| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Come on, come one, come on. Can we do this already? This waiting has been a killer. Spring training should have started last week, or maybe last month.
It’s supposed to be the same every year, but for some reason this spring’s start seemed...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:49 PM
A.J. Ellis laughed when asked about the Dodgers trading for another catcher in the off-season.
"Somebody told me that if you get a question you don't feel comfortable with," he said, "ask a question back."
So he did.
"How do you feel about it?" he...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 8:21 PM
If the Dodgers win the World Series this year, Yasmani Grandal might come to be regarded as a hero in Los Angeles. For now, he is the catcher who was acquired in exchange for one of the team's most popular players.
Grandal doesn't seem to mind.
| 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:...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:30 PM
It’s one month until pitchers and catchers have their first spring workout in Phoenix … and how you liking those new functional Dodgers?
Impressed with how the pieces fit? The skills, the personalities, the egos? It’s been one serious...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...