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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. Zack Greinke throws first mound session since calf strain

    Mar 5, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke has already been ruled out for the Dodgers’ season-opening series in Sydney, Australia (March 22-23) due to a mild right calf strain that he suffered on the second-to-last day of February. But the right-hander could be ready to rock for the club’s first game back in the United States. According to MLB.com’s Ken…

  3. Don Mattingly essentially rules out Zack Greinke as option to pitch in Australia

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    Zack Greinke left his spring training debut last Thursday due to a strained right calf and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times today that he’s unlikely to be ready for the team’s two-game opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia from March 22-23. Greinke played catch today, but it’s…

  4. Diamondbacks will start Patrick Corbin, Trevor Cahill in Australia series vs. Dodgers

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks and Dodgers will ring in the 2014 MLB season in Australia with a two-game series at the Sydney Cricket Ground from March 22-23. While we’re still waiting on official word from the Dodgers, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed via his Twitter account today who he plans to start during the series: Excited to…

  5. Still no timetable for Zack Greinke’s return

    Mar 2, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke left last week’s spring training debut after three pitches due to a strained right calf. According to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times, there is still no timetable for the right-hander’s return. Manager Don Mattingly said, “We’re still going to be cautious with him.” Greinke was not able to throw a…

  6. Zack Greinke leaves start after three pitches with injury

    Feb 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    Zack Greinke‘s spring training debut lasted all of three pitches, as the Dodgers right-hander left the mound and headed into the clubhouse with trainer Stan Conte by his side. He’s been diagnosed with a strained right calf, which is just about the best-case scenario from leaving in the middle of an at-bat. Manager Don Mattingly…

  7. Zack Greinke has upset some Australians

    Feb 23, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles on Saturday that he “can’t think of one reason to be excited” for his club’s season-opening showcase against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22-23 at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in eastern Australia. Those comments have not gone unnoticed down under. A few excerpts from…

  8. Zack Greinke on pitching in Australia: “I can’t think of one reason to be excited for it”

    Feb 22, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke AP

    The Dodgers are set to open their season with a two-game series against the Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia from March 22 and 23. Zack Greinke is tentatively scheduled pitch the second game of the series, but he told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles today that he’s not looking forward to…

  9. Brewers planning to talk long-term contract extension this spring with shortstop Jean Segura

    Feb 16, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish has the inside info: The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to discuss a long-term contract extension with shortstop Jean Segura during spring training, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team made him an offer during spring training last season, but the two sides “haven’t really” had discussions about a deal…

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

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    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,…

  11. Dodgers “very interested” in free agent starter Bronson Arroyo but won’t go three years

    Feb 2, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Bronson Arroyo expressed frustration last week about the lack of legitimate offers he’s been made this winter. But it seems as though his market is now developing rather quickly. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Dodgers are “very interested” in signing the veteran right-hander and that the only hang-up…

  12. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

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

    Jan 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. Blue Jays abandon idea of turning Jeremy Jeffress into a starter

    Jan 11, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    In November, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Blue Jays were planning to move Jeremy Jeffress from the bullpen into the starting rotation. Two months later, Passan reports that the Jays are abandoning that idea, preferring to continue using Jeffress as a reliever. Jeffress, now 26 years old, was drafted by the Brewers…

  15. 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…

  16. Silver Slugger Award winners, as they’re announced …

    Nov 6, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball is unveiling the 2013 Silver Slugger Award winners Wednesday evening (6:00 p.m. ET) in an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in each league, as determined by MLB’s coaches and managers. We’ll post the recipients here as they…

  17. The Dodgers could go after David Price, Masahiro Tanaka

    Nov 1, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Must be nice to have money. And, apparently, prospects. Because the Dodgers are prepared — or are at least able — to go after one of the most expensive free agents and the most desirable trade target this offseason, reports Peter Gammons, who spoke with some GMs who speculate that the Dodgers could do both:…

  18. What if MLB’s season were only 16 games?

    Nov 1, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    So, a couple of friends suggested to me that instead of making this a series of rule changes I would like to see (and will never happen), I should instead come up with “Five things that might make you think differently about baseball.” That does seem to make a bit more sense. My first rule…

  19. World Series Game 5 preview: It’s Ace vs. Ace once again

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

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    What: Game 5 of the World Series Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri When: 8:07 EDT, Fox What to expect? Your guess is as good as ours. But let’s try to pretend this game, which will decide who goes up 3-2 as the Series shifts back to Boston on Wedneday, is going to be conventional.…

  20. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  21. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…

  22. Forget the ‘one great player’ structure for this World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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    BOSTON — There seems to be quite a bit of talk about continuity going into this year’s World Series. Well, hey, it’s the Cardinals and the Red Sox again. Fourth time. That was the matchup in ’46, with Stan Musial and Ted Williams, Enos Slaughter and Johnny Pesky, Red Schoendienst and Bobby Doerr and that…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. NLCS, Game 5: Cardinals-Dodgers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 5 at Dodger Stadium … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Joe Kelly David Freese is in the lineup again, playing through a calf injury, and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has gone…

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