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Kemp trade to Padres on hold as physical reveals two arthritic hips

The absolute worst fears of Dodgers new President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and new general manager Farhan Zaidi were realized on Thursday morning when it was reported that the trade of Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres has been put on hold after his physical revealed arthritis in both hips. Although […]

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Who’s in Center?

Abbott and Costello’s classic sketch “Who’s on First?” is arguably the funniest baseball sketch of all time. In fact, it is so popular among baseball fans that it actually plays on a loop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. And while the primary focus of the hilarious eight-minute sketch involves […]

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Joc Pederson on pace to become best hitter in L.A. Dodgers History Rookie outfielder following in footsteps of L.A.'s all-time home run leader

While researching Monday’s article on Eric Karros, I uncovered a rather interesting fact about L.A.’s all-time home run king. After receiving his September 1, 1991 call-up to the big leagues, Karros was… well… awful. At the time of his call-up, the then 23-year-old Hackensack, New Jersey native and UCLA alum was coming off an absolutely […]

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Done Deal – Brandon McCarthy is a Dodger and Brian Wilson is not

Brandon McCarthy is now officially a Dodger. Eccentric set-up man Brian Wilson is not. During a twenty minute telephonic press conference on Tuesday morning, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi confirmed that 31-year-old McCarthy successfully passed his physical and that his four-year / $48 million contract is now a done deal. McCarthy will receive a $6 million […]

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Is $10 Million for Brett Anderson money well spent?

When you read 26-year-old left-hander Brett Anderson’s injury history, he sounds more like a specimen candidate for Harvard Medical School rather than a number five starter in the Dodgers 2015 starting rotation. Since making his MLB debut with the Oakland A’s on April 10, 2009, Anderson has spent time on the disabled list for: Strained […]

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Kemp’s departure guarantees Eric Karros L.A. Dodgers immortality

Fans who enjoy following Dodgers records and milestones took a huge hit on Thursday morning when Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was traded to the San Diego Padres. After nine seasons in a Dodger uniform, Kemp’s departure from Los Angeles brought an abrupt end to his shot at breaking a record that every Dodger fan was hoping to witness. […]

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A look back at the 2014 Arizona League Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie level minor league affiliate is the Arizona League Dodgers playing in the Arizona Rookie League. The rookie Dodgers became part of the Arizona League when the Dodgers moved their spring training base of operations from the Grapefruit League to the Cactus League in 2009. Up to that point, the young […]

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The burden of proof is now on Joc Pederson – as is the pressure

When the Dodgers new brain trust traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres early Thursday morning, they did so for a variety of reasons – the very least of which was to appease Dodger fans. In fact, Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten came right out and admitted this “I have told [Dodgers President […]

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Dodgers select four in Minor League Rule 5 Draft

Not surprisingly the Dodgers neither selected any players in the major league portion of the annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday nor did they lose any. Also not surprisingly they did participate in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. In an effort to strengthen the minor league system, especially at the AAA level, […]

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The lesser known side of the Rule 5 Draft Smarter teams look far deeper than just top minor league levels

As most baseball fans know, the annual Rule 5 Draft will be held later today at the 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego. Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi in an interview with MLB.com Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick said he did not expect the club to be active in today’s Draft. That is not a surprise as […]

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