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Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres acquire Wil Myers in 3-team trade

            The San Diego Padres have acquired Will Myers in a three-team trade, reports ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Trade: WSH gets Joe Ross PTNL (Turner): SD gets Myers, Castillo, Hanigan & Gerardo Reyes; TB gets Butch, Smith, Ott, Bauers, Rivera,Souza — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 17, 2014 Three way deal has been...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: LF/CF/RF/Departed Friend Matt Kemp

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 599 .287 .346 .506 140 25 2.3 What Happened In 2014: What didn’t happen in 2014? Coming off two mediocre, injury-plagued seasons, people had firmly began to turn on Matt Kemp and wonder if he was done. Over at Dodgers Digest, we went from giving reason for optimism before the season, to defending his offensive value in May, to wondering if he would...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Designate Brian Wilson for Assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated 3 time  all-star Brian Wilson for assignment this afternoon, as the Dodgers announced the move on Twitter: The Dodgers have designated reliever Brian Wilson for assignment to make room for Brandon McCarthy on the 40-man roster. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 16, 2014 As the Dodgers explained, Wilson was DFA’d in order to...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

During Farhan Zaidi’s press conference discussing the Brandon McCarthy signing, the Dodgers designated Brian Wilson for assignment to make room for McCarthy on the 40-man roster. This is certainly a move some have, for lack of a better term, fantasized about but thought it was a pipe dream of sorts. Then we remember this isn’t Ned Colletti’s front office anymore. “This was...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, Clayton Kershaw duet?

            NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and National League MVP Clayton Kershaw tried to prove Monday night at the “American Country Countdown Awards” that anyone can sing. The six-time Sprint Cup series champion and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher presented the final award of the night, Artist of the Year, and delivered the flowing...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon deal is textbook on how trades should be done

Dee Gordon – Photo Credit- SD Dirk Dee Gordon had a career year for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. The son of former relief pitcher Tom “Flash” Gordon appeared in a career high 148 games — his previous career high was 87 — and drove in a career high 34 RBI’s and posted a solid .326 on base percentage. He also led the league in triples (12) and stolen bases (64). For...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Guilty plea set in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

MIAMI (AP) A guilty plea is scheduled for a South Florida businessman accused of helping to finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola set a Tuesday plea change hearing for 40-year-old Gilberto Suarez, who had previously pleaded not guilty to an alien smuggling conspiracy charge. The charge carries a maximum 10-year...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable

I’m not going to lie: I am quite happy the Dodgers’ primary catcher is Yasmani Grandal. I’ve been on him for about a year, and with Andrew Friedman’s front office being all about pitch framing, a match was natural. I don’t like the fact the Dodgers had to trade Matt Kemp to get him, but here we are. Let’s look at just what the Dodgers have in Grandal. Here’s what I...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Targets: Chad Billingsley

Continuing on in an effort to guess which bottom of the barrel starting pitchers the Indians may be interested in this off-season, we come to Chad Billingsley. Billingsley was drafted by the Dodgers in 2003 and made his debut in 2006, remaining in Los Angeles ever since. This has now changed as the Dodgers declined his $14M option for 2015, choosing to pay the $3M buyout instead...
Via Burning River Baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers sign two former A’s pitchers

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins, I was concerned about the teams’ sense of humor. Haren (@ithrow88) is a great follow on Twitter, despite only having 45 career tweets. His best, this one: Haren Pitching at Coors Field #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — dan haren (@ithrow88) October 31, 2014 Self-depreciating humor is the best humor, and Haren mastered...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Flawlessly Photoshops Himself Into A Dodgers Jersey

Last week, pitcher Brandon McCarthy signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in a move that will net him $48 million over the next four years. McCarthy must have been incredibly excited about the prospect of wearing a Dodgers uniform. Instead of waiting, McCarthy decided to “photoshop” a picture of himself so that he’d be wearing Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Dodgers' front office shakes things up for the better

