Los Angeles has proved it wouldn't have acquired Logan Forsythe unless its projections for Jose De Leon were lower than the league's perception.
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There were more glamorous options out there, but the Dodgers dealt for a solid second baseman who just might be a better fit for L.A.
Dusty Baker doesn't know who his closer is and the Dodgers still have a hole at second base, but they aren't the only ones with problems to solve.
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Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the third period, Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 shots and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night.
Austin Rivers scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford broke out of a shooting slump with 19, helping the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Atlanta Hawks 115-105 on Monday night.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots to lead the New York Rangers over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
USC is looking to close strong down the stretch again and landed a huge piece of its recruiting class Monday, while delivering a blow to a conference rival. Following an official visit, ESPN 300 defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu announced that he flipped his commitment from Washington to USC. Tuipulotu is the nation's No. 8 defensive tackle and No. 109 overall prospect and had been committed to Washington since mid-April. He is the seventh ESPN 300 commitment for USC, which is looking to continue building upon the top class in the Pac-12.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin "most likely" will return from knee surgery when Los Angeles visits Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
The Lakers find themselves in the Western Conference cellar but still within striking distance of the 8-seed. They also own a protected top-three pick in the upcoming draft. What's the game plan?
David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger
Dodgers fans may be disappointed Jose De Leon didn't land Brian Dozier to play second, but Logan Forsythe is an underrated player, sixth among second basemen the past two years with 8.4 WAR -- similar to Dozier's 8.9. De Leon replaces Drew Smyly in the Tampa rotation and has top-of-the-rotation potential, but will have to curb home run issues he's had in the upper minors.
The Tampa Bay Rays traded second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in exchange for top pitching prospect Jose De Leon.
Chargers running back Melvin Gordon replaces Le'Veon Bell, who was injured during the AFC Championship Game.
Luke Walton says the Lakers have to figure out how to bring a high level of energy back to the court after winning their previous game.
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Dodgers trade for Logan Forsythe, who has quietly been one of the best 2nd basemen in baseball over the last 2 seasons, ranking 6th among primary 2B in WAR.
Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor
The Team LA store next to the Staples Center is receiving a continuous supply of merchandise in preparation for the NHL All-Star game in Los Angeles on Sunday.