DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers tender six, non-tender Coleman

The Dodgers announced Friday that they did not tender a contract to right-hander Louis Coleman, but all the other players on the 40-man roster without pre-existing contracts were tendered for 2017.
Via Dodgers.com
8 hours ago

Louis Coleman Non-Tendered, Becomes Free Agent

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not tender a contract to Louis Coleman on Friday, immediately making the right-handed...
Via Dodger Blue
9 hours ago

Dodgers Tender Contracts To Yasmani Grandal, 5 Other Arbitration-Eligible Players

The Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to Luis Avilan, Josh Fields, Yasmani Grandal, Vidal Nuno, Darin Ruf and...
Via Dodger Blue
9 hours ago

Will the Dodgers Spend or Won’t They?

There seems to be a prevailing thought amongst Dodgers fans that the team is not going to spend money and remain as is, missing out on re-signing big players again. The new CBA agreement has put a serious hit on the Dodgers’ payroll budget, unless they want to add to their spending by paying a bunch of taxes. Which, presumably, they would not want to do. So what would the team...
Via ThinkBluePC
15 hours ago

Stan Kasten Confident Dodgers Can Operate Effectively And Succeed Under New MLB CBA

While the Los Angeles Dodgers have made a conscious effort in recent seasons to lower their MLB-leading payroll...
Via Dodger Blue
16 hours ago

New CBA hurts the Dodgers in a whole bunch of ways

As you’ve probably heard by now, there will be baseball in 2017 and for the next four years that follow, all thanks to the owners and MLB Player’s Association agreeing to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. That’s all well and good, and you can read quality broad analysis on what it all means at FanGraphs or Baseball Prospectus, but how the new CBA impacts the Dodgers is...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 hours ago

Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer penalties for high-spending teams and a hard cap on signing bonuses for international amateurs. The Oakland Athletics also came up short, with the team's ability to receive revenue-sharing money to be trimmed...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers agree to 1-year deals with Van Slyke and Hatcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman-outfielder Scott Van Slyke and pitcher Chris Hatcher, avoiding arbitration. Van Slyke's deal is worth $1,325,000 and Hatcher's contract is worth $1.25 million. Van Slyke was limited to 52 games last season because of persistent low back irritation. He hit .225 with seven RBI and one home run and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

For Dodgers, maintaining highest payroll in MLB about to get more expensive

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers have one of the best farm systems in baseball, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year and a crop of young players ready to join him in making their mark at the major-league level. And not a moment too soon....
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers look to fill holes at Winter Meetings

The Dodgers have plenty of work to do at next week's Winter Meetings. Their game plan will be dictated by the search to fill holes at third base and closer created by the free agencies of Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

When Will Dodgers Begin to Resolve Critical Roster Issues?

(Photo Credit: Kevin Sullivan/OC Register) Even though many of the finer details of the new collective bargaining agreement are still being disclosed and analyzed, the Dodgers may be on the verge of making several moves via the free agent or trade markets now that a set of regulations and guidelines has been established for the next five years. While it’s been heavily publicized...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: RHP Brock Stewart

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (LA) 28 19.8 9.5 2.25 5.79 5.90 5.03 -0.2 MiLB (3 levels) 121 27.9 4.1 0.3 1.79 Low  Low  N/A What happened in 2016: Aside from his first two unsuccessful major league starts, Brock Stewart produced a sub-2 ERA over his next five appearances with the Dodgers after a rapid ascension and dominant showing in the minors. By June it was time to talk...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Why baseball's new CBA could ultimately hurt the players

An instant analysis of a new collective-bargaining agreement is as risky as an instant analysis of a trade involving prospects. In both cases, the outcomes are not always clear, the effects not always understood, until years later -- and a CBA is far more complex than a trade.That said, player agents raised immediate concerns about the long-term impact of baseball’s new five-year...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Los Angeles Dodgers go inside Vin Scully’s final home broadcast

It still hasn’t sunk in to many that we won’t be hearing Vin Scully on Dodgers games next season. The true American treasure has provided plenty of joy to fans throughout his 67-year career as Voice of the Dodgers. As Scully turned 88 this week, the Dodgers and MLB Advanced Media produced a video showing the behind the scenes of Vin’s final home broadcast, a dramatic come-from...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Anderson sends hilarious tweet about Cespedes’ new deal

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the final two years of his contract with the New York Mets earlier this month, and that ended up being a sound financial decision. As Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson reminds us, it’s one that could put food on the table for more than just Cespedes and his family. Shortly after word surfaced that Cespedes has re-signed with the Mets on a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers May Readjust 40-Man Roster Before Winter Meetings

(Photo Credit: David Zalubowski/Associated Press) If the MLB Winter Meetings do indeed begin as scheduled this Sunday in Maryland, the Dodgers may very well decide to make a number of adjustments on the 40-man roster, especially if the management crew wishes to participate in the Rule 5 draft on the final day of the meetings. Less than two weeks ago, the Dodgers selected the contracts...
Via ThinkBluePC
3 days ago

Report: MLB tells Dodgers to cut debt after massive spending

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been willing to spend money under the current ownership. That changed a little bit in the 2015-16 MLB offseason. With the current hot stove season gearing up, MLB rules are forcing Los Angeles to be more conservative again. “The Dodgers, who have spent more than a billion dollars on player payroll in the first four seasons of Guggenheim Baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After spending more than a billion dollars, MLB making LA Dodgers cut debt

The Los Angeles Dodgers may be in a bit of trouble due to their spending the past few years. This is a mandate from Major League Baseball to reduce their debt in large amounts. Having spent nearly $300 million in 2015, it is expected that they will be reducing their payroll by $100 million to $200 million in 2018. The team said to the LA Times that the reductions are unrelated...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue on April 15

The Dodgers plan to unveil a finished Jackie Robinson statue at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2017, a year to the day after they announced the project was in the works. The historic day also marks the 70th anniversary of Robinson’s major league debut...
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama trolls Jordan at Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

This year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards had a major sports component, with Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Vin Scully (whose reaction to learning about the medal was great) all among those recognized with the highest American civilian honor. That led to plenty of sports moments at the ceremony Tuesday, including President Obama noting that Jordan (who was again...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Brian Dozier

Another day, another infielder the Los Angeles Dodgers are sniffing around. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Dodgers are showing interest in Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Dozier is a powerful hitter who could help the reigning NL West champs solve their problems against left-handed pitching. Dozier, 29, was spectacular in 2016,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins make Kenley Jansen top free agent target

The Miami Marlins are aiming high with their top free agent target. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins have made reliever Kenley Jansen their top target in free agency. With the team’s issue being their rotation and a lack of quality starting pitching available on the free agent market, the Marlins are considering creating something of a “super pen” to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully’s reaction to earning Presidential Medal of Freedom

The news came out Wednesday that just-retired Los Angeles Dodgers’ announcer Vin Scully is one of this year’s 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (along with other sports figures like Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and plenty of other notables including Lorne Michaels and Bruce Springsteen), the highest civilian award in the United States. What’s even...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Seager named NL Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been voted National League Rookie of the Year, becoming the first player in two decades to win the award for the franchise that has historically dominated the honor.Seager is the 17th Dodgers player to earn Rookie of the Year honors -- easily the most of any team -- but the franchise hadn't had a winner since Todd Hollandsworth in 1996...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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