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DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers Pass Three Million Tickets Sold — on March 25

After leading Major League Baseball in attendance in 2014 at 3,782,337, the Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a quick start in 2015’s attendance race. On Wednesday, the team announced that they have passed three million in ticket sales for 2015, the earliest date in franchise history. Last season was the 28th time the Dodgers have drawn more than three million fans to Dodger Stadium...
Via Baseball Essential
20 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers top 3 million in ticket sales for upcoming season

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have topped 3 million in ticket sales at the earliest date in franchise history for the upcoming season. They led the major leagues in home attendance with 3,782,337 last season, second-highest single-season mark in stadium history. The club has capped its season ticket sales at 35,000 full-season equivalents. The Dodgers open the season...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hector Olivera Reportedly Dealing with UCL Tear; Dodgers Protected

The fact that the Dodgers were able to spend $62.5 million for a 30-year old Cuban infielder with a probable torn UCL shows just how flush with cash the organization is. There have been various reports — all denied — that recent Dodgers signee Hector Olivera’s elbow is a ticking time bomb. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported way back on March 5 that there was serious concern...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Puig’s epic bat flip and cannon arm

Spring Training is usually a light-hearted affair with players more worried about playing a round of golf after the game, than the game itself. However, sometimes during these glorified scrimmages a player will do something that will even have the announcers in awe. On Wednesday in a game against the Padres in Glendale, Yasiel Puig of the Dodger had a memorable inning. In the top...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: It`s Olivera Now, Baby Blue by R.J. Anderson

The Dodgers get the last big name on the free agent market, Cuban infielder Hector Olivera. Meanwhile, Brian Dozer gets certainty, while Jhoulys Chacin gets freedom, of a sort.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Industry sources estimate TWC losing $100M annually on Dodgers

By Andrew BucholtzWhile the value of televised sports rights just seems to keep rising, those rights aren’t always ensuring a profit for broadcasters or translating into more access for fans. The most glaring case in point might be the debacle of Time Warner Cable’s acquisition of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ TV rights ahead of last season. Time Warner paid $8.35 billion to control...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Industry sources estimate TWC losing $100M a year on Dodgers

While the value of televised sports rights just seems to keep rising, those rights aren’t always ensuring a profit for broadcasters or translating into more access for fans. The most glaring case in point might be the debacle of Time Warner Cable’s acquisition of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ TV rights ahead of last season. Time Warner paid $8.35 billion to control those rights...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins speaks as only Jimmy Rollins can

Jimmy Rollins understands Philadelphia as perhaps no player in Phillies history can. When Jimmy Rollins buttoned up his number 29 uniform as a September call up on a Sunday afternoon in 2000, the Phillies grabbed a rare win in a season in which they lost 97 games. It was their 13th losing season in 14 years and they lost 90 or more games in six of those seasons. The Phils averaged...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Cuban Hector Olivera

According to MLB.com’s international player guru, Jesse Sanchez, the Los Angeles Dodgers having inked Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract which includes a massive $28 million bonus. The deal falls just shy of what many believed to be possible for Olivera – a $70 million outlay – still it’s definitely a substantial commitment to a player who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers win Hector Olivera sweepstakes with $62.5 million deal

Signing Cuban infielders hasn’t worked out terribly well for the Dodgers in recent years, as neither Alexander Guerrero nor Erisbel Arruebarrena has developed as hoped. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. The Dodgers are obviously hoping so, banking $62.5 million on infielder Hector Olivera, winning the latest bidding for a Cuban import. According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers win Hector Olivera sweepstakes

After not making many big moves for most of the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed the second biggest Cuban prospect on the market in Hector Olivera. Source: Cuban INF Hector Olivera has agreed to a 6-year, $62.5 million deal with Dodgers. $28MM signing bonus. Check http://t.co/mkcBse7p5i — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 24, 2015   That seems like a big...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins: Philadelphia ‘not conducive for a superstar’

There was once a time when Jimmy Rollins was a fan favorite in Philadelphia. The 2007 NL MVP won four Gold Glove Awards, made three NL All-Star teams and helped his team capture a World Series title in 2008. Then, the Phillies went down the tubes and Rollins went with them. Now that he has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reach $8 million agreement with Cuban pitcher Pablo Fernandez

