Some Dodgers links for a Thursday...
- Ned Colletti is reportedly on the short list of general manager candidates to replace Jim Hendry with the Cubs, apparently because Colletti would try to bring Ryne Sandberg back to Chicago as manager, wrote Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. (Hat tip to Little Blue Bicycle for the link)
- David Heck of MiLB.com covered the professional debut of 2011 Dodgers first round draft pick Chris Reed, who threw two scoreless innings Wednesday night for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. "We saw a kid who had a pretty good fastball," said Quakes pitching coach Hector Berrios. "He showed pleasantly surprising command. We didn't think he'd be as sharp as he was."
- Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness breaks down Clayton Kershaw vs. Roy Halladay for NL Cy Young.
- Chad Billingsley gets compared to Joe vs. The Volcano by Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts.
- The Dodgers on Wednesday withdrew their application in Delaware Bankruptcy Court to hire a broker to secure a new TV deal. Bill Shaikin of the LA Times has the details.
- From the Don't Mess With Reggie Smith files, it was 30 years ago today in Pittsburgh when Smith and Pascual Perez fought midgame, in the tunnels under the stands at Three Rivers Stadium, Rick Fox & Doug Christie style only this time without any of the players' wives getting involved. Chris Jaffe at The Hardball Times has the details, along with several other anniversaries, including Branch Rickey playing his final major league game on this day 97 years ago. More about the fight here and here.