| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Matt Kemp still doesn't know where he'll be playing next season.
He could return to the Dodgers. He could be traded to a team in search of a right-handed power hitter such as the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners or Baltimore Orioles....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Dodgers are not close to trading Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi said Tuesday.
“I think the information that’s coming out there may be driven more by either what people are hearing in snippets or...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big.
One reason: teams looking for offense...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:48 PM
When is a surplus not really a surplus?
When the Dodgers tell you so, or at least in the moments that pass for baseball’s off-season, they do.
As everyone knows -- and the new management team readily admits -- the Dodgers have too many...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Andre Ethier was on the move. He had flown into town Thursday to dedicate the Maggie and Andre Ethier Learning Center at the Union Rescue Mission but was catching a quick flight back to Phoenix.
“Hustling back to be home for a playoff game for...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Farewell, Hanley Ramirez, parting is such sweet ... what? Sorrow? Not hardly. Cause for celebration? Not exactly that, either.
Maybe Ramirez goes on to remain healthy the next few years, hits the snot out of the ball and makes everyone around Chavez...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:58 PM
In the end, what they do is much more important than what they say. In the end, the players they put on the field in April and October are much more important than the words they stuff into microphones in November and February.
Still, it is head-...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:37 PM
CARL CRAWFORD, 33, outfielder.
Final 2014 stats: .300 batting average, eight homers, 46 RBIs, 56 runs, 23 stolen bases, and .339 on-base and .429 slugging percentages in 370 plate appearances.
Contract status: Three more years at almost $65 million....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:31 PM
It seems pretty much understood that at some point this off-season the Dodgers are going to trade one of their top four outfielders not named Yasiel Puig.
Understandably, that focus is generally on Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, two expensive left-...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Here’s an idea sure not to warm the cockles of most Dodgers fans’ hearts:
Don’t trade Andre Ethier.
Don’t trade Carl Crawford or Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig. Keep ’em all. So what if they don’t make for one big happy...