Los Angeles Dodgers ticket sales soar, over 3M sold for 2014

The new team ownership has infused some life into the Dodgers fan base as 2014 season tickets and other presales have far outpaced previous years.  And they’re going to need the income to meet the highest payroll in the game at $235M and they might be buyers at the trade deadline.  Beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, Bill Shaikin, has the stats via tweet (quotes from Dodgers...
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Kasten: Mystery Player Headed To Dodgers Camp

Is it him? Probably not. But maybe. Or not. (via) Stan Kasten is just the best. Sometimes I think he just gets a blast out of messing with everyone. Like this from tonight, for example: Stan Kasten tells fans at Dodger Stadium town hall there will be a new player joining camp soon, but doesn’t name him — Pedro Moura (@PedroMoura) February 11, 2014 While it’s certainly a ton...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers aiming to sign Mattingly to multi-year deal

getty images What a difference a winning streak will do your bank account. Don Mattingly appeared headed out the door in Los Angeles until the Dodgers got hot over the summer, now entering his fourth season he is looking at a multi-year extension. Mattingly’s agent Ray Schulte declined to comment about speculation that his client and Dodgers president Stan Kasten had spoken about...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' renovations to be finished by Friday

PHOENIX The majority of the renovations at Dodger Stadium will be completed by Friday for the Freeway Series exhibition against the Angels, team President Stan Kasten said. The Dodgers will have a new clubhouse and there will be new amenities on every level of the stadium. The team wants to provide improved mobile phone service in the ballpark, but that probably wont be available...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Good thing Stan Kasten wasn't allowed to spend Ted Lerner's money the way he wanted to?

Stan Kasten's post-Lerner spending binge continues: Zack Greinke will sign a 6-year, $147 Million deal with Kasten's LA Dodgers. According to the LA Times, when the Greinke deal becomes official the Dodgers will have more than $220 million in salary commitments on the books for the 2013 season. And that's not including the freshly-inked, 6-year, $36 million deal...
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December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Stan Kasten is happy for the Nats

Hi, Stan. There's Stan Kasten, above, in a classic AP Photo from 2008 in a nearly finished Nationals Park. "We'll get the attendance we deserve. ... If we give the fans a reason to support us, they will be here in droves." (Stan Kasten, via, 4/13/2009)'s Bill Ladson caught up with the former President of the Nationals...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hot Stove: Payroll Is Non-Issue Going Into July Deadline

Dodgers President Stan Kasten said the Dodgers will be aggressive at the trade deadline, according to Dylan Hernandez. "We're the Dodgers," Kasten said. Kasten goes on to say that the Dodgers have money to spend and are willing to take on salaries if it means they can give up lesser prospects. This makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The Dodgers current...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Kasten returning Dodgers to their roots

In the summer of 1976, a 24-year-old Stan Kasten celebrated his graduation from the Columbia University law school by treating himself to a tour of Major League Baseball parks. In St. Louis to watch the Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves, Kasten saw Ted Turner, the relatively new owner of the Braves, in the stands, and introduced himself. "He invited me to write him a letter...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers won't operate with set payroll under Kasten

This is how it largely worked for Ned Colletti in recent years: Frank McCourt would give him a number, and then expect the general manager to bring in the team payroll at or under that figure. So maybe he loses a Hiroki Kuroda because he costs a tad too much, and then tries to make up for it by signing Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano. Those payroll juggling days, however, may be...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Stan Kasten already organizing Phillies fan party busses to Los Angeles for July 16th?

(Stan Kasten, as seen on TV during his farewell media tour in 2010. Screen cap via With reports on Friday of Stan Kasten partnering with Magic Johnson and rich guy Mark Walter in an effort to buy the Dodgers, one has to wonder if Stan had already started organizing Phillies fan party busses to LA for the Dodgers-Phillies series starting July 16? 2,700...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

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