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Dodgers Videos: Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig Make Special Visits To Coffee Bean

Cup of Joe came with a Los Angeles Dodgers twist for some fans on Monday morning. To kick off the 14th annual Dodgers...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Kenta Maeda Not Included On Japan Roster For 2017 World Baseball Classic

Japan announced all but one member of their roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and it predictably did not include...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Who will win in this tangled Dodgers search for a second baseman?

As always with trades, we’ll see which teams evaluated best.Should the Dodgers have paid the extra price for second baseman Brian Dozier?Will right-hander Jose De Leon give the Rays enough of a return for second baseman Logan Forsythe?Did the Twins blow it by asking too much from the Dodgers for Dozier?None of those answers was clear Monday night in the immediate aftermath of the...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Report: Brett Anderson agrees to deal with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs appear to have added a new pitcher to their staff.FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs and free agent pitcher Brett Anderson have agreed to a deal. The deal is pending a physical.Anderson tweeted earlier in the day that he was headed to Chicago: Anderson, 28, can be a very effective pitcher, but injuries are his issue. He pitched 180.1 innings in 2015 for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays trade Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers for top prospect José De León

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a trade with a team from president Andrew Friedman’s past — the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers have sent star prospect José De León to the Rays for Logan Forsythe.Both the Los Angeles and Tampa confirmed the deal on their official Twitter pages. Forsythe is a right-handed bat, so he figures to help the Dodgers against left-handed pitching, which...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade Jose De Leon For Rays’ Logan Forsythe

The Los Angeles Dodgers' search for a second baseman concluded on Monday, with the club trading Jose De Leon to...
Via Dodger Blue
15 hours ago

Gibson's intensity, heroics make him Dodgers' top free agent

The Home Run turned around the 1988 World Series, but Kirk Gibson became the Dodgers' best free-agent signing that Spring Training when he turned around a franchise with his intensity.
Via Dodgers.com
15 hours ago

Dodgers Roster: Adrian Gonzalez Gearing Up for Productive Spring

The Butter and Eggs man. AGon. The senior captain and anchor of the Dodgers infield. El Titan. Gonzo. So many words for our beloved first baseman. 2016 saw Adrian Gonzalez have another steady season. He brought his batting average up 10 points, and lowered his amount of errors to only two. He hit is 300th home run in August. What Adrian lacks in speed, he more than makes up for his...
Via ThinkBluePC
18 hours ago

Puig sporting healthier shape, mindset in '17

A trimmer Yasiel Puig, after serving as barista at a neighborhood coffee shop in a Dodgers community appearance, on Monday said he wants "to be a starter again, whether it's here or somewhere else."
Via Dodgers.com
22 hours ago

Los Angeles Dodgers: is 2017 finally World Series time?

TheLos Angeles Dodgers are looking to continue from where they left off last season and also to make some improvements in order to achieve their goal of not only making the postseason, but to win the World Series. They have a very good young core to forward their team, which shows a lot of promise for the future. The Dodgers can be a real threat this postseason by combining their...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Important: Kenta Maeda Can’t Draw

While we wait until the end of time for the Dodgers to get a second baseman, from Japan comes an oasis in our baseball-less desert. And it’s a fantastic insight into Kenta Maeda‘s artistic skills, which are… interesting. On Sunday, Maeda was on a television show called “Ametalk,” and it appears that the show had …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers Prospects: O’Koyea Dickson Shines in Mexican Winter League

Further strengthening his chances of garnering a non-roster invite to the Dodgers‘ big league spring training camp next month, 26-year-old farmhand O’Koyea Dickson made a fine impression in the Mexican Pacific League this winter, hammering four home runs in the final three games of Naranjeros de Hermosillo’s second-round playoff series. Over the course of 14 playoff games,...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: OF Scott Van Slyke

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 113 .225 .292 .314 66 1 -0.2 What happened in 2016: Scott Van Slyke missed almost four months of the season after two trips to the disabled list with back and wrist problems. He did not play after Aug. 7, and his disappointing season ended with wrist surgery …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: OF Yasiel Puig

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 368 .263 .323 .416 102 11 1.0 AAA 75 .348 .400 .594 164 4 N/A What happened in 2016: Yasiel Puig‘s fourth season with the Dodgers was another turbulent year that included a controversial month-long demotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Puig began the season with a supposed …
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago

Dodgers Bullpen: The Time Could Be Now for Josh Ravin

After taking a look at one potential eighth-inning option yesterday in righty Chris Hatcher, we now move on to flamethrower Josh Ravin, who undoubtedly has all the necessary tools to make a huge impact in the Dodgers 2017 bullpen. Equipped with a rifle of an arm to accelerate the baseball into triple digits, Ravin was born in West Hills, California and was drafted by the Reds in...
Via ThinkBluePC
4 days ago

Report: Carl Crawford likely headed into retirement

After 15 seasons in the MLB, four All-Star apperances, one Silver Slugger Award, one Gold Glove Award, and four seasons leading the American League in stolen bases, Carl Crawford appears ready to call it quits. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Saturday quoting an unnamed Los Angeles Dodgers official, the veteran outfielder “has pretty much called it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Grandal, Wood, Avilan, Fields avoid arbitration with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Luis Avilan, Josh Fields and Alex Wood agreed Friday to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration. Grandal hit .228 last season with 72 RBI and 27 home runs, which tied for the team lead and ranked second among major league catchers. The 28-year-old switch hitter hit his stride in July when he batted...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers add color update to new logo

After a day of endless jokes about their new “logo,” the newly minted Los Angeles Chargers have added a small update to their new “LA” word mark. The new logo can be viewed on the Chargers’ official Twitter account. The design is exactly the same, save for new yellow lettering against a powder blue background. Here is how it appears on the team’s account: The original...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Chargers release interesting new logo

Now that they have officially announced their move to Los Angeles, the Chargers’ second order of business was to come up with a new logo that would represent their new city. And they did just that on Thursday morning. Courtesy of the Chargers on Twitter. If that looks familiar, that’s because it is. Very similar to the Los Angeles Dodgers logo. Maybe it is just being utilized...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal’s Lone MVP Vote and Voting’s Future

In my introduction post last week, I mentioned how I had given Yasmani Grandal an MVP vote. When voting totals were finally released, it turned out I was the only writer to grant Grandal a place on a ballot. I ranked him as the seventh-most valuable player in the NL. It’s an interesting feeling to stand out there all alone. I’m the reason Grandal will be forever credited with...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jansen and Turner in fold, Dodgers meet 2 winter goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner never seriously considered leaving Los Angeles, making it easier for the Dodgers to achieve their two biggest offseason priorities of re-signing the free agents. Both players expressed their shared desire to help the franchise win its first World Series title since 1988. Jansen finalized an $80 million, five...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Dodgers

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jansen, Dodgers finalize $80 million, 5-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenley Jansen is coming back to close games for the Los Angeles Dodgers after finalizing an $80 million, five-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday with the 29-year-old free agent right-hander, who earned his first All-Star selection last year. The contract was agreed to Dec. 12, subject to a physical. Jansen was 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA and a career...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers ‘heavy favorite’ to acquire Brian Dozier from Twins

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still aggressively pursuing improvements, and they have one target in mind. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers are regarded as the “heavy favorite” to acquire second baseman Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, but the cost will be steep. The #Dodgers are the heavy favorite to land #Twins 2B Brian Dozier,but Twins continue...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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