Player signings may be on hold, but that doesn’t mean the Dodgers aren’t adding to their staff. Ian Walsh, known for his success as a trainer at the data-focused Driveline center in Seattle and as an assistant pitching coach at Combine Academy, is the team’s new pitching development assistant.
Driveline is widely considered to be an industry leader in player development and takes a scientific approach to improving velocity, pitch design, and mechanics at all levels of play.
The facility is a familiar one to Dodgers pitchers already. Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Alex Wood, and Clayton Kershaw have all made visits, and former Driveline instructor Rob Hill joined the Dodgers as a pitching coordinator in 2020, writes Bill Plunkett at the OC Register.
Adam Weinrib at Dodgers Way maps out three trades that could solidify the Dodgers’ roster in 2022.
Everyone’s talking about Freddie Freeman, but there are a few things that could get in the Dodgers’ way of making that deal, says Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors.
Is re-signing Albert Pujols worth it? Doug McKain at Dodgers Nation has some thoughts.