November 2014 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Padres, Dodgers Discussing Kemp Trade

Nov 28, 2014 9:07 AM

No real deal is close, but the San Diego Padres have reportedly had discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers about Matt Kemp.

San Diego is exploring every avenue in an attempt to upgrade their offense this offseason.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Seek Short-Term Solution At Shortstop

Nov 26, 2014 9:34 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in need of a shortstop in the wake of Hanley Ramirez's departure, but they won't look for a long-term solution.

The club has prospect Corey Seager, 20, in their farm system, but he isn't ready for the Major Leagues.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

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

Mariners Have Talks About Cespedes, Kemp, Upton

Nov 25, 2014 1:01 PM

The Seattle Mariners are looking to acquire a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder via trade and have had talks on Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

Cespedes and Upton are entering the final years of their respective contracts, while Kemp is owed more than $100 million over the next five seasons.

Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Acquire Nicasio From Rockies

Nov 24, 2014 6:34 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash.

Los Angeles continues to stockpile young, inexpensive pitchers to compete this spring to be the team's fifth starter or an extra bullpen arm.

Nicasio, 28, went 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA for the Rockies last season pitching in both relief and as a starter.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Red Sox Reach $88M Agreement With Hanley Ramirez

Nov 24, 2014 1:45 PM

The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement on a four-year, $88 million deal with Hanley Ramirez, according to reports.

The contract includes a $22 million vesting option for a fifth season.

Ramirez owns a .300/.373/.500 slash line for his career.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Report: Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez Finalizing Deal

Nov 24, 2014 1:21 AM

The Red Sox are finalizing a deal with free-agent infielder Hanley Ramirez, and it is expected to be in the range of five years and $90M, reported Sunday.

Ramirez was set to arrive in Boston on Monday to finalize terms of the deal, according to the report. 

Multiple outlets earlier reported it was unclear whether the club was planning to sign Ramirez as a third base consolation prize, should the Pablo Sandoval deal fall through, or in addition to a deal with the Giants' star.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Dodgers Trade For Joel Peralta

Nov 21, 2014 7:23 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Joel Peralta in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Dodgers also received left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Rays, giving young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris up.

Peralta, 38, pitched 69 games for the Rays last season, going 3-4 with a 4.41 ERA.

The deal was the first Major League trade under Andrew Friedman, who left the Rays for the Dodgers earlier this offseason.

The Rays recently picked up a $2.5 million option on Peralta for 2015.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Haren Would Rather Retire Than Pitch Outside LA

Nov 20, 2014 2:44 PM

Dan Haren says he would likely walk away from baseball if the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him to a team other than the Los Angeles Angels.

Haren would be leaving $10 million in pretax income on the table if he retires.

The right-hander's 2015 option with the Dodgers kicked in when he reached the 180-innings mark in September.

"My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family," Haren said. "I had other opportunities, but at this point in my career, I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family."

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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

Cubs Appear To Be Front-Runners For Martin

Nov 17, 2014 10:38 AM

The Chicago Cubs are believed to be the front-runners to sign Russell Martin, according to executives involved in negotiations.

Martin could receive a deal in the four-year, $64 million range on the open market.

The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates have also been linked to Martin.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Kershaw First NL Pitcher Since 1968 To Win MVP, Cy Young

Nov 14, 2014 7:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw is the first National League pitcher to win both the Cy Young and MVP awards since Bob Gibson did so in 1968.

The Dodgers left-hander beat out Giancarlo Stanton and Andrew McCutchen for MVP honors on Thursday night.

"You know you're a finalist, but I guess I never really anticipated to win that, especially when you're associated with guys like and Andrew and Giancarlo," Kershaw said. "To say you're MVP, I don't know if I could ever get used to that, but it's obviously a huge honor."


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Friedman: Dodgers Will Trade Outfielder
Andrew Friedman declared Wednesday at the general managers meetings that he plans to trade an outfielder between now and spring training.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Aggressively Shopping Outfielders
The Dodgers are aggressively shopping Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier, according to a report.

Brad Johnson/MLB Trade Rumors

Russell Martin To Meet With Four Teams
Martin is drawing interest from the Cubs, Dodgers, Pirates and Blue Jays.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Zaidi Says Dodgers Plan To Study Giants
Farhan Zaidi, hired as the general manager of the Dodgers this week, said he plans to analyze the Giants to see if there are lessons to be gleaned while building his new team's roster.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Hanley Ramirez Willing To Switch Positions
Ramirez has been one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball throughout his career.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Name Farhan Zaidi As GM
The Dodgers have hired Farhan Zaidi as general manager and Josh Byrnes as senior vice president of baseball operations.


White Sox Getting Calls About Alexei Ramirez
The Yankees, Dodgers and Mets are interested in Ramirez.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Sources: Dodgers To Name Farhan Zaidi New GM
The Dodgers are expected to name A's assistant GM Farhan Zaidi as their next GM.

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.


Kershaw Voted Player, Man Of Year By Players
The Dodgers left-hander was 21-3 with a Major League-best 1.77 ERA this season.

Associated Press