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Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

Fri Oct 24, 2014

In a surprise move Friday morning, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, amping up speculation he could be the choice of new Dodgers decision-maker Andrew Friedman to replace Manager Don Mattingly. Friedman and Maddon worked together to great success with the Rays since 2006, netting five 90-win seaso

Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

Fri Oct 24, 2014

In a surprise move Friday morning, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, amping up speculation he could be new Dodgers decision-maker Andrew Friedman’s choice to replace Manager Don Mattingly. Friedman and Maddon worked together to great success with the Rays since 2006, netting above-average wi

Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers into baseball's awards season

Thu Oct 23, 2014

The Dodgers' season ended two weeks ago but left-hander Clayton Kershaw's name is going to come up a lot in the weeks ahead. Kershaw's remarkable 2014 season is certain to land numerous awards for the Dodgers' ace. It began this week with Kershaw being named Player of the Year by The Sporting News and Baseball America. The Sporti

Dodgers' Haren has minor shoulder surgery

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- Right-hander Dan Haren had minor surgery on his non-throwing shoulder Wednesday morning. The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. During a 30-minute surgery, ElAttrache cleaned out bursitis in the AC joint of Haren's left shoulder. Haren is expected to begin the rehabilitation

New Dodgers exec Friedman moves up to budgetary big leagues

Fri Oct 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The first time “Moneyball” came to L.A., the marriage did not last long. The McCourts got buyer’s remorse just two seasons after plucking Paul DePodesta out of the Oakland A’s forward-thinking front office and making him the Dodgers’ general manager. A much more accomplished and e

Dodgers' Colletti 'moves over' with mixed-bag legacy

Wed Oct 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What do you get the general manager whose teams won more games over the past nine years than any other National League GM, made the playoffs five times and the NL Championship Series three times? A new contract as a senior advisor with an undefined role from which he can bounce the first time a better opportunity come

Colletti 'moves over' with mixed-bag legacy

Wed Oct 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What do you get the general manager whose teams won more games over the past nine years than any other National League GM, made the playoffs five times and the NL Championship Series three times? A new contract as a senior advisor with an undefined role from which he can bounce the first time a better opportunity come

Dodgers hire coveted executive Friedman to run baseball operations

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – All the resources of the Guggenheim Group haven’t gotten the Dodgers into the World Series yet. But they did succeed where Angels owner Arte Moreno and others have tried and failed – luring Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays with the promise of having those resources at his disposal. The Dodgers

Dodgers hire coveted executive Friedman to run baseball operations

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – All the resources of the Guggenheim Group haven’t gotten the Dodgers into the World Series yet. But they did succeed where Angels owner Arte Moreno and others have tried and failed – luring Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays with the promise of having those resources at his disposal. The Dodgers

Miller: Dodgers hiring Friedman is such a good move it's scary

Tue Oct 14, 2014

One week after getting it all wrong, the Dodgers evidently couldn’t have gotten it any more right. They’ve hired a bright, young mind to run their baseball operations, while managing to hold on to their appointed fall guy who also happens to be a likeable and well-respected individual who rightly deserved better. Now,

Miller: Dodgers hiring Friedman is such a good move it's scary

Tue Oct 14, 2014

One week after getting it all wrong, the Dodgers evidently couldn’t have gotten it any more right. They’ve hired a bright, young mind to run their baseball operations, while managing to hold on to their appointed fall guy who also happens to be a likeable and well-respected individual who rightly deserved better. Now,

Dodgers lure Friedman away from Tampa Bay

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers managed to do what Angels owner Arte Moreno and others have tried and failed -- lure Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays with the promise of greater resources. The 37-year-old Friedman has been a hot commodity since building a contender in Tampa Bay despite the limitations of one of baseball's smallest

Mattingly on Dodgers' season: 'I don't feel like it's a bust'

Thu Oct 09, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Don Mattingly’s domestic life will be turned upside down this winter. He and his wife are expecting a baby boy in December. He does not expect the professional side of his life to get turned upside down. “I’m assuming,” the Dodgers manager said Thursday when asked if he expected to retu

Early exit despite record payroll means heat will be on Dodgers' GM

Wed Oct 08, 2014

ST. LOUIS – For two years, money has been no object. Now, it is a cudgel with which to beat the Dodgers for their failure to justify all that expense. The Guggenheim Group has paid nearly a half-billion dollars in salaries over the past two seasons, including a record payroll this year that will top $250 million after all t

Dodger blues: Kershaw can't stop Cardinals

Tue Oct 07, 2014

ST. LOUIS – This will be an exciting offseason for Clayton Kershaw. He will win his third Cy Young Award and might become the first National League pitcher since 1968 to also win the MVP Award. And in late January, he is due to become a father for the first time. For the second consecutive winter, however, the best pitcher in baseb

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