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  1. Out on Moncada, Dodgers eye other Cuban talent

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There was a time when some baseball executives considered the Los Angeles Dodgers the likeliest landing place for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi indicated Monday that perhaps such a scenario ...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  2. Dodgers could be zeroing in on a new shortstop

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Just before Thanksgiving, as Hanley Ramirez was being introduced with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tweeted, "Sooo ... who wants to turn [double plays] with me?" A few weeks later, that question tak...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. Dodgers trade Drew Butera to Angels

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers continued to tinker at the margins of their roster while everyone here seems to be anticipating bigger deals. They traded catcher Drew Butera to the Angels on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. Dodgers claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the Boston Red Sox and designated Drew Butera for assignment Friday as the new front office continues to tweak the fringes of the team's roster. General manager Farhan Zaidi said after...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. Hot stove primer: Starting rotation

    Mark Saxon

    After a nearly three-year spending spree, the Dodgers seem to be retrenching this winter. That's in part because they won 94 games last season and return a roster that is largely intact. But it also seems to be part of a wider organizational philosop...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  6. Hot stove primer: Outfielders

    Mark Saxon

    After a nearly three-year spending spree, the Dodgers seem to be retrenching this winter. That's in part because they won 94 games last season and return a roster that is largely intact. But it also seems to be part of a wider organizational philosop...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  7. Hot stove primer: Bullpen

    Mark Saxon

    After a nearly three-year spending spree, the Dodgers seem to be retrenching this winter. That's in part because they won 94 games last season and return a roster that is largely intact. But it also seems to be part of a wider organizational philosop...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  8. Dodgers' options at shortstop appear limited

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The same day that Hanley Ramirez came to an agreement to play for the Boston Red Sox for at least the next four years, the Seattle Mariners committed $100 million over seven years to their third baseman, Kyle Seager. Just four month...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Dodgers' GM Zaidi uniquely qualified

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Ten years ago, people would have wondered how someone like Farhan Zaidi could become a general manager of one of baseball's most storied franchises. It might be more relevant now to wonder how baseball could lure someone like Zaidi. ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. Andrew Friedman says Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to trade ou...

    Mark Saxon

    If it hadn't begun already, open bidding on Dodgers outfielders figures to get underway after Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman declared at the GM meetings that he plans to trade one of them between now and spring training.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  11. Dodgers nab a pair of Gold Gloves

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Gonzalez won his fourth Gold Glove award Tuesday. Only eight first basemen in baseball history have won the award more than four times, with one of those being Gonzalez's manager, Don Mattingly, who won nine. If you asked mos...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. A look at some qualified GM candidates

    Mark Saxon

    It might take a little while for new Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman to hire a general manager. For one thing, there's no rush. Free agency doesn't start until after the World Series ends and the real action tends...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  13. Ned Colletti discusses August trades

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Teams have been able to put players on waivers for the past three days and it's probable the some of those players already have cleared, making them eligible to be traded. This is the time of year Dodgers general manager Ned Collett...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  14. Why the Dodgers stood pat

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were, indeed, involved in talks to try to acquire Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox and David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, general manager Ned Colletti confirmed after Thursday's deadline passed without the D...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  15. Would Dodgers trade prospect for rental?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Why would the Los Angeles Dodgers consider giving up a well-regarded minor league player for a pitcher they would have guaranteed to be under contract for only about two months? According to one source, the Dodgers' continued interest ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  16. Source: Pederson not dangled for Lester

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Red Sox have a contingency plan in place should Jon Lester be traded before his scheduled Wednesday night start. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters the team would call up Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket in s...

    Blog | July 29, 2014