Friday, December 08, 2017

Blog Kiosk: 12/8/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

A clearly concerned Don Newcombe looks on as Phillies third-baseman Willie Jones receives emergency treatment after being hit in the head by a fastball during a spring training game in Clearwater, FL. The vintage UPI press photo is from March 27, 1956, and is currently at auction on eBay.

Below are more links to check out:
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is refusing to approve a trade to the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, instead preferring to hold out for the Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Yankees to become a serious player.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the news. Craig Mish of SiriusXM reported the Yankees, Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros are the only teams Stanton is willing to approve. 
  • This weeks 2017 Topps Throwback Thursday online exclusive set features 2016-2017 Award Winners on the 1997-1998 Bowman's Best "Mirror Image" card design, and it includes both Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. See that card on the right. Go here to check it out and order.
  • The Dodgers have apparently signed one of those Braves prospects that became a free agent. Per Jesse Sanchez on twitter, they have signed 19-year old Columbian right-handed pitcher Guillermo Zuniga. 
  • Via Ken Davidoff at the New York Post; "Ex-teammate (Josh Bard) moves closer to spot on Aaron Boone’s staff."
“I want smart sitting next to me,” Boone said at the news conference to announce his hiring. “I want confidence sitting next to me. I want a guy who can walk out into that room and as I talk about relationships I expect to have with my players, I expect that even to be more so with my coaching staff. … Whether that is guys with all kinds of experience or little experience, I am not concerned about that.’’
Bard, 39, has spent the past five seasons working for the Dodgers, the Yankees’ West Coast twin when it comes to combining big finances with big analytics. He worked as a special assistant to the front office in 2013 and a professional scout in 2014 and 2015 and served as the team’s bullpen coach under manager Dave Roberts in 2016 and 2017.

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