Monday, July 14, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 7/14/2014 - Dodger Links - Seager Promoted, Urias Impressive and the Dodgers Won't Trade Top Prospects

Yasiel Puig showed off his new All-Star haircut this past weekend.  Pic via @Cut4 on twitter.
  • Topps has been giving out limited 2014 All-Star FanFest wrapper redemption cards; one of which features Clayton Kershaw.  You have to open up a bunch of Topps Baseball packs at their booth at the FanFest to get it.  Check out the Kershaw on the right.
  • Hopefully this stops all of those ridiculous trade rumors from starting up again.  (Not likely!)  Via Dylan Hernandez at The LA Times, "Dodgers unlikely to add David Price or Cole Hamels, GM intimates."
“Based on what I know of who can be acquired, even those of upper-echelon ability that are going to require more than others, I don’t see us doing anything that’s going to tear apart the farm system,” Colletti said.
So please, no more stupid rumors where we trade the farm for a short-term rental.   They are a big waste of time and energy.  Clearly, both Urias and Seager (and possibly Lee, Pederson and all of our recent draft picks) will not be traded. 
At some point after the pitch, according to Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Puig “threw the magical words out there, and that was it.”
So, what were those magical words?  I dunno.  For some reason that infamous scene between Kevin Costner and an umpire in the movie Bull Durham comes to mind, and this would be both horrible (since bullying of that nature isn't right) and hilarious (Bull Durham, ya know).  BTW, David Vassegh on twitter claims Puig called the umpire stupid.
"It's hard to explain how a kid who's 17 does everything he does," said Dodgers prospect Corey Seager, Urias' teammate each of the last two seasons. "He's unbelievably composed. His maturity is through the roof. He's just very impressive. There's nothing that frightens him. He doesn't overreact when he gets a bad call. He doesn't throw his glove. Nothing like that ever comes out of him."
BTW, both Urias and Corey Seager played in yesterday's MLB All-Star Futures Game.  Urias went 1 inning, threw 14 pitches, 11 for strikes and recorded 1 strike out.  Seager went 0 for 1 - lining out to right field.  Here is the boxscore for the game.

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