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August 14, 2003
In two seasons as a closer, Eric Gagne ranks fifth on the all-time Dodger saves list: *--* Jeff Shaw...129 Todd Worrell... 127 Jim Brewer...125 Ron Perranoski... 101 Eric Gagne...91 Jay Howell...85 Clem Labine...83 Tom Niedenfuer...64 Charlie Hough...60 Steve Howe...59 *--*
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September 24, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Paul Konerko makes the Dodgers and Angels think of what might've been. In a July 4, 1998, trade made by Dodgers then-interim general manager Tom Lasorda, a rookie Konerko was sent along with reliever Dennys Reyes to the Cincinnati Reds for closer Jeff Shaw. After finishing the season with the Reds, Konerko was dealt to the Chicago White Sox, and in 2005 was selected most valuable player of the American League Championship Series after helping eliminate the Angels. He was granted free agency after that season and the Angels tried but failed to sign him. Konerko, who re-signed with the White Sox, has 420 home runs and 1,331 runs batted in. The 36-year-old first baseman, a six-time All-Star and team captain, strives to lead a team directed by rookie Manager Robin Ventura to the AL Central title.
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August 8, 1998
Hasn't history taught Tommy Lasorda and the Dodgers a thing? A history of overrated players like Eric Davis, Roberto Kelly and Delino DeShields acquired for prospects like John Wetteland, Henry Rodriguez and Pedro Martinez? With this most recent Dodger-Expo trade, I look forward to Guerrero, Lilly, Bergeron and Tucker becoming top players while Perez and Grudzielanek become busts. SHYAM KRISHNA, Anaheim Hills I am so sick and tired of hearing Tom Lasorda being criticized.
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July 3, 2011 | Baxter Holmes
The Dodgers are in last place and bankrupt. The Angels are barely above .500. Looks as if that real Freeway Series will remain only a fantasy. With their final interleague game this evening in Anaheim, the wistful Dodgers' and Angels' faithful can dream about happier times. As Hemingway's Jake Barnes said, "Isn't it pretty to think so?" Here's a woulda-coulda-shoulda team -- a 25-man roster -- of players the Angels and Dodgers had on the hook but couldn't keep. With them, oh what might have been ... well, except for that starting rotation: -- Infielders Adrian Beltre [ THEN: DODGERS ]
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September 1, 2001
Let me get this straight. Because Chad Kreuter is a "scrub," his opinion concerning Chan Ho Park's performance isn't valid? That's the type of thinking I've grown accustomed to from Dodger fans. Have you ever heard of Sparky Anderson? Whitey Herzog? Tony La Russa? Tom Kelly? Hey, maybe you've heard of this Walter Alston guy someplace. These managers could all be described as "scrubs" who went on to excel as managers. Jim Tracy (another scrub) is only the latest to demonstrate that it doesn't take physical abilities to succeed in the cerebral game of baseball.
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October 31, 1998 | JASON REID
Dodger pitcher Jeff Shaw, who has strongly considered requesting a trade, is now leaning toward remaining with the ballclub, and his decision is expected early next week, his agent said Friday. "We've had many good conversations with the Dodgers, especially in the last few days, and I think Jeff and Julie [Shaw's wife] feel they have all the information they need to make a decision, probably by Monday or Tuesday," said Joe Bick, Shaw's representative.
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June 10, 2000
After the three-game series at Anaheim, I wonder if other Dodger fans feel as I do, that most likely the right manager is managing the wrong team. JOE COHEN Los Angeles Regarding the Dodgers' current hidden-camera TV ads: What were they thinking? I can't believe that I am the only person who finds the sight of a young man wearing a Dodger jacket frightening an elderly woman into interrupting her meal and moving to another seat disgusting. MIKE KVAMMEN South Pasadena We Angel fans always knew that The Times slanted toward the Dodgers in its coverage, but Sunday's coverage took the cake.
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September 23, 1997
Montreal Expo trainer Ron McClain has been suspended for the final seven games of the season and fined a reported $200 by the National League for using profane and threatening language toward an umpire in the Expos' 1-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sept. 14. Montreal Manager Felipe Alou, second baseman Mike Lansing and McClain were ejected by plate umpire Larry Vanover after a disputed ninth-innning play at home plate.
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August 30, 1998 | JASON REID
The Dodgers acknowledge that things haven't been going well recently for closer Jeff Shaw. But they strongly support the all-star pitcher because of what he has meant to the team. Shaw's teammates defended him after he suffered his third blown save of the week Saturday and lost to the New York Mets, 4-3. "Jeff has done a great job," said left-hander Brian Bohanon, who was denied victories twice this week because Shaw failed to protect leads. "The last couple of times out, yeah, he's struggled.
