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  • Dodgers Trade Minor League Reliever Justin Grimm to Cincinnati Reds

    Dodgers Nation "The Dodgers have reportedly traded RHP Justin Grimm to the Cincinnati Reds. Grimm was signed on March 24, right before the season started. Grimm was signed to a minor league deal, so he was not occupying a 40-man roster spot. According to Andersen Pickard, the deal was..." July 18

  • Kenley Jansen on getting hit by comebacker: ‘I should have come out of the game’

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew the save Tuesday night, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies walked off 9-8 winners. The struggles continued for Jansen, who now has a 5.73 ERA across his last 11 appearances. The inning started..." July 18

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Dave Roberts not pleased with Kenley Jansen pitching through injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts openly wishes closer Kenley Jansen had learned his lesson about pitching through injury a little sooner. Jansen melted down in the 9th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. After getting an out on a comebacker that hit his..." July 17

  • Dodgers in no hurry to move Julio Urias from his current bullpen role

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers’ need for a reliable, conventional left-handed reliever was never more obvious than in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The score was tied with Jackie Bradley Jr., a left-handed batter, leading off. The Dodgers countered..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Dodgers Interested In Jake Diekman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are among the teams “known to be interested” in Royals left-handed reliever Jake Diekman, Jeffrey Flanagan of writes. They join the Nationalsin that regard. As a 32-year-old who could reach free agency after the season, the..." July 17

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • Dodgers' Justin Turner defends Phillies pitcher who plunked him, telling the umpire he shouldn't be ejected

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers were in the middle of blowing out the Philadelphia Phillies, who eventually lost 16-2 on Monday night, when one L.A. player found himself in the odd spot of arguing for the opposing pitcher not to be ejected from the game. In the top of the eighth..." July 16

  • Dodgers Designate Zac Rosscup

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have designated lefty Zac Rosscup for assignment, per a club announcement. Taking his roster spot is fellow reliever Casey Sadler. " July 15

  • Chris Taylor Diagnosed With Fractured Forearm

    Number Fire "Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Chris Taylor (fractured arm) has been placed on the 10-day IL. What It Means: Taylor has been diagnosed with a fractured forearm and will miss at least six weeks. Matt Beaty was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. " July 15

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • Dodgers are being patient with catcher Austin Barnes' poor production

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers entered the season counting on a bounce-back year from catcher Austin Barnes after losing Yasmani Grandal, missing out on J.T. Realmuto on the trade block, and adding 36-year-old veteran Russell Martin as his partner. They hoped Barnes could rediscover his form from 2017 when he..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • Cody Bellinger is greeted with MVP chants at Fenway

    USA Today "Cody Bellinger is having a better Saturday than you are. The Los Angeles Dodgers' star right fielder and one of the front-runners for the National League MVP award celebrated his 24th birthday in style, blasting a monster home run at Boston's Fenway Park. He was then greeted..." July 14

  • Corey Seager & A.J. Pollock return from IL

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers will begin the second half of their season with a three-game series at Boston, returning to Fenway Park for the first time since the 2018 World Series. With a new half underway, LA made a plethora of moves not only with the 25-man roster, but with the 40-man as..." July 13

  • Max Muncy: Not A Fluke

    MLB Trade Rumors "Max Muncy rose from obscurity last year to become one of the majors’ most improbable success stories. The Athletics jettisoned Muncy in April 2017, a half-decade after they used a fifth-round draft pick on him. The Dodgers then scooped up Muncy on a minor league contract that has turned..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • MLB trade rumors: Tigers' Matthew Boyd monitored by at least 5 teams

    Sporting News "The Tigers will have multiple options if they decide to move Matthew Boyd. The Dodgers, Braves, Astros and Rays are all monitoring the market for the 28-year-old starter, according to a report from the Detroit News. The Padres are also "evaluating Boyd as a trade..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • Joe Girardi was close to becoming Dodgers’ manager in 2007

    Larry Brown Sports "A newly told story reveals that Joe Girardi was close to becoming the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007. Girardi played 15 seasons in MLB from 1989-2003 as a catcher. He spent four seasons with the Yankees, winning three World Series with the team. Girardi later went into..." July 11

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • In Dodgers' minds, it isn't 'World Series or bust' as they pursue elusive championship

    Sporting News "The Los Angeles Dodgers enter the second half of the season with the best record in baseball and a core that includes five All-Stars, but they face the same question that has followed the team since 1988: When will L.A. win the World Series again? That's the question manager Dave..." July 11

  • Dodgers, Giants lined up for rare swap "Would the Dodgers trade Will Smith ... for Will Smith? Sources say no. There is, however, a legitimate chance for the rival Dodgers and Giants to match up on a trade for the first time in more than a decade. While the fascination of a same-name, different-player trade must..." July 10

  • Dodgers activate Corey Seager

    Hardball Talk "The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated shortstop Corey Seager from the 10-day injured list. Seager missed nearly four weeks of action with a left hamstring strain. Seager missed most of 2018 but was hitting .279/.359/.468 with eight home runs in 66 games this year and was heating up..." July 10

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • Cody Bellinger’s transformation driven by desire to be an everyday player

    Los Angeles Times "The woman bided her time, waiting for the right moment to interrupt the conversation and greet the former major leaguer. “Congratulations on your son,” said the woman, clad in Dodgers gear. “He’s doing an excellent job.” “Oh, thank..." July 09

  • Dodgers To Activate Corey Seager, A.J. Pollock On Friday

    Dodgers Nation "As most of the Dodgers are enjoying taking time away from baseball for the All-Star break — save for the ASG participants — two players are still making their way back to the lineup. Corey..." July 09

  • George Springer, Christian Yelich leading off All-Star lineups

    Hardball Talk "We learned earlier this afternoon that Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the All-Star Game on the mound. Now we learn that George Springer and Christian Yelichwill lead off. Here are the lineups: AMERICAN LEAGUE 1. George Springer, Astros..." July 08

  • Justin Verlander, Hyun-Jin Ryu named All-Star starters

    Larry Brown Sports "Two very different pitchers will be starting the MLB All-Star Game. The respective managers, Dave Roberts of the National League and Alex Cora of the American League, announced that Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros will get the nod to..." July 08

  • These players aren’t MLB All-Stars, but their last year of work says otherwise

    SB Nation "A baseball season is more than just a first half, and it would be nice if there was a way to recognize second-half performances in All-Star rosters. For the most part, the All-Star roster construction process is just fine. Fans get to vote for the starting position players, and sure..." July 08

  • What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018

    ESPN "As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there's a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week's festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball's biggest stars. One of those stars..." July 08

  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would like a White House invitation to decline

    Los Angeles Times "Dave Roberts learned he had drawn the ire of the president of the United States in the most public of settings, sitting at a postgame news conference, broadcast to millions, as he sifted through the wreckage of Game 4 of the 2018 World Series. The loss effectively ended the..." July 08

  • Max Muncy, Shane Bieber, Liam Hendriks named to All-Star Game as replacements

    The Score "Three players have been added to Tuesday's All-Star Game as replacements, MLB announced Friday. Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy was added to the National League roster, while Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber and Oakland Athletics reliever Liam Hendriks both..." July 06