The Los Angeles Dodgers have a need for starting pitching that can easily be filled by re-signing Max Scherzer, but key contributors Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager and Kenley Jansen are among the club’s free agents as well. The Dodgers nevertheless have been open about their interest in retaining Scherzer, who regularly raved about his experiences with the team after being traded at the deadline this past season.
Posted: November 29, 2021, 2:25 am
I think having a team that has a very clear idea of who I am, what I can do, how I can achieve that, and being able to work in tandem and have a really good partnership was something that was really important to me. I know that I’m much better than my numbers say I was last year. I think it was really exciting and eye-opening to see not just the Dodgers, but how many other teams felt the same way.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 7:06 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers saw 11 players reach free agency the morning after the World Series concluded, including bullpen stalwarts Kenley Jansen and Corey Knebel, who helped anchor one of the better relief corps in all of baseball this year. After struggling with inconsistencies over parts of the past two seasons, Jansen enjoyed a bounce-back campaign as he posted a 2.22 ERA, 3.08 FIP and 1.04 WHIP with 38 saves across 69 appearances.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 6:57 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers did not have a finalist for the NL MVP Award, but still saw Trea Turner, Max Muncy and Max Scherzer receive consideration. Muncy finished 10th with 38 points, getting one sixth-place vote, three for seventh place, one eighth-place vote, and six votes apiece for ninth and 10th place. The 31-year-old appearing on the final NL MVP ballot marked a third time in his career, as he previously placed 15th in both 2018 and 2019.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 4:34 pm
The Dodgers signed free agent left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training in January of 2021. On May 2, the Dodgers selected his contract and added him to the 40-man roster. He appeared in one game for the Dodgers in Milwaukee, allowing three runs on five hits in two innings of work.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 3:09 pm
The Dodgers expect to get right-hander Dustin May back at some point during the upcoming 2022 season after the 24-year-old fully recovers from Tommy John surgery. How much of the season May pitches in with much impact will most likely be limited to the final month or two. Just before Thanksgiving, the Dodgers posted an update from the team’s facilities in Arizona as May steps up his rehab.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 1:00 pm
Saturday brought about a thrilling slate of college football games, with No. Alabama and Auburn arguably leading the headlines with an all-time Iron Bowl classic. The Crimson Tide were on the verge of falling out of the College Football Playoff picture when Pasadena, Calif.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 6:44 am
On Nov. 27, 1956, Brooklyn Dodgers starting pitcher Don Newcombe was named the first ever Cy Young Award winner, which was then given to the best pitcher in both leagues. Newcombe received the award after going 27-7 with 18 complete games, five shutouts, 139 strikeouts and a 3.06 ERA in his sixth season with the team. That season Newcombe was also named the National League MVP.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 6:08 am
While the Dodgers are considered a favorite to re-sign Kershaw, there remains the possibility he could choose to return home and sign with the Texas Rangers. However, the possibility of playing with only one team is said to carry some meaning for the three-time Cy Young Award winner. I think the last time I talked to him about this was probably a year ago, or more, because he foresaw it coming,” Scott Van Slyke told DodgerBlue.com in an exclusive interview.
Posted: November 28, 2021, 3:43 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers have two of the top free agents available in Max Scherzer and Corey Seager, and there’s been no shortage of reported interest thus far. In Seager’s case, it’s believed he may sign prior to the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) as a lockout would likely follow. Scherzer has been presumed by most to be among the free agents who may wait longer as his market should be strong even if it gets to January or February.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 6:07 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers are yet to move on any of their key free agents and to this point the lone addition was signing Andrew Heaney to a one-year contract. Heading into the offseason there was uncertainty on what to expect with free agency given recent history and the looming expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). However, there has been some activity over recent weeks as players looked to sign before uncertainty sets in.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 6:05 pm
ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are set to hire Phil Nevin as their third base coach heading into the 2022 season. Nevin most recently held the same position with the New York Yankees from 2018 to 2021. He was dismissed from that role on October 14.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 5:35 pm
The front office also will have some continuity as several executives reportedly turned down opportunities to interview with other teams. While subtractions appear unlikely at this point, the Dodgers never leave a stone unturned and are always looking to strengthen their staffs. According to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic, longtime Chicago Cubs scout Tom Myers has left the organization for a similar role with L.A.: Myers had served as an area scout supervisor for the Cubs in Southern California …
Posted: November 27, 2021, 3:46 pm
As we recover from our big feasts this week, we can all check off another event on the calendar this offseason. With December almost upon us, folks are gathering at Dodger Stadium for the Dodgers Holiday Festival. You can get more information here.
Posted: November 27, 2021, 1:00 pm
Prior to the start of the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers renewed the contract of Andrew Toles amid his ongoing battle with mental health issues. Though the prospect of him playing baseball this year was slim and didn’t come to fruition, keeping a contract in place at the very least ensured the 29-year-old would continue having access to healthcare services.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 8:02 pm
The Dodgers made a few additions this week, including a pair of players on minor league contracts. Beau Burrows, a right-handed pitcher, announced his own signing. Burrows was a first-round pick of the Tigers in 2015, selected two picks before Walker Buehler and four spots after Phil Bickford.
Posted: November 26, 2021, 1:01 pm
The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing back first baseman/outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Pittsburgh has agreed to terms with Tsutsugo on a $4 million, 1-year deal. Tsutsugo, 29, joined the Pirates in August after being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: November 25, 2021, 4:35 am
The longer the Red Sox go without giving Rafael Devers a contract extension, the more our John Tomase wonders about team owner John Henry’s long-term philosophy for his baseball team.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 5:42 pm
If history is any indication, the odds aren’t in his favor. And that’s a shame, because he certainly belongs among the game’s greatest.
Posted: November 23, 2021, 10:01 am
The Texas Rangers acquired outfielders Billy McKinney and Zach Reks from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash in a deal announced Monday. McKinney is a Dallas native who was Oakland’s first-round amateur draft pick in 2013. The 27-year-old McKinney hit a combined .192 with nine home runs and 27 RBIs in 116 games for Milwaukee, the New York Mets and then the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Posted: November 22, 2021, 11:37 pm