Thursday, August 06, 2015

Blog Kiosk: 8/6/2015 - Dodger Links - Pederson, Colletti and Chad Billingsley

A special guest arrived at the Dodgers clubhouse in Philadelphia yesterday.  Little League Baseball All-Star Mo’ne Davis visited with the team, and even sported Dodger blue; as evidenced by the photo tweeted above by Kik√© Hernandez.  
Below are some links to check out:
"He's part of what we do. We made a conscious decision to be a better defensive club this year and he's a big part of that up the middle,” Mattingly said. "At some point, if you hit .220 and you don't hit homers, then there are other things you try to do, you have to make organizational decisions, but I don't think there's anybody trying to make those right now. There's nobody who thinks Joc can't hit.”
Mark Walter, Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers, told a media gathering, "We concluded last year that the best way to give our fans what they want - more Dodger baseball, and a more mature experience at the park - was to launch a long-and-strong integration between two institutions which do it better than the rest. The Dodgers-Brazzers partnership will provide substantial financial resources over the coming years for the Dodgers to continue tricking other teams into giving us their best. Just as we are actively transforming the team and the stadium, we want the Dodgers to be exhibited on the very best adult network in the country - one that will provide an unrivaled fan experience."
  • Via Ned Colletti at SportsNet LA, "How two Dodger blockbuster trades came together."  It's nice to get some background on the inner-workings of a trade; especially ones as big as the Manny Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez trades.  (Hat Tip: r/averagebob_14 on reddit)
  • My well wishes and congrats to the Billingsley family.  Via Todd Zolecki at, "Billingsley's wife cancer-free, couple thanks Phillies."
The couple happily reported that Tiffany has been clear of cancer since last month. She will finish her final treatments in a few weeks.

"There were so many things that went right in this process," Chad said Tuesday.
I have long respected Rosenthal for his work, since before he began tweeting, but I disagree with him on two points. I wouldn’t call tweeters journalists, and there’s no need to provide minute-by-minute accounts because that’s when tweeters get in trouble. Trade talks and free-agent negotiations can change by the minute, and by the time a tweeter tweets a development he has learned, it can be three developments old.

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