| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:18 PM
With the Dodgers on a winning streak and most of their key players healthy, General Manager Ned Colletti sounded upbeat when addressing the state of his team.
“It’s good to see us get guys back,” Colletti said in an interview Friday....
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:53 PM
SAN DIEGO — When the front office last rallied around Manager Don Mattingly, the Dodgers were seven games under .500. Another month has passed, and the last-place Dodgers have fallen 11 games under .500.
The Dodgers have played no better, but...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:58 AM
PITTSBURGH — Clayton Kershaw said Sunday he was upset that news about his contract talks with the Dodgers had leaked out.
“I think the reason we’ve been able to continue discussions for this long is that it’s not been...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PHOENIX — His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence.
The first impression of Dodgers...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
PHOENIX — We might picture Mark Ellis' 2012 Dodgers season as a smooth road, with giant bumps at each end.
The statistics mostly reflect the smooth part.
The veteran second baseman, as reliable as your garage door opener, hit .258, with 62...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The most expensive team in baseball history have assembled the Dodgers' Arizona spring-training complex. The Dodgers have a projected opening-day payroll of $230 million and a roster that includes a dozen former All-Stars....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:10 PM
PHOENIX — I'm told when you have one of these mini-strokes, your fingers might hit the wrong keys, so my meaning well in a column might come off as something else.
I can't explain the previous 39 years.
I should have known this trip to spring...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is new spring in Ned Colletti's step these days, a brighter glint in his eye.
Both are traceable to the same thing: Frank McCourt is no longer even a distant speck in the Dodgers' rearview mirror.
Colletti, Dodgers general...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
PHOENIX — Let me tell you about Josh Hamilton's first rocket ship of spring. It isn't a perfect home run. He gets under it a bit more than he would've liked, so it's towering, corpulent, full of cha-cha.
At last sighting, it was in...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:45 PM
I have some things on my mind.
— The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials.
— I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:00 PM
On the third Saturday in January, the thermostats in the quaint river city of Evansville, Ind., read 53 degrees. But in the winter home of Don Mattingly, thetemperature was the same as it has been throughout the off-season, that being quietly boiling....