Posted on 04 April 2013.
The Giants batters failed to score runners 7 times. The Dodgers batters failed to score runners 26 times. This is a disturbing patter that is continuing (so far) early this season. But as Eric Karros often said “It’s early.” Carl Crawford is da’ bomb! Really? The Dodgers couldn’t have worked out a side deal with [...]
Posted on 01 April 2013.
I have to admit that I am somewhat embarrassed to be a Dodger fan. I was embarrassed when McCourt filed Bankruptcy and have also occasionally been embarrassed at other junctures that we won’t revisit right now. I am embarrassed that the Dodgers playroll (not real money, so it’s not payroll) is about the same as [...]
Posted on 30 March 2013.
Carl Crawford is looking like the best leadoff hitter the Dodgers have had since…. I can’t remember when. Justin Sellers? What is Mattingly smoking? Memo to Dodgers: Forget Sellers! Just put Cruz at SS. Prediction: Mark Ellis will hit .300 because he won’t hit against tough righthanders. He’ll probably have around 400 AB’s. The Dodgers [...]
Posted on 29 March 2013.
OK Mets, you lost your ace, so you need some help in the rotation. The Dodgers can’t give you an ace, but how about this? Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang, Mark Ellis and $10 million for Daniel Murphy? Have at it! How about Ryu? Wow! The only question I have is whether he can get to [...]
Posted on 27 March 2013.
At this point, that is exactly what the Dodgers are doing with Yasiel Puig, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang, Matt Guerrier and Ted Lilly. Sending Puig to AA was a a no-brainer, not because Carl Crawford is ready to play and looks very, very good, but because spending at least 20 days in the minors will [...]
Posted on 24 March 2013.
So, Yasiel Puig is hitting blah-blah-blah… It doesn’t matter. Use your eyes and brains, people. What do you see? I see a player with level of talent that is rare (Bo Jackson rare). I see a guy that can get it done. I see a guy that is ready for the majors. Forget all the [...]
Posted on 22 March 2013.
He has to. No one expects him to continue hitting at a .545 pace with a 1.354 OPS, so he’ll probably fall back to maybe .300 and .900. Horribe, I tell you!!! Yaz has the most at bats of any Dodger this Spring (48) and while he has shown tremendous raw talent, we really don’t [...]
Posted on 18 March 2013.
But he’s certainly not fat now. I was castigated by posters who only see blue when I said he was fat… BUT HE WAS! YES, HE WAS! Ray Charles reported that he was. He’s not fat now. Maybe he is hungry, ready to show everyone they are wrong about him. For the record, I hope [...]
Posted on 17 March 2013.
Have you seen Yasiel run, throw and hit? P(u)igs can fly. I was wondering who we might compare him to and Don Mattingly came up with the apt comparison – Bo Jackson! Actually, Yas is bigger than Bo – two or three inches taller and twenty plus pounds heavier, but they both hit the ball [...]
Posted on 14 March 2013.
You don’t get a platelet-rich plasma therapy if there’s not something pretty serious wrong with your elbow. I’m just saying… Dodger brass are worried sick. Our worst fears my be realized… Zack Greinke and Chad Billingsley are both experiments. … and I haven’t even mentioned Carl Crawford. YIKES!!! Good thing there are lots of options. [...]
Posted on 10 March 2013.
Whenever a favorite player does good or bad, we often hear “Yes, but it’s early.” I subscribe to that same thinking. You don’t need to worry about Clayton Kershaw or Matt Kemp – they will be OK… and they showed it yesterday. You don’t worry about Adrian Gonzalez – he’ll get it done whether it [...]
Posted on 09 March 2013.
Hyun-Jin Ryu has exceptional talent… for a Korean pitcher, but can he step into the Dodgers rotation and do a credible job? While am pretty certain that be can be effective out of the bullpen, I am not convinced he can be a starter this season. I see him as a pitcher who can go [...]
Posted on 09 March 2013.
Maybe he will learn to hit; Maybe he will learn to take more walks (I do see signs of a change in approach); Maybe he will become a good bunter; Maybe he will improve defensively; Maybe he’ll be better at CF or 2B; Maybe he will improve his SB%; and We all wish for that. [...]
Posted on 07 March 2013.
For the record, I used to be a BIG Dee Gordon fan. He’s a good kid, respectful and well-liked by both subordinates, coaches and his elders. While I still like the kid, I no longer think he will be an impact player in the Major Leagues. I am not a hater of Dee Gordon, just [...]
Posted on 05 March 2013.
As fans, we root for players when the facts really show that maybe we should just consider reality. The Dodgers will be a very interesting team this year, but today, I have a few players we should just get real about! DEE GORDON: You usually move a player from one position to another, when two [...]
Posted on 03 March 2013.
Luis Cruz has been hot with the bat while displaying a stone glove at 3B. I really hope Cruz can hit like he did last year (which isn’t great for a 3B, but so much better than Uribe, that it seems good). Let’s realize that at age 29, he has a total of 437 AB’s [...]
Posted on 02 March 2013.
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today they will webcast eight Spring Training home games from Camelback Ranch – Glendale in Arizona beginning tomorrow. Dodger fans can catch all the action provided by ProAngle Media and Camelback Vision via the Dodgers’ website (www.Dodgers.com). The first telecast is tomorrow against the Cleveland Indians at 12:05 p.m. [...]
Posted on 28 February 2013.
When the Red Sox signed Carl Crawford, I said they would rue the day they signed him and that was true. This is not meant to provoke you, but the Dodgers will soon rue the day they traded for Crawford. I find it hard to believe he will be the Dodgers left-fielder for any substantial [...]
Posted on 27 February 2013.
I have 15 Minutes to give you this week: Yasiel Puig looks like a player not the be denied. There are still lots of things to be decided: Can Crawford be an impact player? Can Ethier be an All-Star? If Crawford can re-capture his glory, look for Ethier to be traded for a 3B, [...]
Posted on 26 February 2013.
What are your reasons to believe? I’ll keep doing this as long as you post. Who is the guy sitting by Tommy?