Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Blog Kiosk: 11/27/2018 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the Dodgers will be hiring former Dodger farmhand and recent Angels Bench Coach Dino Ebel to be their 3rd base coach next season, per Bill Plunkett of the OC Register on twitter. He has a long history with the Dodgers, so his return is likely to be heralded. Per Craig Minami at True Blue LA:
He played and coached in the California League and then he began to just coach for the San Antonio Missions, the Dodger affiliate in the Texas League in 1996. 
Ebel started his minor-league managerial career for San Bernardino in 1997 and then managed the Dodger Rookie-League team in Great Falls in 1998. He would manage teams in the Northwest, California, South Atlantic and Southern Leagues for the next five seasons until he left the Dodger organization at the end of the 2004 season.
Featured above are two minor league cards of Dino. On the left is a 1991 ProCards and on the right is a 1993 Cal League card. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1953 Roy Campanella is the named the National League MVP for the second time in his career. He slashed .312/.395/.611/1.006 with 41 homer runs, a league leading 142 RBI's and recorded 7.1 WAR. In 1956 Don Newcombe was awarded the inaugural Cy Young Award, going 27-7 with a 3.06 ERA. A week prior he was given both the MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards; thereby becoming the first and only player to win all three major awards for a pitcher in one season.
  • Happy BirthdayJimmy SchmitzMike Scioscia & Jimmy Rollins!
  • Per Rowan Kavner at Dodger Insider; "Dodgers announce 2019 promotional schedule." There are 12 bobbleheads scheduled for next season.
  • Kenley is doing fine! Per Alden Gonzalez at ESPN; "Dodgers' Kenley Jansen 'ready for spring training' after second heart surgery."

  • Jim Callis at MLB.com; "Here are the Arizona Fall League's Top 25 prospects." Dodger catcher Keibert Ruiz is ranked ninth. 
  • Per Chad Moriyama at Dodgers Digest; "Dodgers reportedly hire Robert Van Scoyoc as hitting coach & Dino Ebel as third base coach."
  • Via Jeff Cox at CNBC; "A $20 billion plan that includes the LA Dodgers is said to be aimed at helping insurers if credit markets sour: WSJ." I don't find this to be prescient of anything related to the Dodgers operations (regardless of what others are writing), but it sure makes me wonder about the state of the investment/equity markets. It should be of no surprise that many are forecasting a downturn, and as such it is a positive news that the Guggenheim folks are willing to use their own assets to protect and provide stability to their insurance business. But, it is worrisome that they felt the need to do this.  
The CEO of Guggenheim Partners and his business associates are pledging more than $20 billion of their personal wealth to backstop insurers associated with the purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers, if those firms run into financial troubles
  • Per Brook Smith at Dodgers BluePen; "Dodgers Draft Pick Jacob Scavuzzo Signs in San Diego." He had been in the Dodgers farm the prior seven seasons.

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