Monday, November 26, 2007

Rodney McCray Joins The Dodgers

The Dodgers have a new roving baserunning and outfield coach and its Rodney McCray. You may recall his famous catch while crashing through the outfield wall at Portland's Civic Stadium in 1991. His catch was even immortalized 15 years later with a bobblehead (above).

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Sounds Like Music To My Ears

What is that old saying? Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don't make. Colletti is singing a new tune.
"There's potential for change, but as we look at the young players that we played a lot this past year, we're less likely to fill in [positions with veterans] as much as we have in the past and more likely we'll give the younger players greater opportunity," Colletti said. "I'm curious to see how our young players, who really had a chance this past year to play full-time, I'm curious to see what another year does."
Maybe the youngsters are here to stay.

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Loney's An All-Star

James Loney has been named to the 49th Annual 2007 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team. Baseball-Reference is saying that he was a unanimous selection. Andre Ethier and Russell Martin were honored last year in 2006. Below are the rest of the group.
1B-James Loney, Los Angeles (NL)
2B-Dustin Pedroia, Boston
SS-Troy Tulowitski, Colorado
3B-Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
OF-Delmon Young, Tampa Bay
OF-Chris Young, Arizona
OF-Hunter Pence, Houston
C-Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia
RHP-Brian Bannister, Kansas City
LHP-Hideki Okajima, Boston
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