Category Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dee Gordon & Dan Haren to Marlins, Andrew Heaney to Dodgers in Seven-Player Trade

That didn’t take long at all. Yesterday, we reported that the Dodgers had made second baseman Dee Gordon available in trade talks. When the club acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins earlier this today, we speculated that the move seemed to setup … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Heaney, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, National League, NL East, NL West, Trade Rumors | 7 Comments

Dodgers Acquire Shortstop Jimmy Rollins from Phillies

The Dodgers have acquired long-time Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Confirmation of the deal comes from ESPN’s Buster Olney after the trade came together quickly this afternoon, seemingly spurred by comments from Rollins indicating that he would approve a trade to … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Jimmy Rollins, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, Philadelphia Phillies, Trade Rumors | 5 Comments

Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Free Agency, Jon Lester, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, World Series, Yoenis Cespedes | 8 Comments

Dodgers Make Dee Gordon Available in Trade Talks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly let teams know that their speedy All-Star second baseman/shortstop, Dee Gordon, is available in trade talks. Gordon, 26, made his first All-Star team last year and hit.289/.326/.378 on the season. He led all of … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Friedman, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, New York Mets, Trade Rumors | 2 Comments

James Shields: Don’t Forget the Punch

I really hope James Shields signs somewhere nobody expects. I hope he signs somewhere where he’s not about to be thrown in the middle of an already solid rotation, surrounded by already solid players, where he’s an afterthought for that … Continue reading

Posted in American League, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Coco Crisp, Free Agency, James Shields, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays | Leave a comment

MLB Winter Meetings: The Six Biggest Storylines

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all-ages; the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble… And by rumble, I obviously mean partake in lengthy discourse about the relative long-term value of one … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Baseball, Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox, CC Sabathia, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Cole Hamels, Free Agency, Hanley Ramirez, Jack Zduriencik, Juan Uribe, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, National League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Pablo Sandoval, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade Rumors, Yoenis Cespedes | Leave a comment

Nomar Hangs Up His Overly Adjusted Batting Gloves…As a Member of the Red Sox

This morning, Nomar Garciaparra signed a one-day minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox so that his dream of retiring in a Sox uniform could be realized. After GM Theo Epstein unveiled the signing at a press conference, Nomar … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, American League, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Injuries, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Nomar Garciaparra, Oakland Athletics | 2 Comments

Countdown to Spring Training: 7 Days

For today’s entry on the countdown, I’ve decided to veer away from my hometown team and—for the most part—away from my era. Today’s Major League Moment is Kirk Gibson’s iconic pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Dennis Eckersley, Injuries, Kirk Gibson, Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Moments, MLB, MVP, Oakland Athletics, Playoffs, World Series | Leave a comment

Juan Pierre Traded to the Chicago White Sox

Juan Pierre is a free man. After two long seasons, Pierre’s stint as baseball’s best fourth outfielder is presumably over. The Chicago White Sox have reportedly acquired the slap-hitting sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two minor … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago White Sox, Juan Pierre, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades | Leave a comment

MLB’s Winter Meetings: Winners and Losers

Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings have officially come to a close. What we saw this week was a lot of talking and very little action from most teams, but a few intrepid general managers forged headlong into the free agent … Continue reading

Posted in AL West, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Free Agency, Jack Zduriencik, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLB Trades, National League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers | Leave a comment

Atlanta Braves on a Warpath: Club Bolsters Bullpen, Turns Attention to Big Bats

Atlanta is at it again. Just a day after acquiring Billy Wagner to serve as the club’s new closer, the Braves have reportedly signed free agent reliever Takashi Saito to a one-year deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, Saito’s … Continue reading

Posted in Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Billy Wagner, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, NL East, Takashi Saito | 1 Comment

Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Free Agency, Joe Mauer, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, MVP, National League, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumors | 1 Comment

Juan Pierre: Baseball’s Best Fourth Outfielder

Juan Pierre is baseball’s best fourth outfielder. The problem is that Juan Pierre plays like—and is being paid like—a starting outfielder. Pierre, 32, has two more years and $18.5 million remaining on the five-year, $44 million pact he signed with … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chone Figgins, Juan Pierre, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, MLB Trades, Trade Rumors | Leave a comment

Salvaging the Dodgers’ Offseason

Step one: end negotiations with Manny Ramirez. Step two: sign Orlando Hudson and before the ink has even dried on that contract, sign an outfielder with some pop, perhaps Ken Griffey or Garret Anderson. The Dodgers’ offseason has been, for … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Dunn, Baseball, Bobby Abreu, Casey Blake, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Garret Anderson, Joe Crede, Ken Griffey Jr., Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Manny Ramirez, MLB, National League, NL West, Orlando Hudson, Rafael Furcal, Randy Wolf | Leave a comment