October 2014 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Haren Exercises $10M Option With Dodgers

Oct 30, 2014 6:52 PM

Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million player option for next season.

The right-hander, 34, was 13-11 with a 4.02 ERA in his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I've pitched good enough to deserve that," he said last month. "It's a ton of money."

Associated Press

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

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Logan White Leaves Dodgers To Work For Padres

Oct 28, 2014 8:15 AM

The San Diego Padres have hired longtime Los Angeles Dodgers amateur scouting director Logan White to work in their front office, according to sources.

It is not clear which position White will fill with San Diego.

It's not too surprising to see White leave Los Angeles. When the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman to be their president of baseball operations the feeling was that he'd want to bring in his own people.

Friedman now has vacancies at general manager, amateur scouting director and farm director.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Joe Maddon Steps Down As Manager Of Rays

Oct 24, 2014 12:30 PM

Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately.

Maddon will become free to work on a deal with any club.

Andrew Friedman left the Rays to join the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason and Maddon could conceivably join him there.

Friedman previously has said that Mattingly would definitely return as manager of the Dodgers.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Dan Haren Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Oct 23, 2014 8:04 AM

Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers said the 30-minute procedure on Haren's non-throwing shoulder was to clean out bursitis and the AC joint.

He will begin his rehab in a week and is expected to be ready by spring training.

Associated Press

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Dodgers Have Reached Out To Josh Byrnes

Oct 20, 2014 8:02 AM

New Los Angeles Dodgers president Andrew Friedman has spoken to Josh Byrnes about becoming the team's general manager, according to sources.

Asked about those conversations, Friedman was vague, saying he "talked to a lot of people about a lot of things."

Friedman said he isn't ready to announce who his general manager will be or how the duties will be split.

"It's still pretty recent, so as far as specifics, we don't know yet, but we're going to embrace the dynamic people that are already in place and bring people in from the outside and we're going to work together," Friedman said.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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Mattingly Will 'Definitely' Manage Dodgers In 2015

Oct 17, 2014 3:52 PM

Don Mattingly will manage the Los Angeles Dodgers next season, according to recently-hired president Andrew Friedman.

Friedman was introduced in his new role on Friday and publicly gave Mattingly a vote of confidence.

He said Mattingly will "definitely" manage the club in 2015.

There has been speculation that Friedman would work to get Joe Maddon, who he had a great relationship with as an employee of the Tampa Bay Rays, to manage the Dodgers as soon as possible.

Maddon's contract expires after next season.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

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Byrnes Seen As Leading Candidate To Work Under Friedman With Dodgers

Oct 17, 2014 3:47 PM

Josh Byrnes is the leading candidate for the top executive job under new Los Angeles Dodgers president Andrew Friedman, according to league sources.

Byrnes formerly worked as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres.

"Byrnes is viewed as a strong possibility to get the coveted job, as sources familiar with the situation say his experience is viewed as a plus for a storied, big-market team with heavy media coverage and add that his philosophy aligns with that of Friedman. The pair are also said to be fairly close, though a prior relationship had been less than obvious," writes Jon Heyman.

Let go by the Padres on June 22, Byrnes had two years left on a long-term deal.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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Rays Confident Maddon Will Return

Oct 17, 2014 10:53 AM

Matt Silverman, the new vice president of the Tampa Bay Rays, expects Joe Maddon to manage the team in 2015 and beyond.

Maddon, entering the final year of his contract, said he wants to return.

There has been speculation that Andrew Friedman, who left the Rays to take over the front office of the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week, would try to bring Maddon to his new club.

"We've been comfortable with Joe managing in the final year of his contract. It may not be ideal, but it's always a possibility," Silverman said. "Just because that might happen doesn't mean he's not going to be the manager here long term. I hope we all wake up one day and you see that Joe's here even longer than he's signed for today."

Roger Mooney/Tampa Tribune

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Dodgers' Admiration For Friedman Grew With Price Trade Talks

Oct 14, 2014 8:14 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers discussed a David Price trade with Andrew Friedman this season and were impressed by their dealings with him. Those negotiations only heightened the Dodgers' admiration for Friedman.

Friedman left the Tampa Bay Rays to become president of baseball operations with the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Said one source: "They always asked for the right prospects. Not just the guys everybody knows, either."

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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Andrew Friedman Leaves Rays To Run Dodgers' Baseball Operations

Oct 14, 2014 1:54 PM

Andrew Friedman is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays to join the Los Angeles Dodgers as president of baseball operations.

Matt Silverman will take over baseball operations for the Rays.

Friedman will replace Ned Colletti with the Dodgers, who will remain with the franchise as a senior advisor. Colletti will receive a new contract with the Dodgers.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

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Mattingly Expects To Return To Dodgers
Don Mattingly, who signed a three-year contract extension last winter, says he expects to return to the Dodgers and would be surprised if Ned Colletti wasn't retained as well.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Brian Wilson To Exercise $9.5M Option
Wilson appeared in 61 games with the Dodgers this season, totaling a 4.66 ERA in 48 1/3 innings of work.

Chris Cotillo/MLB Daily Dish

Ned Colletti's Job May Be In Jeopardy
The Dodgers may be in line for significant changes after losing to the Cardinals in the NLDS.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Josh Beckett To Retire
Josh Beckett needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, with reports indicating that the surgery will take place in May.

ESPN

Adams Homers Off Kershaw, Cards Advance To NLCS
The Cardinals edged the Dodgers by the score of 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon to advance to their fourth straight NCLS.

ESPN.com

Kershaw Will Start Game 4 On Short Rest
Clayton Kershaw will pitch on three days' rest Tuesday night when the Dodgers face elimination against the Cardinals.

Barry M. Bloom/MLB

Kemp Criticizes Ump, Calls Strike Zone 'Terrible'
Matt Kemp got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in Game 3 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Cardinals.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Kemp's HR Lifts Dodgers To Win Over Cards
The Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday night to even their NL Division Series.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Clear Hyun-Jin Ryu For Game 3
The left-hander was forced to leave his Sept. 12 start in San Francisco with a sore left shoulder.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Kershaw Isn't Dwelling On 2013 Playoff Start Versus Cardinals
Clayton Kershaw struggled against the Cardinals last postseason, but the left-hander and likely NL CY Young winner, isn't dwelling on the past.

Barry M. Bloom/MLB