Joc Pederson is having a fun winter league Baseball vacation, pic via Pederson on Instagram.
Below are some links to check out:
- RIP, Mary Froning O'Meara. She was an outfielder for the Battle Creek Belles and South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. She was 80 years old. This was initially announced on reddit r/Baseball by her grandchild r/SOTGidon. Her wikipedia page can be found here.
- Farhan Zaidi, it is! Via a tweet from Ken Gurnick:
Dodgers will name Oakland's Farhan Zaidi the new general manager later this week, according to baseball source.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) November 5, 2014
- BTW, former Padres GM Josh Byrnes is expected to also join the Dodgers front office, via Mark Saxon at ESPN.
- As expected, the BBWAA announced that Clayton Kershaw is a finalist for the National League MVP and CY Young awards yesterday. Per Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider:
Kershaw is competing with fellow finalists Adam Wainwright and Johnny Cueto for the Cy Young Award, which would be Kershaw’s third in four years if he wins. That award wll be revealed at 3 p.m. November 12 on MLB Network.
In his bid for his first MVP trophy, to be announced at 3 p.m. November 13 on MLB Network, Kershaw is up against Andrew McCutchen and Giancarlo Stanton.
|(pic via @LosDodgers on twitter)|
- Via William Boor at MLB.com, "Crawford inducted into AFL Hall of Fame."
"It feels good," Crawford said. "You're inducted in the Hall of Fame in a league where a lot of other good players played. To be picked as one of the inductees is really, really special."
- Via Wayne Stewart at Call to the Pen, "Profiling Adrian Gonzalez."
Gonzalez recalled, “All our conversations were usually baseball when we were young. It was all about baseball—that was our whole life.” Once the sons and father all played on the same amateur team in a league in Mexico. Adrian was 15 and his father, a first baseman, was in his 40s.
- These historical/biographic pieces being put out by Dodger Insider are fantastic. This time Cary Osborne writes, "Seasons: Mike Marshall’s 1974 — the ultimate workhorse."
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