 2012 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
It sounds greedy, but the Dodgers aren't done yet. After filling a need a third base with Hanley Ramirez and left-handed relief pitcher with Randy Choate, the Dodgers still have a couple more needs. General Manager Ned Colletti wants to acquire a starting pitcher and another position player. The Dodgers were rumored to really like Matt Garza, but his recent diagnosis (fluid in triceps) means he likely won't be dealt before Tuesday's trade deadline. The Dodgers have also been in on Ryan Dempster from seemingly the beginning of his availability. The smart money is on Dempster donning Dodger Blue by Tuesday, but they could go in another direction. Zack Greinke was dealt to the Angels on Friday, which was a hell of a deal for Anaheim. Now, the two biggest names linked to the Dodgers are Marlins' starter Josh Johnson and Rays' starter James Shields. Frankly, either one would be a fantastic addition to the rotation. Johnson has injury concerns but...

Los Angeles Dodgers say let the games begin…and the trade rumors continue!

With all eyes focused on London the next couple of weeks, the Dodgers have a chance to quietly make believers out of the doubters or worse, go quietly into the night. Their time for a big push is now. The Dodgers open a three game weekend series at the home of the first place Giants Friday night. That will be followed by a return to Dodger Stadium for a nine game homestand against...

Yet Another Golden Matt Kemp/Clayton Kershaw In My Pocket.

I collect too much. This I can't even begin to deny. From player collections to a handful of sets to random and various things like Pentafectas, my collecting interests are very much varied. However, some of these tertiary collections are just those sorts of collections you add to when it's convenient. One such collection is my Kemp/Kershaw Golden Pursuit, which recently...

Dodgers pitcher Todd Coffey’s post Tommy John surgery elbow scar makes me glad I’m not a pitcher

There’s more stitches on Coffey’s elbow than there are on a regulation baseball. For the second time in his career Dodgers relief pitcher Todd Coffey underwent Tommy John surgery, and being the generous fellow that he is, tweeted out this picture of his right elbow post-operatively.  I, for one, am glad he did, because now I know I’ll never put my kids in baseball as pitchers...

D-backs look for consistency on the road

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in first place in the NL West. The Arizona Diamondbacks, though, aren't going away. The Dodgers open a three-game series at home against the Diamondbacks on Monday night. Los Angeles swept San Francisco in a three-game series over the weekend, recording back-to-back shutouts, including a 4-0 win Sunday, to move into a tie with the Giants atop...

Billinglsey wins in SF for first time since 2007

The last time Chad Billingsley won a game at AT&T Park, he struck out two and didnt allow a run. That was in 2007. On Saturday, Billingsley took the ball for manager Don Mattingly, struck out two, and kept the Giants scoreless in 7.1 innings of shutout ball in the Dodgers' 10-0 win over the Giants on Saturday afternoon. Billingsley is now 2-0 since returning from the disabled...

Kemp lifts Dodgers over Giants

Matt Kemp homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Chad Billingsley took a two-hitter into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 on Saturday. Hanley Ramirez had three RBIs in helping the Dodgers beat San Francisco for the second straight day to pull within a game of the NL West-leading Giants. Billingsley (6-9) drove in a run...

Kershaw, Billingsley dominate Giants in SF

Payback is, well, you know. If you don't, ask the San Francisco Giants. During a three-game series in the Bay Area from June 25-27, the Dodgers were held scoreless, while the Giants scored 13 runs to sweep the series. The tables were turned this past weekend as Dodger pitching held the Giants without a run -- while the offense scored 19 -- to take the three games and move into...

Kershaw pitches shutout, Dodgers sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw pitched a five-hitter for his second shutout of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the NL West leader. Luis Cruz drove in two runs, and Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, James Loney and Mark Ellis had two hits apiece for Los Angeles (56-47), which closed within one percentage...

Ramirez's HR in 10th lifts Dodgers over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dodgers newcomer Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL West. Two days after being acquired from Miami in a trade meant to boost the Dodgers' offense and playoff hopes, the slugging infielder went hitless in his first four at-bats...

Dennis Martinez recalls Dodger Stadium glory

"We have reached the bottom of the ninth inning, and now it is happening, what we normally experience in any ballpark when a visiting pitcher is so close to greatness: even the home team fans begin to root for him." - Vin Scully 10 no-hitters have been thrown throughout Dodger Stadium's 50-year history. The first, on May 5, 1962, was thrown in an American League game...

Dodgers Minor League Report - 7/29/12

Jerry Sands clubs not one, but two grand slams in the Topes' second game of a doubleheader.

Injury updates: Lilly, Marcum, Plouffe and Elbert

Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues: – Left handed pitcher Ted Lilly will begin his rehab assignment tomorrow according to Ken Gurnick of Lilly has been sidelined with a shoulder inflammation since May, 24. – Shaun Marcum's second bullpen session didn't go well according to Adam McCalvy of, but he won't be shut down...

Colletti Switching Focus To Shields, Willingham, Morneau

The Angels of Anaheim have acquired Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers. This obviously takes him off the table for the Dodgers, not that the Dodgers were all that interested in him anyway.  Matt Garza is expected to remain with the Cubs after news of a MRI revealing  a slight fluid buildup in Garza’s triceps area. He is expected to miss his next start for sure and could...

Trade Rumors: Dodgers On Dempster, Greinke, Johnson, Shields, Pence, Victorino, Morneau

GM Ned Colletti says the Dodgers are far from done after landing Hanley Ramirez, as they still want a starter and a bat. The Dodgers landed the middle-of-the-order bat they’ve been looking for in Hanley Ramirez, but general manager Ned Colletti on Wednesday said he’s still looking for a starting pitcher and another hitter. “We’re
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