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SportsNet LA Distribution Faces Hurdles With Pending Mergers

The Los Angeles Dodgers partnership with Time Warner Cable to launch SportsNet LA ahead of the 2014 season was a grandiose concept that unfortunately never quite gained traction. TWC's attempts to negotiate with other cable providers were unsuccessful, leaving fans in the dark. Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said at the Winter Meetings he expects a resolution by Opening Day of the 2015 season, howeve ...

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Dodgers Settle On One-Year Deal With Chris Heisey

UPDATE (Jan. 16, 9:05 a.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced they signed Chris Heisey to a one-year contract on Friday: Today, the Dodgers agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Heisey, avoiding arbitration.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 16, 2015 It's the time of year to settle final salaries and the Los Angeles Dodgers have a few players they are dealing with, l ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Says He’s Comfortable With Rotation

As the Los Angeles Dodgers have learned in recent years, you can never have too much pitching. In 2013, the team had eight starting pitchers in Spring Training and still had to reach into the minors and make a trade for another starter during the season. Last year, the Dodgers saw Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm go down with season-ending injuries, causing them to make deals for Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Cor ...

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Bud Selig Says Dodgers Are Deserving Of An All-Star Game

It's been a long time since the Los Angeles Dodgers have hosted a World Series game, but it's been an even longer time since they have hosted an All-Star game. The news on Thursday morning was the announcement that the 2016 All-Star game and festivities will be held in San Diego at Petco Park. Dodger Stadium last held an All-Star game in 1980. While the stadium has seen renovations over the past several yea ...

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ESPN’s Buster Olney Rank Dodgers Defense Among Top 10

When the Los Angeles Dodgers brought in a new front office, they wasted no time in changing the philosophy of the team. Focusing on run prevention rather than run scoring, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi let Hanley Ramirez walk, traded Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon, and added Jimmy Rollins, Yasmani Grandal and Howie Kendrick. Kemp and Ramirez were two of the worst defenders at their position, making their loss ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Doesn’t Support Personal Catcher Concept

For much of the last three seasons, A.J. Ellis has handled the catching duties for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Considering that's entailed Ellis being behind the plate for at least 93 games each season since 2012, he's formed a strong bond with the starting rotation, particularly Clayton Kershaw. Ellis played last season on a one-year deal, was limited due to two injuries and was at risk of becoming a free age ...

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Zaidi Leaves Open Possibility Of Dodgers Signing Scherzer Or Shields

With deep pockets and the desire to win now, the Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to be in the chase for any of Jon Lester, Max Scherzer and James Shields. The Dodgers reportedly expressed some level of interest in Lester, though not enough to entice the left-hander and he signed with the Chicago Cubs. In the weeks after Lester's decision, the Dodgers added to their rotation in the form of Brett Anderson a ...

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A.J. Ellis Thanks Fans For Their Support On Twitter

For a second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Dodgers and A.J. Ellis managed to avoid arbitration. After tendering the 33-year-old catcher in December, the Dodgers and Ellis agreed to a one-year, $4.25 million contract on Tuesday. After word of the agreement spread, Ellis thanked fans on Twitter for their support and shared his gratitude for remaining with the Dodgers: Thanks @Dodgers fans for the outpouri ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Still Unsure Of Catching Situation

For the past few seasons, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been able to pencil in the same name at catcher for the majority of the games, A.J. Ellis. While Mattingly could still start Ellis in 2015, there may be another name taking the lion's share of the work. The Dodgers acquired Yasmani Grandal from the San Diego Padres in the Matt Kemp trade, and it appears he will become the starter. Ellis ...

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Kenley Jansen One Of Four Dodgers To File For Salary Arbitration

Heading into the offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers figured to have a handful of players who were eligible for salary arbitration. With trades that have been completed, the names may have changed, but the process remains the same. When the Dodgers tendered contracts in December, they also signed Darwin Barney to a one-year deal, avoiding potential arbitration with the infielder. Although it came at a later ...

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