Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1942 Branch Rickey becomes General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1951 Roy Campanella is named the National League MVP -- his first of three MVP's he would win. In 1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first three-time winner of the Cy Young Award. He is a unanimous winner for the second-straight year. This is the last year that only one award is given for pitchers in both of the major leagues.
- Happy Birthday, Fernando Valenzuela!
- Dodgers prospects Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun have been named to the 2016 ALF All-Star Team, via Jonathan Mayo at MiLB.com.
- Save this date! Once more details are known you can go here for more information.
- Over the weekend Jon Heyman at Todays Knuckleball notes that Dodger backup catcher Carlos Ruiz is available for trade:
A few teams are showing interest in Carlos Ruiz. The Dodgers could be ready to give the backup job to Austin Barnes, but they could still pick up Ruiz’s $4.25 million option, and think about trading him. Ruiz is popular as he’s great in the clubhouse, a good game caller and can still swing the bat.
- Via Harold Uhlman at Think Blue LA; "Dodgers face difficult Rule 5 Draft decisions: Team hoping to avoid another Roberto Clemente-caliber mistake."
- Per Bert Lehman at Sports Collectors Digest; "Taking a look at dealer implications of California’s new autograph law."
- Blowout Buzz shares some preview pics of Panini America's 2016 National Treasures Baseball card set; including the booklet card below that includes Clayton Kershaw. Go here to check out more pics. This set arrives in stores on December 21st.
- Ryan Cracknell at Beckett.com shares some preview images of Topps 2017 Bowman Baseball cards; including pics of the Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax cards seen below. Go here to check out more. This set is slated to be released on April 26, 2017.
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