Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog Kiosk: 11/12/2014 - Dodger Links - Confidence in AJ Ellis

Yasiel Puig sure seems to be enjoyinh himself in Japan.  He is adapting himself to the culture quite well.  Pic above via @DodgersPR on twitter

Below are some links to check out:
For their perceived shortcomings in drafting and development, the previous regime has left Friedman with a pretty solid base of young, controllable talent, at least at the top. Given the successes Friedman has had with such talent, and empowered with superior resources to augment this base, it should be worth watching how true he stays to the trends he developed in Tampa Bay.
"He's a leader on the team," Zaidi said of Ellis. "He has a relationship with the pitching staff, and we are very mindful of that. Part of this process is to understand the dynamics of the relationships, and he's a big part of the team and the preparation and comfort level of the pitchers."
“As soon as we got over the reef,” he said, “we were in range of the Japanese, and they started shooting. I started seeing these puffs of water all around us, and it took a second to realize what was causing them. Then we heard small arms fire hitting our tank, and the reality sank in: There were people on that island who wanted us dead.”
  • Via William Boor at, "Dodgers' Sweeney drives in five to lead Desert Dogs."
  • Via Drake Witham at TWC SportsNet LA, "Kershaw stacks up well with those who swept the MVP and Cy Young awards."
  • As much as I hate the current situation regarding the Slava Voynov suspension (LA Kings defenseman) for suspicion of domestic violence, I agree with my friend Bobby Scribe at Surly & Scribe, "Dean Lombardi Needs to Sack Up – Slava Should Remain Suspended and No Cap Relief Should be Awarded."
In short, I hold the very unpopular (but objective) opinion that Dean Lombardi can complain all he wants but until the PD and DA confirm they are done and no charges are being filed, Slava should remain suspended and the franchise should bear the consequences of its player’s actions.

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  1. I completely forgot about Sweeney. If the Dodgers don't end up going for a free agent SS, then they could turn to not just Rojas and Arruebarrena, but also Sweeney as in house options.

    1. Sweeney looks promising, but he's probably a couple years away from being ready for the big club.


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