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Anthony Rendon passed on Dodgers due to 'Hollywood lifestyle'

Anthony Rendon turned down the Los Angeles Dodgers in order to join the Angels, and he had an interesting reason for doing so. Rendon was introduced to the media on Saturday, and he cited the “Hollywood lifestyle” that comes with playing for the Dodgers as the reason he decided against playing there. It’s a very interesting quote. That sort of factor would attract many players, but Rendon isn’t one of them. Despite this, he still opted to play in the Los Angeles area — just for the...

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Would the Dodgers actually sign Madison Bumgarner?

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How crazy would that be?

There’s no way it could actually happen, right?

For the last decade, there hasn’t been a player despised by a fan base more in baseball than Madison Bumgarner. To simply put it, he’s not liked by Dodgers fans. With all of his interactions with Yasiel Puig, to his infamous feud with Max Muncy last season, he’s been involved with his fair share of drama with LA.

He’s also been pretty good against the Dodgers, so that...

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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Praises Madison Bumgarner Amid MLB Free-Agency Rumors

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw complimented free-agent starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner in light of rumors that the lifetime San Francisco Giant is drawing interest from L...

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Why the Dodgers need to trade for Francisco Lindor

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LA is reportedly interested

Just like they did in the 2019 NLDS, the Dodgers struck out at the winter meetings. They failed to offer Gerrit Cole more money than the Yankees did, and they failed to even offer Anthony Rendon a contract.

However, the offseason is not won or lost at the winter meetings. There are still over two months until teams report to spring training and a lot can happen. Although LA missed out on some of the biggest names in the game,...

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Clayton Kershaw endorses Dodgers’ pursuit of Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner has a long and sometimes controversial history with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that won’t stop one star from endorsing potentially teaming up. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw said Friday he would welcome Bumgarner to the Dodgers if the team elects to bring him in. A lot of Bumgarner’s past issues with the Dodgers related to Yasiel Puig, who isn’t there anymore. There’s no guarantee that the two sides wind up together, mind you, but it certainly sounds like the Dodgers are...

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Dodgers reportedly still in the market for left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu

Earlier this week, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, and other reporters, that he has discussed a new deal for left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu with agent Scott Boras.  For now, though, Ryu is under the impression his longtime club isn’t particularly interested in bringing him back.  “If the Dodgers wanted to re-sign me, they would have told my agent,” Ryu said (via Yonhap News Agency). “I haven’t heard from him...

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Dodgers reportedly have 'real interest' in Dellin Betances

The Dodgers lost out to the Yankees in the Gerrit Cole derby on Tuesday, when the ace chose New York’s offer over Los Angeles’ proposal. Now, the Dodgers are among the teams with their sights set on one of the Yankees’ longtime contributors, reliever Dellin Betances. They have “real interest” in the four-time All-Star right-hander, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times first reported the Dodgers were after Betances, but that was...

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Report: Dodgers interested in Japanese star Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

After swinging for the fences and striking out on top-end free-agent targets, it looks like the Los Angeles Dodgers might go international for a big addition. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Los Angeles is showing interest in Japanese star power hitter Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Tsutsugo, 28, was posted in October. He’s facing a deadline next week to either sign with a Major League Baseball club or return to the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of the Japanese Central League. Considered a top...

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Dodgers rumors: Francisco Linor, Josh Hader and more

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LA is linked to numerous players

There were three marquee names on the free-agent market this off-season. Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg.

The Dodgers went 0-for-3 on them.

Cole opted to go to New York for a record-breaking nine years worth $324 million, Strasburg returned to the Nats, and Rendon... well, he chose Anaheim because the Dodgers supposedly didn’t even make him an offer.

After striking out on the biggest names in the free...

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Dodgers Rumors: LA 'Most Aggressive' on Ex-Yankees RP Dellin Betances

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly among the "most aggressive" teams in pursuit of free-agent relief pitcher Dellin Betances , who earned four All-Star selections as a member of the New York Yankees ...

