| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The next questionable decision Don Mattingly makes will be nothing more than a questionable decision. He'll be able to explain his thought process and move on without wondering if it will cost him his job.
Mattingly has agreed to a new three-year...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Dodgers’ off-season maneuvering is more down to the fine-tuning than meeting glaring needs. Sure, they’re interested in Masahiro Tanaka and would listen on David Price. They’d listen to a lot of things.
But a real need is something...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:03 PM
JUSTIN SELLERS, 27, infielder
Final 2013 stats: .188 batting average, one homer, two RBI, .263 on-base and .246 slugging percentages in 77 plate appearances.
Contract status: Last year under team control.
The good: Honestly, there's not a lot to...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:49 PM
It’s Dee Gordon, shortstop; Dee Gordon, second baseman; and Dee Gordon, center fielder.
But is it Dee Gordon, baseball player?
The Dodgers are certainly trying, but they’re about to run out of ideas. They are understandably enamored by his...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:01 PM
It’s the first of November, and how does your team shape up for 2014? Never too early to get overly excited, raise an eyebrow or, for some, to flat-out panic.
The Dodgers are in better shape than most heading into the off-season, or at least the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:11 PM
DEE GORDON, 25, infielder
Final 2013 stats: .234 batting average, one homer, six RBIs, nine runs, 10 stolen bases, .314 on-base percentage in 106 plate appearances.
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: Still fast, successful in 10 of 12...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Dee Gordon has barely played for the Dodgers since he was recalled from the minor leagues Sept. 1, but he could still figure into Manager Don Mattingly's postseason plans.
Mattingly said Gordon could be used the way base-stealing sensation Billy...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The Dodgers have bullpen problems and hitting with runners in scoring position problems and health in the rotation problems.
And one other little thing: They’re a lousy defensive team.
This defensive trouble might come as a surprise. All three...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:28 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Dodgers might have dodged a bullet.
Fearful that shortstop Hanley Ramirez might be lost to the disabled list because of a shoulder injury, or even lost for the season, the Dodgers indicated Monday that perhaps neither will happen....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Pop quiz: Which Dodger in the last month batted .354, hit two home runs and four doubles, drove in 16 runs and posted a slugging percentage of .500?
The answer is Mark Ellis, and the veteran second baseman with a career batting average of .266 has found...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Clayton Kershaw for most valuable player? His manager won't be leading the campaign.
With the National League lacking a dominant offensive player along the lines of Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout, Kershaw has emerged as a candidate in a field of solid but...