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DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers' Dan Haren exercises $10 million option

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren on Thursday exercised his $10 million player option for next season. The right-hander was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers. Last month, Haren activated the option guaranteeing the big payday by going seven innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants, who won the World Series. ''I've pitched good enough...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Update #1: The Score So Far

Baseball never ends, and the ongoing Winter Leagues are evidence of that. The Dodgers have sent a bunch of relevant prospects to play in the Winter Leagues this year, and while one probably shouldn’t look too far into the numbers here, it’s always interesting to get more data. Your browser does not support iframes. Stats Through 10/26 —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager –...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan White Leaves Dodgers For Padres

I can’t remember where I said this the other day — the comments, probably, or maybe Twitter — but after the Josh Byrnes rumors came out, making it clear that he’d be part of the organization but more than likely not as the GM, I briefly thought about the incredible talent this front office might have. Byrnes could have replaced De Jon Watson a head of player development...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Dodgers Even Sell Low On Andre Ethier?

There’s a question in the mailbag — I swear we’ll do another soon — about whether the Dodgers should try to do a ‘bad contract swap’ of Andre Ethier for Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jimenez, who disappointed in the first year of his 4/$50m contract, putting up a 4.81 ERA/4.67 FIP and being left off the ALCS roster. (Though I can’t find the link at the moment, he reportedly...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers player review: A.J. Ellis

In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis. In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers. Looking at the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Burning offseason questions

The Los Angeles Dodgers begun their offseason revamping when they hired former Tampa Bay Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman as their new President of Baseball Operations. Ned Colletti is no longer the Dodgers’ GM, but Friedman has already stated that Don Mattingly will remain manager in 2015. The Dodgers have been active in the offseason, but there are still some burning questions...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Gold Glove Award finalists revealed

Major League Baseball announced the Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists on Thursday. The winners will be revealed Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER: Mark Buehrle (Blue Jays), Felix Hernandez (Mariners), Dallas Keuchel (Astros) CATCHER: Alex Avila (Tigers), Yan Gomes (Indians), Salvador Perez (Royals) FIRST BASE: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers), Eric Hosmer ...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Dan Haren undergoes shoulder surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games and the National League West division title in 2014, but lost to the Cardinals in the NLDS in five games. Entering the off season ranked sixth in the Major Leagues in ERA and runs scored, the Dodgers have little to do this winter to improve the team other than stay healthy. On the injury front, pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

The other day I said that Jorge Soler was going to be your top rookie in 2015 fantasy baseball. Big words from a little man. At least I am a man, and not just an italicized voice. Joc Pederson would've been the top rookie if I saw the Dodgers committed to him out of spring training. There's still time for that to happen. Like trading Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford for...
Via Razzball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers righty Dan Haren has surgery on left shoulder

  Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. The team said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint. He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready by spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 13-11 record with a 4.02 ERA this season. Haren had been...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: David Price to LA?

Think the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation is good now with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke?  How good would it be if former Cy Young award winner, David Price, would be added to the mix?  That is the exact rumor that Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times wrote about. #456836740 / gettyimages.comWith Max Scherzer a free agent, trading Price who is entering his final year of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hanley Ramirez Stunts in Fire Spitting Lambo (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez will be watching the World Series just like me and you. But in his free time, Ramirez bought a 2014 Lamborghini. Reports say Ramirez spent around $550k for his new ride.
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction

Adding Andrew Friedman Gives Dodgers A New Direction by Mark Stevens The Los Angeles Dodgers have been spending money like crazy over the last few years, but it has not translated to a lot of success in the postseason. Meanwhile, they see their rivals in San Francisco closing in on another World Series appearance in the last five years. A change needed to be made, and that person...
Via Hall of Very Good
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Dodgers President: Don Mattingly ‘definitely’ will return

The perennial speculation about the job status of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was put to rest on Friday, as new president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman assured that there would be no change in on-field skipper.  Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Friedman left no doubt when asked if Donnie Baseball would be back: “Definitely,” Andrew...
Via Reading Between The Seams
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Friedman: Mattingly will 'definitely' be back

The Los Angeles Dodgers held an introductory press conference for newly appointed president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Friday, and Friedman made a point to put an end to speculation around the Dodgers’ managerial situation, at least for 2015. According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, Friedman said Don Mattingly will “definitely” be retained as manager for...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers prevented Ned Colletti from making trades

The Dodgers finally demoted Ned Colletti as GM on Tuesday and announced that former Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman was taking over as president of baseball operations. Even though the announcement of Colletti’s demotion was not made until this week, it seems like the Dodgers knew this was a direction they were heading. According...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  7 Comments

Moneyball comes to LA: Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman

Due in large part to Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, analytical baseball ideology has often sold as a necessity for low-revenue franchises to compete with teams who have vastly more resources. The A’s story was written as brains overcoming riches, and a number of teams in smaller markets decided to emulate their success. Over the past decade, […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers make the first splash of the offseason

Even though four baseball teams are still fighting for a World Series, the offseason has begun for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I was beginning to work on a piece about what the Dodgers need to do in the offseason to get over the hump and take home their first World Series title since 1988. Number one on my list was “replace Ned Colletti”. Andrew Friedman is the Dodgers’ new President...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig reportedly angered Dodgers with lack of focus, effort in NLDS

Yasiel Puig is once again being criticized and scrutinized for his lack of effort and focus with the Dodgers. FOX Sports MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal reported on Friday that Puig “angered” some teammates and coaches during the NLDS with his lack of focus and effort on defense. Puig was eventually benched in Game 4 after...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers aren’t really trying to trade Yasiel Puig, are they?

On a slow news day on Thursday, with the respective League Championship Series not slated to start until the weekend, George Ofman decided to take it upon himself to set off a bit of a frenzy throughout the baseball world with this single tweet: Are the Dodgers shopping Puig? You bet and the Cubs are one of several teams interested. — George Ofman (@georgeofman) October 9, 2014...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig's lack of effort upset teammates

The 2014 NLDS is a series that Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig would probably like to put behind him. Striking out in key situations and going 3-for-12 at the plate (with a .357 on-base percentage) isn't Puig-like by any means. And after being benched in the pivotal, "must-win" Game 4--in which he would later enter in the ninth inning, as a pinch-runner--pundits...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs interested in Yasiel Puig?

It would appear the hot stove is already burning. After calling up Javier Baez and Jorge Soler late in the season and with super prospect Kris Bryant waiting in the wings, the Chicago Cubs have all of a sudden become the sexy team to bet on to be playing in October the next couple of years. And I’d have to imagine this would help the cause immensely. Are the Dodgers shopping Puig...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  2 Comments

Chicago Cubs interested in acquiring Yasiel Puig?

The Chicago Cubs are entering an intriguing offseason, and they are looking to spend some money and get back to competing for the NL Central division. There have been reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are shopping outfielder Yasiel Puig around and want to trade him this offseason. According to other reports, the Cubs are interested in acquiring him if they can find a way to get...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games and finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Considering the team was 10 games behind the Giants in early June, that’s a commendable result. The Dodgers were the more talented club and eventually asserted themselves as such. But with a MLB-leading $240 million opening day payroll, winning a division title and beating...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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