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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Advocates For A.J. Ellis

For as much as pitchers receive credit for a strong outing, their relationship and comfort with the catcher can be key in their success. The bond and trust between Clayton Kershaw and A.J. Ellis is well-known, and the reigning NL Cy Young previously shared how valuable be believes Ellis is. Kershaw signed a record seven-year, $215 million deal prior to the 2014 season and him returning with the Dodgers in 2 ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Discusses NLDS Game 3 Regret

Heading into the pivotal Game 3 of the National League Divison Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers knew Hyun-Jin Ryu would take the mound, but weren't sure what to expect from the left-hander. Despite not having pitched in more than three weeks, Ryu threw six strong innings and exited with the game tied. With Yadier Molina due up in the seventh followed by two left-handed batters and the pitcher's spot, Dodgers ...

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Dodgers Among Teams Interested In Cuba’s Yasmani Tomas

The Los Angeles Dodgers are certainly strangers when it comes to international signings. In recent years, they've added Ersibel Arruebarrena, Alex Guerrero, Yasiel Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu and others. Puig and Ryu have undoubtedly had the biggest impact to this point, though given the uncertainty surrounding Hanley Ramirez's free agency status, the international infielders that have been signed could see their ro ...

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Hanley Ramirez Tweets He Hopes To Remain With Dodgers

With the Los Angeles Dodgers no longer in the playoffs, the organization's focus now shifts to making roster decisions and perhaps on a change in the front office as well. Dating back to last season, plenty of attention has been placed on Hanley Ramirez's free agency. The shortstop was a key factor in the Dodgers' turnaround and NL West title in 2013, but struggled to remain heathy this year and it impacted ...

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Mattingly Reflects On Kershaw’s ‘World Series Or Bust’ Mantra

In August, Clayton Kershaw called the Los Angeles Dodgers' season 'World Series or bust' and his pitching supported the sentiment. Kershaw won his 11th consecutive game in August, saw it end, then started another that reached seven games by season's end. While manager Don Mattingly wasn't quite as adamant as Kershaw was, he agreed with the sentiment and called it a realistic possibility for the team. Given ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly ‘Proud’ Of Team’s Accomplishments

After storming back to win the NL West title and reaching the NLCS in 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers entered 2014 as World Series favorites. Clayton Kershaw called it 'World Series or bust' season, and didn't back off his comments when given the opportunity. The Dodgers ultimately fell short and technically took a step back as they were eliminated in Game 4 of the NLDS. Despite not reaching their goal, manag ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Mattingly Believes He’ll Return In 2015

Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning postseason play, a report surfaced that a brief run could lead to front office changes. The Dodgers were eliminated in four games by the St. Louis Cardinals, taking a step back from 2013 when they reached Game 6 of the NLCS. Naturally, plenty of attention was placed on general manager Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly for their respective roles in the Dodgers' ...

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Mattingly Believes Contract Situation Affected Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez played the entire 2014 season not knowing where he would be playing in 2015. While the shortstop denied that the impending contract situation affected his play, Ramirez failed to hit like he did in 2013 and his defense also suffered. It was reported that the Dodgers were in negotiation with Ramirez and his agent earlier in the year before the attention was turned to the field. According to Dy ...

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Don Mattingly ‘Assuming’ He Will Remain Dodgers Manager

With the conclusion of the Los Angeles Dodgers season on Tuesday, the rumors and speculation for 2015 have begun. First, rumors circulated that general manager Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly could be on the hot seat following the early exit in the playoffs. Mattingly faced similar questions after the 2013 season. Colletti has been with the Dodgers since 2005 and has been at the helm of five playoff appearan ...

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Dodgers News: Tommy Lasorda Receives Bob Feller Award

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers season came to an end on Tuesday, they will continue to make headlines in the coming month during award season. Clayton Kershaw is expected to win his third Cy Young award, as well as be in the running for the National League MVP race. Others may be finalists for Gold Gloves, MVP and other awards. The first award taken home by someone affiliated with the Dodgers is not a cur ...

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