Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Ticket prices for Dodger Stadium World Series games go through the roof

    ESPN "Ticket prices and sales were soaring Friday, hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a World Series berth for the first time in 29 years. The average asking price for tickets to games in Los Angeles was $3,164 a ticket, the second-highest asking price of any team in the ticket resale era,..." October 21

  • Vin Scully Not Returning for World Series, Dodgers Say

    TMZ "It would be awesome if it happened ... but the Dodgers tell TMZ Sports ... Vin Scully will NOT be firing up his legendary microphone for a World Series cameo. The greatest Dodgers broadcaster of all time retired last year -- but many are holding out hope he will come back to work to call an..." October 20

  • Dodgers expect to have Corey Seager back for World Series

    Fanrag Sports "The already potent Los Angeles Dodgers will be receiving some more firepower for their World Series pursuit, as L.A. manager Dave Roberts says the team is expecting to have start shortstop Corey Seager back in the lineup for Game 1 of the championship series. Roberts broke the news shortly..." October 20

  • Clayton Kershaw jokes he 'might retire' if Dodgers win World Series

    Sporting News "The Dodgers are going back to the World Series for the first time since 1988 and Clayton Kershaw is ecstatic. After the Dodgers closed out the Cubs in five games with an 11-1 victory to win the NLCS, Kershaw made a shocking proclamation. "If we win, I might retire, call it a career," the..." October 20

  • Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off..." October 20

  • Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez becomes 10th to hit three homers in MLB playoff game

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to the World Series, and Enrique Hernandez nearly carried them there single-handedly in Game 5 against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night (LAD 11, CHC 1). Hernandez, a versatile utility man who played seven positions in 2017, smacked three home runs in Game 5..." October 20

  • Jim Wolf admits missed call on Curtis Granderson foul tip

    Fanrag Sports "On Wednesday evening, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson found himself in the midst of quite the strange play. After originally being called out on strikes, Granderson was then sent back to the plate as it was determined that he actually foul tipped the previously called third..." October 19

  • Los Angeles transit account trolls Cubs fans for leaving game early

    Larry Brown Sports "Some Chicago Cubs fans were seen leaving Tuesday night’s Game 4 of the NLCS early, and one Los Angeles Twitter account made sure to let them hear about it. Metro Los Angeles, which is responsible for public transit in the city, trolled Cubs fans who left Game 4 early with the following..." October 18

  • Yu Darvish: Stop criticizing Rangers pitching coaches

    Dallas Morning News "In a few hours, Yu Darvish will attempt to put the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to the World Series than they've been in 29 years. But first, an explanation. After stories suggesting the Dodgers overhauled his pitching style led the social media world to wonder if the Rangers pitching coaches..." October 18

  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • Corey Seager could be available if the Dodgers make the World Series

    Hardball Talk "Corey Seager‘s absence from the Dodgers’ NLCS roster was a surprise, but bad backs are bad backs. If the Dodgers, who have a 2-0 NLCS lead right now, make the World Series, however, they may very well have Seager back. From Prior to Sunday’s Game 2 of the National League..." October 16

  • Yasiel Puig pokes Keith Olbermann over bat flips on Twitter, eventually makes peace

    Awful Announcing "Among current MLB players, there may be no more polarizing figure than Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. Some think he brings fun and enthusiasm to baseball, while others feel that he disrespects the game — especially when arguably overreacting to a play that doesn’t warrant such a..." October 16

  • Corey Seager says he feels considerably better today

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts sounded an optimistic note about injured shortstop Corey Seager, who is recovering from a lower back sprain that kept him off the team’s roster for the National League Championship Series. “Well, Corey, in talking to him, he says he feels considerably better,”..." October 16

  • Dodgers teammates enjoy Puig's antics: 'I don't care if he gets naked'

    USA Today "He makes the Los Angeles Dodgers want to punish him, bench him, or even give up on him, believing he’ll never become the man they ever envisioned. Yep, kind of like your own kids. Then, there are days like Saturday, when the Dodgers laugh at his silly bat flips, look the other way when he..." October 15

  • Corey Seager unsure of status for World Series if Dodgers advance

    Yardbarker "Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is set to miss the NLCS with a back problem, and there’s little clarity for him even if his team advances without him. Seager hurt his back during Game 3 of the NLDS against Arizona on a slide, and was left off the roster completely for the NLCS. Given..." October 15

