Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Josh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman "Josh Byrnes, the former general manager of the Diamondbacks and Padres, is seen as a leading candidate for the top executive job under new club president Andrew Friedman with the Dodgers, league sources said. Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar..." October 18

  • Joe Maddon: 'I'm a Ray,' shoots down speculation about joining Dodgers "On Tuesday, the Dodgers changed the baseball landscape by announcing they have hired GM Andrew Friedman away from the Rays. He'll take over as their president of baseball operations. Friedman built contenders on a shoestring budget in Tampa, and now he'll have the game's largest payroll at his..." October 15

  • Kemp will receive a fine after lambasting Dale Scott's iffy strike zone "Dodgers star Matt Kemp will be fined for his harsh remarks about Dale Scott's strike zone in Game 3 of the NLDS game with the Cardinals, sources say. There was a lot of complaining in that game, and some who have viewed the tape agree it wasn't Scott's best night (in other words, he wasn't very..." October 15

  • Dodgers land Andrew Friedman — and it puts Don Mattingly on the hot seat

    L.A. Daily News "One down, one more to go? One in, another one on the way? And if connecting the dots is your thing, how can you not pull out a black marker and draw a direct line from Andrew Friedman to Joe Maddon right about now? In other words, if you’re Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, that seat you sit..." October 15

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    J.P. Hoornstra @jphoornstra

    #Dodgers announce that outfielder Roger Bernadina has elected free agency and been removed from the 40-man roster.

  • Joe Maddon to the Dodgers? Rays manager “absolutely” wants to stay in Tampa Bay

    Hardball Talk "As soon as news broke that Andrew Friedman was leaving the Rays for the Dodgers speculation started about his luring manager Joe Maddon to join him in Los Angeles. One issue: Maddon, unlike Friedman, actually has a contract with the Rays and is under team control for 2015. It’s the final..." October 14

  • Friedman to Dodgers; Colletti gets new role

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers named former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations on Tuesday. Ned Colletti, who has been the Dodgers' general manager since 2005, will remain with the club in a new role as senior advisor to the president and CEO of..." October 14

  • Youth movement key to Dodgers' offseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "Whether the Los Angeles Dodgers retain general manager Ned Colletti or fire him, the team is on a mission this offseason to find a way to get a younger roster while remaining competitive and to avoid signing any more bad long-term contracts. When you think about it, that’s kind of the same thing...." October 12

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Besides Andrew Friedman #Rays, other names surfacing in LA include Billy Eppler #Yankees,Kenny Williams #WhiteSox, Mark Shapiro #Indians.

  • 11d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • 11d
    George Ofman @georgeofman

    Are the Dodgers shopping Puig? You bet and the Cubs are one of several teams interested.

  • Report: Dodgers could target Rays’ Andrew Friedman if they move on from Ned Colletti

    Hardball Talk "Following the Dodgers’ ouster from the NLDS, we heard multiple reports yesterday that general manager Ned Colletti could be on the hot seat. And an interesting name has surfaced if they decide to move on. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times writes that their “top target appears to be” Rays..." October 10

  • Report: Yasiel Puig's lack of effort in NLDS angered teammates

    The Sports Daily "The 2014 National League Division Series is a sequence of events that Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig would probably like to put behind him. Striking out in key situations and going 3-for-12 at the plate (with a .357 on-base percentage) isn’t Puig-like by any means. And after being benched in Tuesday’s..." October 10

  • Ned Colletti’s Job Security In Question

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:44pm: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News spoke to multiple Dodgers insiders, with one source telling him, “I’m already hearing all kinds of rumblings” regarding Colletti and, to a much lesser extent, Mattingly. Other sources to which Martino spoke praised Mattingly’s people skills and..." October 09

  • What these playoffs teach us about baseball’s best bankrolls

    New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09

  • Past Hanley Ramirez, free agent shortstop field thin "With news that the Orioles have agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension (Jon Heyman confirmation) with J.J. Hardy breaking Thursday, I couldn't help but look ahead to the free agent shortstop field for this coming offseason. That is, it's Hanley Ramirez and everyone else. Past..." October 09

  • Reports: Don Mattingly’s job is safe, but general manager Ned Colletti is on the hot seat

    Hardball Talk "The fallout from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ early postseason dismissal may already be starting … Mark Saxon of is hearing that Don Mattingly’s job as manager “is safe” despite some questionable decisions in the NLDS, including leaving Yasiel Puig out of the starting lineup for..." October 09

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Don Mattingly "assuming" he will manage Dodgers next season.

  • Dodgers-Nets parent companies uniting unlikely

    New York Post "The parent companies of the LA Dodgers and the Brooklyn Nets will not be getting hitched after all, The Post has learned. Although the two sides held talks recently, they have broken down and are unlikely to begin again, sources tell The Post. “Guggenheim doesn’t have money,” a source close..." October 09

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: Brian Wilson has informed #Dodgers that he will exercise his player option for 2015.

  • 13d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Josh Beckett announces retirement. Beckett made 3 All-Star teams, won 2 World Series (2003, 2007) in 14-year career.

  • Clayton Kershaw deserves better, gets nothing

    SB Nation "Clayton Kershaw was called on to pitch on three days' rest for a few reasons. A tired Kershaw is better than a rested Dan Haren, for one. Kershaw wanted the ball, for two. The Dodgers were facing elimination and wanted to use the most valuable player in baseball, for three. Considering how Kershaw..." October 08

  • Adams' blast launches Cardinals into another NLCS

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have reached the National League championship series for the fourth year in a row. For the second time in the division series, they overcame Los Angeles Dodgers lefthanded ace Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning, this time on a three-run homer by lefthanded-batting Matt Adams...." October 07

  • Wong goes long, Cards grab series lead

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Kolten Wong, whose main notoriety in his first postseason last year was in being picked off first to end a game, snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer off Los Angeles lefthander Scott Elbert in the seventh inning and the Cardinals held on for a 3-1 win over the Dodgers and snatched a 2-1 edge in..." October 07

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Puig not in #Dodgers’ lineup. Crawford hitting second, Ethier in center, batting sixth.

