| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Old bulldogs never die, they just come back in a new incarnation.
Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers’ former Cy Young winner and last World Series MVP, is returning as a team television broadcaster, according to two people familiar with the situation who...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Hall of Fame shut its doors to the living last year. That was a metaphor, or so we were told. No breathing inductees, and down the slippery slope to irrelevance.
Nonsense then, absurdity now.
One year after the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Here’s some new math for you that sabermetic geeks never had to wrap their pocket calculators around: Ten-minus-three = Happy Clayton Kershaw.
Actually the $215 million Kershaw signed for Friday might make him pretty happy, but he said the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Angels fortified their pitching depth Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Mark Mulder.
Mulder, 36, has not won a major league game since 2006. He retired in 2009, after two shoulder operations, and decided...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:58 AM
OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse.
What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time.
Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
| 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,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
CLAYTON KERSHAW, 25, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 16-9, 1.83 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, .195 opponent batting average, two shutouts
Contract status: Arbitration eligible (last year).
The good: Continued to establish...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
That was the rational side of Mark Walter’s brain speaking. You know, before the Dodgers' chairman agreed to sign right-hander Zack Greinke to a guaranteed $147-million, six-year contract.
Which worked out well in...