  • Mia Khalifa gets kicked out of Dodger Stadium during NLCS Game 1

    Yardbarker "Sports fan Mia Khalifa hit up Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, but she didn’t make it until the end of the game. It’s not surprising that Khalifa was there, given that her new show with co-star Gilbert Arenas, “Out of Bounds,” premieres on Monday. The show..." October 15

  • Dodgers' Corey Seager: Not on NLCS roster

    CBS Sports "Seager (back) was left off the NLCS roster against the Cubs, Andy McCullough of The Los Angeles Times reports. In a devastating blow for the Dodgers, Seager will be unavailable for the series against the Cubs due to the back injury he sustained in Game 3 of the NLDS against Arizona. " October 14

  • Dodgers announce NLCS rotation

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers have their rotation set for the National League Championship Series, per a team announcement on Friday. Clayton Kershaw has been tabbed for Game 1, as expected, while Rich Hill will tackle Game 2, Yu Darvish will take Game 3 and Alex Wood will get the nod for a potential..." October 14

  • Corey Seager questionable for Game 1 due to back injury

    Los Angeles Times "Held out of workouts for the third consecutive day because of an issue with his back, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager may not be able to play Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, manager Dave Roberts acknowledged at a workout on Friday. Roberts described the injury as a “muscular..." October 14

  • Las Vegas oddsmakers install Dodgers as heavy favorites over Cubs in NLCS

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have been installed as substantial favorites over the Cubs in the NLCS by Las Vegas bookmakers, priced at -200 odds at the Westgate SuperBook to advance to the World Series. That price means a $200 wager is required to make a $100 to profit on a winning bet. The Cubs are..." October 13

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts can't overlook ace Clayton Kershaw's seventh-inning struggles

    Los Angeles Times "Past midnight on Tuesday, as the party after the Dodgers’ sweep of Arizona in the National League division series wound down, Clayton Kershaw beamed in the center of the visitors clubhouse at Phoenix’s Chase Field. His daughter danced behind him while Kendrick Lamar preached the virtues of..." October 13

  • Diamondbacks guard pool to prevent Dodgers from swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks couldn’t prevent the Los Angeles Dodgers from beating them in the NLDS, but they could prevent a repeat of 2013’s celebration. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Game 3 of their series Monday to complete the sweep and advance. Four years ago the Dodgers clinched..." October 10

  • Roberts: Dodgers won't swim in D-Backs' pool if they win series

    Orange County Register "Everybody out of the pool. Four years ago the Dodgers clinched the first of their five consecutive NL West titles at Chase Field. After celebrating in the visitors’ clubhouse for awhile, a group of Dodgers took the party onto the field, over the right-field fence and into the pool there. Photos..." October 09

  • Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw will not pitch on short rest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers know they have one of the most dominant starting pitchers in baseball in Clayton Kershaw, but they feel their rotation is deep enough to win a championship without the left-hander pitching on short rest. At least for now. On the eve of his team beginning its latest..." October 06

  • Draft: First-Round Order For 2018

    Real GM Baseball "The regular season is over, so the order of the first round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft has been solidified. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. San Francisco Giants 3. Philadelphia Phillies 4. Chicago White Sox 5. Cincinnati Reds 6. New York Mets 7. San Diego Padres 8...." October 02

  • Dodgers announce Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of NLDS, but not Game 4

    CBS Sports "One of the worst kept secrets in baseball is now official: Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS for the Dodgers next Friday. Manager Dave Roberts made the announcement Friday afternoon, and he added Kershaw will not start Game 4 on short rest. Of course, Roberts has said Kershaw would..." September 30

  • Astros' win gives MLB three 100-win teams for first time since 2003

    Sporting News "The Astros took down the Red Sox Friday with a 3-2 victory at Fenway Park. The win was Houston's 100th of the season, giving MLB three 100-win teams for the first time since the 2003 season. Houston joined the Indians (101) and the Dodgers (102) as the teams with 100 wins this year. It's just..." September 30

  • MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP of the Fall Classic will now be recognized as the “Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player.” The announcement comes..." September 29

  • Dodgers rule Adrian Gonzalez out for postseason

    Los Angeles Times "odger manager Dave Roberts has kept his cards close to his vest when discussing the possible makeup of his playoff roster. But before Wednesday’s 10-0 win over the San Diego Padres, he discarded an ace from that deck, announcing that first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is done for the year. “We’re..." September 29

