June 30, 2012 |
The Dodgers have finalized an agreement with their first-round draft pick, infielder Corey Seager of Northwest Cabarrus High in Concord, N.C. Seager will receive a bonus of $2.35 million, according to people familiar with the deal who spoke under the condition of anonymity because it isn't expected to be announced until Saturday. Seager was selected with the 18th overall pick, which was designated a slot value of $1.95 million by the commissioner's office. The deadline to sign draft picks is July 13. Seager, 18, is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager . He was the first position player to be taken with the Dodgers' top pick since first baseman James Loney in 2002.
May 18, 2013 |
On the morning that would deliver to the Dodgers their greatest arm in two generations, Clayton Kershaw awoke with a thought. The baseball draft was not televised in 2006. Each team made its picks on a secure conference call line with the league office. If you wanted to know which team had drafted you, then you could wait for a phone call or follow along on the Internet. "I thought I was going," Kershaw said, "to the Tigers. " How he ended up with the Dodgers is a compelling tale.
June 13, 2013 |
Dodgers draft picks Chris Anderson and Tom Windle sat next to each other in the team's dugout Wednesday afternoon. No. 13 jerseys donned, the two young pitchers formed a potential look into the Dodgers' future before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, it was also a look into the past. Anderson and Windle both played in the Northwest Suburban Conference in Minnesota and were the top two players listed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's conference most-valuable-player race three years ago. “We've known each other since we were very little, which is pretty cool,” Anderson said.
October 26, 2008 |
The last great player to come through Dodgertown might never play for the Dodgers. David Price, emerging as a star before October eyes, started his professional career there this spring, with six starts for the Vero Beach Devil Rays. Most players rent a home in the community, Price said, but he lived on the Dodgertown campus. "I loved it," he said. "Probably the best place I stayed all year. " The Dodgers move their spring training base to Arizona next year, but they moved their Class-A team from Vero Beach, Fla., to San Bernardino two years ago, with the Rays fielding a team at Dodgertown.
June 7, 2013 |
For two hours, all Logan White could do was sit in his car in the Thomas Stadium parking lot as a thunderstorm rained down on Johnson City, Tenn. It was the night of Friday, May 17, and the Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting was waiting for a live look at Jacksonville pitcher Chris Anderson, a hard-throwing junior right-hander with three major league-ready pitches and a powerful 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. Anderson was already White's likely target with the Dodgers' No. 18 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball amateur draft -- a player who reminds White of power pitchers Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling.
December 8, 2011 |
The Mannywood signs can remain in storage. So can the wigs. Manny Ramirez is not coming back to the Dodgers. General Manager Ned Colletti immediately shot down the far-fetched idea of re-signing Ramirez, who electrified Dodger Stadium upon arriving in 2008 only to leave two years later as a disgraced figure. "I think we're probably past that at this point," Colletti said. Ramirez, who retired last season instead of facing a 100-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy for the second time, has filed for reinstatement.