Monday, November 28, 2016

Welcome to the Blue, Henry Ramos!

This is just one of those depth signings the Dodgers are wont to do.  And why not, right?  It worked well for us this past season, and I think it's fair to say that if not for the foresight of the front office to pack the minors with a bunch of maybes we probably wouldn't have made the playoffs.  That's not to say that this newest addition to the Dodgers farm is destined to have the same impact as an Andrew Toles, but this kid certainly has a lot of promise.

Per a tweet by Chris Cotillo of SBNation, we find out that the Dodgers have signed minor league free agent Henry Ramos:
Exact details of the signing are scarce at the moment, so stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, here is what we know about him.

2016 Topps High Tek - The Dodgers Insert Cards

Now that you've seen the base cards, here are the Dodger inserts available in packs of 2016 Topps High Tek.  Go here to check out all of my previous post on this set.

High Tek Autographs

  • #HT-CSE Corey Seager -- Redemption Card
  • #HT-SK Sandy Koufax  -- Not Yet Seen
#HT-CK Clayton Kershaw                     #HT-FM Frankie Montas

Blog Kiosk: 11/28/2016 - Dodgers Links - Dodgers Debt, King on Castro and Vin Scully

Check out this fantastic photo of the famous Dodgers infield, dated to spring training 1979.  It includes Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Ron Cey.  The photograph was taken by famed photographer Alex Traube, and is a part of an limited print-run of just five copies.  (eBay auction link)

Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers History:  In 1950 Burt Shotten is fired as manager of the Dodgers.  Chuck Dressen, who was managing the Oakland Oaks of the PCL, is named as his replacement.  In 1969 second baseman Ted Sizemore is named the NL Rookie of the Year.  In 1970 starting pitcher Rick Sutcliffe is named the NL Rookie of the Year.
  • Happy Birthday, Ken Howell, Frank O'Rourke & Pedro Astacio!