| 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
| 11:56 AM
Baby, you can drive my car …
Ah, Yasiel Puig. A humongous bundle of energy and unpredictability. Talent almost shoots out of his pores. He can do almost anything, which is both good and bad.
He can unleash a laser throw to the plate or to...
| 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,"...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:57 PM
SKIP SCHUMAKER, 33, utility player
Final 2013 stats: .263 batting average, two home runs, 30 RBI, .332 on-base and slugging percentages, 31 runs and 0.00 ERA.
Contract status: Last month signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Reds, with a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Hey, their last trade worked out all right.
Wild guess, this one won't quite rate up there with the last time the Dodgers and Red Sox hooked up, but both figured to be happy enough about this second-tier deal.
The Dodgers had designated triple-A...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Some of the suspense has been removed from the unexpected Don Mattingly managerial storm.
His agent, Ray Schulte, said Wednesday that Mattingly intends to honor his contract and manage the Dodgers next season, though he would still like to pursue an...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
This is the place where I would like to share my incredible personal connections to reveal the Dodgers’ double-secret plans to snare Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Alas, there is none to offer. But, come on, does this not look like the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Missing baseball already?
Fear not, seam head, the hot stove league is now officially underway. One day they wrap up the World Series, the next they start anew. And because I know you were wondering, Bovada has listed the Dodgers as 7-1 favorites to win...
| 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 9, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The Dodgers are open to trading one of their three veteran outfielders? If I were any more shocked I’d be Capt. Renault shutting down Rick’s Cafe Americain.
Of course they are. Why wouldn’t they be? They’d better be.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Can Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier be traded? Can David Price be added to a rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke? What about Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka?
The Dodgers expect to get an idea of what's...