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  1. 2014 MLB All-Star Game -- Derek Jeter of New York Yankees looking...

    Mark Saxon

    Derek Jeter says he has no expectations going into his final All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  2. Series preview: Dodgers at Tigers

    Mark Saxon

    These two teams are hoping the next two games could be a preview of this fall's World Series and few people would argue there's a chance. With pitching this good, there's always a chance. Three of the four starting pitchers in the Dodgers' two-gam...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. Series preview: Dodgers at Royals

    Mark Saxon

    KANSAS CITY -- When the Los Angeles Dodgers play three games against the Kansas City Royals starting Monday night, it will be a momentous occasion. It's not that the series has much sex appeal. The teams haven't played each other in nine years. An...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  4. Josh Beckett continues improbable rebirth

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Baseball players are so constantly confronted with failure, it can be difficult to discern whether the best way out of it is through perseverance or change. Sometimes, stubbornly sticking it out is the best plan. Other times, it's a g...

    Blog | June 21, 2014
  5. Series preview: Dodgers at Twins

    Mark Saxon

    Zack Greinke's feelings about traveling to Australia are making more sense by the day. Greinke ruffled some feathers overseas when he said this spring he had, "zero excitement," for the Dodgers' season-opening trip, but he was speaking about the disr...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Like Ausmus, Ellis has look of a manager

    Mark Saxon

    Years ago, someone asked Houston Astros manager Phil Garner why he was playing Brad Ausmus so frequently at catcher. "I have to keep him playing, because if he starts managing he'll be better than me," Garner said. The Dodgers have one of those...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  7. Brian Wilson comfortable with a hybrid role

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers will be doing their part to fuel one of the hotter trends in baseball, blurring the lines in their bullpen. Kenley Jansen retains the title of closer, but Brian Wilson will get opportunities to close, his traditional...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. Infielder Rojas playing under stress

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Miguel Rojas said he cries every night. It has nothing to do with the long odds he faces of making the Dodgers' Opening Day roster. The slick-fielding infielder, like Venezuelans at camps all around Florida and Arizona, is worrie...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  9. The Search for Answers: Middle infield

    Mark Saxon

    News that the Dodgers are zeroing in on a deal with slick-fielding Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena -- which is easier done than said -- raises a couple of points that pertain to now and to the near-term future. First, it proves, yet again, t...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  10. Brian Wilson officially signs contract with Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a one-year deal to bring back reliever Brian Wilson on Saturday, but general manager Ned Colletti said he would like to add at least one more reliever to his bullpen.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2013
  11. Dodgers scoop up Brian Wilson

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers have a lot of allure for free agents these days. They have owners willing to spend, but not overly meddlesome on the baseball side. They play in a mediocre division and they're coming off a trip to the NLCS, so veteran players see them as...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. Is Kershaw proof win stat is irrelevant?

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw playfully took ground balls at shortstop off the bat of third-base coach Tim Wallach during batting practice Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park. It was a bit awkward since he's a left-handed thrower, of course, b...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. Why the Dodgers will win the West

    Mark Saxon

    One good month and everyone seems to be back on the blue bandwagon. Practically forgotten less than a month ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers went on a tear right before the All-Star break, going 17-5, and, suddenly, everybody seems to believe in them ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. Dodgers starting pitching thins by the day

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Ted Lilly pitched five innings Tuesday night and gave up three runs to the Lake Elsinore Storm. Aaron Harang pitched five innings Tuesday night and gave up three runs to the Detroit Tigers. Something's wrong with this picture. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  15. What is pitcher Clayton Kershaw worth to the Los Angeles Dodgers,...

    Mark Saxon

    In determining what Clayton Kershaw is worth to the Los Angeles Dodgers, how does the team ownership put a price on memories like Monday's?

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  16. Zack Greinke hoping to settle in quickly

    Mark Saxon

    Most players find it annoying, if not upsetting, to be traded to a new team in the middle of a season. For a while, they're surrounded by strange faces and, often, are thousands of miles from their family and friends. For Zack Greinke, a pitcher w...

    Blog | January 30, 2013