DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
12 minutes ago

More on Kenley Jansen and the Miami Marlins

(Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports) While the Dodgers have been relatively quiet so far this offseason, the Miami Marlins have been both busy and loud, especially in terms of rebuilding the majority of their pitching staff. The Fish have already made public their desire to snare closer Kenley Jansen from the free agent market, with news coming last night that team owner...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 hour ago

Cody Bellinger Named To Arizona Fall League Top Prospects Team

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger was named to the Arizona Fall League...
Via Dodger Blue
14 hours ago

Yasiel Puig ‘Receptive’ To Again Shedding Weight

Despite the rumor mill churning out Yasiel Puig's name with plenty of regularity throughout last offseason, he remained...
Via Dodger Blue
15 hours ago

Still hoping to re-sign Justin Turner, Dodgers exploring infield trade market

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Even though the Dodgers didn’t get Chris Sale, it still might have been good news for them when the Chicago White Sox traded him on Tuesday. By dealing Sale to the Boston Red Sox, the White Sox essentially signaled to the...
Via The OC Register
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
23 hours ago

Roberts says Maeda aims to increase strength, stamina

At the Winter Meetings on Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kenta Maeda is implementing an offseason conditioning program more suited to MLB than to the Nippon Professional League in Japan, where he pitched for eight years before coming to the Dodgers a year ago.
Via Dodgers.com
23 hours 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 Bullpen: Is Greg Holland a Viable Relief Option?

(Photo Credit: mlb.com) Even if the front office crew of the Dodgers makes a strong play in signing closer Kenley Jansen to an enormous contract over the coming months, free agent reliever Greg Holland could make another fine addition to the Los Angeles bullpen, providing the existing relief corps with some much needed experience and potentially assuming the role of a dependable...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

Dodgers lefty Rich Hill pays tribute to his late son after signing 3-year deal

Rich Hill certainly didn’t take the conventional route to his first huge payday in the majors, and he couldn’t hide his appreciation when the big day finally arrived Monday.The Dodgers, who acquired the lefty from the A’s on Aug. 1, re-signed him to a three-year, $48 million deal. Not bad for a 36-year-old who has returned from shoulder surgery and Tommy John surgery, and who...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Roberts believes upbeat Puig can help Dodgers

With a trade of Yasiel Puig still not completely ruled out this winter, the right-handed-hitting native of Cuba is working out in Miami and is on a new nutritional program to lose weight, according to manager Dave Roberts, who spoke at the Winter Meetings on Monday. Roberts expressed his confidence that going forward, Puig can be part of the solution to the Dodgers' woes against left-handers.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

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
5 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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