Well, next year's team is going to be a lot different from this year's. After the season ended, the Dodgers had a fairly long list of free agents and team options, none of whom they chose to pursue very hard.Hanley Ramirez obviously, but also Jamey Wright, Roberto Hernandez, Chad Billingsley, Kevin Correia, Paul Maholm, Chris Perez, Scott Elbert and Stephen Fife all walked...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy Photoshops Twitter Avatar After Signing With Dodgers (Photo)

Brandon McCarthy is a better pitcher then he is an artist. The free-agent pitcher reportedly agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers that was finalized Monday, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports, citing league sources. But that left his Twitter avatar in a weird spot. McCarthy couldn’t keep up the image of him in a New York Yankees uniform, so he wasted...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp trade still not complete, Dodgers-Padres have until Thursday

            On December 11, the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres agreed to a trade that will send Matt Kemp to the Padres. The players involved in the deal, though have yet to take their mandatory physicals. Because of this, neither team has officially announced the deal. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the teams have until...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Winter Meeting Moves Made the Los Angeles Dodgers Better?

Baseball’s Winter Meetings were held in San Diego this year. But it was another California city that stole the show. No team, save for Billy Beane’s Oakland A’s, has had a more radical transition to a roster this off-season. Consider everything that went down for the Dodgers since just Wednesday. In the middle of the afternoon, the Dodgers traded for the Philadelphia Phillies’...
Via Batting Leadoff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans in heartfelt Instagram post (photo)

With a heavy heart Matt Kemp bid a bittersweet farewell to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the team’s fans in an emotionally charged post to his Instagram account. Kemp, was traded to the San Diego Padres along with catcher Tim Federowicz and over $30 million for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Wieland, along with...Read More The post Matt Kemp bids farewell to Dodgers fans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade Matt Kemp

I remember when my whole family used to be as obsessed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as I am today. That ended in 1998, when the Dodgers traded Mike Piazza. I was only seven and a half when the trade went down, so I couldn’t really comprehend it. All I knew was the Dodgers were losing an awesome catcher and the guy that hit the ball really far. My parents were heartbroken, especially...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Matt Kemp trade feels like the Vernon Wells trade

This isn’t one of those deals that came out of nowhere. The Padres have been rumored to be the most aggressive Matt Kemp suitor for a couple of weeks now, and all other interested parties seemingly dropped out as the asking price kept getting higher and higher. Over the last few days, this deal felt […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Older and Better Dodgers Middle Infield

If you’re a baseball fan and you spent any amount of time on Twitter on Wednesday night, then you probably spent as much time hyperventilating as the rest of us. A new Dodger front office that had spent its first few weeks stealthily upgrading around the fringes of the 40-man — guys like Joel Peralta, […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Howie Kendrick

Andrew Heaney was a Los Angeles Dodger for like four hours. Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi was intent on not letting me watch Sons of Anarchy tonight, flipping Heaney from the Marlins to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for second baseman Howie Kendrick. Howie Kendrick will finally get to play second base in Los Angeles Doing research on Heaney, I was starting to get excited...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade Gordon to Marlins

The Los Angeles Dodgers surely are a busy bunch during MLB’s winter meetings. Fresh off acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles has sent second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins. The Marlins will send former first-round pick and top prospect Andrew Heaney to the Dodgers in the deal. Also joining Heaney in Dodger...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t waste much time replacing Hanley Ramirez at shortstop. According to multiple reports, the defending NL West champions have acquired veteran Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies (via CSN Philly). The interesting dynamic here is that Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers. That has been a point of contention over the past couple...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig lands on cover of MLB The Show 15

There’s really only one baseball video game out there anymore – MLB The Show, which is exclusively on Sony consoles. On Friday, The Show announced their 2015 cover athlete – Yasiel Puig. It's here! The #MLB15Cover with @YasielPuig. Follow and retweet to win a Puig-signed bat. #BASEBALLisBETTER pic.twitter.com/dK9yvruTrL — MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) December 6, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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