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Justin Turner optimistic about opening day, Chase Utley could see time at 3B

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is feeling good about his chances of playing come Opening Day. According to Bill Plunkett the 31-year-old is “optimistic” that he will be able to take the field when the season starts. He is returning from microfracture surgery on his knee. Turner had a career year last season hitting .294/.370/.491 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI in 126 games...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley believes Jimmy Rollins will be signed before Spring Training

Jimmy Rollins' long-time double-play partner Chase Utley thinks "J-Roll" will sign with a team before Spring Training begins.
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers close to re-signing Chase Utley

    Chase Utley may be spending more time in Los Angeles. FOX MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reports that Utley is close to re-signing with the Dodgers. The Dodgers traded for the soon-to-be 37-year-old in August and had him on their playoff roster. He experienced a down season, only batting .212 for the season with eight home runs, both career-low marks. The Dodgers are obviously...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB moving closer to ‘Chase Utley Rule’ for slide plays

Major League Baseball is making progress on a new rule that would be aimed at making slide plays into second base safer for fielders. During his press conference to wrap up the quarterly owners’ meetings on Thursday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed speculation that the league is looking into a so-called “Chase Utley Rule.” According...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Emergency Contract Crowdsourcing: Chase Utley’s Option

In the tradition that he’s established of “screwing up every year,” this year — as part of the crowdsourcing effort to better understand the 2015-16 free-agent market — the present author neglected to include the option held by the Dodgers on Chase Utley’s 2016 season. Had he recorded 500 plate appearances, the second baseman’s $15 million option for 2016 would have...
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Citi Field gave Chase Utley a predictably chilly reception

During pregame introductions at Citi Field before Monday night’s NLDS Game 3, Mets fans gave Chase Utley an incredibly warm reception. Just kidding, they booed him like they’ve never booed anyone before. The Citi Field reception for Chase Utley was not warm — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) October 13, 2015   Utley isn’t in the starting lineup...
Via The Outside Corner
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw: MLB 'bullied' into Chase Utley suspension

In the wake of Los Angeles Dodgers second basemen Chase Utley having been suspended two games by Major League Baseball for a hard slide into second base that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg Saturday night, one of Utley's teammates feels the suspension was unwarranted.Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw feels that the pressure from the sports media and Mets organization...
Via Yardbarker
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis: Dodgers add Chase for playoff race

The Los Angeles Dodgers made another move after a very active trading deadline, trading for life-long Philadelphia Phillies’ player and icon Chase Utley. The Dodgers, attempting to hold off the San Francisco Giants for a division title are currently two games ahead of the Giants, but are also one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card standings, making the division title...
Via Fangraphs
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s enduring Philadelphia Phillies legacy

In a time where more often than not, players are in passing more than in place, Chase Utley was Philadelphia’s constant. He was an identifiable presence, although from a much different place, but one who became synonymous with the greatest era of Phillies’ baseball, while naturally embodying everything that the city he made his baseball home embodied. Now a member of the Los...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

It appears Chase Utley is heading home to Southern California. The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade the second baseman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to USA Today Sports. The report also states that Utley, who had a no-trade clause, accepted the deal. The deal has not been finalized. The Phillies will get a pair of prospects and will pay the Dodgers $2 million...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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