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  • Don Mattingly believes Dodgers are a more cohesive team

    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 The Dodgers...
  • Stove heating up at MLB Winter Meetings

    SAN DIEGO — Dave Dombrowski was enjoying a relaxing moment in the lobby of the Machester Grand Hyatt on Sunday. However, the Detroit Tigers president and general manager knows there probably won't be many of those between Monday and Thursday...
  • Jimmy Rollins wants to be a leader in Dodgers clubhouse

    Jimmy Rollins wants to be a leader in Dodgers clubhouse
    Jimmy Rollins might be a newcomer to the Dodgers, but he envisions himself becoming a leader on the team. “Most definitely,” said Rollins, whose trade from the Phillies was finalized Friday. Rollins is 36. He has a World Series ring and...
  • These players should be in halls of fame of four major sports

    The Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee announced last month that it had elected no one to the Hall. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Bob Howsam, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills were the candidates,...
  • Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez among four elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    For the first time in 60 years, the Baseball Writers Assn. of America has voted four players into the Hall of Fame. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, two years after the BBWAA...
  • Don Mattingly's time on Hall of Fame ballot comes to close

    From 1984 through 1989, few were as great as Don Mattingly. The same can be said for his trademark mustache. Alas, that six-season stretch wasn't enough for Donnie Baseball to earn enough votes to become a Hall of Famer this year, his 15th and final...
  • Tribune Hall of Fame ballots

    I watched Randy Johnson pitch for the first time in a college game in 1983, and his ascent from awkward freshman to Hall of Famer marks as one of the greatest transformations I've witnessed. The fact he won 24 games and pitched 260 innings at 38 in 2002...
  • Clayton Kershaw adds first MVP to three Cy Youngs

    Clayton Kershaw adds first MVP to three Cy Youngs
    Clayton Kershaw didn't win a World Series ring this year, but landed the ultimate consolation prize Thursday. Kershaw was named the most valuable player of the National League, becoming the first pitcher to win the award since Bob Gibson in 1968....
  • Joe Maddon opts to leave Tampa Bay Rays

    Manager Joe Maddon has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays, 10 days after his boss left to run the Dodgers. The Rays announced Friday that Maddon had exercised an option to walk away from the final year of his contract. In a statement, Rays owner Stuart...
  • Don Mattingly will manage Dodgers, even with Joe Maddon available

    When introduced last week as the Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman said Don Mattingly would “definitely” manage the team next season. That remains the case, even in the wake of Joe Maddon’s sudden departure...
  • Andrew Friedman avoids first crisis by denying interest in Joe Maddon

    It’s always something ... Somehow the Dodgers are in the news, even when they are not. Or at least, did not intend to be. The good news is, at least they struck quickly to avoid a potential firestorm. It happened Friday when Rays Manager Joe...