Friday, December 14, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 12/14/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Here's a fun 1943 International Press photo featuring Dodger first baseman Dolf Camilli on the set of the movie Whistling in Brooklyn (eBay auction link). Per the descriptor o the reverse:
MAKING DOLF PURTY FOR THE MOVIES.  New York...Dolf Camilli, Brooklyn first baseman, has some makeup applied as he works out with the Dodgers.  He was photographed by a movie camera for a part in a new Red Skelton movie."
Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1954 the Dodgers signed amateur free agent Sandy Koufax to a contract - a $6,000 salary and $14,000 bonus. This made Sandy a "bonus baby" (having a bonus over $4,000) and required the Dodgers to keep him on the Major League roster for two years. As a result, the Dodgers would option Tommy Lasorda to the Montreal Royals. In 1990 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Brett Butler to a four-year $13 million contract.
  • Happy BirthdayDeacon Van Buren, John AndersonCharlie HargreavesChris Heisey & Bill Buckner! 
  • Audio: David Vassegh caught up with President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman at the Winter Meetings to talk about the latest with the Dodgers and Chase Utley possibly joining the Dodgers on the Baseball Operations side of things (link here).
  • ICYMI: On the auction front, Hunt Auctions shared some exciting news this week. They announced that this coming June they will be auctioning off items from the personal collection of Babe Ruth; including his game-worn cleats (see below left) and a signed photo of Lou Gehrig inscribed to Babe (below right). Wow!
  • Via Alden Gonzalez at ESPN:
The Dodgers stressed leading up to and throughout the Winter Meetings that they didn't feel pressured to trade from their surplus in Vegas, and it held true. They would love to free up payroll by finding a taker for Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, but it doesn't sound like there's much interest there unless they take on some salary in return. For Kemp, it's expected. For Puig, not ideal. Still expect them to trade at least one outfielder and one starting pitcher at some point. Bryce Harper badly wants to be a Dodger, but he'll have to sacrifice years — and thus, total value — to play in Los Angeles.

  • Watch Alanna Rizzo sit down with OC Register reporter Bill PLunkett to talk about reliever Joe Kelly, via SportsNetLA on twitter:

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