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Free agent left-hander Alex Wood leaves Dodgers for rival Giants

Wood has been plagued by back and shoulder injuries the past two seasons. But he signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Giants that also includes $3 million in potential incentive bonuses.

Over the Monster

MLB Network ranks Alex Verdugo number four among top center fielders

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Is the Bradley replacement already on the roster? As is typical around this time, MLB Network is taking inventory of players and putting together lists of the stars position by position. In this series various analysts along with “The Shredder,” which is a projection-based system put together by MLB’s research team, rank players at every position. On The Shredder’s top center fielders list is none other then Alex Verdugo at number four! Only the Angels’ Mike Trout, Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, and free agent and former Astro...


Dodgers News: Alex Wood Defends Perception Of Pedro Baez

The Los Angeles Dodgers had eight players reach free agency the morning after the World Series concluded, and...


Dodgers avoid arbitration with recently-acquired reliever Corey Knebel

Knebel, 29, was acquired in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers in December. He has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

The Crawfish Boxes

Astros Agree to Terms with RP Pedro Báez on 2-Year Deal

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The 32 year old righty has spent his entire professional career with the Dodgers, joining their major league bullpen in 2014 In the second biggest piece of Houston sports news today, Jorge Castillo of the LA Times has reported that the Astros came to an agreement with free agent reliever Pedro Báez on a two year contract. The value of the contract is not yet known. Báez made his professional debut all the way back in 2007 as a third baseman in the LA organization, and after showing some early promise as a potential power hitter, he stagnated...

Los Angeles Times

Longtime Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez signs with the Houston Astros

Pedro Baez, who spent the first seven years of his career with the Dodgers before becoming a free agent, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Astros.

Royals Review

Potential free agent target: Joc Pederson

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The lefty can mash, but can he play everyday? Dayton Moore recently reiterated his desire to add a left-handed bat, most likely through free agency. With spring training beginning just a month from now, there still remain a number of quality options, including Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Fresh off a World Series title, could the left-handed slugger bring his bat to Kansas City? Joc grew up in Palo Alto in Northern California and was selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 draft out of high school. He turned down an offer from...

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros: Who else can Houston target to upgrade the bullpen?

The Houston Astros missed on their top two targets in free agency and now have to pivot to other options. Can they avoid striking out? The Houston Astros targeted Blake Treinen. He ended up signing a two-year, $17.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Astros targeted Liam Hendriks. He ended up signing a […] Astros: Who else can Houston target to upgrade the bullpen? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Don’t Panic Yet About the Corner Infield Spots

Expectations entering the 2020-2021 offseason was that the free agent and trade markets would return to slow developing after a rather accelerated off-season in 2019-2020. Unfortunately, those expectations have become reality for most teams in baseball, with the exceptions of the rather aggressive Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets.  For Brewers […] Brewers: Don’t Panic Yet About the Corner Infield Spots - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Gets Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend

When the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a trade with the Boston Red Sox last January to acquire Mookie Betts...

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Bytes: 1/9 - More Semi-Random Links About Baseball

If Arizona’s front office happens to read this, would you please give us something to write about and discuss? Nationals Sign Kyle Schwarber The Nationals have made a significant, yet underwhelming splash in the pool of free agency. In search of another power bat, Washington has signed former Cubs outfielder, Kyle Schwarber to a modest 1-year/$10 million contract. Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda Passes The colourful former skipper of the Los Angeles Dodgers has passed away at the age of 93. Buster Olney’s Top-10s (ESPN+) ESPN’s Buster Olney wraps up his offseason series of...

That Balls Outta Here

Remembering Tommy Lasorda: Dodgers Great, Norristown Native

Remembering Dodgers great Tommy Lasorda, who grew up a Phillies fan and began his Hall of Fame career with the organization. Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda passed away on Thursday at the age of 93. Born on September 22, 1927, in Norristown, PA, Tommy Lasorda was an undrafted free agent who was originally signed by […] Remembering Tommy Lasorda: Dodgers Great, Norristown Native - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Los Angeles Dodgers: Blake Treinen claims he won’t recruit Liam Hendriks

According to sources, Blake Treinen won’t attempt to actively recruit free-agent Liam Hendriks to join him in Los Angeles. It must be pretty fun to root for the Los Angeles Dodgers, right? On the heels of a 2020 World Series title, the Dodgers made a number of offseason moves to boost their bullpen. Keep in […] Los Angeles Dodgers: Blake Treinen claims he won’t recruit Liam Hendriks - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tomahawk Take

Atlanta Braves: has the balance of power in the NL East just changed?

The new “no holds barred” Mets ownership is clearly going after the Atlanta Braves with a blockbuster trade today. It was nearly 11 months ago when the LA Dodgers made a trade that eventually haunted the Atlanta Braves:  it’s quite fair to guess that without Mookie Betts on the roster, the Dodgers would not have […] Atlanta Braves: has the balance of power in the NL East just changed? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

Fish Stripes

Crazy or Not? Could Turner Fit in Miami?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ After seven seasons with the Dodgers, third baseman Justin Turner finds himself a free agent for the second time in four years. Could Miami be a player for his services? Justin Turner’s tenure in L.A. has been personified by success and rebirth. A below average hitter during his time with the Mets - slashing .265/.326/.370 (95 OPS+) - Turner officially arrived as a legitimate every day player in 2014, hitting .340 in 109 games, cementing his place as the Dodgers’ primary third baseman. Fast-forward to the end of the 2020 season and after a...


