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  1. Great news for the rest of the NL: Dodgers keep Ned Colletti around

    Sep 15, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti

    Sure, these new Dodgers may have as much buying power as any three other National League teams combined, but at least fans of other clubs can take heart that Ned Colletti will remain the one doing the spending after inking a mulityear contract extension on Saturday. Colletti’s Dodgers have the NL’s third-best record since he…

  2. I’m blaming this one on Mike Matheny

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:09 AM EDT

    Mike Matheny

    The Cardinals were up 4-3 on the Dodgers with right-handed starter Joe Kelly weakening in the bottom the fifth inning tonight. With a man on first and the left-handed-hitting Andre Ethier on deck, I think it had already been decided that he was facing his last batter when Shane Victorino flied out to left to…

  3. Cardinals take opener of series versus Dodgers

    Sep 14, 2012, 1:45 AM EDT

    Shane Robinson

    In a lineup with Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina, it’s Allen Craig who has been chosen to hit cleanup of late. He showed why yet again Thursday, singling home the go-ahead run in the seventh as the Cardinals took the opener of a four-game series against the Dodgers 2-1. Both the Cardinals and…

  4. Dodgers can’t get it together in the NL wild card mess

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:38 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    The Braves just lost three straight to the Brewers, yet hardly missed a beat in what’s been an ugly week in the NL wild card race. With the Dodgers getting swept in their brief two-game series against the Diamondbacks, the National League division winners appear set in stone. Nationals: 89-64 – 8 1/2-game lead Reds…

  5. Grand slam gives Chase Headley the NL RBI lead

    Sep 9, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    The Padres play in the game’s toughest ballpark for hitters and they entered the day ranked 26th of the 30 major league teams in runs scored, but they now have the NL RBI leader after Chase Headley hit a grand slam Sunday in an 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Headley, whose previous career high in…

  6. The Dodgers are talking to GM Ned Colletti about a contract extension

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti AP

    After playing a central part in the Dodgers’ spending spree over the past couple of months, general manager Ned Colletti is about to be rewarded by the team’s new ownership group. According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have opened talks with Colletti on a long-term contract extension. Team chairman Mark…

  7. Nick Punto brings his jersey shredding to Los Angeles

    Sep 4, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    A.J. Ellis, Clayton Kershaw, Nick Punto

    I vaguely remember hearing about Nick Punto literally tearing off his teammates’ jerseys as some sort of walkoff win ceremony when he was in Boston earlier this year, but I chalked it up to spicy food before midnight or something.  Now that I’m reading about it happening in L.A., however, I guess it’s a real…

  8. Adrian Gonzalez gives the Dodgers a walkoff victory

    Sep 2, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez delivered a two-run double off J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. The Dodgers lost the first two games of the four-game series against Arizona before their newest imports came up big the last two days. Josh Beckett picked up…

  9. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ lineup Friday

    Aug 31, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Matt Kemp gave the Dodgers quite a scare when he crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field on Tuesday night, but after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, he’s back in the starting lineup tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kemp ended up suffering a bruised right knee from the collision while a precautionary CAT scan…

  10. Joe Mauer is on waivers and someone should claim him

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    Joe Mauer high five

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Mauer cleared waivers this afternoon. /// Joe Mauer, like so many other stars this month, is on the waiver wire, having been placed on revocable waivers by the Twins. Odds are that he’ll go unclaimed, and even if he doesn’t, it’s highly, highly unlikely that he’ll be…

  11. Can someone please fire Bobby Valentine now?

    Aug 29, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    It sure appeared as though Bobby Valentine was more interested in proving a point than winning a ballgame on Tuesday night. With a 5-4 lead after seven innings, Valentine sent Alfredo Aceves out to earn a two-inning save against the Angels. Aceves got through the eighth unscathed, but he lost the game on an RBI single…

  12. Remember that $42 million outfielder the Dodgers signed in June?

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Neither do they, apparently. A couple of weeks after locking up Andre Ethier, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Cuban defector Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract in June. Now, as a result of the weekend’s megadeal with the Red Sox, it’s hard to see where he’s ever going to fit in. 1B Adrian Gonzalez…

