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.[...]
I am really liking what I am seeing from this team. Forget wins and losses in Spring Training. What I am seeing is a team that is very good defensively and players picking each other up. I am seeing a deep farm system and I am seeing management that is always looking to improve without making dope-fiend moves. Here are few of my rants and raves:
Scott Schebler is going to b[...]
I am not going to elaborate, but this piece by Seth Godin (one of my favorite writers) may give you some insight into this blog and why some things are the way they are. We don’t take the company line here. We don’t drink the Kool-Aid. You may not always agree, but you will see a different game when you come here. You may not see it the way I see it, but hopefully… it [...]