Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 2/11/2015 - Dodger Links - Moncada, Pederson and an Early Peek at the Newcombe Give-Away Pin

Fleet of foot Cardinals infielder Marty Marion attempted to score during a late March Spring Training game in Clearwater, Florida but was stopped by Dodger backup catcher Herman Franks.  This 1940 Associated Press photo was found via eBay.  Check out the auction here.

Below are some more links to check out:
“I’m kind of hoping we’re at the final end of the process,” Hastings (Moncada;s Florida-based rep) said. “I hope I will be able to get Yoan into a team’s spring-training practice as soon as possible.”
  • Here's an early peek at the Don Newcombe 'Cy Young' Collectors Pin the Dodgers are giving out to fans on Monday, April 13th.  See it on the right.
  • Via Anthony Castrovince at Sports on Earth, "The Top 10 MLB Rotations For 2015."  The Dodgers are ranked second on his list.
  • Via Ron Cervenka at Think Blue LA, "Joc Pederson’s perpetual motion could make him one of the game’s best."
“If you watch [Pederson] closely, he leans forward onto the balls of his feet on every pitch,” said (Rick) Monday. “This allows him to get a better jump on the ball and when the ball is hit, he is already breaking in that direction – even on foul balls. You’re going pick up an extra step or two by doing this and get to balls that guys standing out there flat-footed are not going to get to. These are the things that separate good baseball players from great baseball players.”
  • Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Dodgers will have $7 million draft bonus pool in 2015, per reports."
  • Fantastic!  Via Jorge Arangure Jr. at Vice Sports, "The Cuba Diaries: A 56-year-old batbot shares his story."
  • I just thought I'd make mention of this.  Onetime Dodger and recent Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is hosting a charity bowling event in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 22 at the Red Rock Casino.  Go here for information

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