Dee Gordon shared a photo on twitter of his new glove. He wrote, "My new baby! I can't wait to dirty you up!!!"
- Happy Birthday, Roy Campanella. He would have been 91 today. (Hat Tip: Greg Zakwin ArgyledPlaschke)
- Be sure to check out Sean Kane's website, Painted Glove Collectibles, featuring his artwork on vintage Baseball gloves. He recently completed an incredible Jackie Robinson glove. I am currently working on a interview with the artist and hope to have it up online after Thanksgiving.
- Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness writes about the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.
- Mark Saxon at ESPN notes that the Dodgers might have the inside track on 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 Kuroda has told friends that his first preference is to pitch in Southern California, where his two daughters are attending elementary school.
- Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News notes that Japanese free agent closer Kyuji Fujikawa is in America visiting MLB clubs interested in his services; including the Dodgers. In fact, he is expected to be in LA soon. (MLB Trade Rumors)
Fujikawa, considered among the top closers in Nippon Pro Baseball over the last decade, toured the facilities of Arizona and the Chicago Cubs in the last week. He is expected to also visit with the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers, both of whom have expressed interest.
- Via Michael Silverman at the Boston Herald, the Dodgers are considered the top contenders for Zach Grienke's services. (Hat Tip: Hard Ball Talk)
According to an industry insider, the Dodgers are the favorites to wind up with top free agent starter Zack Greinke, with the Angels and Rangers on the outside looking in.
- Derek Carty at Baseball Prospectus scouts the fantasy value of Hyun-Jin Ryu.
- Be sure to follow the updates to the Dodgers Mall Tour this winter. More Dodger players are being announced all of the time.
- Congratulations to the LA Galaxy on their return to the MLS Cup Championship. Pic below via twitter @LAGalaxy.
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