| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:57 PM
SKIP SCHUMAKER, 33, utility player
Final 2013 stats: .263 batting average, two home runs, 30 RBI, .332 on-base and slugging percentages, 31 runs and 0.00 ERA.
Contract status: Last month signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Reds, with a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Those versatile bench guys the Dodgers love so much are falling fast.
Having already lost Nick Punto to the A’s last week, they have apparently now lost his buddy, Skip Schumaker, to the Reds.
Nick Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Monday that...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Baby, you can drive my car …
Ah, Yasiel Puig. A humongous bundle of energy and unpredictability. Talent almost shoots out of his pores. He can do almost anything, which is both good and bad.
He can unleash a laser throw to the plate or to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:55 PM
And then a bullet did not bounce off the chest. The baseball world did not fall to its feet. Shock and awe and resignation were notably absent.
The Dodgers lost Wednesday, lost in a realm they had fairly dominated since new ownership took up residence...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It might be somewhat backward, but it makes sense that Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is in Los Angeles to have a medical exam.
Even though he is only 25, Tanaka already has thrown more innings (1,315) than any pitcher his age in the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually.
Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Once they were young. Rising stars with limitless futures.
Now the future is here, or so the Dodgers hope. Trouble is -- or could be – they are no longer so young. They may not be heading into the baseball sunset, but they’re mostly at...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Here’s a free tip to that legion of relievers making plans to be in the Dodgers’ bullpen this season: Better be on your game early and often.
General Manager Ned Colletti has assembled a relief corps of pitchers who are used to being in at...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Re-signing or replacing third baseman Juan Uribe figures to be at or near the top of the Dodgers’ to-do list at baseball’s winter meetings, which start Monday in Florida.
General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers have already made...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:09 PM
What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending.
For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town.
The domination of buzz that began with the...