2016 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB (LA/PHI) 196 .216 .301 .298 65 2 0.0 What Happened in 2016: Served as backup catcher before being sent to Philadelphia in a shocking trade. When the Dodgers traded for Yasmani Grandal prior to the 2015 season, it seemed pretty clear that A.J. Ellis‘ days as a regular starter were over. He was already on the wrong side of 30, and his production was...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Corey Seager Appears In MLB The Show 17 Gameplay Trailer

While Major League Baseball is officially in its offseason, fans are patiently counting down the days until Spring Training...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Dave Roberts Formally Names Austin Barnes Backup Catcher

Last August the Los Angeles Dodgers traded A.J. Ellis, the longest-tenured player in their organization, to the Philadelphia...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Jansen decision could impact Kershaw down the road

The unthinkable for Dodgers Nation is only two years away, when Clayton Kershaw will be 30 years old and eligible for free agency by opting out of his contract. The ace will have already watched Zack Greinke leave the Dodgers last offseason after one of the best seasons of his career, perhaps followed by Kenley Jansen, the best closer in the league in 2016 and the franchise save leader.
17 hours ago

Charlie Culberson Removed From 40-Man Roster, Sent Outright To Oklahoma City

Along with extending qualifying offers to Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts...
Via Dodger Blue
18 hours ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: Hyun-Jin Ryu

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 4.2 16.7 8.3 1.93 11.57 5.50 4.86 -0.2 What happened in 2016: Made one MLB start before returning to the disabled list for the remainder of the season. After missing all of the 2015 season due to shoulder surgery, the Dodgers hoped that Hyun-Jin Ryu would be able to contribute at some point during 2016. The road back, however, took longer than...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Will Kenley Jansen, Dodgers find their way to the altar together?

As Dodgers fans wait with bated breath to learn where third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen will spend the 2017 season, the two free agents reunited for a weekend in Curaçao – for Jansen’s wedding. Jansen can strike the part about...
Via The OC Register
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Dodgers Claim Pair of Rule 5 Pitchers from Tigers, Cardinals

(Photo Credit: Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation) Despite not participating in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft due to an already full 40-man roster, the Dodgers‘ management crew were indeed instrumental in the minor league segment, choosing Edward Paredes from the Tigers and Kyle Grana of the Cardinals at the tail end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning. Grana...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Marlins have reportedly made ‘monster offer’ to Kenley Jansen

The Miami Marlins are desperate to sign a top-of-the-line closer, and that could wind up making Kenley Jansen a very rich man. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Marlins have made Jansen a “monster offer” that could rival the five-year, $86 million deal Aroldis Chapman got from the New York Yankees. Sources: The Marlins have made a monster offer for Kenley Jansen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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LHP Edward Paredes & RHP Kyle Grana selected by Dodgers in Rule 5 Draft

As we wait for Kenley Jansen‘s decision, the Dodgers added two players in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft in left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes (Tigers) and right-handed pitcher Kyle Grana (Cardinals). I know this is the thrilling stuff you’ve looking forward to, you guys. —– Paredes is a 30-year-old lefty, who projects as a LOOGY. Last year, in his age 29...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Dodgers have reportedly been in touch with Jose Bautista

Could a move from the AL East to the NL West be in store for Jose Bautista? Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reported on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been in touch with Bautista. Griffin does add though that talks are on hold until the trade market further plays out and that the Dodgers, who are projected to be over $200 million in team payroll in 2017, may have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have signed free-agent pitcher Rich Hill to a three-year contract after he went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts with the team he joined at the trade deadline. The 36-year-old left-hander was acquired in a five-player trade with Oakland on Aug. 1. Hill was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three postseason starts for the NL West champion Dodgers, including tossing...
Via Associated Press
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Report: Dodgers aggressively pursuing trade for Brian Dozier

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to make that big off-season splash that has come to define the defending NL West champions over the past several winters. Some of that could have to do with a less-than-stellar financial situation the team finds itself in. Though, we’re still pretty sure that Los Angeles will add a big name or two before spring comes calling. It might just have...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings preview: Dodgers focused on maintaining what they have already built

The Dodgers might re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. But the odds are against it. They might trade for Chris Sale or Justin Verlander. But they probably won’t. They might sign Aroldis Chapman and trade for Andrew McCutchen. But probably not....
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers’ Payroll Situation Is Far from Dire

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been incredibly successful on the field under the Guggenheim Group, winning four straight division titles and twice coming within two games of a World Series appearances. Not only does the club possess a massive television contract with Time Warner, but they’ve also drawn more than 3.7 million fans in every season under the current ownership group....
Via Fangraphs
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
12 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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