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DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Yasiel Puig, mired in a slump, somewhat broke out of his hitting funk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-7 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. The young slugger, batting only .195 in July, was having an especially rough go of it over the past week,...Read More The post Yasiel Puig says he broke out of slump by playing baseball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers manage to upgrade rotation, bullpen, farm for cash in reported 3-team trade

The Dodgers have agreed to pull off a three-team blockbuster of a trade with the Marlins and Braves, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. They were able to do this because Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are wizards or something. The Dodgers are getting RHP Mat Latos and 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins and LHP Alex Wood, SS/2B Jose Peraza, RHP Jim Johnson, and LHP Luis Avilan...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers upgrade rotation in unexpected, intelligent way

The Dodgers have an apparently endless supply of cash, and are using it to run the largest payroll in baseball this year, so naturally, any time a prominent and expensive player is rumored to be trade bait, LA is one of the first teams mentioned. They’ve been linked to Cole Hamels all year. More recently, […]
Via Fangraphs
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Enrique Hernandez showered with bananas during postgame interview (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez was showered with bananas by teammates during a postgame interview following Wednesday night's win over Oakland. Hernandez came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and hit a go-ahead 2-run double in the seventh inning. The Dodgers went on to win the game 10-7 and "rewarded" Hernandez after the game with a new twist...
Via Holdout Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 10, Athletics 7: Gutless, Cowardly Team Somehow Rallies Late Yet Again

The Dodgers are a gutless, pathetic team that does things like rollover and get shutout against crappy pitchers like Sonny Gray, so imagine the shock when they came back yet again today to beat the Athletics 10-7 and earn a series split. The offense collected 12 hits and four walks, and they started in the first with an Andre Ethier RBI single for an early lead. A Yasiel Puig...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been heavily rumored to be interested in multiple starting pitchers. Whether they get that ace remains to be seen, but the team did add a solid veteran arm in Mat Latos on Wednesday. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wittenmyer: Dodgers Acquire Latos/Morse

The Dodgers were known to be in the market for starting pitching, and this morning, it looks like they’ve added an arm to their rotation. Source: Latos, Morse to Dodgers for prospects. At least one competitive balance pick also to Dodgers. W/ Latos off board Haren still in play — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 29, […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Offense Fails to Put up a Fight Against Athletics

Dodgers’ Andre Ethier gets tagged out stealing by Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien during the fifth inning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Chris Carlson) It was a disappointing offensive front at home for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday against the Athletics. Oakland pitcher Sonny Gray’s complicated throws gave little opportunity...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LA Dodger Andre Ethier beat the crap out of his batting helmet with his bat

After lining out to Oakland A's 1st baseman Ike Davis, LA Dodger Andre Ethier lets out some frustration on his bat in the Dodgers dugout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Athletics @ Dodgers, July 28, 2015: The Trade Deadline Is Basically Here

Well, that was a road trip. Thanks to the All-Star break and a three-city swing through Washington, Atlanta, and New York, this is the first time the Dodgers have played in Los Angeles since July 12, more than two weeks ago. A’s Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles CF Burns CF Pederson SS Semien 2B Kendrick 3B ...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom is dominating Citi Field

Gary Cohen mentioned in Sunday’s broadcast against the Dodgers that Jacob deGrom is sitting on an impressive 1.48 ERA at home in 2015. In 2014 it was just a touch above at 1.70, for a combined career average of 1.59. That is utter domination, folks. His combined 2.05 ERA for the season is now second-best only to the historic Zack Greinke, which as luck would have it, he faced on...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are now reportedly ready to move on from the former All-Star. Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher breaks up historic scoreless inning streak

You'd think a feared slugger would be the one to end a historic scoreless inning streak. Think again.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers Are Dominating In Pairs

When somebody hears the word "Dodgers," the first names that come to mind are Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, for a number of valid reasons. It's not often that a team has both of the top pitchers over the last 30 games, with respective ERA's of 0.45 and 0.00; it's nearly impossible to pitch any better. While Kershaw and Greinke have been the most dominating pair (more on them...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Enjoys His Ice Cream In Helmet Cups

Dodgers stud rookie Joc Pederson hit a home run in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ battle with the New York Mets. It must have taken a lot out of him, because he fueled up afterwards with a special treat: A helmet cup full of ice cream: That’s Keith Hernandez you hear saying that he never saw anything like it. First off, it happened earlier this season. Second, Keith used to...
Via Food and Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Trade Rumors: Yasiel Puig edition

With all the recent injuries that have been hitting the Los Angeles Dodgers, it seems like a move before the July 31 trade deadline is almost necessary at this point. However, with the front office refusing to use top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias in any trade discussions, rumors began to surface about Yasiel Puig possibly being the center of any big trades the Dodgers were...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Zack Greinke Become the NL MVP?

Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Zack Greinke (#21) discusses pitch strategy with Catcher Yasmani Grandal (#9) during Sunday’s win at Marlins Park in Miami. (Mandatory Credit: J Pat Carter/Associated Press) Zack Greinke is having a historically good year pitching. The Dodger’s ace has 117 strikeouts, a 1.30 ERA, and a 9-2 win-loss record. The pitcher’s stellar play has put him...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Eric Gagne’s record consecutive saves streak

On August 26 of 2002, Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer, Eric Gagne, blew a save against the Arizona Diamondbacks. On August 28 of 2002, Gagne, recorded a save against the Diamondbacks. That was his 45th save of the 2002 season, but just his first in what eventually became the Major League record for consecutive saves in a row. Gagne went on to not blow another save until July 5 of 2004...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI reveals no tendon damage for Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson

Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Brett Anderson received promising results from an MRI he took Wednesday. After injuring his Achilles' heel while coming off the mound to field a grounder in his start on Tuesday, Anderson was diagnosed with "a little inflammation in the sheath around the tendon" and his Achilles' tendon showed no signs of major damage. "As far as going forward, I'll take...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick on Instagram: 'I don’t eat sleep and breathe baseball'

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in the NL West division, but they have lost four of their last seven games. A few nervous fans have been taking out their frustrations on Howie Kendrick, and the veteran infielder is not happy about it. On Monday, Kendrick went on an Instagram rant telling fans...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on Zack Greinke: ‘I don’t think he was very tough’

Zack Greinke has been the best pitcher in baseball for several weeks now. The 31-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in over a month, and he extended his consecutive scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings in a win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Bryce Harper was not all that impressed. Harper, who was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer blames Taylor Swift for power outages

The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to suspend Friday night’s game, and if you ask Max Scherzer, it’s all Taylor Swift’s fault. Nationals Park experienced three separate power outages to its stadium lights throughout the night, causing two separate delays that totaled more than two hours. After the third delay at the beginning of the sixth inning...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

When will the Los Angeles Dodgers call up Corey Seager?

It can be argued that Los Angeles Dodgers’ prospect, Corey Seager, is the best prospect in baseball. Seager is just 21-years old and has played most of the season in Triple-A. In 20 games with the Dodgers’ Double-A affiliate this year, Seager hit for a .375 batting average, with five home runs, seven doubles, and 15 runs batted in. With the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, Seager...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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