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  • Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to the Padres

    Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to the Padres
    When the Dodgers take the field for their first game of the 2015 season, one of their most popular players of the last decade will be wearing the uniform of the opposing team. Matt Kemp will playing for the San Diego Padres, who visit Dodger Stadium for...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Josh Beckett comeback derailed by hip injury

    Daily Dodger in Review: Josh Beckett comeback derailed by hip injury
    JOSH BECKETT, 34, starting pitcher. Final 2014 stats: 6-6, 2.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, .226 opponent batting average, 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 5-1 with a 2.28 ERA on the road. Contract status: Retired. The good: On May 25, Beckett completed his...
  • Dodgers believe they've upgraded, but will that make grade with fans?

    Dodgers believe they've upgraded, but will that make grade with fans?
    The Dodgers can no longer wait for Matt Kemp to rescue them with a home run. In the wake of a frenzied 24-hour period during which they traded the 2011 MVP runner-up to the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers returned from baseball's winter meetings with a...
  • After unwisely trading Matt Kemp, heat is on Dodgers' Andrew Friedman

    After unwisely trading Matt Kemp, heat is on Dodgers' Andrew Friedman
    Quick, somebody tear down that Matt Kemp billboard on the corner of Sunset and Elysian Park and throw up a new one featuring a stranger with a jackhammer. Live. Breathe. Friedman. The Dodgers are no longer a reflection of two playoff appearances in...
  • Bringing back catcher A.J. Ellis is received wisdom on Dodgers' part

    Bringing back catcher A.J. Ellis is received wisdom on Dodgers' part
    Now that Clayton Kershaw has won this third Cy Young, the Dodgers have awarded him somebody even more important. He has just been given an A.J. Ellis. In a smart old-school baseball move by the Dodgers' new analytical bosses, Ellis was tendered a one-...
  • A.J. Ellis and all other arbitration-eligible Dodgers to return

    A.J. Ellis and all other arbitration-eligible Dodgers to return
    Catcher A.J. Ellis is coming back, and apparently so are all seven otherĀ  Dodgers eligible for arbitration. The Dodgers signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract for $2.525 million and tendered contracts to the other seven players prior to...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Drew Butera provides the expected

    Daily Dodger in Review: Drew Butera provides the expected
    DREW BUTERA, 31, catcher. Final 2014 stats: Hit .188 with three home runs and 14 RBIs with .267 on-base and .288 slugging percentages in 192 plate appearances. Threw out 11 of 34 base-stealers (32 percent). Contract status: Has been offered...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: The all-glove, no-hit Miguel Rojas

    Daily Dodger in Review: The all-glove, no-hit Miguel Rojas
    MIGUEL ROJAS, 25, infielder. Final 2014 stats: Hit .181 with 16 runs, one homer, 9 RBI and .242 on-base and .221 slugging percentages in 149 plate appearances. Seven errors in 198 chances (.965). Contract status: Under team control. The good: A very...
  • Dodgers stand in way of Cubs' plan for Russell Martin

    The biggest stumbling block for the Cubs in their pursuit of free-agent catcher Russell Martin seemingly is the Dodgers' unlimited budget. There's little chance the Pirates will outbid the Cubs, and the Blue Jays don't seem to have the stomach to go...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?
    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote
    Clayton Kershaw emphasized that he wasn't taking his latest Cy Young Award for granted. "You don't want to have anything take away from that," he said. But … "For me, personally, the season didn't end the way I wanted it to," he said. "I...