Showing posts with label tony gwynn jr. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tony gwynn jr. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dodgers Designate Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment, recall Jerry Sands

From the Dodgers -



The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gwynn was batting .232 with a team-leading four triples and 17 RBI in 103 games with Los Angeles.

Sands, 24, has hit safely in his last 10 games with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .476 (20-for-42) with six home runs and 21 RBI since July 27. Since the All-Star break, Sands leads the Pacific Coast League with nine home runs, a .733 slugging percentage and 28 RBI (T-1st) and ranks ninth with a .372 batting average in 23 games. He was selected as the league’s Player of the Week for the period of July 23-29 after becoming just the fifth player in PCL history to hit two grand slams in a game, doing so in the second game of Albuquerque’s doubleheader on July 29 at Nashville. Overall, the North Carolina resident is batting .286 with 21 homers and 82 RBI in 95 games with the Isotopes, including a .318 batting average with runners in scoring position. Sands will be making his second appearance with the Dodgers this season after hitting .200 with two doubles and an RBI in eight games during his first call-up in May and has a .248 batting average with four homers and 27 RBI in 69 career Major League games.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Breaking News: Dodgers sign Tony Gwynn Jr to a 2 year deal


Just in. From the Dodgers. -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. to a two-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

The versatile outfielder appeared in a career-high 136 games at all three outfield positions with the Dodgers last year in his first season with the club and posted a .907 zone rating, which tied for second among qualifying National League outfielders. The 29-year-old ranked among the league leaders with a .993 fielding percentage, tying for ninth among NL outfielders with just one error in 677.0 innings, and tied for 15th on the circuit with eight outfield assists. Gwynn averaged 0.11 assists per 9.0 innings, which led National League outfielders.

At the plate, Gwynn batted .256 and posted career-best marks with 12 doubles, 22 stolen bases and 22 RBI. He also tied with Jamey Carroll for the team lead with a career high-tying six triples. The left-handed hitter batted .333 (8-for-24) in 27 appearances as a pinch-hitter, tying for the seventh-highest mark in the Majors, and has a .288 career batting average in that role.

Gwynn delivered in pressure situations for the Dodgers throughout the season, hitting a walk-off single to beat the Angels on June 26 and batting .286 (18-for-63) in close and late situations. He also preserved a pair of Dodger victories with ninth-inning diving catches in the field, doing so with two outs and the bases loaded on April 29 in a 3-2 win against the Padres and again on June 11 with the bases full to save an 11-7 win at Colorado.

Gwynn was originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft and traded to San Diego in exchange for outfielder Jody Gerut during the 2009 season. He attended San Diego State University, where he played for his father and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, and graduated from Poway (CA) High School. His uncle, Chris, was the Dodgers’ first-round selection in the 1985 draft and played parts of seven seasons in Los Angeles (1987-91 and 1994-95).

Gwynn Jr. resides in San Diego with his wife, Alyse, and daughters, Makayla and Jordan.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Appearance: Tony Gwynn Jr

Tony Gwynn Jr
August 30, 2011
12 p.m.
Staples Store
213 North Glendale Ave.
Glendale, Ca 91206

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Signings Recaps - Kemp, Gywnn & Cey

Pictures/Stories from the appearances that a couple of Dodgers made yesterday. 

E-mail from Diana -

My little sister and I had an amazing time waiting to see our mvp, Matt Kemp today at living spaces. He was so nice, humble, funny and made sure everyone in line got autographs. We even got to meet Dave Stewart and got his autograph as well. Today was a good day!   Diana


E-mail from Junior -

First I want to say thank you for all you do.

The signing was great!! Very organized and well thought out. He didn't take pictures with anyone and he inscribed whatever it was you wanted on your item. There was no cutting in line and from the looks of things, he signed everyone in line. You even had a chance of getting a second item signed. This has to be one of the best experiences I've had. Way better then the Kershaw experience .

Thanks for the work your do.

-JR

E-mail from Wagner -

Since I woke up late for the Kemp Autograph signing and saw your post about not even bothering to go, I went to Ron Cey's signing at Citywalk. Lucky for me since I work up there, I was able to bypass the line. I got him to sign my bobblehead.
I heard that most people had been there since 10am. He was real nice, he was actually signing more than 1 item. 
Everyone working the event wasn't all pushy like when you go to Metro PCS or any other place. Well organized. 
Thank you for the heads up on autograph signings.
Hope all is well with your baby.
Wagner

E-mail from Tina -

My son has Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis and is in a wheelchair, stuff like this totally makes his day, week, month! They even let him take a pic. My daughter and I had magazines for an autograph but I didn't want to be greedy since they let my son and Mom in line. We went to Panera Bread next and there was Matt Kemp talking to my son, then he came in line behind us. He is the nicest and most down to Earth guy. He talked to us and told us he was talking to my son outside, he acted like he was going to take our bagels, which my Mom replied "GO AHEAD". We let him know that we are big Dodger fans, we were at the game Monday, 7 of us, and took my 81 year old Grandmother and her 82 year old sister. We get there early and NEVER leave until the game is over. We have fun whether we win or lose. Dodger Blue forever!


E-mail from Sal -

Early bird gI'm super beat! But it was super worth it!et the autograph. Both Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr. I'm super beat! But it was super worth it!


E-mail from Paul -

Showed up to Matt Kemp at 11pm and finished and out the door by 11:15am. Went to Gwynn at 11:45am now getting ready for the game tonight, cool thing Dave Stewart signed my ball. I caught him sitting in a couch at living spaces!!! Man I love my team..