Among Cuban prospects, right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez has not drawn as much buzz as some of his fellow countrymen. The Dodgers apparently aren’t concerned about that, as they reached a minor league agreement with the 25-year-old pitcher on Monday worth $8 million. The deal was first reported by Baseball America‘s Ben Badler. However, Fernandez won’t be joining the Dodgers...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sign another Cuban prospect

The Los Angeles Dodgers added another young arm to the mix on Sunday Mar. 22 with the signing of 25 year-old Cuban Pablo Millan Fernandez. The team signed him to an $8 million bonus on a minor league contract, pending a physical. Fernandez did not receive a lot of attention from major league scouts, as he is not the kind of pitcher teams typically chase. Last season, Fernandez...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Cuban RHP Pablo Millan Fernandez for $8 million

The Dodgers have an agreement in place to sign 25-year-old Cuban right-handd pitcher Pablo Millan Fernandez on a minor-= league contract for $8 million, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. This deal seemingly came out of nowhere and is still pending a physical. Fernandez figures to be a starting pitcher of the command and control variety that will start out in AA or AAA...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitchers You Don’t Care About Are Getting Hurt

Dodger pitchers are getting injured every single second. In the time it took me to write that, four more Dodger pitchers got hurt. It’s a fact! That’s just science. ESPN’s Mark Saxon has more: Every day that goes by, the chances of the Dodgers trading for a starting pitcher seem to increase. Injuries are forcing the issue. On Friday morning, the team announced that Hyun-Jin...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES DODGERS 2015 PREVIEW Even though the Dodgers have lost some offensive punch from last year through trades of Matt Kemp and speedster, Dee Gordon, and let Hanley Ramirez walk via free agency, they’ve nicely regrouped to create a formidable, perhaps more flexible roster. A lot of the credit though has to go to Dodgers’ ownership for bringing in bright analytical minds...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Kershaw needs more dental work after being hit with liner

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired. Kershaw was struck by a soft liner off the bat off Oakland's Andy Parrino on Friday. The NL MVP and Cy...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Wieland Is Perfectly Acceptable Rotation Depth

Hyun-jin Ryu‘s sore shoulder is clearly concerning, because it’s not the first time this has happened. The liner that hit Clayton Kershaw in the face yesterday was terrifying, but not much more than that, since it seems he’ll be fine. These two things are completely unrelated, other than that it shines a brighter light on what may yet be a lack of rotation depth, given the...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Prospects In Spring Training So Far

With only 19 days left until Opening Day lets take a look at how some of the leagues top prospects are doing so far in Spring Training. Joc Pederson who is the number 1 rated prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization has been lighting up pitching so far. Pederson is expected to start in... The post Best Prospects In Spring Training So Far appeared first on The Garbage Time.
Via The Garbage Time
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw hit in face by line drive, stays in game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was hit in the face by a line drive during Friday's spring training game against Oakland, but stayed in the game.It happened in the third inning as Athletics batter Andy Parrino hit a soft comebacker off a broken bat. Kershaw tried to get out of the way but was hit in the cheek. Fortunately, however...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Clayton Kershaw takes line drive to the face

Your browser does not support iframes. The Los Angeles Dodgers received quite a scare on Friday afternoon when their ace, $215 million man Clayton Kershaw, took a soft liner to the face. Kershaw was pitching in a Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s when infielder Andy Parrino hit a line drive straight back to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup

With the season just a couple of weeks away, the Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to send players down to the minor leagues and their final 25-man roster is beginning to take shape. Here’s my best guess at what the lineup will look like for the majority of the season with some random stat projections.   1. Jimmy Rollins- SS .260 average, .330 OBP, 11 home runs, 30 steals...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tommy Lasorda sings, dances to ‘Turn Down for What’

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda just will not turn down. The 87-year-old former MLB player and manager had some fun on Instagram on Monday, when he posted a video which showed him singing and dancing to Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What.” A video posted by Thomas Charles Lasorda (@tommy2lasorda) on Mar 16, 2015 at 7:42pm PDT   If only we could all move that well at...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers will have a tough time dumping Andre Ethier

There’s no place in the Los Angeles Dodgers outfield for Andre Ethier, even after the trade of Matt Kemp. Los Angeles has reportedly been looking to move Ethier all offseason, and according to CBS’s Jon Heyman, they’re willing to eat half of the $56 million over three years left on his deal. Naturally, they’ve had no success. The Dodgers have offered to pay down ...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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