DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers Rumors: Former Padres First Base Coach Tarrik Brock Returns To Organization

After a disappointing exit in the 2015 National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

State Of The Dodgers: Abundance Of Depth In The Outfield, Which Is Encouraging

Of all positional groups on the Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster, the outfield perhaps has the most clarity as we sit...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

2017 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 100-76

Here is the first true installment of my prospect rankings. There are 25 players listed below. Odds are, you haven’t heard of most of them, and the ones you have heard of are ranked this low because they’ve regressed and aren’t Previous entries in the series: Introduction I’ve identified a couple of these guys as sleepers. …
Via Dodgers Digest
21 hours ago

Fifty years ago, Los Angeles residents had to build high-powered antennas to watch Super Bowl I

The latest Top 20 college football games to look forward to next season ESPN considering FS1's Charissa Thompson as Sunday NFL Countdown host, according to report Ian O'Connor discusses his infamous "Patriots will regret hiring Belichick" column Mike Greenberg reportedly...
Via Awful Announcing
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Great power earns Bellinger top prospect status

When a young ballplayer's talent, performance and recognition earn him top prospect status, one perk is an invitation to MLB/MLBPA's Rookie Career Development Program, held earlier this month in Leesburg, Va. The program gathers future stars from each organization for a four-day seminar to learn about life in the big leagues, and this year's edition included Dodgers No. 1 prospect Cody Bellinger.
Via Dodgers.com
21 hours ago

Dodgers Outfield: How Will Andre Ethier Be Utilized in 2017?

(Photo Credit: LM Otero/Associated Press) Unlike second base, the outfield is not a place that the Dodgers need to add any players. Conversely, they have too many. So where does that leave someone like Andre Ethier coming off an injury-riddled season? Ethier played in just 16 games last year for the Dodgers. That was in September, after having incurred a freak injury during Cactus...
Via ThinkBluePC
22 hours ago

Kenley Jansen To Skip 2017 WBC; Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda Likely To Follow Suit

A trio of Los Angeles Dodgers once seemingly poised to participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic no longer...
Via Dodger Blue
22 hours ago

2017 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: Introduction

It’s already that time. It seems like just yesterday I was putting the finishing touches on my 2016 Top 10 Prospects, but it’s 2017 now, for better or worse. This is the introductory offering in my 11-part series about the Dodgers’ Top 100 Prospects, ranked by yours truly. This is the third year in a row …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Poll: What Will Dodgers Do About Second Base?

Having re-signed top free agents Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Rich Hill this winter, the Dodgers – winners of four straight NL West titles – once again look like World Series contenders as the 2017 campaign nears. One glaring weakness on the roster is at second base, where Dodgers president Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi have been on a well-documented quest...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: OF Will Venable

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 19 .056 .105 .111 -43 0 -0.3 AAA (OKC) 172 .276 .343 .404 100 4 N/A What happened in 2016: Had been a thorn it the Dodgers’ side for years with the Padres. They signed him after he was released by the Phillies in June. He didn’t play …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Should Dodgers Pursue a Contract with Chase Utley?

(Photo Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports) As there’s exactly 30 days remaining before pitchers and catchers show up for spring camp in Glendale, the Dodgers have only two left-handed hitting second base options that are anywhere near the big league level — Willie Calhoun, who hasn’t even gotten his feet wet at the Triple-A level, and Jose Miguel Fernandez, a Cuban infielder...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Report: Carl Crawford likely headed into retirement

After 15 seasons in the MLB, four All-Star apperances, one Silver Slugger Award, one Gold Glove Award, and four seasons leading the American League in stolen bases, Carl Crawford appears ready to call it quits. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Saturday quoting an unnamed Los Angeles Dodgers official, the veteran outfielder “has pretty much called it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Bullpen: How Exactly Does Vidal Nuno Fit in?

(Photo Credit: mlb.com) The Dodgers avoided arbitration hearings for the tenth straight season after signing catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Luis Avilan, Josh Fields and Alex Wood all to one-year deals on Friday, the team announced. Earlier in the week, Los Angeles agreed on a $1.125 million contract with Vidal Nuno — the lefty pitcher netted in the trade that sent catcher...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Grandal, Wood, Avilan, Fields avoid arbitration with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Luis Avilan, Josh Fields and Alex Wood agreed Friday to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration. Grandal hit .228 last season with 72 RBI and 27 home runs, which tied for the team lead and ranked second among major league catchers. The 28-year-old switch hitter hit his stride in July when he batted...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade infielder Johnson to Braves

The Dodgers traded infielder Micah Johnson to the Braves on Friday for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced.
Via Dodgers.com
3 days ago

With Jansen and Turner in fold, Dodgers meet 2 winter goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner never seriously considered leaving Los Angeles, making it easier for the Dodgers to achieve their two biggest offseason priorities of re-signing the free agents. Both players expressed their shared desire to help the franchise win its first World Series title since 1988. Jansen finalized an $80 million, five...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jansen, Dodgers finalize $80 million, 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenley Jansen is coming back to close games for the Los Angeles Dodgers after finalizing an $80 million, five-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday with the 29-year-old free agent right-hander, who earned his first All-Star selection last year. The contract was agreed to Dec. 12, subject to a physical. Jansen was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a career...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers ‘heavy favorite’ to acquire Brian Dozier from Twins

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still aggressively pursuing improvements, and they have one target in mind. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers are regarded as the “heavy favorite” to acquire second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, but the cost will be steep. The #Dodgers are the heavy favorite to land #Twins 2B Brian Dozier,but Twins continue...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda goes Uncle Drew on unsuspecting Japanese kids

Some things are just funny regardless of context. A few examples: birds riding dogs, dogs excitedly running over small children, really most dog gifs in general, actually. Also on the list, though: professional athletes in disguise making fools out of unwitting mortals. The peak of that genre is probably Kyrie Irving’s series of Pepsi ads as Uncle Drew, but those always feel a...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Research & Development Developer

Position: Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Research & Development Developer Location: Los AngelesDescription: The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking an entry-level software developer for the team’s Baseball Research and Development (R&D) group. The Developer will work closely with the team’s Senior Developers to build the decision support systems used throughout Baseball Operations...
Via Fangraphs
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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