That’s just part of the 40 tons of stuff the Dodgers sent off to Camelback Ranch this week in two trucks.
The trucks will arrive at Camelback Ranch-Glendale on Saturday, to be unloaded in plenty of time for next Saturday’s first workout for pitchers and catchers and the start of another Spring Training.
Bats and balls are shipped directly by their various manufacturers, in case you wondered. Uniforms and even bottled water as well as office supplies are in these trucks.
The first spring training game is scheduled for March 3 at home against the White Sox. The visitors have a long walk around a five-acre lake within the Camelback complex which separates them from the Dodgers. Or maybe they pedal-boat or kayak it.
Anybody who wants to make a prediction about the Dodgers finish this year, here’s the place for it.
In the previous post Howard Fox said “2015 prediction: final record 85-77 due to lack of pitching consistency, miss playoffs by 1 or 2 games, Donnie fired the day after the season ends, Padres win the World Series.”
Pederson makes somersaulting catch in center field.
Puig and Kendrick collide in right-center field. Per the Dodgers, both players are fine. Puig left the game as a precaution.
Vinnie does his one-and-only game from Camelback Ranch tonight on SPNLA.
The Dodgers sent six players to minor league camp after today’s game, including top prospect Corey Seager:
In addition to Seager, outfielder Scott Schebler was optioned, while infielder Buck Britton, utilityman Darnell Sweeney and catchers Shawn Zarraga and Chris O’Brien were assigned to Minor League camp.
The Dodgers have 42 active players in camp, plus injured pitchers Chris Withrow and Brandon Beachy.
Click the link if only to see what Seager looks like with his hat off. My lord, I think he’s 15 years old.
Not only does he get the start today against the Rockies, but Baseball Prospectus published several stories about the new daddy in their March 9 blog post. Look in the “Today at Baseball Prospectus” section on the front page.
Update: Headline: Time Warner Cable ‘Actively Pursuing’ Talks to Finally Lift Dodger Blackout
Nonsense. The article says TWC is trying to sign the other distributors up without lowering its $4.90 per subscriber fee. So what concession has TWC made to them? Looks like none to me.
Jon Soo-Hoo is there with about 100 pictures per day.
This doesn’t look acrimonious.
Nonetheless, I’d like to have been a fly on the wall to hear what Don and André are saying to one another.
Haren faces Tyler Skaggs, a 23-year-old lefty.
Update: Much more important than this game, news came this afternoon that Kershaw has been placed on the 15-day Disabled List effective March 23.
the Dodgers are making no promises about when he will pitch again. Mainly, because there is little urgency in the season’s first few weeks given the spate of off-days, and because they want to remain ultra-conservative and make sure Kershaw is right when he returns.
Tests earlier this week showed the strained upper back muscle, behind his left shoulder. Mattingly said he does not know of any more tests scheduled as of now.
“We know what it is,” he said. “We’re not concerned that he’s going to do any damage to it.”
Angels at Dodgers, Santiago v. Greinke, 7:00PM PST. It’s the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day, also on FSW and SPNLA.
Update: Greinke and Hanley Ramirez looked ready for the season in a 7 – 5 loss. Unfortunately, Jose Dominguez came in for the seventh inning and didn’t have anything, giving up four runs while retiring only one hitter.
Game Two of the Freeway Series is tomorrow.
Update: Video from the Dodgers – Team Australia game (won 4 – 2 by the Dodgers). Puig ties the game at 2 – 2.