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DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers release quirky reliever Wilson, eat nearly $10 million

  Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. Los Angeles must pay at least the balance of Wilson's $10 million contract for 2015 to part ways with the reliever who revitalized his career with the Dodgers in 2013. Any major-league team that signs Wilson will pay the minimum $507...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson released by Dodgers after unsurprising lack of interest

The Dodgers have released right-handed reliever Brian Wilson, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Dylan Hernandez. Wilson was recently designated for assignment on Dec. 16, and though that gave the team 10 days to make a deal, it appears that the interest in him was minimal or non-existent. That lack of interest is not surprising, as Wilson had a disaster of a 2014 season. He...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Making sense of this offseason

Between finals, moving away from Long Beach and the Los Angeles Dodgers, I have had very little sleep over the last couple weeks. Here’s a Sparknotes version of what the Dodgers have done this offseason: In: Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez, Joe Wieland, Austin Barnes, Chris Heisey, Shawn Zarraga...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Get To Know Chris Hatcher

The headlines of last week’s Marlins-Dodgers-Angels swap aren’t focused on the bit players the Dodgers got back from the Marlins. The main focus on the trade is on Dee Gordon, Howie Kendrick, and Andrew Heaney, and understandably so. But, as we’ve seen in previous posts, the other players received from Miami are pretty interesting, too. So, let’s get to know Chris Hatcher...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully loses World Series ring; Dodgers help find it via Twitter

We’ve all been there before.  Where did I leave my keys?  I know I put my watch down over here.  Darnit, I can’t find my cell phone.  But if the stakes are a World Series ring from 1988, the panic might be a little more desperate.  Even a wedding ring might be more easily replaced.  Apparently, legendary Brooklyn Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully had temporarily...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers finally deal Matt Kemp to Padres, acquire Jimmy Rollins

  Gary A. Vasquez- USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Padres have finally agreed and finalized the deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Yahoo Sports Tim Brown. The terms of the trade are Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to the Padres, catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zack Eflin to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The Dodgers will...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers not happy with Padres GM over Matt Kemp trade

The Dodgers are not happy with San Diego Padres GM A.J. Preller over the way the Matt Kemp trade unfolded. The Dodgers and Padres agreed to a trade with Kemp as the centerpiece exactly one week ago. Despite the agreement, the trade was not officially completed until late Thursday because of supposed concerns regarding Kemp’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Continue To Rework Organizational Catching Depth

Good holy lord, do we all need another topic to discuss right now. Let’s go with this one: Earlier today, the Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Matt Long from the Angels to complete the Drew Butera trade, then flipped Long and recently-DFA’d pitcher Jarret Martin to Milwaukee for minor league catcher Shawn Zarraga. Okay, so maybe that’s not all that exciting. But do...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Designate Brian Wilson for Assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated 3 time  all-star Brian Wilson for assignment this afternoon, as the Dodgers announced the move on Twitter: The Dodgers have designated reliever Brian Wilson for assignment to make room for Brandon McCarthy on the 40-man roster. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2014 As the Dodgers explained, Wilson was DFA’d in order to...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, Clayton Kershaw duet?

            NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and National League MVP Clayton Kershaw tried to prove Monday night at the “American Country Countdown Awards” that anyone can sing. The six-time Sprint Cup series champion and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher presented the final award of the night, Artist of the Year, and delivered the flowing...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Chad Billingsley

Continuing on in an effort to guess which bottom of the barrel starting pitchers the Indians may be interested in this off-season, we come to Chad Billingsley. Billingsley was drafted by the Dodgers in 2003 and made his debut in 2006, remaining in Los Angeles ever since. This has now changed as the Dodgers declined his $14M option for 2015, choosing to pay the $3M buyout instead...
Via Burning River Baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sign two former A’s pitchers

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins, I was concerned about the teams’ sense of humor. Haren (@ithrow88) is a great follow on Twitter, despite only having 45 career tweets. His best, this one: Haren Pitching at Coors Field #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — dan haren (@ithrow88) October 31, 2014 Self-depreciating humor is the best humor, and Haren mastered...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Flawlessly Photoshops Himself Into A Dodgers Jersey

Last week, pitcher Brandon McCarthy signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in a move that will net him $48 million over the next four years. McCarthy must have been incredibly excited about the prospect of wearing a Dodgers uniform. Instead of waiting, McCarthy decided to “photoshop” a picture of himself so that he’d be wearing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy uses MS Paint to update Twitter avatar for Dodgers

Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers during a wave of hot stove action last week and probably one of his next orders of business is finding a home in a new city. Nevertheless, McCarthy carved out some time, though very little, to update his Twitter avatar, which had showed him wearing Yankees' pinstripes. Here it is after the MS Paint update: It's...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Dodgers' front office shakes things up for the better

Well, next year's team is going to be a lot different from this year's. After the season ended, the Dodgers had a fairly long list of free agents and team options, none of whom they chose to pursue very hard.Hanley Ramirez obviously, but also Jamey Wright, Roberto Hernandez, Chad Billingsley, Kevin Correia, Paul Maholm, Chris Perez, Scott Elbert and Stephen Fife all walked...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Photoshops Twitter Avatar After Signing With Dodgers (Photo)

Brandon McCarthy is a better pitcher then he is an artist. The free-agent pitcher reportedly agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers that was finalized Monday, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports, citing league sources. But that left his Twitter avatar in a weird spot. McCarthy couldn’t keep up the image of him in a New York Yankees uniform, so he wasted...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Winter Meeting Moves Made the Los Angeles Dodgers Better?

Baseball’s Winter Meetings were held in San Diego this year. But it was another California city that stole the show. No team, save for Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s, has had a more radical transition to a roster this off-season. Consider everything that went down for the Dodgers since just Wednesday. In the middle of the afternoon, the Dodgers traded for the Philadelphia Phillies’...
Via Batting Leadoff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans in heartfelt Instagram post (photo)

With a heavy heart Matt Kemp bid a bittersweet farewell to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the team’s fans in an emotionally charged post to his Instagram account. Kemp, was traded to the San Diego Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz and over $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Wieland, along with...Read More The post Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade Matt Kemp

I remember when my whole family used to be as obsessed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as I am today. That ended in 1998, when the Dodgers traded Mike Piazza. I was only seven and a half when the trade went down, so I couldn’t really comprehend it. All I knew was the Dodgers were losing an awesome catcher and the guy that hit the ball really far. My parents were heartbroken, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Matt Kemp trade feels like the Vernon Wells trade

This isn’t one of those deals that came out of nowhere. The Padres have been rumored to be the most aggressive Matt Kemp suitor for a couple of weeks now, and all other interested parties seemingly dropped out as the asking price kept getting higher and higher. Over the last few days, this deal felt […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade Gordon to Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers surely are a busy bunch during MLB’s winter meetings. Fresh off acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles has sent second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins will send former first-round pick and top prospect Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers in the deal. Also joining Heaney in Dodger...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t waste much time replacing Hanley Ramirez at shortstop. According to multiple reports, the defending NL West champions have acquired veteran Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies (via CSN Philly). The interesting dynamic here is that Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers. That has been a point of contention over the past couple...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig lands on cover of MLB The Show 15

There’s really only one baseball video game out there anymore – MLB The Show, which is exclusively on Sony consoles. On Friday, The Show announced their 2015 cover athlete – Yasiel Puig. It's here! The #MLB15Cover with @YasielPuig. Follow and retweet to win a Puig-signed bat. #BASEBALLisBETTER pic.twitter.com/dK9yvruTrL — MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) December 6, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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