A.J. Preller: Padres’ Trades Were Necessary To Close Gap On Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of one of their most successful stretches in franchise history, having...

Los Angeles Times

Filling Dodgers' third-base void begins with Justin Turner but could pivot to others

The Dodgers aren't willing to give free agent Justin Turner a 4-year contract and are exploring DJ Lemahieu, Eugenio Suárez and Kris Bryant as options.

Pinstripe Alley

NYY news: Dodgers eyeing DJ

Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Dodgers interested in DJ LeMahieu; Gary Sánchez vows to improve; Yankees in top three of MLB power rankings CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: If the Yankees want to re-sign DJ LeMahieu, then they might want to get a move on because the great white shark that is the “New Yankees” could be circling their 2019-20 MVP. Since longtime third baseman Justin Turner is also a free agent, the Dodgers continue to maintain an interest in LeMahieu. The man can play all around the infield, and would it really be a shock to see the Dodgers...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Free Agent Target: Pedro Báez

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Báez’s best years are likely behind him, but can he still bolster a bullpen badly in need of depth. In his seven years with the Dodgers, Pedro Báez has been more than solid as the team’s setup man. While the Dodgers’ closer role has been a revolving door since Kenley Jansen’s decline from stardom, Báez has held down the seventh or eighth inning in LA for the better part of the last decade. Despite his relatively consistent performance, Báez’s velocity over the past few seasons has quietly declined. In 2020, Báez’s average...

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

Dodgers still interested in Yankees free agent DJ LeMahieu: report

There should still be an alarm going off at Yankee Stadium that another heavyweight contender hasn’t stopped vying for DJ LeMahieu.

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies ‘keeping options open’ after Jose Alvarado trade

The Phillies have an open mindset in terms of roster retooling this offseason. Just a couple of days before the turn of the new year, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired an intriguing left-handed reliever as part of a three-way trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. In return for trading fellow southpaw Garrett Cleavinger […] Phillies ‘keeping options open’ after Jose Alvarado trade - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Over the Monster

MLB Roundup 12/30: Rays trade José Alvarado to the Phillies

Photo by Harry How/ Another day, another Rays trade. Rays trade José Alvarado to the Phillies Just a few days after sending Blake Snell out west to the Padres in a blockbuster deal, the Rays have dealt another player off their major-league roster. This one is not quite as egregious, though, as they are sending left-handed reliever José Alvarado the Phillies as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Dodgers. Philadelphia gets Alvarado, Tampa Bay gets Dodgers minor-league first baseman Dillon Paulson as well as a player to be named later or cash, and the...

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Bytes: 12/30 - The End is Nigh

The year cannot come to a close fast enough for the Diamondbacks, as the future outlook just keeps getting grimmer. Phillies, Rays, Dodgers Make Three-Team Deal The Tampa Bay Rays continue to make changes. After dealing Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres earlier this week, they have now made another trade. The Rays have sent yet another of their starting pitchers, this one left-hander Jose Alvarado , to the Philadelphia Phillies. In exchange, the Rays are receiving minor league first baseman, Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later or cash from the Dodgers. The...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for December 30, 2020

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Deesha Thosar writes that Steve Cohen’s reaction to the Blake Snell trade once again shows how weak the Mets’ farm system is. The clock is ticking if the Mets want to sign Japanese pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano. Around the National League East The Phillies received Jose Alvarado in a three-team trade with the Rays and Dodgers. The teardown of the Chicago Cubs four years after winning a World Series is a cautionary tale for the Nationals. Around Major League...


The Phillies need to start getting the Jose Alvarado moves right.

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The Phils have made a lot of moves like this but few have worked out. The Phillies and new team president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski have made their first “major” move of the off-season, a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays in which they acquired left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado from the Rays in exchange for relief pitching prospect Garrett Cleavenger. Alvarado didn’t pitch much in 2020, just nine innings as he dealt with injuries, and the year before posted a 4.80 ERA with seven saves in 30...


Dodgers Free Agent Alex Wood Credits Padres For Blake Snell, Yu Darvish Trades

Amid reported interest in trading for Yu Darvish, the San Diego Padres quickly pivoted to work out an agreement...

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers acquire left-handed reliever Garrett Cleavinger in three-way trade

In a minor move, the Dodgers acquired left-handed relief pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from the Phillies while sending infielder Dillon Paulson to the Rays.

Sports Talk Philly: Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Phillies Add Lefty Reliever Alvarado in Three-Way Trade

The Phillies acquired left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado in a three-way trade with Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The MLB Whip crew discuss potential trades ahead of the deadline | MLB WHIPAROUND

The MLB Whip crew discuss potential trades ahead of the deadline. Will the Dodgers make a move? And where will Madison Bumgarner end up? Nick Swisher and Mark Sweeney discuss the possibilities. #FOXSports #MLB #MLBTrade #NickSwisher #MarkSweeney

JP Morosi breaks down why LA should target Felipe Vazquez at trade deadline | MLB WHIPAROUND

JP Morosi and Dontrelle Willis join Kevin Burkhardt to discuss why Felipe Vazquez would be the perfect fit for the Dodgers bullpen. #FOXSports #MLB #KevinBurkhardt #FelipeVazquez #Dodgers

Frank Thomas on Bryce Harper's walk off and Cleveland's trade deadline strategy | MLB WHIPAROUND

Frank Thomas and Terry Collins join Chris Myers to discuss Bryce Harper's walk off single against the Dodgers and whether the Indians will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. #FOXSports #MLB #BryceHarper #Dodgers #Indians