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A look at stories, news, and notes from around the internet involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents.

Notes: Regional networks, Hall of Fame, Jared Walker

Following up on Bally Sports Networks nearing bankruptcy and its impact on MLB teams, plus a look at the next five years of Hall of Fame voting. Also, former Dodgers draft pick Jared Walker is now a coach with the Giants.

Notes: Don Sutton, Andre Ethier, Mookie Betts

A look at how longtime Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton broke the mold in Hall of Fame voting, an appreciation of Andre Ethier’s one-and-done time on the HOF ballot, and an upcoming charity bowling tournament for Mookie Betts.

Bally Sports bankruptcy could change MLB coverage

With Sinclair’s Bally Sports regional sports networks likely headed for bankruptcy, that could affect nearly half the teams in Major League Baseball, and help spur change in how the sport is covered locally.

Former Dodger Russell Martin joins Team Canada

Martin will serve as a coach on Ernie Whitt’s staff for the 2023 tournament.

Jeff Kent’s HOF call won’t come from writers

Former Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent fell well short of the 75-percent threshold required for induction to the Hall of Fame in his 10th and final year on the ballot. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "The voting over the years has been too much of a head-scratching embarrassment."

Notes: Turner, Busch, Vargas

Justin Turner at a charity event addressed his desire to return to the Dodgers in free agency, which didn’t happen. Elsewhere, Michael Busch and Miguel Vargas rate highly in MLB Pipeline prospect rankings.

Notes: Woodward returns & Rushing up prospect lists

Former Dodgers third base and infield coach Chris Woodward has reportedly returned to the team as a special assistant. Plus, more prospect praise for Dalton Rushing, the catcher drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2022.

Notes: Cartaya, prospect lists, luxury tax, offseason spending

Dodgers catcher Diego Cartaya was rated as one of the very top catching prospects in MLB. Plus news and notes on the Dodgers payroll (and relatively quiet offseason) and the competitive balance tax.

As Dodgers look ahead to Spring Training, updates trickle in

Where does Miguel Vargas fit in, and who are the stars of the international signing period?

Notes: Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone, prospect lists

Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone continue to get high marks on various Dodgers prospect lists.

Notes: Quiet offseason, Julio Urías a WBC captain

A look at the Dodgers’ relative quiet offseason to date, and Julio Urías will be team captain for Mexico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Callups and contracts: How will the Dodgers’ roster change in 2023 and beyond?

In today’s links, we’ve got info about potential signings and top prospects to call up in the next two seasons.

Revamping Jackie Robinson Day, strange stats, and more

In today’s links, we round up some reflections on the 2022 season and a few predictions for the coming years.

Why J.D. Martinez signed with the Dodgers

Plus, a heartfelt goodbye to Justin Turner, speculation on the 2023 offseason, and more.

Reaction to Justin Turner heading elsewhere

Justin Turner signed with the Red Sox. Here are some news items and reaction to the longtime Dodger heading elsewhere.

Notes: Martinez, Turner, Vargas, Seth Lugo

Reaction to the Dodgers signing J.D. Martinez, what it might mean for the rest of the roster, plus interest in Seth Lugo, and more.

Heyward looking for a comeback in LA

Jason Heyward is looking for a comeback with the Dodgers, plus notes on the Dodgers’ interest in free agent shortstop Dansby Swanson, MLB rule changes, and long free agent contracts.

What do the Dodgers have in store for Noah Syndergaard?

Syndergaard signed with the Dodgers in part because of the team’s ability to help pitchers improve.

Correa is newest enemy in NL West rivalry

After signing a 13 year, $350 million contract with the Giants, Correa will spend the rest of his career as Dodger fans’ biggest enemy.

Julio Urías wins Warren Spahn Award for second straight year

The award honors the best left-handed pitcher in the majors.

Mookie Betts honored at gala

Mookie Betts received an award at a Brotherhood Crusade gala in Beverly Hills and announced he and his wife are expecting a second child. Also, a look at Jason Heyward’s swing and the Dodgers’ inactivity at the winter meetings.

Dodgers target Kiermaier picks Toronto

Dodgers free agent target Kevin Kiermaier signed with the Blue Jays. Plus a look at Team USA’s roster for the World Baseball Classic.

Smith, Gonsolin among pre-arb bonus pool recipients

Catcher Will Smith and pitcher Tony Gonsolin were among the Dodgers to receive bonuses for their 2022 performance through the brand-new pre-arbitration bonus pool established by MLB.

Dodgers could take on 2023 without a closer

The Dodgers likely wont’ name a designated closer until spring training ends, if they choose to do so at all.

Dodgers reportedly staying away from Carlos Correa

Gavin Lux may be the Opening Day shortstop as the Dodgers have missed out on marquee shortstops and do not seem to be pursuing Carlos Correa.

Bryan Reynolds requested a trade from the Pirates

All-Star outfielder Bryan Reynolds requested a trade from the Pirates over the weekend. The Dodgers need an outfielder, and should definitely be interested.

Rule 5 Draft thoughts: Ryan Noda, Carlos Duran & more

With the 2022 Rule 5 Draft coming on Wednesday, December 7, here’s a look at the strategy involved in picking players, plus notes on Dodgers players Ryan Noda, Devin Mann, and Carlos Duran, who are eligible to be selected.

Notes: Jimmy Rollins, Hall of Fame voting, Yasiel Puig

A look at one-time Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins and his case for Cooperstown, and whether Baseball Hall of Fame votes should be made public.

How the Dodgers are building their 2023 team

It’s all about options for Andrew Friedman. Plus, how is the shift affecting lefties in free agency?

Notes: Could Dodgers have deGrom on shopping list

Dodger notes: Half of MLB could be after a shortstop this offseason, Dodgers participate in local community events

Notes: Buehler’s rehab, Betts’ MVP consideration

Walker Buehler talked about his rehab from his second Tommy John surgery. Plus, a look at how well rounded a season Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts had in 2022.


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