Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Dan Haren exercises option to return to Dodgers in 2015

latimes.com — Dan Haren will return to the Dodgers next season. The 34-year-old right-hander has exercised his $10-million option for 2015, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Haren was 13-11 with a 4.02 earned-run average this year with the Dodgers.

Dodgers prospect Corey Seager named Arizona Fall League all-star

latimes.com — Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager was named to the Arizona Fall League's "Fall Stars Game," which will be played Saturday. The game will be televised by MLB Network. Seager, 20, is one of the youngest players in the AFL, which is a finishing school for baseball's top prospects.

Scouting director Logan White leaving Dodgers for Padres

latimes.com — Logan White, the scouting director who drafted Clayton Kershaw and signed Yasiel Puig, is leaving the Dodgers to join the San Diego Padres, according to a person familiar with the situation. White will be a senior advisor to Padres General Manager A.J.

Oscar Taveras, Cardinals' promising outfielder, dies in car accident

latimes.com — Oscar Taveras, a top outfield prospect with the St. Louis Cardinals, died Sunday in car accident in his native Dominican Republic, according to the Associated Press. Taveras was 22. Taveras made his major league debut this year, batting .239, hitting three home runs and driving in 22 runs in 80 games.

Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers

baltimoresun.com — Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him. Maddon, who worked under Friedman for the last nine seasons, terminated his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is free to negotiate elsewhere.

Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers

latimes.com — Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him. Maddon, who worked under Friedman for the last nine seasons, terminated his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and is free to negotiate elsewhere.

Don Mattingly will manage Dodgers, even with Joe Maddon available

latimes.com — When introduced last week as the Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman said Don Mattingly would "definitely" manage the team next season. That remains the case, even in the wake of Joe Maddon's sudden departure from the Tampa Bay Rays, Friedman wrote in a text message Friday.

New Dodgers exec Andrew Friedman long on optimism, short on specifics

latimes.com — At his introductory news conference Friday, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations confirmed Don Mattingly would manage the team next season and that a general manager would be hired. That was about the extent of what Andrew Friedman revealed.

Andrew Friedman: Don Mattingly definitely returning as Dodgers manager

latimes.com — Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers next season, the new president of baseball operations said Friday. "Definitely," Andrew Friedman said at his introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium. Friedman said he had already spoken to Mattingly twice. "We're very aligned on a lot of things philosophically and have thoroughly enjoyed those conversations," he said.

Dodgers set to keep Mattingly for now, but rumors put Maddon in wings

latimes.com — Andrew Friedman's recent appointment as the Dodgers president of baseball operations resulted in the exile of Ned Colletti, the team's general manager for the last nine seasons. Will Manager Don Mattingly be next? There is widespread speculation around baseball that Friedman will one day hire his longtime manager from the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon.
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Oct 30, 2014

To remind Dodgers fans of what it's like to win a championship, SportsNetLA will show the entire 1988 World Series on Saturday.

Oct 30, 2014

Dan Haren will return to the #Dodgers next season. Exercised his option for 2015.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @stevedilbeck: Maury Wills, Gil Hodges among 10 'Golden Era' Hall of Fame nominees fw.to/Oz4OQaI

Oct 30, 2014

Michael Powell visited Madison Bumgarner's father in rural North Carolina last night. nyti.ms/13jRmCA

Oct 30, 2014

One online sports book lists Dodgers (7/1) as favorite to win 2015 World Series, followed by Nationals (8/1) and Tigers (10/1). Giants 18/1.

Oct 27, 2014

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Oct 27, 2014

Ugh ... RT @Deadspin: VIDEO: Footage of Diego Maradona hitting his former fiancée, the 24-year-old Rocío Oliva deadsp.in/U3nmiTg

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