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SPORTS
August 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez and Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have completed a blockbuster trade in which four-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez lands in Los Angeles, the latest example of the Dodgers' new ownership group investing heavily in a win-now approach. Even though the possibility had been hinted at in recent days -- and was all but finished by game time Friday night -- the acquisition by the Dodgers of the Red Sox first baseman was a stunning development. The deal: The Dodgers acquired Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, injured outfielder Carl Crawford and utilityman Nick Punto in exchange for first baseman James Loney and four  prospects.
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March 10, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
If there is depth anywhere in the Dodgers farm system it is supposedly, hopefully, with their young arms. With Dee Gordon set to start at shortstop and Jerry Sands likely to make the club as a reserve outfielder, there are precious few position players pounding on the Dodgers' door. OK, zero. Pitching, however, provided a steady flow of arms last season, and there may be more to come. The most likely candidate to be called up should someone in the rotation go down this season is right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, who was mostly very effective last season when brought up. Eovaldi started the opener in a split-squad game Saturday and appeared sharp, throwing three scoreless innings in a game eventually called after nine innings, tied 5-5 against the Mariners.
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March 13, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
First baseman James Loney and relief pitcher Matt Guerrier were not scheduled to work out Tuesday due to minor injuries, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Loney had tightness in one of his calf muscles and the Dodgers decided to "hold him out today and see what it looks like tomorrow," Mattingly said. "He's not going to play today. " The Dodgers were set to host the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. Mattingly replaced Loney with Jerry Sands at first base, and Scott Van Slyke was penciled into the lineup in left field in place of Sands.
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March 23, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Joe Torre got his old job back Friday. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig restored Torre as executive vice president of baseball operations, the position Torre vacated Jan. 4 to join Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso in bidding for the Dodgers. Caruso and Torre withdrew from the bidding last month, citing Frank McCourt's refusal to sell the Dodger Stadium parking lots along with the team. The five remaining bidders all want McCourt to sell the parking lots too, but final bids have not been submitted and negotiations have not taken place.
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March 27, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Jamey Wright was officially added to the 40-man roster on Tuesday, clearing the way for him to make the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a reliever. The Dodgers cleared a place for him on the 40-man roster by moving Blake Hawksworth to the 60-day disabled list. Wright, who came into camp on a minor-league contract, said the previous day that General Manager Ned Colletti told him he would make the opening-day roster. He will draw a base salary of $900,000. Wright can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives: $62,500 for 40 games pitched, $62,500 for 45 games pitched, $75,000 for 50 games pitched, $100,000 for 55 games pitched, $100,000 for 60 games pitched and $100,000 for 65 games pitched.
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August 25, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers have been respected and admired through most of their years, mocked and pitied for the last couple of years. Now they will be hated. This is not hate from San Francisco, the hate born from a rivalry. This is hate from every other city in the National League, the hate born from the rich new kids on the block trying to buy a championship. The Dodgers are on the verge of paying about $140 million for three players - just to secure the chance to pay about $120 million more for the one player they really want.
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August 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are on the verge of completing what would be one of the most spectacular trades in their history, a nine-player waiver deal with the Boston Red Sox in which they would acquire former All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. The agreed-upon trade, in which Gonzalez was viewed as the centerpiece, is revolutionary from a financial standpoint. The Dodgers are expected to be taking on more than $260 million in salary obligations, a staggering amount considering Crawford recently underwent elbow surgery and Beckett appears to be far removed from his best days.
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August 23, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodger. Sound a little dreamy? A little too much to ask for? Maybe not so much. Maybe not as much as it could be. The Times' Dylan Hernandez reported Thursday that Gonzalez has emerged as a "remote possibility" to join the Dodgers. Gonzalez was reportedly placed on waivers Wednesday, and the Dodgers had inquired about the availability of the Red Sox first baseman prior to the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline. So could this actually work? Not easily, certainly.
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March 22, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Listen, if you were about to drop a gazillion dollars to purchase a sports team, wouldn't you be investigating every possible source of income? You know, like raising parking fees? It's smart business, not the end of Dodger Stadium. It's a question. So The Times' Bill Shaikin reported that one bidder asked about possible revenue by selling the naming rights to Dodger Stadium. These are supposedly smart business people. I'm more surprised only one bidder inquired. If the Dilbeck Investment Group's bid had been approved, we would have been all over this.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Nolan Ryan set foot in Angel Stadium on Friday for the first time in 19 years. The Texas Rangers President and CEO was on hand to receive a specially designed ring commemorating his membership in the Angels' Hall of Fame and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Angels game. The Hall of Fame pitcher who threw four of his seven no-hitters for the Angels has vivid memories of the last time he was on the Angel Stadium mound, on Sept. 17, 1993. Ryan was a 46-year-old right-hander pitching for the Rangers, and in the second-to-last start of his distinguished 27-year career, he allowed one unearned run and four hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Angels.
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