The first of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.
Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers’ season with Jay Jaffe, and Pete talks to MLB.com Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick (at 15:21).
Performing a postmortem on a high-profile arbitration case from the past.
Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers’ astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness.
Some teams stood pat at the winter meetings, but not all of them were better off for it.
David Wright disputes reports about the state of his extension talks, the Dodgers are determined to go big for Zack Greinke, and the Red Sox shop a player they traded for less than a year ago.
Today’s Giants-Dodgers rivalry leaves something to be desired. Maybe all it needs is nine consecutive head-to-head matchups.
Ben and Sam discuss the three-year deal the Dodgers gave Brandon League and reliever salaries in general, then talk about whether Gold Glove voters and advanced defensive stats agree more often than they used to.
Ben and Sam size up this winter’s free-agent first basemen and estimate how much money James Loney will make, then talk about whether the Dodgers’ pursuit of a playoff spot is leading to dangerous decisions.
The Angels and Dodgers lose close games they badly wanted to win.
An alternative explanation for their lack of success since the big trade.
According to a transcript unearthed by Adam, Theo Epstein almost derailed the Dodgers-Red Sox mega-trade with a call to his old friend Ben.
Ben and Sam discuss the futures of the two teams involved in the weekend’s blockbuster trade, then talk about whether the Astros would benefit from signing Roger Clemens.
A look at the Boston/LA deal that set a record for the most money ever involved in a Major League Baseball trade.
Two of the best young lefties in the game faced off earlier this week. Doug breaks down the matchup.
Ben and Sam talk about the presents, futures, and contracts of two starters having interesting seasons: Cliff Lee and Ben Sheets.