November 2016 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Deny Being Under 'Mandate' To Cut Debt

Nov 29, 2016 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers insist they are under no orders from Major League Baseball to curtail debt, despite a report that indicated otherwise this past weekend.

A report in the Los Angeles Times on Saturday revealed through an unnamed source that the Dodgers are "hundreds of millions" of dollars in debt after the first four seasons under Guggenheim Baseball Management and that MLB was putting pressure on the club to meet debt rules.

"There is no mandate," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said. "There is no problem with our debt, and we continue to work on the same program we have been working on from the day we walked in here in 2012, which is to say we're working hard to build the best team we can for this year while being mindful of continuing to build the best pipeline of minor leaguers to the major leagues that we can."

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Alex Guerrero To Play In Japan Next Season

Nov 27, 2016 2:36 AM

Former Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero has signed a deal with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization to play in Japan next season.

Guerrero, who turned 30 this week, last saw action with Los Angeles during the 2015 season, when he hit .233/.261/.434 and knocked 11 home runs over 219 at-bats.

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

Dodgers Interested In Re-Signing Chase Utley

Nov 22, 2016 7:58 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain "very open" to re-signing Chase Utley to be part of their infield.

In his first full season with the Dodgers, Utley hit .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs.

Utley will turn 38 next month.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

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

Ian Kinsler Won't Waive No-Trade Clause Without Extension

Nov 17, 2016 7:15 AM

Ian Kinsler isn't interested in waiving his no-trade clause unless his new team reaches an agreement on a contract extension with him.

Kinsler, 34, is owed $11 million in 2017 with a $10 million option for 2018.

The Detroit Tigers are known to be looking to shed payroll.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Have Contacted Twins About Brian Dozier

Nov 17, 2016 7:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a solution at second base and have made contact with the Minnesota Twins about Brian Dozier.

The Dodgers have been linked to Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, but Kinsler has a no-trade clause and wants an extension in place as well.

Dozier is under control for another two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers, Dodgers Have Discussed Ian Kinsler Trade

Nov 16, 2016 5:32 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a possible Ian Kinsler trade with the Detroit Tigers, according to reports.

The Tigers have been looking to shed payroll, while the Dodgers could use Kinsler to fill holes in the infield.

Kinsler has a partial no-trade clause that will impact talks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Terry Francona, Dave Roberts Named Managers Of The Year

Nov 15, 2016 7:12 PM

Terry Francona and Dave Roberts were named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively, on Tuesday.

Francona guided the Cleveland Indians to the World Series for the first time since 1997 after winning an AL-best 94 games during the regular season.

Roberts led the Los Angeles Dodgers to another NL West title after taking over for Don Mattingly.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Corey Seager Named NL Rookie Of The Year

Nov 15, 2016 7:19 AM

Corey Seager was unanimously named the National League's Rookie of the Year on Monday night.

A first-round pick in 2012, Seager is also a finalist for the NL's MVP award.

Seager, 22, hit .308 with 26 home runs and 72 RBIs, and he scored 105 runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Seager received the maximum 150 points in the NL vote, finishing well ahead of Trea Turner (42) and Kenta Maeda (37).

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Personal Award

Phillies Acquire Howie Kendrick In Trade With Dodgers

Nov 11, 2016 5:49 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Howie Kendrick to the Philadelphia Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney.

Sweeney is a former Dodgers' prospect.

Kendrick was unhappy with his irregular playing time with Dodgers this season and had asked to be traded, according to sources.

He has one year remaining on a two-year, $20-million contract that will pay him $10 million in 2017.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Howie Kendrick Would Prefer To Be Traded

Nov 10, 2016 7:46 AM

Howie Kendrick would prefer to be traded to a team that will give him a more regular role, according to a report.

Kendrick's name had already been mentioned in trade rumors as the Los Angeles Dodgers look for a possible suitor.

Kendrick isn't opposed to playing multiple positions in 2017 as he did in 2016 when he played second base, left field, third base and first base in Los Angeles, but he'd prefer more regular at-bats.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Exploring Trade Options For Howie Kendrick
The Phillies and Angels were named as potential destinations in the report by Ken Rosenthal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Scott Kazmir Won't Opt Out Of Contract With Dodgers
Scott Kazmir has two years and $32 million left on the deal he signed with the Dodgers last winter.

Matt Kelly/MLB

Source: M's Acquire Catcher Carlos Ruiz From Dodgers
Carlos Ruiz had a combined .264 batting average in 2016 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 62 games with the Dodgers and Phillies.