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  1. Puig struggles in ASG but still 'happy'

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Yasiel Puig was so excited for his first All-Star Game, he cleaned up his Mohawk and shaved a giant star into the side of his head. It's hard to know what haircut he'll be wearing when the Los Angeles Dodgers open after the All-Star...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. Wainwright defends start after rough outing

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- So, the evidence would seem to suggest that National League manager Mike Matheny made the wrong call going with Adam Wainwright over Clayton Kershaw to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Wainwright gave up three runs in the first ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig: Who ya got?

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Back in March, before the Dodgers played the Angels in one of their annual preseason exhibition games, several Dodgers players, including Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe, were posing for pictures behind the batting cage with Mike Trout. ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  4. Kershaw should start All-Star Game

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are pretty confident St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will pick his own ace, Adam Wainwright, to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game for the National League. They understand it even if they know it's an absurd ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Dodgers' two-year plan seems to be Hanley at third

    Mark Saxon

    Hanley Ramirez is setting himself up for a pretty handsome payday. One could argue he was, when healthy, the best offensive player in baseball not named Miguel Cabrera or Mike Trout last season. After a few down years, perhaps due to his recovery ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  7. Examining ex-Dodgers' chances on the HOF ballot

    Mark Saxon

    The Baseball Writers Association of America released its 2014 Hall of Fame ballot on Tuesday and it was full of players with Dodgers ties. That's the good news. The bad news is some of those players carry the suspicion -- or the admission -- of pe...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Will the Dodgers stand pat at the trade deadline?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Take it for what it's worth five days before the trade deadline, but Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti didn't sound like a man about to swing a major trade. Speaking of the market for players, particularly pitchers, Colletti told ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Beginning to resemble who they thought they were

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If things stay as they are -- nobody goes down and Carl Crawford is back in a couple of weeks -- the Los Angeles Dodgers soon will be dealing with the hassle of finding enough at-bats to keep all their hitters happy. Let that one si...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  11. Yasiel Puig has begun to run amok

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- There is a temptation when you see a young player with such explosive tools and such raw edges to wonder how good he can be with a good coat of polish. Then again, when you put varnish on a work of art, you only diminish its value. ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  12. Quick take: Angels 4, Dodgers 3

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers rarely look competitive in interleague road games -- especially when they drift south to Anaheim -- and Wednesday night was no exception. The Dodgers were dominated by returning ace Jered Weaver and lost ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  13. Ryu rewards Dodgers' patience

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - First, there was the picture that circulated on the Internet of Hyun-Jin Ryu at In-N-Out Burger with a platter of three hamburgers in front of him and one in his hand. Then, he got to Arizona and couldn't keep up with the other Los Ange...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  14. Quick take: Dodgers 3, Angels 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers' best hope of digging their way out of this mess is to re-establish their pitching depth and let it churn its way through the schedule for a while. Tuesday night felt like one of those days when you could feel...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  15. Quick take: Dodgers 8, Angels 7

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers showed plenty of fight Monday night. The Dodgers clawed their way out of a 6-1 hole by steadily chipping away against lefty C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels' unpredictable bullpen. It was the Dodgers' b...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  16. Dodgers, Angels share many parallels

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn't help but notice a few parallels with the team that plays approximately 30 miles down the freeway from them. Massive expectations after an offseason splash, two franchises trying to plug the hole on d...

    Blog | May 26, 2013