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DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers 5, Angels 3: Have a Day, Andre Ethier

How did Mat Latos do in his Dodgers debut? Depends on how you look at such things. It’s difficult to look at “six innings, one run allowed” and not think, well, that’s pretty good, and a whole lot better than Zach Lee or Brandon Beachy or the recent parade of fill-in starters have been able to do. On the other hand, he only struck out one batter, and… Latos only had three...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: It’s Clayton’s Turn Now

If you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I hope you know what you’ve got, regardless of whether or not Zack Greinke opts out of his contract after this season. If you’re not a Dodgers fan, I understand your anger and envy. Last week Greinke saw his scoreless streak end at 45.2 innings. On the year he holds a league-leading 1.41 ERA while maintaining a 2.57 FIP. He’s surrendered...
Via The Sports Post
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw freezes out Trout in historic MVP matchup (VIDEO)

Never before had reigning league MVPs ever faced each other during the regular season. And this matchup had to have a winner. So score it Clayton Kershaw 1, Mike Trout 0. VIDEO: Clayton Kershaw FREEZES Mike Trout in round 1 of MVP vs. MVP. http://t.co/zWD3bQi94y pic.twitter.com/mCrWEvOwtI — theScore (@theScore) August 1, 2015 At Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the Dodgers...
Via The Other Paper
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Wins Historic Face-Off With Angels Slugger Mike Trout

When Mike Trout stepped up to the plate for the first time in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers there was more on the line than just getting someone on base or scoring runs. It was a more than gaining ground on the Astros or the Dodgers gaining space from the Giants. It was the first time in league history that  two reigning MVPs faced off against each other.So--who...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greinke and Santiago start Freeway Series 2015

Clayton Kershaw was pulled from a start versus the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing coy and not expanding on a “hip issue” which delayed Kershaw’s interleague start. Don Mattingly announced his co-ace would be ready for the first game of the Freeway Series 2015. Kershaw and Los Angeles Angels lefty Hector Santiago were slated, but the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seager’s Workin’ On My Buy Moves

Corey Seager should've been called up already. Brucely, we're up against it with the Dodgers. We have the aging vet, Jimmy Rollins, who looks like toast if you were to take doodie and pat it into the shape of toast and, uh, toast it. We have Justin Turner, who is having a career year but isn't really this good and getting more slap hits than another Turner. We have Dumb Mattingly...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Housekeeping: Beachy, Tsao, Morse, Heisey DFA’d

This is just some housekeeping, because you’ve probably seen it all already, and it’s meant more because when things get so crazy around deadline time, the site can churn when each post collects two bajillion comments. So, earlier, I wondered how the Dodgers would make room on the 40-man roster. Turns out my guesses were correct… mostly. Added to 40-man: Alex Wood, Mat Latos...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner Trying to Avoid Trip to DL

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits an hits an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Friday, July 24, 2015, in New York. (Mandatory Credit: Frank Franklin II/AP) It still seems to be a mystery just what exactly sent Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner to the hospital after the Dodgers returned to Southern California...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke Still Under Limited Playing Time for Los Angeles Dodgers After Taxi Injury

MIAMI, FL – JUNE 26: Scott Van Slyke #33 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run during the second inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke walked once and scored a run after playing two innings in Wednesday’s win against the Oakland...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Yasiel Puig, mired in a slump, somewhat broke out of his hitting funk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-7 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. The young slugger, batting only .195 in July, was having an especially rough go of it over the past week,...Read More The post Yasiel Puig says he broke out of slump by playing baseball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers manage to upgrade rotation, bullpen, farm for cash in reported 3-team trade

The Dodgers have agreed to pull off a three-team blockbuster of a trade with the Marlins and Braves, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. They were able to do this because Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are wizards or something. The Dodgers are getting RHP Mat Latos and 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins and LHP Alex Wood, SS/2B Jose Peraza, RHP Jim Johnson, and LHP Luis Avilan...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

The Dodgers have an apparently endless supply of cash, and are using it to run the largest payroll in baseball this year, so naturally, any time a prominent and expensive player is rumored to be trade bait, LA is one of the first teams mentioned. They’ve been linked to Cole Hamels all year. More recently, […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez showered with bananas during postgame interview (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez was showered with bananas by teammates during a postgame interview following Wednesday night's win over Oakland. Hernandez came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and hit a go-ahead 2-run double in the seventh inning. The Dodgers went on to win the game 10-7 and "rewarded" Hernandez after the game with a new twist...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been heavily rumored to be interested in multiple starting pitchers. Whether they get that ace remains to be seen, but the team did add a solid veteran arm in Mat Latos on Wednesday. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wittenmyer: Dodgers Acquire Latos/Morse

The Dodgers were known to be in the market for starting pitching, and this morning, it looks like they’ve added an arm to their rotation. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 29, […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are now reportedly ready to move on from the former All-Star. Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher breaks up historic scoreless inning streak

You'd think a feared slugger would be the one to end a historic scoreless inning streak. Think again.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Are Dominating In Pairs

When somebody hears the word "Dodgers," the first names that come to mind are Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, for a number of valid reasons. It's not often that a team has both of the top pitchers over the last 30 games, with respective ERA's of 0.45 and 0.00; it's nearly impossible to pitch any better. While Kershaw and Greinke have been the most dominating pair (more on them...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Enjoys His Ice Cream In Helmet Cups

Dodgers stud rookie Joc Pederson hit a home run in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ battle with the New York Mets. It must have taken a lot out of him, because he fueled up afterwards with a special treat: A helmet cup full of ice cream: That’s Keith Hernandez you hear saying that he never saw anything like it. First off, it happened earlier this season. Second, Keith used to...
Via Food and Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

With all the recent injuries that have been hitting the Los Angeles Dodgers, it seems like a move before the July 31 trade deadline is almost necessary at this point. However, with the front office refusing to use top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias in any trade discussions, rumors began to surface about Yasiel Puig possibly being the center of any big trades the Dodgers were...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Zack Greinke Become the NL MVP?

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke (#21) discusses pitch strategy with Catcher Yasmani Grandal (#9) during Sunday’s win at Marlins Park in Miami. (Mandatory Credit: J Pat Carter/Associated Press) Zack Greinke is having a historically good year pitching. The Dodger’s ace has 117 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA, and a 9-2 win-loss record. The pitcher’s stellar play has put him...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick on Instagram: 'I don’t eat sleep and breathe baseball'

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West division, but they have lost four of their last seven games. A few nervous fans have been taking out their frustrations on Howie Kendrick, and the veteran infielder is not happy about it. On Monday, Kendrick went on an Instagram rant telling fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on Zack Greinke: ‘I don’t think he was very tough’

Zack Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball for several weeks now. The 31-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in over a month, and he extended his consecutive scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings in a win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Bryce Harper was not all that impressed. Harper, who was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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