Posted on 24 February 2013.
Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 23 February 2013.
I have been struggling with this for almost two years, but I have finally made the decision that this is my last blog post. It has been a great run but I no longer have the passion for it. I will always be a Dodger fan, but I am content to read what others write. [...]
Posted on 23 February 2013.
Pinch me! This is the time of year that everyone is reading all the projections from ZiPS, Fangraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Bill James and Scout. Fans are ga-ga over the Dodgers, but not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid. While many pre-season polls and publications have the Dodgers winning the N.L. West, USA Today has the Dodgers [...]
Posted on 20 February 2013.
I read an online article at SI.com by Michael Beller on the Dodgers today. Among other things, he projected this as the Dodgers Roster: Lineup: 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Hanley Ramirez, SS 3. Matt Kemp, CF 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Andre Ethier, RF 6. A.J. Ellis, C 7. Luis Cruz, 3B 8. Mark [...]
Posted on 18 February 2013.
At a time when most Dodger fans are overjoyed and elated at the Dodgers’ prospects, I find myself very underwhelmed, even sad. By all accounts the Dodgers are in excellent financial shape. A huge TV contract will soon be a reality and the team has spent like no other team in the history of the [...]
Posted on 11 February 2013.
Someone made the suggestion that the Dodgers trade for Jose Altuve of the Astros and the more I think about that, the more I like it. Houston is obviously not in contention and needs a lot of help, so the Dodgers could offer Mark Ellis (and pay his salary) along with Chris Withrow ( a [...]
Posted on 10 February 2013.
On December 30, 2012, I wrote a blog called What If The Dodgers Are Done? It may have appeared unlikely at the time, but subsequent to that time the Dodgers have merely added a few warms bodies to the roster. J.P. Howell is the only one likely to make the roster, so with Spring Training [...]
Posted on 09 February 2013.
That is the $267 million Dollar Question! Of course, $267 million is approximately the Dodgers’ payroll for 2013, putting them dramatically ahead of any other team in the payroll department. Of course, that doesn’t translate into wins, and in fact, the Dodgers are generally rated no higher than #6 in Power Rankings. I don’t know [...]
Posted on 06 February 2013.
Chris Withrow and Pedro Baez are officially moving to the bullpen. No kidding? Ray Charles saw that two years ago! Many people were calling for this two to three years ago. What is more troubling is that the Dodgers waited so long to make the change. Both could be in the bigs next year! Austin [...]
Posted on 03 February 2013.
Kenny Shulsen Lasorda’s Lair recently had an interesting interview with Ned Colletti and Don Mattingley that lots of fans are” ga-ga” over, and while I admit I read these things too, I have to tell you that I don’t put much stock in it. On the record, you are going to get the corporate line, [...]
Posted on 31 January 2013.
Today Bob Costas was asked who the best team in LA was and he replied: “The Dodgers will be soon.“ But they persisted and asked “But who is number one right now?” He answered “The Angels, right now.“ So, the Dodgers have the biggest payroll in baseball and they are not the best team in [...]
Posted on 30 January 2013.
Yeah, I know he’s been horrible as a Dodger, but he is a good guy, good teammate and well-liked by his peers. That at least speaks to his character, but not his talent. For the record, I am predicting a resurgence for Uribe this year and while he has been absolutely awful as a Dodger, [...]
Posted on 29 January 2013.
I have been gazing into my crystal ball and here is what I see as the Dodgers Opening Day Starting Lineup: Crawford LF Ellis 2B Kemp CF Gonzo 1B Ethier RF Ramirez SS Uribe 3B Ellis C Kershaw OK, I know you think I have been hitting the crack pipe way too much by saying [...]
Posted on 27 January 2013.
With Spring Training only a few days away, it seems more and more likely that the Dodgers will go to Glendale with the team, as is. It is likely that they would trade Andre Ethier, if they were overwhelmed, which they evidently haven’t. The World Baseball Classic is what will impact Spring Training more than [...]
Posted on 25 January 2013.
WHAT: The Dodgers will hold their first offseason FanFest presented by State Farm tomorrow, January 26. The free event will be held at Dodger Stadium in Lot 6 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature appearances and autographs with Luis Cruz, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, Tim Federowicz, Zack Greinke, Javy Guerra, [...]
Posted on 23 January 2013.
Posted on 22 January 2013.
HALL OF FAMER SANDY KOUFAX TO RETURN TO DODGERS IN 2013 LOS ANGELES – Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, it was announced. Koufax will serve as Special Advisor to Dodgers’ Chairman Mark Walter. Koufax will attend a portion of Spring Training to work with Dodgers’ pitchers [...]
Posted on 15 January 2013.
Posted on 13 January 2013.
Hanley Ramirez is the Dodgers’ shortstop. Period. Dee Gordon has demonstrated that he is not an elite-caliber defensive shortstop. Wait, that’s not true. He has actually shown that he has no future as a shortstop. If Dee Gordon ever makes it as a major league player, it will be as a CF and a speedy [...]
Posted on 11 January 2013.
Well, maybe not officially dead…. but it is dying because it is run and written about by a bunch of irrelevant, grumpy old-men, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the Hall-of-Fame voting or in the waning interest of young fans. Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Roger [...]