Rumor roundup: Kemp interest growingMLB.com 17 hours agoDodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is owed $107 million over the next five years, but an online report said that Kemp is "drawing interest." Here's a recap of the other Hot Stove stories of the day.Upvote Share TweetReliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.Upvote Share Tweet
White Sox reportedly asking about catcher MonteroMLB.com Nov 21 (2 days ago)The White Sox are one of three teams inquiring about D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, according to a report Thursday in The Arizona Republic. Montero, 31, is a two-time All-Star who has drawn interest from the crosstown-rival Cubs and Dodgers, as well as…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)The Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor league left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in exchange for young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 20 (4 days ago)Yasiel Puig doesn't have any complaints about his experience as part of the MLB squad that competed against the Japanese national team in the Japan All-Star Series, but the Dodgers outfielder would add more time at the beginning of the trip for players …Upvote Share Tweet
Haren would rather retire than pitch outside LAESPN.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren said Wednesday that he would rather retire than be traded to a team other than the Angels.Upvote Share Tweet
Butera, Beliveau visit children's hospital in JapanMLB.com Nov 19 (4 days ago)On their last off-day of the Japan All-Star Series, Dodgers catcher Drew Butera and Rays reliever Jeff Beliveau visited the Okinawan Prefectural Nanbu Children's Medical Center on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Angels hire Anderson to manage Triple-A clubMLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)The Angels have brought in longtime Dodgers infielder and former Rangers coach Dave Anderson to be their new Triple-A manager, a position vacated after Keith Johnson was moved to roving infield coordinator.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers add four to reconstructed front officeMLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)The Dodgers continued to round out their new front office on Tuesday, announcing the hiring of David Finley as vice president of international and amateur scouting, Galen Carr as director of player personnel, Jeff Pickler as special assistant for pro sc…Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers acquire Minor League slugger Jensen from MarlinsMLB.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)The Dodgers acquired Minor League outfielder Kyle Jensen from the Marlins on Monday for a player to be named or cash considerations.Upvote Share Tweet
For Dodgers G.M. Farhan Zaidi, New Team Affords New Possibilitiesnytimes.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)Zaidi spent 10 years in Oakland, where he earned the admiration of General Manager Billy Beane. With Los Angeles, which hired Zaidi this month, he will have vast resources to exploit.Upvote Share Tweet
Joc Pederson's 1994 Buick Century could have been yoursyahoo.com Nov 16As we told you in August, Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson was holding a raffle to give away his 1994 Buick Century — which he bought for $1,000 — to one lucky fan of the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. As we've now learned, ownership papers act…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Fieldyahoo.com Nov 15One of baseball's oldest and greatest rivalries will take center stage in MLB's standalone Sunday night opener on April 5. And no, we're not talking about Yankees/Red Sox or Dodgers/Giants for a change. The back-to-back NL Central champion St. Louis Car…Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw picked up NL Cy Young and MVP awards this week. He also picked up a new endorsementUpvote Share TweetAngels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
List of National League MVP Award Winnersnytimes.com Nov 13List of National League Most Valuable Player award winners after Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named as the 2014 recipient on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 13In a game starved for offense more than ever, Giancarlo Stanton's unmatched power has put him among the game's elite. Thursday night's National League MVP voting proved that, but it also reinforced the dominant state of pitching. Stanton finished second…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Nov 13Mike Trout of the Angels won his first American League MVP Award on Thursday night, and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers earned the National League honor, marking only the 11th time that two players from the same market captured the hardware for the same …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 13The last award remaining is the big one. On Thursday, Major League Baseball will announce the American League and National Leagues MVPs, as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. This year, the NL is where the drama is expected to unfold.…Upvote Share Tweet
Reliever Peralta Heading To L.A.Nov 21Jerry Crasnick discusses how Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman's familiarity with the Tampa Bay Rays' organization likely contributed to the trade that brings reliever Joel Peralta to Los Angeles.
Did Kershaw Deserve MVP?Nov 13Mark Mulder breaks down Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winning the NL MVP.
Kershaw Returns To SportsCenter With MVPNov 13Clayton Kershaw joins SportsCenter after becoming the first NL pitcher to win the MVP since Bob Gibson.
Kershaw Wins NL CY YoungNov 12Clayton Kershaw joins SportsCenter after winning his third NL Cy Young Award.
‘The Opportunity To Do Something Special’Nov 21Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Planes, Bills and SnowmobilesNov 21I have covered the NFL for 30 years, and I must say I have never heard an NFL executive say he hoped a snowmobile would come up big for his team in advance of a game with big playoff implications. That happened Thursday night. The Buffalo Bills quite po…
As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
Three Games With Huge Playoff ImplicationsNov 20Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday