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Dodgers links: Puig, Ramirez SS/DH, Kasten's vision, and more WBC

Puig is still turning his manager's head, Hanley has a request, Kasten answers some quest.

  • Matt Kemp has yet to see the field and Carl Crawford isn't even scheduled to throw or hit for the time being so the outfielder getting the most attention is Yasiel Puig. Bill Plunkett of the OC Register writes on how Don Mattingly may not have the door fully closed but then maybe it is just a hair open on whether Puig could be in left field this April.
  • Mark Saxon of says Hanley Ramirez will request to only play SS and DH for his Dominican WBC team
  • Stan Kasten speaks to ESPN's Michele Steele about his vision for the Dodgers here. Kasten was speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Kasten will also be speaking later this week at the SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix
  • Daily News J.P. Hoornstra talks to Luis Cruz and Hanley Ramirez who are going to their respective WBC teams
  • It is behind the ESPN Insider wall but if you have access, Mike Petriello, author of MSTI, writes under the Fangraphs hat on how using Jansen before League could work out in the Dodgers' favor.