DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers' play reminiscent of Roberts

As a player, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts understood that baseball games typically are won by the team that makes the fewest mistakes. And maybe that's the larger story of these Los Angeles Dodgers, who on Sunday clinched their fourth straight National League West championship.
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2 hours ago

Dodgers @ Padres September 27, 2016: Post-Clinch Baseball

Dodgers Padres 7:10 PM PST San Diego 2B Utley CF  Jankowski SS Seager  LF Jay 3B Turner  1B Myers  1B  Gonzalez 3B  Solarte C  Grandal  RF Renfroe RF  Reddick 2B  Asuaje  LF Toles C  Hedges CF  Pederson  SS Sardinas P Maeda (R) P Clemens (R...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 hours ago

Puig will be on postseason roster

Yasiel Puig will be on the Dodgers' postseason roster, manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.
Via Dodgers.com
3 hours ago

Urias may have inside track on NLDS Game 4

For the past month, Dodgers management had insisted that heavy usage on the 20-year-old's left arm required him to be a reliever for the rest of the season. But manager Dave Roberts did a reversal on Tuesday, naming Julio Urias to start Thursday night in San Diego and saying he was "still on the table" to be the fourth starter in the postseason.
Via Dodgers.com
3 hours ago

2016 NLDS: Clayton Kershaw To Start Game 1, Dave Roberts Sets Dodgers Rotation

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday clinched the National League West division title a fourth consecutive season, which...
Via Dodger Blue
4 hours ago

Preview: Kenta Maeda, Dodgers Face Padres In Opener Of Final 2016 Road Trip

The Los Angeles Dodgers capped off an incredible ending to their final homestand of the season, clinching the National...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Dodgers revise rotation to include Julio Urías

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 p.m. Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrian González, 1B Yasmani Grandal, C Josh Reddick, RF Andrew Toles, LF Joc Pederson, CF Kenta Maeda, P The Dodgers have announced their starting pitchers for the regular season’s remaining six games, and while it is (as always) […]
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

Julio Urias To Make Spot Start Against Padres, Kenta Maeda Closing Out 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced changes to their probable pitchers for the final week of the regular season, the...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Injuries hinder Nationals, give Dodgers chance to catch them for HFA

After the Dodgers accomplished their first goal of winning the National League West, the next goal becomes home-field advantage — in the NLDS, at least, since the Cubs have literally won 100 games and cannot be caught. The Nationals have been ahead of the Dodgers in league standings virtually all season, but now sit just one game up with each team having six games to play. While...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 hours ago

Dodgers' clubhouse chemistry blurred lines between rookies and veterans, holdovers and newcomers

LOS ANGELES – The Brut and the Budweiser pooled in the middle of the Dodgers’ clubhouse Sunday afternoon as players, coaches, trainers and executives arrived to celebrate their fourth straight National League West title. Their families stood...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A fond farewell to Vin Scully

Oh no, not again. Anyone with grandparents knows the familiar situation where the generation gap becomes a little too wide, and the senior member of the conversation brings up those four words that usually result in a heavy eye roll. “Back in my day.” Yes, there is something to be learned about the past, and how we as humanity have gotten to where we have. But after about...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ potential postseason roster not easy to predict

Now that the Dodgers have officially clinched the NL West (you can stop wanting to murder me, Chad), it’s time to look at the postseason roster. There are, obviously, the locks, but the final few spots are definitely up for debate. The roster will shrink back to 25 active players for the playoffs. In fact, September is the only time in the baseball season when the active roster...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers face difficult task trimming roster for playoffs

With their place in the 2016 postseason assured, the Dodgers now have the final six games of the regular season to measure out rest to certain players — and begin final evaluations of who will go on the postseason roster. Somehow, the Dodgers have to trim their 40-man squad — with every single player […]
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Vin Scully’s legendary career is coming to a heartbreaking end. The heartbreak isn’t from the end itself, but from the loss what will not come in the future. For 66 years, Scully’s silky delivery and almanac-like knowledge has been the voice of baseball for generations of the games fans. He has been there for some of the leagues greatest moments from walk-off shots to perfect...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Culberson joins pantheon of Dodger heroes

He stood at the plate as Charlie Culberson. Twenty-four seconds later, his helmet flung in the air, his feet barely touching the ground, he returned … as Charlie Culberson.  Never before in Los Angeles Dodger history had a player stood in the batters’ box with no one on base, taken a swing — and won a […]
Via Dodgers Insider
2 days ago

Dodgers tip cap to Vin Scully after his last call

The baseball gods proved on Sunday that they do exist. In what was Vin Scully’s final game calling Dodgers games before he retires, the Dodgers rallied with a tying home run in the ninth, and then capped it all off with a walk-off home run to win it in the 10th. Charlie Culberson smacked his first home run of the season at the right time as his walk-off shot gave the Dodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers scratch Rich Hill from next start due to blister

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have scratched Rich Hill from his scheduled start Sunday in the series finale against Colorado because of a blister that forced him to miss a month earlier in the season. The blister also caused Hill to leave a perfect game after seven innings on Sept. 11. Brandon McCarthy will return from a month-long stint on the disabled list with right hip stiffness...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Costner delivers emotional speech to Vin Scully during final LA series (VIDEO)

Dodgers broadcasting legend Vin Scully was honored before the first game of the Rockies-Dodgers series on Friday night — his final series in Los Angeles — and many celebrities were in attendance. Kevin Costner was one of those celebs at Chavez Ravine for the Dodgers’ 7-4 win, and he gave a speech to pay tribute to Scully (which USA Today’s For The Win transcribed). “We...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers honored Vin Scully tonight, and he wrote a letter to fans

This is really cool, and there’s a chance it’s going to get a bit dusty. The Dodgers are honoring Vin Scully before the game tonight, the first of his final series of calling games at Dodger Stadium. He walked on to a massive ovation: Vin Scully walking onto the field to a standing ovation that lasted more than two minutes. pic.twitter.com/QaWbb25Q8I — Jesse Dougherty...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

Yasiel Puig is aiming to prove that he can still be a valuable asset on a major league roster, and he is hoping to better his game by playing winter ball during the offseason. As J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register noted on Thursday, Puig wants to play in the Dominican Republic this winter. The 25-year-old has not played winter ball since 2012, when he appeared in 20 Puerto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A statistical trip thru Vin Scully’s extraordinary career

In 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers finished 2 games out of first place in the National League, behind a .400-OBP, 7-WAR season from Jackie Robinson, three players cracking 30 Home Runs (Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, and Duke Snider), and plenty of pitching from workhorses Don Newcombe and Preacher Roe. Looking on from the broadcast booth was a 22-year-old who had been hired by Red Barber...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Notes: Brett Anderson, Scott Kazmir to audition for postseason roster spots

LOS ANGELES – Game 4 of a potential National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals would be played on Oct. 11. But the auditions to start that game are beginning this week. Left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir...
Via The OC Register
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
Via Yardbarker Video
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenta Maeda, Then and Now

In 2012, Kenta Maeda threw a curveball or two a game. He threw three or four four-seam fastballs for every sinker. He was a four-seam/slider guy with the occasional changeup, is what he was. And that’s what I had to work with when I tried to find a comp for him and settled on pitchers like Aaron Nola and a young Kenshin Kawakami. I was probably wrong, but it’s also possible...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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