Dodgers may have an edge for Hiroki Kuroda
By Mark Saxon
November 16, 2012 4:07:03 PM PST

There might be a reason why the Los Angeles Angels have reportedly gotten involved in trying to sign free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. Previously, teams have been under the impression that Kuroda would either re-sign with the New York Yankees or return to his native Japan to finish his career. But ...
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doubleshot2011 
Too late, he re.signed with the Spankees.
283 Days ago
BIGBOYBRIAN48 
HE IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY WE CAN WIN ALREADY WITH OUR PITCHING RIGHT NOW THATS INCLUDING WE CAN WIN WITH BILLINGSLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
285 Days ago
SilverTsunami 
When are the Dodgers going to finally get rid of Billingsley? Remember a few years ago when we had a chance to trade a package around Bills for Roy Halladay? We didn't pull the trigger because of management's blind love for the dude, and having McCheap around didn't help either.
286 Days ago
chunk214 
Losing a first round pick to sign him would be tough, but , we're trying to win now so I say we sign him. A one year deal is perfect and come next year he comes off the payroll along with Lilly, Harang and Capuano.
287 Days ago
richardandrewhines 
Lilly has shown almost nothing and Capuano and Harang are barely serviceable. Kuroda has shown he can pitch in Yankee Stadium and be very effective. Billingsley will likely miss much if not all of the year. Get Kuroda for $11M...he has earned it.
287 Days ago
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richardandrewhines 
who cares what the number is. 11, 13, 15.... I had no idea what the Yankees offered. Hiroki clearly likes it in LA. Give him what makes him and happy and move on to the next item of signing the street fighter Ryu.
286 Days ago
bleedingblue23 
Not for s draft pick. Kuroda had a nice run but it is time to move on.
287 Days ago
Native Angeleno 
Those 200 quality innings of Kuroda's, many of which came in the 6th-8th innings, is really the key for the Dodgers, their equally old geezers Capuono and Harang rarely getting out of the 6th. But the revisionism to protect Ned Colletti's incompetence last year in not even calling Kuroda's agent, and lying about it, while months later the agent publicly stated Colletti had never contacted him, should embarrass you, Mark Saxon. For you to continue the media-wide cover for this bumbling oaf is not a mistake on your part, but willful deception. For you to blame the bankruptcy proceedings as the reason Colletti lied about making contact with Kuroda's agent is Colletti-esque. During bankruptcy, Colletti spent tens of millions on his usual assortment of junk he found along the beach, giving Harang and Capuono two-year contracts when he could have given Kuroda the equivalent of one of their two years before announcing/liying that Kuroda preferred to play elsewhere despite his stated assertion he wanted to stay with the Dodgers. This, one of MANY examples of Ned's lying bufoonery, quite probably cost LA a postseason berth. Ned and the entire San Francisco Giants organization thanks you, i'm sure, for continuing the fiction he knows or cares what he's doing. The public be warned.
287 Days ago
hollywoodstars11 
I would not like this move Kuroda 37 is not what I was hoping or looking for. I want a strong #2 or #1 guy to build with Kershaw and Kuroda is nice pitcher but not an Ace.. I thought we would be more creative the this.
287 Days ago
doubleshot2011 
Dodgers should not have let him go, in the first place..............a couple years back.
288 Days ago
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itztime31 
Native Angeleno: Are you the "column critic" of Mark Saxon? Maybe you should be his proof reader!
287 Days ago
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think_blue_818 
Blame McCourt NOT the Dodgers as stated on the article. Not exactly in those words, but you get the point. "Largely due to financial constraints while they were in bankruptcy, the Dodgers did not make Kuroda a formal offer when he was a free agent last winter -- though he was coming off a season with a 3.07 ERA and more than 200 innings pitched. He went to New York and went 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA."
288 Days ago
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Native Angeleno 
That is a lie on the part of mark Saxon. See my post above.
287 Days ago
dodgerholic2012 
yes please come back, we really need you!
288 Days ago
BigBootie88 
Come back we missed ya!
288 Days ago
BrianPollock82 
Kershaw, kuroda, & plug Ryu Beckett Hurang Cappy and Lily. The last five are better than SD an Colo. five best Sp's.
288 Days ago
ABlueRavine 
My predictions of the rotation next year: 1. Kershaw- 2.50-2.70 era (in the hunt for Cy young) 2. Kuroda- 3.20-3.30 era 3. Beckett- 3.50 era 4. Ryu- anywhere from 3.50-4.00 era 5 Billingsley- 3.50 era Plus a near unstoppable lineup, we have what it takes to win it all
288 Days ago
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david72218 
Sounds good as long as Billingsley avoids elbow surgery or he'll be out for the 2013 season.
287 Days ago
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dodgerholic2012 
as long as the dodgers stay healthy and play as a team, the dodgers will have a great team.
288 Days ago
mjpgoblue 
Sign Kuroda!!!! He was awesome for us and was always a fan favorite!!! Adding Greinke and Ryu would be a great staff!! Go Dodgers!!!
288 Days ago
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BigBootie88 
He's gonna have tommy John
288 Days ago
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Mattdub26 
He shouldn't have to actually. He pitched pain free a few weeks ago and so far is fine.
287 Days ago
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Lakers guero 
Trade bills!
288 Days ago
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yong_yi 
Kershaw Greinke Beckett Kuroda Ryu Wow!
288 Days ago
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Dog9breath 
...No Billingsly? smell the coffee
287 Days ago
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rustymatty2 
ABlueRavine - uh no, we can't sign both why not new owners seem to want to spend money for winning no matter what it costs
287 Days ago
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ABlueRavine 
uh no, we can't sign both
288 Days ago
jesse21lefty 
"Kuroda prefers Southern California." Who doesn't?
288 Days ago
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yong_yi 
He prefers earthquake over Sandy
288 Days ago
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