  • Matt Kemp: Strike zone 'terrible' "Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, who got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in his team's 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, blasted the veteran umpire after the game. The Dodgers, who were swinging hot bats coming..." October 07

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kershaw starts Game 4.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly: Dodgers undecided if Kershaw will pitch Game 4.

  • Matt Kemp a swing shifter for Dodgers in 3-2 win over Cardinals

    Los Angeles Times "At this stage of the season last year, Matt Kemp was on crutches, calling himself the Dodgers' head cheerleader. In the wake of the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their National League division series, Kemp can call himself something else: October hero. Kemp's..." October 05

  • Yadier Molina: “If you’re going to scream at me you’ve got to be ready to fight”

    Hardball Talk "Benches cleared in Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Dodgers yesterday after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a pitch. Things escalated when Adrian Gonzalez walked to the plate and began jawing with Yadier Molina. The two went nose-to-nose before eventually being..." October 05

  • Benches clear in Cardinals-Dodgers "The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, who have a history of animosity, had a benches-clearing incident in the third inning of their first National League Division Series game Friday night after Adam Wainwright hit Yasiel Puig with a 90 mph fastball. Puig was taking his base when the..." October 04

  • Cardinals bring back the October magic with win over Dodgers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Having done his part to once again set the stage for his teammates to pull off the unthinkable, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright went looking for food. He was starving. By his own admission, his start Friday night at Dodger Stadium was “terrible,” and there was nothing else for him to do but watch..." October 04

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Don Mattingly says Hyun-Jin Ryu is good to go to start Game 3.

  • Dodgers' Gordon cleared for NLDS opener "Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is a go for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals after sitting out the final game of the regular season with a hip injury. Gordon was cleared to play in the series opener in Los Angeles after making..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Looks like Kershaw would pitch on short rest

    ESPN Los Angeles "It appears quite likely that the Los Angeles Dodgers would bring Clayton Kershaw back on three days’ rest if their National League Division Series with the St. Louis Cardinals lasts four games. For one thing, there’s a precedent. Kershaw did just that with the Dodgers leading 2-1 over the..." September 30

  • MLB playoff odds favor Angels, Dodgers to make World Series

    Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30

  • Dodgers finish regular season with a 10-5 clobbering of Rockies

    Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the third inning to finish the season with 116 runs batted in, the most in the major leagues. Gonzalez finished five RBIs ahead of Mike Trout of the Angels. "It's definitely something cool to be able to say you accomplished one year,"..." September 29

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said he is optimistic Gordon will play Friday.

  • 23d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Ryu said he felt fine while throwing bullpen session.

  • Dodgers shake up coaching staff "The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking things lightly as they wind down the regular season in preparation for the start of the playoffs next week. They showed up to the clubhouse later than usual Saturday afternoon, skipped batting practice prior to their game against the Colorado Rockies, and then..." September 28

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Dee Gordon said he just returned from MRI on eight hip. He said he's not concerned, he's had it before.

  • 23d
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Mattingly: Hanley Ramirez won't play tomorrow, but not injured.

  • Adrian Gonzalez hits 26th homer in Los Angeles Dodgers’ 12-inning victory against Rockies

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leaned back on his chair at his locker Saturday ahead of his team’s game against the Colorado Rockies. He had just finished talking boxing — which he loves — with a reporter. He was relaxed. When it comes to baseball, he can’t allow himself to chill out too..." September 28

  • Don Mattingly thinking Justin Turner, playoff roster before Dodgers defeat Rockies

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers’ Don Mattingly, like every other manager about to lead his team into the postseason, has decisions to make before the playoffs begin — as well as during them. Mattingly needs to select his playoff roster. One of those decisions will center on how many pitchers he will carry — 11 or..." September 27

  • Yasiel Puig, four-run sixth inning propel Dodgers to 9-1 victory

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig ended a 1-1 stalemate by sending a sixth-inning offering from starter Tim Hudson over the right-field wall for a home run. Later in the inning, Carl Crawford doubled in two runs against left-hander Javier Lopez to extend the Dodgers lead to 4-1. Crawford scored on a single..." September 25

  • How Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers clinched NL West over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "It was storybook time at Dodger Stadium, a Dodgers’ dream come very much to life. Clayton Kershaw, their leader all season, took the mound Wednesday and led the Dodgers to a 9-1 victory over the rival San Francisco Giants, leaving them National League West champions for a second consecutive..." September 25

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    Tommy Lasorda @TommyLasorda

    If you don't cheer for the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven. Especially after this great win tonight.

  • Matt Kemp, among others, is man in middle of Dodgers' win over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "Matt Kemp has been where Yasiel Puig was Tuesday night, screaming at opponents and forcing teammates to restrain him as benches cleared. Kemp knows better now. So here he was, on his 30th birthday, standing between Puig and Madison Bumgarner, who struck Puig on the left ankle with a slider..." September 24

  • Dan Haren made $10 million last night

    Hardball Talk "Actually, he made it over the course of the year, but he crossed over the 180 innings pitched line last night, and that caused his $10 million option to kick in. It’s a player option, so he can choose to walk away from it if he’d like. Though, honestly, I think he’d be kind of dumb to do that...." September 23