| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.
Shields is the latest addition by first-year general manager A.J. Preller, who in...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Are they being sneaky little devils? Lying hidden in the woods, ready to pounce unexpectedly? Just when everyone has exhaled and got all relaxed, set to SHOCK THE WORLD!
OK, possibly a slight exaggeration. It’s not like the Dodgers haven’t...
| 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 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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:37 PM
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
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Put me in, coach -- I’m ready to play today.
Look at me, I can be, center field.
And now for what is shaping up as the Dodgers’ most interesting decision, one still looming, that could be decided any day now or still hanging in early May:...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 12:42 PM
MATT KEMP, 30, outfielder.
Final 2014 stats: .287 batting average, 25 home runs, 89 RBI, 38 doubles, .345 on-base and .506 slugging percentages in 599 plate appearances.
Contract status: Has five years and $107.25 million remaining on contract....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source.
The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 7:43 PM
This column should not have to be written. The truths here should go without saying. Any Dodgers fan will understand it implicitly.
But these out-of-towners are running the baseball operations in Chavez Ravine these days, they don't yet know the pulse...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Watch: Liberty comes out on top against Allen in boys basketball … The Phillies have shipped veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 36-year-old had spent all 15 major league seasons in Philadelphia … In other MLB...