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  1. 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
  2. Dodgers win a war of replay

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX - When Don Mattingly jogged out to ask the umpires to take a second look at whether catcher Miguel Montero had improperly blocked the plate while attempting to apply a tag on Carl Crawford in the fourth inning Tuesday night, he had a hidden a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers still unable to be seen by 63 percent of TV m...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearly one-third of the way through a season with sky-high expectations and the vast majority of their fans in Southern California still can't watch their games on TV.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. With free agency looming, Ramirez focused on team, winning

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Don Mattingly had it on his to-do list before he even arrived at camp: Check in with Hanley Ramirez to be sure he wouldn't let his impending free agency be a nagging worry or an all-consuming distraction. He met with Ramirez ea...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  8. Five questions about the rotation

    Mark Saxon

    There were a lot of rumors, a lot of discussions, but there was not a lot of action. The Dodgers added veteran Dan Haren to the starting pitching rotation back in November and then flirted with the idea of trading for David Price. They then courte...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  9. At long last, the Dodgers are out-bid

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Let's not pretend that losing out on Masahiro Tanaka isn't a legitimate blow to the Dodgers. He was their No. 1 target among free agent pitchers all along. They had scouted him extensively. They visited with him when he was in Los A...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  10. Would Dodgers steal Tanaka from the desperate Yankees?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- In his latest column, ESPN's Buster Olney tells us that some rival executives expect the Dodgers and New York Yankees to be the final teams left bidding for Masahiro Tanaka, one of the greatest pitchers ever to come out of Japan. Repor...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  11. CEO on Dodgers landing Tanaka: 'I wouldn't predict it'

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - We're essentially reading between the lines trying to gauge the Dodgers' level of interest in Masahiro Tanaka, but right now they're not exactly professing a burning desire to land the 24-game winner out of Japan. Wednesday Dodgers g...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Dodgers pursuit of Masahiro Tanaka advances (slowly)

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers continue to engage the agent for Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka, whose major league future figures to be decided in the next couple of weeks. Teams willing to pay th...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. Dodgers' plans could be more frugal, focused this winter

    Mark Saxon

    A year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers' front office team flew to Nashville in the middle of negotiations for their No. 2 and 3 starting pitchers and three months removed from the most expensive trade in baseball history. This weekend, they will head...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  14. Winter wish list: Starting Pitching

    Mark Saxon

    For a team picked by many to win the World Series next year, the Dodgers aren't exactly the complete package just yet. At the top of their priority list for offseason upgrades is completing a starting rotation that only has three bankable pitchers at...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Don Mattingly's choices come into question in Los Angeles Dodgers...

    Mark Saxon

    Don Mattingly's decisions leave him open to some second-guessing.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013