Thursday, March 02, 2017
Wheelin' and Dealin' is the name of the game.
I sometimes get the impression that the Dodger front office just likes doing deals. Any deal, really. As long as they believe they've done well they'll sign off on anything. Case in point, check out this trade announced last night. The Dodgers sent rising pitching prospect Chase De Jong to the Mariners for two prospects: 23-year old shortstop Drew Jackson and 20-year old right-handed pitcher Aneurys Zabala. Per a Dodger press release:
After a look at the Dodger base cards, here are pics of some of the inserts that are available in packs of 2017 Topps Heritage. Below are the Dodger cards found in the Then and Now, New Age Performers, 1968 Box Loader Posters and 1968 Topps Game insert sets. Click on any pic to embiggen.
1968 Topps Game
#3 Clayton Kershaw
Scott Kazmir made his first spring start last night and didn't last two innings. No matter, though. As Scott said later on, via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“It’s a matter of getting reps to go out there and get some consistency”Obviously, he's still working on consistency. He began the evening by blowing through the Giants lineup in the first inning, but then got into trouble during the second. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
"I had a long [pregame] bullpen and it was on point, but as the night was going on, I kind of got lazy with the stuff I was working on," Kazmir said. "The first inning I was able to sync some stuff up."BTW, the Dodgers defeated the Giants in their first match-up of Spring, 7-6. Joc Pederson slammed a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
Photo at the very top via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2017. Go here to check out more pics bu Jon from yesterday. Below are more links to check out:
- This Day in Dodger History: In 1956 the Dodgers sold pitching prospect Tommy Lasorda to the Kansas City A's. In 1976 the Dodgers traded outfielder Willie Crawford to the Cardinals for infielder Ted Sizemore.
- Happy Birthday, William Fischer, Moe Berg, Woody English, Cal Abrams, Chico Fernandez, Jay Gibbons & Bud Norris!