May 23, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: Cubs at Chicago Friday through Sunday: Rockies at Denver The Dodgers don't have a proven ace, but the Chicago Cubs do, and that's a problem for both teams. As the Dodgers push Clayton Kershaw to the front of a thin rotation — in a year in which he might have been a college senior — the Cubs are about to put Carlos Zambrano back in their rotation. In 2007, with Zambrano on his way to finishing fifth in the Cy Young Award voting for the third time in four years, the Cubs signed him to a $92-million extension.
May 8, 2011
DODGERS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Albuquerque; 16-11; Former starter Scott Elbert hasn't yielded a run in nine of 12 relief appearances. AA; Chattanooga; 15-14; Javy Guerra has given up one run, six hits in 14 2/3 innings. Righties hitting .097 against him. A; Rancho Cucamonga; 18-11; INF Tony Delmonico hit .476 during 10-game hitting streak, which ended Friday. A; Great Lakes; 17-12; Closer Shawn Tolleson has struck out 28 of the 35 batters he's retired and has yet to allow an earned run. R; Odgen; 0-0; Season begins June 20. DODGERS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA ; Albuquerque; 16-11; Former starter Scott Elbert hasn't allowed am earned run in nine of 12 relief appearances.
July 4, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Florida Marlins Thursday through Sunday: vs. Chicago Cubs No sooner had the Baltimore Orioles talked to Bobby Valentine about their managerial vacancy than the Florida Marlins fired their manager, Fredi Gonzalez . Valentine told the Orioles to move on without him, and he reportedly told friends he expected to sign a four-year deal with the Marlins. It never happened, and Valentine told ESPN last week the process was "very disturbing, confusing and … insulting at times."
April 30, 2012 |
Frank McCourt will remain the owner of the Dodgers for at least one more night. The sale of the team was expected to close Monday. However, the hope is that the deal can close on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the sale process. McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion to Guggenheim Baseball, a group fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming team President Stan Kasten. The deal is financed by Chicago-based Guggenheim Financial, and that company's chief executive, Mark Walter, is in line to become the Dodgers' new controlling owner.
November 30, 2012 |
The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasn't authorized to comment on the matter. Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him. The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez. If the Dodgers fail to sign Greinke or Sanchez, they could turn their attention to the likes of Kyle Lohse or Ryan Dempster.
January 3, 2014 |
The Dodgers are introducing lookout spots above the bullpens next season, enabling fans to consume a Dodger dog or a drink while watching Clayton Kershaw or Kenley Jansen warm up. The lookouts are the focal point of a modest Dodger Stadium expansion beyond the foul poles in left and right fields. The Dodgers would like those spaces to develop into gathering areas for fans, with concession stands to be added there and the merchandise tents to be replaced by permanent team stores. Since Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, fans seated in the pavilions have been restricted to that area.
September 7, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers recalled Alex Castellanos from triple-A Albuquerque for the opening game of their make-or-break three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. A 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, Castellanos will be on the major league roster for the third time this season. In his 12 previous games with the Dodgers, he hit .136 (three for 22) with a triple and two runs batted in. Castellanos batted .328 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs in 94 games with Albuquerque.
February 8, 2014 |
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers appear to be close to a deal with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm. [UPDATED, 4:06 p.m.: The Dodgers announced they have signed Maholm to a one-year, major-league contract. ] Maholm was among the Dodgers pitchers and catchers to undergo physical examinations Saturday at the team's spring training complex. Maholm declined to speak to reporters and the Dodgers wouldn't confirm they have a deal with him. The contract figures to be a minor-league deal.
February 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Showers forced the Dodgers to practice indoors Wednesday. Instead of taking live batting practice on the rain-soaked field, hitters took their swings in the covered batting cages. The pitchers who were scheduled to throw, including Chad Billingsley and Chris Capuano, threw as scheduled. Some other notes: The first major injury of the spring was sustained by Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck, who is believed to have torn his hamstring trying to leg out a triple in an employee softball game.
April 9, 2012 |
In the good old days, say 50 years ago, the Dodgers' heroes were actual players, not equity fund executives and magical former basketball stars. Case in point: Maurice Morning Wills. Maury Wills, now 79, first stepped onto the field in Dodger blue on June 6, 1959. He came from the minor leagues and his arrival stirred minimal excitement. After all, he was playing a position made sacred by a retiring Pee Wee Reese, and he was joining a team that had underwhelmed Los Angeles in its inaugural 1958 season with a next-to-last finish, 21 games out of first place.