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VIDEOS: Mattingly Speaks

MLB has a series of Mattingly videos up right now. .He talks on a number of subjects including having Koufax around, Kershaw's workload, plans for Guerrero and Crawford, and more. They are all embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. There...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Recreation

This is the most important thing you will do today. SO, carefully: DON'T look at the gif. No don't look! Now...this is where it gets tricky. Without looking at the gif, wait until the gif loops back to the beginning (panning over Dodger Stadium). As soon as it starts, hit play on the video below. Then look at the gif. Enjoy Congratulate yourself on a job well done.
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Round-Up 9/21: Guerrero, Catchers and Kemp

22 days until pitchers and catchers report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was 22 exclamation marks for scale. Here's the Dodgers news of the day: In perhaps the best news of the day, we learned that Alexander Guerrero is already in AZ, getting in his reps before everyone else arrives. The big concern with him over the offseason was that, due to inability to attain a visa...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Two Catchers to Minor League Contracts

This just showed up: #Dodgers sign C Miguel Olivo and C Griff Erickson to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training. — J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) January 22, 2014 Olivo played for the Marlins in 2013, batting .203 with a .642 OPS and 23 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances. He walked out on the team in June after they refused to grant his request...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

INSTANT REPLAY APPROVED

It's official - MLB clubs have unanimously approved the expansion of instant replay. Previously only for home runs , now managers may initiate replay review up to twice in a game (once if their first challenge is failed). All calls will be reviewed at the Replay Command Center located at Advanced Media headquarters. Here's what can be challenged. -Home...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Tanaka Really the Right Move for the Dodgers?

The Tanaka Sweepstakes rumor-mill is a force unto itself - a Class 5 cyclone feeding its own fervor with bits and pieces sucked through the keyholes of GMs' offices and bolstered by speculation and flat-out fabrication. Depending on who you ask, the Dodgers are in the running with 2-5 other teams, and Tanaka could command between one and two hundered million. But I'm not...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Hires Cousin to Drive Him

For all those clamoring about Yasiel Puig being a stupid punk who will never learn his lesson, here is proof that the kid is trying to change his lifestyle. Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten said he spoke with Puig on Thursday, and the 23-year-old outfielder told him he has hired a cousin to drive him around for the time being. It was surprising to see just how...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers and the 2014 Hall of Fame

The inductees into the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame were announced today and the Dodgers have ties to four notable players on the ballot, with one of them getting in. Greg Maddux was about as close to a unanimous decision as you can have these days amassing 555 votes which accounts for 97.2%. Maddux pitched 19 games for the Boys in Blue towards the end of his career. In fact...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers have talked with Tanaka's agent

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...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Don Mattingly agree on contract extension

Yesterday reports were that Don Mattingly and the Dodgers were close to an agreement. Today reports are that an agreement has been reached per Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA.com: The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement on a contract extension with manager Don Mattingly, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com Tuesday. The team is expected...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers and Mattingly Close on Extension

It's not the extension we were all hoping for, but I think it is a necessary one nonetheless. Sources: #Dodgers making progress on Mattingly extension. Deal expected to be done soon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 6, 2014 Providing a sense of stability for Donnie could make a huge difference. You could tell how much he sweats the "lame...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Adding Bullpen Viewing Deck

Pretty cool announcement just came out from Bill Shaikin at the LA Times. After dumping $100M into renovating Dodger Stadium last winter, the Dodgers are expected to make an announcement on what improvements will be made this winter just in time for the 2014 season. Per Shaikin, the most noticeable change will take place in both left and right fields, just above the...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vin Scully is the Grand Daddy of them ALL!

The Rose Bowl has always been considered "The Granddaddy of Them All." How they ever called it that without having the true Graddaddy of them all, Vin Scully, toss the coin is beyond me. No doubt all that play in the Rose Bowl and are associated with the game are honored to just be there. But to have a living legend like Vinny be a part of the experience has to make...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig arrested for reckless driving... again.

