AJ Ellis and Don Mattingly head out to the field in the photo above taken by Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013. See more of his pics from yesterday over here.
- Dodger Redittor 'ShakeNBakey' shares a couple of huge photo albums filed with pics from Spring Training at Cameback Ranch; Album 1 and Album 2.
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA tells us that Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford may make an appearance in a Spring Training game sooner rather than later.
- Converted pitcher Pedro Baez impresses Sandy Koufax, and by extension the Dodgers; via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.
- Via Gordon Wittenmyer at the Chicago Sun-Times, spoke to Sandy Koufax about the Cubs rounding up young post-Tommy John surgery pitchers. (Hat Tip: JP Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers)
‘‘So if that’s what they’re doing, great. If they’re taking guys coming off Tommy John, that’s taking a crapshoot. You don’t know. . . .‘‘But the success rate has been so good that I wouldn’t hesitate today.’’
- Evan Bladh at Opinion of Kingman's Performance ran into Mike Piazza at Camelback Ranch and his sone snagged a signed ball from him.
- The Dodgers will be the first team to broadcast in 3 languages, via Mike Oz at Big League Stew.
- Sometimes honest isn't the best policy. Via Mark Saxon at ESPN, we find out that Zack Greinke chose the money. I think it would have been better to keep this to himself.
"I could play for the worst team if they paid the most," Greinke said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200 million no matter what team it was."
- I'm in utter disbelief. Panini release more preview pics of their 2012 National Treasures Baseball cards that includes a bunch of incredible bat-knob cards. Go here to see them all. Hall of Fame bat-knob cards include Ty Cobb, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Honus Wagner and Lou Gehrig, and some of the nobs even have MEARS authenticity stickers attached.
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