A look back at the Dodgers career of Lee Lacy, who played all over the infield and outfield for Los Angeles during the 1970s, and had a particularly hot stretch as a pinch-hitter in 1978. During the World Series, Lacy became the first designated hitter in Dodgers history.
The Dodgers made the correct decision in parting ways with Trevor Bauer, whose 194-game suspension is the longest in the history of MLB’s joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy. But the team also too way too long to make what was an obvious call.
We look back at a pair of Dodgers on this episode. First up is Doyle Alexander, a pitcher who started his career with the Dodgers, and we finish with outfielder Jack McCarthy, who ended his major league career with Brooklyn six decades earlier.
The Dodgers over the weekend signed J.D. Martinez to be their designated hitter, and saw franchise stalwart Justin Turner leave for a similar role with the Red Sox. We look at the choice of Martinez over Turner, with was surprising in how vcal the Dodgers were in wanting to bring Turner back to Los Angeles.
Clayton Kershaw is back with the Dodgers, and will continue to pursue one-year deals for the duration of his career, deciding with his family whether he wants to remain in Los Angeles or stay home to pitch for the Rangers. Also, former Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner signed with the Phillies, and LA target Justin Verlander is a Met.
Arnold "Jigger" Statz was considered one of the best defensive center fielders of his day, and played two years for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But that only accounted for a small portion of his amazing 24-year career, the bulk of which came with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League.
The Dodgers did not tender a contract to Cody Bellinger, the former MVP and Rookie of the Year who had two down seasons in 2021-22. Bellinger is now a free agent, as are Edwin Ríos and Luke Williams. Plus, reaction of Cy Young and MVP award voting results.
A recap of Dodgers moves on Tuesday, including Trea Turner and new Angels pitcher Tyler Anderson declining the qualifying offer, plus Diego Cartaya leading a group of prospects added to the 40-man roster. Dave Roberts finished second in NL Manager of the Year voting, and Eric Stephen explains his voting process for the award.
Clayton Kershaw is reportedly coming back to the Dodgers on a one-year deal, capping off a busy transactional day for the team. Justin Turner’s 2023 option was declined, making him a free agent, though he might still return to Los Angeles. Also, Trea Turner and Tyler Anderson were extended qualifying offers.
A closer look at the Dodgers roster to start the offseason, where they are at in terms of 2023 and how it relates to the competitive balance tax, plus what they need to complete the roster, namely starting pitching and a shortstop.
The Dodgers season is over after a shocking loss to the Padres in four games in the NLDS. A look at how it happened, and how there are several reasons and not one convenient scapegoat.
A look back at the Dodgers’ loss in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series to the Padres, on the missed opportunities, the runners left on base, the inability to hit San Diego’s bullpen, some questionable choices, plus a look ahead to the two games in San Diego.
While the Dodgers were off as a result of their playoff bye, the Padres beat the Mets in three games in New York to capture their wild card series. San Diego will play Los Angeles in the National League Division Series for the second time in three years.
Vicente Romo pitched in parts of eight major league seasons, but was more known for his exploits in the Mexican League both in the winter and summer. Romo, who pitched for the Dodgers in 1968 and in 1982, was named to the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
The Dodgers closed out a record-breaking season with a win, their 111th of the year. They head into the playoffs strong, and with a healthy and productive Clayton Kershaw, who was hurt last October. We celebrate the milestones of 2022 and look forward to the postseason.
The Dodgers in the National League Division Series will play the winner of the Mets vs. Padres wild card series. But first they have one more game to play in the regular season before five days off. Julio Urías clinched the NL ERA crown in the penultimate game of the season.
Alan Foster was the Dodgers second-ever draft pick, selected in 1965 out of high school in Southern California. The right-hander pitched four years with the Dodgers, and allowed the first home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium, to Willie Stargell in 1969.
The Dodgers have secured the best record in baseball, and have three more regular season games remaining, plus five days off, to get their ducks in a row for the postseason. A look at some statistical milestones to attain, plus a peak at who Los Angeles might play in the National League Division Series.
Miguel Vargas drove in three runs to beat the Padres, vying for a spot on the Dodgers postseason roster. The win was the Dodgers’ 108th of the season, and completed the road schedule for Los Angeles, who don’t have to play another game away from home for two weeks.
Andy Pafko was a five-time All-Star with the Cubs who played for the Dodgers in 1951 and 1952. He was a key contributor on a World Series team as well as a team vying for the pennant, and famously was in left field watching Bobby Thomson’s pennant-winning home run for the Giants in 1951.
The Dodgers play their final road series of the regular season, battling the Padres for three games at Petco Park in San Diego. The Padres are in a fight for a wild card spot, and are one of a few teams who could potentially play the Padres in the National League Division Series.
Recapping an eventful weekend at Dodger Stadium, including Albert Pujols hitting his 700th homer, Andre Jackson’s three-inning save, and the Dodgers clinching the No. 1 seed in the National League. Plus, Dustin May and Blake Treinen won’t pitch again in the regular season, which might affect their availability for the playoffs.
Craig Kimbrel allowed a go-ahead home run Thursday night in a game the Dodgers came back to win anyway. But manager Dave Roberts was as publicly critical of a player as he gets, saying "We’ve got to have our best guys at the back end" when asked about Kimbrel’s bullpen role.
Dustin May was bad for the third start out of his last four, and has been erratic in his first six starts back from Tommy John surgery, with an abnormally high walk rate and poor command. He joins a growing list of Dodgers pitching unknowns as they get ready for October, with question marks surrounding Tony Gonsolin, Blake Treinen.