Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers, Marlins discussing Marcell Ozuna trade

    Larry Brown Sports "With Dee Gordon and (more notably) Giancarlo Stanton already on their way out of Miami, another player may be the next victim of the Marlins’ fire sale. Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest reported on Saturday that the Marlins are discussing a possible trade of outfielder Marcell Ozuna with the Los..." December 09

  • Dodgers not expected to make last-ditch effort for Giancarlo Stanton

    Yardbarker "Giancarlo Stanton appears headed to the New York Yankees as no other potential suitors threaten a last-minute hijack of the currently agreed deal. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Saturday that Stanton was expected to formally approve a deal sending him to New York, and the likely main threat..." December 09

  • Report: Stanton Narrows List Of Trade Candidates, Crosses Off Giants And Cardinals

    Deadspin "Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly narrowed the list of places he’d accept a trade, and the two biggest frontrunners have been left off. Per reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Stanton is now focusing on the Dodgers and Yankees—and not the Giants or Cardinals. Craig Mish of SiriusXM..." December 08

  • Don't sleep on the Dodgers when it comes to the Giancarlo Stanton trade sweepstakes

    CBS Sports "When it comes to the Marlins' desire to trade reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and the $295 million still on his contract, you can be forgiven for thinking that it's the Giants or Cardinals or bust for the slugger. After all, those two teams have reportedly agreed to general parameters of a deal..." December 07

  • Dodgers could be Giants’ chief competition for Stanton

    San Francisco Chronicle "If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles. Not that it would matter. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and their fans would welcome him under virtually any circumstances, even if it meant his first choice was wearing..." December 04

  • The Dodgers are willing to trade Yasmani Grandal

    Hardball Talk "Yasmani Grandal was the Dodgers starting catcher for most of the 2017 season. You wouldn’t have known that, however, if you just started following them during the postseason, when Austin Barnes got almost all of the reps behind the plate and Grandal lodged only 11 plate appearances all October..." November 30

  • Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Barring any surprises -- I think we'd all welcome some surprise hot stove activity -- the two biggest stories of the 2017-18 MLB offseason will be the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Giancarlo Stanton trade market. Ohtani is expected to be posted in the coming days and the 21-day negotiating..." November 28

  • Dodgers reportedly sign Venditte to Minors deal

    MLB.com "The Dodgers reportedly signed switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a Minor League deal on Monday, according to SB Nation. Venditte spent the 2017 season pitching for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies organization, posting a 3.36 ERA in 69 2/3 innings of relief." November 28

  • Report: Teams think Stanton holding out for trade to Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been reports and rumors about potential Giancarlo Stanton trades for weeks now, but no movement on that front. Why has that been the case? Some reportedly believe it has to do with the Los Angeles Dodgers. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that some teams interested in Stanton believe..." November 27

  • Giancarlo Stanton tells Marlins which teams he'll waive no-trade clause for

    CBS Sports "At some point this offseason, it is very likely the Miami Marlins will trade franchise player and reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in an effort to shed payroll. Stanton's contract is massive -- he's owed $295 million from 2018-27 -- and removing that from the books would help the team's new..." November 27

  • Reps for Shohei Ohtani ask Dodgers, others to spell out their interest in Japanese prospect

    L.A. Daily News "The courtship of Shohei Ohtani will include a written portion. In advance of the much-anticipated move of Ohtani to the United States, his representatives sent out a questionnaire to all 30 MLB teams. According to the Associated Press, the questionnaire was included in materials distributed by..." November 27

  • Dodgers Can Form Unstoppable Giancarlo Stanton-Cody Bellinger 100 HR Duo

    Bleacher Report "Even though it was the most homer-happy season in Major League Baseball history, 2017 somehow missed out on a truly historic pair of slugging teammates. A trade that would unite Giancarlo Stanton and Cody Bellinger on the Los Angeles Dodgers could fix that right up. To be clear, no such..." November 27

