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  1. 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
  2. The Price of Contention: Is Luis Cruz the answer at third?

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers' new owners have spent more than $600 million in acquiring players since they bought the team less than one year ago. They will enter the 2013 season with the highest payroll, at more than $213 million, in baseball history. Now, the on...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels meet with Zack Greinke...

    Mark Saxon

    Free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke had face-to-face meetings with both the Dodgers and the Angels this week, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  4. Los Angeles Dodgers bid $25.7 million for Korea's Ryu Hyun-jin

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have bid nearly $26 million for a chance to sign pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  5. L.A. in the mix for Japanese phenom

    Mark Saxon

    The Dodgers have said they'll spare no expense in the pursuit of talent all over the globe and they proved that by signing Cuban defector Yasiel Puig for $42 million in June. Now, they're reportedly engaged in talks with pitcher Shohei Otani, who wou...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Eric Gagne in biography says he and 80 percent of Los Angeles Dod...

    Mark Saxon

    Former Cy Young closer Eric Gagne alleges in his new biography that 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  7. Getting Zack Greinke pushes Los Angeles Angels forward

    Mark Saxon

    The Angels show commitment to winning now by getting Zack Greinke.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  8. Can they win despite their pitching?

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Angels are a different team in July than they were in April. Obviously, right? They have Mike Trout and Ernesto Frieri now. They had Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells then. But the morphing of the team's personality...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  9. 3 up, 3 down: Royals 4, Angels 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Angels missed out on a nice opportunity to gain ground on the Texas Rangers by playing one of their drabbest games of the season. They managed just four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night....

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. 3 Up, 3 Down: Angels 7, Rangers 4

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- The Los Angeles Angels have finally gained a little second-half momentum. Behind six strong innings from returning starter Dan Haren and a 15-hit attack, the Angels beat the first-place Texas Rangers 7-4 Sunday night. The win gave the A...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  11. 3 up, 3 down: Rangers 9, Angels 2

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For a while, Ervin Santana was an enigma. Now, he's just a problem. The first-place Texas Rangers knocked Santana around Saturday, chasing him from the game in the second inning, as the Angels lost 9-2 to fall six games back in ...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  12. 3 up, 3 down: Angels 6, Rangers 1

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM -- After two years of being dominated in head-to-head games with the Texas Rangers, the Angels seem to have gotten a handle on competing with their primary division rivals. Behind a hard-working effort by ace Jered Weaver and more power fr...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  13. Los Angeles Angels' Dan Haren targeting weekend return vs. Texas ...

    Mark Saxon

    Dan Haren expects to rejoin the Los Angeles Angels' struggling rotation against the first-place Texas Rangers this weekend after completing a 65-pitch rehab outing Monday with Class A Inland Empire.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. All-Star spotlight shifts south and west

    Mark Saxon

    Remember when the All-Star game was mostly a Red Sox-Yankees get-together? This season, 12 of the 36 players on the American League roster play for the Angels or Texas Rangers. It helps, of course, that the AL manager the past two seasons, Ron Was...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  15. 3 up, 3 down: Blue Jays 7, Angels 5

    Mark Saxon

    Even after a 17-8 June, the Angels have gotten no closer to catching the first-place Texas Rangers. The Angels lost 7-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border, snapping a four-game winning streak and pushing them to 5 1/2 games behind the Ra...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. Catching up to, not catching, Texas

    Mark Saxon

    It might appear as if the Angels and Texas Rangers are in similar places. Puffed up with new TV money, they've both become major off-season -- and, in Texas' case, in-season -- spenders. They both have veteran cores with good young talent aroun...

    Blog | June 03, 2012