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  • New baseball rules should speed up games

    New baseball rules should speed up games
    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...
  • Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman

    Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman
    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...
  • Clayton Kershaw reports to camp, talks about Dodgers catchers

    Clayton Kershaw reports to camp, talks about Dodgers catchers
    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,”...
  • As Dodgers open spring training, Clayton Kershaw ready to get back to work

    As Dodgers open spring training, Clayton Kershaw ready to get back to work
    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...
  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke receives elbow injection

    Dodgers' Zack Greinke receives elbow injection
    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...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly has father issues this spring

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly has father issues this spring
    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....
  • After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?
    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...
  • Six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring

    Six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring
    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...
  • Have Dodgers focused on playoffs at expense of regular season?

    Have Dodgers focused on playoffs at expense of regular season?
    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...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly on catching situation: 'That'll work itself out'

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly on catching situation: 'That'll work itself out'
    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...
  • Did Matt Kemp leave the Dodgers angry at Manager Don Mattingly?

    Did Matt Kemp leave the Dodgers angry at Manager Don Mattingly?
    Now this is disappointing. Unnecessary at the most, and unfortunate at the least. There’s no love between Matt Kemp and Don Mattingly? After all those years? Kemp was sent to the San Diego Padres last month in a trade that you would normally...