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  1. Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Bobby Castillo dies at 59

    Bobby Castillo, a former Dodgers and Minnesota Twins pitcher credited with teaching Fernando Valenzuela how to throw a screwball, died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital after a battle with cancer, the team announced. He was 59.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  2. After Opening Day, pitching can only get better for Texas Rangers...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    If there is an upside to Tanner Scheppers' Opening Day fiasco, it's that his pitching can only get better for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  3. Dodgers' 17-year-old prospect dazzles

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Julio Urias got on a mound in front of 13,000 people or so on a brilliant sunny day in Arizona, about to compete against three major league baseball players who are 14, 17 and 10 years older than him. He took off his cap, held i...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  4. 10 bold predictions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    It was in March 2013 that I predicted that some time during the season, Yasiel Puig would become a star on the level of past star rookies such as Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo and create his own mania -- "Puigmania." Well, it's time for more ...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  5. Is Jose Fernandez better than Dwight Gooden? - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron takes a look at 20-year-old Jose Fernandez's career numbers and where he stands among other age-20 pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2013
  6. How the Dodgers found the youngest prospect in MLB

    Mark Saxon

    If not for Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn't have the most advanced 16-year-old pitcher in the world Dodgers scouts, led by scouting director Logan White, were in Mexico City last June to watch Puig's workouts when they decided to swin...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  7. Video: Remembering 'Fernandomania'

    ESPN Los Angeles

    Former Cy Young winner Fernando Valenzuela looks back on his career and the "Fernandomania" craze of the early 1980s....

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. Morning briefing: 'Spin Citi slam

    Adam Rubin

    Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Jordany Valdespin celebrates with teammates after the first walk-off grand slam by a Met in 22 years. FIRST PITCH: David Wright had a game-tying two-out single in the ninth that plated Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin ...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Los Angeles Dodgers pitching legend Fernando Valenzuela to enter ...

    Fernando Valenzuela will be inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday during a ceremony at the Universidad Sonora, Mexico.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  10. Six Dodgers land on WBC rosters

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers will feel the crunch of the World Baseball Classic when at least six of their players leave camp early to join their respective national teams. Major League Baseball announced the provisional rosters of all 16 teams Thursday. Adrian Go...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Q&A with international scouting guru Bob Engle

    Mark Saxon

    There was a time, not that long ago, when the Dodgers dominated international scouting. Pedro Guerrero. The Martinez brothers, Pedro and Ramon. Fernando Valenzuela. Hideo Nomo. Chan Ho Park. Wilton Guerrero. If you could hit, pitch or field with a...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  12. Major league managers who speak Spanish bring competitive edge to...

    Hiram Martinez

    Managers such as Dusty Baker, Joe Maddon and Mike Scioscia bring an extra advantage to their jobs: the ability to speak Spanish.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2012
  13. Vin Scully takes the mound

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers continue a week-long celebration of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully tonight. Scully, who announced over the weekend he would return for a 64th season in 2013, will throw out the first pitch. The first 50,000 fans will receive a Vin...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  14. In search of a Hall of Fame for Pete Rose

    Jim Caple

    Big deal if the Baseball Hall of Fame is still giving Pete Rose the cold shoulder. The Hit King might be Hall-worthy at other shrines.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  15. R.A. Dickey on one of great rolls of all time

    David Schoenfield

    In spring training of 2010, the Mets made their first cuts in mid-March. A 35-year-old pitcher who was trying to make the team as the last man out of the bullpen was one of those sent to minor league camp. Give up? Retire? Are you kidding? The pit...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Matter of record ... kind of

    Dan Braunstein | ESPN Stats & Information

    With help from Baseball-Reference, here are some notes and statistics on the Dodgers, focusing on the week of May 25-31. Dodgers This Season By Opponent Win Percentage Under .500 .500 or Better W-L 20-16 12-3 BA ....

    Blog | June 01, 2012