Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
The #Dodgers have released Brian Wilson, whom they recently DFA'd.
It appears Dodgers and Padres have worked through lingering issues. They are all but done with the Kemp trade. Rollins coming from Philly.
CSN Philly "A week after striking a deal to send Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies are still waiting to see what the return will be for the well-decorated veteran shortstop. The holdup continues to be a proposed trade that would send outfielder Matt Kemp from the Dodgers to the San..." December 18
Matt Kemp's agent, Junior Spivey, says of trade, "Everything is OK. We're just waiting on the final details. Should be good to go."
The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts.
This is getting weird. #Padres official: “Still inconclusive on Kemp.” Is trade in jeopardy? “Not yet.”
#Dodgers aren’t done. Per sources, talking to teams about Brandon League, willing to pay almost half of his $7.5M salary as part of deal.
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Hardball Talk "The Matt Kemp-to-the-Padres trade is not yet official. Why? The results of the physical have not yet been approved or rubberstamped or whatever one does with the results of physicals." December 17
USA Today "The Los Angeles Dodgers, who set a major league record with a $241 million payroll last season, are showing little hesitation in swallowing even more money in 2015. The Dodgers on Tuesday designated relief pitcher Brian Wilson for assignment, which means they will eat the $9.5 million they owe..." December 16
Dodgers expected to designate Kyle Jensen for assignment to make room for Brandon McCarthy. Acquired Jensen from Marlins about a month ago.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with left-hander Brett Anderson, with $4m in possible incentives.
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have reached an agreement with the Dodgers that would send outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects, sources told the U-T. The Padres would also receive roughly $30 million to help offset the..." December 12
The Dodgers, who have baseball’s highest payroll, free up $107 million over next five years in Matt Kemp deal.
Hardball Talk "According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are closing in on a four-year free agent contract with right-hander Brandon McCarthy. No word yet on any of the financial details. McCarthy has a rough-looking 4.24 ERA in 335 innings since the beginning of the 2013 season, but he finished..." December 11
MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers and Marlins have agreed to a deal that will send middle infielder Dee Gordon to Miami in exchange for left-hander Andrew Heaney, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. The two sides are sorting through some final paperwork before it becomes official. " December 11
Sources: #Dodgers close to four-year deal with free-agent RHP Brandon McCarthy.
CBSSports.com "The Padres and Dodgers continue to work on a potential Matt Kemp blockbuster, and there appears to be some progress. "It has legs," said someone familiar with the talks, which have been going on for weeks. Catcher Yasmani Grandal would be the centerpiece of a trade if it is worked out. " December 11
The Marlins and the Dodgers are in serious talks about a deal that would involve Dee Gordon going to MIA, Andrew Heaney to LAD.
The Dodgers have acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies.
CBSSports.com "Longtime Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is said to be willing to consent to be traded to the Dodgers if the teams could work things out. It isn't known how likely a Rollins deal is with the Dodgers, but a person familiar with the situation said there's at least some chance it could happen. It..." December 10
Exec on Dodgers haul: "Easily the most lopsided of the offseason." Good RP in Hatcher, versatile Hernandez, solid prospects Heaney/Barnes.
The #Dodgers have been talking to free-agent starting pitchers, including Jake Peavy, according to sources.
Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10
CSN Philly "Jon Lester’s decision to sign with the Cubs over the Red Sox isn’t the best scenario for the Phillies, but it isn’t the worst either. The best scenario would have been Lester’s signing with the Giants. That way the Phillies could have leveraged the Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers against each other..." December 10
#Dodgers have let teams know open to moving Dee Gordon. New front office likes OBP, not Gordon’s forte
hear orioles, rangers and mariners, 3 early kemp players, are all out on him. seems like might be padres or bust.
Fox Sports "Jon Lester might not take the most money. Free agents frequently say such things, talking about comfort, happiness, etc. But Lester has similar offers from the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers and Red Sox, according to major-league sources. The question, in the end, will boil down to which team he..." December 09
MLB.com "Only Jon Lester, the lefty expected to make a momentous free-agent decision any day now, has popped up in more Winter Meetings conversations than Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations, doesn't like to address specific names in the..." December 09
Fox Sports "Andre Ethier a Diamondback? Miguel Montero a Dodger? The teams recently discussed a trade involving those players, but the deal collapsed when the D-Backs’ ownership declined to give final approval, according to major-league sources. Under the proposed trade, the Dodgers would have sent..." December 07
#Dodgers were not on Andrew Miller - didn’t want to go four years on a reliever. Also had interest in Zach Duke, but balked at three years.
CBSSports.com "There are those so-called "mystery" teams in winter free-agent pursuits. And then there are these new Dodgers, who are just plain mysterious. Some Dodgers people early this offseason told rivals executives and others that they aren't expecting to do many big signings or make many..." December 06
Sources: Rangers have spoken with Dodgers about Matt Kemp, joining Padres, Orioles, Mariners among Kemp suitors.
Los Angeles Times "Andre Ethier was on the move. He had flown into town Thursday to dedicate the Maggie and Andre Ethier Learning Center at the Union Rescue Mission but was catching a quick flight back to Phoenix. “Hustling back to be home for a playoff game for my oldest son -- coach-pitch Little League,” he..." December 05
SI.com "The Baltimore Orioles engaging in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers over outfielder Matt Kemp, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The San Diego Padres are also reportedly interested in the two-time All Star, as are the Seattle Mariners. The Orioles will do their due diligence,..." December 05
Hardball Talk "We heard last week that the Dodgers and Padres were talking about a possible Matt Kemp trade and FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that discussions are ongoing. Nothing is imminent, as the Dodgers continue to talk to other teams and they aren’t considered closer to a deal with the Padres than..." December 05
MLB Daily Dish "As many others are reporting, the Dodgers are expected to be strong players for free-agent starters this winter, and they're making a strong push for Jon Lester, according to Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI.com. According to major-league sources, a growing concern within the Dodgers'..." December 04
CBSSports.com "With all the excitement and hubbub over the Dodgers' late entry into the Jon Lester sweepstakes, folks should not forget that the Giants also represent a formidable West Coast option for Lester. Lester has at least four excellent alternatives, in fact, with the Cubs and his longtime Red Sox..." December 04
Fox Sports "While recent reports have linked the Dodgers to Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, such a trade is unlikely — at least for now. The Phillies would want one of the Dodgers’ top position prospects, shortstop Corey Seager or outfielder Joc Pederson, in any Hamels deal, according to major-league..." December 04
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers have expressed interest in both top free-agent starters Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and it appears they may make a late try for Lester, who's expected to make a decision among four or so teams within a week or so. WEEI radio station in Boston first suggested that, in fact, the..." December 04
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are one of at least three teams showing interest in Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp, and the Dodgers are still engaging teams at least three teams. Although, at least Baltimore is said by one person familiar with the situation to be “nowhere” in the talks and other rivals are still..." December 03
CBSSports.com "Andrew Miller appears to be getting closer to a deal that will surely make him the highest paid non-closer in baseball history, and the latest word is that it might be a big-market battle, with the Red Sox appearing to bow out and the Dodgers and Yankees appearing to be among the..." December 03
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers elected to tender a 2015 contract to catcher A.J. Ellis, the team announced Tuesday night. Ellis batted .191 last season, but the Dodgers value his ability to work with their pitchers, particularly with the National League's reigning Cy Young and MVP winner Clayton..." December 03
#Dodgers have traded for Chris Heisey, according to a baseball source.