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Recent articles by Bill:

Dave Roberts says ‘mindset of do-or-die’ was lacking in Dodgers’ playoff failure

Roberts says he saw greater intensity in the Padres’ dugout as they eliminated the Dodgers in four games in their NLDS, but he doesn’t think the Dodgers have “an October problem.” → Read More

Dave Roberts says ‘mindset of do-or-die’ was lacking in Dodgers’ playoff failure

Roberts says he saw greater intensity in the Padres’ dugout as they eliminated the Dodgers in four games in their NLDS, but he doesn’t think the Dodgers have “an October problem.” → Read More

Cody Bellinger, Andrew Heaney are latest Dodgers to leave as roster turnover continues

Bellinger agrees to a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Cubs, Heaney joins the Texas Rangers and relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle heads back to the Yankees. Pitchers Tyler Anderson and Chris Mar… → Read More

Dodgers officially re-sign Clayton Kershaw for 2023

The Dodgers officially announced a one-year, $20 million contract with Kershaw Monday. The 2023 season will be his 16th with the team. → Read More

Will Dodgers show more restraint in free agency?

The Dodgers have trimmed $100 million from last season’s payroll, but they have hinted at introducing young, homegrown players into the mix in 2023 while re-setting the team’s luxury tax status.… → Read More

Dodgers lose Chris Martin, add Shelby Miller to bullpen

Martin, one of the Dodgers’ best relievers in the second half of last season, signs as a free agent with the Boston Red Sox. → Read More

Dodgers set to sign right-hander Shelby Miller

The well-traveled veteran, one of the most successful young starting pitchers in the National League early in his career, is trying to reinvent himself in a bullpen role. → Read More

Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown leaving for Marlins

Brown is expected to join the coaching staff of new Marlins manager Skip Schumaker. Brown has been on the Dodgers’ staff since 2018. → Read More

Dodgers non-tender Cody Bellinger and Edwin Rios, making them free agents

The Dodgers could re-sign Bellinger or Rios for lesser salaries than they would have received in arbitration. Luke Williams (recently claimed on waivers from the Marlins) was also not tendered a co… → Read More

Dodgers’ Julio Urias 3rd in NL Cy Young voting; Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara is unanimous winner

Urias’ strong second half was not enough to sway voters, who were clearly impressed with Alcantara’s throwback workload. Atlanta left-hander Max Fried, a former Harvard-Westlake standout, finished … → Read More

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts finishes 2nd to Mets’ Buck Showalter for NL Manager of the Year – San Bernardino Sun

Showalter and Roberts each receive eight first-place votes, but the New York skipper gets more second- and third-place votes to win his fourth Manager of the Year honor. Cleveland’s Terry Fra… → Read More

Trea Turner, Tyler Anderson decline Dodgers’ qualifying offers

Each rejects the one-year, $19.65 million contract, with Anderson opting to sign a three-year deal with the Angels. Catcher Diego Cartaya, infielder Michael Busch and outfielders Andy Pages and Jon… → Read More

What will the Dodgers do with Cody Bellinger?

Will the Dodgers keep the former MVP, who made $17 million last year and is in his final year of arbitration eligibility after another dismal offensive season? → Read More

Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen has surgery to repair shoulder

Recovery is likely to cause Treinen to miss the entire 2023 season → Read More

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw near agreement on new contract

The Dodgers did not extend a qualifying offer to Kershaw before Thursday’s deadline. Instead, they are close to finalizing a new one-year contract that would return Kershaw to Los Angeles for… → Read More

Dodgers decline Justin Turner’s option but continue discussions

Turner could still re-sign with the Dodgers as Clayton Kershaw is expected to. Meanwhile, Trea Turner and Tyler Anderson received qualifying offers. → Read More

Trea Turner sweepstakes will have big impact on Dodgers’ offseason

Turner is one of the most attractive free agents on the market this winter. Whether the Dodgers’ re-sign him will determine a lot about the team’s direction this offseason. → Read More

Dodgers’ Blake Treinen could miss 2023 season with more shoulder problems

Treinen pitched just five innings during the 2022 season due to a tear in his shoulder capsule. Further damage in his shoulder could require surgery this offseason. → Read More

Dodgers want Justin Turner back but haven’t decided to pick up his option yet – San Bernardino Sun

The Dodgers declined club options on Hanser Alberto, Danny Duffy and Jimmy Nelson, making them free agents. They want Turner back, Andrew Friedman said, but they have until Thursday to pick up his … → Read More

Dodgers’ Justin Turner wins MLB’s 2022 Roberto Clemente Award

Turner, who works alongside his wife Kourtney with his Justin Turner Foundation and the Los Angeles-based Dream Center, is the third Dodgers player to win the prestigious honor, joining Clayton Ker… → Read More