Monday, July 02, 2012

Blog Kiosk: 7/2/2012

The Duke Snider 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob card has been found and is now for sale on eBay.  With a day left it is already up to $585.00.
  • Ken Rosenthal of writes that the Dodgers intend to make some big moves.
“We’re the DODGERS — put that in all caps,” team president Stan Kasten said. “We’re supposed to be big. We intend to be big.”

The Dodgers, according to major-league sources, have talked multiple times to two likely sellers, the Cubs and Astros, and a third club that also could trade veterans, the Brewers. In addition, they’ve touched base with a number of other teams, including the Mariners, Royals, Twins, Blue Jays and Padres, sources said.
We already know about the Carlos Lee busted trade.  I wonder what else might be in the works.
(pic via twitter @Dodgers)
  • 1st round Dodgers draftee is officially signed up.  Welcome to the Blue, Corey Seager.  Via a Dodgers press release:
Seager, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder, batted .519 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI this season to earn a selection as the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. He also stole 13 bases while posting a 1.062 slugging percentage and a .664 on-base percentage. The younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was rated by Baseball America as the top third baseman in the 2012 draft.
For months, the Dodgers have wrestled with the situation. There are no easy answers. Gordon is brilliant and baffling. He can save them and sink them, sometimes in the same game.
  • Congratulations to Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw on their All-Star team selection.  Unfortunately, Matt Kemp is unlikely to play, but lobbies to have Andre Ethier take his place.
  • Ping Pong 3D.  Check it out, play it and have fun.
  • Former Brooklyn Dodger Bill Dahlen was voted most overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend by SABR this year.
"After his days in Chicago, he helped lead Brooklyn to two NL championships in 1899 and 1900. A few years later he was traded to the John McGraw-led New York Giants. McGraw called it the "most successful deal I ever made". McGraw now had both the great defensive shortstop he wanted to shore up his infield defense and an offensive shortstop that could drive in runs. Dahlen was the 1904 National League RBI champ."
"To be honest, I was talking with [fellow outfielder Leon Landry] the other day about how I never hit two bombs in a game ever," Pederson said. "So when I hit those two, all I could think was 'Whoa.'"

Little did he know what was still to come.
  •  This is the kind of flashmob I can get behind.

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