Dodgers news ...
First round draft pick Kody Hoese comes out of Tulane University and is from the Chicago metropolitan area. With that, the Chicago Post-Tribune’s Dave Melton wrote about Hoese’s quick rise to the top of the ranks.
Not even 24 hours after being a first-round choice, though, Hoese’s mind had already drifted toward the next chapter of his career.
“I’m looking forward to one day playing in Dodger Stadium,” Hoese said. “That’s my next goal — to make an appearance there and become a starter who plays every day.
The Dodgers announced him as a second baseman, where he did not play in college but did last summer in Cape Cod, according to his profile on MLB.com. For whatever it’s worth, Busch told Third Man In that he’s comfortable at any infield position before the start of UNC’s 2019 season.
Another day, another article about Cody Bellinger’s great season. Today’s read is courtesy of Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Around the league ...
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred held a presser and addressed various things. CBS Sports wrote about the press conference here. One of the things discussed was the possibility of extending netting.
“I think it is an issue that we will continue to revisit. As fans get more and more used to it, we have less resistance to netting. It’s something that we will continue to discuss. The idea that we’re going to run out tomorrow and change where the netting is, given the structural issues involved is just not realistic but it is an issue we will continue to discuss.”