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  1. The Dodgers have four outfielders. A fifth is raking at Triple-A

    Apr 16, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers have an embarrassment of outfield riches.

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  3. Matt Kemp activated from the disabled list

    Apr 4, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Kemp, Ethier, Crawford and Puig are all healthy at the same time? That’s unpossible!

  4. Matt Kemp expected to be activated from disabled list tomorrow

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp is ready to return from offseason ankle surgery and join the Dodgers’ lineup.

  5. Great Moments in Puig Derangement Syndrome

    Mar 31, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

    Plaschke

    Unless and until Yasiel Puig is ever talked and written about as a normal human being instead of some scary monster which portends dread and personifies all of our darkest fears, we’re gonna start handing out awards. With apologies to Charles Krauthammer, who coined the term Bush Derangement Syndrome, our awards will commemorate Great Moments…

  6. Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    petco park getty

    Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles Dodgers LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C…

  7. Matt Kemp could return from the disabled list as early as April 4

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp

    Scott Miller reports that Matt Kemp says he is 100 percent and ready to be activated from the disabled list as soon as possible. As he was retroactively DL’ed, April 4 is the first day he is eligible to return and appears to be the target. Kemp has been recovering from ankle surgery in October.…

  8. Dodgers will carry Alexander Guerrero on their Opening Day roster

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day

    We’re mere hours away from the official start of the regular season, when the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will square off in Australia. The Dodgers have made some last-minute roster decisions which includes 27-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero making the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp, Josh Beckett, and Chad Billingsley on the…

  9. Carl Crawford expected to miss Australia trip for birth of child

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    The Dodgers will leave tomorrow night in preparation for their two-game season-opening series against the Diamondbacks next Saturday and Sunday in Australia. However, they’ll likely do so without one of their regulars. According to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said this morning that Carl Crawford is expected to stay behind…

  10. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…

  11. Matt Kemp cleared for more baseball activities

    Mar 1, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    Matt Kemp will almost certainly miss the start of the regular season as he works his way back from left ankle surgery, but he’s making some tangible progress. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after an MRI yesterday came back favorable. It’s possible that he’ll start…

  12. Matt Kemp: “I’m not a fourth outfielder”

    Feb 14, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    matt kemp getty

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has played in 179 of a possible 324 regular season games over the past two years due to [background changes from night to day, summer to winter while I recount] a strained left hamstring, a right knee contusion, a frayed labrum in his left shoulder (which required surgery in October 2012),…

  13. Yasiel Puig could hit leadoff for the Dodgers this season

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig AP

    According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated over the weekend that Yasiel Puig could serve as the club’s leadoff hitter this season. The plan calls for Carl Crawford, who hit leadoff in 86 games last season, to slide down to the No. 2 spot in the order. Mattingly believes that the…

  14. Michael Young and the chase for 3,000 hits

    Jan 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Michael Young

    Michael Young led the American League in hits for the second time in his career in 2011, finishing with 213. That brought his career total to 2,061 through age 34, and despite a late start — he didn’t collect his first hit in the majors until age 24 — he appeared to have some shot…

  15. Diamondbacks looking at either Mark Trumbo or Shin-Soo Choo

    Dec 10, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    The Diamondbacks seem determined to get a bat, and it’s apparently going to be either Mark Trumbo or Shin-Soo Choo. It sounds like, for their own good, it had better be Choo. Jon Heyman reports that they are currently considering trading Trevor Cahill and Tyler Skaggs to the Angels for Trumbo. Which, really, seems like an…

  16. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  17. When will the Yankees regret the Jacoby Ellsbury contract?

    Dec 4, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    ellsbury

    These huge, later-career deals never turn out great. The best you can hope for when you sign a 30-something baseball player to a hugely expensive long-term deal is that he will have a couple of good years on the front end to boost up his value, have a nice rebound year somewhere in the middle,…

  18. Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to mention the possibility and now Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has the deal confirmed. The Yankees have officially reached agreement on a seven-year contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. The total value of the deal will exceed the seven-year, $142 million pact that…

  19. Mike Baxter, Dodgers avoid arbitration

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter

    Black Friday door-buster deals! An outfielder for a mere $700k! OF Mike Baxter has agreed to 1-year contract with #Dodgers to avoid arbitration. — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) November 29, 2013   Baxter was claimed by the Dodgers off waivers from the Mets in October. He was arbitration eligible for the first time as a super two.…

  20. The Red Sox checked in with the Dodgers about Matt Kemp

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    While the Dodgers aren’t overtly shopping Matt Kemp, teams are aware of their outfield situation in which they have four capable players for three positions. As a result, the Dodgers have been taking some phone calls from teams interest in Kemp. The Red Sox are the latest to inquire, according to Nick Cafardo of the…

  21. Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, and mouthwatering moves

    Nov 21, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with all the questions they ask…

  22. The Dodgers are drawing interest in all of their outfielders

    Nov 13, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig Getty

    A great hot stove season meme is “[Team] drawing lots of interest in [good, probably unavailable player], more likely to trade [not as good player].” Here’s a classic of the genre, from the L.A. Times:  Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier andCarl Crawford have drawn interest on the trade market over the first two days of the general managers’…

  23. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington voted Sporting News Executive of the Year

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Ben Cherington Getty

    After being the architect of a team which went from worst to first in the American League East and scored an eventual World Series victory over the Cardinals, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has been voted as the Sporting News Executive of the Year. The award was voted on by a panel of 31…

  24. The Dodgers are listening to offers for their non-Puig outfielders

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier Getty

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are listening to offers for their outfielders. But before you start bombarding your team’s GM to trade your overpaid second baseUggla for Yasiel Puig, know that he only means Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford. Damn. But yeah, gotta make room for the future.  Not just Puig, but…

  25. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

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