Tweet While Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is among the better players in Major League Baseball on the field, he’s also one of the best away from it. In the wake of the deadly tornadoes that recently hit Oklahoma Kemp offered his support to help those who were affected and assist in [...]
With the Dodgers in last place and Yasiel Puig on fire in Double-A, pressure to call up the Cuban outfielder is building. In his last ten games, the 22-year-old has posted a .395/.465/.658 slash line, including seven extra base hits and six steals. Healthy and productive, Puig is once again knocking on the door to Los Angeles.
Earlier in the week, Dave Cameron discussed Andre Ethier...
For better or for worse, the Dodgers offense has basically followed Matt Kemp’s lead since 2010. Following a breakout 2009 and the departure of Manny Ramirez, Kemp slumped miserably in 2010 and the team’s offense followed suit. He then single-handedly buoyed a terrible lineup in 2011, and he was well on his way towards doing the same in 2012 before injuries struck.
The Dodgers have a propensity for drafting players who are athletic and two-way guys. Darren Dreifort was one of the more notable ones, when the team made him the No. 2 draft pick in the 1993 MLB Draft. While most viewed him as a pitcher, the guy could hit.
James Loney was viewed by many as a pitching prospect in 2002. The Dodgers made him a first baseman. Ethan Martin was...
Chad Johnson hasn’t been doing so well lately, but it seems that his ex-wife is doing just fine for herself.
Earlier this week, the former Patriots wide receiver was arrested in Florida after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from an altercation with his ex-wife, Evelyn Lozada, which allegedly violated Johnson’s probation. Johnson famously allegedly head...
It may have been an accident, but Matt Kemp didn't do a whole lot to endear himself to home plate umpire Wally Bell on May 21.
Video: Matt Kemp rocks home plate umpire Wally Bell’s face mask
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A couple of good prospects performed well this week in the Dodgers’ farm system. But the teams aren’t performing that well — especially the Great Lakes Loons. The squad can’t hit, leading to a system-low 14 wins.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (3-3)
Player Of The Week
Rusty Ryal – 1B
.421/.450/.474/.924, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Kind of a slow week for Albuquerque...
While Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly's job has become a hot topic of debate, things figure to blow over if the club starts putting wins together.
Doing so, however, could prove difficult against the major league-leading St. Louis Cardinals, who visit Dodger Stadium for the first of three Friday night.
With his team sitting at the bottom of the NL West, Mattingly...
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When Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the Dodgers could not expect to win simply by putting together a collection of All-Stars, many interpreted the manager's remarks as criticism of the team's front office and ownership.
Dodgers president Stan Kasten did not see it that way.
"I know what Don is trying to do, what his intention is," Kasten told FOXSports.com...
When Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the Dodgers could not expect
to win simply by putting together a collection of All-Stars, many
interpreted the manager's remarks as criticism of the team's front
office and ownership.
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) talk all about the Don Mattingly saga and whether he's as much to blame for the Dodgers' problems as the media is making it out to be.
We talk a little MLB Draft and reveal our preliminary big boards. Safe to say, its chock full of prep pitchers.
To close, well, we answer a myriad of listener...
Are Evelyn Lozada and Carl Crawford dating? That’s the rumor. Hip Hollywood reported this week that sources and eyewitnesses told them the reality TV star and ex-wife of Chad Johnson is dating the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. They also say Lozada was in New York last month at the same time as the Dodgers. Bossip countered the report, saying Lozada was in New York at that time...
Yesterday, Don Mattingly had what I call a “Wu-Tang moment”, inspired by the “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong” skit on Chappelle’s Show.
Humorous? Yes, but what it mean to me is that Mattingly basically dropped all the fronts and simply went in on the Dodgers players and front office in surprisingly pointed comments.
“We’re in last place in the National League West...
When Topps recently issued a card of Dodgers rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu and couldn’t tell the difference between Japan and Korea, I thought it would be interested to look at the issue of race and baseball cards.
It turns out this is a legitimate area of scholarly research.
Because baseball cards have one player with an easily identifiable race, and also have well-publicized...
Let me start this off by saying that any relief that the victims of the Oklahoma tornado can get is amazing. Now, onto Mr. Wonderful.
Matt Kemp is typically beyond generous to fans and just people in general, but oddly enough, when this disaster struck his home state, he wasn't as kind.
He tweeted out that he'd donate $1,000 for every home run he scored, which so...
Do you think Gattis is tired of answering questions about his past? Do you think the media will ever stop talking about it?
Don't get me wrong, I like Gattis and I'm glad his (now) 10 homers are on my team. I just feel like his backstory is beyond the saturation point. To quote Oscar Wilde...
Not that I'm calling Gattis either of those, but a lot of people are trying...
In a season where Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is putting up stellar performance after stellar performance, much attention has been drawn away from Dodgers rookie starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.In 7.1 innings of work in Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Ryu surrendered two runs on six hits, while striking out four batters. Much like the rest of his season, Ryu quietly...
Finally Don Mattingly said what everyone with any logic has known all along: the players are the problem for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Well, the players and injuries.
Since the end of his time with the Dodgers seems to be near, Donnie Baseball isn't holding back with his critiques of the team. He told the public what's at the heart of the team's problem, saying...
If you hear a rapping noise odds are it’s the sound of the nails on the coffin encasing Don Mattingly’s job as Dodgers manager closing.
Mattingly broke a cardinal rule and shredded his own team in the midst of their struggle, instead of taking the blame.
During Wednesday’s pregame Mattingly ranted like a man who’d given up on his 19-26 team:
“We gotta find a team with...
Don Mattingly continued to show his disappointment with Andre Ethier by benching the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder for the team’s 9-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The benching marked the third time in six games Ethier did not start, though Ethier did appear late in the other two games, unlike Wednesday.
Mattingly is specifically taking issue with Ethier’s effort...
After his first donation pledge went terribly awry, Dodgers star Matt Kemp has decided to increase his donation to $250,000.
Now that the dust has settled from the controversy that hovered around his first donation pledge of giving $1,000 for every home run hit until All Star Break, Kemp has tackled the situation the right way.
Kemp issued this statement:
“Dear Families of OKC...
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly has been sharply critical of his slumping team.
For at least one day, everything was all right with the embattled Dodgers.
Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke drove in two runs each and Ramon Hernandez hit his first home run in the Dodgers' 9-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
Even after the win, the Dodgers are last in the NL West...
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2 days ago
Firings in Los Angeles have become as common as Jack Nicholson at a Lakers game.
Both Dodger GM Ned Colletti (left) and manager Don Mattingly are on the hot seat as long as the Dodgers struggle in last place. (AP)
Tuesday, the NBA Clippers canned coach Vinnie Del Negro in spite of him having won the Pacific Division title. The UCLA Bruins basketball team kicked out coach Ben Howland...
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Wednesday.
Mattingly, in the third and final year of his contract, discussed his club's lack of mental toughness and said he wanted a balanced team that has grit and fight. He benched Ethier for the third time in six games...
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2 days ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Wednesday.
Mattingly, in the third and final year of his contract, discussed his club's lack of mental toughness and said he wanted a balanced team that has grit and fight. He benched Ethier for the third...