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  • After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?
    Will they be better this season? That’s the big, immediate, simple question. Will the 2015 Dodgers be an improved team over the one seen last season? You can hate every trade, question every signing and fear for their future once the contracts...
  • Like you needed another reason to admire Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw

    Like you needed another reason to admire Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw
    He’s emerging as the most dominant pitcher of his generation. He’s renowned for his work ethic, competitiveness, faith and humanitarianism. All at the age of 26. Now, though, it appears we need to add one more superlative to his resume:...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could finish on winning note yet
    The baseball team at Highland Park High, just outside of Dallas, needed some fresh talent for the coming season. It was the fall of 2002 when the coach wandered over to football practice, curious to see whether any freshmen might be athletic enough to...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly on catching situation: 'That'll work itself out'

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly on catching situation: 'That'll work itself out'
    So in addition to (still) too many outfielders, the Dodgers now also have too many catchers. Those Geek Squad boys can sure do some funny math. When the Dodgers surprisingly traded Matt Kemp to the Padres, the big get-back was supposedly catcher...
  • Don Mattingly believes Dodgers are a more cohesive team

    Don Mattingly believes Dodgers are a more cohesive team
    Don Mattingly thinks the Dodgers can offset the departures of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez with their improved defense, but won't say whether they are a better team now than they were last season. "We'll see," Mattingly said Wednesday The Dodgers...
  • A.J. Ellis and Dodgers agree to one-year, $4.25-million deal

    A.J. Ellis and Dodgers agree to one-year, $4.25-million deal
    A.J. Ellis and the Dodgers avoided salary arbitration, as the catcher agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Ellis, 33, is expected to split time behind...
  • 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...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: The long season of A.J. Ellis

    Daily Dodger in Review: The long season of A.J. Ellis
    A.J. Ellis, 33, catcher. Final 2014 stats: .191 batting average, three home runs, 25 RBI, 21 runs and .323 on-base and .254 slugging percentages in 347 plate appearances. Contract status: Has been offered salary arbitration. The good: Not a whole...
  • 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...