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Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, has been seen as a favorite for the D-Backs job that came open when La Russa decided to remove Kevin Towers from that role.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp rounds second base after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in San Francisco.
Florida running back Matt Jones jumps over teammate Clay Burton during the second quarter of Saturday's game. Jones scored the game-winning touchdown in the third overtime.
Sep 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes bobbles a ground ball against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports It's about this time every year that scribes for teams across Major League Baseball start looking over their team's various needs in order to determine what direction they take when the offseason officially gets underway a little more than a month from now.
The National League West leaders thrashed the Giants in their own house, winning 17-0 to take the second game of a crucial three-game series between the two teams, with Cy Young Award favorite Clayton Kershaw set to pitch Sunday's finale. The Giants had won the first game of the series 9-0, but they were completely overmatched Saturday, falling back to two games out in the division with 14 to go.
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez hit a double in the first inning against Tim Hudson of the Giants on Saturday, giving up 31 doubles on the season. For the sixth time in the 131-year history of the franchise the Dodgers have four different players with at least 30 doubles in a season.
The Dodgers and Giants will play a significant series in the middle of September for the first time since 2004, as Grant Brisbee points out . Having the Dodgers and Giants do well at the same time is kind of a strange thing, 2012 the Dodgers came close to joining the Giants in the postseason, but were crushed on the second to the last day of the season.
Free-agent signings, trades, contract extensions and organizational changes, whether they be in the scouting department or on the coaching staff - those decisions are all made in the four months that players spend away from their respective clubs. While they make some of those same decisions during the regular season, it's in the offseason that general managers truly earn their paychecks, making important decisions that will impact the team both in the year to come and beyond.
If Puig doesn't respond this weekend , reality needs to come crashing down After a great May that saw him hit 8 HRs with 25 RBIs, he's hit 2 homers and driven in 20 in 3A1 2 months since So did you read that thing I wrote about Yasiel Puig that said the Dodgers should add another "6" to his jersey, have his name stricken from their record books, send him back to Cuba or maybe fed to the fishes? Me, neither, though you would think I had judging by some of the comments. Come now kiddies, can't you disagree without the name-calling and ugliness? Play nice.
Aug 31, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig at bat during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Raising a child is the most difficult job in the world.
Alas, this was a mere batting-practice blast Tuesday, one "broadcast" by the team Twitter account and not by Vin Scully, one seen by tens of people, not thousands. In the game against the Padres a few hours later, Puig hit in the No.
Right now could be the Dodgers' best opportunity to be the offensive juggernaut they seem capable of being. Their position players are all healthy ‑ as healthy as they can be more than 140 games into a season ‑ and several of them are in a groove.
And he "loves his guys," as he put it, speaking about his clients, who include Matt Kemp, Chad Billingsley and Chris Carter. But Stewart is thinking a lot lately about taking a run at the Arizona Diamondbacks general manager job after getting the phone call from his old manager and friend Tony La Russa telling him he's on the candidate list.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:10 am
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