Vin Scully will be the Grand Marshall of the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade, pic via Dodgers on tumblr.
- Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times, "Dodgers aim to improve, but not at the cost of losing prospects".
Kasten said the Dodgers fully expect to open spring training with all four outfielders — Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.
"I've always thought that was the most likely outcome," Kasten said. "We don't feel the need to move one like the people who write about us apparently feel we do."
- Dammit, Matt! Stay away from those high-profile ladies; especially this one. Via Chloe Melas at Holywood Life, "Khloe Kardashian Dating Rihanna’s Ex-Boyfriend Matt Kemp?" Hat Tip: Lasorda's Lair.
- Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA writes about "The Preacher".
Having mastered the spitball while with the Pirates, “Preach” (as his teammates called him) had tremendous success with the Dodgers, including winning records in his first six seasons with the team. Roe finished the 1948 season with a record of 12-8 and an excellent ERA of 2.63. “I try to keep the hitters off balance, never giving them a decent pitch,” Roe once said. “I’m always aiming for the corners, never throwing the same pitch twice or what the hitter is expecting.”
- Via Buster Olney on twitter, Dodgers expect Uribe to go elsewhere. Is Michael Young our target for 3rd base.
Attached to the Michael Young interest for the Dodgers: They believe increasingly that Juan Uribe is going to sign elsewhere.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2013
- Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors has more details on the possibility of Young re-signing with the Dodgers.
- Congrats Loney! He signs a new deal with Rays, via a tweet from Ken Rosenthal.
Source: Loney to #Rays, three years, $21M, pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2013
- Via Dan Wohl at Cut4, "The U.S. Mint will produce a curved(!) baseball-themed coin in 2014".
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