Thursday, February 20, 2020

Blog Kiosk: 2/20/2020 - Dodgers Links & News - Some Odds and Ends


Photos above via @Dodgers on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1936 the Dodgers and Yankees complete their very first trade with each other. Brooklyn sent Buzz BoyleJohnny McCarthy and $40,000 to the New York for Buddy HassettIn 1984 Pedro Guerrero signed a five-year $7MM contract to stay a Dodger. In 2017 the Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to a one-year $2.6MM contract. He would only get into 35 games (primarily as a pinch hitter) before shutting down in June due to an recurrence of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Happy BirthdayCharlie Babb & Jack Bolling!
  • Video: An SI/Steven Douglas Conversation with Dodgers' Prospect Ryan Pepiot (video link).
  • Video: Steven Douglas Interviews Dodgers Assistant Pitching Coach, Connor McGuiness (video link).
  • This is for the autograph collectors out there... especially those seeking Kobe Bryant autographs. Via Rich Mueller at Sports Collectors Daily -- "Fake Kobe Autographs Keep Coming."
  • Via Jorge L. Ortiz at USA Today -- "'I can sense the hurt': Mookie Betts, David Price give World Series hope to Dodgers team hungry for a title."
“I definitely feel for my new teammates. I can sense that hurt,’’ Price said. “These guys have played really good baseball the past couple of years and they’re always knocking on that door. I want them to experience the feeling I felt after the (final) game. I can’t even put it into words. It’s something you have to experience for yourself, and you’ll cherish that moment for the rest of your life.’’

“We knew when those guys were hired that we were going to have our work cut out for us,” Friedman said, mentioning Hazen and Diamondbacks assistant GMs Jared Porter and Amiel Sawdaye.
“And you look at the growth in that organization from when they came in to now, in terms of every important metric: farm-system ranking, runway of talent at the major league level, financial flexibility as they look out – they’ve kind of hit it out of the park on all fronts.”

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