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Yankees, Dodgers, Mets reportedly in market for Josh Hader

With the top end of the relief market going off the board early, teams looking for elite pen arms have been eyeing trade possibilities. The most intriguing of those: star Brewers lefty Josh Hader, who was recently reported to have been made available in talks. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently updated the market situation (subscription link). Left-handed American League East hitters will be particularly distraught to learn that the Yankees “have been the most active pursuer” of...

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Dodgers of the Decade: Center Field

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The captain of the outfield, will it be Bellinger, Kemp, Pederson or Ethier

Today we have our second article this week as we now move to center field.

Our poll closed last night for the Dodger of Decade Left Fielder and the winner was Matt Kemp with 58% of the vote.

Unlike left field, there will be at least two players who played a lot of games at center field for the Dodgers in the last ten years.

As you may know, the qualifications to make this ballot is...

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Dodgers reportedly didn't make offer to Anthony Rendon

Third baseman Anthony Rendon is no longer a free agent, having agreed to join the Angels on Wednesday for seven years and $245hM. The Dodgers were thought to be in the mix for Rendon’s services, but it turns out that they never even made the superstar an offer, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. The club’s “sense” was that Rendon did not want to play in Los Angeles, according to Castillo. With Rendon now off the market, the big-budget Dodgers officially went 0-for-3...

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Dodgers go “all-in” on Blake Treinen

Blake Treinen looks in the direction that his salary headed. | Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The erstwhile A’s reliever signs for 1 year, $10 million.

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t leave the winter meetings without signing a free agent pitcher. But it was a bullpen addition, not another starting pitcher, as they inked former A’s reliever Blake Treinen to a one-year deal for $10 million.

Right-hander Blake Treinen is in agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year, $10...

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Blake Treinen reportedly agrees to one-year, $10M deal with Dodgers

Blake Treinen is staying in California, but he’s swapping leagues. Treinen agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as first reportedly by Jeff Passan of ESPN. Treinen, who had interest from other contenders, essentially gets a prove-it deal from the Dodgers. He was dominant in 2018 for the Oakland A’s, posting a 0.78 ERA while striking out 100 in 80.1 innings. He regressed significantly in 2019, seeing his ERA jump to 4.91 as his strikeouts fell and his walks...

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Dodgers reportedly sign All-Star closer Blake Treinen to one-year, $10M deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers might have missed out on the big fish of free agency, but that’s not stopping the defending NL West champs from adding to their roster. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Los Angeles has signed former All-Star closer Blake Treinen to a one-year, $10 million contract. Just recently non-tendered by the Oakland Athletics, the 31-year-old Treinen is coming off a dreadful 2019 campaign that saw him post a 4.91 ERA and 1.62 WHIP while blowing five saves in 57 appearances....

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Dodgers Rumors: Former A's Closer Blake Treinen Agrees to 1-Year, $10M Contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers are betting on Blake Treinen returning to form in 2020 after reportedly signing him to a one-year deal...

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How the Dodgers should approach the offseason

After seeing their championship drought extended to 31 years this October, the Los Angeles Dodgers rumors are flying as they face mounting pressure to bring in elite talent and a World Series parade to the city. Fortunately for Los Angeles, there is more all-star talent available this offseason than in years past. Whether president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman wants to pursue it in free agency or via trade, this winter is the perfect time to strike. The Dodgers have one of the most...

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The Dodgers need to be “all-in” on Anthony Rendon

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Get it done, Friedman.

Yesterday I posted an article saying that the Dodgers needed to be all-in on Gerrit Cole. Well, in case you might have missed it, he signed a record-breaking nine-year deal worth $324 million with the New York Yankees last night.

From what I saw on Twitter, Dodgers fans were divided on that move. Half were happy the Dodgers didn’t fork over nearly a third of a billion dollars, but the other half were disappointed that their team...

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Dodgers need to be all-in on Gerrit Cole

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He’ll “only” cost about $300 million

Coming into the off-season, there were two major prizes on the starting pitching market. Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg.

The grand prize is now down to one, and it is likely going to be the most expensive in major-league baseball history.

On Monday morning, it was reported that Stephen Strasburg had reached an agreement to return to the Washington Nationals. The deal? A record-breaking seven years for $245...

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