It looks like rookie Joc Pederson is one of the guys. As evidenced in Jon SooHoo's photo above, Joc goofs around with Andre Ethier before yesterday's split squad game. I wonder if Joc did the ol' "what's in your ear" joke and pulled out a Baseball to the wonder of everyone within view. Check out more pics by Jon from yesterday here.
Below are some more links to check out:
- Via Bill Dwyre at the LA Times, "Ned Colletti is enjoying his new, purer baseball role with the Dodgers."
"At first, when it happened," Colletti says, "my feelings were a little bit hurt. But I've always been clear on one thing. I'm far from perfect. I'm more human than perfect.
"When pride and ego become your individual culture, you have some rough roads ahead."
- Via AJ Cassavell at MLB.com, "Pederson keeping hot spring start in perspective."
"I've had four at-bats," Pederson said Friday morning before adding an RBI single against the Brewers in Phoenix as part of a Dodgers split squad. "Yeah, some things have went my way to start, but I still have a lot of work to do to get comfortable in the box."
- Via Mark Saxon at ESPN LA, "Adrian Gonzalez builds a case for the RBI."
“My thing is, if teams are going to look at just analytics, Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Cabrera should be hitting first because they’re going to get on base the most,” Gonzalez said. “But teams want them to drive in runs. That’s why those guys hit third or fourth.”
- Via J.P. Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers, "One of Yasiel Puig’s accused smugglers is sentenced to house arrest: report."
- Rollins impact on Puig is starting to be felt. Via Lyle Spencer at MLB.com, "Spring growth: Puig a more poised presence."
"I like Jimmy," Puig said. "He's a good teammate. Every day he talks to me: 'What do you need? What can I help you with today?' He talks to me about hitting the ball to right field, center field. He always wants to help me get better."
- Panini releases their 2015 Donruss Baseball set this coming week. Below are some preview images to gaze at. Go here to check out even more.
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