| 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-...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Less than three months before he signed a new three-year contract, Don Mattingly insinuated he might not return to the Dodgers next season.
With his deal formally announced Wednesday, Mattingly talked for the first time about the infamous October news...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Think it would be an unfair advantage for the Dodgers to have Clayton Kershaw on the mound in three different 2014 openers? All with at least four days' rest?
It could happen, at least in theory, after it was announced Thursday the Dodgers-Padres game...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It might be somewhat backward, but it makes sense that Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is in Los Angeles to have a medical exam.
Even though he is only 25, Tanaka already has thrown more innings (1,315) than any pitcher his age in the...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:32 PM
So just how fat is the cat?
Baseball people have been wondering that since Mark Walter and his Guggenheim group purchased the Dodgers and started collecting $100-million player contracts.
They were still wondering after the Dodgers agreed Wednesday to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Clayton Kershaw already has won two Cy Young Awards and led the National League in earned-run average three times.
Now, the 25-year-old left-hander is about to become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history.
Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Money can’t buy you love, but as George Bailey said to Clarence, it comes in real handy when you’re trying to build a winning baseball team. Or something like that.
Money has been the one great ingredient the Guggenheim Group has lavished...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Despite a hole in the infield and a depleted bench, the Dodgers already have the makeup of a playoff team. And with pitching a key factor in postseason success, it's not surprising that bookies are listing the Clayton Kershaw-led Dodgers as favorites to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Yawn, the Dodgers are still there. Still looking extremely formidable, but with precious little new activity to get the fan base all riled anew.
And it could easily end this way, too, the Dodgers filling some utility and bullpen roles and still...