Yasiel Puig shared a video of a part of his winter workout routine on Instagram. A short .gif of it is above. Go here to watch more.
- Via Paresh Dave at the LA Times, "Oddmakers like Dodgers to win World Series, but is that a good thing?"
- Eephus Blue at Paint the Corners made a couple of impressive fantasy cards of Tanaka and Price in Blue.
- Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA, "The Ogden Raptors: Small Town Baseball – Big Town Heart".
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers hit with $11.4 million luxury tax bill".
- Remember former Dodger outfield prospect Jamie Hoffman? Well, he's to be inducted into the New Ulm Legion Baseball Hall of Fame for his stellar high school work, via NUJournal.com.
- GCRL takes a look at the evolution of Dodger shortstops with Baseball cards - from Reese to Russell.
- The Dodgers continue to additions to their scouting staff. Beyond the high priced salaries, this is the real reason it's a great luxury to have wealthy owners willing to spend. Per a Dodgers press release: (An no, Juan Garcia-Puigis not related to Yasiel)
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced eight additions to their professional and international scouting staffs.
Los Angeles will have two new advance scouts next year with Willie Fraser, who originally joined the club in 2012 as a professional scout, and the hiring of long-time White Sox scout Gary Pellant. Chris Smith returns to the Dodger organization as a professional scout after four seasons with Cleveland, joining pro scouting additions Ron Mahay (14-year MLB pitcher), Peter Bergeron (former MLB outfielder) and Greg Booker, who is returning to the scouting ranks after spending the last four seasons as pitching coach for Washington's Triple-A Syracuse club. In addition, Special Assistants, Player Personnel Josh Bard and Aaron Sele will expand their duties to include pro scouting.
Internationally, the club hired Hidenori Sueyoshi as Senior Manager, International Scouting Operations, Rafael Colon as Special Advisor, International Player Performance and Juan Garcia-Puig as a scout for Spain.
- Via Dan Zinswki at Call to the Pen, "Here’s Video Of Masahiro Tanaka Dancing With Tiny Women On a Japanese TV Show". Tanaka is likely to be posted and made available to MLB soon.
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