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A look at stories, news, and notes from around the internet involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents. Outside sources include the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, The Athletic, MLB dot com, ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, and many more.

Notes: Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dylan Cease

As the Winter Meetings begin, all eyes are set on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, plus more on the Dodgers’ plans on signing Yoshinobu Yamamoto and which teams are in on acquiring Dylan Cease.

Notes: Shohei Ohtani contract, favorites, agent, timeline

Catching up on Shohei Ohtani notes, with the Dodgers considered favorites to land him in free agency. Plus how much he might earn in what is likely to be a record-setting contract, and a look at his agent Nez Balelo, and the potential impact Ohtani might have on the business side of the game.

Notes: Jason Heyward, Nelson Cruz, pitching trade targets

The Dodgers re-signed Jason Heyward, Nelson Cruz joins the staff, and more, including trade rumors ahead of the winter meetings.

Notes: Dodgers prepare for winter meetings

The Dodgers have much to look forward to when the Winter Meetings begin next week, plus more on the likelihood of the Dodgers signing Japanese free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the recent Jason Heyward signing.

Remembering Jimmy Erskine

Jimmy, the son of star pitcher Carl Erskine, was a fixture at the team’s adult camps and other events.

FA notes: Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Yariel Rodriguez

Taking a look at the possible impacts on the free agent landscape if the Dodgers sign Shohei Ohtani, plus more on free agents Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Yariel Rodriguez.

Notes: Beltre, Gonzalez, Utley added to HOF ballot

Former Dodgers Adrian Beltre, Adrian Gonzalez, and Chase Utley have officially been added to the Hall of Fame ballot for 2024.

Report: Dodgers, White Sox discussing Dylan Cease trade

The Dodgers and White Sox are in discussions about a potential Dylan Cease trade, plus more on the Dodgers willing to give their top prospects for Mike Trout and the fallout of the Aaron Nola signing.

Notes: Joe Kelly, Blake Snell, Corey Seager

The Dodgers are still on the hunt for pitching upgrades; plus, new insight on Corey Seager’s departure from L.A.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Shohei Ohtani

Dodgers notes on Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman finishing in the top three for NL MVP (with results announced Thursday), plus more on LA’s rumored interest in Shohei Ohtani.

Notes: Farm system accolades, Outman, Cody

The Dodgers’ farm system came in second in a ranking of Stuff+, indicating a strong pool of upcoming pitching talent.

Notes: Dylan Cease, Walker Buehler, Jonathan India

It’s the offseason, so here is some Dodgers rosterbation.

Notes: James Outman, Rule 5 Draft, Corey Seager

Dodgers notes include James Outman finishing third in NL Rookie of the Year voting by Baseball Digest, a look ahead to the Rule 5 Draft, a deep dive into Corey Seager’s approach, and Jon Weisman has a new book.

Thoughts on the Dodgers starting rotation

Some news and thoughts on Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Dustin May, and the Dodgers starting rotation plans for this offseason.

Let’s talk about some outfielders

Juan Soto and Teoscar Hernandez could be on the Dodgers’ radar for filling the corner outfield spots, plus more on the GM Meetings and what the Dodgers will prioritize this offseason.

Notes: Gavin Lux, Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez

Will Gavin Lux and J.D. Martinez be in the Dodgers lineup in 2024? The Dodgers are starting to speak up about their plans, at the start of the offseason.

FA notes: Aaron Nola, Shohei Ohtani, James Paxton

If the Dodgers are not able to sign Shohei Ohtani this offseason, Aaron Nola could be a backup plan for adding an ace-caliber starter to the rotation.

GM meetings are underway

Plus, what does it mean for Max Muncy to return to L.A. for two years?

Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy

Some follow-up Dodgers news on Clayton Kershaw’s shoulder surgery and Max Muncy’s contract extension.

Notes: Jason Heyward, Shohei Ohtani, Clayton Kershaw

Breaking down Jason Heyward’s free agent market, plus more on the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes, the uncertainty of Clayton Kershaw’s future, and a history of Dodgers’ uniform numbers.

Notes: David Peralta, Michael Busch, Mookie Betts

Evaluating David Peralta’s market in free agency, plus more on Michael Busch as a trade piece in the offseason, Mookie Betts on his postseason failures.

Notes: J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, Miguel Rojas

As the offseason hits its stride, it’s time for some reflection—and a new job for Betts.

Notes: Kiké Hernández, Tommy Pham, Russell Martin

Kiké Hernández expressed interest in returning to the Dodgers in free agency, enjoying his return trip to Los Angeles after the trade deadline. Also, how current D-backs outfielder Tommy Pham wanted to sign with the Dodgers last offseason, and an interview with former catcher Russell Martin.

Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Dusty Baker, Josh Beckett

Dodgers weekend hodgepodge includes thoughts on Clayton Kershaw potentially joining the Rangers, a nearly 50-year Dusty Baker fan club, old friend Josh Beckett holding onto a great piece of memorabilia, and the Dodgers are mentioned in a lawsuit against United Airlines.

Dusty Baker retires from managing

A look at the playing and managerial career of Dusty Baker, plus more on which pitchers the Dodgers should go after in the offseason, former Dodgers playing in the 2023 World Series, and which current free agents the Dodgers should re-sign.

Notes: Michael Busch, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Davey Johnson

Michael Busch’s impressive year at Oklahoma City could help him see more opportunities with the Dodgers in 2024, plus more on Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Davey Johnson on the Hall of Fame ballot, five questions facing the Dodgers this offseason, and the new Baseball United league.

NL West notes: LA playoff woes, steals, Bob Melvin

A look around the National League West for news.

Checking in on the Arizona Fall League

Checking in on some Dodgers in the Arizona Fall League, including left-handed pitcher Ronan Kopp and infielder/catcher Yeiner Fernandez.

Notes: Postseason format, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout

The Dodgers could use some tweaks to the new postseason format to become winners again, plus more on Mookie Betts’ nominated for two Gold Gloves, Mike Trout trade odds, the NLCS, and an evaluation on Dave Roberts.

Plenty of Dodgers questions, but no answers yet this offseason

The Dodgers know they need to work on starting pitching, but how they’ll do it remains to be seen.

Notes: Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Andrew Friedman

The Dodgers look to be all-in on signing Shohei Ohtani, plus more on the Dodgers’ interest in signing Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and more on Andrew Friedman’s decisions to make this offseason.

Notes: Dave Roberts, offseason roster rumors

Who stays and who goes before spring training starts? We take a look at what could happen to Dave Roberts, Blake Trienen, and Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto.


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