Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blog Kiosk: 3/19/2019 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Above is a spring pic I ran across featuring a bunch of Dodgers' in front of the Bear Mountain Inn in New York. As you know, during the wartime 40's the club spent their spring in upstate New York. Unfortunately, I do not know when the photo was taken and the only person I recognize is Leo Durocher -- he's the fellow in the middle wearing the white sweater and unbuttoned coat.

Below are more links to check out:

  • Via Paul Lukas at UniWatch; "Cup of Plenty: MiLB Drops a Whopping 72 Hispanic Unis." The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Temblores), Tulsa Drillers (Petroleros de Tulsa) and the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Cielo Azul) will participate this season.
  • Per David Hood at True Blue LA; "2019 top Dodgers prospects: No. 21-25."
  • Get it! Via Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts; "Brothers in Arms now available as an audiobook!"
  • Via Skye Sverdlin at Turf Show Times; "What if Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke had bought the Los Angeles Dodgers?: Back when the future of the Rams was in limbo, Kroenke’s bid to purchase the Dodgers was huge deal. How would things look now if his bid had gone through?"
  • Per Bill Plunkett at The Press-Enterprise; "Three-year odyssey has Brad Miller fighting for spot on Dodgers’ bench."
“The big thing with some of these teams that are going younger – I’ll say politically correct, they’re going younger – a guy like me I’m not flexible. I don’t have options. I’m not a flexible roster piece. If I perform, they have no incentive to reward that whereas the Dodgers are trying to win. If I show I’m deserving of a spot, they’ll find a spot. No question. That’s kind of my mindset.”
The man Lasorda considers a traitor is instead first-year director of pro scouting Zack Minasian, who happens to be the godson of the former Dodgers manager.
“He said he bleeds Dodger blue,” Minasian said. “I joke I was baptized in it.”
“I think the most important thing to me is that we’re striving to be the best at everything we do,” Minasian said. “I want us to have the best scouting department, I want us to have the best analytics department … I want us to always be pushing forward technologically and I think Farhan thinks the same way.”

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