So, the Dodgers have a guy who can play seven, count ‘em 7, positions exceptionally well, and he is second in home runs and RBI’s on your team, and your team happens to be leading in home runs and RBI’s this Spring… and you are telling me that he is going back to AAA… that he’s not making the team? Is that what you are telling me?
OK, a few things have been settled and some still are not. We know that Jansen, Ryu, League and probably Gaudin will start the season on the DL and with Tsao’s latest outing, he’s not going to make it. It also doesn’t seem to me that the Dodgers will need a fifth starter until April 20th, so at the start of the season, Weiland or Huff (whom I would say are in the running f[...]
Spring Training won-loss records don’t really mean much, but using the “eye test” one has to be encouraged about several aspects of this team:
They finally can come from behind;
They pick each other up;
The defense is exceptionally solid; and
The power is still there… maybe better than before.
As Dodger fans we also h[...]
So, I predicted that the Dodgers would not sign Hector Olivera a few weeks ago and it turns out I was dead wrong. In case you don’t know, I am not afraid to take an unpopular position.
Yesterday, I said Kiki Hernandez would make the team. I believe he deserves it and that he will be a difference-maker. Most people disagree, but I said it, I meant it[...]
Most people think Enrique “Kiki” Hernandez is a nice player who is ticketed for AAA. He’s not going to AAA – he going to LA! I have to say that most fans don’t have a clue how valuable this guy can be. I can see him playing 155 games for the Dodgers this year. Think “a young Chone Figgins without all the stolen bases and more power“.[...]
As Spring Training enters the home stretch, there are as many questions about the roster as there are answers… and that is not a good thing – it’s an EXCELLENT thing! That means the Dodgers have options – options that are from a point of strength, not weakness.
Options are good and the Dodgers have a lot of them at many positions.
After a slow start[...]
… and that’s all you need to know.
Who would take their places? Who cares? Nearly anyone would be better. You have seen the power of youth and enthusiasm this Spring. Crawford and Ethier are moldy. It’s time to change the guard!
Guerrero – He is hitting like he might be a power hitter and he can play LF, 3[...]
I am fascinated by baseball sabermetric statistics. I especially like Dodgers Digest where guys like Daniel Brim speak a whole different language… which I understand to a point. Here’s the deal: I have lots of guys like Daniel working for me and I give them free reign, but when the “rubber meets the road,” I consider all the numbers and then rely on the “Eye [...]
…. because they like to draw! Get it, draw? Ties? Ha, Ha – I crack myself up! Four draws so far – must be some kind of record! HA!
OK – I’ll get my obligatory “JOC PEDERSON is a BUM” out of the way right now, Let me say it again: “Joc Pederson is no good!”
For a couple of years I was not high on Joc Pederson – I said that he was a 4th outfielder at best, and he responded by by putting up one of the best seasons ever in the PCL, but I still wasn’t high on him (it’s that air thing). Then, he starts off hot this Spring and after watching him for a few games, I changed my mind and said that maybe he was “all that.[...]