Posted on 28 March 2014.
… but when you hit one of ours, we will hit one of yours. The Dodgers need to develop a reputation of a team you don’t mess with. When Adrian Gonzalez got hit after Hanley homered in the third inning, A-Gon should have charged the mound. My policy is that if you hit me, even [...]
Posted on 27 March 2014.
According to Wikepedia, in Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional [...]
Posted on 26 March 2014.
If Brandon League makes the team and Chris Withrow gets demoted, it sends the team the message that what you make is more important than what you do… and that’s a damn shame (if it happens). Think about it hard, Ned. Swallow your pride and think about it some more! <Shortest post ever – most [...]
Posted on 26 March 2014.
Yesterday, a troll visited LA Dodger Talk to say all sorts of ridiculous things because I dared say something they didn’t like about Yasiel Puig. Then a writer from the same site feels compelled to disagree with my take – which is certainly his prerogative. I just find it curious that he disagrees with my [...]
Posted on 24 March 2014.
I didn’t say that he was unfixable, but I am tired of the excuses. To fix a problem, you have to acknowledge there is a problem and a lot of you don’t. You try to make excuses because he is so talented and he brought so much excitement to the team last year. Remember, I [...]
Posted on 23 March 2014.
Lots of Dodger fans complained about the teams lackluster Spring Training performance. Some even said “you can’t just turn it on and off.” Well, they just did! Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t think the D-Bags are a very good team and I couldn’t be happier about it (apologies to Josh Rawitch). [...]
Posted on 21 March 2014.
This Spring Sucked and Spring Training Sucked too! I mean how screwed up has this been? Hardly any Spring Training! The Dodgers and D-Backs have really gotten ripped. maybe it will end up being a good thing, but I don’t know. Quas, e-mail me! Mercer beats Duke? Who saw that coming? Coach K… are you [...]
Posted on 17 March 2014.
The Dodgers are a talented team, but they have some issues – issues that I believe will be addressed before the season is over. For example, they really don’t have a quality Center-fielder, but they do have Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson – lefties all! Matt Kemp can be a valuable offensive player [...]
Posted on 16 March 2014.
Welcome one Dee Gordon. Speed kills and he will be given every opportunity to be the leadoff hitter the Dodgers so desperately need. Many of you have been telling me otherwise, but it makes perfect sense. If Puig could not break with the team last Spring, then Guerrero has to start at AA as well. [...]
Posted on 14 March 2014.
When Guggenheim and Company overpaid for the Dodgers, fans were ecstatic that Frank McCourt was out and now the team was free to spend and buy whatever they wanted because they would soon be getting a huge TV contract that would give the Dodgers more power than any other team in baseball. I think I [...]
Posted on 11 March 2014.
Just not a lot! It’s just too small of a sampling, especially this year! Don Mattingly could have won a lot more games with regulars and major league pitchers, but he has simply used Spring Training as a way to look at a lot of players. Ignore the records. Ignore the averages. I keep hearing [...]
Posted on 09 March 2014.
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Now a Founding Partner of Historic Dodgertown, Hideo Nomo has returned to visit the facility fresh off his election into the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame. Nomo partnered with former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, his sister Terry O’Malley Seidler and former teammate Chan Ho Park in managing Historic Dodgertown in 2012. [...]
Posted on 08 March 2014.
It’s another Saturday night and I ain’t got nobody. I got some money cause I just got paid. My wife and son are working at the Ice Cream Shop. I’m watching Duke and Carolina and the Dodgers – I’ve got it made! Carolina and Duke on the TV – Dodgers on the i-Pad. (Click on [...]
Posted on 08 March 2014.
… not because they will be out of the race, but for two reasons: They have a plethora of starters IF (BIG IF) they all stay healthy; and If they stay healthy, this is the Dodgers chance to get younger. I have not been a huge Zach Lee fan, but he showed me something yesterday [...]
Posted on 06 March 2014.
Of course, there is still a lot of time left in Spring Training, but with his Granny last night Alex Guerrero has the edge at 2B over Dee Gordon. Rojas has no chance. Figgins is utility, but Guerrero is now the leader of the pack, with his .294 BA and team-leading 6 RBI. I still [...]
Posted on 05 March 2014.
Lest we forget, Red Patterson is a pitcher who could see some time in LA soon. Ken Gurnick has a nice piece on a guy we often overlook, who quietly has become a good pitcher. Trayvon Robinson with a HR against his former club? It’s sad to see haw far his stock has dropped. Look [...]
Posted on 04 March 2014.
Of course, you all know that I put as much validity into PECOTA as you do in believing that I am a writer! Here’s who PECOTA says will be the TOP 15 players. Noticeably absent is Hanley Ramirez. As is Yasiel Puig. I stole the following data from The Flagrant Fan, since I don’t subscribe [...]
Posted on 03 March 2014.
It seems that the Dodgers’ blogosphere is all up in arms about Ross Stripling’s elbow. “OMG, he should have told someone.” “Why did he not just stop?” The people who ask these questions have obviously never played professionally or maybe even at an amateur level. If you quit something every time you felt a twinge, [...]
Posted on 02 March 2014.
Alexander Guerrero won’t have any problem acclimating to 2B, but he will have trouble with hitting. He will open the season in the minors. Matt Kemp will be ready to play by Mid-April. Chad Billingsley will return in May Josh Beckett will be a pleasant surprise… at least the first half of the season. Dan Haren will [...]
Posted on 27 February 2014.
I can see a scenario where the Dodgers win 105 games this year and I can see where they could win 85 games. This is a hard team to predict. Here’s why – consider this: Dee Gordon could be the starting 2B or back at AAA; Alex Guerrero could be the starting 2B or in [...]