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  1. Scouting the opponent: Boston Red Sox

    Mark Saxon

    By Gordon Edes ESPN Boston ANAHEIM, Calif.-With the Red Sox coming to town for a four-game series, ESPNLA colleague Mark Saxon (Mark, shouldn't that be the ESPNLA of Anaheim?) was interested in some first-hand observations about the state of t...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  2. 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
  3. Ned Colletti discusses August trades

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Teams have been able to put players on waivers for the past three days and it's probable the some of those players already have cleared, making them eligible to be traded. This is the time of year Dodgers general manager Ned Collett...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  4. Why the Dodgers stood pat

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were, indeed, involved in talks to try to acquire Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox and David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays, general manager Ned Colletti confirmed after Thursday's deadline passed without the D...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. Would Dodgers trade prospect for rental?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Why would the Los Angeles Dodgers consider giving up a well-regarded minor league player for a pitcher they would have guaranteed to be under contract for only about two months? According to one source, the Dodgers' continued interest ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  6. Source: Pederson not dangled for Lester

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Red Sox have a contingency plan in place should Jon Lester be traded before his scheduled Wednesday night start. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters the team would call up Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket in s...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  7. Dodgers make trade deadline seem less relevant

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The National League West might still be decided based on what the respective general managers of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are able to pull off before Thursday's trade deadline. And then again it might not. ...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  8. Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti exploring trade market for pi...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have cast a wide net before Thursday's trade deadline, but general manager Ned Colletti said Saturday that traction has been slow.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Angels 2014: Could this be the year?

    Mark Saxon

    The other day, a reporter asked Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto to assign blame for the acquisition of pitcher Joe Blanton, the occasion being the Angels' unconditional release of the, ahem, struggling right-hander. Dipoto's answer was refreshing...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Signing Haren looks like a sensible move

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers might have been able to wait and acquire a pitcher with better numbers over the past couple of seasons. Dan Haren might have been able to find a better opportunity elsewhere, in which he could have been an entrenched No. 3 or ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Dodgers swap minor league outfielders

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash considerations Wednesday. Castellanos had been designated for assignment one week ago. Hazelbaker, 26, batted...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  15. Adrian Gonzalez shows some flair in NLCS Game 5

    Mark Saxon

    Normally reserved, Adrian Gonzalez showed some flair in Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  16. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013