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Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Players Signed, Jared Kushner Out, Team Overvalued

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Jared Kushner has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, leaving seven candidates left. Kushner, the owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump, submitted a bid with a financial structure Major League Baseball declined to approve, according to a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Kushner was ... Read More »

And then there were eight…after there were seven…or something

Two individuals who were previously ousted from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding process have joined forces and entered the fray yet again. Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and Los Angeles investor Tony Ressler have joined forces and re-entered the bidding for the Dodgers, a person familiar with the sale process said Monday. Ressler, a minority investor in the Milwaukee ... Read More »

Alfredo Silverio drives off a cliff or something & Angelo Songco has a rod inserted in his leg

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I wish I was joking. Dodgers outfielder Alfredo Silverio, who is in camp but has not participated in any Spring Training drills, will be sidelined indefinitely with aftereffects from a January auto accident in his native Dominican Republic. The most serious of his injuries is a concussion, which still has him woozy. He also suffered bruises to his neck, elbow ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: March 2nd, 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed two players from their open tryouts, Blake Johnson and Brandon Mims. The Dodgers signed right-hander Blake Johnson and middle infielder Brandon Mims out of Thursday’s tryout camp at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Johnson, 26, was a second-round Draft pick of the Dodgers in 2004, and he pitched three seasons in the organization before being traded to ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Bidding Down To 7 + Frank McCourt’s Parking Lots

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported earlier today that the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes is down to seven contestants. I would have wrote about this earlier but napping was of greater importance. Of the nine parties still in contention last week, the two eliminated Monday were Michael Heisley, owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies; and Tony Ressler, ... Read More »

Joe Torre & Rick Caruso withdraw bid due to Frank McCourt & parking lots, reason to panic?

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the joint bid of Joe Torre and Rick Caruso has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso and former Dodgers manager Joe Torre have withdrawn a joint bid to buy the Dodgers. Which is fine, as I didn’t want Torre involved as owner to begin ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 23rd, 2012

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Friday after getting his original bullpen session postponed due a sore back on Wednesday. Additionally, Mike MacDougal postponed a bullpen session due to a back injury. Ah, Spring Training! —– Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Matt ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 22nd, 2012

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Clayton Kershaw is injured! Everybody panic! Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw missed his first bullpen session of Spring Training on Wednesday as a precautionary measure due to mild back tightness. Oh, it’s just back tightness. Speaking of injuries, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Rubby De La Rosa is progressing quickly. Rubby De La Rosa is a pitcher, not ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers land three prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100 list

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Baseball America released their ranking of the Top 100 prospects yesterday and three players from the Los Angeles Dodgers made the cut. Shouldn’t be a surprise that those three were right-handed pitchers Zach Lee, Allen Webster, and Nate Eovaldi. 62 Zach Lee rhp, Dodgers Age: 20. ETA: 2014. Would he have made the difference as Les Miles’ quarterback against Alabama? ... Read More »

Peter O’Malley out of Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, Bill Shaikin reports

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Peter O’Malley has been eliminated from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding. Peter O’Malley has withdrawn his bid to buy the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Tuesday. The decision means the O’Malley family will not reclaim the stewardship of the team it owned for nearly half a ... Read More »