Rumors

Takumi Numata signing by Dodgers now in doubt + profile of him with video

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The Dodgers signed 19-year-old Japanese pitcher Takumi Numata last week, which was seen as a bit odd because he was an unknown in Japan. Unknown. Pitched for minor indsutrial league team, fast ball 92-93. RT @truebluela: The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese RHP — Japanese Baseball (@npbbaseball) September 17, 2013 Nevertheless, the deal was considered done and he would report ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero signed with Scott Boras and is up for grabs again, according to report

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Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras and will open up bidding to all 30 teams, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The report appears to once again throw a wrench into the Dodgers’ plans to sign Guerrero. If you recall, the Dodgers first appeared ready to ink Guerrero to a 7-year/$32 million contract back ... Read More »

Dodgers close in on Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero for ~$30 million + his future projection

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The Dodgers are close to signing 26-year-old Cuban shortstop/second baseman Alexander Guerrero, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily. Sanchez puts the deal at 5 years/$32 million, while Gammons says the deal is for $30 million. Sanchez also adds that the deal is not yet final but is near completion. “@AlexRod018: @truebluela @JesseSanchezMLB Is this ... Read More »

Hanley talks extension, seeking relief help + in on Cuban trio of Gonzalez, Hinojosa, Alvarez

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Hanley Ramirez would like to remain a Dodger for life, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Hanley Ramirez said that if the Dodgers approach him at any time about extending his contract, he would be open to talking. “Definitely, because I want to stay here,” Ramirez said. “I want to stay here forever.” Ramirez will become a free ... Read More »

Chase Utley to the Dodgers trade speculation + Ricky Nolasco & Matt Garza updates

Chase Utley is a name being thrown around internally by the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Not much to substantiate it other than his sources, but it feels like this rumor was inevitable. From 2005-09, Utley put up a line of .301/.388/.535/.922. Add plus-plus defense at second base to that equation and you have a potential future ... Read More »

Should the Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco? Matt Garza? + international bonus pool space

The Dodgers are among multiple teams in pursuit of Marlins right-handed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to multiple reports. NL West rivals and the Orioles are named by Fox Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal. Four of the five teams in the West — the Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Rockies — have expressed interest in Nolasco, according to major-league sources. The Orioles, another ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Lucas Tirado

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With the emergence of Yasiel Puig — and, to a far less extent, Scott Van Slyke — the rumors surrounding Andre Ethier being dealt have understandably cropped up once again. A couple of teams have called the Dodgers, and apparently he is available, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Teams are internally starting to discuss Ethier’s availability, while ... Read More »

A Clayton Kershaw extension seems to be inching closer by the day, according to everybody

The news of Clayton Kershaw‘s allegedly imminent extension with the Dodgers was broken recently by Mike Petriello, and since then, reporters have chimed in, all confirming the existence of talks. —– Jon Heyman confirmed the negotiations and mentioned that Opening Day was not a hard deadline despite what Kershaw has previously said to have preferred. Star left-hander Clayton Kershaw and ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw to sign extension with Dodgers for 8 years/$200 million, according to report

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Clayton Kershaw will be extended for 8 years and $200 million by the Dodgers sooner than later, according to Mike Petriello, who is now a reporter as well as a blogger. None of that seems all that interesting any longer, because I can reliably report that Clayton Kershaw is going to sign an eight-year, $200m extension with the Dodgers, possibly ... Read More »

Moving Dee Gordon off shortstop seems like a bad idea because it probably is

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The Dodgers have talked about moving Dee Gordon off shortstop and into the outfield, according to Dylan Hernandez. The Dodgers have talked about moving the fleet-footed Gordon to the outfield but appear inclined to keep him at shortstop for now. Gordon figures to start the season at triple-A Albuquerque. “I hate to give up on him at short,” Mattingly said. ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Andre Ethier to the Mariners in a sizable trade would make sense

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Despite all the denials, Andre Ethier‘s name continues to come up in trade rumors, and given what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s just noise. The latest has him heading to the Mariners, and it’s via ESPN‘s Jason Churchill (1, 2, 3). Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it’s Ethier. Multiple players involved. @nbynwms very ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Trading Andre Ethier & signing Michael Bourn + trading for Joel Hanrahan

Nowhere to start here but with Andre Ethier rumors, right? Well, last time we left off on this rumbling, I was tackling a scenario where Ethier gets dealt and the Dodgers sign Nick Swisher, but there was one other frequently brought up possibility: Michael Bourn. The Dodgers could pursue free agent center fielder Michael Bourn if they trade Andre Ethier, ... Read More »

[Updated] Dodgers are shopping Andre Ethier and could replace him with Nick Swisher

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The Dodgers are shopping right fielder Andre Ethier, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, and that could mean they’re in the hunt for Nick Swisher to serve as his replacement in right. Normally, this wouldn’t be enough to warrant a post, but Mike Petriello said he heard similar yesterday afternoon, so the rumor appears to have ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Interest In Anibal Sanchez + Chris Capuano For Joel Hanrahan

So what’s next for the 2012-2013 off-season champion Dodgers? Danny Knobler says Anibal Sanchez has been discussed, but Buster Olney says the Dodgers aren’t going to be signing any more pitchers. As far as Sanchez goes, I’m inclined to believe Olney, because while I believe the team’s budget is comically high, I do believe they have one and that it ... Read More »