| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:25 AM
No longer will baseball fans be subject to a batter stepping out of the box, adjusting his batting gloves, taking a practice swing, spitting a couple times — and then repeating the entire routine between each pitch.
Major League Baseball announced...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:11 PM
The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw.
On a sunny morning at Camelback Ranch, that jaw is bulging with sunflower seeds, this forward thinker doing some old-fashioned...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:21 AM
Clayton Kershaw wouldn’t say if he wanted A.J. Ellis to be his personal catcher. He wouldn’t say he didn’t want him to be, either.
The decision is Manager Don Mattingly’s, Kershaw said.
“I don’t know,”...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:04 PM
Clayton Kershaw walked into to the Dodgers' spring-training complex Thursday, knowing this was only the start.
There will be more than six weeks of camp, which will be followed by a 162-game season played over six months. Then, maybe, just maybe, he...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Zack Greinke didn’t throw off a pitching mound Friday and he won’t again Saturday after receiving a lubricating injection in his elbow earlier in the week, the team said.
Manager Don Mattingly said there was no reason to be alarmed, noting...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Facing the most important season of his managerial career, the Dodgers' Don Mattingly began spring training by delivering an emotional pep talk.
It was soft, melodic, and directed at a 2-month-old boy smiling at him through the screen of a smartphone....
| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:05 AM
Four days before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp, and here are six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring. Why six? Why not?
Most of the tough questions about this year’s Dodgers won’t be answered until the...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:30 PM
It’s one month until pitchers and catchers have their first spring workout in Phoenix … and how you liking those new functional Dodgers?
Impressed with how the pieces fit? The skills, the personalities, the egos? It’s been one serious...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:10 AM
So in addition to (still) too many outfielders, the Dodgers now also have too many catchers.
Those Geek Squad boys can sure do some funny math.
When the Dodgers surprisingly traded Matt Kemp to the Padres, the big get-back was supposedly catcher...