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Yankees to hire Josh Bard as their new bench coach
HardballTalk - Bard spent the last two seasons as the Dodgers bullpen...
Dodgers head to winter meetings with little 'heavy lifting' to do
Orange County Register - After re-signing closer Kenley Jansen, third baseman Justin Turner and left-handed starter Rich Hill at the end of the 2017 season, the Dodgers enter the 2018 winter meetings with little heavy lifting to...
Solid Dodgers seek opportunity at Meetings
MLB.com - After falling one win short of their first World Series title in 29 years, the Dodgers come to the annual convention not needing anything desperately. "We're fortunate that a lot of the team is going to be coming back," general manager Farhan Zaidi said last month. "We don't feel we have any...
With Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton off the market, where will Dodgers turn£
Los Angeles Times - The question arose after the Dodgers fell one victory short of capturing the World Series. It resurfaced late last week, after Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani signed with the Angels and the New York Yankees ponied up the cash to pry reigning National League most valuable player Giancarlo...
Garvey's latest Hall of Fame bid falls short
MLB.com - Steve Garvey's Hall of Fame bid has fallen short once again, this time at the hands of the 16-member Modern Era Committee. The Modern Era ballot features players whose contributions came primarily from 1970-87. The committee -- one of four tasked with choosing Hall of Famers from bygone eras --...
Today only! Take 30% off orders over $30
MLB.com - It's a special friends and family savings event at the Dodgers Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 7:59 p.m...
Dodgers pitcher Brandon Morrow close to signing with Cubs
Los Angeles Times - Brandon Morrow, the right-handed reliever who emerged as one of the Dodgers most reliable arms in the 2017 postseason, is close to signing a two-year agreement with the Chicago Cubs, according to people familiar with the situation. The people requested anonymity because the contract was...
Cubs sign Brandon Morrow to help bullpen, as his comeback story reaches new heights
Yahoo! Sports - On the eve of Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings, the Chicago Cubs went and locked up one of the most sought-after relievers on the free-agent market. Brandon Morrow, who revived his career after an impeccable 2017 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be jumping over to the team the...
Cubs agree to terms with former Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow
Yahoo! Sports - The Chicago Cubs were apparently so impressed with how Brandon Morrow shut them down in the NLCS last season that they decided to sign him. Chicago has agreed to terms with the 33-year-old right-handed reliever, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. According to Yahoo! Sports, Morrow...
Sources: Cubs, reliever Morrow agree to terms
ESPN - The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent reliever Brandon Morrow, sources confirmed to...
Braves to hire Alex Tamin as director of major league operations
HardballTalk - Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Braves will hire Alex Tamin as director of major league operations. Tamin filled a similar role with the Dodgers last season and has worked extensively with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos. After spending a number of years working on arbitration cases as...
Dodgers don't get Giancarlo Stanton. Why the surprise£
Los Angeles Times - Five years and one day ago, the Dodgers signed Zack Greinke. The contract guaranteed him the most money of any right-handed pitcher. Ever. Guggenheim Baseball Management was seven months into its ownership of the Dodgers. It already had committed close to $300 million to get Adrian Gonzalez...
The Dodgers didn't plan on making a last-minute push for Giancarlo Stanton trade
HardballTalk - Once the favorites to land Stanton, it became increasingly clear that the Dodgers couldn't make a deal...
Dodgers' bid for Shohei Ohtani falls short
Orange County Register - The Dodgers were among the losing bidders for free agent Shohei Ohtani, though not by much - geographically speaking. Ohtani will go to the Angels instead, one of seven teams the hyped Japanese pitcher-slash-slugger considered in the end. The Dodgers were one of four National League teams in the...
For Shohei Ohtani, it's about wanting to win a certain way
Los Angeles Times - You heard it when Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani informed the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox he wouldn't sign with them. You heard it again Friday when Ohtani decided to sign with the Angels instead of the Dodgers or Chicago Cubs. Doesn't Ohtani want to win£O f course he does. He...
Stanton passes on Cards, Giants; Yanks in talks£
MLB.com - The Cardinals and Giants, the two most aggressive clubs in pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton, announced on Friday they are moving in other directions, while the Yankees reportedly are the new front-runners to trade for the...
Kobe Bryant gives Eagles pep talk in Los Angeles
Yahoo! Sports - Los Angeles Dodgers fan Kobe Bryant visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday at their hotel to chat with the team ahead of their contest on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.The pride of Lower Merion, Bryant says he grew up cheering for the Birds...
Dodgers fall short in Ohtani sweepstakes
MLB.com - The Dodgers didn't land Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani on Friday, leaving them in need of a starting pitcher but still essentially the team that fell one win shy of a World Series...
Report: Giancarlo Stanton won't accept trade to Giants, Cardinals
HardballTalk - He would accept deals to the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs or Astros...
The challenge for the Angels: What comes next with Shohei Ohtani
ESPN - After weeks of wooing, persuading Shohei Ohtani to sign might be the easy part. Now the Angels need to figure out how to sustain his success as a two-way...
Will Giancarlo Stanton be Traded£
Yahoo! Sports - Tom Verducci: Stanton is going to the Giants, even though he wants to go to the Dodgers. The idea that he will stay with a rebuilding team in which he earns about 30 percent of the payroll is not appealing to someone who has never seen the postseason. Justin Verlander wanted to be traded to the...
Japanese star Shohei Ohtani chooses Angels over 6 other MLB teams, including Dodgers
Orange County Register - The Angels landed one of the biggest prizes of baseball's offseason when Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's agent announced on Friday morning that he has picked the Angels as his major league...
Prized prospect Ohtani to sign with Angels
ESPN - Shohei Ohtani a 23-year-old Japanese righthander with a 100-mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said on...
Stanton weighing options; Cards, Giants out
MLB.com - Giancarlo Stanton is keeping all of his options open, and the reigning National League Most Valuable Player Award winner has not ruled out either the Giants or Cardinals from trade consideration, a source told...
Friedman made mark at Winter Meetings in '14
MLB.com - Two months after Andrew Friedman took over the Dodgers as their president of baseball operations, he took over the Winter Meetings, threading the needle with deals that kept the Dodgers at a championship level while transitioning the organization to a more sustainable model of in-house...
Source: Stanton open to playing for Yankees
ESPN - NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins would be willing to consider a trade to the New York Yankees according to ESPN and multilple...
Sources: Expect MLB probe after Ohtani choice
ESPN - Despite repeated warnings by MLB, sources tell ESPN that they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process after Shohei Ohtani decides on a...
The challenge for Ohtani's new team: What comes next
ESPN - After weeks of wooing, convincing Shohei Ohtani to sign might be the easy part, because his new team must figure out how to sustain his success as a two-way star in...
Report: Giancarlo Stanton not willing to accept a trade to the Giants or Cardinals
HardballTalk - He would accept deals to the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs or Astros...
Report: Clubs Stanton would OK intriguing
MLB.com - According to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, Giancarlo Stanton does not wish to play for the Giants or the Cardinals. The Giants were believed to be a frontrunner for the Marlins...
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