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  1. 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
  2. Predicting the future of Dodgers free agents

    Mark Saxon

    For a team with 11 impending free agents, the Los Angeles Dodgers have relatively easy decisions to make regarding each of them. None of their free agents will demand endless hours of the front office's time as the sides negotiate some mega-contract ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  3. Dodgers pushed to the brink

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he spent all day Monday thinking about whether to start Ricky Nolasco or Zack Greinke in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. In the third i...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. Ricky Nolasco steps aside

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- On the eve of the biggest game of his career, in the stadium he always envisioned pitching a playoff game, Ricky Nolasco learned it wasn't going to happen. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he informed Nolasco Sunday night that the...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  5. Clayton Kershaw proved up to the task of leading the Los Angeles ...

    Mark Saxon

    Pitching on three days' rest, Dodgers ace made good on Mattingly's gamble.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  6. Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to start Game 4 on short res...

    Mark Saxon

    Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the Los Angeles Dodgers' NL Division Series on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  7. Dodgers pitching still appears in flux

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- If you're wondering how Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch under the pressure of his first postseason, consider that in 2008, he pitched a 1-0 shutout over Canada to help the South Koreans win the Olympic gold medal in Beijing. By doing so, Ryu g...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  8. Dodgers lose, learn they're Atlanta-bound

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies began to take on a spring training feel, with starting pitchers piggy-backing each other's outings, with Triple-A players all over the field in the final innings and nobody seeming too worked u...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  9. As Nolasco struggles, Dodgers lose ground

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- For a while, people were asking whether Ricky Nolasco should be the No. 3 or No. 4 starter in the playoffs. Now, a better question is whether he should be given the ball for any postseason starts. That's how badly things have been...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  10. Hyun-Jin Ryu continues to roll

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Barring some unforeseen circumstances -- or perhaps a misguided decision by the Los Angeles Dodgers to go with Ricky Nolasco -- Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch Game 3 of the Dodgers' first-round playoff series. If the Dodgers need that ga...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  11. Grading the week: Tuning up for playoffs

    Mark Saxon

    The game that sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the playoffs wasn't particularly reflective of the kind of season that got them there. It wasn't very well-pitched, with Ricky Nolasco melting down and allowing six runs in the third inning. Its bigges...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  12. The Dodgers are NL West champions

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- It was an unusual division title-winning season. It started with a gradual descent followed by a massive, unrelenting climb before culminating in a short, late-season dip. But in the end, the Los Angeles Dodgers found themselves right wher...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  13. Grading the week: Still in a holding pattern

    Mark Saxon

    PHOENIX -- Had things gone differently, the Dodgers could have been spraying champagne and other eye-stinging liquids on their fans on Sunday afternoon. What a perfect moment to cap a magical season that would have been. It seemed headed in that d...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  14. Dodgers bats go 'boom'

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- After they got swept in Cincinnati over the weekend, a couple of Los Angeles Dodgers players said it might have been a good time to hit a little losing streak. Don't peak too soon. Learn to deal with a spot of trouble. That kind of thi...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  15. Grading the week: hitting a bump in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    After the Dodgers got swept in Cincinnati, ace Clayton Kershaw took the long view. "Overall, it's probably a good time to lose some games, if we're going to end up losing," Kershaw said. That may not go down easily for Dodgers fans, who got use...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. As October beckons, Dodgers sift through clues

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- If you didn't know Ricky Nolasco was this good, you're not alone. He pitched a lot of good innings and won a lot of games with the Miami Marlins for eight years without people ever really making much of a fuss over him. "I've been hiding...

    Blog | September 03, 2013