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RUMOR: Joe Maddon Not Considering Dodgers

UPDATE (Oct. 24, 11:55 a.m.): According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Andrew Friedman reiterated Don Mattingly will remain as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers: Friedman: "Nothing has changed on our end and Don Mattingly will be our manager next season and hopefully for a long time to come."— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 24, 2014 With another postseason run that fell short of winning the ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Andrew Friedman Signed Five-Year Contract

While there was plenty of attention and praised heaped on the Los Angeles Dodgers for their prying Andrew Friedman out of Florida, there were few questions regarding the terms of Friedman's contract. Friedman worked without a formal contract as general manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, which made his hiring relatively easy for the Dodgers in terms of not needing to provide the Rays with any compensation. In jo ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Lorenzo Bundy To Return In 2015

During Andrew Friedman's introductory press conference, he said he had already spoken with manager Don Mattingly, confirmed he would return in 2015, but said little else regarding the coaching staff. Since that point, it's been rumored the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of hiring Josh Byrnes, though not necessarily to fulfill the general manager position. It's also believed Friedman will retain the sc ...

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Dodgers Rumors: Josh Byrnes In Play For Executive Position

UPDATE 10/21: Josh Byrnes with #Dodgers' Kasten at Fall League game at Camelback Ranch. Byrnes expected to join front office; position not yet specified.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 21, 2014 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 m ...

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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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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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