| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Hanley Ramirez has entered his walk year.
Ramirez and Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter each expressed interest in completing a contract extension eight months ago, but the two sides have not reached a deal, and Ramirez can file for free agency after the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Dodgers’ off-season maneuvering is more down to the fine-tuning than meeting glaring needs. Sure, they’re interested in Masahiro Tanaka and would listen on David Price. They’d listen to a lot of things.
But a real need is something...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
Come now Dodgers fans, raise up that chinny-chin chin. Sure, the news coming out of the Dodgers’ game Tuesday was of the dark variety.
Two-time Cy Young...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:11 PM
When do some really good baseball numbers still manage to come out looking bad?
When they belong to Chris Withrow.
Withrow has picked up where he left off last year in his rookie season, which was just shy of brilliant. The hard-throwing young right-...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The passing of a Hollywood executive is often greeted with pleasant industry remembrances and kind emails. But the death of Tom Sherak at the age of 68 set off a round of intensely warm reactions not just from fellow Hollywood players but also from...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
PHOENIX — Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba.
Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Matt Kemp said Saturday he might not be ready to play on opening day, insisting he didn't want to repeat the mistake he made last year of rushing back from injuries.
The Dodgers are starting their season about a week earlier than usual, with a two-...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:25 PM
PHOENIX — With a long-awaited conflict again coming into view, Dodgers outfielders have taken a variety of approaches to what could be an uncomfortable situation.
Matt Kemp was brazen, declaring he wouldn't be a fourth outfielder. Carl Crawford...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
PHOENIX — Officially, Hyun-Jin Ryu doesn't weigh any less than he did last year. The Dodgers still list his weight as 255 pounds.
But his face doesn't look nearly as self-indulgent. His torso appears leaner.
"I weigh significantly less than I...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Dodgers had just swallowed a quarter of a billion dollars in one swift gulp. They had liberated Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett from Boston. It was a jolly afternoon at Dodger Stadium, particularly when the question arose as to whether...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:07 PM
PHOENIX — There's a massive painting hanging in a hallway of Dan Haren's home in Irvine that shows the pitcher, mid-windup, in the uniforms of the first four major league teams for which he played.
It was meant to be a memento of an All-Star...