Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 1/9/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Congrats, Ryu!

He and Bae Ji-hyun tied the knot this past weekend in a private ceremony in Seoul. Photo above via Dan Kurtz on twitter. Per the Korean Herald:
“The year 2018 will have a bigger meaning than any other year,” they said. “We’ll be warm companions for each other, a husband and a wife who always think positive, and two people who will give their best for each other.”
Below are more links to check out:
The managers of the Dodgers’ top three affiliates remain intact, while new skippers are in place for Single-A Great Lakes, Rookie-advanced Ogden and Rookie-level AZL.
"I love the game of baseball," he said. "To be able to still be a part of it and to be able to help kids, I'm really excited. Hopefully we can turn the program around. I know it's been struggling the last couple years. Hopefully we can build a program that kids feel proud to be a part of. That's my vision."
The 29-year-old righty has seen limited time in the majors since his debut with the A’s in 2016. He logged just 14 2/3 innings at the big league level in 2017, racking up a 7.98 ERA, 0.6 BB/9 and 6.1 SO/9 in six relief appearances. He bounced back and forth between Oakland and Triple-A Nashville several times throughout the year and was able to produce slightly more palatable numbers at a lower level, finishing his Triple-A run with a cumulative 4.82 ERA, 0.9 BB/9 and 3.9 SO/9 in 99 innings.
  • Per Andrew Mearns at Cut4; "Kenley Jansen went to the Rams' playoff game as the guest of Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson."
  • Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com; "Dodgers launch Global Sports Venture Studio: Innovative platform will connect emerging startups with partners."
"The Dodgers' organization has seen great success with our previous accelerator programs by embracing disruption and taking a close look at new technologies and shifts in consumer behavior," said Dodgers chief financial officer Tucker Kain. "We now want to open up this platform for others in the global sports and startup ecosystem to experiment with innovation, share success and grow as an industry."
“This has been an awesome journey,” Mercado said, who works at the Camelot Kids Preschool in Silver Lake. “When the bobblehead was first offered to me, my first response was: I have no money to pay for it. But when they told me they wanted to do it, as a fundraiser …. when I first saw it, I thought it was amazing.”

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