Sunday, April 14, 2013

Catching up on Dodger news with lots of links: Greinke, Puig, Uribe, et al

Even before the Zack Greinke-Carlos Quentin fiasco from Thursday, there was a lot written about the Dodgers throughout the week. Here are some of the links I enjoyed.

Chad Moriyama had a couple of stories regarding the Greinke-Quentin brawl -- one about responding to C.J. Nitkowski's tweet and one about some Padre fan reactions to the brawl.

Mike Newman of ROTOScouting and FanGraphs wrote about his first 2013 impressions of Yasiel Puig and Zach Lee.

Speaking of Puig, here's him destroying a baseball on Saturday night against the Cubs' Double-A affiliate.



Mike Petriello compiled a list of notable players who have fewer home runs than Juan Uribe.

I wrote an article for Yahoo! Sports about how Uribe's deal is the worst contract the Dodgers have ever given out. While many would (rightly) argue for Andruw Jones, I can't get past the fact the Dodgers gave Uribe, a nearly replacement-level player now, a 3-year commitment. At least Jones was two years removed from a 40-home run season and was still considered a plus defender in center field.

Hugh Bernreuter had a nice piece on Dodgers' 2012 draftee Paul Hoenecke. He also wrote a mini-profile on Malcolm Holland and how he gave up football to play for the Dodgers' organization.

Jon Weisman, who I don't think I've disagreed with ever, wrote about the Dodgers' official Twitter account and its tweet following Thursday night's game.

Finally, I saw "42" on Sunday. It was amazing. It's been a long time since a movie made me that emotional, but to see just a small portion of what Jackie Robinson had to go through in the late 1940s. He was a remarkable man and this movie is a must-see for all Dodger and baseball fans.

Photo credit: Dustin Nosler, Feelin' Kinda Blue

1 comment:

  1. link roundups are great.

    for me, the andruw jones deal is bad but surely the golden standard has got to be jason schmidt.

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