| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:25 PM
AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig drove in the Dodgers' first run with a groundout to second base in the first inning. Puig, who batted third and started in right field, finished the game 0 for 2. Rookie Joc Pederson was one for two and is batting .750 through...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:52 PM
And then all was right in the baseball universe, or at least in the part that orbits around the Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw made his first appearance of the spring and looked not like the pitcher last seen being chased by the Cardinals in the playoffs, but...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 1:54 PM
Apparently you can squash any hope that the Dodgers might be able to persuade Alex Guerrero to return to the minors this season.
The infielder has the Dodgers in a difficult spot, the organization agreeing to give the Cuban defector a wacky four-year,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Those who were less than thrilled at what the Dodgers received in their off-season trades can take heart that at least one player this winter was receiving pretty much rave reviews.
Now if the Dodgers can only find a place for him on their roster....
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Catcher A.J. Ellis is coming back, and apparently so are all seven other Dodgers eligible for arbitration.
The Dodgers signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract for $2.525 million and tendered contracts to the other seven players prior to...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Things should get busy for the Dodgers, and other teams, the next two days. And in some cases, more interesting.
Tomorrow is the deadline for clubs to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players, and the Dodgers have seven such players.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Clayton Kershaw will soon learn whether he will pitch to A.J. Ellis again next season because the Dodgers are facing a deadline that could determine the catcher's future with the team.
Ellis is one of seven Dodgers who are eligible for salary...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Addison Russell appears destined to start the 2015 season at Triple-A Iowa, and the assumption is that Javier Baez will be the Cubs’ opening-day second baseman.
That leaves incumbent Starlin Castro at shortstop despite the need for marquee...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Madison Bumgarner’s dissection of the Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night was reminiscent of what the Giants’ prized left-hander did to Cubs rookie Javier Baez during an Aug. 20 game at Wrigley Field.
At that point,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Eight players made at least one start in right field for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, and there are no guarantees that Jorge Soler will stabilize the spot next season.
The Cubs have played a greater emphasis in the past 12 months on versatility, and they...