Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dodgers Blog Kiosk: 1/17/2013

Here is an updated photo of the construction work at Dodger Stadium, originally posted on Instagram by Yvonne Carrasco.
  • Bob Nightengale at USA Today writes of the good works being done by Clayton Kershaw.
  • BTW, check out the MLB Network on Friday evening at 6:00 PM.  Clayton Kershaw will be featured on MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now: Starting Pitchers.” MLB Network determined its rankings of the top 10 starting pitchers using “The Shredder,” which uses statistical analysis to measure performance. In addition, renowned author Bill James and MLB Network analyst John Smoltz both give their own personal lists of the top 10 starting pitchers in baseball.
Also, at 7:00 PM, Kenley Jansen will be featured on “Top 10 Right Now: Relief Pitchers.” Again, MLB Network determined its rankings of the top 10 relief pitchers using “The Shredder” and Bill James and John Smoltz also give their own lists of the top 10 relief pitchers
White was also honest and principled. When he and teammate Jack Rowe were sold to the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in 1889, they refused to report unless they were paid additional money. Said White at the time: "We ain't worth it. Rowe's arm is gone. I'm over 40 and my fielding ain't so good, though I can still hit some. But I will say this. No man is going to sell my carcass unless I get half."
  • Mark Saxon at ESPN shares a great interview with Dodgers scout Bob Engle.  Below is an excerpt.
Q. Few Dodgers fans have any idea what to expect from Ryu. What should they expect to see in April?

A. He has a real good feel and an assortment of pitches and he can reach back when he’s in trouble. He’s a good competitor and it will be interesting and fun to watch. The [Korean Baseball League] is a good league. I don’t know what caliber of league you would compare it to in the States, but it’s solid. You see more power there than you see in Japan. 

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