| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jerry Dipoto turned Mark Trumbo into three arms and a bat. That is the work of a magician.
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:31 PM
This is the place where I would like to share my incredible personal connections to reveal the Dodgers’ double-secret plans to snare Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Alas, there is none to offer. But, come on, does this not look like the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58-million, seven-year contract, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the National League East champions.
The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, is the largest...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:27 AM
The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles.
The two sides agreed...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The Orioles didn’t land veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo this week; he signed a two-year deal with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a guaranteed $23.5 million.
A.J. Burnett is still on the open market, but there is a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:26 AM
One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers.
I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 1:20 PM
MATT MAGILL, 24, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 0-2, 6.51 ERA, 1.99 WHIP, 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, .257 opponents batting average in 27 2/3 innings (six starts).
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: Pitched well enough to win...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:11 PM
The Dodgers could not have ended their season-best six-game winning streak any more spectacularly. Their 16-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night marked their most one-sided home loss ever in Los Angeles.
That's right: ever.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:14 PM
TORONTO — Their starting pitcher failed to complete five innings. Their new reliever showed why his previous team got rid of him. They trailed by five runs and were down to their last nine outs.
Still, the Dodgers won. And the way they told it...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:49 PM
After a five-hour, 14-inning win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers didn’t get home until 4 a.m. Thursday. As a result, Manager Don Mattingly canceled batting practice.
Turns out they didn’t need it anyway, tallying 13 hits in a 6-...