  • Andre Ethier Denies 'Totally Untrue' Report He Plans to Retire

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent outfielder Andre Ethier has denied a report stating that he was planning to retire. Ethier told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that a report from FanRag Sports' Robert Murray stating he planned to call it a career is "totally untrue." Ethier added that his back is healthy and he's preparing..." November 26

  • Andre Ethier planning to retire

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has informed family and friends that he is retiring, league sources tell FanRag Sports. Ethier informed Dodgers media that he intended to continue his playing career in 2018, so it’s unclear what changed. He was unsurprisingly bought out of his $17.5..." November 26

  • Why the 100-win Indians, Astros and Dodgers could be even better in 2018

    ESPN "The 2017 season was extraordinary for many reasons, including this one: The Dodgers, Indians and Astros all won 100 games -- 104, 102 and 101 to be exact. It was the first season with at least two 100-win teams since 2004 and the first with three since 2003. Since the divisional era in 1969, the..." November 25

  • Report: Phillies Considering Chase Utley As Bench Coach

    CBS Philly "Fresh off a World Series appearance, a former Phillie standout could be making a return to the ball club, according to a recent report. WIP’s Howard Eskin hinted on Twitter at the possible return of hometown legend Chase Utley, who recently experienced a World Series defeat with the Los Angeles..." November 23

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

    Forbes.com "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. " November 21

  • Shawn Wooten out as Dodgers Triple-A hitting coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have moved on from Triple-A hitting coach Shawn Wooten. Wooten is now the second significant member of the organization’s hitting staff to exit this offseason, with assistant hitting coach Tim Hyers being hired away as the hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox under new..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Cubs are interested in Brandon Morrow

    Hardball Talk "Patrick Mooney of NBC Sports Chicago reports that the Chicago Cubs are going to target free agent reliever Brandon Morrow. Morrow had a fantastic season in his first year as a reliever, posting a 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43.2 innings. " November 17

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Report: ‘Little momentum’ in Dodgers’ talks for Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami..." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Dodgers 'in the mix' for Stanton

    Bleacher Report "The defending National League champions are reportedly "in the mix" to land Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported the news Tuesday, citing a source who said the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in trading for him. His report comes after Chad..." November 14

  • Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list

    Fanrag Sports "Everyone’s looking for pitching, they say. But perhaps no one is looking for pitching with as much interest or enthusiasm as the Twins, who are targeting the very top pitchers on the rotation market and on the bullpen market — and hoping to add depth, as well. The Twins are looking at the two..." November 14

  • Dodgers and Cubs interested in Orioles closer Britton

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports. It is believed that a couple other teams also have checked in on Britton, one of the game’s best closers. The Orioles are said to..." November 14

  • Cody Bellinger Wins 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Award

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year Monday after he put on a power-packed show for the National League champions. MLB announced the winner. The Dodgers have captured back-to-back NL Rookie of the Year Awards following..." November 13

  • Cubs, Dodgers have spoken to Orioles about Britton

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports. It is believed that a couple other teams also have checked in on Britton, one of the game’s best closers. The Orioles are said to..." November 13

  • Dodgers and Padres set for Mexico series in May

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers are headed to Mexico next season. The Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series May 4-6 in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. An announcement is expected Monday. The Padres will be the home..." November 13

  • How Brandon Morrow went from hot stove afterthought to hot commodity

    ESPN "Brandon Morrow is a free agent, and some intriguing possibilities await him over the coming weeks. He's fresh off an impressive season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen, followed by a historic postseason that has awakened teams to the possibility that he could be closer material in 2018. As..." November 11

  • Brandon Morrow: “All things equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.”

