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This Week in Dodgers (TWID) – January 14th

This Week in Dodgers (TWID) – January 14th

Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of TWID Notes where I, Miguel Salcido, will be showcasing the hottest stories and links from around the Web regarding our beloved Dodgers.

With the many Dodgers sites and blogs out there who the heck has time to read them all? Well, someone without a life right? Uhh… me? YES! Me! I will be scouring the Web each week for posts, stories, inside info, twitter chatter, and basically anything on the Web that you should know about.

So from now on there is no need to scour the Web each day, taking hours away from your life. Simply come to LADodgerTalk.com daily for your dose of Dodgers Juice, and visit us each Friday to catch all the best news from around the horn here in TWID Notes.

Continuing with the Lasorda theme, here is your Video of the Week….

About Miguel Salcido

Professional online marketing consultant, husband, father, completely obsessed Dodgers fan, writer, speaker, and all around sports fan. I represented LADodgerTalk.com in the press box at Dodger Stadium last season. My favorite player is Orel Hershiser. I am currently grooming my 2 and 4 year old boys as avid Dodgers fans. Follow me on Twitter, http://twitter.com/ladodgertalk. Oh, and I hate the Giants.

10 Responses to “This Week in Dodgers (TWID) – January 14th”

  1. Rory says:

    There is enough reading there to keep us all busy for the next two days.

    LaRoche to the dbacks – with CoJack and Webb back they are better.

    Giants talking to Kiko Calero. He is going to be 36, but, as a set-up guy last year he had 1.1 WHIP and a sub 2 ERA. They are going to be better too.

    And Colorado? They won 92 last year. Will they improve?

    The Dodgers are spending the money we thought they would on the arb eligible players. That’s good of course – but, how much is left over for an arm? None really.

    Season ticket sales are slow? Gee, what a surprise.

    OK, I have a lot more reading to do.

  2. Rory, trust me when I tell you that going through the TWID Notes is faster than spending hours each day sifting through all the sites. :-) Thanks for reading.

    I never knew Lasorda had a mouth like a truck driver. But I love it!

  3. Rory says:

    Yeah, thanks Miguel. Great job. This is my one stop reading spot for all things Dodgers. If you go do the work, it saves me from doing any.

    I like it when that happens.

    I have heard some things regarding Lasorda’s mouth. Locker room language – not for the faint of heart.

    Torre expects the real Manny back? Gee, I don’t know why he is expecting that. Manny only makes $123,456.79 a game, whether he plays or not.

    OK, time for a movie and popcorn. Gran Torino. Wife hasn’t seen it yet.

  4. lawdog says:

    Thanks Miguel! This reminds me a little of the old “Morning Review” put out by an old poster friend who no longer follows the Dodger blogs, (unless he’s still lurking out there somewhere), with the name of “Bluefan”.

    Oh Fan of Blue, where have you gone? Come home!

  5. Roger Dodger says:

    Bluefan, if you are out there, bring us up on your family . . .

  6. SpokaneBob says:

    Great job Miguel. Thanks so much.

  7. Mark Timmons says:

    I see Bluephan (or Bluefan) post on Weisman’s board – I think he’s “Terry Austin”

  8. Roger Dodger says:

    He is indeed . . .

  9. Blue Haze says:

    Is he Steve Austin’s brother?

    Nice TWID Fridays for LDT. I will look forward to having a quick trip around the horn on Fridays.

    LMAO at the poor SP that we will go to ST with this season. If we get good ERAs out of our SP and BP, and we do better with our own WISP and OBP we could possibly have a decent year, IMHO. TWABDLBTFTUFEEOTB, LMAOROTF!

  10. Roger Dodger says:

    In today’s local newspaper, sport writer David Kendricks has his list of the top 30 pitchers and then relief pitchers:
    Baseball season is just around the corner, which means fantasy owners can start thinking about which players they’ll draft. Here’s a look at the top pitchers right now.

    On his list, only 2 Dodgers make the list: Kershaw #19, then Broxton #2

    Top 30 starting pitchers
    1. Tim Lincecum, Giants
    2. Zack Greinke, Royals
    3. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
    4. Dan Haren, D’backs
    5. Roy Halladay, Phillies
    6. Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
    7. CC Sabathia, Yankees
    8. Justin Verlander, Tigers
    9. Josh Johnson, Marlins
    10. Chris Carpenter, Cardinals
    11. Cliff Lee, Mariners
    12. Jake Peavy, White Sox
    13. Jon Lester, Red Sox
    14. Johan Santana, Mets
    15. Wandy Rodriguez, Astros
    16. Tommy Hanson, Braves
    17. Yovani Gallardo, Brewers
    18. Javier Vazquez, Yankees
    19. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
    20. Brandon Webb, D’backs
    21. Matt Cain, Giants
    22. Josh Beckett, Red Sox
    23. Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies

    Top 30 relief pitchers
    1. Joe Nathan, Twins
    2. Jonathan Broxton, Dodgers
    3. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
    4. Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox
    5. Huston Street, Rockies
    6. Joakim Soria, Royals
    7. Trevor Hoffman, Brewers
    8. Heath Bell, Padres
    9. Jose Valverde, Tigers
    10. Francisco Rodriguez, Mets
    11. Ryan Franklin, Cardinals
    12. David Aardsma, Mariners
    13. Brian Wilson, Giants
    14. Bobby Jenks, White Sox
    15. Carlos Marmol, Cubs
    16. Billy Wagner, Braves
    17. Frank Francisco, Rangers
    18. Rafael Soriano, Rays
    19. Leo Nunez, Marlins
    20. Francisco Cordero, Reds
    21. Jason Frasor, Blue Jays
    22. J.P. Howell, Rays
    23. Mike Gonzalez, Orioles
    24. Brian Fuentes, Angels
    25. Chad Qualls, D’backs
    26. Kerry Wood, Indians
    27. Brandon Lyon, Astros
    28. Brad Lidge, Phillies
    29. J.A. Happ, Phillies
    30. Phil Hughes, Yankees
    24. John Lackey, Red Sox
    25. Jered Weaver, Angels
    26. Cole Hamels, Phillies
    27. Matt Garza, Rays
    28. Ricky Nolasco, Marlins
    29. Scott Kazmir, Angels
    30. Max Scherzer, Tigers

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