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  1. Dodgers seem stuck on 'pretty good'

    Mark Saxon

    WASHINGTON -- It was quiet in the visiting dugout at Nationals Park on Wednesday morning and Don Mattingly was in a reflective mood. Someone asked him to sum up the rainy, bleary-eyed road trip his team was about to finish off a few miles from the Ca...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  2. Angels 2014: Could this be the year?

    Mark Saxon

    The other day, a reporter asked Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to assign blame for the acquisition of pitcher Joe Blanton, the occasion being the Angels' unconditional release of the, ahem, struggling right-hander. Dipoto's answer was refreshing...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Exploring the Australia Effect on 2014

    Mark Saxon

    One of the great mysteries and nagging worries for the Dodgers all spring has been this: What will playing their first two games 7,500 miles from home do to the rest of their season? It may not be a logistical nightmare, but it's certainly a chall...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  4. Signing Haren looks like a sensible move

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers might have been able to wait and acquire a pitcher with better numbers over the past couple of seasons. Dan Haren might have been able to find a better opportunity elsewhere, in which he could have been an entrenched No. 3 or ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  5. The costs and benefits of pursuing Masahiro Tanaka

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers are interested in Japanese pitching star Masahiro Tanaka, which should surprise absolutely no one. Tanaka is widely regarded as the best free agent pitcher available this winter, the Dodgers have been scouting him for months -- at leas...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  6. Dodgers swap minor league outfielders

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash considerations Wednesday. Castellanos had been designated for assignment one week ago. Hazelbaker, 26, batted...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  7. Adrian Gonzalez shows some flair in NLCS Game 5

    Mark Saxon

    Normally reserved, Adrian Gonzalez showed some flair in Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  8. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  9. Grading the week: Still lots to like

    Mark Saxon

    In most seasons, for most teams, a 4-3 record in a week that started 2,400 miles from home and concluded against one of the best teams in baseball would be considered successful. For the 2013 Dodgers, you'd have to consider it a mild disappointment. ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  10. The multiplier effect of Ramirez and Puig

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't winning because of Yasiel Puig. It was exciting from the start, gripping theater night after night -- sometimes drama, sometimes comedy, dashes of tragedy -- but they were 7-10 in the first two-and-a-half...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  11. Time grows short for Puig's All-Star chances

    Mark Saxon

    It might be about time for Major League Baseball to approach one of the National League's All-Star outfielders and convince him his knee is killing him. If things don't change in the next 24 hours or so, the nation might miss a chance to watch Yas...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  12. Josh Beckett of Los Angeles Dodgers to visit nerve specialist

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is traveling to Dallas Monday to consult with the nerve specialist who performed shoulder surgery on St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter last season.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  13. Gonzalez and Crawford are paying early dividends

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- You can't judge a player's value by one good month. You can't say the Los Angeles Dodgers got the better of their trade last August with the Boston Red Sox, because Boston is 16-7 and in first place in the AL East, while the Dodgers ha...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Don Mattingly of Los Angeles Dodgers says fans, media create unfa...

    Mark Saxon

    In his first comments since the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke and Ryu Hyun-jin for a combined $208 million, Don Mattingly manager expressed frustration with the way the media and fans create unfair expectations for such marquee teams.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  15. Winter meetings shopping list: Trades

    Mark Saxon

    Inflation has been relatively modest in the rest of the U.S. economy for the past 30 years, but in baseball it's on a rampage. The Dodgers clearly have moved down the road in discussions with free agent pitcher Zack Greinke, who -- as we've stated...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  16. MLB free agency -- Torii Hunter to pick team within two weeks -- ...

    Mark Saxon

    In an interview on the MLB Network on Monday morning, free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter said he's going to wrap up a decision about where to sign quickly. A source indicated he's looking to make that call within about two weeks.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012