While noticing that the Dodgers have in their organization five of the top 13 minor league seasons by position players in 2014 by minor league wins above replacement — Carson Cistulli at FanGraphs made an attempt to calculate minor league WAR for hitters, with Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Darnell Sweeney, Scott Schebler and newcomer Austin Barnes all coming off fine seasons — and while canceling the old friend alert in Toronto for Ronald Belisario — who it appears won't be signing with the Blue Jays after all — I noticed something slightly off.
The Dodgers are finishing up their week-long community caravan with several stops on Friday, including helping out at a Young Athletes program for children with disabilities in South Gate, a trip to City Hall, plus stops at Inner-City Art Center and a baseball clinic in Montecito Heights.
While at the first event, SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo took this shot of new pitcher Joe Wieland.
Wieland in this picture is wearing No. 48. Earlier this week the Dodgers announced he would wear No. 45. Assistant pitching coach Ken Howell is No. 48; was a trade made?
But that's not all.
New utility man Enrique Hernandez, No. 14 per the team, was seen today wearing No. 12, the number of fellow newcomer Juan Nicasio.
@truebluela Here's a picture. pic.twitter.com/9QCuuR6KEs— Steven (@Rey___1028) January 30, 2015
The topper: Nicasio was seen wearing No. 12, too.
Perhaps more insight will come from Saturday's FanFest.