STAN KASTEN RUMORS & GOSSIP
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers shook up their front office Tuesday.
They hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on in a new role as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten.
Friedman comes from the Tampa Bay Rays, where he was...
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Former major league pitcher Bob Welch died of a heart attack Monday night. He was only 57 years old.
Bob Welch, seen here at a 2013 Dodgers old-timers game, is most remembered for his strike out of Reggie Jackson in the 1978 World Series.
Welch, who pitched for 17 years in the Major Leagues, was drafted by the Dodgers in 1977 out of Eastern Michigan University. He made his major...
Is it him? Probably not. But maybe. Or not. (via)
Stan Kasten is just the best. Sometimes I think he just gets a blast out of messing with everyone. Like this from tonight, for example:
Stan Kasten tells fans at Dodger Stadium town hall there will be a new player joining camp soon, but doesn’t name him
— Pedro Moura (@PedroMoura) February 11, 2014
While it’s certainly a ton...
PHOENIX The majority of the renovations at Dodger Stadium will be completed by Friday for the Freeway Series exhibition against the Angels, team President Stan Kasten said.
The Dodgers will have a new clubhouse and there will be new amenities on every level of the stadium.
The team wants to provide improved mobile phone service in the ballpark, but that probably wont be available...
Stan Kasten's post-Lerner spending binge continues: Zack Greinke will sign a 6-year, $147 Million deal with Kasten's LA Dodgers.
According to the LA Times, when the Greinke deal becomes official the Dodgers will have more than $220 million in salary commitments on the books for the 2013 season. And that's not including the freshly-inked, 6-year, $36 million deal...
There's Stan Kasten, above, in a classic AP Photo from 2008 in a nearly finished Nationals Park.
"We'll get the attendance we deserve. ... If we give the fans a reason to support us, they will be here in droves." (Stan Kasten, via Nationals.com, 4/13/2009)
MLB.com's Bill Ladson caught up with the former President of the Nationals who was...
Dodgers President Stan Kasten said the Dodgers will be aggressive at the trade deadline, according to Dylan Hernandez. "We're the Dodgers," Kasten said. Kasten goes on to say that the Dodgers have money to spend and are willing to take on salaries if it means they can give up lesser prospects. This makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The Dodgers current...
In the summer of 1976, a 24-year-old Stan Kasten celebrated his graduation from the Columbia University law school by treating himself to a tour of Major League Baseball parks.
In St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves, Kasten saw Ted Turner, the relatively new owner of the Braves, in the stands, and introduced himself.
"He invited me to write him a letter...
This is how it largely worked for Ned Colletti in recent years: Frank McCourt would give him a number, and then expect the general manager to bring in the team payroll at or under that figure.
So maybe he loses a Hiroki Kuroda because he costs a tad too much, and then tries to make up for it by signing Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano.
Those payroll juggling days, however, may be...
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(Stan Kasten, as seen on TV during his farewell media tour in 2010. Screen cap via CSNWashington.com)
With reports on Friday of Stan Kasten partnering with Magic Johnson and rich guy Mark Walter in an effort to buy the Dodgers, one has to wonder if Stan had already started organizing Phillies fan party busses to LA for the Dodgers-Phillies series starting July 16? 2,700 miles...