Sorry Paul, I wasn't able to rotate this picture. But great items!

E-mail from Howard -

Hi Roberto,

We got there around 3:20 and there was around 200 people there already, but it was better than the Kershaw signing. They only gave 300 wrist bands. Matt showed up late (10:30) but it was cool because we where all happy to see him and the line went fast. Over all it was a good signing. 

-Howard S.



E-mail from Sammy -

Hello Roberto,

I don't have any pictures. I forgot my camera. I went to the Matt Kemp appearance. I do want to thank you for all the updates you give us. I can't afford a trip to Camelback Ranch for Spring Training or get autographs at Card Shops. My only way to obtain signatures is the free events and because of you my collection has grown a bit. Thank you!

Sammy

Thanks everyone! Great pictures. Glad everyone had a good time. I do have to say that I'm shocked that many people went to see Matt Kemp. The reason I'm surprised is because Kemp signs autographs all the time! But I understand some of you can't make it to the park that often.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dodgers win! Gwynn gets beat up!

Nice to see Clayton Kershaw get the win!

Check out this video of Matt Kemp punching Tony Gwynn Jr in the ribs.

Video -

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Upcoming Appearance: Tony Gwynn Jr

It seems Tony Gwynn is going to do a bunch of signings this Summer.

Here's another one....



In case you missed it, here are the other Gwynn events.

June 18 - {linked here}

July 30  - {linked here}

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Upcoming Appearance: Tony Gwynn Jr

Tony Gwynn Jr
July 30, 2011
11:00 a.m.
Frank & Son Collectible Show (Honabach & Sons event)
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tony Gwynn Jr shows you the Dodger cooler bag

Tony Gwynn, Jr. shows off the Dodger cooler bag to be given away to fans on May 3 during the Dodgers-Cubs game.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Official: Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr

Just in. From the Dodgers.

Press release:

The Los Angeles Dodgers today signed outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. to a one-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

“Tony is one of the game’s top defensive outfielders and his speed adds an important element to the team,” said Colletti. “He can play all three outfield positions and gives us flexibility throughout the lineup.”

The 28-year-old has a .276 career batting average as a pinch hitter, which is tied for 10th in the Majors (min. 75 at-bats) since the start of the 2006 season.

Gwynn tied for second on the Padres with a career-high 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts over 117 games with San Diego in 2010. The left-handed hitter posted a .325 (13-for-40) batting average against left-handed pitching last season and hit .204 overall with three home runs and 20 RBI.



In 2010, Gwynn appeared in 105 games (72 starts) in center field and rated as one of the game’s top defensive outfielders, tying for fifth among Major League center fielders with 11 runs saved according to The Bill James Handbook. Gwynn tied for fourth among center fielders with 24 runs saved over the last three seasons.

Over five seasons with the Brewers (2006-2008) and Padres (2009-10), Gwynn holds a .244 career batting average with five home runs and 56 RBI in 366 games. He has stolen 42 bases in 56 career attempts.

Gwynn was originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft and traded to San Diego in exchange for outfielder Jody Gerut during the 2009 season. He attended San Diego State University, where he played for his father and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, and graduated from Poway (CA) High School. His uncle, Chris, was the Dodgers’ first-round selection in the 1985 draft and played parts of seven seasons in Los Angeles (1987-91 and 1994-95).

Gwynn Jr. resides in San Diego with his wife, Alyse, and daughters, Makayla and Jordan.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello Dioner, Goodbye Russell

Remember Dioner Navarro? He's back.

Nothing official on Vicente Padilla and Tony Gwynn Jr. But they are expected to sign once they pass a physical.

Another move, the Dodgers have signed catcher Dioner Navarro. This might be the end of Russell Martin's career as a Dodger. {Dodgers.com}

Navarro's deal is pending until he passes a physical.

If Navarro can play like 2008 when he was an All-Star with Tampa Bay, then it's a nice move. The problem is that he's been bad since then.

Pix: AP

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Recap: Dodgers Signings & News (Prince Fielder!)

Prince Fielder is not coming to Los Angeles.



Just a recap of news involving the Dodgers...

It's not official until he passes a physical. Vicente Padilla will sign a one year deal with the Dodgers for $2 million. {ESPN L.A.}

I like this deal just because it's good to have a extra starter. He's only getting $2 million so you don't have to worry if he stays healthy. I think he will fill in fine in the bullpen and be a spot starter. Don't be surprised if Padilla beats out Jon Garland for the 5th spot out of spring training.

This one is not official just yet either. The Dodgers sign Tony Gwynn Jr. Ned Colletti won't confirm yet. {Dodgers.com}

Expect these signings to be announced really soon. Most likely tomorrow on Gwynn and Thursday for Padilla.

Why are fans getting all excited over Prince Fielder? You seriously think this trade is going to happen? No way. That rumor has already been shut down. Just think about this, why would the Brewers trade Fielder for James Loney and Jonathan Broxton!? Why? I would think it's going to take a lot more to get Fielder. It's not happening.

It's fun to read all these rumors but you have to be realistic.

How about this rumor.... The Dodgers reach out to the Royals! For Zack Greinke! Yes!

From ESPN L.A. {linked here}

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made at least one contact with the Kansas City Royals at this week's winter meetings, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Tuesday. Although Colletti wouldn't identify what players were discussed, the call clearly was about the same player almost every call to the Royals is about these days, former American League Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.

Ahhh yeah right.