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  • Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before

    Anticipating the Dodgers' spring training like never before
    Come on, come one, come on. Can we do this already? This waiting has been a killer. Spring training should have started last week, or maybe last month. It’s supposed to be the same every year, but for some reason this spring’s start seemed...
  • Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'

    Jay Z reportedly thought David Wells was Curt Schilling at 'SNL 40'
    Rapper Jay Z loves sports. That includes baseball. He raps about being a regular at New York Yankees games in "Empire State of Mind" and is a certified Major League Baseball sports agent. But, somehow or another, he managed get one of the most famous...
  • Boundless optimism: It happens every spring

    Boundless optimism: It happens every spring
    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 3-1/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red...
  • Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover

    Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover
    The Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40% of the starting rotation and 50% of the bullpen....
  • The cheapest seat at Dodger Stadium? Not the top deck anymore

    The cheapest seat at Dodger Stadium? Not the top deck anymore
    It was a part of Dodger Stadium tradition, just like Vin Scully on the radio and Dodger dogs on the grill. If you wanted the cheapest ticket at the ballpark, you headed for the top deck. No more. The cheapest tickets at Dodger Stadium this year are on...
  • Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad

     Forget Lakers' woes — these SoCal teams' seasons were memorably bad
    As brutal as this season has been for the Lakers, who are on pace for one of the worst records in the 55-year Los Angeles history of the franchise, it could be a lot worse. Kobe Bryant and (Bad) Co. are nowhere near as dreadful as that Clippers club...
  • Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade

    Report: Padres talked to Phillies about Cole Hamels trade
    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...
  • Dodgers deal Kemp to Padres

    SAN DIEGO -- Another day, another deal for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who agreed to trade outfielder Matt Kemp to division rival San Diego. Kemp was part of a surplus of outfielders on the roster with the Dodgers, and the highest-paid of the bunch. Los...
  • Justin Upton reportedly acquired by San Diego Padres

    Justin Upton reportedly acquired by San Diego Padres
    The San Diego Padres' outfield will have a new look in 2015. A day after finalizing a deal to acquire Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, the Padres traded for slugger Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves, the Associated Press reported. The Braves would receive...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?
    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw wins third Cy Young Award by unanimous vote
    Clayton Kershaw emphasized that he wasn't taking his latest Cy Young Award for granted. "You don't want to have anything take away from that," he said. But … "For me, personally, the season didn't end the way I wanted it to," he said. "I...