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June 10, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
In earning his first save as a Dodger--and his first since Aug. 7, 1998--on Thursday night, Mike Fetters feels good about his new role as Dodger closer. But he is also quick to point out that the role is also temporary until former closer Jeff Shaw, who has been battling a tired right shoulder, rights himself.
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August 14, 2003
In two seasons as a closer, Eric Gagne ranks fifth on the all-time Dodger saves list: *--* Jeff Shaw...129 Todd Worrell... 127 Jim Brewer...125 Ron Perranoski... 101 Eric Gagne...91 Jay Howell...85 Clem Labine...83 Tom Niedenfuer...64 Charlie Hough...60 Steve Howe...59 *--*
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December 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Pirates, looking for a closer as they come off a 100-loss season, have broken off contract talks with Jeff Shaw. Shaw, who had 43 saves for the Dodgers last season, is looking to sign with a team close to his Ohio home. The Dodgers declined to exercise his $7.05-million option for 2002. Shaw, 35, sought to re-sign with Cincinnati, which traded him to the Dodgers against his wishes in 1998. Shaw offered to sign a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with $4.
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October 18, 2001 | Jason Reid
In what will be their first major decision of the off-season, the Dodgers have five days after the end of the World Series to inform all-star closer Jeff Shaw whether they plan to exercise his contract option for next season, baseball sources said Wednesday. If the $7.05-million option is exercised, Shaw has 10 days to accept or reject the one-year contract. If he declines, the package's buyout would be reduced from $1.5 million to $1 million. Shaw, 35, had a salary of $6.
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October 1, 2001 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chan Ho Park was outstanding in eight innings and Jeff Shaw moved closer to the Dodger all-time record for saves Sunday afternoon in a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark. Park (15-11) limited the National League West leaders to six hits and a run, and Shaw worked a perfect ninth to record his 40th save of the season and 200th of his career. With 126 saves as a Dodger, Shaw needs one to tie Todd Worrell for the franchise mark.
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September 2, 2001 | Ross Newhan
With 26 games left, Jeff Shaw may still walk the closer's high wire to a Los Angeles Dodger record for saves in a season, maintaining his National League lead. He may also walk the high wire right into retirement or free agency at the end of the season. Maybe some fans and talk show piranhas, feeling he has slipped and fallen off too many times, would be happy to see him go, but do they have an answer for this ... How do the Dodgers replace those 39 saves in 46 opportunities?
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September 1, 2001
Let me get this straight. Because Chad Kreuter is a "scrub," his opinion concerning Chan Ho Park's performance isn't valid? That's the type of thinking I've grown accustomed to from Dodger fans. Have you ever heard of Sparky Anderson? Whitey Herzog? Tony La Russa? Tom Kelly? Hey, maybe you've heard of this Walter Alston guy someplace. These managers could all be described as "scrubs" who went on to excel as managers. Jim Tracy (another scrub) is only the latest to demonstrate that it doesn't take physical abilities to succeed in the cerebral game of baseball.
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May 12, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their bullpen has been at its worst recently. At least the Dodgers hope that's as bad as it gets. They figure the struggling group can't perform worse than it has during a four-game losing streak. Of course, they had been confident things wouldn't get this bad. The Arizona Diamondbacks rallied against the Dodgers' best relievers in two games, pounded their top rookie in another and swept a three-game series at Bank One Ballpark. The Dodgers say the bullpen will be fine again in time.
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August 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
Pinch-hitter Matt Franco homered with one out in the ninth inning and Edgardo Alfonzo doubled home the winning run with two out as the New York Mets rallied past the Dodgers, 2-1, Saturday night. Carlos Perez, acquired with shortstop Mark Grudzielanek on Friday night in a trade with Montreal, pitched seven scoreless innings in his Dodgers debut, giving up only two hits.
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August 6, 2001 | Steve Henson
Jeff Shaw's career has never been better. The Dodger closer leads the National League in saves with 33 and is savoring the opportunity to reach the playoffs for the first time in his 12-year career. But it's not enough to keep the 35-year-old right-hander from strongly considering retiring after the season. In Shaw's mind, the decision is as easy as 1, 2, 3--his children Travis, 11, Molli, 6 and Griffin 2. "My kids are getting older and I'm missing out," he said.
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July 22, 2001 | Jason Reid
Interim General Manager Dave Wallace has rejected trade proposals involving Matt Herges because the Dodgers have big plans for the reliever. The hard-throwing right-hander is expected to become the closer next season if Jeff Shaw does not return, and Shaw is preparing Herges to succeed him. Shaw counsels Herges daily on the nuances of the high-pressure job, teaching the second-year pitcher as former closer Jeff Brantley taught him.
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