| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:17 AM
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw might not start for the Dodgers on opening day, but he will pitch in their first exhibition game of the spring.
Kershaw is scheduled to take the mound Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Dodgers will...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jerry Dipoto turned Mark Trumbo into three arms and a bat. That is the work of a magician.
Provided, of course, that the Angels get solid production from those three arms and a bat. If not, the Angels' general manager just...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:43 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Angels filled out their starting rotation on Tuesday, trading Mark Trumbo to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-way deal.
The Angels got Hector Santiago from the Chicago White Sox and Tyler Skaggs from the Diamondbacks,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 4:20 PM
ST. LOUIS — Designer suitcases were hurriedly snapped, cartons of soiled equipment rolled out the door. The Dodgers clubhouse was in full escape mode.
It had been an hour since their season was wretchedly ended by the St. Louis Cardinals at...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won his second National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, joining Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers in franchise history to receive the honor more than once.
Kershaw got 29 of the 30 first-place votes. He won in 2011 and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:58 PM
For three uncertain, unsettled seasons he has operated as the manager.
Now, finally, Don Mattingly is the boss.
In a move that will certify his credibility in the clubhouse and presence in the dugout, the Dodgers have smartly given Mattingly a two-...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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They’re huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there’s nothing much else to do but sweat.
The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
At the end of perhaps the most frenzied December shopping day in baseball history, the New York Yankees did two things they do very well: steal the headlines and spend a lot of money.
The Miami Marlins jumped back into the free-agent waters. The...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Major League Baseball is so concerned over possible circumvention of the new posting agreement that it has asked Masahiro Tanaka's Japanese club to provide written assurances it has no side deal with the ace pitcher.
The letter, sent by MLB to the...