Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.
Minutes after the Phillies traded the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia, the man who inherited that title said farewell in the form of a written statement distributed by the Phillies. And, no, Chase Utley did not request to join Jimmy Rollins in Los Angeles.
Casey McGehee knows how much Pablo Sandoval meant to the Giants and the city of San Francisco. Even living across the country in Miami, he understood the affinity for the Kung Fu Panda in his native Bay Area.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays.
The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval.
ANAHEIM, Calif.-The Angels added another player to the mix of infielders who will compete for the second base job next spring when they acquired Johnny Giavotella from the Kansas City Royals for reliever Brian Broderick.
LOS ANGELES-As the San Diego Padres were preparing to introduce Matt Kemp as their new star attraction Friday, Andrew Friedman explained the Los Angeles Dodgers' polarizing decision to trade the two-time All-Star.