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  1. Yu Darvish makes most of All-Star action

    Mark Saxon

    MINNEAPOLIS - Yu Darvish trots out an eephus pitch a few times a year, but to do so to the major league batting leader in front of millions of people watching the All-Star Game on TV took a bit of gall. "It's my strength," Darvish joked through ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. It might be premature to trade Andre Ethier now

    Mark Saxon

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Andre Ethier was the first player Ned Colletti traded for. He was the first player the Dodgers' new owners made lavishly rich. When those two elements combined to sign Ethier to a five-year, $85 million extensi...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Sticking with Ervin Santana for now

    Mark Saxon

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said struggling pitcher Ervin Santana will remain in the Angels' rotation for at least one more start. Scioscia will limit Santana to 15 outs Friday night, something he has done in the past with struggling pitchers, in...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  14. It's up to Dipoto to fix the pitching

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- General manager Jerry Dipoto came to Anaheim under practically ideal conditions. He was following an ineffective predecessor, coming to work for an owner who spends freely and joining a franchise under a respected manager with a wi...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Buzz: Mitch Moreland to rehab Monday

    Mark Saxon

    ANAHEIM, Caif. -- The Rangers announced that Mitch Moreland, on the disabled list since June 22 with a strained left hamstring, will begin a rehabilitation assignment in Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. Moreland's wife is due to give birth Wednesday...

    Blog | July 21, 2012