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  1. 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
  2. Dodgers to play exhibition games in San Antonio

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will play exhibition games against the Texas Rangers at the Alamodome in San Antonio on March 20 and 21, the team announced. It's a homecoming of sorts for the Dodgers, who had their Double-A team in San Antonio fro...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. Dodgers' 2015 schedule is out

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Even if the Dodgers and Angels don't meet this October in a World Series connected by the 5 freeway, they'll get a chance to play pivotal games against one another in the near future. According to the team's preliminary 2015 schedul...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Series preview: Reds at Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers have overcome losing ace Clayton Kershaw for more than a month, shaky fielding all season and scant production from a handsomely paid outfield during April. Monday presents another challenge: trying to score off the most dominant pitcher ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  5. Kershaw deal eases stress on Dodgers fans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers fans were beginning to worry -- which, under the circumstances, was a reasonable reaction. After all, it had been about a year since the team and the best pitcher in baseball began discussing a contract extension. The sides ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  6. How much is Hanley worth to the Dodgers?

    Mark Saxon

    A few weeks ago, Hanley Ramirez mentioned to reporters in the Dominican Republic that he was working on a contract extension with the Dodgers. A few days later, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the comment, "Going to L.A. Good news!" ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  7. Winter wish list: Infielders

    Mark Saxon

    At least until rumors spring up that the Dodgers have had a secret dinner meeting with the representatives for Robinson Cano, which presumably should happen any minute now, here is how the infield situation shapes up: The Dodgers have no third bas...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. Dodgers should listen to offers for Puig

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- This won't be popular with Dodgers fans who got caught up in Puig-mania, particularly the people who dropped some cash on No. 66 jerseys, but it might be time for the Dodgers at least to consider trading Yasiel Puig. Not t...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  9. Five Dodger prospects on the cusp

    Mark Saxon

    One of the guiding principles of this off-season, the Dodgers have said, is to shed some years. You can't do that with individual people, unfortunately, but you can accomplish it with your players collectively. The Dodgers are hoping a younger ros...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Five ideas to help the Dodgers get younger

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers have already declared their primary imperative for this winter. General manager Ned Colletti set the course Monday when he wasn't trying to tap dance around his manager telling everyone how dissatisfied he was with his contract. "We co...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  12. 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
  13. So far, so good with Chad Billingsley

    Mark Saxon

    Right after Chad Billingsley said, "I think it's behind me," he paused, turned around, found some wood, knocked on it and continued, "But you never know. Any time you step on the mound ... " It's that kind of spring for Billingsley, who continues ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Dee Gordon tries to reignite his career

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dee Gordon didn't forget how to play baseball just because the Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez, but his challenge now is to make sure the team doesn't forget about him. Gordon is at a pivotal age, 25, as he tries to stick as a...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  15. Greinke: It was about the money

    Mark Saxon

    It's not always about the money, but it's usually about the money. Once a player leaves the cocoon of the team that signed him and explores free agency, he tends to make decisions based on a bottom line. Most people recognize this. Very few player...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  16. Where will opting out of surgery leave Chad Billingsley?*

    Mark Saxon

    Chad Billingsley might be the fulcrum of the Dodgers' spring. If he is healthy again and pitching as well as he did last August, the Dodgers would have three polished, hard-throwing starters able to dominate an entire series. If something goes ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013