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  1. Adam LaRoche joins Harold Baines with historically-rare achievement

    Sep 3, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Adam LaRoche joined Harold Baines in rarefied air with his performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday, knocking in five runs after entering the game in the ninth inning as a pinch-hitter.

  2. Would the Dodgers make a run at Jonathan Papelbon as a (really expensive) setup man?

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.

  3. Kenley Jansen celebrates the Netherlands’ late Round of 16 World Cup victory over Mexico

    Jun 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

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    Holland beat Mexico in the 94th minute Sunday in the Round of 16 and Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, a native of Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean, added a little flair to the Los Angeles dugout afterward …

  4. Blue Jays send strikeout machine Steve Delabar to Triple-A

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki; Esmil Rogers; Steve Delabar

    Toronto has called up utility man Munenori Kawasaki from the minors for some infield depth and in a surprising move they demoted right-hander Steve Delabar to Triple-A to make room for him on the roster.

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Padres 3, Dodgers 1: The coolest thing about baseball is that all of us yakkers can spend two months talking about teams’ strengths and weaknesses and How It Will All Go, and then the games start and none of it matters one damn bit. Like the back end of the Dodgers’ bullpen, for example. Brian…

  6. Dodgers’ bullpen nearly coughed up the lead in 7-5 victory over the D-Backs

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

    Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill couldn’t overcome his control issues and the Dodgers took advantage in the second and final game played at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, winning 7-5. They fly back home having swept the D-Backs in the two-game overseas set. The Dodgers rallied for a two-out run in the first inning when…

  7. Yasiel Puig switches agents

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig AP

    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has hired Adam Katz and Andy Mota of Wasserman Media Group as his new agents. He was previously represented by Jaime Torres. Puig signed a six-year, $42 million contract with the Dodgers in June of 2012 and remains under contract through 2018, so there’s no…

  8. 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…

  9. Dodgers, Kenley Jansen avoid arbitration for $4.3 million

    Feb 11, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Kenley Jansen

    Kenley Jansen has avoided arbitration with the Dodgers by inking a one-year, $4.3 million contract, which is $25,000 above the midpoint of his submission and the team’s counter. Jansen sometimes flies under the radar when stud relievers are discussed because he’s yet to rack up huge save totals, but no one has been more dominant…

  10. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  11. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  12. Dodgers agree to one-year deal with Jamey Wright

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    Jamey Wright AP

    According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Jamey Wright. No word yet on the exact terms involved, but after having to settle for minor league deals in seven straight offseasons, it looks like he’s finally getting a major league deal. Wright, who…

  13. Report: Dodgers nearing deal with reliever Chris Perez

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

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    Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times is reporting that the Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with free agent reliever Chris Perez. Financial details of the deal are not yet known. Perez had spent the past four seasons as the closer for the Indians, but increasing ineffectiveness and some non-baseball-related incidents made him more trouble…

  14. Dodgers re-sign Brian Wilson

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    Brian Wilson and the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract that includes a player option for 2015, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. That’s a nice payday for Wilson, who looked great in 20 innings down the stretch and into the playoffs after missing all of 2012 following Tommy John elbow…

  15. The Uehara Phenomenon

    Oct 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    So, you probably know that this year Boston’s Koji Uehara proved to be harder to reach base against than any pitcher in the history of baseball. That’s a pretty good thing. Here’s the list of the Top 10 WHIPs in baseball history, pitching at least 50 innings: 1. Koji Uehara, 2013, 0.565 2. Dennis Eckersley,…

  16. Dodgers stay alive with NLCS Game 5 win over Cardinals

    Oct 16, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

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    The NLCS is headed back to Busch Stadium. Zack Greinke found trouble early but settled in late as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-4 defeat of the visiting Cardinals in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles. Greinke loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the…

  17. Dodgers shut out Cardinals in Game 3, now trail 2-1 in NLCS

    Oct 14, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    Hyun-Jin Ryu Getty

    The Cardinals took the first two games of the NLCS and were sitting pretty with their ace Adam Wainwright on the hill tonight, but the Dodgers are suddenly making things interesting. Behind an excellent outing from Hyun-Jin Ryu and long-awaited contributions from some key bats in the lineup, the Dodgers topped the Cardinals 3-0 tonight…

  18. Last night was not Don Mattingly’s finest hour

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

    Don Mattingly AP

    Carlos Beltran delivered the walkoff RBI single in the 13th inning last night to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS, but a number of questionable decisions from Don Mattingly set the events in motion. The first occurred in the top of the eighth inning after…

  19. Post-season legend Carlos Beltran helps the Cardinals walk off victorious in the 13th

    Oct 12, 2013, 1:38 AM EDT

    NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v St Louis Cardinals - Game One

    In a battle of squandered opportunities, the Cardinals squandered one fewer. Between the fourth and the twelfth innings, the Cardinals and Dodgers traded zeroes — one part effective pitching, one part curious managerial decisions, one part offensive futility. Beltran was the heart and soul of the Cardinals tonight. His two-run double in the third inning…

  20. Dodgers finish off Braves in four games, advance to NLCS

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

    Kenley Jansen Getty

    The Dodgers have punched their ticket to the NLCS. Thanks to some late-inning heroics from Juan Uribe, the Dodgers defeated the Braves 4-3 tonight at Dodger Stadium to finish off the NLDS in four games. This will be the franchise’s 10th trip to the NLCS and their first since 2009. The Dodgers jumped out to…

  21. Juan Uribe puts Dodgers ahead of Braves with two-run blast in eighth inning

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe Getty

    The Dodgers are three outs away from finishing off the Braves. And they owe it to Juan Uribe. While some wondered whether Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would turn to Craig Kimbrel for a six-out save, he went with David Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth inning. The plan quickly backfired, as he gave up…

  22. Dodgers rout Braves to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    It was a close back-and-forth affair between the Braves and Dodgers for the first three and a half innings in Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles tonight. The game was tied at four-all, then the Dodger offense woke up, building a lead as large as nine runs entering the bottom of the ninth.…

  23. NLDS Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    NLDS Dodgers Braves Baseball

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Dodgers and Braves have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) vs. Atlanta Braves (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Today in Atlanta: Clayton Kershaw vs. Kris…

  24. Dennis Eckersley: Closing “not as tough as you think”

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Dennis Eckersley

    For years, we have been inundated with the sentiment that there is nothing tougher, nothing that requires more focus and mental fortitude than being a Major League closer. Former Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley, who authored two of the best relief seasons of all time in 1990 (0.61 ERA. 48 saves) and ’92 (won the AL…

  25. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

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