Bill Shaikin

Writer

Bill Shaikin is the national baseball reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has worked at The Times since 1997 and has covered baseball for Southern California newspapers since 1989. He was the beat writer when the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and the Angels won the World Series in 2002, two events considered beyond improbable before they happened. He graduated from UC Berkeley and hopes to see the Golden Bears in the Rose Bowl during his lifetime, just once.

Recent Articles

  • Dodgers call up catcher Kyle Farmer

    Dodgers call up catcher Kyle Farmer

    This has been quite a year for Alex Wood. After starting the season in the Dodgers’ bullpen, Wood joined the starting rotation and did so well he made his first All-Star team. Now the Dodgers are calling up his college roommate. The Dodgers have promoted catcher Kyle Farmer from triple-A Oklahoma...

  • Note to Dodgers: It's OK to trade prospects to give your team a chance to win it all

    Note to Dodgers: It's OK to trade prospects to give your team a chance to win it all

    In this season of the home run, Dee Gordon had not hit one. Not until Wednesday, that is, when he took Yu Darvish deep. For Darvish, the darling of baseball’s trade deadline, this was the worst possible time to have the worst start of his career. He was the starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers...

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