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The Dodgers Have Plenty To Teach The Lakers About Vision

PAGES: 1 | 2 In the early days of Hot Stove season, the Dodgers were criticized for not doing enough to improve their title chances. Then they went bonkers in the trade and free agency markets, and have since been criticized for doing too much. Sometimes there's no pleasing people. The highlights, with short commentary: Replaced Hanley Ramirez with Jimmy Rollins: As good a replacement for Ramirez as the Dod ...

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Today In Dodger History: Dodgers Sign Japanese RHP Hiroki Kuroda

December 16, 2007 On this date seven years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Japanese right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to a three-year deal. Kuroda signed for three years and $35.3 million after declaring free agency from Japan. The then 32-year-old left Japan after suffering through another losing season with his team, the Hiroshima Carp. Kuroda reached free agency the year before and signed a four-year deal w ...

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Today In Dodger History: Dodgers Sign Left-Hander Sandy Koufax

December 14, 1954 The Dodgers held a tryout at Ebbets Field for a left-hander by the name of Sandy Koufax and it was on this day in 1954 that they signed that left-hander to a contract with a $14,000 signing bonus. The move turned out to be one of the best signings in Dodger history, as Koufax became one of the most dominant pitchers in his generation. After tryouts with the New York Giants and the Pittsbur ...

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Today In Dodger History: Dodgers Attempt To Trade Jackie Robinson

December 13, 1956 After breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball and 10 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team attempted to trade Jackie Robinson on this date in 1956. Robinson was coming off a season in which he hit .275 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI in 117 games. The Dodgers tried to send him to their rival, the New York Giants, in exchange for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $30,000 cash. Lit ...

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Dodgers Continue Adding Depth All Around In Rule 5 Draft

While the front office has been making moves with trades and signings that have nearly turned the baseball world on its' head, they’ve also been preparing for a far less heralded tradition during the Winter Meetings. The Rule 5 draft takes place every December, where teams can poach players who aren’t protected on 40-man rosters from other organizations. It’s rare to find a guy who can help the major league ...

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Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Is Done, How Matt Kemp Trade Helps

You guys, I'm starting to get the sense that this new front office operates SLIGHTLY differently from the old one, huh? After a few years of trying to build a fantasy baseball team in real life, the new Dodgers front office has continued their deconstruction Thursday morning, sending Matt Kemp to the Padres for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects (one of whom is rumored to be the guy he ...

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“Genius Squad” Continues Dodgers Roster Overhaul With Big Day

PAGES: 1 | 2 To the common fan, the beginning of the Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi era in Los Angeles has been an uneventful one. Sure, they moved around some players on the fringe of the roster, but nothing major — right? WRONG! As Fangraph's so beautifully points out, Zaidi and Friedman are doing what Ned Colletti has failed to do for years -- construct a roster that goes 40+ deep. Basically, to put it ...

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Winter Meetings: Ranking The Dodgers’ Offseason Needs

PAGES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 With the Winter Meetings beginning Monday in San Diego, the Los Angeles Dodgers may soon pull off the big acquisition that's been expected of them. Since taking over, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi have focused on adding depth to the 40-man roster. It began with the team claiming infielder Ryan Jackson off waivers from the San Diego ...

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The Dodgers Can’t Go Big Just To Make A Splash

PAGES: 1 | 2 The problem with money is sometimes it's all people see. The Dodgers, at a few shekels over $229 million, spent nearly $30 million more in total team payroll in 2014 than baseball's next spendiest squad, a little mom-and-pop shop known as the New York Yankees. For this, they were rewarded with a truncated playoff berth and the continuation of a championship draught creeping dangerously close to ...

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2015 Offseason Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller

With rumors swirling as December gets underway, we decided to take a quick look at a name the Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently pursuing. Andrew Miller Since being drafted sixth overall in 2006, Andrew Miller has went from starting pitcher bust to top free agent reliever. Last year he spent time with the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles. The left-hander enjoyed a strong season, c ...

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