| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:02 PM
From the moment the Dodgers announced the hiring of Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations on Tuesday, the baseball world anticipated the next step: the hiring of Joe Maddon as manager.
Friedman and Maddon worked together for nine seasons...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Ned Yost is in the World Series. Don Mattingly and Matt Williams can walk freely around their towns.
In an October packed with managerial decisions gone wrong, the other guys are off the hook. Mike Matheny made the biggest blunder of the postseason...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:28 PM
At his introductory news conference Friday, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations confirmed Don Mattingly would manage the team next season and that a general manager would be hired.
That was about the extent of what Andrew Friedman...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers next season, the new president of baseball operations said Friday.
“Definitely,” Andrew Friedman said at his introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium.
Friedman said he had already spoken to...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
It’s OK, you can open your eyes now. Come on out from that silly hiding place. It’s all over. Be courageous, the Dodgers’ 2014 bullpen has been put to rest.
Not in peace, particularly, but to rest. Shot in the heart by Manager Don...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit.
The failure happened here,...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Clayton Kershaw didn't set foot on a mound at the Dodgers' voluntary workout Sunday at Busch Stadium, choosing to play catch with Dan Haren on flat ground instead of throwing a bullpen session.
Considering Kershaw typically throws off a mound three days...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:26 PM
It was a swing for the memories. It was a swing for their lives.
Moments after another dreadful Dodgers pitching collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night, Matt Kemp lifted all of Dodger Stadium at the end of a stick with an eighth-...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Yasiel Puig was an All-Star this year.
But Puig was largely a spectator Tuesday evening in what turned out to be his team's final game of the season.
With the Dodgers trailing the St. Louis Cardinals two games to one, Manager Don Mattingly decided...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:46 PM
The Dodgers and Angels have clearly shown us that regular-season records and inflated payrolls, regardless of how impressive, do not make champions. Championships are earned in the postseason, and happen when each individual player performs to his maximum...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:05 PM
Two days after the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs, Manager Don Mattingly said he would be "surprised" if the team didn't retain General Manager Ned Colletti, whose future was becoming a source of widespread speculation.
"We came in today...