| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:10 PM
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:...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:37 PM
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
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:49 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...