Spring is busy for baseball news, and that means there’s a ton of news coming out nearly every minute about the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, there was quite a lot, including Adrian Gonzalez’s clay art, front office people watching Kenta Maeda throw, a Hyun-jin Ryu update, and lots more. Enjoy today’s Dodgers Credits!
- First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is probably the greatest clay artist in the world now.
- Prospect Austin Barnes is going to be moved around the infield in the hopes of helping.
- Even though he’s progressing well, Hyun-jin Ryu is still “about two weeks behind” other pitchers.
- Free-agent acquisition Kenta Maeda had his first bullpen session of the spring watched by the higher-ups.
- Manager Dave Roberts still doesn’t know who will leadoff, and that’s okay .. for now.
- Clayton Kershaw is good at his job. How good? Well, he’s a top three player according to Jon Morosi.
- The pitcher-catcher relationship is key, but Kershaw and A.J. Ellis might be split up a little in 2016.
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- Maeda threw a 39-pitch bullpen session and talked about how he felt. [Orange County Register]
- The Japanese import sat down and talked about a few things, as well. [True Blue LA]
- The lack of extension talks with Kenley Jansen is, for a word, “puzzling.” [Dodgers Digest]
- The Dodgers have the best rotation in the National League West. [Los Angeles Times]
- Alex Wood isn’t guaranteed a rotation spot, but that hasn’t hurt his confidence. [Orange County Register]
- Despite his progression, Hyun-jin Ryu might not be ready for the start of the year. [Los Angeles Times]
- Yasiel Puig’s health could “make or break” the Dodgers’ 2016 season. [FOX Sports]
- Kenta Maeda talked to his fellow countrymen about getting used to MLB. [USA Today]
- Joe Blanton underwent a career resurgence since being moved to the pen. [MLB.com]
- Non-Roster Invitees can provide a big boost, just ask Justin Turner. [The Hardball Times]
- Corey Seager only had 98 at-bats last year, but he covered the plate well. [ESPN Stats & Info]