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Dodgers test fans' loyalty with steep increases for season tickets even in the cheap seats

19 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The clock struck 11:25 p.m. Time was growing short. A lifetime of Dodger love was being tested. Bill Snoberger and fiancee Mary Jones were trying to figure out whether a 45% price increase over two years for two season tickets in the outer reaches of Dodger Stadium was worth it. They sit in the...

Letters: More like a bad dream for Clippers and Rockets

The lack of control demonstrated by the Clippers and Rockets, these highly paid, supposedly professional athletes, was appalling. First of all, they all were wearing "I Have A Dream" T-Shirts to honor Dr. King's legacy. Yet they proceeded to turn the contest into a Crips vs. Bloods-type confrontation....

Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

The foundation of another playoff run is being set in suburban Dallas, where Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish have become offseason throwing partners. The World Series didn’t unfold how either of them envisioned. Kershaw failed to protect leads of four runs and three runs in a Game 5 loss. Darvish...

Prospect Walker Buehler is ready to contribute to the Dodgers next season

A bevy of Dodgers veterans worked out at Dodger Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The group included Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Austin Barnes, Enrique Hernandez and even Matt Kemp, the recently reacquired outfielder the team is expected to trade or release before spring training. A few prospects...

Dave Roberts is putting all the heartache of 2017 behind him

Dave Roberts plans to host a visitor at his home next week. He befriended Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch during half a decade together in the Padres organization, and their bond remained sturdy after seven games as World Series opponents. When Hinch mentioned he was attending a wedding near...

Dodgers and Rockies take different approaches to building a better bullpen

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Colorado Rockies have not been subtle about their winter game plan: dramatically improving their bullpen in order to challenge the Dodgers in the National League West. If your intuition says that makes sense because Coors Field is such a miserable place to pitch that the Rockies have to fill...

Rams have a chance to make Los Angeles their own

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The USC and UCLA football teams are not only done for the season, but their star quarterbacks are already gone for good. The Lakers are essentially done for the season, even in the middle of their season, losing so often and awfully that one of their players has publicly called them quitters. The...

Dodgers acquire reliever Scott Alexander in three-team trade

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The Dodgers have acquired groundball specialist Scott Alexander in a three-team trade with the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox, according to people familiar with the situation. The Dodgers will send right-handed pitcher Trevor Oaks to Kansas City, while the White Sox will receive Dodgers...

Letters: Dick Enberg never lost his touch

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

When I first heard of Dick Enberg passing away, it brought back terrific memories of many sporting events he was a part of over the years. His versatility as a broadcaster was second to none. He was like a great point guard who made everyone around him better. Dick Enberg seemed to have so fun...

USC's and UCLA's seasons of hope have become a distraction

So much for the idea that local college basketball teams could provide a distraction from the mediocrity of the Lakers and Clippers. USC was a projected top-10 team with UCLA close behind, but their seasons haven’t unfolded as they anticipated, with both teams unranked, still weighed down by the...

A $300-million team? Don't expect the Dodgers to have a payroll like that again

If the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez five years ago marked the beginning of the most extravagant era in Dodgers history, his departure last week signaled its end. The Dodgers have paid a record amount in luxury taxes the past five years, nearly $150 million. They will spend again, but not like...

What the Dodgers salary-dump trade means to the star-studded 2018 free agent market

What would you do with $100 million? The Dodgers could use it as a down payment toward signing two of the three most dominant players in the star-studded free-agent class next winter. The Dodgers’ payroll-driven trade Saturday — in which they exchanged players with troublesome contracts for a player...

Relax, the Dodgers' trade for Matt Kemp isn't nearly as dramatic as it seems

All I want for Christmas is … Matt Kemp? Three years after he was controversially dumped in the first big trade of the Andrew Friedman era, the polarizing slugger returned Saturday in a deal seemingly even more confusing when considering the cost. To acquire him, the Dodgers traded four players...

Dodgers trade Gonzalez, Kazmir, McCarthy and Culberson to Atlanta for Matt Kemp

In a stunning move that reset the Dodgers’ luxury-tax payroll and temporarily reunited them with one of their finest players in recent memory, the team reacquired outfielder Matt Kemp from Atlanta in exchange for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Brandon McCarthy, pitcher Scott Kazmir and...

Letters: Dodgers don't appear willing to pay the price to the next step

How can the Dodgers not afford Giancarlo Stanton? I’m reminded of how much money they have every time I can’t watch their games on TV. Jack Wishard Los Angeles :: The Dodgers' Friedman and Zaidi are becoming the Penn and Teller of Major League Baseball. The reality Dodgers fans expect has become...

Peter Guber is taking what he's learned from the Warriors and Dodgers and applying it to the new Los Angeles Football Club

When Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was sidelined with back pain during last spring’s NBA playoffs, he got a call from Peter Guber, one of the team’s owners. But Guber wasn’t calling to pressure his coach to get back on the bench and he didn’t want to talk tactics. He just wanted to talk....

Dodgers stick to strategy as other teams sign elite relief pitchers

The market for relief pitchers overheated on Wednesday at baseball’s winter meetings, but the atmosphere outside the Dodgers suites at the Swan and Dolphin Resort stayed calm. The executives gathered inside a pair of rooms. Manager Dave Roberts’ luggage rested in the hallway. A tray of food featured...

Oh no, Ohtani? Not really. Angels will be fine

The Shohei Ohtani news might have captured the headlines in Southern California on Tuesday, but did you catch the Drew Smyly news? The Chicago Cubs guaranteed Smyly $10 million. He is a starting pitcher, but he probably will not start a game for them next year because he is coming off Tommy John...

Dodgers respond to anonymous Astros player's claim that Yu Darvish tipped his pitches

On the 41st day after the 2017 season ended, after the Dodgers fell one victory short of their first World Series championship since 1988, Dave Roberts glanced skyward and sighed. “Gosh,” he said during a news conference on the second day of the Winter Meetings at the Swan and Dolphin resort, “I...

The next Shohei Ohtani is already waiting in the wings

The process figures to be repeated next winter, if not the next: another hard-throwing pitcher from Japan becoming available and the Dodgers scrambling to sign him. Only next time, the Dodgers will have to spend less time educating their target about what they’re about. Yusei Kikuchi already knows....

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