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  1. The Dodgers are interested in Kyle Lohse

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lohse delivers a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in St. Louis

    Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Dodgers are interested in Kyle Lohse. Add this to their reported interest in Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez. You have to figure, though, that all of the free agent pitchers are going to wait until after Greinke signs and sets the market. If you’re the Dodgers, though,…

  2. Report: the Angels are unlikely to sign Zack Greinke

    Nov 27, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT

    zack greinke getty

    Los Angeles Dodgers, open your checkbooks. Danny Knobler reports: The Angels, once considered the favorite to keep free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, are now unlikely to sign him, according to sources. The issue is money, it seems, as Knobler reports that the Angels don’t want to go to the top of the market where Greinke seems to be…

  3. The Dodgers laugh at your concerns about their spiraling payroll

    Nov 26, 2012, 8:06 AM EDT

    dodgers logo

    We can make all the jokes we want about the Dodgers signing everyone and making the mid-2000s Yankees look like misers and all that jazz, but they won’t care. Why? Because their TV deal is going to be bonkers, it seems. Bill Shaikin reports: Fox Sports could pay at least $6 billion to retain the Dodgers’ television…

  4. Padres interested in Dan Haren and Shaun Marcum

    Nov 24, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Dan Haren Getty

    Padres general manager Josh Byrnes admitted earlier this month that Dan Haren was among the “eight to 10” starting pitchers the club was very interested in. Bill Center of the San Diego-Union Tribune said in his weekly webchat yesterday that the Padres haven’t wavered on that, though they will likely have to wait to see…

  5. Talking about the Blue Jays and free agents on MLB Network last night

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    John Gibbons

    I was on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential last night. It was a pretty cool. They put me in front of a green screen with a picture of the Columbus, Ohio skyline and everything. They would not, sadly, let me display my Braves batting helmet and box of Justin Verlander Fastball Flakes, so a few demerits…

  6. New York or Japan for Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 18, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda

    That’s the feeling FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is getting from talking with executives around the league. Although reports have suggested that free agent Hiroki Kuroda could return to SoCal with the Dodgers or maybe even the Angels, Rosenthal says indications are that Kuroda will remain with the Yankees or head home to Japan. Kuroda, who was…

  7. Dodgers considered “the favorites” to sign Zack Greinke

    Nov 18, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    zack greinke getty

    It was reported earlier this month that free agent right-hander Zack Greinke is on the Dodgers’ list of desired offseason acquisitions. And his name is apparently pretty high up on that list, too. An “industry insider” told Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald this weekend that the Dodgers are being viewed as the favorites to sign Greinke, who is the…

  8. The Dodgers are “aggressively pursuing” Torii Hunter…or not

    Nov 10, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter

    UPDATE: Hold your horses, everyone. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers’ interest in Hunter has been overstated. Hernandez hears that Hunter’s agent approached the Dodgers, who agreed to take a meeting with him. You know how agents used to try to get the Yankees involved in order to get other…

  9. Dodgers bid $25.7 million to negotiate with Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin

    Nov 10, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Ryu Hyun-Jin

    UPDATE: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, MLB has confirmed that the Dodgers had the winning bid of $25,737,737 and have secured exclusive negotiating rights for Ryu Hyun-Jin. They now have 30 days to work out a contract with Hyun-Jin’s agent, Scott Boras. Given how much of an investment the Dodgers are likely to make…

  10. Jeremy Guthrie wants a three-year, $34 million deal

    Nov 7, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    Three months ago the Rockies traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Royals for Jonathan Sanchez, which is basically like giving him away for nothing except way, way worse. Guthrie then had a nice 14-start stretch for the Royals and now Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that he’s seeking a three-year, $34 million contract…

  11. Brewers signing Zack Greinke is “a long shot” despite chat with general manager

    Nov 7, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Brewers general manager Doug Melvin admitted yesterday that he recently chatted on the phone with Zack Greinke, leading to speculation that the free agent returning to Milwaukee might be possible. Melvin stressed that he simply likes talking baseball with Greinke–which is something he’s said in the past as well–and added that the right-hander “didn’t tip…

  12. Dodgers looking to add starting pitching, Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez “on their list”

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    A potential reunion between the Dodgers and Hiroki Kuroda is one thing, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez are also “on their list” as Los Angeles looks to add starting pitching. Los Angeles’ payroll is already around $200 million, so making a serious run at Greinke or even Sanchez…

