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Dodgers Rumors: Andrew Friedman To Keep Scouts In 2015

With the hiring of Andrew Friedman as the president of baseball operations, the Los Angeles Dodgers have entrusted the young executive with front-office matters. Friedman said in his introductory press conference manager Don Mattingly would return in 2015 and he would lean on Ned Colletti and other team personnel to help Friedman get acquainted with his new team. According to ESPN LA's Mark Saxon, Friedman ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Josh Byrnes In Play For Executive Position

The Los Angeles Dodgers began their off-season earlier than expected, which allowed them to get an early jump on shaking up their front office. They did so by hiring former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as the president of baseball operations. With his new position, Friedman has the power to hire a general manager of his choice and could be looking at former Arizona Diamondbacks and San Die ...

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MLB Rumors: Pirates To Give Qualifying Offer To Russell Martin

Following their loss in the National League Wild Card game, the Pittsburgh Pirates began to think about their moves this winter. One of the biggest decisions they will have to make is what to do with catcher Russell Martin. They have made it clear that they want to bring back the 31-year-old and even offered him a multi-year deal during the year. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Pirates will attem ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Matt Kemp To Be Fined For Critical Remarks

After winning Game 2 of the NL Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers only needed a split in St. Louis to force a decided Game 5 back at Chavez Ravine. Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound for the first time in over three weeks and showed little rust as he allowed just one run in six innings. Ryu picked up four strikeouts along the way, but also needed to threw extra pitches due to home-plate umpire Dale Scott's i ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Friedman Plans To Stick With Don Mattingly

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash on Tuesday by hiring Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays to be their President of Baseball Operations. General manager Ned Colletti was promoted to Senior Advisor to Stan Kasten and the GM spot is currently vacant. Friedman rumors began after the Dodgers fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS and came with more rumors that he would bring manager Joe Maddon ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Puig’s Benching Tied To Effort And Focus

Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers having played Game 3 of the National League Division Series, Game 4 was shaping up to be an important one for the team. Manager Don Mattingly made the decision he would start Clayton Kershaw on three days' rest in what would either be an elimination game or an opportunity to close the series out. While the Dodgers would sink or swim with their best pitcher on the mound, the ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Team Could Target Rays’ Friedman As GM

The rumors have begun that say the Los Angeles Dodgers will make a move in their front office, specifically at the general manager position. Ned Colletti has been the Dodgers' GM since 2005 and has built teams that have made the postseason five times, including the past two seasons. However, after the Dodgers were ousted in four games in the NLDS largely thanks to a shaky bullpen, it appears that Colletti c ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Puig Being Shopped, Cubs Among Teams Interested

In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Matt Kemp was the Los Angeles Dodger outfielder most often linked to rumors. In just two days after the Dodgers' season came to an end, it's been Yasiel Puig's name in trade rumors. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News suggested the Oakland Athletics could make a run at the Dodgers' center fielder, albeit in a surprising move. On Thursday, George Ofman of ...

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MLB Rumors: Royals Expected To Make Strong Push For Shields

With the Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated from the playoffs, their attention can now squarely be placed on off-season matters such as improving the roster and deciding on whether or not to make changes in the front office. After the Dodgers were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS, Josh Beckett announced his intention to retire, which didn't come as a surprise. Wednesday brought news t ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Oakland A’s Could Target Yasiel Puig?

The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to play a second consecutive season with four outfielders -- five if you include Scott Van Slyke -- vying for the three starting spots. It took manager Don Mattingly some time and requiring players to switch positions before he eventually settled on the team's best option. Yasiel Puig in center field, Carl Crawford in left and Matt Kemp in right. The Vin Scully Shirt Has Retu ...

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