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  • Thousands Of Dodgers' Fans Thinking Of Traveling To Anaheim Just To Boo Astros During Season Opener

    Total Pro Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers fans are still not happy as the fallout continues from Major League Baseball’s closing their investigation and punishing the Houston Astros for their part in a wide ranging sign-stealing scheme that has seen 3 managers and one GM lose their job. The 2017..." January 21

  • Full 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results Revealed

    12 Up "The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting today, and two former MLB stars have received the necessary numbers to be voted into Cooperstown. In order to be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be selected on..." January 21

  • LA City Council votes to give Dodgers World Series trophies

    Larry Brown Sports "Dodgers fans can’t help but feel like they were cheated out of multiple World Series titles after the Houston Astros were caught cheating and the Boston Red Sox are facing similar allegations, and the city of Los Angeles is working tirelessly to make its residents feel..." January 21

  • The best new jersey to own on every team

    MLB.com "When Spring Training games begin in a month or so -- it’s that soon! -- you will see the usual jerseys and shirseys in the crowd -- TROUT jerseys in Tempe, MOLINA in Jupiter, JUDGE in Tampa. But anyone can show up in those jerseys. They’ve all owned them for years. The..." January 20

  • 4 things to know about the 2020 Baseball HOF ballot

    The Score "The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 will welcome its newest inductees when the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote are announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Any player who receives at least 75% of the vote will join last month's Modern Era Committee..." January 20

  • Dodgers trade relief pitcher Casey Sadler to the Cubs

    The Sports Daily "The Los Angeles Dodgers traded relief pitcher Casey Sadler of Stillwater, OK to the Chicago Cubs on Friday. In return, the Dodgers received minor league infielder Clayton Daniel, according to ESPN. Sadler shared the 2019 Major League Baseball regular season..." January 19

  • Yu Darvish questions World Series implosion amid Astros scandal

    The Score "As details continue to emerge about the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme, Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish is starting to question his uncharacteristically poor performance in the 2017 World Series. Pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers,..." January 18

  • A Boston city councilor responded to a Los Angeles resolution over the 2018 World Series

    Boston "The latest consequence of Major League Baseball’s investigation into illegal sign-stealing by the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox is a testy political disagreement between city councilors in Boston and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost the 2017 World..." January 16

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • L.A. City Council to vote on asking MLB to award 2017 and ’18 World Series to Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. City Council will vote within the next week on a resolution urging Major League Baseball to award the Dodgers the 2017 and ’18 World Series which were won by the Astros and Red Sox over the Dodgers, respectively. Major League..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • Dodgers Designate Casey Sadler

    Dodger Blue "The Los Angeles Dodgers designated Casey Sadler for assignment in order to create room for Alex Wood on their 40-man roster. The team made the signing of Wood to a one-year contract official on Wednesday. The Dodgers now have seven days to trade, release or outright Sadler off..." January 16

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • The Dodgers offer a pointed “no comment” in the wake of the Astros’ punishment

    Hardball Talk "Ever since the sign-stealing stuff first came up, people have talked about those who were victimized by it. The opposing pitchers who unwittingly threw pitches that the hitters knew were coming. The teams the Astros beat who, we know now, were subject to an unfair disadvantage. Bill talked a..." January 14

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14

  • Yu Darvish sends perfect tweet after Astros get penalties for cheating

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish continues to demonstrate he has an elite sense of humor. The Chicago Cubs pitcher was on the mound for Games 3 and 7 of the 2017 World Series for the Dodgers and was hit hard by the Houston Astros both times, losing both games. That came after he was dominant in wins over..." January 13

  • Cody Bellinger takes shot at Astros, Red Sox over sign stealing allegations

    ESPN "The sign-stealing scandal that has engulfed Major League Baseball throughout the offseason centers mostly on two teams, the 2017 Houston Astros and the 2018 Boston Red Sox. An obvious link: the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, coming off seven straight division..." January 13

  • With 3B market thinning, is Josh Donaldson next?

