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Dodgers To Pay Luxury Tax Bill In Excess Of $26 Million

The immediate course of action when the Guggenheim partners purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers was clear -- assemble a competitive roster at any cost. There was the trade with the Boston Red Sox that added more than $250 million in salary and more recently, Clayton Kershaw's much-deserved seven-year, $215 million contract. While the Dodgers were aggressive in adding to the team with little regard for the cos ...

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Matt Kemp Booed At Clippers Game, Doc Rivers Calls It ‘Cold’

After 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Matt Kemp will turn a new leaf as he was officially traded to the San Diego Padres on Thursday. During his introductory press conference in San Diego, Kemp spoke fondly of his new home and made mention of the different vibe than being in Hollywood. Well, one day after appearing in San Diego, Kemp was back in Los Angeles and in attendance at the Los ...

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Dodgers News: Howie Kendrick Comfortable Anywhere In Batting Order

On the surface, the Los Angeles Dodgers have traded in offense to improve defensively this winter. Gone are Dee Gordon and his MLB-best 12 triples and 64 stolen bases; Matt Kemp's power and post All-Star Game .971 OPS; and Hanley Ramirez's .369 on-base percentage, .448 slugging percentage and .817 OPS -- categories in which he led all shortstops. While Howie Kendrick, a new face to the Dodgers, doesn't have ...

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Dodgers Announce 2015 Spring Training Report Dates

While Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are in the midst of remaking the Los Angeles Dodgers' roster, those already with the organization were provided useful information on Friday as the team announced Spring Training report dates. As is customary, pitchers and catchers will be the first to report and they're are due at Camelback Ranch on Thursday, Feb. 19, with their first workout scheduled the following d ...

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Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Eager To Earn Starting Role

Yasiel Puig's June callup in 2013 both solved a problem for the Los Angeles Dodgers and created one. Puig infused life into the team and along with Hanley Ramirez, helped spark the historic 42-8 run that propelled the Dodgers to the top of the NL West standings. By the following season, Puig was a shoe-in to start in right field, which left manager Don Mattingly two spots and four outfielders to choose from ...

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Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins Focused On Winning, Becoming A Leader

By way of free agency, trades, and outright releases, the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse has lost several large personalities that had been mainstays on their back-to-back NL West title teams. Of the players no longer with the team, Matt Kemp leaves the biggest void as he not only was the Dodgers' best player in the second half of 2014, but he had also spent his entire 11-year career with them. While key ho ...

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Dodgers News: Friedman Aware Of Risks That Come With Trading Kemp

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games last season, repeated as NL West champions but again fell short of winning, much less reaching the World Series. As a result, the front office underwent an overhaul with Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi now at the helm. As expected, change reached the Dodgers' roster with Friedman and Zaidi forgoing much sleep in favor of retooling the makeup of the team. In recent weeks ...

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Jimmy Rollins Thanks Phillies Fans With Full-Page Ad

After 18 years with the Philadelphia Phillies organization, Jimmy Rollins will enter a new phase in his career next season as he heads west to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rollins leaves the Phillies as the career leader in hits (2,306) and doubles (479), second in stolen bases (453) and games played (2,090) and third in runs scored (1,325). During his time in Philadelphia, the 36 year old was named th ...

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Dodgers Release Brian Wilson Three Days After DFA

As subscribers to the notion that "information is king," Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi regularly refused to tip their hand during nightly media availability at the winter meetings. Zaidi went so far as to dismiss the idea that Matt Kemp was on the verge of being traded to the San Diego Padres and refuted a report that the team was shopp ...

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Dodgers News: Lavarnway Claimed By Cubs, Wilson Move May Be Next

UPDATE (Dec. 19, 7:15 p.m. PST): The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday night they released Brian Wilson three days after he was designated for assignment. Friday was what's become the norm for the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason -- official announcements of signings or trades and more tending to the roster with other moves. First, there was Howie Kendrick's introductory press conference that was sched ...

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