  • Former All-Star Carl Crawford Is Making $21.9M to Not Play, and He's OK with It

    Bleacher Report "The big iron gates swing open, and from the front door on the other end of the long concrete driveway a voice cheerfully hollers, "Come on in!" It is late on a Saturday afternoon and a sweltering 87 degrees in the quiet here after Hurricane Harvey ripped through two weeks ago. But signs of life..." September 28

  • 'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu says MLB's seven-day DL is 'a joke'

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres have had a rough season when it comes to catcher concussions. Backup Hector Sanchez missed a week in April after taking a ball off the mask. Meanwhile, starter Austin Hedges missed closer to two weeks due to his own concussion -- one that required vision training before he..." September 28

  • The time two umpires almost got blackmailed over a hookup with strippers

    Hardball Talk "I didn’t put “must-click link” in the headline because there wasn’t room, but I kinda doubt I need to tell you that you need to click on this link, which takes you to a wonderful story by William Ryczek over at The National Pastime Museum. The short version: in 1960 two big league umpires, Ed..." September 27

  • Yasiel Puig Benched For Arriving Late To Team Workout

    Real GM Baseball "Yasiel Puig arrived late to the ballpark Monday and was benched by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Puig wasn't in the lineup on Sunday, either, after he made a base-running error the previous day. "Yasiel has been great all year, but to be frank, there was a situation where he was supposed to be on..." September 26

  • Dodgers Acquire Connor Joe From Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have acquired infielder/outfielder Connor Joe from the Braves for international bonus pool space, according to Dodger Insider (Twitter link). This is the second trade of the year involving Joe, a 2014 first-round pick who went from Pittsburgh to Atlanta for utilityman Sean Rodriguez..." September 25

  • Dave Roberts Would Take Issue With Anthem Protest

    Real GM Baseball "Oakland Athletics rookie Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League player to take a knee in protest during the national anthem on Saturday. If someone on the Los Angeles Dodgers follows in Maxwell's footsteps, Dave Roberts won't readily offer his support. Roberts said Sunday he'd take..." September 25

  • Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while you’re at the ballpark

    Hardball Talk "During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out: “hey, netting wouldn’t be necessary if you simply paid attention!” These folks get particularly upset at the idea of people looking at their phones or..." September 25

  • Dave Roberts would have issue with player protesting anthem

    Yardbarker "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would not stop one of his players from protesting the national anthem, but he would have an issue with it. Roberts talked about the anthem protests subject on Sunday and said he would have an issue with a player doing it, citing his father’s background..." September 24

  • Roberts frustrated with Puig: I need players 'I can trust'

    Orange County Register "Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss. Afterward, Puig said through an interpreter that he felt pain in his ankle the moment..." September 24

  • Dodgers activate Brandon McCarthy

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants. As a corresponding move, the team placed right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin on the 60-day disabled list. McCarthy had previously been..." September 23

  • Padres, Dodgers might play series in Mexico next season

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In 1996, the Padres and the New York Mets traveled to Monterrey, Mexico, to play Major League Baseball’s first regular-season series outside the United States or Canada. The Padres went back in 1999, hosting the Colorado Rockies in the first regular-season opener south of the border. Next May,..." September 23

  • Dodgers owner Mark Walter is involved in a scandal

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers last owner, Frank McCourt, was a mainstay of the gossip pages. The new administration has been pretty drama free since taking over five years ago. That is, until now. Multiple outlets, ranging from the New York Post to the Wall Street Journal, have been reporting on a scandal..." September 22

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Raul Mondesi sentenced to eight years in prison in Dominican Republic

    USA Today "Former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined about $1.2 million for mishandling funds as a mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple reports. Mondesi, whose son plays for the Kansas City Royals, had been on house..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Clayton Kershaw Surrenders First Career Grand Slam

    Real GM Baseball "Clayton Kershaw gave up the first grand slam of his career on Monday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. Aaron Altherr drove in four runs with a single swing in Philadelphia's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw had faced 103 batters in his career with bases loaded without..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy

    Sporting News "If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. They’ll need it. Trying to sort out this year’s crowded NL MVP race is a nearly impossible task. As many as six players have had seasons worthy of first-place votes, which means you’re going to see..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

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