November 2012 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Source: Greinke Meets With Dodgers, Angels

Nov 30, 2012 3:18 PM

Zack Greinke had face-to-face meetings with the Dodgers and Angels this week, according to a source.

Greinke met with the Dodgers on Thursday, but it isn't known exactly when he sat down with the Angels, who acquired him at midseason in a trade with the Brewers.

The Rangers and Nationals are also believed to be pursuing Greinke.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Are Dodgers Closing In On Greinke?

Nov 30, 2012 3:23 AM

The Dodgers met Thursday with pitcher Zack Greinke, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting, a move that could signal their front-runner status in the effort to sign the the free-agent.

According to reports, Greinke has multiple suitors, including the Angels, Rangers, and Nationals.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor

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Source: Dodgers Showing Interest In Lohse

Nov 28, 2012 4:38 PM

The Dodgers are showing interest in Kyle Lohse, according to a source.

Los Angeles has deep pockets and the club has been linked to many other players as well.

Mark Saxon/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Rangers 'Loom' As Threat To Sign Greinke

Nov 26, 2012 8:23 AM

Zack Greinke is expected to flirt with the richest contract ever for a right-hander as a free agent this offseason.

Matt Cain currently holds that honor, having signed a $127.5 million deal with the Giants in Spring Training.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports lists the Angels and Dodgers as the main competition for Greinke, but also says the Rangers "loom as another threat in the Greinke market."

Dallas Morning News Staff

Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Greinke's Camp Confident He'll Surpass Hamels' Deal

Nov 26, 2012 8:07 AM

Those around Zack Greinke are confident that the free agent will soon become the highest-paid right-hander in baseball history.

His camp believes it's even possible that he could receive more than Cole Hamels, a left-hander, did from Philadelphia earlier this year. Hamels agreed to a six-year, $144 million extension.

CC Sabathia received the largest contract ever for a pitcher when he signed a seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees in 2008.

Jim Bowden/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Sign Five Prospects To Minor League Deal

Nov 22, 2012 10:53 PM

The Dodgers have signed five players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training, according to an MLB.com report on Thursday.

Those who agreed to terms were right-handed pitchers Gregory Infante, Hector Correa, Kelvin De La Cruz, Juan Abreu and catcher Wilkin Castillo.

MLB.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Signing

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Dodgers Reportedly Meet With Japanese Closer

Nov 20, 2012 9:04 AM

The Dodgers were one of several clubs that met with Japanese free-agent reliever Kyuji Fujikawa over the weekend, according to number reports from overseas.

He has reportedly also met with the Angels, Diamondbacks, Cubs and Orioles.

As a 10-year veteran, Fujikawa is not subject to the expensive posting system.

Ken Gurnick/MLB.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Youkilis Drawing Interest As Free Agent

Nov 18, 2012 5:12 PM

There is a decent market for Kevin Youkilis, who can play first or third base, according to his agent.

The Indians are interested in him as a first baseman, while the Dodgers and Phillies want to sign him as a third baseman.

 

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Leading Angels, Rangers For Greinke

Nov 18, 2012 4:54 PM

The Dodgers are still the favorites to sign Zack Greinke, leading the Angels and Rangers, according to industry sources.

Starting pitchers are in demand this winter and Greinke is considered by many to be the top free agent option.

Michael Silverman/Boston Herald

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Kuroda Telling Friends He Prefers West Coast

Nov 17, 2012 11:01 AM

Hiroki Kuroda has been telling those close to him that his preference as a free agent is to return to Southern California.

The belief earlier in the offseason had been that he would either re-sign with the Yankees or return to his native Japan. However, the Angels and Dodgers have emerged as suitors.

Kuroda's two daughters are attending elementary school in Southern California.

He turned down New York's one-year qualifying offer of $13.3 million.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Boras To Discuss Terms For Ryu Hyun-jin
Agent Scott Borans and Dodgers GM Ned Colletti will meet next week to talk terms for pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Could Look To Trade Capuano, Harang
If the Dodgers add a pitcher this winter, they are expected to shop Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang.

Aaron Gleeman/Hard Ball Talk

Dodgers' Interest In Hunter May Be Overstated
However, it was Torii Hunter's agent who initially reached out to the Dodgers, not the other way around.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Rangers Submitted Bid For Ryu-Hyun Jin
The Dodgers beat them, submitting the winning bid of $25.7 million, which was accepted by the Hanwha Eagles.

Jeff Wilson/Star-Telegram

Dodgers Interested In Long-Term Deal With Kershaw
The Dodgers presumably would be able to sign Clayton Kershaw to a more cost-effective deal this winter than they would after he becomes a free agent.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Making It Clear Ethier Is Available
It was reported earlier Saturday that Los Angeles is showing interest in Torii Hunter.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Torii Hunter Being Chased By Dodgers
The Dodgers already have right fielders Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke on the roster.

ESPN

Dodgers Believed To Be Winning Bidder For Ryu Hyun-jin
The Hanwha Eagles have accepted a posting fee of $25.7 million, but they did not identify the Major League team.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Dodgers Moving Closer To Trade For Pitcher
The Dodgers are inching closer to a trade for a pitcher as the general manager's meetings progress.

Ken Gurnick/MLB.com

Dodgers Hire Mark McGwire As Hitting Coach
The Dodgers have named Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Covet Greinke, Sanchez For Rotation
The Dodgers already have a $200 million payroll, but they have free-agent pitchers Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez "on their list" this winter.

Aaron Gleeman/Hard Ball Talk

Angels Overwhelming Favorite To Re-Sign Greinke
Zack Greinke is expected to sign a five- or six-year deal, for a total payout in the $100 million to $150 million range, according to a survey of Major League executives.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Dodgers Hire Corrales As Assistant To GM
Pat Corrales, 71, was Washington's bench coach in 2007 and 2008 and also in parts of the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

Associated Press

Angels, Dodgers, Rangers Expected To Fight Over Greinke
With free agency set to open, Zack Greinke is primed to cash in this month.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

McGwire Expected To Take Job With Dodgers
Mark McGwire, who broke baseball's single-season home run record in 1998 and later admitted to using steroids, lives in Orange County.

Mark Saxon/ESPN