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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 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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Dodgers make big moves at Winter Meetings – finally Acquire Howie Kendrick from Angels - trade Dee Gordon and Miguel Rojas to Marlins

Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi finally played their hand on Wednesday evening at the MLB Winter Meeting underway in San Diego acquired infielder Howie Kendrick from the Angels and prospects infielder/outfielder Kike Hernandez, catcher Austin Barnes and right-handed reliever Chris Hatcher from the Marlins. The acquisitions were made […]

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Matt Kemp trade rumors are no longer rumors Sources reporting that trade to Padres is a done deal

It is the rumor that every Dodger fan has been dreading but now appears to be a painful reality – Matt Kemp is no longer a Dodger. After a marathon day (and night) of wheeling and dealing that saw the Dodgers trade Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas to the Miami Marlins and (apparently) Zach Lee […]

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The Dodgers other shortstop option

The Dodgers need a shortstop replacement for Hanley Ramirez – everyone knows it. Everyone also knows that the free agent shortstop market is rather slim this winter and trading for a high-end shortstop (of which there are also very few) would block the road for Dodgers top shortstop prospect Corey Seager, who is projected to […]

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Could there be another Drew in the Dodgers future? Stephen Drew could fill Dodgers shortstop void while waiting for Corey Seager

It was a love-hate relationship at best, that of J.D. Drew’s tenuous two seasons as the Dodgers right fielder. If you recall, the Dodgers signed the (then) 29-year-old Tallahassee, FL native to a five-year / $55 million contract on Dec. 23, 2004. But in the fine print of that Scott Boras-crafted deal was an opt-out clause after […]

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2014 Winter Meetings begin today – Let the good times roll

As most baseball fans know, today, December 8, the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings begin in San Diego, California. And although the Dodgers are not expected to make many trades this week, you can pretty much count on them to make a few. The biggest areas of concern for Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman […]

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Is Ryan Lavarnway a Tim Federowicz clone? Similarities between former Red Sox prospects are remarkable - right down to their birthdays

On Friday the Dodgers acquired catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the Boston Red Sox, who had designated the 27-year-old Burbank, CA native for assignment earlier in the week. To make room for Lavarnway on their 40-man roster the Dodgers themselves designated two-year back-up catcher Drew Butera for assignment. Although the move isn’t earth-shattering by any means, is […]

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Matt Kemp trade rumors reach fever pitch

For the most part, the seemingly endless Matt Kemp trade rumors that always pop up this time of year have pretty much been kept in check. But all of that seemed to have changed on Friday morning when a series of tweets from Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal (and his infamous sources) sent the Twittersphere into a […]

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Remember when Zack Greinke said Stan Kasten was the smartest guy he ever talked to?

It was a classic line, yet it was so very Zack Greinke-esque: “I don’t want to make his head too big, but I thought Stan Kasten was like the smartest guy I’ve ever talked to.” The date was December 11, 2012 and the Dodgers had just officially introduced the (then) 28-year-old Orlando, Florida native as the […]

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Should Dodgers take a gamble on Kris Medlen?

While Dodger fans waited patiently for their beloved team to tender contracts to A.J. Ellis and seven other arbitration-eligible players, there were a number of other significant players among MLB’s 29 other teams who were non-tendered contracts on Tuesday night. One such player was Braves right-hander Kris Medlen, who missed all of the 2014 season […]

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