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Dodgers Spring Training: Trade Talks Focusing On Relievers

It was a busy winter for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it may not be done yet. The Dodgers were active in trades, finding themselves with a new middle infield, among other things. Though they were able to add a few relievers through separate deals, they bullpen took a hit this past week when closer Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot. He will be out for 2-3 months, leaving the Dodgers with a voi ...

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Dodgers Not Willing To Offer Top Prospects For Cole Hamels

Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels made it known that his top priority is to win, and that it probably won't be happening in Philly anytime soon. Since the team's World Series win in 2008, the Phillies have been on a slow, yet steady decline and have posted losing records for the past two seasons. This was not what Hamels foresaw for the team when he signed a six-year, $144 million record-setting deal wi ...

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Dodgers News: Zack Greinke Will Decide On Opt-Out Clause After Season

Heading into Spring Training, much of the focus is on the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation that features new faces in Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy, and Mike Bolsinger and Juan Nicasio waiting in the wings. However, there's also the underlying case of the opt-out clause in Zack Greinke's contract. Greinke signed a six-year deal with the Dodgers in December of 2012 and since that point, has forme ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: A.J. Ellis Not Worried About Role

For the past few seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers could pencil in the same name at the catcher position: A.J. Ellis. While he may still be penciled in at times this season, the Dodgers acquired a new catcher this winter that may take a majority of the playing time. When the team traded Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz to the San Diego Padres, they received a pair of pitching prospects and switch-hitting catcher ...

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Dodgers News: Kershaw Deflects Question Of Having Personal Catcher

Over the last few seasons it's been no secret how much Clayton Kershaw values having teammate and close friend A.J. Ellis behind the plate. Where as Kershaw entered the offseason with a minimum of four more years remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ellis' future with the team was far less certain. The 33-year-old catcher was limited by two injuries last season and as a result, largely st ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Pederson And Seager, Others Report Early

UPDATE (Feb. 19, 8:55 a.m. PT): According to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News Group, infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena was among those who reported early for Spring Training: Erisbel Arruebarrena also here early.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) February 19, 2015 Arruebarrena appeared in 22 games with the Dodgers last season, and also saw time with the Arizona Rookie League team, High-A Rancho Cucamonga ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Camelback Ranch Welcomes New Attractions

PAGES: 1 | 2 While some organizations had their pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers' offseason didn't come to an official end until Thursday as the first wave of players reported to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. On top of the Dodgers beginning preparation for the 2015 season with a new-look roster and front office, their home for the next six weeks has ...

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Six Dodgers Make FanGraphs Top-200 Prospects List

PAGES: 1 | 2 One of the themes of this offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been their prospects making several lists of top players in the Minors. Whether it be Baseball Prospectus' rankings, ZiPS rankings and projections or MLB.com's rankings, the Dodgers have had multiple prospects honored. The latest comes from Kiley McDaniel, who ranked the top-200 prospects at FanGraphs. Included in McDaniel's ra ...

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ESPN’s Jim Bowden Grades Dodgers’ Offseason Moves

The Los Angeles Dodgers won 94 games in 2014 and again came from behind in the standings to win the National League West for the second-straight year. However, also for the second consecutive season, they were bounced out of the postseason by the St. Louis Cardinals. Looking to change that in 2015, Dodgers president Stan Kasten hired former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as the new president ...

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MLB News: Cole Hamels On Possible Trade, ‘I Just Want To Win’

Pitchers and catchers report this week, and there's at least one pitcher that wishes he was reporting with a different team. Left-hander Cole Hamels has been the subject of trade rumors since the trade deadline this past season, yet remains on the Philadelphia Phillies' roster. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the teams linked to the former All-Star, but have not been able to find a deal that suits ...

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Yoan Moncada News: Agent Says ‘Offers Are Coming In’

After the long road to getting cleared by Major League Baseball to sign with teams as a free agent, which took place in early February, there's been little movement on the Yoan Moncada front. Some of that can likely be attributed to his age (19 years old) and inexperience, which means his signing comes with a 100 percent tax penalty, and the fact that there's a slew of other Cuban prospects drawing interest ...

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Nick Cafardo Ranks Don Mattingly No. 17 Manager In Baseball

Over the last few weeks, ranking Minor League prospects, a team's chances to win the division or World Series, or the worst and best offseason moves has been en vogue. That's generally been met with a positive outlook for the Los Angeles Dodgers as their farm system houses three premier names, and the Major-League team is expected to compete for another National League West division title and first World Se ...

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Dodgers News: Search For Kenley Jansen’s Replacement Will Be Internal

With Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers set to report for Spring Training on Thursday, there was a palpable excitement floating in the air. However, it was dampened Tuesday night with news closer Kenley Jansen will miss 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left foot. Dodgers president of baseball operations and general manager Farhan Zaidi used the offseason to address the bullpen that was cons ...

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Kenley Jansen Undergoes Foot Surgery, Will Miss 8-12 Weeks

As a major talking point during the 2014 season due to their inconsistency, improving the bullpen was one of the focal points for the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason. While president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi reworked the group of relievers on the roster, they were dealt a major loss Tuesday as the Dodgers announced closer Kenley Jansen will miss the next 8-1 ...

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