Sources: #Dodgers trying to trade IF/OF Alex Guerrero. Talking to numerous teams. Fits best with an AL club.
Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11
The Dodgers have given a non-roster invite to infielder Brandon Hicks.
Los Angeles Times "It’s about pitching, stupid. About those arms that start every five days set the tone, lead the way. That’s the long-held belief, anyway. If teams have demonstrated there is more than one way to earn a ring, the consistent stable typically gets back to pitching, particularly of the starting..." February 10
Seattle Times "The Mariners announced Tuesday that they have signed right-handed reliever Joel Peralta to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training. The 39-year-old Peralta was 3-1 with a 4.34 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out 24 and..." February 09
The Score "The agent for Howie Kendrick believes his client's earning potential was handicapped this winter due to the league's current qualifying offer system. Kendrick declined the Los Angeles Dodgers' initial one-year, $15.8-million qualifying offer in November in order to try to find a more lucrative..." February 07
Los Angeles Times "Howie Kendrick has played 9,402 career innings at second base, six at third base. He was the Dodgers' starting second baseman last year. Yet, had he insisted on the same role this year, the Dodgers might not have brought him back. In the last two weeks, with no club willing to surrender the..." February 04
ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04
Teams that inquire about Yaisel Puig_and not Ethier_are being told by the #Dodgers that he is not available, at least not now.
The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04
CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03
McCovey Chronicles "Miguel Olivo is a lot of things. He's a 37-year-old catcher who will turn 38 during the season. He's a catcher who used to be good for 15 to 20 homers per year with a lousy on-base percentage, and then he got sucked into the Safeco death fog, never to recover. According to Baseball America's..." February 02
True Blue L.A. "Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said on Saturday that he has had no setbacks in recovery from his left knee surgery in October, and expects to be 100-percent ready for opening day. Turner had the procedure on Oct. 22 in Los Angeles, with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache performing the..." February 02
True Blue L.A. "Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is done with the rehabilitation portion of recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, and is now focusing on building up strength, and on Saturday said he was ahead of schedule. Grandal has been working out at the club's facility at Camelback Ranch..." February 02
The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers added two recently retired stars to their front office Tuesday, hiring four-time Cy Young award winner Greg Maddux and one-time All-Star Raul Ibanez as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and his department. Maddux, who was inducted..." February 02
MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02
ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02
Hardball Talk "This is a little bit Best Shape of His Life, a little bit all-purpose pre-spring training story. It’s from Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, keeping us up with the Days of our Puig. The BSOHL part: the Dodgers apparently asked Puig to slim down from last year and he now looks good, down..." February 01
Baseball Essential "After a disappointing end to the season, Los Angeles Dodgers fans wanted the front office to make moves that would push them from their usual first-round exit from the playoffs to World Series champions. The team with the highest payroll in Major League Baseball by an astounding amount, still has..." February 01
Awful Announcing "As Vin Scully prepares to call his 67th and final season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the American treasure has revealed his plans for 2016. He told those in attendance at the Dodgers’ annual FanFest that he doesn’t plan to go outside California unless the team makes the playoffs and he may not..." February 01
Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01
Orange County Register "If Vin Scully has his way, his final regular-season broadcast will come from the heart of enemy territory. The Dodgers finish their 2016 schedule with a three-game series Sept. 30-Oct. 2 against the Giants in San Francisco. Scully has traveled very little in recent seasons but said he might..." January 31
Los Angeles Times "lone television camera illuminated the face of Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke. His grin was sheepish. His tone was contrite. "Yeah," Van Slyke said. "That was a mishap." The spotlight shone upon Van Slyke thanks to a combination of his father's loose lips and the gravitational pull of..." January 31
Inside Socal "The Dodgers’ decision to re-sign Howie Kendrick for two years and $20 million didn’t come as a surprise to Chase Utley. The front office acknowledged that possibility when it re-signed Utley to a one-year contract back in December. Utley said all the right things Saturday about getting Kendrick..." January 31
Hardball Talk "You might recall that former major leaguer Andy Van Slyke went on a bizarre rant during an appearance on a St. Louis radio station in November, during which he spread some gossip that the highest-paid player on the Dodgers told the team to get rid out of polarizing outfielder Yasiel Puig. It was..." January 31
Hardball Talk "MLB.com has named Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager as the No. 1 prospect in the game, unseating Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Buxton, who has held that distinction for the past two years, checks in at No. 2 on this year’s list. It’s no surprise to see Seager at the top. After a strong season..." January 31
Yasiel Puig recently measured at 7% body fat, person close to him said. Was at 11% last year.
MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Andruw Jones says he will soon announce his retirement, Cory McCartney of FOX Sports South tweets. In November, Jones had reportedly been hoping to sign with an MLB team, but it appears likely he’ll hang up his cleats instead. It’s been awhile since Jones has played in the..." January 30
The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be closing in on a reunion with Howie Kendrick. Earlier Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported the Dodgers were considering bringing back Kendrick after a successful first season in Chavez Ravine, and Rosenthal followed up by saying the two sides are..." January 29
Sources: #Dodgers considering Kendrick. Not ideal fit with Kiké, Utley at 2B. Greater need for depth at 3B; Turner coming off knee surgery.
Sources: #Dodgers, Kendrick in agreement on two-year contract, pending physical.
Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29
Los Angeles Times "Dodgers fans soon might be able to drive to games along Vin Scully Avenue. Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo plans to make a motion Friday to rename Elysian Park Avenue after the Dodgers’ beloved Hall of Fame announcer. Elysian Avenue is the street off Sunset Boulevard that leads..." January 29
SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28
Los Angeles Times "he white Toyota 4Runner rolled into the parking lot at 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday, and from the passenger seat emerged Yasiel Puig. A small group awaited him near a soccer field packed with children. Puig smiled as a Dodgers official affixed a microphone to his neckline. He removed his sunglasses and..." January 27
New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27
USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26
The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26
Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26
Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25
Hardball Talk "Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 24 in Cooperstown, New York and one week later the Mets will retire his No. 31 at Citi Field, the team announced today. Piazza’s jersey will be retired on July 30 and there’s also a Piazza bobblehead giveaway scheduled for July 31...." January 25
Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25
The Score "Almost three months have passed since Alex Anthopoulos turned down a five-year contract extension from the Toronto Blue Jays, and the expert prevaricator (and now deposed GM) has yet to offer an explanation for his departure beyond vague statements about Toronto no longer being "the right..." January 24
Los Angeles Times "ndre Ethier, still here. What’s an exciting Dodgers’ off-season without some Ethier trade speculation? Predictable as packed health clubs after New Year’s Day. Only this year, it is a tad different. This year, the cries to unload Ethier are less because he was unproductive and looked headed..." January 24
MLB.com "The acquisitions of veteran starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda were clear signs from Dodgers management that Julio Urias mania will be contained a little longer. But MLBPipeline.com named Urias the best left-handed pitching prospect in the game on Wednesday, so there's only so long..." January 21
The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday
The #Dbacks are active in trade talks trying to move a 2B, which could clear room to sign FA Howie Kendrick
Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21