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  1. The Search for Answers: Yasiel Puig

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers might finally get to find out if Yasiel Puig has a middle gear. In his rookie season, everything Puig did was at the poles of a baseball behavioral chart, ranging from spectacular feats of hitting and throwing to being benched for a lack ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  2. Grading the season: Dynamic when healthy

    Mark Saxon

    It's been 11 days now since that strange night in St. Louis when Clayton Kershaw got hit around in the third inning and the Dodgers' bats were snuffed out by rookie Michael Wacha, ending the Dodgers' run in the NLCS. It's a little under five months u...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Dodgers can survive without Matt Kemp

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Matt Kemp wasn't there the day Yasiel Puig arrived from Chattanooga, Tenn. In fact, had Kemp not gotten hurt, Puig might have spent the season in the minor leagues, or at least had his rocket ship of a rookie season stalled on the laun...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers close to deal with Cuban defector Alexander G...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to work hard to construct a Cuban pipeline to their major league team.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  5. Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers leaves game with strained knee...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left the game Monday after straining his right knee on an awkward slide into third base.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  6. Yasiel Puig pulled from Los Angeles Dodgers game for disciplinary...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie star Yasiel Puig was removed from Wednesday's game against the Chicago Cubs for what appeared to be disciplinary reasons.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  7. Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers violates team rule, fined for ...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig violated a team rule by showing up late at Marlins Park on Tuesday before the team's game with the Miami Marlins and was fined by the team, according to manager Don Mattingly.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  8. Paco Rodriguez: The most underrated Dodger?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- You could run through a lot of names for National League Rookie of the Year before you landed on Paco Rodriguez, but the Dodgers have leaned heavily on their young reliever. Rodriguez, who was the first player from the 2012 draft to...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. A motivated Hanley looks devastating

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- From 2006-09, Hanley Ramirez won a Rookie of the Year award, a batting title and finished second in MVP voting, all the while batting .316 and averaging 26 home runs and 41 stolen bases a season. He was an unstoppable force, and his...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Does Yasiel Puig's exuberance make him a target?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Baseball is played within a vague medieval hierarchy. If you are a rookie, you are to behave as if you were paint coated on a wall. You can be seen, but you shouldn't be heard. And, above all, you shouldn't make a spectacle of yours...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. Yasiel Puig hit by pitch; Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbac...

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig was hit by a pitch from Arizona's Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning Tuesday night, and a fight between the teams erupted after retaliatory throws from both sides.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  12. Puig named player of the week

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Considering Yasiel Puig did something no Los Angeles Dodgers rookie had done in more than 100 years, it's not surprising that he was named the National League's player of the week Monday. Puig became the first Dodger since 1900 to ha...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. Podcast: Jerry Dipoto on Mason and Ireland

    Mark Saxon

    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, on with Steve Mason and John Ireland, talked about the team's addition of Zack Greinke, rookie star Mike Trout and the division race....

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout scratched with bruised left knee

    Mark Saxon

    Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout, the AL batting leader, did not start in Sunday's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a bruised left knee.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2012
  15. Garrett Richards beats out Jerome Williams

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels picked rookie Garrett Richards to stay in the rotation next week and will use Jerome Williams out of the bullpen for the next week at least, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday. Richards is 3-1 with a 3.53 ERA in seven...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 11, Angels 2

    Mark Saxon

    Some ragged starting pitching near the back of the Angels' rotation has slowed down their roll. For the third straight game, the Angels got a shaky start -- this time from rookie Garrett Richards -- and lost 11-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The G...

    Blog | June 30, 2012