August 31, 2013 |
The Dodgers acquired Michael Young on Saturday, trading for the veteran infielder minutes before the deadline for postseason eligibility. The deal was being finalized late Saturday night, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. Young, 36, could be in line to replace or complement Juan Uribe as the Dodgers' third baseman. Young batted .272 for the Philadelphia Phillies, with eight home runs in 125 games. Uribe is batting .271, with seven home runs in 110 games, and is considered a superior defender.
January 31, 2014 |
This is how it works in that Asgardian realm where major sports franchises reside: Alternate = money. Hey, rainbow bridges aren't cheap. So the Dodgers have announced they will sometimes wear alternate road jerseys that have “Dodgers” in script across their chests. Sometimes, they'll go with “Los Angeles.” Ugh, I'm old school on this one, preferring the Dodgers -- and every other major league team -- proudly wear the name of their home city on road jerseys. Maybe they're concerned people will mistake them for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
April 10, 2012
Dodgers From Coast to Coast The Official Visual History of the Dodgers Introduction by Vin Scully, Foreword by Tommy Lasorda Skybox Press/Abrams: 256 pp., $40
May 6, 2012 |
Yeah, right, there's an outcome you'd best not tie your little playoff hopes to. The one thing Ronald Belisario has been the past two years is completely unreliable. He'll always have 2009, when he was an absolute stud (2.04 ERA, .201 opponent batting average), but since then he's been all over the map, though largely in his native Venezuela. There was a DUI arrest and visa problems, a trip to the restricted list for substance-abuse treatment , a positive cocaine test and more visa problems, and a 25-game suspension to start the season.
February 15, 2011
Dodgers' projected roster STARTERS (batting order) SS Rafael Furcal 2B Juan Uribe RF Andre Ethier CF Matt Kemp 1B James Loney 3B Casey Blake C Rod Barajas LF Marcus Thames STARTING ROTATION LH Clayton Kershaw RH Chad Billingsley RH Hiroki Kuroda LH Ted Lilly RH Jon Garland BULLPEN RH Jonathan Broxton RH Matt Guerrier LH...
March 7, 2013
Cleveland 4, Dodgers 0 Dodgers 10, Mexico 2 AT THE PLATE: Matt Kemp still doesn't have a hit this spring but he got two RBIs with fielder's choice grounders against Mexico. Andre Ethier followed the first of those with this first home run of the spring, and Dee Gordon had two hits and two steals in the win. ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out five in three scoreless inning before the Indians reached him for two hits — leading to two runs — in the fourth. Stephen Fife, subbing for an ill Zack Greinke, held Mexico to a run and three hits in four innings.
September 26, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: at Colorado Rockies Friday through Sunday: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks This isn't the way Joe Torre wanted to say goodbye. Barring a miracle finish, the Dodgers and their manager will stumble across the finish line Sunday with Torre's worst full-season record since 1980. It will also be his first full season with a losing mark since his 1984 Atlanta Braves finished two games under .500. But the manager isn't the only Dodger who's not returning.
May 9, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: at Arizona Friday through Sunday: at San Diego Manny Ramirez couldn't have picked a better time to come off the disabled list. Not only are the last-place Dodgers wading back into division play, but they're doing it in a ballpark and against a team that Ramirez has abused. Ramirez is hitting .488 lifetime at Chase Field and .429 against the Diamondbacks, his best marks in any stadium or against any single team. Want another harbinger of good news?