At 10 a.m. PT Friday morning, Dodger fans can purchase tickets for next season, the team announced Thursday.
True Blue LA looked into the price chart for this coming season as compared to that of last year.
|Field box VIP front row
|Field box VIP
|Field box MVP
|Preferred field box
|Loge VIP front row
|Loge box VIP
|Loge box MVP
|Infield loge box front row
|Infield loge box
|Preferred loge box front row
|Preferred loge box
|Executive club level
|Reserve MVP front row
|Left field pavilion VIP
|Left field pavilion
|All-you-can-eat (RF) pavilion VIP
|All-you-can-eat (RF) pavilion
|Top deck VIP
|Loge party box
Parking has also gone up from $15 back to the familiar $20 of the past. However, the incentive of purchasing your pass online for $10 remains.
This season there will be:
- 17 four-star games
- 30 three-star games
- 22 two-star games
- 11 one-star games
To get tickets at their cheapest you will pay $11 to sit in the preferred reserve sections, which are the corners of each end, near the foul pole. Those are for one-star games.
Veteran second baseman Marco Scutaro was released Wednesday by the San Francisco Giants, and will be on the hook for $6.67 million this coming season.
At 39-years-old and coming off of a back injury that limited him to five games in 2014, Scutaro’s career may be over.
After undergoing fusion surgery in late December, he was expected to be out 4-6 months before the team could determine whether or not he could continue playing baseball.
He hit .167/.091/.091, collecting one hit in 11 at-bats.
The decision was made to make room on the 40-man roster for incoming outfielder Nori Aoki.
If projections pan out, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim should begin to prepare for a date in the 2015 Fall Classic.
PECOTA is an acronym for Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, and is a sabermetric system for projecting MLB player performance.
Baseball Prospectus has owned PECOTA since 2003 and shared its 2015 projections recently.
According to the site, the Dodgers are positioned to win 97 games and run away with the N.L. West by 13 games, scoring 709 runs and allowing just 564 (fewest in the Majors). Sitting behind them would be the Giants with 84 wins and the Padres with 83. The Diamondbacks are projected to win 74 games, with the lowly Rockies sitting in at 72.
Second to the Dodgers in the N.L. are the Washington Nationals with 91 wins.
Tied with the Nationals are the Angels, who are slotted to win the A.L. West by four games over the Seattle Mariners, scoring 737 runs and allowing 646.
Finishing in third will be the A’s with 84 wins, with the Rangers at 83 and the Astros at 77.
What say you, fans?
Will there be a freeway World Series in 2015?
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Former starting pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with three counts of felonies related to allegedly filing a false insurance claim.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that the 39-year-old Lilly (now residing in Edna Valley, Calif.) is being charged by the California Department of Insurance for a false insurance claim in March relating to his damaged recreational vehicle, which is estimated to be worth $210,000.
In the investigation it says that Lilly sustained damage by backing up the vehicle. Lilly took it to a body shop, which reported an estimate of $4,600 on March 19.
He then bought insurance from Progressive on March 24 and claimed the damage on March 28, according to Nancy Kincaid, a spokesperson for the CDI.
Lilly was charged on Oct. 24 with:
- Filing a false insurance claim
- Filing a false statement
- Concealing a material fact in connection with an insurance claim
The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.
Lilly could face a maximum penalty of five years in county jail if convicted. He’s scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 5. Three previous court hearings have been postponed.
He is a former two-time All Star and played for the Montreal Expos, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers during his 15-year career.
During his career he made an estimated $80.4 million.
The man known as Mr. Cub, hall of fame shortstop, Ernie Banks died Friday night at the age of 83 years old, the team announced. A cause was not mentioned.
Banks would have turned 84 on Jan. 31, but was denied the opportunity.
He hit 512 home runs in his 19-year career, and famously coined the phrase: “It’s a great day for baseball. Let’s play two.”
Chicago signed Banks on Sept. 17, 1953, the day he would also make his Major League debut, becoming the first Black person to play for the Cubs, and the eighth colored player to don a big league uniform.
|Players to break the color barrier
||St. Louis Browns (now Baltimore Orioles)
||New York Giants
||Boston Braves (now Atlanta Braves)
||Chicago White Sox
Throughout his 18-year career Banks became a 14-time All Star and a two-time National League MVP award winner, also adding a Gold Glove award in 1960.
He was a two-time home run champion and RBI champion and has his No. 14 retired by the Cubs.
In 1977 he received 83.8 percent of the vote to be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first ballot, entering alone.
Later, in 1999 he was named to the MLB’s all-century team, receiving 598,168 votes, behind Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 669,033 and ahead of Honus Wagner’s 526,740.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have unveiled the start times for the majority of their games for the 2015 regular season, beginning with April 6’s game against the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. from Dodger Stadium.
Here’s a few notable games to think about with just over two months to go until the team’s first pitch:
||Opening Day and Matt Kemp's return to Dodger Stadium
||First interleague game
||First meeting with Giants of season
||Giants visit L.A. for first time this season
||Dee Gordon's return to Dodger Stadium
||Rematch of 2014 NLDS
||First freeway series game
||Possible playoff stretch begins
Fans will flock to the stadium to see Kemp and Gordon return to Chavez Ravine in unfamiliar attire, and likely to the tune of cheers after providing their services to the city of Los Angeles for years.
You could see the full schedule on the team’s website.
Which game are you looking forward to seeing most?
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Max Scherzer is not likely to be pursued by the San Francisco Giants according to team general manager Brian Sabean, who doesn’t plan to talk to him.
Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News shared the scoop on Twitter.
There is some concern over shoulder fatigue for the free agent pitcher who formerly pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers.
Scherzer, 30, is expected to get a deal in the range of $180 million and is drawing interest from multiple teams including the Tigers, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers and Yankees among others.
Marco Scutaro underwent fusion surgery of the L2 and L3 in his back Sunday, which could sideline him for 4-6 months, and possibly could bring upon the end of his career.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle had the news on Twitter:
Scutaro, 39, played in just five games because of a chronic back problem in 2014, and is owed $6 million in 2015. He hit .091/.167/.091 with a walk and three strikeouts in the limited time.
The Padres signed 1B Brett Wallace to a minor league contract Tuesday. Wallace spent the 2014 season at Triple-A. Photo: KHOU
First baseman Brett Wallace signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball American reports on Twitter.
Wallace, 28, spent the 2014 season at Triple-A Norfolk (Orioles’ affiliate) and Buffalo (Blue Jays), where he hit .282/.350/.426 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs.
He played seven games at third base as well.
In four years at the big league level he hit .242/.313/.391 with 29 home runs and 102 RBIs.