  13. Zack Greinke may not be worth all of the fuss

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    There’s a pretty good chance that Zack Greinke is going to get the biggest contract ever given to a right-hander within these next six weeks or so. Yet he’s hardly been a spectacular starter these last three years. Here he is compared to the other top seven starters in this winter’s free agent class: Z.…

  14. Dan Haren said yesterday was “one of the most anxious days” of his life

    Nov 3, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

    Dan Haren Getty

    If you thought the drama involving Dan Haren yesterday was crazy from an outsider’s perspective, just imagine being the guy in the middle of it all. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com caught up with Haren late last night after the proposed deal with the Cubs fell through and the Angels bought out his $15.5 million option…

  15. Free agency is officially underway

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke Getty

    As of 12:01 a.m. ET this morning, MLB free agency was officially open for business. Free agents are now free to negotiate and sign with any team. Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton headline this year’s crop, which isn’t nearly as impressive as ones we have seen in the past. Still, many believe that we could…

  16. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  17. Dan Haren expects the Angels to trade him

    Nov 1, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Yesterday the Angels traded Ervin Santana to the Royals, getting out from under his $13 million option for 2013, and there’s been tons of speculation that they’re looking to do the same thing with Dan Haren and his $15.5 million option or $3.5 million buyout. One way or another the Angels must exercise or decline…

  18. The Angels top priority: signing Zack Greinke

    Nov 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    In some of the Dan Haren/Ervin Santana threads some Angels fans have said that they hope that L.A. doesn’t re-sign Zack Greinke.  Guess what: the Angels aren’t listening to you, as Danny Knobler reports: The Angels’ top offseason priority is finding a way to re-sign Greinke (“huge priority,” one Angels person said). Greinke was 6-2…

  19. The Dan Haren-Ervin Santana trade efforts have been upgraded to: “aggressive”

    Oct 31, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    We heard about the Angels’ efforts to unload Dan Haren and/or Ervin Santana before the team is required to exercise their 2013 options this week, but the heat on that was tepid at best. There was talk of the desire to trade them, but no real sense if anything could get done. Ken Rosenthal, however,…

  20. Angels exploring trades for Dan Haren and Ervin Santana

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    We heard last month that the Angels were likely to decline their club options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in order to focus their efforts on signing impending free agent Zack Greinke, but things could get interesting in the next couple of days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Angels are currently exploring…

  21. Free agents can sign starting at 12:01AM Saturday

    Oct 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Auction

    The season is over and the hot stove is upon us. It used to be we had to wait a while until players filed for and then signed in free agency. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Guys whose contracts have expired immediately become free agents after the season ends (i.e. last night) and signings…

  22. Who are these agents and executives anyway?

    Oct 28, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    The following passage on a couple of free agent pitchers is from Buster Olney’s ESPN Insider column Saturday: [Anibal] Sanchez could get anywhere from $30 million to $60 million as a free agent, some agents and executives predict, and Kyle Lohse could get a deal in the $77.5 million range, as C.J. Wilson did last…

  23. Dan Haren feels “guilty” about poor performance, won’t be surprised if Angels decline option

    Oct 3, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Last week Dan Haren got pretty angry when “a source familiar with the team’s thinking” told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that the Angels were planning to decline his 2013 option, saying it was “dumb timing” because the story had the possibility of distracting the team down the stretch. However, after last night’s start against the…

  24. Zack Greinke pitched in a misspelled “Grienke” jersey

    Oct 1, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    greinke wrong jersey

    Derek Jeter has MLB’s best-selling jersey and Zack Greinke can’t even get his named spelled correctly on his own jersey. Seriously. Greinke took the mound yesterday wearing a jersey that had “GRIENKE” on the back, eventually switching to a correctly spelled version after someone finally noticed midway through the game. Apparently there were two jerseys…

  25. Dan Haren is not happy about “source” saying Angels will decline his 2013 option

    Sep 28, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Dan Haren

    Earlier this week Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com wrote that the Angels were likely to decline their 2013 options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana while focusing on re-signing Zack Greinke to a huge long-term deal. Gonzalez cited “a source familiar with the team’s thinking” and … well, Haren thinks whoever that source is has “dumb…

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