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 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    May 14, 2015

Van Slyke, Greinke Add To Dodgers' Success

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It was the Scott Van Slyke show at Dodger Stadium on Monday as he crushed a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Miami Marlins 5-3....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 30, 2015

Angels Will Pay Hamilton $70 Million To Play For Texas

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When an arbitrator ruled that Josh Hamilton would be entitled to his full 2015 salary from the Angels despite a relapse of cocaine addiction the club responded with...

 
 Sports    April 30, 2015

Dodgers' Pitcher McCarthy Out For The Season

Brandon McCarthy, who signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers in December, 2014, is out for the remainder of the season. McCarthy, a righthanded starting pitcher, had a 3-0 record this season but suffered a torn elbow ligament and...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 23, 2015

Gonzalez Leads Dodgers Into First Place

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Dodgers’ first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had his 13-game hitting streak halted on Sunday against the Rockies, but the Dodgers improved their win-streak to seven g...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 16, 2015

Angels Must Pay Hamilton And They're Not Happy

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Major League baseball has announced it won’t investigate the Josh Hamilton case, and that means the Angels are stuck with his sizeable contract for this season....

 
 Sports    April 9, 2015

Dodgers Mourn The Passing Of Billy DeLury

Billy DeLury, a Dodger employee since 1950, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 81. “Billy's consistent dedication and outstanding character were both an inspiration in our front office as well as a daily reminder of our roots in...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 9, 2015

Rollins' Homer Gives Dodgers Opening Day Win

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Former Dodger Matt Kemp drove in all three of the Padres runs, but it was the former Philly, Jimmy Rollins, and his three-run blast in the eighth that would...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 26, 2015

Champion Giants Struggle In Spring Training

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor How important are the results in spring training? The popular belief is the results aren’t very important since minor leaguers often replace major leaguers in the la...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Baseball's Pace of Play Rule Has Arrived

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In recent years baseball officials have been concerned about surveys showing a decline in interest in their sport. Many fans apparently think games last too long....

 
 Sports    March 5, 2015

Kershaw To Pitch Dodgers' Opening Game

Manager Don Mattingly has announced that Clayton Kershaw will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers' opening game of the 2015 season, April 6 against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. It will...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 19, 2015

Angels Are Optimistic as Season Begins

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In this space last week I speculated that the San Diego Padres could be as good as the Dodgers this season. A respected colleague, Lyle Spencer of mlb.com went a step...

 
 Sports    February 5, 2015

DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2015 BROADCAST TEAMS

The Dodgers today announced their 2015 broadcast teams. Hall of Famer Vin Scully will return on SportsNet LA and Dodgers Radio AM570 KLAC while Charley Steiner joins Rick Monday on AM570 KLAC and...

 
 Sports    January 15, 2015

All Dodger Coaches Will Return

The Dodgers have announced that their entire Major League coaching staff will return in 2015: Don Mattingly – Manager (fifth season) Lorenzo Bundy – Third Base coach (second season) Chuck Crim...

 
 Sports    December 25, 2014

Dodgers Finalize Deal For Rollins

The Dodgers have finalized the deal that brings shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the team from Philadelphia. The Dodgers gave up lefthanded pitcher Tom Windle and right-handed pitcher Zach Eflin, who was acquired earlier in the week from San Diego. The 200...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 18, 2014

What's Worse? Trading Kemp Or Piazza

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In 1998 the Dodgers traded away Mike Piazza in what immediately became the most unpopular move in their Los Angeles history. Last week the Dodgers traded away Matt...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 11, 2014

Believe It Or Not, Stanton's Contract Makes Sense

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Giancarlo Stanton recently signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Although the right fielder hit 37 home runs last season and came close to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 20, 2014

We're So Lucky To Have MVPs Kershaw, Trout

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Out of all the major league baseball players on teams throughout the land the MVPs have been chosen and they both play in Southern California. If you're a baseball fan...

 
 Sports    November 20, 2014

Dodgers To Open 2015 Season Against Padres

The Dodgers will open the 2015 season with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres April 6-8. The Dodgers will then conclude the first week with three games at Arizona....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 13, 2014

We're So Lucky To Have MVPs Kershaw, Trout

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Out of all the major league baseball players on teams throughout the land the MVPs have been chosen and they both play in Southern California. If you're a baseball fan...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 6, 2014

WILL DODGERS LEARN FROM THIS WORLD SERIES?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The new owners of the Dodgers arrived with a plan – outspend every opponent and win the World Series pretty often. They have produced a couple of highly competitive...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 16, 2014

Dodgers Hire Friedman, Demote Colletti

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When the Dodgers were quickly eliminated from the current playoffs it was likely a major change was coming. It was a matter of who would be replaced by new owners who...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    October 16, 2014

Cardinals Eliminate Dodgers Again

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Dodgers tried to avenge their loss to the Cardinals in the 2013 NLCS, but again fell short, losing the 2014 NLDS to the Cardinals 3-1 in a five-game series...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 9, 2014

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It looked for awhile like there could be a Freeway World Series this season. So, how can we explain that neither the Dodgers nor the Angels made it out of their opening playoff series? Well, we can...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    October 2, 2014

Dodgers Can Be Champs but Erratic Play Leaves Doubts

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor During most of my lifetime the New York Yankees have been baseball’s biggest spenders and often had the best team. They piled up World Series championships but in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 25, 2014

Can Angels Succeed In Playoffs? I Don't Know

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Angels clinched their division championship the fastest of any team this season. That’s the good news for Angel fans. The bad news is the team that clinches...

 

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