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  1. The curious case of Chone Figgins

    Mark Saxon

    Over a six-year stretch ending in 2009, Chone Figgins -- who will be competing for a bench job on the Dodgers this spring -- was one of the best leadoff hitters and most versatile players in baseball. He averaged 632 plate appearances while playin...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. Dodgers still talking to Michael Young

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers continue to be linked with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka and, according to general manager Ned Colletti, continue to pursue the 24-game winner. But their biggest area of need doesn't involve pitching, it involves infield dep...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  3. Predicting the future of Dodgers free agents

    Mark Saxon

    For a team with 11 impending free agents, the Los Angeles Dodgers have relatively easy decisions to make regarding each of them. None of their free agents will demand endless hours of the front office's time as the sides negotiate some mega-contract ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Kershaw deals, but Dodgers hitters blown away

    Mark Saxon

    ST. LOUIS -- The spotlight found Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly yet again. With his team desperate for offense Saturday, Mattingly lifted ace Clayton Kershaw after just 72 pitches in favor of pinch hitter Michael Young in the seventh in...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  6. Michael Young helps push Dodgers along

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' front office is on a nice little roll. After most people had given up on Carlos Marmol, the Dodgers acquired him in exchange for an overpaid reliever and have received better-than-solid relief from the former ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  7. Relievers dominate in win over Padres

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen looked more than ready for the postseason in a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Sunday, keeping alive the team's hopes of opening the playoffs at Dodger Stadium. Closer Kenley Jansen ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  8. The Los Angeles Dodgers make climb to win the NL West but more aw...

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers' turnaround continued, but now a playoff run is on the agenda.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  9. Edinson Volquez leaves a shaky impression

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- It's hard to know what the Los Angeles Dodgers learned about their newest pitcher Wednesday night. On one hand, Edinson Volquez looked very similar to the pitcher who had a 6.01 ERA for the San Diego Padres before the Dodgers salvaged hi...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  10. Dodgers begin resting starters

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER - Tuesday might be remembered as the day the Dodgers eased their foot off the gas pedal. Yasiel Puig told the Dodgers he could play Tuesday, one day after tweaking a sore right knee, but he was held out of the lineup anyway for caution's sa...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  11. Michael Young accepts part-time role

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER - Somebody asked Michael Young, who grew up 20 miles from Dodger Stadium, who his favorite player was as a kid. Quickly, Young answered "Don Mattingly." It still didn't get Young in the lineup Monday. "We'll see what he says once the sea...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. Grading the week: The train rolls on

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER - The Dodgers were essentially overpowered by the pitcher they were facing, a towering right-hander named Andrew Cashner, who was pumping 98, 99 and even 100-mph fastballs past their hitters as late as the seventh inning. Not a lot you can ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  13. Young trade has to do with intangibles

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The minute he walked out of the Dodgers' interview room, where he discussed the trade for veteran infielder Michael Young on Saturday night, general manager Ned Colletti reached Young on his cellphone. Colletti said Young understood...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Michael Young from Philadelphia Phill...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Michael Young from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a minor-league pitcher, the teams announced Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  15. Vernon Wells is ready for a 'do-over'

    Mark Saxon

    After Saturday morning's workout, six Angels players -- Albert Pujols, Vernon Wells, Alberto Callaspo, Kendrys Morales, Erick Aybar and Maicer Izturis -- crammed onto a golf cart for the trip back to the clubhouse. Aybar was driving, Izturis was s...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  16. Angels vs. Rangers: Meat of the order

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps Of all the moves this offseason, Prince Fielder not signing with Texas ranks as one of the biggest for the Angels. This is part of an occasional series comparing the rosters of the two-time defending AL champion Texas Ranger...

    Blog | January 25, 2012