Check out legendary Dodgers scout Mike Brito scamper through the Dodgers "Pop-Up Museum" at Dodger Stadium. The museum highlights Dodger history through memorabilia/artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the collection of Gary Cypres and the Dodgers own archives. Go here for more information. Go here to check out more pics by Jon SooHoo from the museum.
Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodgers History: In 1933 Prohibition ended. In 1973 the Dodgers traded trade outfielder Willie Davis to the Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall. Dr. Marshall, as he is called now, went on to win the NL Cy Young Award that next season. He pitched in 106 games, finished 83 of them and recorded a league high 21 saves as a reliever.
- Happy Birthday, Raleigh Aitchison, Billy Shindle & Ray Moss!
- It's no rumor anymore. The Dodgers have just officially announced that they have re-signed pitcher Ric Hill, via their own twitter. Some reports indicate that it is a 3 year/$48 Million contract.
The Dodgers announce the signing of free agent LHP Rich Hill to a three-year contract.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 5, 2016
- ICYMI: "Dodgers non-tender Louis Coleman, making him a free agent," via J.P. Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers.
Coleman, who made the Dodgers as a non-roster invitee out of spring training, had a 4.69 ERA in 61 appearances out of the bullpen in 2016. He was left off the Dodgers’ playoff roster.
- Over the weekend the Today’s Game Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame named two new inductees for the 2017 class of the Hall of Fame -- former Commissioner Bud Selig and former Braves GM John Schuerholz. Unfortunately, Orel Hershiser did not get enough votes to gain entry. Find out mroe about the election of Selig and Schuerholz here.
- Via Bill Shaikin at the LA Times; "The Dodgers are winners in the new MLB labor deal."
The Dodgers aren’t trying to run a $300-million payroll any more. What the stiff luxury taxes in the new agreement do is drastically diminish the chances of another team trying to do that.
In the meantime, the Dodgers already have stocked up on young talent, in part because of lavish spending in Latin America. What the restricted spending on international amateurs does is drastically diminish the chances of another team’s trying to do that.
- Via Tracy Ringolsby at MLB.com; "Q&A: Honeycutt on the art of the strikeout."
MLB.com: Is there still a fascination with strikeouts?
Honeycutt: A pitcher needs to come up with something that you can correctly contact, and something that you can get a swing and miss with. [Pitchers] that have two pitches that [they] get swings and misses with -- or Kershaw that has three pitches that are swing-and-miss pitches -- become the elite of the elite. Going back to your question, sure. I think anybody loves strikeouts. At the same time, using Kershaw as an example, [pitchers] have to learn to manage the game, pitch-count wise, even if [one] is a strikeout pitcher.
- I am a firm believer that position players should play in events like this. Pitchers, on the other hand, need to be handled differently. Via a tweet from Jon Morosi, Corey Seager is seriously considering joining Team USA during the upcoming WBC:
Source: @coreyseager_5 on official @USABaseball provisional roster for @WBCBaseball. Like @bcraw35, he is still weighing whether to play.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 4, 2016
* Please follow on twitter @ernestreyes *
* Like Dodgers Blue Heaven on facebook *
* Dodgers Blue Heaven home page *