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Around The Web: Spring Training Invites, Mattingly’s Managing, And McCourt Staying

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MLB: List of players who will attend Spring Training with the Dodgers. — Beyond The Box Score: Don Mattingly is indeed quite the traditional manager. — MSTI: Mike Petriello addresses the elephant in the room: Frank McCourt remaining as owner. Los Angeles Times: Bill Shaikin explains why that wouldn’t be in Frank McCourt’s best interest. However, who knows with him. Read More »

Around The Web: Loney’s Mess & Murphy Interest + TV Rights & Matsui Rumor

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Los Angeles Times: I covered the adventures of James Loney before, but according to the California Highway Patrol, his night was even more ridiculous than TMZ reported. Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, ... Read More »

Ned Colletti nixes trade rumor, starts another + Mike MacDougal saga

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday’s rumored trade for a bat is now dead. I’m sure there were some out there who had pipe dreams of getting an impact player in the deal, but honestly, it’s just relief that the Dodgers will not be trading Chad Billingsley for Alfonso Soriano or something ridiculous. —– Unfortunately, Ned ... Read More »

Around The Web: White & Gillick + Hoffmann & Belisario + Cost Of Risk Aversion

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MLB.com: Outfielder Jamie Hoffmann was claimed by the Rockies off waivers, which makes it unlikely the perennial sixth outfielder in the system will be back. MLB.com: Remember Ronald Belisario? He wants back in. Ronald Belisario, not seen by the Dodgers since 2010, is again working on obtaining a work visa that would allow him to return to the United States ... Read More »

Around The Web: Magic Johnson & Mark Cuban + Arbitration + Minor Deals

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Los Angeles Times: Magic Johnson will front a group that is saying all the right things. In searching for the right fit for his Dodgers dreams, Johnson researched six prospective bidders, then interviewed each of them, beginning each session with one question. “I asked them, ‘What is your play here; do you want this team for the baseball or the ... Read More »

Anybody excited about Kevin Kennedy on “Dodger Talk” except Kevin Kennedy?

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Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that former manager Kevin Kennedy will be taking over “Dodger Talk” from Josh Suchon and Joe Block. My thoughts? Ugh. Two blogger friendly and capable hosts, Josh Suchon and Joe Block, are exiting in favor of a generally uninteresting Kevin Kennedy, who I’m assuming only continues to get work because he ... Read More »

Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

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Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handers Stephen Fife, Josh Wall and Chris ... Read More »

Around The Web: Off-season Plan, Frank McCourt & Awards

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MSTI: Mike Petriello puts together an off-season plan for the 2012 Dodgers. Personally, I don’t even think I’m attempting it this year. — Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman recaps the history of early worries regarding the ownership of Frank McCourt. Dodger Thoughts: A checklist for the new owner? Sounds good. — MLB: Alfredo Silverio and Scott Van Slyke were added to ... Read More »

Report: Frank McCourt agrees to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Frank McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers through bankruptcy court auction. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports corroborates the story. —– Update 1: Bill Shaikin reports further details on the situation. McCourt and Major League Baseball have agreed to seek approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for an auction of the ... Read More »

Around The Web: McCourt Saga About To Get Real

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ESPN: Josh Fisher of Dodger Divorce broke down the settlement between Frank and Jamie McCourt. What makes this settlement different from the last one? Nearly four months ago, the couple reached a settlement agreement only to have it fall apart days later. The principal difference between this settlement and the one announced in June is that this time, the settlement ... Read More »