DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Andrew Friedman: Dodgers Not Focused On Acquiring An Outfielder

At the outset of free agency the Los Angeles Dodgers faced significant questions in their starting rotation, bullpen and at...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Dodgers Rumors: Kenley Jansen, L.A. Were 3 Years And $95 Million Apart On Contract Offer

When free agency began three certainties were free-agent closers Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon...
Via Dodger Blue
8 hours ago

Plan in place as Urias strives for peak fitness

While we wait for transactions, the theme for the Dodgers this week has been weight. The club's Winter Meetings news has included offseason desires for outfielder Yasiel Puig to get leaner, starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to add muscle for endurance and now starter Julio Urias to trim down.
Via Dodgers.com
12 hours ago

Dodgers completing due diligence ahead of deals

The Dodgers came to the Winter Meetings seeking a closer and a third baseman, and they will probably leave on Thursday with the same needs.
Via Dodgers.com
13 hours ago

Adrian Gonzalez To Play For Team Mexico In 2017 World Baseball Classic

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was among the 30 MLB players recently confirmed to play in the...
Via Dodger Blue
16 hours ago

Dodgers still in on Turner, Jansen

Is there a realistic pathway for the Dodgers, while desiring to reduce payroll, to still re-sign both of their top free agents, third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen?
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers have reportedly been in touch with Jose Bautista

Could a move from the AL East to the NL West be in store for Jose Bautista? Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reported on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been in touch with Bautista. Griffin does add though that talks are on hold until the trade market further plays out and that the Dodgers, who are projected to be over $200 million in team payroll in 2017, may have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers would like Yasiel Puig to lose some weight

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – If Yasiel Puig is back with the Dodgers next season, there could be less of him. Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that the organization would like Puig to lose some weight, although he wouldn’t specify how much. He said...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have signed free-agent pitcher Rich Hill to a three-year contract after he went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts with the team he joined at the trade deadline. The 36-year-old left-hander was acquired in a five-player trade with Oakland on Aug. 1. Hill was 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three postseason starts for the NL West champion Dodgers, including tossing...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Official: Dodgers re-sign Rich Hill to 3-year deal

Word broke on Saturday that the Dodgers were close to retaining Rich Hill on a 3-year deal. Today, it became official. The Dodgers announce the signing of free agent LHP Rich Hill to a three-year contract. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 5, 2016 This is great, provided they aren’t going to pay him $30 million a season (they aren’t). The deal is for $48 million...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Report: Dodgers aggressively pursuing trade for Brian Dozier

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to make that big off-season splash that has come to define the defending NL West champions over the past several winters. Some of that could have to do with a less-than-stellar financial situation the team finds itself in. Though, we’re still pretty sure that Los Angeles will add a big name or two before spring comes calling. It might just have...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings preview: Dodgers focused on maintaining what they have already built

The Dodgers might re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner. But the odds are against it. They might trade for Chris Sale or Justin Verlander. But they probably won’t. They might sign Aroldis Chapman and trade for Andrew McCutchen. But probably not....
Via The OC Register
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer penalties for high-spending teams and a hard cap on signing bonuses for international amateurs. The Oakland Athletics also came up short, with the team's ability to receive revenue-sharing money to be trimmed...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers agree to 1-year deals with Van Slyke and Hatcher

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers have agreed to one-year contracts with first baseman-outfielder Scott Van Slyke and pitcher Chris Hatcher, avoiding arbitration. Van Slyke's deal is worth $1,325,000 and Hatcher's contract is worth $1.25 million. Van Slyke was limited to 52 games last season because of persistent low back irritation. He hit .225 with seven RBI and one home run and...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers go inside Vin Scully’s final home broadcast

It still hasn’t sunk in to many that we won’t be hearing Vin Scully on Dodgers games next season. The true American treasure has provided plenty of joy to fans throughout his 67-year career as Voice of the Dodgers. As Scully turned 88 this week, the Dodgers and MLB Advanced Media produced a video showing the behind the scenes of Vin’s final home broadcast, a dramatic come-from...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers’ Payroll Situation Is Far from Dire

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been incredibly successful on the field under the Guggenheim Group, winning four straight division titles and twice coming within two games of a World Series appearances. Not only does the club possess a massive television contract with Time Warner, but they’ve also drawn more than 3.7 million fans in every season under the current ownership group....
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Anderson sends hilarious tweet about Cespedes’ new deal

Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the final two years of his contract with the New York Mets earlier this month, and that ended up being a sound financial decision. As Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson reminds us, it’s one that could put food on the table for more than just Cespedes and his family. Shortly after word surfaced that Cespedes has re-signed with the Mets on a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: MLB tells Dodgers to cut debt after massive spending

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been willing to spend money under the current ownership. That changed a little bit in the 2015-16 MLB offseason. With the current hot stove season gearing up, MLB rules are forcing Los Angeles to be more conservative again. “The Dodgers, who have spent more than a billion dollars on player payroll in the first four seasons of Guggenheim Baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

After spending more than a billion dollars, MLB making LA Dodgers cut debt

The Los Angeles Dodgers may be in a bit of trouble due to their spending the past few years. This is a mandate from Major League Baseball to reduce their debt in large amounts. Having spent nearly $300 million in 2015, it is expected that they will be reducing their payroll by $100 million to $200 million in 2018. The team said to the LA Times that the reductions are unrelated...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama trolls Jordan at Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards

This year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards had a major sports component, with Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Vin Scully (whose reaction to learning about the medal was great) all among those recognized with the highest American civilian honor. That led to plenty of sports moments at the ceremony Tuesday, including President Obama noting that Jordan (who was again...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Brian Dozier

Another day, another infielder the Los Angeles Dodgers are sniffing around. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Monday, the Dodgers are showing interest in Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. Dozier is a powerful hitter who could help the reigning NL West champs solve their problems against left-handed pitching. Dozier, 29, was spectacular in 2016,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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