Monday, June 05, 2017

Welcome to the Blue, Jason Wheeler!

The Dodgers added another arm to bolster their pitching depth. On Friday evening they acquired left-handed reliever Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cold hard cash - exact details are not known. He will be sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City and projects as either a fifth starter or long-reliever. Per a Dodgers press release:

2017 Topps Archives - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Featured here are all of the Dodger insert cards found in packs of 2017 Topps Archives. The best of which feature autographs from both the past and present. Go here to check out all of my past post on this set.

Fan Favorites Autographs

#FFA-CK Clayton Kershaw

#FFA-MM Manny Mota

Blog Kiosk: 6/5/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Kenta Maeda wasn't exactly terrible on Sunday, though he was clearly inefficient. Through four innings pitched he struck out seven, but walked three batters and allowed two earned runs on 92 total pitches. That's certainly not the way to get things done. Per Ken Gurnick at
"We're going to run him out there in five days," Roberts said. "The conversation I had with him, it's not necessarily a short leash, it's where I don't really have an option. I'd like to see him go deep into games. When you get ahead of hitters like he does, you have to be able to put them away. I think he's a little afraid of contact, and there are a lot of non-competitive pitches when he gets ahead, and we've got to clean that up."
The Dodgers got blanked by Milwaukee, 3-0, and fall a half game beding Colorado in the NL West. Photo above via SportsNet LA on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers BaseballIn 1977 the Dodgers retired former manager Walter Alston's uniform number #24 at Dodger Stadium. It was also Old-Timer's Day as the Dodgers defeated the Padres, 4-2.
  • Happy Birthday, Bill MaloneyFred MitchellDuke SimsRuss Ortiz!