The Dodgers have announced that the rumored signing of infielder Howie Kendrick is now official. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the deal is a two-year/$20 million contract that is differed, with the 32-year-old Jacksonville, Florida native receiving $5 million per year over the next four years. In his first year with the Dodgers in 2015, Kendrick […](Read More)
Vin Scully Avenue one step closer to reality
It’s a well known fact that the wheels of government turn very slowly. But if the government were run by Google – and many of today’s Generation-Y and Millennials believe that it is – then LA’s new Vin Scully Avenue is already ancient history. The truth of the matter is that much like getting potholes fixed […]
Utley’s ‘Slide Heard ‘Round the World’ likely to prompt rule change
When Giants catcher Buster Posey had his left ankle broken in a violent collision at home plate with Marlin’s outfielder Scott Cousins, it was clearly Posey’s fault for putting himself in a bad fielding position. Yet judging by the reactions of Giants fans and Giants manager Bruce Bochy – a former catcher himself – you’d have […]
Could Zack Lee’s time with Dodgers be coming to an end?
Zach Lee has been in the Dodgers organization for six years. And even though he is still only 24 years old, spring training 2016 will be the most important of his professional career. It may also be his last with the Dodgers.
Gurriel Brothers defect from Cuba
Yulieski Gurriel and his brother Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have defected from Cuba and will seek major league deals according to a report from MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. The 31-year old Yulieski is the older brother and has been likened to Derek Jeter. He has played mostly third base in the past four seasons but has also […]
Is the free agency pendulum beginning to swing the other way?
Howie Kendrick is a Dodger again. His new manager is happy, his coaches are happy, his teammates are happy and most Dodger fans are very happy. And although Kendrick himself is happy to be back with his old team after signing a deferred two-year / $20 million contract last Thursday, he definitely isn’t happy with the system that got […]
On Tuesday the Dodgers announced that they have hired Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux and 19-year veteran Raul Ibanez as special assistants to Andrew Friedman in the team’s front office. The team indicated that Maddux and Ibanez will help Friedman, who is president of baseball operations, while also working in scouting, player development and […](Read More)
It was as if they all got together beforehand and read from the same script. During Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium, nearly every Dodger player interviewed by the media after their respective stage appearances said they same thing about the depth of their team and even about acquisitions made by their division rivals. Adrian Gonzalez: […](Read More)
The Dodgers have hired Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and 19-year big league veteran Raul Ibañez as Special Assistants to the Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and the team’s Baseball Operations Department. In their roles, Maddux and Ibañez will assist in all aspects of baseball operations, including scouting, player development and working with the […](Read More)
After two months of waiting and wondering when it would happen, new Dodgers manager Dave Roberts finally met with outfielder Yasiel Puig for the first time on Saturday morning at the team’s annual FanFest event at Dodger Stadium. “I actually had a good sit-down with him,” Roberts said. “It was refreshing for me to get face-to-face with […](Read More)
It was one of those little things that occurred during FanFest 2016 – one of those things that generally goes unnoticed and rarely makes it to print. But in this case, it is something worthy of mention because it could very well come into play at some point during the 2016 season. It was a […](Read More)
AGon gives Corey Seager the ultimate endorsement Veteran first baseman calls MLB's number one prospect a potential Hall of Famer
When a 12-year MLB veteran who is a five-time All Star, has four Gold Gloves, two Silver Sluggers and is the 2014 MLB RBI leader said a year ago that a then 20-year-old Dodgers prospect is a potential Hall of Famer, you better take note. The MLB veteran is 33-year-old Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and […](Read More)
The consensus among every Dodger player asked during Saturday’s FanFest event at Dodger Stadium about the return of Howie Kendrick is that it’s great to have him back – to the man. “I’m so excited to have him back. He’s one of my favorite teammates of all-time. He’s a great guy to have in the clubhouse.” […](Read More)
The Dodgers will hold their fourth annual off-season FanFest presented by State Farm tomorrow, Saturday, January 30. The event will be held at Dodger Stadium from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will feature appearances and autographs from many current and former Dodgers. FanFest will feature interviews on the main stage all day. Hall of […](Read More)
The fact that it took the city of Los Angeles 58 years to name a street – particularly one that leads directly into Dodger Stadium – after Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is, quite frankly, embarrassing. This is something that should have happened years ago and most certainly when the 88-year-old broadcaster was enshrined […](Read More)