    Hardball Talk "Free agent reliever Brandon Morrow would like to return to the Dodgers. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio, the right-hander said, “All things being equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.” Here’s all of what he said in the clip provided by MLB Network Radio: Things are still..." November 10

  • Yasiel Puig not pleased with Gold Glove snub

    Fanrag Sports "Many thought that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig deserved to win the Gold Glove for right field in the National League this season. As it turns out, Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward was the selection for the fourth year in a row. Puig was not pleased." November 08

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Curtis Granderson Intends To Play In 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "While some have wondered whether veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson would call it quits this offseason, that does not appear to be his preference. Per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, via Twitter, Granderson intends to play in 2018. The 36-year-old Granderson just wrapped up the free agent deal he..." November 07

  • Dodgers To Exercise Club Option On Logan Forsythe

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will exercise their $8.5MM club option over second baseman/third baseman Logan Forsythe, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Los Angeles had until 5pm ET today to decided between that sum and a $1MM buyout for the 30-year-old Forsythe. Forsythe didn’t have the season that the Dodgers..." November 06

  • Yasiel Puig Says He Has 'Too Much F--king Money in My Life' After Burglary

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did not seem too disturbed by the home burglary that took place last week. "I have too much f--king money in my life," Puig told TMZ Sports. "I ain't worried about that s--t. I have a f--king lot of money." TMZ posted the NSFW video on YouTube." November 06

  • Dodgers decline option on Andre Ethier, making him a free agent

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers bid farewell to outfielder Andre Ethier on Sunday, declining his 2018 option and casting the longest-tenured member of their roster into free agency. Ethier, 35, receives a $2.5-million buyout. The Dodgers would have owed him $17.5 million next season had they picked up his..." November 06

  • Curt Schilling 'Kershaw's Not A Big-Game Pitcher ... Blew It This World Series'

    TMZ "Not everyone has the clutch gene -- and MLB playoffs legend Curt Schilling says that includes Clayton Kershaw, who exposed himself in this year's World Series. We spoke to Curt about big-game pitching after the Dodgers' W.S. collapse ... and he didn't sugarcoat what separates guys like him..." November 05

  • Yu Darvish Emotional World Series Apology 'I Couldn't Do It, I'm Sorry'

    TMZ "Yu Darvish is opening up on his World Series nightmare -- telling TMZ Sports he feels terrible for blowing his big moment. "Dodger fans ... they expect we won the World Series. I couldn't do it. I still feel sorry," Darvish told us out in Beverly Grove. Darvish -- who couldn't have been..." November 04

  • Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Robbed by Burglars During World Series Loss

    TMZ "This ain't the double play Yasiel Puig needed -- while he and the Dodgers were losing Game 7 of the World Series, a burglar hit his house and made off with jewelry ... TMZ Sports has learned. The burglar busted a window in Puig's San Fernando Valley home to get in, which set off an alarm ......" November 02

  • Dave Roberts explains why he started Yu Darvish over Clayton Kershaw in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was forced to explain why Yu Darvish and not Clayton Kershaw started Game 7 for his team. Hindsight was not kind to Roberts on Wednesday night, as Darvish was rocked for five runs in 1.2 innings, while Kershaw delivered four scoreless innings in relief..." November 02

  • Dodgers Early Favorites to Win 2018 World Series Title

    SI "The Los Angeles Dodgers are the early favorites to take home the 2018 World Series title, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers. The Dodgers, who had baseball's best record and highest payroll last season, open as 5–1 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. They are followed by the World..." November 02

  • Dodgers wasted plenty of opportunities in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers fought long and hard against the Astros but ultimately came up just short of winning their first championship since 1988. Instead, the Astros ended their own championship drought of 55 years. In Game 7, the Dodgers had six runners reach base via hit, two via walk, and four via..." November 02

  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel tips helmet to Yu Darvish before first at-bat

    ESPN "In an apparent effort to make further amends for his racist gesture earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel took off his batting helmet and slightly nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the first inning of Game 7 of the World Series..." November 02

  • World Series Game 6 drew unexpectedly massive ratings, besting even 2016

    Awful Announcing "When the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Indians came to an end, we figured it could be a long time before baseball approached the kind of viewership those games had drawn. But here we are only a year later, and the Dodgers and Astros are drawing some shockingly excellent..." November 01

  • Joc Pederson plays it coy when asked about his ‘Pay me’ gesture

    Sportress of Blogitude "Joc Pederson wouldn’t divulge to reporters the meaning behind his “Pay me!” gesture during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series. The Dodgers outfielder hit a huge home run off Astros reliever Joe Musgrove during bottom of the..." November 01