First, we touch on today's Hall of Fame results by revealing out hypothetical ballots. Jared was unusually excited about his.
The Dodgers and Don Mattingly finally agreed to a contract extension. It's reportedly a 2-year extension, with the first year of the deal beginning in 2014. Basically, the contract option that vested after last season was torn up and replaced with a new deal. I like the deal, Jared is "so-so" on it.
The Dodgers announced stadium upgrades, which Jared details.
They also announced the signing of five more international prospects, four of whom have somewhat difficult names to pronounce.
Jared is attending the Dodgers' Winter Development Program today, and he hopes to get some good audio of some of the Dodger prospects in preparation for spring training.
Episode dedicationsFinally, we close with Q&A. The questions were light this week, but we'll chock it up to a holiday hangover.
Jared: Jose Parra
Dustin: 1965 world-champion Dodgers
We'll probably continue to record every other week, or as news warrants, during the winter.
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