ADRIAN GONZALEZ, 31, first base
The expression “it’s only money” is most often uttered when referring to someone else’s bank account. When they’re your greenbacks, the control issue tends to rev up a tad.
The Dodgers on Thursday fortified the back end of the bullpen, reaching an agreement on a new deal with Brian Wilson.
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka might not be made available to major league teams this winter, the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a Japanese sports newspaper.
Don Mattingly appeared Wednesday on AM 570's "Dodger Talk" and confirmed that he would manage the Dodgers next season “for sure.”
The Dodgers and Angels could soon learn if they’ll have a chance to land Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Ricky Nolasco, thanks for the memories. They were short and sweet, aside from that ending.
Dustin Pedroia and Andre Ethier were teammates in college, at Arizona State. The two have discussed the idea of playing together in the major leagues.
The Dodgers are moving toward a new deal with Brian Wilson but still don’t have an agreement with the bearded right-hander, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
Ronald Belisario’s ever-unpredictable career took another twist Monday night.
Plans for the Dodgers’ new regional sports network, SportsNet LA, are still being formulated, but there is progress.
STEPHEN FIFE, 27, pitcher
Hanley Ramirez and the Dodgers are negotiating a contract extension, according to ESPN Deportes.
The Dodgers, who already reached a deal with outfielder Mike Baxter, agreed to terms with two other players eligible for salary arbitration: left-handed reliever Scott Elbert and catcher Drew Butera.
Outfielder Mike Baxter has avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
CARL CRAWFORD, 32, outfielder
It’s Luis Cruz, international man of mystery.
Nobody can say he didn’t give it his all. Even at age 37 and coming off multiple surgeries, Ted Lilly ventured down to the Venezuelan winter league in an attempt to resuscitate his 13-year career.
PACO RODRIGUEZ, 22, reliever
Want to know exactly how great it is to be the Dodgers these days? You can afford a $10-million insurance policy.
The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Dan Haren, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract won’t be finalized until the right-hander undergoes a physical examination. Haren’s deal could become official as early as Monday.
MICHAEL YOUNG, 37, infielder
TIM FEDEROWICZ, 26, catcher
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HYUN-JIN RYU, 26, starting pitcher
Major League Baseball announced its playoff shares Thursday, and of the 10 teams involved in the postseason, the Dodgers apparently were one of the most generous.
The Dodgers got busy with their off-season roster shuffle Wednesday, adding three pitchers to their 40-man.
SCOTT VAN SLYKE, 27, outfield/first base
Shawn Tolleson, one day the Dodgers’ great pitching prospect — the next claimed off waivers?
KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer
Those versatile bench guys the Dodgers love so much are falling fast.
Brian Wilson is my new hero.
DEE GORDON, 25, infielder
CARLOS MARMOL, 31, relief pitcher
Left-handed pitcher J.P. Howell has recanted a statement he made in Friday's editions of The Times about seeing Yasiel Puig bullied in the Dodgers clubhouse.
Are you ready to ease back in your Dodgers inflatable chair, feet resting on your Dodgers welcome mat, head beneath your Dodgers pennant (which is right next to your Yasiel Puig Fathead), wearing your Dodgers hoodie, listening to Vin Scully on your portable Dodgers speaker (or headphones), all while clutching your Dodgers autograph baseball in one hand and tapping one of your new Dodgers bobbleheads with the other?
Andrew McCutchen, the leader and best player of the team that returned postseason baseball to Pittsburgh for the first time in 21 years, was announced Thursday as the National League most valuable player.
Ted Lilly was always something of a different guy, which isn’t meant in a negative way.
And among other things, you buy lots of Dodgers’ stuff. Lots and lots of Dodgers’ stuff.
MATT KEMP, 29, outfielder
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka might not be available this winter after all.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Japanese baseball’s players’ union has approved changes to the posting system, clearing the way for right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to move to the United States this winter.
No more Shredder, no more head-first dives into first base, no more carpool buddies?
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dodgers on Wednesday hired Roy Clark as a top scouting executive, the latest step in the expansion of a front office that had been decimated by cuts under former owner Frank McCourt.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Dodgers are expecting to exceed the luxury-tax threshold again, team President Stan Kasten said Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Though refusing to speak about the Dodgers’ talks with Don Mattingly about a new contract, team President Stan Kasten said Wednesday that he envisions Mattingly remaining the team’s manager beyond next season.
Don Mattingly, who nearly lost his job as manager of the Dodgers in June, nearly won the award as National League manager of the year.
ZACK GREINKE, 30, starting pitcher
J.P. Howell, one of the top left-handed relievers in the major leagues last season, said Tuesday that 15 teams have expressed interest in him and that he hopes to sign a three-year deal.
The lone writer who left Yasiel Puig off his National League rookie of the year ballot said Monday he considered the Dodgers outfielder among "four really good candidates for three spots."
Yasiel Puig excited a city, electrified Dodger Stadium, spurred record merchandise sales and helped the Dodgers to within two victories of their first World Series in 25 years. He ignited a national debate about how to play baseball the right way. He even lent his name to a rock band called “Puig Destroyer” and a rap song called “Yasiel Puig,” which he promptly adopted as his walk-up music.
Ever picture Jamie McCourt in an Alpine hat and some nifty lederhosen? Hey, let’s be open-minded.
MARK ELLIS, 36, second base
Tim Wallach, who must be one bad interview, is still making upward movement within the Dodgers.
JOSH BECKETT, 33, starting pitcher
The Dodgers are open to trading one of their three veteran outfielders? If I were any more shocked I’d be Capt. Renault shutting down Rick’s Cafe Americain.
Turns out that a few weeks away from the pool have not dried the tears of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
ANDRE ETHIER, 30, outfielder
They signed him to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Zack Greinke did not disappoint, going 15-4 with a 2.63 earned-run average.
J.P. Howell, 30, reliever
Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia.
Take nothing for granted -- that’s one of those pearls of wisdom you’re supposed to carry around with you at all times.
We return with our annual daily reviews of individual Dodgers from last season, beginning with the player who enjoyed the biggest turnaround.
Sometimes they briefly burst on the scene, burn out and are never heard from again.
Steve Dilbeck has covered Los Angeles sports for more than 25 years. He has covered 18 World Series, 14 Super Bowls, 13 NBA Finals, five Olympics and lived to see the Clippers win a playoff series. @stevedilbeck