    MLB.com "The Rangers are in agreement with veteran slugger Todd Frazier on a one-year, $5 million deal with a club option for 2021, pending a physical, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The 34-year-old could fill a big hole at the hot corner for Texas, which missed out on..." January 13

  • Predicting Landing Spots for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Most of the top free agents have come off the board. Yet multiple impact players remain unsigned, ranging from genuine stars (Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna) to high-upside gambles (Taijuan Walker, Yasiel Puig). As we await..." January 13

  • MLB, Rob Manfred face league-altering test amid probes and rule changes

    Sportsnet "This could be Rob Manfred’s decade. No, check that: it very much needs to be Rob Manfred’s decade. The recent passing of NBA commissioner David Stern gave all of us pause to reflect on the evolution of North American professional sports; to reflect on how the NFL has..." January 13

  • Dodgers Sign Alex Wood

    True Blue L.A. "Why hello there, old friend. After a quiet offseason, the Dodgers made another minor move with a lot of upside, as they brought back Alex Wood, signing him to a one-year contract.    

    January 13

  • 7 Best MLB Players Who Failed to Avoid Arbitration

    12 Up "The deadline to lock down a contract and avoid arbitration for the 2020 season has come and gone, and there's as many as 20 players who remain without a deal. In these instances, the player values themselves more highly than the team does, which results in a dispute over..." January 11

  • Cody Bellinger sets 1st-year arbitration record

    MLB.com " Cody Bellinger was rewarded financially for his 2019 MVP season on Friday by agreeing with the Dodgers on a 2020 contract for $11.5 million, setting an MLB salary record for a player in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Bellinger broke the previous first-year..." January 10

  • Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Cody Bellinger, Others

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have struck a record-breaking arbitration deal with outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). Bellinger is said to hav ea $11.5MM pact, handily topping the prior record (Kris Bryant, $10.85MM) for a first-time..." January 10

  • Who Will Be the Next MLB Players to Sign $300M Contracts After Gerrit Cole?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's $300 million contract club is rapidly expanding. Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to sign a $300 million deal when the Miami Marlins extended him for $325 million over 13 years in 2014. He was all alone until 2019, when Manny Machado,..." January 10

  • Cody Bellinger a salary arbitration heavyweight

    MLB.com "The deadline for arbitration-eligible players and their clubs to exchange salary figures is 10 a.m. PT on Friday, and the Dodgers have a potential record-breaker looming with National League MVP Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is the marquee attraction among nine eligible..." January 10

  • Corey Seager drawing trade interest from Reds

    Larry Brown Sports "Signing Mike Moustakas may not be the only upgrade that the Cincinnati Reds make to their infield this winter. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the Reds have shown interest in Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager all offseason. " January 09

  • Could Dodgers jump back in on Josh Donaldson?

    MLB.com "Although Donaldson has received four-year offers from three teams (Braves, Nationals, Twins), the market for the veteran third baseman has reached a standstill. That could give the Dodgers an opening to jump back into the mix, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal writes in an article for The..." January 09

  • Five Potential Trade Destinations For Rockies All-Star Third Baseman Nolan Arenado

    The Big Lead "Nolan Arenada, the Colorado Rockies' 28-year old All-Star, is probably going to get traded, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Arenada signed an eight-year, $260 million contract in 2019, but the third baseman has an opt-out after the 2021 season so the Rockies could lose..." January 09

  • Ranking the Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB offseason is the time for prospective contenders to either strike it rich with some big-name free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon or make some quality under-the-radar moves like the additions of Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion, just to name a few, in Chicago...." January 09

  • Why the LA Dodgers are positioned to land star

    CBS Sports "Over the weekend, Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten discussed the team's payroll, fan discontent, and other topics with Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke. The most interesting part of Kasten's conversation with Plaschke was when he said he..." January 08

  • Dodgers To Sign Edubray Ramos

    Dodgers Nation "  Just hours after it was announced the Dodgers signed Jimmy Nelson to a one-year deal, Los Angeles added another arm. The team signed right-handed pitcher Edubray Ramos to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. " January 08

  • Dodgers To Sign Jimmy Nelson

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Nelson agreed to a deal with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Nelson will be guaranteed a little over $1 million and can make over $3 million if he hits some health-based incentives. " January 07

  • Stan Kasten Discusses Dodgers’ Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "Though the Dodgers have been linked to several big names in both trade rumors and free agency, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason at Chavez Ravine, with the club’s one-year, $10MM deal with Blake Treinen standing out as the biggest move of note.  The lack of..." January 06

  • MLB discussing use of technology to prevent sign-stealing

    The Score "Major League Baseball is discussing the idea of using on-field technology to encode communication between pitchers and catchers and help prevent sign-stealing, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports. The commissioner's office is developing several prototype devices, sources..." January 06

