Stan Kasten Values More Postseason Opportunities, Long-Term Success

One theme or philosophy that occasionally tends to crop up across professional sports is mortgaging the future for the opportunity to win over a one- or two-year window. Simply put, going “all in.” It’s what the Arizona Diamondbacks essentially did during the offseason by signing Zack Greinke to a six-year, $206.5 million contract, and trading last year’s No. 1 overall pick...
Via Dodger Blue
April 06, 2016

Kasten: 'Unwarranted,' 'way premature' for Dodgers fans to be unhappy

Many fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers have grown anxious at the lack of movement from the team's front office this offseason, angst that Dodgers president Stan Kasten believes is unnecessary."I understand people wanting as much good, positive, big news as early as they can get it," Kasten says in a Q&A with ESPN. "I totally get that, but I also know that nowadays all of us tend...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson statue to be unveiled at Dodger Stadium in 2016

Dodger Stadium will finally add its first statue, and it will be one of Jackie Robinson. The announcement about plans to add a statue of the man who broke MLB’s color barrier came in April. At the time, the plan was to have the statue unveiled later in the year. Now the team says the statue will come in 2016 at a to-be-determined location at the stadium. The Dodgers also announced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Charter/Time Warner Merger Could Spell End to Dodgers Network Impasse, Though Hurdles Remain

Guggenheim Baseball Management, led by Chairman Mark Walter (right), President Stan Kasten (left) and NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson (Center) bought the Dodgers for a record $2.5 billion in 2012 before agreeing to an unprecedented $25 billion TV broadcast deal with Time Warner Cable (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports) Charter Communications announced Tuesday morning...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Rays' Friedman as president of baseball operations

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...
Via Associated Press
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles tables extension talks with Hanley Ramirez

One year ago, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez was batting .363 and the Dodgers loved him as they headed into the playoffs. Everyone thought a contract extension for Ramirez wouldn't be far behind. The playoffs came and went and the Dodgers are no further in giving Ramirez a new contract. The disconnect could potentially set up one of the most interesting free-agencies...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Bob Welch passes away at 57

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...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Dodgers, Athletics pitcher Bob Welch dies

SEAL BEACH, Calif. --€” The Oakland Athletics say Cy Young-winning pitcher Bob Welch has died. The team says in a statement the two-time All-Star died in Seal Beach on Monday night. He was 57. The team says a cause of death was unavailable. Welch also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers. "The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Welch," said Dodger President...
Via Fox Sports West
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kasten: Mystery Player Headed To Dodgers Camp

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' SP alternatives to signing Mashairo Tanaka aren't great

Everyone assumes the Dodgers are going to sign Masahiro Tanaka this winter. It's a reasonable assumption. But what happens if the Dodgers don't end up with the 25-year-old Japanese righty?The new posting system, which was reportedly agreed upon before MLB pulled the offer last week, has been delayed again. Reports now say Tanaka might not be posted until the end of the year (six...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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