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Matt Kemp Rediscovering His MVP Form with Blistering June

It's easy to forget now, but Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was once considered one of the of the best players in the world. On the path to a second-place finish in the 2011 NL MVP vote, the then-26-year-old ... (Continue reading)

Mike Trout’s Big-Money Extension Is Best Possible Outcome for Young Superstar

For young, emerging superstars, contracts and earning power often become a combination of risk, reward and timing. For Mike Trout, the stars aligned in the form of a $144.5 million contract extension from the Los Angeles Angels, setting the once-in-a-generation ... (Continue reading)

New MLB Season, New Mega-Contract, Same Old Clayton Kershaw Dominance

The distance between Los Angeles, Calif., and Sydney, Australia, is roughly 7,500 miles or 6,500 nautical miles. For Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, the difference between an $11 million salary in 2013 and a $215 million contract extension is ... (Continue reading)

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers Will Live Up to Sky-High 2014 Expectations

Clayton Kershaw is the best pitcher on the National League's best team. After a 92-win season, trip to the NLCS and Cy Young campaign for the dominant southpaw, expectations were set to be sky high for the Los Angeles Dodgers in ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 Season Preview

Here they come.After a 92-win campaign and trip to the NLCS in 2013, the Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to embark on a season filled with expectations, high salaries and NL West dominance.One year ago, the Dodgers broke camp with ... (Continue reading)

Can the Oakland Athletics Survive as 2014 Contenders Without Jarrod Parker?

When it comes to roster building, depth is only good until a team is forced to use it. For the Oakland Athletics, injuries to starting pitchers may dismantle a team that was ticketed for October baseball and championship aspirations.According to John ... (Continue reading)

Have Dodgers Proven This Spring They Have Depth to Protect Injury-Prone Roster?

Star-for-star, no team can match the talent of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yet, over the course of a grueling and taxing 162-game season, injuries and attrition wear down some of baseball's best athletes. If the Dodgers are going to win ... (Continue reading)

Can the San Francisco Giants Afford to Lose Pablo Sandoval After 2014?

The San Francisco Giants have made long-term commitments to Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain, but an impending free agent, Pablo Sandoval, is one of the most indispensable players on the team.When the Giants arrive for workouts ... (Continue reading)

Is Don Mattingly the Right Man to Lead Dodgers to Must-Have World Series Title?

Months after a season-ending press conference turned awkward for the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly received what he wanted all along: a contract extension.According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Dodgers have reached an agreement with Mattingly to keep ... (Continue reading)

Joaquin Benoit, Josh Johnson Signings Have Made Padres Surprise 2014 Contender

After years of futility, the San Diego Padres have put themselves in position to become a possible contender in 2014. Led by general manager Josh Byrnes and manager Bud Black, the Padres will have a new look when spring training begins ... (Continue reading)