  • Dodgers brass defends lack of offseason moves amid fan frustration

    Los Angeles Times "The boos have finally gone deep. This Dodgers fans’ annual offseason frustration, which usually swirls around the dugout of Dave Roberts or desk of Andrew Friedman, has soared beyond both this winter and landed loudly and directly in the loftiest of chairs The blame..." January 06

  • Five MLB teams that could disappoint in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Many MLB teams have been busy this winter, turning over their rosters and making the moves necessary to take significant strides in the 2020 season. While some have stepped up this winter, others have fallen short. Whether due to front offices missing out on top free agents or..." January 06

  • 3 potential trade proposals for Nolan Arenado

    The Score "The likelihood of a Nolan Arenado trade is reportedly down to a coin flip, as the Colorado Rockies are fielding offers for the superstar third baseman and looking for a package that includes a controllable first baseman or center fielder. While 29 teams..." January 06

  • Dodgers still discussing potential Mookie Betts trade

    CBS Sports "It's 2020, and next month pitchers and catchers will begin ambling into spring training camps. Before we get into that mindset, though, we've still got a few available free agents -- and perhaps a blockbuster trade or two -- to get off the board. On that front, let's take a look at..." January 02

  • Robinson Chirinos Reportedly Nearing Decision

    The Union Journal "Veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos is “shut to creating a call” on his subsequent group, in keeping with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He has drawn vast curiosity thus far of the winter. It’s nonetheless completely unclear the place Chirinos..." January 02

  • Will Harris Weighing Offers

    Yardbarker "Righty Will Harris has drawn somewhat less pressing interest than might have been supposed entering the offseason. But the veteran is mulling offers from multiple teams and could soon sign, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Harris is said to have drawn..." January 02

  • Marcell Ozuna's market 'gaining some clarity'

    TSN "Marcell Ozuna is one of the premier free agent bats left on the board, but that might not be the case for long. According to The MLB Network's Mark Feinsand, Ozuna's market is "gaining some clarity." He adds the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas..." January 02

  • Taking Stock Of The Center Field Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve glanced in at a few areas of the player market to see what’s left after a busy first few months of the offseason. With a New Year’s freeze in effect on the news cycle, let’s do the same for the center field market. The lack of supply sufficient to meet..." January 02

  • Countdown to Spring Training: A 30-team guide

    MLB.com "The arrival of a new calendar year brings increased anticipation for Spring Training, and with camp now about six weeks away for Major League clubs, each has several questions that need to be answered before Opening Day. Here's a look at those questions, as well as a link to other important..." January 01

  • So Much For Rich Hill’s Return To Red Sox; Twins Reportedly Land Free-Agent Pitcher From Dodgers

    NESN "A homecoming wasn’t in the cards for Rich Hill, apparently. The free-agent pitcher and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a deal, the club confirmed Tuesday in a tweet. Hill’s deal is worth $3 million guaranteed, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. With incentives,..." December 31

  • These are the most memorable recent 3-team deals

    MLB.com "When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. While almost all deals involve two teams working out an exchange, sometimes the addition of a third brings some previously absent element into the mix that allows everyone to get what they want. It..." December 31

  • Top 10 MLB players of 2019

    The Score "While the year concludes with the Washington Nationals as World Series champions, a number of baseball's top talents showcased some of their finest work during a 2019 campaign chock-full of home runs, strikeouts, and general baseball dominance. Let's look back at the 10 best..." December 31

  • Five way-too-early bold predictions for the 2020 MLB season

    Sporting News "Happy (almost) New Year! Of course, for the baseball fans, the new year doesn't actually start until March 26, 2020. As we inch closer to Opening Day, we'll have more certainties and a better idea of what teams and players will be in the new league year. But until..." December 31

  • Taking Stock Of The Starting Pitching Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Entering the offseason, the market for rotation upgrades was robust — arguably one of the strongest groups of free-agent starters we’d seen. Two bona fide aces — Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg — headlined a group that also featured the NL Cy Young..." December 30

  • Every team's top home run of the decade

    MLB.com "As the 2010s come to a close, it's time to look back at the best home runs of the decade. There were 51,931 homers hit from 2010-19, but there are a choice few that will always stand out as the most memorable, whether they came in the clutch during the postseason, were milestone shots for..." December 30