Third base: The cold corner

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Raul MondesiLast time the Dodgers won a Gold Glove at the following positions:

C - Russell Martin, 2007

1B - Steve Garvey, 1977

2B - Orlando Hudson, 2009

SS - Cesar Izturis, 2004

3B - None

OF - Matt Kemp, 2009

OF - Steve Finley, 2004

OF - Raul Mondesi, 1997

P - Greg Maddux, 2008

The timing wasn't right for Ron Cey or Adrian Beltre to win Gold Gloves for the Dodgers ...

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  • The history of Bill Russell as Dodger manager gets a long look back at the Hardball Times from Steven Booth, who is searching for parallels (and coming up with mixed results) with Don Mattingly's nascent tenure in the hot seat.

  • Sam Miller of the Orange County Register questions a system that makes relievers 35 percent of Type A free agents.

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All my best wishes and thanks to the nation's veterans on this day ...