The Dodgers have traded IF Ryan Jackson to Kansas City for cash considerations.
#Mariners have had trade talks on multiple RH outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes, and Justin Upton. They want to land one.
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers continued its early offseason of attempting incremental upgrades to the fringes of the roster, on Monday acquiring pitcher Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicasio was designated for assignment by Colorado on Thursday. The team's..." November 24
Hanley Ramirez terms with #RedSox, per source: Four years, $88M with fifth-year vesting option valued at $22M.
ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox, not content to wait for third baseman Pablo Sandoval's decision as to whether he will sign with the club, reportedly have come to terms with Hanley Ramirez on what is expected to be in the range of a five-year, $90 million agreement, FoxSports.com reported Sunday. Ramirez..." November 24
Dbacks have traded RHP Mike Bolsinger to the Dodgers for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment on Thursday.
CBSSports.com "While Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford were originally seen as the most likely high-profile, high-salaried Dodgers outfielders to be traded, that may not necessarily be the case at this point. Word is there is serious interest in Matt Kemp, which will weigh heavily into the equation. There was..." November 22
ESPN Los Angeles "The Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor league left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in exchange for young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris. The move was the first major league trade under new Dodgers president of baseball..." November 22
Hardball Talk "If you can catch, you’re valuable. Miguel Montero can catch, ergo: The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero . . . Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles..." November 21
ESPN Los Angeles "Pitcher Dan Haren said Wednesday that he likely would walk away from baseball -- and leave $10 million in pretax income on the table -- if the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him to a team other than one of his former clubs, the Angels. Haren's 2015 option with the Dodgers kicked in when he reached..." November 20
The Score "Though the Los Angeles Dodgers are exploring several options to address their hole at shortstop, the club hasn't completely rejected the possibility of re-signing Hanley Ramirez, one source told Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Ramirez rejected a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Dodgers..." November 19
Some rival evaluators believe that the most likely LAD outfielder to be traded, by far, is Andre Ethier--but LAD will weigh their options.
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are looking into bringing back top free agent catcher Russell Martin, league sources said, and they certainly have the spending power to become a formidable obstacle to the Cubs or incumbent Pirates. The Jays are a fourth team reportedly in the mix for Martin. Martin is in an..." November 14
CBSSports.com "Dodgers veteran starter Dan Haren's name has surfaced in trade talks, but it might be interesting to see if he accepts a trade. While Haren, a Los Angeles area native, doesn't have a no-trade clause, league sources suggest they've heard Haren might be inclined to walk away from baseball if he's..." November 14
CBSSports.com "One day after winning the NL Cy Young Award, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been named the 2014 NL Most Valuable Player, the BBWAA announced. He received 18 of 30 first place votes. Kershaw is the first pitcher to be named MVP since Justin Verlander (2011) and the first NL pitcher to..." November 14
New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13
#Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw is the unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young award. Johnny Cueto second. Adam Wainwright third.
CBSSports.com "As expected, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was named the 2014 NL Cy Young Award winner, the BBWAA announced. He received all 30 first place votes. This is Kershaw's second straight Cy Young and third in the last four years. He won the award in 2011 and 2013 but finished second in the..." November 12
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers are looking to deal an outfielder, or possibly two, and the assumption had been that Carl Crawford and/or Andre Ethier were most likely to be dealt, but Matt Kemp's name is out on the trade market, too. Word is, there is some interest in Kemp after his nice second half in LA last..." November 12
CBSSports.com "Yasmany Tomas, the Cuban slugger and one of the few power hitters on the market, keeps drawing crowds for workouts in the Dominican, and word is the Phillies, Giants and Padres have come to view his exploits most often. All three of those teams have seen Tomas at least three times -- though..." November 11
CBSSports.com "Russell Martin, extremely popular on the free-agent market after his big year, will officially reject the Pirates qualifying offer for 2015 by Monday's deadline -- no surprise considering word is, he has already got four-year possibilities and might even get five. The one-year qualifying offer,..." November 10
Source: Hanley Ramirez has rejected the #Dodgers' qualifying offer.
Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another $100M+ signing. One source says VMart is M's priority.
ESPN.com "The Dodgers won the past two division titles, finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants and still ended up watching their rivals celebrate their third World Series title in five seasons. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi, who has a reputation for being one of the shrewdest..." November 09
CBSSports.com "A trade of Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won't be easy to pull off for the most obvious of reasons. The timing isn't good, with Tulowitzki, one of the best players in baseball, coming off season-ending hip surgery. It may be hard to come to an agreement on player compensation..." November 09
CBSSports.com "Free agent star Hanley Ramirez, one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball over the last nine seasons, is telling interested teams he is willing to play "wherever there's a need," a clear signal he would switch to third base and perhaps even elsewhere on the diamond, which could potentially..." November 08
Hardball Talk "The Dodgers officially named Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations on Thursday, but the team’s front office overhaul won’t stop there. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers will hire former major league outfielder Gabe..." November 07
ESPN.com "The Dodgers hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations Thursday. The moves are the first major ones under Andrew Friedman, who arrived in Los Angeles from Tampa Bay last month as the new president of baseball operations. Zaidi joins..." November 07
CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07
Free-agent RHP Chad Billingsley has changed agents, joining Steve Hilliard of Octagon. Billingsley previously was repped by Dave Stewart.
Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05
Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source.
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed infielder Ryan Jackson from the San Diego Padres on Monday. Jackson, 26, got a bit of playing time for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 and 2013 and hit .083 in 24 at-bats. Over six minor league seasons, Jackson, primarily a shortstop, has hit .268 with 27 home..." November 04
MLB.com "Citizen Kershaw has been honored thrice over by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Here’s how the press release sums it up … Clayton Kershaw on Monday became the first player to ever win three Players Choice Awards in a single year as he was recognized by his fellow players as..." November 04
The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers extended a qualifying offer to Hanley Ramirez, according to a team announcement prior to Monday's deadline. Ramirez is unlikely to accept the one-year, $15.3-million deal, but the move ensures the Dodgers will get draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere." November 04
dodgers expected to extend qualifying offer to hanley. yanks likely on d-rob (but kuroda is an iffy call) stories on @CBSSports
Billingsley a free agent. Dodgers declined his option.
Billingsley a free agent. Dodgers declined his option.
CBSSports.com "The dust has not yet settled following the Giants' Game 7 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, giving San Francisco its third title in the last five years, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are already hard at work looking ahead to next season. Courtesy of Bovada, here are the super early..." October 31
CBSSports.com "Logan White, the longtime Dodgers scouting director who picked Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and several more big stars in the amateur draft, is leaving Los Angeles for a job with the Padres. The well-respected White's new job title is unknown but he is expected to be high in new GM A.J. PReller's..." October 27
CBSSports.com "Earlier on Friday, the Rays announced manager Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract and is leaving the organization, effective immediately. As soon as that happened, there was speculation he would follow ex-Rays GM Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers. Friedman, now the president of baseball..." October 25
Hardball Talk "Everyone figured the Dodgers must have shelled out a ton of money to lure Andrew Friedman away from the Rays and now Buster Olney has the details: $35 million over five years. That’s obviously a ton of money, but $7 million per season means almost nothing to a Dodgers team with a $240 million..." October 25
Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly will manage the #Dodgers next season. Joe Maddon's availability won't change that.
Sporting News "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year for 2014, as selected by a panel of 244 major league players. Kershaw beat Angels superstar Mike Trout by just three votes. Kershaw follows a rich tradition of Dodgers to win the award since its inception in 1936, with..." October 24
Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23
New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22