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

Kenley Jansen not expected to return

Kenley Jansen is currently a free agent. Although he can still return to LA, the expectation is that he’ll sign with another team.

Vin Scully touts Gil Hodges for HOF

Vin Scully made the case for longtime Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges to make the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Results of the Golden Days Era committee will be announced on December 5.

Seager & Scherzer are no longer Dodgers

Reaction to the Dodgers losing Corey Seager to the Rangers and Max Scherzer to the Mets.

Let the fun begin

With a potential lockout only a few days away, we might see a high number of signings over the next couple of days.

Dustin May continues rehab in Arizona

The 24-year-old is progressing nicely in Arizona, both with the physical nature and the mental side of the rehab.

Dodgers links: Holiday festival, ski jumps and more

The offseason can be boring sometimes. Catch up on all the latest news here at True Blue LA.

Dodgers sign Burrows & Martin, per reports

The Dodgers add a pair of players on minor league contracts and also make a scouting department hire.

Chris Woodward has talked with Kershaw

Chris Woodward was the Dodgers’ third base coach for three seasons before becoming the manager of the Texas Rangers. On Monday, he said he’s talked with Kershaw about potentially signing with the Rangers.

Could LA have interest in Seiya Suzuki?

Seiya Suzuki is one of the biggest talents to come out of Japan in recent memory. On Monday, he was posted and is eligible to sign with any MLB team. Could the Dodgers potentially sign Suzuki?

Andrew Heaney signing surprised an AL GM

The Dodgers signed Andrew Heaney to a one-year deal worth nearly $9 million. An American League GM was very surprised he signed for that much money.

MLB to provide housing for minor league players

Minor league player housing will now be provided by major league organizations. Here are details of the new MLB policy, which takes effect in 2022.

Dodgers need to to build rotation

Fangraphs says that addressing the rotation is the biggest priority for the Dodgers this offseason.

Mookie Betts to avoid hip surgery this offseason

Betts was placed on the 10-day injured list twice in 2021

What the Dodgers can get out of Andrew Heaney

Andrew Heaney signed a one-year, $8.5 million contract with the Dodgers, hoping to improve on a down year in 2021. Here’s a look at some areas he may target in 2022 with Los Angeles.

Dodgers linked to Castillo and Gray

The Dodgers have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray from the Reds.

Trio of prospects compete in AFL All-Star Game

The Arizona Fall League put all the top prospects on display Saturday night in the desert. The Dodgers were represented by three players in the West.

Rumors are just getting started

November through February can seem so long sometimes but all we can do is wait for news to break.

Dodgers’ Gold Glove finalists come away empty

After wins in the previous two seasons, the Dodgers were left without a Gold Glove Award winner for the first time sine 2018 when winners were announced Sunday.

Was the Joe Kelly contract a success?

After three seasons with the Dodgers, Joe Kelly enters 2022 as a free agent. Was his time with the Dodgers a success?

Potential 40-man casualties

The Dodgers trimmed their roster down to 37 on Friday. Who are some other players who could potentially be off the 40-man in the near future?

Corey Seager named second-best free agent

Keith Law at The Athletic ranked the top 50 free agents this offseason, with the Dodgers having five players inside the top 35.

Dodgers expected to decline option on Joe Kelly, per report

Plus: Clayton Kershaw’s contract, minor league Dodgers of the future, and more.

Predicting Cy Young & MVP voting

A look at where Dodgers like Max Scherzer and Trea Turner might finish in National League Cy Young Award and MVP voting.

LA offered Corey Seager contract extension earlier in season

Corey Seager is one of the biggest free-agents on the market this winter. According to a report, the Dodgers tried to extend Seager earlier in the season.

Joe Kelly expected to miss start of 2022 season

Joe Kelly is expected to miss the start of the 2022 season. He suffered a bicep strain in the NLCS.

Albert Pujols unsure about 2022

Albert Pujols has yet to decide as to whether or not he’ll return to the big-leagues in 2022.

Don’t worry about the Dodgers

Yes, changes are coming, but that doesn’t mean it’s all bad

The Dodgers won’t be getting that parade

Plus where Seager and Pujols might be headed

‘We just didn’t get it done’

Reaction to the Dodgers’ season-ending loss in Game 6 of the NLCS to the Braves, and a look ahead to the offseason.

A century of MLB on radio

Dodgers news includes Vin Scully opining on MLB games on radio, Kenley Jansen’s sinker that’s not really a sinker, the importance of starting pitchers in the postseason, and the importance of getting names right.

Bullpen will be used heavily in Game 6

Max Scherzer was scratched from making the start in Game 6 of the NLCS, meaning the Dodgers will have their second consecutive bullpen game.

Graterol was lights out in Game 5

Needing just 14 pitches to get six outs, Graterol was an important part of the Dodgers’ bullpen that dominated the Braves in a big Game 5 win.