| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors.
There were rumors...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 11:36 PM
Now that Clayton Kershaw has won this third Cy Young, the Dodgers have awarded him somebody even more important.
He has just been given an A.J. Ellis.
In a smart old-school baseball move by the Dodgers' new analytical bosses, Ellis was tendered a one-...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For six months they shared the wide eyes and wild cheers of witnesses from a grateful region that fell in love with its baseball supermen.
Standing atop the mound at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw would throw faster than a speeding bullet. Racing...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:06 PM
A week after the abrupt end to one of their most disappointing postseasons, the Dodgers made a move that could change a culture.
Andrew Friedman, a 37-year-old former investment banker who built the Tampa Bay Rays into perennial contenders with low...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:12 PM
Let it end, this autumn of our discontent, made inglorious by the Giants' postseason run. No más, no más. Enough already.
The Giants are back in their Halloween orange and black to haunt us again, a too-frequent seasonal curse. Makes you want to smash a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Chicago Cubs think they have 2020 vision. It's not as clear as they believe. That's what happens when you spend too much time staring at the television.
And now it's going to be all about the television.
The Cubs are talking about the TV...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The Dodgers are laying most of the blame for their underachieving team on the man who constructed it.
Ned Colletti is absorbing the heat for the Dodgers' October fizzle and could soon lose his job as general manager over it.
Mark Walter, chairman of...
| 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 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 6, 2014
| 11:25 PM
The richest sports payroll in history is now one loss from a second consecutive postseason elimination after trying to win a game with a $240-million question.
In the seventh inning of a tie score in a tied division series with the St....