Dan Haren could be one of Ned Colletti’s best signings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year contract.
The Dodgers announced the deal Saturday. New reports say the contract is worth $25 million, including a $7.5 million signing bonus.
''We think he adds to our major league club at some point this year,'' Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said.
The Dodgers had been...
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I can’t count the number of times I’ve thought for sure Justin Sellers was going to get DFA’d over the last two years. Five? Ten? A dozen? He’s always seemingly been on the extreme edges of the 40-man roster, combining lackluster play with a bizarre motorcycle arrest, yet he has somehow continued to survive.
Today, his tenure...
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Ten years ago today, the Dodgers named Paul DePodesta their general manager. Twenty months later, following a 91-loss 2005 season and endless (and largely unprofessional and indefensible) harassment from the likes of Bill Plaschke, DePodesta was gone, subjecting us to years of Ned Colletti doing things like signing Juan Pierre and...
With four talented players and only three outfield spots available, many have assumed the Los Angeles Dodgers will look into trading one of their outfielders.
And while that still may be a possibility down the road, it doesn’t appear the Dodgers are in any rush to make a move – this according to the Boston Globe.
The Dodgers are in no hurry to settle their crowded outfield...
I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but Matt Magill should be the Dodgers’ No. 5 starter to begin the season.I’ll wait for you to stop laughing… still waiting. OK. Hear me out.
The Dodgers have yet to sign another starting pitcher this winter. General Manager Ned Colletti has said a few times he’s looking at starters since Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees...
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Earlier this evening, Ned Colletti was on “Dodger Talk,” and he touched on a few topics, but didn’t really provide a lot of new info. We knew that Michael Young is deciding between returning or retiring, that Chad Billingsley won’t be ready until June, that Josh Beckett should be ready at the start of camp, and that the Dodgers made an offer to Masahiro...
All too predictably, one of the other teams overpaid for Masahiro Tanaka, and he took the money. The Dodgers did the right thing here, saying we’ll pay "X" number of dollars, but no more (where x is probably around six years, $120 million + $20 million release fee).Given his fastball velocity (good, but not elite) and past workload, the Dodgers harbored substantial...
Dear Ned Colletti and Cesar Izturis,Hi, Dustin Nosler here -- world-famous* Dodger blogger. (*- not really)Look, there's no sense in going through a song and dance. The Dodgers need a backup infielder capable of fielding balls in play up the middle. Ned, Cesar is one of the best glove men I've ever seen in my 25 years of watching baseball. He and Alex Cora formed one of the...
LOS ANGELES -- Free-agent Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is high on the Dodgers' radar, with general manager Ned Colletti saying Wednesday heâs spoken several times with Casey Close, Tanaka's agent.
Close represents current Dodgers pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
"Casey and I go back quite a while, so I've had a few conversations with him,"...
It's not much, but here is the latest up date on Tanaka watch...
#Dodgers have talked to Tanaka's agent,
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) January 8, 2014
Tanaka is in the "feeling out process," Ned Colletti said.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) January 8, 2014
#Dodgers Colletti said he's had "couple conversations...
As they've done for seven straight years, the Dodgers are holding their Winter Development Program at Dodger Stadium, beginning Sunday.The main goals of the program are to help Dodger minor-leaguers not only prepare for the majors, but also to prepare themselves for the off-the-field aspect of being a Major League Baseball player.From the Dodgers' official press release:...
Finally, Matt Kemp is in the news for reasons beyond trade and dating rumors.
Kemp, who has been working his way back from an ankle injury that derailed his 2013 season, is out of his walking boot and expected to be ready for the Dodgers’ series-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia, according to general manager Ned Colletti.
Colletti revealed that Kemp ditched the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost starting pitcher Josh Beckett for the season on May 14, but they fully recovered to win the National League West after an incredible June-August run. Becket did not participate in that stretch, but he should get his chance to contribute in 2014. Orange County Register's Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett announced that the Dodgers expect Beckett...
Ned Colletti appears to have finally settled on his "high-leverage" reliever with closing experience, as the Dodgers are reportedly close to signing former Indians' closer Chris Perez to a 1-year contract.Terms aren't yet known, but it'd be a shock if Perez got more than a $4 million contract. He was set to go into his last year of arbitration after earning...
Ned Colletti was on ESPN LA 710 AM this morning and answered questions regarding the usual topics: outfield, free agency, Tanaka, second base, and extensions.
Here is brief run down of what the GM had to say...
Ned was asked just how "firm" on his "lack of plans to move Matt Kemp" he is.
He said that he could not answer that questions because...
Matt Kemp rumors have been numerous in recent weeks as the Dodgers have a surplus in their outfield. Though recent reports have Ned Colletti taking Kemp off of the table, I'm still concerned to some extent. While every player is tradable (for the most part) the Dodgers would be foolish to deal Kemp when his value is at its lowest as he recovers from multiple serious injuries...
Not much has gone on for the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings, and there was basically no news yesterday related to the club … EXCEPT that Ned Colletti totally loves Matt Kemp more than anybody else at the Winter Meetings. Totally.
Ned Colletti on @Dodgers’ Matt Kemp: “The highest team on him is us. We know him and we love him.” #MLBTonight
— MLB Network PR (@MLBNetworkPR...
Not a damn thing happened today for the Dodgers during the last full day of the Winter Meetings.Sure, Dave Stewart may or may not have shat the bed by telling reporters Ned Colletti told him there are no plans to trade Matt Kemp (thank God), but that was really it.Juan Uribe didn't sign anywhereThe Dodgers didn't trade for David Price (though, I'm starting to talk...
Matt Kemp's agent said the Los Angeles Dodgers are not trading the All-Star outfielder.
Dave Stewart spoke Wednesday with Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti at baseball's winter meetings, and walked away feeling confident the Dodgers wouldn't move his Kemp.
"For the time being they are not going to move him," Dave Stewart said Wednesday at the winter...
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December 11, 2013
If the Dodgers add a long reliever, as general manager Ned Colletti recently said is a possibility, the primary candidate is familiar face Jamey Wright, who served in the role nicely in 2012. Wright, 39 this month, went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances for the Dodgers in 2012. But they didn’t bring him back in 2013, when he signed another Minor League contract and had an even...
The Baltimore Orioles are said to be interested in trading for Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN:Orioles are in on Andre Ethier, Raul Ibanez and not in Morales or Tanaka if posted— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 8, 2013Earlier this week, Dave Stewart, Matt Kemp's agent, noted that he has a 'strong feeling' that his...
As the Winter Meetings approach, the Los Angeles Dodgers could end up making the most noise trade-wise. After outfielder Matt Kemp's agent Dave Stewart said recently that he has a 'strong feeling' that something may happen at the meetings, the team's general manager Ned Colletti has now gone on record to confirm that he is open to dealing one of his four outfielders...
LA Times reporter Bill Shaikin was on a roll this morning tweeting out all sorts of tidbits from a press conference with Ned Colletti. At least I think it was a press conference. I have not been abel to figure where these quotes have come from exaclty, except from @BillShaikin
Regardless, while most of the tweets were regarding Brian Wilson's 1-year deal, which was finalized...