Tag Archives: Jon Heyman

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 »

Dodgers avoid arbitration with A.J. Ellis & Ronald Belisario, sign both to one-year deals

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Ronald Belisario & A.J. Ellis have agreed to terms with the Dodgers, thus avoiding arbitration, report Ken Gurnick of MLB.com and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Belisario’s contract is for one year and $1.45 million, while Ellis signed on a one-year, $2 million contract. Assuming he can stay clear of trouble, Belisario figures to be a key component in the ... 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 »

[Updated] Dodgers sign Zack Greinke to 6-year/$147 million contract

The Dodgers have signed Zack Greinke to a 6-year, $147 million contract, according to Jon Heyman, with Gina Miller getting the scoop. The $24.5 million average annual value of the deal makes him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball on a per-year basis. If you’ve followed me in years past, you’d know that I usually do some type of efficiency analysis ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Zack Greinke consensus shifts to Texas, Dee Gordon trade destinations expand

The tide has shifted completely in the Zack Greinke sweepstakes with sources now almost universally agreeing that the Rangers are the favorites. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi speculate that their push for Justin Upton is born out of confidence regarding Greinke. The Rangers’ fervent push for Upton, according to one rival executive, is an indication of their confidence in ... Read More »

2012 Winter Meetings: Ryu offer rejected, Greinke’s price up, Capuano/Harang/Uribe shopped

The Dodgers made an offer to Hyun Jin Ryu, but it was rejected by Scott Boras, according to Ned Colletti. The Dodgers made a long-term offer to Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin on Tuesday, but it was rejected by agent Scott Boras. “Predictably, it fell a tad short,” said general manager Ned Colletti. The Dodgers have until Sunday to sign Ryu ... Read More »

2012 Winter Meetings: Greinke Talk, Posturing On Ryu, Dickey & Shields Among Targets

The Dodgers will offer Zack Greinke the most money to sign, according to Jon Heyman, because they have no concept of a budget. The Dodgers have an interesting strategy that’s been employed only rarely: Sign the best, no matter the cost. “They are like theSteinrenner Yankees of the ’70s,” one competing GM said. Rival executives are beginning to wonder of ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Will Be Back In 2013 … And Ned Colletti Will Be As Well

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Both Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly will return to the Dodgers in 2013. Colletti’s extension is according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, though no details have been released yet. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and the team have a new deal to keep Colletti in the role he’s held since late 2005, CBSSports.com has learned. Colletti’s contract called for mutual ... Read More »

Trade Rumors: Dodgers On Dempster, Soriano, LaHair, Shields, Johnson, Morneau

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers rejected a deal of Ryan Dempster for Allen Webster. The Cubs offered to send Ryan Dempster to his preferred Dodgers straight up for solid right-handed pitching prospect Allen Webster, but the Dodgers have rejected the offer. The issue seems to be this: The Dodgers don’t appear to love Dempster quite as ... Read More »

Trade Rumors: Dodgers On Dempster, Greinke, Johnson, Shields, Pence, Victorino, Morneau

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GM Ned Colletti says the Dodgers are far from done after landing Hanley Ramirez, as they still want a starter and a bat. The Dodgers landed the middle-of-the-order bat they’ve been looking for in Hanley Ramirez, but general manager Ned Colletti on Wednesday said he’s still looking for a starting pitcher and another hitter. “We’re still hunting for starting pitching. ... Read More »