Posted on 26 September 2013.
Here’s what I think today: It appears that Andre Ethier will miss the NLDS but likely make the NLCS if the Dodgers prevail… and I believe they will! I do not think there is any scenario in which Dee Gordon makes the playoff roster – you are thinking with your heart if you believe that. [...]
Posted on 24 September 2013.
I want to throw out the possibility that Andre Ethier might not be 100% for the first round of the playoffs and could possibly sit, making space for Hairston, but I prefer Scott Van Slyke. I have no inside info on that, but it could happen. Probably not, but you have to consider it. I [...]
Posted on 22 September 2013.
In 1988 a Honda Accord cost approximately $13,000, while in 2013 the average cost has doubled to over $26,000. A water softener from a professional dealer cost over $1,200 in 1988. Today the cost is about the same, maybe less. The average cost of a new home was $138,000 in 1988, while it is $257,000 [...]
Posted on 20 September 2013.
To those of you who say I am crying and that I hate the Dodgers, I would suggest that you pull out an English book and see where I wrote any of that. I said that I was happy the Dodgers won – how can you come to the conclusion that I hate the Dodgers [...]
Posted on 19 September 2013.
Los Angeles Dodgers – $216,753,000 Arizona Diamondbacks – $86, 300,000 Colorado Rockies – $73,949,000 San Diego Padres – $68,333,000 San Francisco Giants - $136,908,000 That tells the tale. The Dodgers bought the NL West. I’m happy because I am a Dodger fan, but I’m not proud. Anyone can overspend and maybe win because of it. [...]
Posted on 17 September 2013.
There’s still a lot of season left and the Dodgers could play deep into the playoffs, even win it all! But, they are hard to watch right now, so I am going to look forward to next season. I can’t stand this team right now, but hopefully it will change soon. So, here’s next year: [...]
Posted on 14 September 2013.
The Dodgers are going through a rough stretch and it was to be expected after such a hot streak. Forgetaboutit! Nothing to see here folks, move along. Forgetaboutit! If you wonder what is wrong with Clayton Kershaw, you aren’t paying attention. There’s nothing wrong with him. The Dude has a 1.94 ERA which is the [...]
Posted on 13 September 2013.
Hamstring injuries have hit the dodgers repeatedly this year – Hamley Ramirez (again last night), Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford are at the forefront. The Dodgers allegedly have a world-class training staff and take this stuff seriously, so I am not going to assume that they are just morons. I am sure that they know [...]
Posted on 12 September 2013.
It’s premature, of course, but I’m going to take a stab at the playoff roster. Of course, the following position players HAVE to be on it (barring injury) because they are starters: AJ Ellis Adrian Gonzalez Mark Ellis Hanley Ramirez Juan Uribe Carl Crawford Matt Kemp Andre Ethier Yasiel Puig Then, there are also a [...]
Posted on 11 September 2013.
LA-based personalization company Gravity has created an infographic that compares the interest graphs (an online representation of the specific things in which an individual is interested) of Dodgers, Giants, Red Sox and Yankees fans. Gravity looked at data from its network of millions of web users and compared the interest graphs of fans of the [...]
Posted on 10 September 2013.
… because when I do, these guys play out of their a$$! The Dodgers all read LA Dodger Talk and are bent on proving me wrong. That’s a fact (and I’m a Rocket Scientists too). Juan “Freakin” Uribe! Holy Cow! Bring it! OK – here’s the inside scoop on Guerrero: It’s the same as Puig [...]
Posted on 09 September 2013.
What a run it was, but in the last 5 games against playoff teams, the Dodgers are now 0-5 and that dreaded lack of clutch hitting monster is rearing it’s ugly head. The stats aren’t horrible, in fact here’s the breakdown since the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez – .281/5 HR/28 RBI/.315 OB%/.720 OPS Yasiel Puig [...]
Posted on 08 September 2013.
A lot of you didn’t like my take on “The Trade” yesterday. Tough! It is what it is. When you get angry, I know I’m close to the truth. The fact of the matter is that the Red Sox sent the Dodgers $270 million in contracts and the Sox replaced the production with just $80 [...]
Posted on 07 September 2013.
We all know that the Red Sox traded Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers for prospects, but that the Dodgers had to take on all the salary. The Red Sox then replaced Adrian Gonzalez with Mike Napoli, Carl Crawford with Shane Victorino, Nick Punto with Stephen Drew and Josh [...]
Posted on 07 September 2013.
I watched the Fox Sports feed from Cincinnati last night and outside of Hanley’s HR in the first inning and the stellar pitching by most of the pen, the game was a yawner. However, what happened AFTER the game was a thing for the ages. It probably means more to me than to most people [...]
Posted on 06 September 2013.
Donnie, Davey Lopes and even Clayton Kershaw seem to like Andre Ethier in CF better than Matt Kemp. Could it be there will be a platoon in LF with Kemp and Crawford? I can’t see Mattingly putting Puig and his arm in LF. On the other hand, I suspect Kemp will play CF against tough [...]
Posted on 04 September 2013.
Horrible! Terrible! It’s really bad… for the Dodgers chances of re-signing him. Since Joining the Dodgers, Rickey Nolasco is 7-1 with a 2.25 ERA (1.65 at Dodger Stadium). He has proven to be an excellent addition to the Dodgers rotation. In fact, it could be argued that he is the Dodgers #3 ahead of Ryu. [...]
Posted on 03 September 2013.
Clayton Kershaw has an ERA over 5.00 at Coors, so yesterday’s game was hardly a surprise, however the mental aspect of the game could be weighing on him as much as the fact he has pitched 209 innings already. 7 games he should have won that the Dodgers lost. That’s a toll. Compare that to [...]
Posted on 02 September 2013.
Predictably, when the Dodgers acquired Michael Young from the Phillies, sides were taken and lines were drawn in the sand. One side used stats to condemn the deal while the other side used hope as a basis to approve the deal. I submit to both sides, here and now, that neither side knows what the [...]