With about a little over two weeks from the start of spring training I wanted to share with you guys a couple of Dodgers videos as we wait for spring training to start. You know once the super bowl is over spring training is right around the corner. It’s almost here.
Dodger’s GM Farhan Zaidi was a guest on Chris Russo’s High Heat the other day. Russo and Zaidi discuss the Dodger’s offseason and a few other topics related to the Dodgers. They talk about Yasiel Puig and him getting a fresh start to the 2016 season and hopefully having a bounce back year. Zaidi reiterates again that Puig is not available for trade. I’ve said it before that having a productive and healthy Puig is vital for the Dodger’s offense. Puig is definitely off the table.
Zaidi and Russo also discuss Andre Ethier and other offseason moves. I say there’s probably about a 70/30 chance leaning towards Ethier not being moved. Zaidi also answers some questions about Hyun-jin Ryu’s timetable. Apparently he is progressing in his throwing program but there is a chance he might not be ready by opening day. He is still projected to be ready by then. It’ll depend on how well he builds his arm strength. Thankfully the Dodgers have a lot of depth.
The second video listed is the Lasportshub podcast that I was a guest on for Wednesday’s show. Keith Rivas the editor of Lasportshub is the host. Keith and I talked about various topics pertaining to the Dodgers. Those topics included Howie Kendrick’s signing, the pain of losing Zack Greinke, Puig and Joc Pederson’s 2016 projections, and whether the Dodgers are better with or without former manager Don Mattingly.
Keith has interviewed some big names on his podcast. Some of the celebs he’s interviewed are NBC’s Fred Roggin, Arash Markazi of ESPN and former Bear’s safety Ray Austin. You can check out the show below.