Ned Colletti on “Clubhouse Confidential”

Yesterday, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti sat down with Brian Kenny of MLB Network for a chat as part of “Clubhouse Confidential”. Topics ranged from the huge rotation to the even huger budget, but most encouraging is hearing both how much he wants to retain Clayton Kershaw and how optimistic he is about Carl Crawford. That’s not exactly “news,” of course, because that’s exactly what you’d expect a general manager to say.

Giants
Dodgers
CF
Blanco
CF
Schumaker
2B
Tanaka
SS
Ramirez
LF
Torres
1B
Gonzalez
1B
Belt
RF
Ethier
SS
Crawford
3B
Cruz
RF
Kieschnick
2B
M.Ellis
DH
Pill
C
A.Ellis
C
Quiroz
LF
Moore
3B
Valdez
DH
Uribe

No TV for today’s game, sadly, though it will be broadcast on KLAC 570. Josh Beckett makes his spring debut, with Brandon League, Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Gregory Infante, and Kelvin De La Cruz  Other than De La Cruz & Infante, each will be seeing their first action of the spring behind him.

One of the many odd quirks of spring — what, Juan Uribe hitting cleanup wasn’t odd enough? — is that the Dodgers will be utilizing the designated hitter while the Giants will not, instead opting to let Tim Lincecum swing the bat. I’m sure there’s a joke about the Giants not actually having enough major-league quality hitters in there somewhere, but what the hell, it’s February 26. Update: well, scratch that. The Giants put out an updated lineup that has Brett Pill in as the designated hitter.

Unrelated but still awesome:

Pedro Baez, whose pitching resume consisted of one inning in an instructional league game, is already being talked about for an appearance in a Spring Training contest after an eye-opening bullpen session with guru Sandy Koufax on Monday.

Baez showed Koufax a natural delivery, a fastball in the mid-90s and a curveball more advanced than many of his fellow Minor Leaguers who have been at this pitching thing for years. Koufax told other staff members he’d like to see Baez in a game this spring.

Just phenomenal. Really, really hoping we get to see him once — preferably in a game that’s actually televised.

305 comments
capnsparrow
capnsparrow

That's our closer serving up dingers there

 

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

You guys upset that you didn't know about that pasty topless guy in the 3rd row on the radio broadcast?

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

If a giant gets hit in the back and no dodgers fans are there to see it, is it still awesome? 

Woodsy Allen
Woodsy Allen

Hey all! I've never actually commented here before (though, at the risk of sounding creepy, I've lurked quite a bit!), but I figured you'd be interested in this. One of my Twitter followers substituted team names in the link for the White Sox video broadcast from the other day and managed to find video (with only stadium sounds, no one calling) of the game happening right now: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=cws&topic_id=8685496

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

JFC - does Howell have the HillBIlly-est photo of all time? 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Poor Uribe. He sucks

The Monocle
The Monocle

Has Hanley had anything hit his way yet?

Kemps Shoe
Kemps Shoe

Uribe make this game ugly like your face

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

I'm lagging.behind!!!

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat My work day just got 20 minutes from being over.

craigary
craigary

 @WBBsAs Hoping your theory about Lincecum won't hold true for Howell, too. ;) Not the greatest debut... 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

@Disgruntled Goat fuck yeah

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

@Woodsy Allen WANT SOME COFFEE?

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Woodsy Allen And the best part is through the magic of HDMI ports it's the big TV now!   THANK YOU!!!1!

Woodsy Allen
Woodsy Allen

 @capnsparrow haha thanks, all! Credit goes to @nateroc on Twitter, I'm just sharing. But I'm glad to be of service!

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @capnsparrow  @Woodsy Allen if you're listening to the audio, you'll have to open in a different browser, 

 

got video on chrome and audio on firefox. 

 

soo good. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Tell me about it. I'd love to swap.places

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

@Woodsy Allen yeah...