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3-18-13 Ethier Hit FP

Andre Ethier defying trade odds again – for now

It happens every year around this time – the seemingly endless Andre Ethier Trade rumors. But not only has it not happened, it has not happened for each of Ethier’s nine MLB seasons with the Dodgers. As the senior member of the so-called ‘overcrowded Dodgers outfield,’ something that former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti often […]

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Kendrick not concerned about move from AL to NL Dodgers new second baseman looking forward to new challenges

When Dodgers new second baseman Howie Kendrick addressed the hometown media for the first time on Friday morning, it was impossible to miss the air of confidence that he brought with him after his 12 years in the Angels system – the only team he has ever known. There was no nervousness, no anxiety, only […]

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Dodgers announce 2015 spring training reporting dates

Dodger fans were given an early Christmas present on Friday morning when the Dodgers officially announced their 2015 spring training reporting dates for pitchers and catchers, and for position players. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ on Thursday, February 19, 2015 with their first official workout to be […]

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Kendrick looking forward to playing Angels-style baseball with Dodgers

During Friday’s introductory press conference, Dodgers new second baseman Howie Kendrick said all the right things at all the right times when asked about coming to the Dodgers, and he did so with genuine sincerity – not to mention an enormous smile. But he said something that will also put a smile on the faces of […]

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Vin Scully’s missing World Series ring – The 10 minutes the world stood still

One can only imagine the sheer panic that 87-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully felt when he suddenly realized that his prize possession, his 1988 Dodgers World Series ring, was missing from his right ring finger. The beloved broadcaster lost the ring while out Christmas shopping with his wife Sandi on Thursday afternoon at their neighborhood […]

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

*  *  *  UPDATE  *  *  *  December 18, 2014 7:00 p.m..  Numerous sources are reporting that the Kemp deal has gone through with no additional moneys added to the original agreement.   The absolute worst fears of Dodgers new President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and new general manager Farhan Zaidi were realized on […]

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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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