• MLB’s perfect playoffs is a Yankees dream and Astros nightmare: Sherman

    MLB’s perfect playoffs is a Yankees dream and Astros nightmare: Sherman

    To complete this season, MLB has needed an algorithm and Alvin Ailey’s spirit. Scheduling could not be done in 2020 without a computer and choreography. What already was going to be difficult — shoehorning 60 games into 66 days — had the degree of difficulty intensified by games postponed due to coronavirus cases, social justice …
  • Dodgers push back against plan to play MLB playoffs in bubble

    Dodgers push back against plan to play MLB playoffs in bubble

    With Major League Baseball’s proposed plans of playing the 2020 postseason in a controlled bubble environment, at least one team has taken issue with the protocols regarding players’ families. According to The Athletic, a handful of Dodgers players are citing their own diligence in observing the game’s health and safety protocols as to why their …
  • Padres went all out at MLB’s strangest trade deadline ever: Sherman

    Padres went all out at MLB’s strangest trade deadline ever: Sherman

    October matters. Even when it is preceded by no games in April, May, June and most of July. Even in a season of seven-inning doubleheaders, tricked-out extra innings and a schedule made and remade in real time. For teams like the Dodgers and Yankees, the playoffs are nearly birthright. They have a magic number when …
  • Joe Kelly blasts ‘snitching’ Astros players for sign-stealing fallout

    Joe Kelly blasts ‘snitching’ Astros players for sign-stealing fallout

    In his first interview since getting suspended eight games for a July 28 incident with the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly said that his animosity toward the Astros stems more from how they handled the sign-stealing investigation than the actual cheating itself. Speaking on “The Big Swing,” a podcast hosted by his …
  • Giancarlo Stanton’s model ex linked to Dodgers star Cody Bellinger

    Giancarlo Stanton’s model ex linked to Dodgers star Cody Bellinger

    It appears Chase Carter’s baseball allegiances have shifted to the West Coast. Swipe Sports The 23-year-old model, who previously dated Yankees superstar Giancarlo Stanton, has seemingly moved on with Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, according to Swipe Sports. In a recent Instagram story, Chase and Bellinger, 25, are seen holding hands, with the …
  • MLB suspends Joe Kelly 8 games for igniting Astros-Dodgers bench-clearing

    MLB suspends Joe Kelly 8 games for igniting Astros-Dodgers bench-clearing

    MLB suspended Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly eight games after he helped ignite a bench-clearing incident Tuesday by throwing near the heads of two Astros stars. Kelly threw at Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa, both of whom dodged out of the way, and then taunted Correa after striking him out during the same at-bat …
  • Joe Kelly taunts Carlos Correa and all hell breaks loose in Astros-Dodgers game

    Joe Kelly taunts Carlos Correa and all hell breaks loose in Astros-Dodgers game

    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are trying to put their sign-stealing scandal behind them. It seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers have their own thoughts on the matter. Benches cleared Tuesday night during the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory over the Astros in the first game between the teams since it was revealed that Houston stole …
  • Mookie Betts kneels during national anthem after saying he’d never do so

    Mookie Betts kneels during national anthem after saying he’d never do so

    Four years ago, Mookie Betts said he would never kneel during the national anthem because of his father, Willie, an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. The 27-year-old’s stance has changed. Right before his first official game with the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night, Betts took a knee during the anthem. Nearly every player …
  • Mookie Betts closing in on mega contract extension with Dodgers

    Mookie Betts closing in on mega contract extension with Dodgers

    For a while, it appeared Mookie Betts might never play with the Dodgers. Now, it looks like he will spend the rest of his career in blue. Betts and the Dodgers were closing in on a mega-deal that is expected to be for at least 10 years. A person with insight into the negotiations described …
  • Dodgers’ nightmare Mookie Betts scenario is ‘crazy’ to Alex Verdugo

    Dodgers’ nightmare Mookie Betts scenario is ‘crazy’ to Alex Verdugo

    There’s one way Alex Verdugo could be considered a steal by the Red Sox, regardless of how he performs: if Mookie Betts never plays a game for the Dodgers. The blockbuster trade went down in February, with Betts, in his final year before free agency, and David Price expected to help chase a 2020 World …