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  • Former Dodger Raul Mondesi says Yasiel Puig reminds him of himself

    Former Dodger Raul Mondesi says Yasiel Puig reminds him of himself
    When former Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi watches Yasiel Puig, he is reminded of a player he knew well: Himself. But, Mondesi added, “He’s bigger than me. He’s like 6-4, huh?” Now the mayor of San Cristobal in the Dominican...
  • Angels' hot-hitting Mike Trout earns danger sign in 11-1 win

    Angels' hot-hitting Mike Trout earns danger sign in 11-1 win
    HOUSTON — Maybe Lucas Harrell's four-pitch walk of Mike Trout with the bases loaded and two outs in the second inning Friday was simply a byproduct of the control problems the Houston Astros right-hander had throughout his shaky three-inning start...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leads MLB pitchers in jersey sales

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leads MLB pitchers in jersey sales
    Is Clayton Kershaw the most popular pitcher in Major League Baseball? By one measure, yes. The Dodgers ace and defending National League Cy Young winner led all pitchers in jersey sales during the off-season, based on sales from MLB's online shop....
  • For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton

    For April Fools' and baseball season: George Plimpton
    To commemorate April Fools' Day and the start of baseball season, let’s take a look back at that greatest of all sports prank books, George Plimpton’s “Out of My League.” Originally published in 1961, it recalls Plimpton’s...
  • Dodgers ticket prices still below MLB average despite 15% jump

    Dodgers ticket prices still below MLB average despite 15% jump
    The Dodgers' average ticket price jumped 15% this season, the highest increase of any National League team, according to the annual fan cost study by Team Marketing Report. The Kansas City Royals, with a 25% hike, were the only other major league team...
  • Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation

    Padres try to challenge Dodgers with a budget-conscious pitching rotation
    The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy. Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
  • National League baseball preview

    National League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Washington 2013 l 86-76, second place Last year in playoffs l 2012 They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft...
  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans
    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts
    In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
  • Dee Gordon reminds some of Maury Wills and that's good for Dodgers

    Dee Gordon reminds some of Maury Wills and that's good for Dodgers
    PHOENIX — Maury Wills looks at Dee Gordon and sees someone he recognizes. "That's me all the way," he said. Considering that Wills is a former National League most valuable player and Gold Glove winner who set a stolen base record and made seven...
  • Clayton Kershaw to be opening-day starter for Dodgers in Australia

    Clayton Kershaw to be opening-day starter for Dodgers in Australia
    PHOENIX -- Manager Don Mattingly confirmed Sunday what everyone has known for a long time: Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers starter when the team begins its season next week against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia. "Any time you get to start...