Rumors

Dodgers believe Juan Uribe will go elsewhere, may turn to Michael Young

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The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young. Done screaming yet? Okay. The Dodgers have an interest in Michael Young to be their starting third baseman in 2014. Commence screaming again. The Dodgers are considering signing Michael Young as their everyday third baseman. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2013 Attached to the Michael Young interest for the Dodgers: They ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: the amusing Uribe mess, Kemp trade talks add a team, thoughts on Price

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Juan Uribe has had a confusing day, though the Dodgers weren’t really involved in it. Neither him or the team were publicly active, but the journalists reporting about his status certainly have been. I mean, what does MLB Trade Rumors exist for if not for sequences like this? 9:53am: The Marlins are interested in adding Juan Uribe to fill their ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Tanaka’s status, a Uribe suitor falls, Numata update, Aledmys interest

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On the Masahiro Tanaka front, his team’s owner, Hiroshi Mikitani, has said that he doesn’t want to post him, according Peter Gammons on Gammons Daily. Mikitani is the one Japanese owner who strongly opposed the new agreement, and Wednesday suggested in an interview that he would not post Tanaka, who isn’t a free agent for two more years. “It’s a ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Trading for Price goes against current philosophy + Kemp rumors & third base

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The Dodgers are showing interest in David Price, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers have made the Tampa Bay Rays aware of their interest in David Price, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Furthering that interest, the Dodgers and Rays are matching up, according to Bruce ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: Kemp, Ethier trade rumors + Dodgers seeking relievers + Uribe negotiations

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The Winter Meetings are here, which means all the trade rumors the Dodgers have been involved in to date will only pickup further steam now. I’d expect a lot of rumors about Dodger outfielders, and a lot of trade talk that have the Dodgers as suitors. Whether said rumors are true or not is another thing entirely. —– The best ... Read More »

The terms of Brian Wilson’s rumored return borders on fan fiction + Dodgers in on J.P. Howell

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I’m not sure this could go any better if I planned it myself. But here goes… —– The Dodgers are close with Brian Wilson… Dodgers and Brian Wilson appear to be getting close on a contract agreement. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) December 3, 2013 …but HE only wants a one-year deal… The #Dodgers and free-agent closer Brian Wilson are talking ... Read More »

What could a Hanley Ramirez extension look like?

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Hanley Ramirez is in extension talks with the Dodgers, though it’s nothing close to finished, according to Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. But more importantly, what might this extension look like? Hanley Ramirez said recently that he has had ongoing extension talks with the Dodgers, Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports (Spanish language link). The 29-year-old is under contract for next ... Read More »

Masahiro Tanaka, David Price, and the Dodgers

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The big news of late yesterday was that the Dodgers‘ off-season plan includes fortifying their rotation with both Masahiro Tanaka and the Rays‘ David Price, according to Peter Gammons. But, suggests several general managers, the Dodgers can avoid the loss of their number one pick and the slot money if they trade for David Price and get Masahiro Tanaka from ... Read More »

Dodger signee Takumi Numata banned for life by JABA + JABA submits request to NPB

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When the Takumi Numata signing last left off, the validity of his deal with the Dodgers was in question due to the circumstances around his signing, and the Japan Amateur Baseball Association (JABA) was not pleased. Late yesterday, JABA banned Numata for life, suspended the director of Numata’s team (Edion of the Industrial League), and filed a request to the ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero had verbal agreement with Dodgers, other teams now interested

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Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero was reported to have a verbal agreement with the Dodgers on a contract negotiated by agents Rudy Santin and Manny Paula of MVP Sports Management, but with Guerrero switching agents to Scott Boras, that arrangement is now off, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Guerrero switched agents. Verbal agreements from past agency are not binding. Wants ... Read More »