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Sunday Morning Dodger Links

Here is a taste of Dodger news and notes from elsewhere around the Internet:

  • Kensai over at Memories of Kevin Malone has been providing position-by-position reviews of the 2009 Dodgers.  So far, he has reviewed the catchers, first basemen, and second sackers.
  • Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness has also been reviewing the 2009 Dodgers by position -- here is his look at catcher, first base, second base, and third base.  Kudos to the use of 1985 Topps as well!
  • Joshua Fisher has started a new blog,
  • Bobby Crosby (no, not that one) has an interesting YouTube channel, DodgerFilms, showing the game from the unique perspective of the left field pavilion at Dodger Stadium (thanks to Blue Heaven for the link)
  • Can't get enough Dodger prospect news?  Now you can follow a few Dodger minor leaguers on Twitter:  Trayvon Robinson (TRobinsonAFL), Blake Smith (Blake_Smith), or former Dodger prospect Josh Bell (JBellAFL)
  • You can follow the Dominican Winter League hereJames McDonald and Blake DeWitt are with Licey, while Jamie Hoffmann is with Escogido (playing with Boom Boom Betemit!)
  • In other division news, the Giants have re-signed second baseman Freddy Sanchez to a two-year, $12 million deal.  He will earn $6 million in each of the next two seasons.  Sanchez, who hit .293/.323/.416 with a .322 wOBA and 2.1 WAR in 111 games in 2008, is a nice comparable for free agent Orlando Hudson as he will likely enter the market.  If healthy, this is a nice upgrade for the Giants, as their second basemen in 2008 (including Sanchez for ... starts) hit .236/.281/.329 for the worst average, on-base percentage, and OPS in the National League.  The 2010 Bill James Handbook projection for Sanchez is .288/.329/.404.