Houston Mitchell

Writer

Houston Mitchell is an assistant sports editor and host of the Sports Now blog for the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell was born in Redondo Beach and has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He has worked for The Times since 1991 and hopes no one ever figures out that he gets paid to watch and write about sports for a living.

Recent Articles

  • The Zaidi file: Moves the Dodgers have made with him as general manager

    The Zaidi file: Moves the Dodgers have made with him as general manager

    A look at key moves the Dodgers have made since Farhan Zaidi became general manager on Nov. 6, 2014: Trades Dec. 11, 2014: Traded second baseman Dee Gordon, pitcher Dan Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas to Miami for catcher Austin Barnes, pitchers Chris Hatcher and Andrew Heaney, and infielder Kiké...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best right fielder in the NL West is ...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best right fielder in the NL West is ...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the Library of Congress is going to preserve a recording of Vin Scully calling a game. What took them so long? Comparing the teams Time for right field in the continuing series of comparing players on the NL...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best center fielder in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best center fielder in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and we are five days away from opening day for the Dodgers. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five NL West teams, comparing them at each position, the rotation...

  • This MLB All-Star team is a Los Angeles production

    This MLB All-Star team is a Los Angeles production

    The Los Angeles area has long been a hotbed of baseball talent, so we wondered: what would an All-Star team comprised of locally produced players look like. Here’s the answer: Catcher Kurt Suzuki, Atlanta (Cal State Fullerton) He is going into his 11th season and was an All-Star with Minnesota...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best left fielder in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best left fielder in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and we are six days away from opening day for the Dodgers. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five NL West teams, comparing them at each position, the rotation...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best shortstop in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best shortstop in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it looks like Rob Segedin (.407/.448/.889) really wants to make the Dodgers opening-day roster. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five NL West teams, comparing...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best third baseman in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best third baseman in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching the U.S. win the World Baseball Classic, I think Dodgers fans should be allowed to bring cow bells to games. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best second baseman in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best second baseman in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I guarantee that the Russians have not influenced my rankings at all. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five NL West teams, comparing them at each position,...

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