The Los Angeles Dodgers have been real active in the winter, including big front-office moves. With Ned Colletti out of the way, the Dodgers will have a new philosophy on acquiring players when they hired Andrew Friedman, who will lead Baseball Operations, and new General Manager Farhan Zaidi. Zaidi will bring the club a statistical edge, while Freidman should put all the pieces together for a title contender. As for the roster, the Dodgers amped their defense by acquiring former MVP Jimmy Rollins and long-time Angel second baseman Howie Kendrick. Here are CBSLA’s Top 5 off seasons moves:
Jimmy Rollins waived his no-trade clause after 14 years in Philadelphia to join theLos Angeles Dodgers, where the 36-year-old will replace Hanley Ramirez at shortstop.
As a baseball fan, Howie Kendrick is impressed and intrigued by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offseason overhaul.
Howie Kendrick also provides a solid bat. He batted .293 in 157 games with the Angels last year.
Pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers — a franchise record for a nine-inning game — in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.
Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.
Howie Kendrick celebrated his 31st birthday with three hits, including an RBI single during a four-run sixth inning as the Los Angeles Angels sent the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight loss, 5-2 on Saturday night.
Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Howie Kendrick had a two-run single in his first game batting leadoff this season, Chris Iannetta hit a pair of RBI singles and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland 6-4 Tuesday night, sending the Indians to their fifth straight defeat.
Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
C.J. Wilson pitched eight solid innings, Howie Kendrick and Raul Ibanez each drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 9-1 Monday.
The Los Angeles Angels activated infielder Howie Kendrick off the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick’s sprained left knee will be re-evaluated at the end of the week.