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  1. Don Mattingly ran out of pitchers while managing in fall league

    Oct 29, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Hired as the Dodgers’ manager despite having zero actual managerial experience, Don Mattingly headed to the Arizona Fall League to get some games under his belt skippering the Phoenix Desert Dogs. And as Scott Merkin of MLB.com writes, he ran out of pitchers in a blowout loss yesterday. The game was originally ruled a forfeit…

  2. MLBPA’s “Heart and Hustle” award has amusing candidates

    Oct 26, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

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    Today the MLB players association released the list of 30 candidates for their annual “Heart and Hustle” award that’s “presented to an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit, and traditions of the game.” A few things about the candidates list stood out to me…

  3. Tim Wallach out of running for Brewers’ job, staying in LA

    Oct 26, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports that Tim Wallach is officially out of the running for the Brewers’ managerial opening and is all but guaranteed to remain with the Dodgers as a third base coach in 2011. Wallach re-signed with the Dodgers earlier this month, but his contract allowed him to pursue manager jobs with a…

  4. Logan White to stay with Dodgers as Mets’ general manager search hits second phase

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Logan White presumably didn’t make the cut as the Mets trimmed their list of general manager candidates following the first round of interviews, because Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that he “will not be the Mets’ general manager and will remain with the Dodgers.” Of course, with just about everyone assuming that Sandy Alderson will…

  5. Ted Lilly’s three-year deal with Dodgers worth $33 million

    Oct 20, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Ted Lilly and the Dodgers agreed to terms on a three-year contract yesterday and now Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com has the details: Lilly will get $33 million, including a $3.5 million signing bonus “to be paid out over the life of the contract” and the remaining $29.5 million “is weighted toward the back end of…

  6. Details on why Tim Wallach wasn’t allowed to interview with the Blue Jays

    Oct 19, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com did some digging and uncovered why Tim Wallach agreed to a contract with the Dodgers that allowed him to interview for certain managerial openings (like the Brewers) while prohibiting him from pursuing other jobs (like the Blue Jays): Wallach was allowed to make those lists himself while negotiating the deal, which…

  7. Blue Jays upset that Dodgers denied their request to interview Tim Wallach

    Oct 19, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Last week the Dodgers denied the Blue Jays permission to interview Tim Wallach for their managerial opening and Robert Macleod of the Toronto Globe and Mail reports that “the Blue Jays organization is miffed at the Dodgers for their refusal to make Wallach available.” Macleod quotes an unnamed Blue Jays “senior official” as saying that…

  8. Brennaman was wise not to wait for Dodgers job

    Aug 23, 2010, 1:54 AM EDT

    Marty Brennaman has been broadcasting Cincinnati Reds games on the radio since 1974, when he was hired to replace Al Michaels. But in 1979, after five years on the job, opportunity – and the Los Angeles Dodgers — came calling. From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer: “I had a chance to come here (Los…

  9. Dodgers are paying rent on property they own

    Aug 18, 2010, 12:46 AM EDT

    We know everyone is crabby over in Dodgerland. Reading this story from the Los Angeles Times isn’t going to make anyone happier. The Dodgers have talked about creative ways their Chavez Ravine property could generate revenue for ownership. One such deal, a head-scratcher, is already in place: The team has been charging itself rent —…

  10. The Week Ahead: History stacked against Red Sox comeback

    Aug 2, 2010, 1:54 AM EDT

    Despite sitting in third place in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox appear to be in pretty good shape. Riding a two-game winning streak, they enter the week just 6 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees, and 5 1/2 behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL wild card spot – with no…

  11. Tensions escalate between MLB and Dominican scouts

    Apr 26, 2010, 10:49 AM EDT

    MLB Trade Rumors’ Nick Collias continues to stay on top of the increasingly strained relationship between Major League Baseball and various baseball factions in the Dominican Republic. The latest: scouts have barred members of the Major League Scouting Bureau from watching players at several recent exhibitions on the island. In apparent retaliation, Major League Baseball…

  12. The Week Ahead: Cliff Lee to make Mariners debut

    Apr 26, 2010, 1:12 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee was dominant in his rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma, tossing six shutout innings against Salt Lake. The former AL Cy Young winner threw only 68 pitches, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out four. Two of the hits were a bunt single and a fly ball that the center…

  13. The McCourt Divorce: you can't tell the players without a scorecard

    Feb 23, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

    The front page of this post from Business Insider has the basics of the McCourt divorce, most of which we’ve covered here already. But if you’re really, really going to follow this thing like a hardcore fan, you have to click the slide show down at the bottom of the page. Or you can ignore…

  14. Braden Looper is holding out for Damon money or something…

    Feb 22, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

    Because he’s currently turning teams away. Bill Ladson of MLB.com tweeted this morning that the veteran right-hander declined a deal with the Nationals, while Ken Gurnick of MLB.com tells us this evening that the Dodgers aren’t willing to sign him at his current asking price. Of course, this probably all comes down to finding a…

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