Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 4/3/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

The best part about the presentation is Wood's use of flip-glasses.

BTW, I'm not worried about Jansen... yet. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
Jansen said he's healthy and is working through some mechanical kinks with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. Manager Dave Roberts said, from everything he hears from his staff, Jansen is "100 percent healthy." 
"Yeah, I'm fine. Slow start," said Jansen. "Owings got me. It stinks, but nobody's going to feel sorry for me. Nobody wants to get beat, nobody wants to blow saves, nobody wants to lose games. Today stinks, it stinks to see Wilmer go five innings, he doesn't deserve that loss. It happens. What can I do? I just have to bounce back and help the Dodgers win tomorrow."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1974 the Dodgers trade for Pedro Guerrero from the Indians in exchange for pitcher Bruce EllingsenIn 2004 the Dodgers traded Franklin Gutierrez and Andrew Brown to the Indians for outfielder Milton BradleyIn 2008 the Dodgers announce, twenty minutes before their game, that reliever Hong-Chih Kuo would be used as the starter in place of Chad Billingsley, who would come into the game out of bullpen. The unusual move is made due to an threat of rain at the start of the game (Whoops, this actually happened on the April 2nd - my bad). 
  • Happy Birthday, Wally Moon & Tim Crews!
  • Podcast: Real Housewives of Chavez Ravine, Ep. 6 (Podcast Link).
  • Audio: Enrique Hern├índez On Super Utility Role, Learning From Logan Forsythe with David Vassegh (Audio Link).
  • Wait... What?... We can get free McNuggets? Sax at Sons of Steve Garvey scored some free chicken from McDonald's courtesy of the Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers front office has been busy. They traded minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla to the Orioles for right-handed pitcher Jesus Liranzo. Per a Dodgers press release:
Liranzo, 23, has gone 7-8 with two saves and has posted a 3.71 ERA in 91 career minor league games (15 starts) over five professional seasons with the Braves (2012-13) and the Orioles (2013-17) organizations. He has held hitters to a career .194 average and has struck out 202 batters in 170.0 innings.
In 2017, Liranzo spent the entire season with Baltimore’s Double-A Bowie, going 3-4 with two saves and posting a 4.85 ERA (35 ER/65.0 IP) in 31 games (12 starts). He struck out 75 batters against 43 walks in 65.0 innings, while also holding the opposition to a .224 average.
  • On top of that, the Dodgers also signed free agent veteran right-hander Daniel Hudson to a minor-league deal. Per Ken Gurnick at MLB.com:
The Dodgers signed free-agent reliever Daniel Hudson on Monday and, after having him throw a bullpen session for pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, sent him to extended Spring Training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz.
Hudson, 31, was released by Tampa Bay last week after being acquired from Pittsburgh in a salary swap for Corey Dickerson and allowing nine earned runs on eight hits and five walks over his 5 1/3 innings in Spring Training. Hudson will receive $5.5 million this year, with the Dodgers paying only the Major League minimum of it.
  • Per Matt Monagan at Cut4; "With Chase Utley nearing 200 HBPs, we made a handy infographic tracking the places he's been hit."

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