The Dodgers kicked off their first game of Spring Training on Sunday afternoon, and the Cactus League is officially underway, With that, let’s dive into the news surrounding your favorite Los Angeles baseball team this week.
Justin Turner revealed this week that the Dodgers are bringing back a tradition from 2020. The team will once again go with the Mookie Betts rule in 2021, putting money into a collective pot with errors. Betts himself just said to am570 that the jar is already pretty full, so there’s room for improvement.
We just got done with the first game of Spring Training but Dave Roberts is already talking about the Dodgers 2021 lineup. Doc mentioned that he would likely go with the usual suspects at the top of the order including Mookie, Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Max Muncy.
Trevor Bauer talked about coming to the National League West and having to face Manny Machado. Given the success that Machado has had off of Bauer in the past, you would think that he wouldn’t want to talk about it. But Bauer made it clear that he saved his best stuff for Manny in 2021.
Speaking of Trevor Bauer, a former Dodgers outfielder named Andre Ethier had some advice for him this past week. Ethier talked about Bauer’s vlogging, and wanting to make sure it was done at the right time and in the right place. So far, no response from Bauer on that advice.
Tony Gonsolin explained the reason for his jersey number change that was made official in December. According to Gonsolin, recent acquisition Corey Knebel asked him for the number and Gonsolin obliged.
The Dodgers still don’t know if they will have fans in the stands by then, but tickets are going up on the resale market for Opening Day. And if you’re one of the lucky few looking to attend, it’s really going to cost you. Recent ticket posts on third-party websites like Stubhub have them going for as high as $8,000 in some cases.
Recent acquisition Sheldon Neuse has already heard all of the Max Muncy comparisons in his first few weeks. In his first media call of the Spring, Neuse admitted that he would like to take a similar path to the big leagues that Muncy took after being cut by Oakland.
Dustin May has drawn the attention of Dodgers coaches and fans with his fire power. D-May reportedly touched 101 mph in the second week of Spring Training, which is absolutely ridiculous this early.
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