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Signing Howie Kendrick the latest move in the Dodgers’ winter of depth

The Dodgers have opted to go for depth rather than flash this offseason, building a roster that can compete in the NL West and hopefully withstand the rigors of a full season instead of spending big on a name. It’s a calculated strategy that the Dodgers hope will give them one of the strongest all-around teams in the league. That strategy was on full display when Los Angeles brought...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick and Dodgers finalize $20 million, 2-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers finalized their $20 million, two-year contract with free-agent Howie Kendrick on Thursday, bringing back the second baseman in part because of his willingness to play multiple positions. Kendrick had turned down a $15.8 million, one-year qualifying offer from the team in November. That rejection left the Dodgers as the only club that could sign the...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers announce signing of free agent Howie Kendrick

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have announced the signing of free-agent second baseman Howie Kendrick. He agreed to a $20 million, two-year deal last week after it appeared Kendrick would not be back, having turned down a $15.8 million, one-year qualifying offer from the team in November. That rejection left the Dodgers as the only club that could sign the 32-year-old infielder...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Searching for the 2016 Dodgers’ leadoff hitter

With Howie Kendrick back (almost), the Dodgers’ roster is pretty well set, aside from your multiple-time-a-year Andre Ethier and/or Carl Crawford trade rumor. There is a question about the lineup, though: Who’s going to hit leadoff? It’s an interesting question. There isn’t a clear-cut leadoff hitter on the roster right now. Joc Pederson is the prototype for a leadoff guy...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 144 – Fan Fest, Kendrick, Seager

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodger Blue) and I recap the week’s Dodger news, and there was a little bit, for a change. The Dodgers held Fan Fest over the weekend. There were some significant quotes to come out of it, mostly revolving around Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers are going to bring back Howie Kendrick on a nice 2-year deal. The only negative here is...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Howie Kendrick, Jean Segura, and Arizona’s Latest Mistake

Over the weekend, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks made a pair of related transactions. On Friday night, after failing to find a suitor due to the specter of a potential lost draft choice, Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Dodgers for a relative pittance; $20 million over the next two years. Given that Kendrick turned down the qualifying offer, which would have guaranteed him $15.8 million...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Dodgers, 2B Kendrick agree to $20M, 2-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) A person familiar with the deal has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers and free-agent second baseman Howie Kendrick have agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because the team has not announced the agreement. Kendrick batted .295 with nine home runs and 54 RBI last season, his first...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Howie Kendrick’s Dodger Career Isn’t Over Yet

News this morning from Ken Rosenthal: Sources: #Dodgers considering Kendrick. Not ideal fit with Kiké, Utley at 2B. Greater need for depth at 3B; Turner coming off knee surgery. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Dodger fans, at least the ones I’ve heard from, have wanted Howie Kendrick back for months. (Some because they think that changes the calculus of...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks Have a Howie Kendrick Alternative

There’s been sort of a will-they/won’t-they thing going on with Arizona this offseason. They’re the team that probably makes the most sense for free agent Howie Kendrick. Kendrick is a second baseman, the Diamondbacks could arguably use a second baseman, and the front office there has made it clear they want to win in the season ahead. So, Kendrick would make them better, and...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick on Instagram: 'I don’t eat sleep and breathe baseball'

By Steve DelVecchio The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West division, but they have lost four of their last seven games. A few nervous fans have been taking out their frustrations on Howie Kendrick, and the veteran infielder is not happy about it. On Monday, Kendrick went on an Instagram rant telling fans to calm down and ripping them for criticizing him. It appears...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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