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Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi met with report

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ers to discuss the latest on Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Jersey , Dave Roberts, and Manny Machado."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2019 Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesDodgers News & NotesFriedman, Zaidi on Kershaw’s contract, bringing back Roberts, Machado’s lack of hustle New,106commentsByBlakeHarris@BlakeHarrisTBLANov1, 2018,3:43pm PDTShareTweetShareShareFriedman, Zaidi on Kershaw’s contract, bringing back Roberts, Machado’s lack of hustle Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsOn Thursday morning, both Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi sat in front of reporters and answered many questions in regards to the team. Obviously, the biggest question at hand was what the latest was with Clayton Kershaw, who has until Friday at 1 p.m. PT to opt out of his contract. Friedman described the negotiations as “pleasant”, where Zaidi described them as “ongoing”. The original deadline for a decision was Wednesday night by 9 p.m., but Friedman believed the turnaround from the World Series loss wasn’t enough time. “He’s made as much of an impact on an organization in terms of success we’ve had,” Friedman said. “Not just on the field http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , but from a culture standpoint.”Another offseason question is whether or not the Dodgers will bring back Manny Machado. With the injury to Corey Seager, LA had a void to fill at the shortstop position. During the trade deadline they went out and got Machado, and some believed the Dodgers may attempt to re-sign him in the offseason. After a controversial postseason, many doubt whether or not LA has any intent of bringing him back. “From a helping us win games standpoint, we feel like he came in and did a lot to get us to the point he did,” Friedman said. “He’s talked about the not hustling thing. Doc talked to him a lot about it.” “Some guys don’t hustle and it’s that they don’t really care. And some guys don’t hustle and they do care. That distinction does matter in terms of the mindset the guys have. It wasn’t a great look. Being up in the suite and watching it, it’s not a great look. He even commented that he looked at a replay of something where he’s ‘Oh wow, that didn’t look great.’ But I think he did care and his teammates really liked him and respected him.”Another one of the hottest questions is surrounding what the Dodgers plan to do with manager Dave Roberts. With his contract up, and after some controversial decisions in the World Series, many fans are calling for a new skipper. Though there aren’t any active talks, Friedman isn’t concerned, as he thinks both sides will be able to reach a deal and bring back Roberts. ‘We talked throughout the year about how optimistic we are,” Friedman said. “We’re going to work together for a long time. We remain that way. When we get to a point of having something to announce, we will.”After being the first team to bench their top-four home run hitters in a World Series game, Friedman says it won’t impact how they set their lineups moving forward. “90 percent of the home runs those guys hit were against right-handed pitching,” he said. “The fact that the other team started a lefty [David Price] mattered.”“I also think we had a very deep lineup against left-handed pitching as well. We struggled against lefties for a period of time. We got to a point where we were very well balanced against left-handed and right-handed pitching. From the NLCS on, we struggled offensively. It happens over different points of the year. Unfortunately Randy Johnson Jersey , the timing of that was unfortunate.” There are several names being tossed around when people talk about the American League Cy Young Award.Blake Snell’s name has to be in the discussion.And Tuesday night, Snell, in his first full season in the major leagues, will try to pitch his Tampa Bay Rays to their third straight shutout.Article continues below ...Monday night’s four-pitcher, 1-0 blanking of the Kansas City Royals extended the Rays’ scoreless streak to 23 innings.The left-hander, a starter gem in the midst of a team using “openers” from the bullpen more often than actual starters, takes a 14-5 record and 2.10 ERA to the mound against Kansas City rookie Glenn Sparkman in the second contest of a four-game series at the Trop in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday night.Sparkman, a Rule 5 draft pick by the Toronto Blue Jays later returned to the Royals, makes his second career start for K.C.Snell has turned in a pair of five-inning shutout efforts and is 6-1 with a 0.99 ERA in his last eight starts, a span interrupted by a brief stay on the disabled list with left shoulder fatigue.He is the Rays’ first 14-game winner since Matt Moore won 17 in 2013 and pitched in the All-Star Game but only as a replacement after the players failed to vote him in.Former teammate David Price, long a fan of his fellow lefty, was talking over the weekend about Snell eventually being selected, saying, “Thank goodness. The fact that he wasn’t voted in by the players, that was bad.”Snell lost his only career start against the Royals last season.Monday night A. J. Pollock Jersey , Hunter Wood was the “opener,” worked the first 1 2/3 innings before Ryan Yarbrough pitched 5 1/3 of two-hit relief en route to the 1-0 victory.The Rays, improving to 23-28 in a whopping 50 one-run games, scored a run on a review in the second inning. The run was awarded after Willy Adames was called out on a play at first but the call was reversed and he had an RBI single.“It just shows we had to play seven innings of perfect baseball,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.Yarbrough (12-5) struck out six and notched his major league-high 10th relief victory as the Rays moved back to three games over .500 on the season.Jorge Lopez (0-3) threw 95 pitches and allowed the only run Monday night — in his second start with the Royals after coming over in the Mike Moustakas trade. He gave up five hits, none of them hard, but was the hard-luck loser.“He could have gotten quicker decisions (on hitters),” K.C. manager Ned Yost said. “They were pitches that could have gone either way. … But I thought he threw the ball extremely well.”The Royals scored six runs in the second inning at Chicago on Sunday, but have been shut out in 16 straight innings since.Jake Newberry made his major league debut Monday, pitching 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out three.Sparkman, returned to the Royals last month, threw 75 pitches over four innings against the Blue Jays in his other start — two runs, four hits and three strikeouts over four innings.Danny Duffy, on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder impingement, threw a bullpen Monday and said he felt fine. How he feels Tuesday will determine if he comes off the DL to pitch Thursday night’s finale.

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