Friday, January 27, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 1/27/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


After a brief rain delay Joc Pederson finally had the opportunity to meet with throngs of Dodger fans with their dogs at the Silverlake Dog Park yesterday.  It was a part of the week-long Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour that concludes today.

This afternoon from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM will be a Dodger rally at the Westfield Topanga Shopping Center.  Chase DeJong, Kyle Farmer, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Hatcher, Kenta Maeda, Josh Ravin, Jacob Rhame, Darin Ruf, Corey Seager, Rob Segedin, Ross Stripling, Chris Taylor and Trayce Thompson are scheduled to be there.

Photo above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017Go here to check out more pics by Jon and Juan Ocampo from yesterdays Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour.  Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodger History:  In 1968 the Dodgers picked future Dodgers infielder Davey Lopes in the second round of the 1968 amateur draft.  They also chose pitcher Geoff Zahn - who would go on to have a long Major League career.
  • Happy Birthday, Bert Inks, Bob Barrett, Fred Heimach & Nick Willhite!
  • Audio:  Ethier joined Dodger Talk to discuss what these opportunities to give back to the community mean to him. He also goes on to elaborat on what it's been like to remain with the Dodgers for so long. (link here)
  • Dodgers Job Posting:  LADF 50.50 RAFFLE SELLER - LOS ANGELES DODGERS FOUNDATION - Go here for information.
  • Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider; "It’s a smorgasbord of non-roster invitees."
The Dodgers’ group of non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training includes three of their top position-player prospects, a 2016 hero and 10 players who weren’t in the organization last year.
  • Blowout Buzz shares a bunch of preview images from a new Topps Baseball card brand coming out this summer called 2017 Topps Diamond Icons; including the Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw cards below.  Go here to check out more pics.
  • Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay Times provides some insight from Tampa's perspective of the Forsythe trade for De Leon trade.
"The way we have him evaluated and his proximity to the big leagues, it was an opportunity we felt we couldn't pass up as an organization," Rays general manager Erik Neander said.
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"Adding Jose where he's at certainly deepens our starting pitching depth. That's very important as we try to have success in 2017 and into the future,'' Neander said. 

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