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Joe Maddon: ‘I’ve Got To Hear What Everyone Has To Say’

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a first big splash when they hired Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations. Considering the working relationship and friendship Friedman holds with Joe Maddon, a widespread presumption was he was next to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. However, Friedman backed Don Mattingly in his introductory press conference two days after Maddon said he wanted to remain with the Rays. O ...

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Twitter Reaction To Joe Maddon Leaving Tampa Bay Rays

The Los Angeles Dodgers made headlines when they lured Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays to assume the president of baseball operations role for the franchise with vast resources. Friedman's arrival had many believing Joe Maddon was the next shoe to fall, but Friedman said Mattingly would return next season and Maddon had one more year remaining on his contract barring the expected signing of an ...

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MLB News: Joe Maddon To Opt Out Of Final Year Of Contract

Since Andrew Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays to join the Los Angeles Dodgers front office, speculation has been that Rays manager Joe Maddon would follow him to the West Coast. Maddon denied any changes, saying that he planned to stay in Tampa Bay and work on a contract extension beyond 2015. Friedman also laid any rumors to rest by saying that the Dodgers were committed to their manager, Don Mattingly. Th ...

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Dodgers News: Four Players Named Finalists For Gold Glove

The Los Angeles Dodgers have begun to see their players rewarded for their 2014 seasons after Clayton Kershaw has picked up a pair of awards and he joined Dee Gordon as a Sporting News All-Star. As the off-season goes on, the team may see more of its' players take home awards and honors. Kershaw is almost guaranteed to win the Cy Young award and a favorite to win the MVP. According to Rawlings Sports, the D ...

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Clayton Kershaw Wins Sporting News Player Of The Year

After a season in which he went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA, many expected Clayton Kershaw to take some new hardware in the winter. Kershaw already was named Baseball America's Player of the Year because of his dominant season. The Dodger ace was also named to the Sporting News All-Star team with teammate Dee Gordon on Wednesday. He is expected to claim his third Cy Young award and considered a favorite for Nation ...

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Dee Gordon Went To ‘Square One’ To Improve Hitting

Dee Gordon's Major-League debut in 2011 further led to the notion he was the shortstop of the future. Gordon hit .304 and stole 24 bases in 56 games, however 2012 proved to be an entirely different story. Gordon began the year on the Opening Day roster, and struggled with the bat and glove as the starting shortstop. A thumb injury on July 4 derailed Gordon's season as he was supplanted by one Hanley Ramirez ...

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Dan Haren Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery On Left Shoulder

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to hit the full swing of the off-season, but they've nonetheless been busy in recent weeks. With their season coming to an end in St. Louis, the first domino to fall was Josh Beckett announcing his plans to retire. It was followed by Brian Wilson's reported intention to exercise his player option for 2015 and later the team hiring Andrew Friedman as president of baseball ope ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Not Worried About Maddon Speculation

After the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated in the NL Division Series by the St. Louis Cardinals, there was the expectation changes would follow. There was speculation Ned Colletti's status as general manager was in question, while manager Don Mattingly appeared to be in better standing. The speculation turned to fact when the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations, though Colle ...

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Kershaw, Gordon Named To Sporting News 2014 All-Star Team

Clayton Kershaw was unable to solve the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning of Games 1 and 4 of the NLDS and it cost both the left-hander and Los Angeles Dodgers. While Kershaw's latest postseason troubles added to the notion he's not capable of winning the big game. Despite the disappointing end to the 2014 season, the Dodger ace put together one of the more impressive regular seasons and the recogni ...

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Clayton Kershaw Named Baseball America’s Player Of The Year

Despite struggling in the seventh innings of two separate postseason games, Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw is still considered the best pitcher in baseball. After a season in which he won his fourth straight ERA title and led the league in wins, Kershaw garnered talk of not only Cy Young, but also MVP. Even though he missed a month with a muscle strain, the left-hander managed to go 21-3 with a ...

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