  13. Why were these men smiling? Behind the scenes of the MegaHella Trade

    Aug 28, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    We ran this pic on Friday of three former Red Sox who were presumably happy to be former Red Sox, on their way to Los Angeles.  But their happiness wasn’t about the trade as much as it was about making fun of Nick Punto and trying to get Josh Beckett to join Twitter while flying…

  14. The New TV deals are going to be a windfall of all 30 teams

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Money Bag

    Let’s put that new ESPN rights deal in context. While each team keeps its own local broadcast money, national TV money is split equally among all 30 teams. I’m assuming MLB gets the vig, so it’s not all divided up, but we’re just dealing with rough numbers here. Beginning in 2014, ESPN’s annual payment for…

  15. Casey Kelly shines in his major league debut

    Aug 28, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v San Diego Padres

    Casey Kelly has had more advanced pub than a lot of rookies. He was a big-time draftee for the Red Sox and famously split time as a shortstop and a pitcher in the minors.  Then he was part of the Adrian Gonzalez trade v.1. On a personal note, the girlfriend lives in San Antonio, has…

  16. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 6, Rays 5: Adrian Beltre was last week’s player of the week after hitting for the cycle one night and hitting three bombs on another. He’s off to a good start for that award again, going 3 for 3 with a homer a double and four RBI. David Price had one of his worst…

  17. The real loser of the Red Sox-Dodgers trade? The Mets!

    Aug 27, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You know that friend you have who makes everything about them? How, no matter how attenuated their connection to something going on in the world, they filter it through their own experiences?  Yeah, that’s this Joel Sherman column about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade: But in the winner-loser here and now, it is hard to ignore…

  18. In case you missed our coverage of the MegaHella Trade over the weekend

    Aug 27, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    We kept bloggin’ it up about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade over the weekend. I know some of you have lives over the weekend and may have missed it. But no need to scroll back, because here it is: The deal went final. What’s it all mean? The Red Sox have money now, so where can…

  19. Adrian Gonzalez on why the Boston media didn’t like him

    Aug 27, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    Adrian Gonzalez is really, really happy to be back in California. And he’s comfortable enough there to throw some bombs back in Boston’s direction. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports: As for why the Boston media didn’t take to him, he said, “They didn’t like that I was a calm person. I won’t throw…

  20. Casey Kelly set to make his major league debut on Monday

    Aug 26, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT

    casey kelly getty

    It was hinted at on Saturday but is now official. According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, the Padres announced Sunday that top pitching prospect Casey Kelly will make his major league debut on Monday night at Petco Park against the Braves. Kelly was acquired by the Padres back in December of 2010 as part of a four-player…

  21. Vin Scully will call Dodgers games next season

    Aug 26, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    scully ap

    Dodgers fans are having one heck of a weekend. First there was the nine-player trade that brought over Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto from Boston. And now … well … this is probably the best news item of all. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that television broadcaster Vin…

  22. Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with the Dodgers

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    The party is most definitely on in Chavez Ravine. New Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez strutted to the plate to a rousing standing ovation in his first at-bat Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and connected for a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw from Marlins starter Josh Johnson. The Dodgers lead 4-1 at…

  23. Adrian Gonzalez to hit cleanup in Dodgers debut tonight

    Aug 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Getty

    Matt Kemp was nice enough to pass along the lineup card for tonight’s game between the Marlins and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The newly-acquired Adrian Gonzalez is indeed in the starting lineup and will bat cleanup against right-hander Josh Johnson. And to think, just two months ago the Dodgers were using Juan Rivera in the…

  24. The nine-player blockbuster between the Red Sox and Dodgers is complete

    Aug 25, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Adrian Gonzalez

    UPDATE: The trade has been announced. The Red Sox have traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and cash considerations to the Dodgers for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan De Jesus, Jr. and two players to be named later. Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands are reportedly the players to be named…

  25. Red Sox could seek out big-name targets this winter

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    The Red Sox have had an average payroll in excess of $170 million the last three years. With Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett departing and David Ortiz, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Cody Ross all set to become free agents, they’re currently looking at something less than half of that for 2013. It figures to give…

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