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  1. 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…

  2. Paul Maholm willing to pitch out of the bullpen if necessary

    Feb 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Dodgers made a depth signing when they agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Saturday evening. With Dan Haren suffering from back and shoulder issues over the past two seasons, and with Josh Beckett working his way back from shoulder surgery last July, the Dodgers needed a fallback option in the event either or…

  3. It looks like the Dodgers and Paul Maholm have a deal

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Paul Maholm Getty

    If these tweets from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times are any indication, it looks like the Dodgers and free agent left-hander Paul Maholm have reached agreement on a contract: Locker for "Maholm" in #Dodgers clubhouse. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 8, 2014 Paul Maholm went in and out of the #Dodgers clubhouse. Evidently,…

  4. Ranking the rotations: 2014 edition

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…

  5. Even after locking up Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers could still pursue more pitching

    Jan 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    masahiro tanaka getty

    The Dodgers may have just locked up starter Clayton Kershaw for the price of $215 million over seven years, but they may not be spending yet. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers could still add more pitching. Getting involved on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would require approval from ownership, but they could…

  6. Report: Dan Haren to sign with Dodgers on one-year, $10 million deal

    Nov 24, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting on Twitter that the Dodgers and free agent starter Dan Haren have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with a 2015 option that vests at 180 innings pitched. The deal is pending a physical. Haren, now 33 years old, had a shaky first half of the 2013 season with the…

  7. Despite finish, Clayton Kershaw should come first for Dodgers this winter

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals

    After 36 starts and 255 stellar innings, Clayton Kershaw finally let the Dodgers down on Friday, giving up seven runs in three-plus innings in Game 6 loss to the Cardinals. The defense played a role, but Kershaw was the first to admit afterwards that he just wasn’t his usual self. Maybe it was a bad…

  8. Report: Dodgers, Marlins talking Ricky Nolasco trade

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    Ricky Nolasco

    Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com says the Dodgers and Marlins are engaging in trade talks involving Ricky Nolasco. While rotation depth was supposed to be a major strength for the Dodgers this year, the team has lost Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett to injury and has gotten little from Ted Lilly so far. The team’s rotation…

  9. The Dodgers lose another starting pitcher

    Apr 27, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    dodgers logo

    During spring training, much was made of the Dodgers’ unusual surplus of starting pitchers. However, less than one month into the season, they are proving the old adage that you can never have enough. According to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register, the Dodgers have placed Stephen Fife on the 15-day disabled list with…

  10. Chad Billingsley had Tommy John surgery yesterday

    Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    billingsley getty

    Cuts like a knife … Chad Billingsley‘s Tommy John surgery went as expected yesterday. Will begin physical therapy in 7-10 days. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 25, 2013 These things are pretty routine these days, of course. Unlike that Elton John surgery some people were talking about on Twitter yesterday. That one is tricky, even…

  11. Chad Billingsley needs Tommy John surgery

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Chad Billingsley was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in August of last season, but opted for rehab and platelet-rich plasma injections instead of Tommy John surgery. He was able to get healthy enough to make two starts this season and actually posted a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings, but he was placed…

  12. Chad Billingsley hits disabled list with more elbow trouble

    Apr 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    billingsley getty

    Chad Billingsley was scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Camden Yards. But that’s not going to happen. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with discomfort in his pitching elbow. Stephen Fife has been…

  13. Vin Scully and the Sword of Damocles

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Damocles

    Last night during the Padres-Dodgers game, Vin Scully casually — as if he were talking about the weather — wove the tale of the Sword of Damocles into the play-by-play of Chad Billingsley giving up a homer to Eric Stults. Here’s the verbatim play-by-play from the One-of-Five blog. As someone who often tries way too…

  14. Chad Billingsley set to join Dodgers’ rotation on Wednesday

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Chad Billingsley Getty

    Chad Billingsley‘s elbow was the major concern coming into spring training, but it was a bruised right finger suffered during a bunting drill which put him on the disabled list to begin the season. However, after Billingsley it through a minor league rehab start on Thursday, Quinn Roberts of MLB.com reports that he has been…

  15. Chad Billingsley ready to rejoin Dodgers’ rotation

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley should be ready to rejoin the rotation early in April. Eric Stephen, at SB Nation’s Dodgers blog True Blue LA, notes that Billingsley tossed six-plus strong innings in a Minor League game tonight, showing that he has overcome a fingernail injury sustained while attempting a bunt. Stephen also notes: Manager Don…

  16. Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to make MLB debut April 2 vs. Giants

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    ryu getty wide

    From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times: Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to make his major league debut April 2 in the Dodgers’ second game of the regular season. The Dodgers had the choice of starting either Ryu or Chad Billingsley on that day. But Billingsley’s pitching schedule has been altered, ruling him out … That April…

  17. Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians scout Chris Capuano in minor league game

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    Teams in need of starting pitching figure to pay close attention to the Dodgers this week. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians were in attendance to watch Chris Capuano throw in a minor league game this afternoon. Chances are they came away impressed with what they saw, as the…

  18. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Don Mattingly Reuters

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Will the big spending lead the Dodgers back to the postseason? It’s a…

  19. Dodgers could deal some starting pitching

    Mar 10, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    A group of geese is called a gaggle. A group of lions is called a pride. What do you call the Dodgers’ collection of starting pitching? With a rotation that already includes aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, as well as Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chad Billingsley, and Josh Beckett, the Dodgers are in a position to…

  20. Report: Brewers and Orioles scouted Dodgers’ right-hander Aaron Harang

    Mar 4, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT

    Aaron Harang AP

    Assuming all continues to go well with Chad Billingsley‘s elbow, the Dodgers figure to explore possible trades for Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, who both project to begin the season in the bullpen. With that in mind, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Brewers and Orioles had scouts in attendance today as Harang threw…

  21. Chad Billingsley has first game action since rehabbing partially torn elbow ligament

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Today was a big day for Chad Billingsley, as he made his first appearance since he was shut down last August with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Billingsley was roughed up by the Cubs in the first inning, allowing two doubles, a home run and a single to the four…

  22. Chad Billingsley has had “no issues” with elbow rehab

    Feb 1, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley Getty

    Chad Billingsley was shut down in August with a partially torn elbow ligament, but he avoided surgery and now the Dodgers right-hander is on track to be ready for spring training. “Tomorrow I’ll throw off a mound for the eighth time and I’ve had no issues,” Billingsley said during a radio interview yesterday, via Ken…

  23. Dodgers sign Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu for $36 million

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    Ryu Hyun-Jin

    For all of the bluster, there was never really any doubt this would get done: the Dodgers signed Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu just before the Sunday afternoon deadline. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that it’s a six-year, $36 million contract that includes an opt out after five years if Ryu tops a certain number of innings.…

  24. The National League is poised to have some excellent rotations

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez

    Even with Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez still up for grabs, the National League already seems set to sport some excellent rotations in 2013. How about this for the top four: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Dan Haren, Ross Detwiler Giants: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito Phillies: Roy…

  25. Dodgers could look to trade Chris Capuano or Aaron Harang

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    If the Dodgers end up signing Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu they’ll have a rotation logjam and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes that the “most likely” starters to be shopped for a trade are Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. Because the timing of a potential trade may depend on the health status of Ted Lilly and…

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