Nope, this is not a joke. Once again, Yasiel Puig was arrested for reckless driving as he sped down the Aligator Alley portion of I-75 in Naples, Florida this morning. He was clocked at 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. He was driving a 2013 Mercedes. You may remember that back in April Puig was arrested in Tennessee for driving 97 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. The charges were dismissed...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tanaka Posted; Let the Bidding Begin!

Let the bidding begin! As of 5 AM pacific time this morning, all 30 MLB teams have until 2 PM on January 24th to reach an agreement with the 25-year Japanese sensation. Assuming, of course, they are willing to pay the $20M posting fee to the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The new system caps the posting at $20M, which will make the field of negotiators much more balanced. Under...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers reunite with Jamey Wright

Missed this one yesterday, but the Dodgers have apparently agreed to a 1-year deal with former Dodger reliever, Jamey Wright. From CBS Sports: Wright, 39, appeared in relief for the Dodgers 66 times in 2012, so this is reunion. He pitched for the Rays last season, putting up a 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 70 innings. He allowed nine of his 24 inherited runners...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 2

It’s getting down to the wire on Christmas shopping. If you’re a last minute shopper like us here at the True Blue Crew, you might not have started your shopping yet…just saying. So, just in the nick of time, we present you with the second installment of our top 12 Dodgers gifts of Christmas. (You can see the first 6 gifts here.) Here goes… 6) You look like you need...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers reach deal with relief pitcher Chris Perez

The Dodgers added some depth to their bullpen today reaching an agreement with right handed reliever Chris Perez per Dylan Hernandez. An All-Star in 2011 and 2012 with the Cleveland Indians, Perez has 132 career saves with 123 of them coming over the last four seasons. He throws a mid-to-upper 90s fastball and will most likely be used in middle relief to pave the way for Brian...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryu: International K-Pop Sensation

Now I am no K-Pop aficionado, but this is most fantastic K-Pop song I have ever heard! And yes, I make that statement for no other reason than Hyun-Jin Ryu is in the video singing his heart.... at least I think he is singing. Check out this amazing diddy by Korean pop artists Trouble Maker and G. NAN - "Smile Again" The strange thing about this I am not...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig for David Price is crazy, right?

Saw this tweet from Mark Saxon who writes the Dodgers Report over at ESPN.com What would it take for the Dodgers to land David Price? http://t.co/7NX9xskqte — Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) December 19, 2013 Go ahead - click over to the article, read it through, come back here and discuss. Tell me that I am not crazy in thinking this is an absolutely ridiculous...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Colletti Talks Outfield, Second Base, Kershaw Extension, Yasiel Puig, and Success vs. Failure

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...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers hit with $11.4M Luxury Tax

Everyone knows that Guggenheim Management ain't messing around. They are high rollers with high expectations. But when you throw around $220M in major league baseball, there are some penalties. MLB and the teams have agreed upon a Salary Cap each season - the limit for which a team can spend on "average annual values of contracts for players on 40-man rosters, earned...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp harassed by TMZ but walking fine!

I hate this so much. But so is the life of a professional athlete, especially one that plays in LA. The rumor mill is always churning around Matt Kemp, but this time it is in regards to his ever changing "love life." The photo above is the only one I have seen of Khloe Kardashian and Matt Kemp actually together. But truly - why do we care? All this nonsense...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Today is the last day to order your True Blue Crew t-shirt for Christmas!

Today is your last day to order True Blue Crew t-shirts at 15% off and have it under the tree for Christmas! Click here to purchase your True Blue Crew t-shirt – enter promo code TBCXMAS2 on the final checkout screen to receive your 15% discount. All Christmas orders are shipping tomorrow, so make sure to purchase your shirt for that special someone. Enter promo code...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Ethier "happy to be where he is at"

It was the same story almost all season. Andre Ethier WILL be traded. There just is not enough room for him in the crowded Dodger outfield. Plus, he sucks right now. Sooner or later, Ethier will be shipped off to Oakland, or Boston, or Baltimore. That is until he became indispensable after Matt Kemp continued to fall apart. All of a sudden, the most tradable piece in the organizaion...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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