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Blog Kiosk: 1/16/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

These were the days.  So young, and so full of life.

Featured above is an August 26, 1986 press pic taken by celebrity photographer Steve Granitz of rising Hollywood stars Charlie Sheen and Adam Rich.  It was taken during that days Hollywood Stars game at Dodger Stadium.  Go here to check out the eBay auction listing for this photo.

Below are more links to check out:
  • Carson Cistulli at Fangraphs shares their 2016 ZiPS Projections for the Dodgers.  The expectations placed on Corey Seager are big:
It’s not particularly common for one of the strongest teams in the majors to acquire a new best position player. Theoretically, such a club already features an assortment of talented players; otherwise, it wouldn’t have been one of the strongest teams in the majors. And yet, this is effectively what the Dodgers — who recorded the third-best Base Runs record in the league last year — it’s effectively what they’ll have done by deploying Corey Seager (643 PA, 3.9 zWAR) as their opening-day shortstop this spring. A projection represents an attempt to estimate a player’s true-talent level. Seager’s true talent appears to be more talented than everyone else’s. 
  • Dodgers avoid arbitration with their remaining four players.  Via Jon Heyman on twitter, Kenley Jansen, Yasmani Grandal, Justin Turner and Luis Avilan are now signed ups:
yasmani grandal, Dodgers agree at $2.8M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2016

Justin turner, dodgers agree at $5.1M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2016

luis avilan, braves agree at $1.39M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2016

kenley jansen, dodgers settle at $10,65M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2016

  • Later this month Panini will be releasing their collegiate version of the National Treasures set.  Go here and here for some preview pics.  It will apparently include this incredible looking Jackie Robinson autographed card in full Bruins gear that you can see on the right.
  • Via Thomas Harding at, "Scully to receive Lifetime Achievement Award in LA."
"I can't think of a person more deserving of this recognition," Sports Council president David Simon said in a news release. "Even more remarkable than his longevity is the consistently high quality and integrity his announcing has represented over the years."

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Blog Kiosk: 1/16/2016 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


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