Andre Ethier spent the day at Dodger Stadium yesterday with 10 year old Emily. The above pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013. Listen to Andre Ethier at AM570 as he talks about hagin' with Emily.
- Via Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness, "The Immediate Effects of Juan Uribe’s Return".
- Peter Gammons at the Daily Gammons notes that the Dodgers wanted Uribe for "as much for what he does off the field, as on". (Hat Tip: JP Hoornstra)
“He was a huge stabilizing force for (Yasiel) Puig,” says one Dodger official. “Puig really wants to do the right things, and he listens to and leans on Uribe. The kid might not have made it through the year without him.”
- Eric Stephen at True Blue LA has the details on the new MLB/NPB posting agreement. We will soon find out if Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka becomes available. The Dodgers are rumored to be very interested in his services.
- Via Gina DiFalco at The Celebrity Cafe, "Khloe Kardashian not dating L.A. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, not ready to date".
- Via Gen at Yakyubaka.com, Takumi Numata finalized his contract with the Dodgers.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Dodgers reportedly ready to bring back Howell".
The Dodgers and free-agent reliever J.P. Howell are closing in on a contract agreement for two years plus a vesting option, according to a baseball source.
Howell would be guaranteed $11.25 million, with a $6.25 million salary in 2016 if he makes 120 appearances the first two seasons.
- Cards That Never Were starts off the holidays by making some fantasy cards of his favorite Christmas characters.
- Baseball-Reference does the holidays right! Check out their page of future superstar prospect Rudolph. I especially love the fantasy Baseball cards they made. See them below.
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