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Clayton Kershaw Solely Focused On 2017 Season, Even If It Means Mortgaging Future

The Los Angeles Dodgers faced an unfamiliar reality last season when a bulging disc forced Clayton Kershaw to the disabled...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Dave Roberts Equates Successful Season To Winning 2017 World Series

Despite winning a third straight National League West title in 2015, the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to advance past the...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Dave Roberts Anticipates Yasiel Puig To ‘Play A Lot’

The Los Angeles Dodgers glut of outfielders essentially provides the option to platoon at all three outfield positions. However...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

In the green room with the Dodgers

In-game entertainment at Dodger Stadium starts at Camelback Ranch Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

Ryu progressing; Kazmir working out kinks

The Dodgers are seeing more good things early from Hyun-Jin Ryu than expected this Spring.
Via Dodgers.com
13 hours ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu is out to reclaim his spot

Left-hander is disappointed by lost seasons, determined about the one ahead Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
13 hours ago

After injection, Forsythe ready for Cactus opener

Fans get their first look at new second baseman Logan Forsythe on Saturday when the Dodgers open Cactus League play against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
Via Dodgers.com
13 hours ago

Glove Day arrives at Dodgers camp

Oh, the things you can learn when it's Wilson Glove Day in a Major League camp.
Via Dodgers.com
15 hours ago

Dodgers Spring Training Notes: The Dawn of Cactus League Play

The first week of Dodgers spring training has come and gone, and the first game of the spring is upon us. The Dodgers will play the Chicago White Sox tomorrow, with whom they share the facilities at Camelback Ranch. Slated to be the starting pitcher is none other than Clayton Kershaw. He is expected to only pitch one inning. Taking their place in line behind him will be Alex Wood...
Via ThinkBluePC
20 hours ago

2017 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 20-11

In the penultimate post ranking the prospects, I bring you Top 20 prospects in the organization. All these names should be recognizable and, barring anything crazy, should see time in the majors at some point. This is where the Dodgers’ system depth is praised, as some of these guys have a chance to vault into …
Via Dodgers Digest
21 hours ago

Dodgers' Seager looking for even better season in 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Corey Seager, the unanimous pick for NL Rookie of the Year in 2016, begins his second season as the Dodgers' shortstop confronted by one daunting question. What can he do for an encore? There is no simple answer. Perhaps, there's no answer at all. Great rookie seasons are often followed by the so-called sophomore slump. But Seager isn't listening to the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts, Corey Seager grace the cover of the 2017 Dodgers Yearbook

Special publication is on sale now Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Spring Training is here and the Los Angeles Dodgers are out for revenge

Here we go again! It’s the start of a new season! Spring training starts Friday and baseball fans everywhere have this date circled. The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to get going and they have only used the 4-2 loss in the National League Championship Series, as fuel to the fire for this year. Dodgers’ fans have this date drilled into their memory because their team is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Lineups: One Conceivable Batting Order at Triple-A Oklahoma City

With all the endless discussions currently in the news surrounding the prospective layouts of the club’s Opening Day 25-man roster, many fans of the Dodgers can’t help but envision the overwhelming amount of depth and skill lurking on the fringe of the bigs at Triple-A Oklahoma City. If the major league squad stays relatively healthy and productive throughout the regular season...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Yasiel Puig’s 2015 and 2016 seasons represented in picture form

After being worth about 4.9 WAR per season in 2013 and 2014, Yasiel Puig has dropped to about 1.3 WAR per season in 2015 and 2016. Based on this series of pictures, I’m thinking the reason behind the drop has been his inability to get cage work done due to the hours he wastes trying …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers 25-Man Roster: Who’s Backing Up First Base?

One of several highlights during Tuesday’s annual Cactus League media day occurred when GM Farhan Zaidi suggested that the Dodgers intend to find more days off for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez over the course of the regular season. Recently, Gonzalez has been suffering from a minor injury in his right elbow which was eventually diagnosed as a mild form of tendinitis. Gonzo initially...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Adrian Gonzalez, Chase Utley and some thoughts on the Dodgers’ 1B situation

Adrian Gonzalez is the modern day Ironman. Since 2006, no player has appeared in more games than Gonzalez — 1,745. Robinson Cano is second at 1,716. But with a sore elbow just a couple days into spring training, there is some doubt surrounding how many games he might play. A separate conversation is how many …
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Gutierrez back with Dodgers, his first major league team

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Franklin Gutierrez got another chance from the team that gave him his first one in professional baseball. Gutierrez turned 34 Tuesday, a day after finalizing a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles signed the Venezuelan outfielder as an amateur in 2000. ''I started here.'' Gutierrez said Tuesday as he prepared to take...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu believes he is ready to reclaim his long-lost spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation. The left-hander has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers, his once-promising career sidetracked repeatedly by arm injuries. But Ryu has returned to Camelback Ranch this spring with apparent solid health and definite excitement...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

41-year-old Eric Gagne contemplating a comeback

Eric Gagne last threw a Major League pitch in 2008, but nearly a full decade later, he’s looking for opportunities to come back.Gagne, who is serving as a special instructor in Los Angeles Dodgers spring camp, plans to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and has thrown bullpen sessions for three teams.Gagne says his fastball is in the 90s and his famous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez out two weeks with tennis elbow

Adrian Gonzalez’s spring training is not getting off to the start he was hoping for.The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman has been out 10 days with inflammation in his right elbow. Now he won’t swing for another two weeks as he tries to let the elbow heal. Gonzalez says he has tennis elbow.The LA Times says Gonzalez is expected to be ready for opening day for the Dodgers, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw shares modest goal for 2017 season

Clayton Kershaw has been one of the best pitchers in baseball for the past several years, so no one would call him overly ambitious if his goal for the 2017 season was to win the N.L. Cy Young Award. However, the left-hander is focused on something a bit more simple — staying on the field.On Wednesday, Kershaw told reporters his goal coming out of spring training will be to not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers local blackout looks to roll on another season

Things are looking bleak for Dodgers fans in Southern California who don’t have Charter Communications. With the 2017 MLB season almost upon us and pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training right around the corner, Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable) delivered some discouraging news about the ongoing carriage dispute surrounding the channel and Dodgers...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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