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Is There Anybody Left in Los Angeles Whom Yasiel Puig Hasn’t Alienated?

NASHVILLE — While the Los Angeles Dodgers scramble to address life after Zack Greinke, there remains the very real question of whether they can continue to live with Yasiel Puig. As the Dodgers deal with the possible disintegration of their Aroldis Chapman trade ... (Continue reading)

Clayton Kershaw Takes Ball on Short Rest Still Battling October Demons

April through September, Clayton Kershaw dwarfs the gorgeous San Gabriel Mountains backdrop at Dodger Stadium. In October, those same mountains make him look small. It has become one of the most inexplicable rituals of autumn, like Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin and ... (Continue reading)

San Diego Padres Fined for MLB Infraction Before International Draft

An already frustrating season in San Diego took another hit earlier this month when Major League Baseball fined the San Diego Padres an undisclosed amount for holding an illegal international workout this summer, according to Bleacher Report sources. Kim Ng, MLB ... (Continue reading)

Freshly Revealed Scioscia-Dipoto Rift Exposes New Depths of Angels’ Dysfunction

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Simple question, really, and hung like the moon in front of Angels manager Mike Scioscia before Tuesday night's game with the Yankees. A moment earlier, the skipper had said his relationship with general manager Jerry Dipoto—historically fractured at ... (Continue reading)

A New Father, Athletics’ Sonny Gray Stars with Own Dad in His Memories

Father's Day means a whole lot of things to a whole lot of people. To baseball's best pitcher at the moment, it arrives with past and present converging, the hard break of a biting slider with the promise of what ... (Continue reading)

Yasiel Puig Has Dodgers Crossing Fingers He Can Become Superstar

GLENDALE, Arizona — First burning question of the season: What time does Yasiel Puig report to Dodger Stadium Monday as the blue curtain lifts on the 2015 campaign in the place Tommy Lasorda still calls Blue Heaven? Hey, legitimate question. Why, it was ... (Continue reading)

How Madison Bumgarner Plans to Provide Encore to Immortal Postseason

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Confess: You probably thought Madison Bumgarner's arm would be powder by now. Unless you live and breathe San Francisco Giants baseball, you probably spent the winter bragging to friends about Bumgarner's 270 innings pitched last season, including a previously unseen ... (Continue reading)

With Lessons of Game’s Greats, Mike Trout Poised for Move from MVP to MLB Icon

TEMPE, Ariz. — How did Mike Trout celebrate his Most Valuable Player award?With a trip to the hospital and an IV hookup. Followed by a week on the couch, sick as he can ever remember.So the takeaway is, as the celebrated ... (Continue reading)

James Shields Splash Cements San Diego Padres as 2015 NL Threat

In the days of newspapers, the fear would be that by the time the ink was dry on this column, James Shields would be old news and updates would be needed. By the time the newspaper landed in the driveway, ... (Continue reading)

Dodgers’ Dramatic Late Show Now Headlined by Matt Kemp Blockbuster

SAN DIEGO – It was 11:57 p.m., midnight about to strike on one of the most frenzied days of trading that one club has conducted at the winter meetings in decades, and who couldn’t use a chuckle? “We’re going to continue ... (Continue reading)