Monday, March 14, 2016

Blog Kiosk: 3/14/2016 - Dodgers Links - Thompson, Seager and Kenta Maeda

Just a little smooch.

Often in victory emotions can run run wild; as evidenced in the vintage International News press photo taken after Game 6 of the 1947 World Series.  Via the descriptor attached to the reverse:
CELEBRATING THEIR VICTORY THAT EVENED THE SERIES.  New York--This joyous scene in the Dodgers' dressing room at the Yankee Stadium, shows Al Gionfriddo, (left) whose spectacular catch of Joe DiMaggio's terrific smash into left field saved the game, being kissed Pee Wee Reese, as smiling teammates, Walker, Bragan and Stanky, gather around to congratulate their hero.  It was in the sixth inning of today's sixth series game, that Joe went to bat with two men on and blasted a hit the left field fence.  Gionfriddo raced right up against the boards to make the catch, and the Dodgers kept their 8 to 5 lead.  The Dodgers finally won the game 8-6, to even up the series three all."
Below are more links to check out:
So what is the status of the Dodgers MLB scouting? Although some of us fear that analytics are taking over in the Dodgers Front Office, that may not be the case. That is, analytics may not trump scouting but just be a tool to use to gather information on players to complement scouting reports. Certainly an expectation is that the current foray into international scouting will continue and intensify and that more importance may well be placed on advance scouting.
"It's nothing long term," Friedman said. "As soon as he's asymptomatic, he'll be back. A week or two. There's no tear, there's no surgery, nothing more than treating and waiting until he's asymptomatic and getting him back on the field. He was still feeling sore, but after we checked and we're confident it's nothing that will linger long term."
"He's going to fit in very nicely," Roberts said. "For him to be in his prime, he's excited to be here and we're excited to have him. All we want is for him to be himself. He can't be Hideo or Kuroda and Kazuhisa. He has to be himself and that's all we want."
“Ever since T-ball, I couldn’t get him to put a bat down,” says Trayce’s father, Mychal Thompson. “Like my other sons, he played all sports growing up. But even during football and basketball seasons, between those games he’d be outside pretending to be a major leaguer. He was always swinging a bat.

“Just like basketball was it for Klay and Mychel, baseball was his game.”
  • Just an early reminder.  Ken Burns documentary on Jackie Robinson will premier on KOCE on April 11th and 12th.  Below is a preview video:

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