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  1. Mark Saxon



    Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

  2. 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
  3. Moves have makings of a master plan

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Brandon McCarthy pitches in a statistically extreme way, so it makes sense he pays close attention to some of his numbers. For example, he allowed 2.13 ground balls for every fly ball he gave up last season, which isn't terribly surpri...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers designate Brian Wilson for assignment

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers designated veteran reliever Brian Wilson for assignment Tuesday to clear room on the 40-man roster for newly signed starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  5. Trading Kemp all about restoring functionality

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- One of the reasons the Los Angeles Dodgers hired this new group of well-educated, secretive men to overhaul their baseball operations department -- from its philosophies to the players it pays -- is because these guys don't care if they ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. Could Haren go to Angels?

    AJ Mass

    Although Dan Haren was just dealt to the Miami Marlins, there's a chance the pitcher could retire rather than leave the Los Angeles area. As Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles notes, "last month (Haren said) that he likely would retire and leave $10 mill...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers trade Dan Haren, Dee Gordon for Howie Kendric...

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their infield and shook up the third day of the winter meetings with trades with the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels that involved eight players.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
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  9. Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Howie Kendrick from Angels

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels for left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney, a player they acquired just hours earlier from the Miami Marlins.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  10. Los Angeles Dodgers close to 4-year deal with free agent RHP Bran...

    Free-agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy has agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com's Mark Saxon late Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  11. Don Mattingly rolling with the changes

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he had been in touch with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman at various times throughout a topsy-turvy Tuesday at the winter meetings, a day in which the Dodgers reportedly con...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. What is the Dodgers' next step?

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- One baseball executive, speaking about the deal that, when it's finalized, will send Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins for four prospects headlined by former first-round pitcher Andrew Heaney said, "[Andrew Friedman] just mad...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. Dodgers' Plan B could be Cole Hamels

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The talk at the winter meetings so far has been that as Jon Lester waits to decide where he'll pitch, everybody else -- especially the other free-agent pitchers -- waits with him. One agent who represents one of those pitchers and kno...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  14. Dodgers could be zeroing in on a new shortstop

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- Just before Thanksgiving, as Hanley Ramirez was being introduced with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tweeted, "Sooo ... who wants to turn [double plays] with me?" A few weeks later, that question tak...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  15. Dodgers trade Drew Butera to Angels

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers continued to tinker at the margins of their roster while everyone here seems to be anticipating bigger deals. They traded catcher Drew Butera to the Angels on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  16. Andrew Friedman said he'd deal inside the NL West

    Mark Saxon

    SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn't hesitate to make a deal with a team inside their division, according to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. That sentiment adds credence to recent rumors involving the San Diego Padres an...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  17. Dodgers claim catcher Ryan Lavarnway

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the Boston Red Sox and designated Drew Butera for assignment Friday as the new front office continues to tweak the fringes of the team's roster. General manager Farhan Zaidi said after...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  18. 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