Posted on 25 December 2012.
Thank you to everyone who frequents this blog. We have some great insights here, not that we always agree but when we disagree without being disagreeable, it’s fun dialogue. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Dodger fans all over the world. Enjoy the time with your family.
Posted on 23 December 2012.
This is not the first time I have brought up the issue that the Dodgers Triple A affiliate in Albuquerque is a boat anchor on the Dodgers organization. The reasons why are very simple: flyballs are homeruns there and curveballs don’t have much “bite.” Good pitchers can lose their confidence and mediocre hitters become Babe [...]
Posted on 20 December 2012.
Every blogger seems to do it. Every writer has a list. Baseball America and other institutions publish theirs yearly. I will list Ten Prospects who I feel are the best, but they will be in alphabetical order because a monkey throwing darts at a roster would probably have a better chance of predicting success than [...]
Posted on 19 December 2012.
Today the Dodgers traded RHP John Ely to the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league LHP Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen, 23, is a native of Arcadia and played collegiately at UCLA after starring at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena. In 2007, the Dodgers selected him in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but he [...]
Posted on 18 December 2012.
Of course, the Dodgers will deny that they want to trade Andre Ethier. They say that they are not, but can’t stop offers from coming in. The Dodgers don’t want to alienate Andre, but you can bet your sweet bippy that they are trying to trade him. I can’t see the Dodgers really being interested [...]
Posted on 17 December 2012.
Dodger affiliates posted the third-highest winning percentage among MLB teams in 2012 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 2013 Minor League coaches with seven former Dodger players from the Major League club on staff. For a second consecutive season, four of the Dodgers’ seven affiliates reached the postseason in 2012 and [...]
Posted on 16 December 2012.
OK, in a perfect world the Dodgers need a Power-Hitting Third Baseman and a Leadoff Hitter. Who wants to go into 2013 without a leadoff hitter and Luis Cruz at 3B? These are not the Dodgers of old. Their payroll currently sits at $220 million and climbing. Money is not an issue with this bunch. [...]
Posted on 15 December 2012.
A lot of the pieces of the puzzle are in place for the Dodgers. I think the rotation is absolutely fine and I would not be surprised if the Dodgers go to Spring Training with 7 or 8 starters still on the staff. I could see them moving Capuano or Harang in the right deal, [...]
Posted on 14 December 2012.
You used to accuse me of seeing the Dodger World through “Blue Colored Glasses” so today, I am just going to give you a jolt. A reality check. The Dodgers have signed Greinke and Ryu to bolster their pitching staff, but there is still a lot that could go wrong and you need to face [...]
Posted on 12 December 2012.
As has been rumored for quite some time now, the Dodgers evidently traded Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for Skip Schumaker, who is a career .305 hitter against RH pitching. Evidently, he will platoon at 2B with Mark Ellis who could not hit a RH pitcher to save his life, but who murders LH pitching. [...]
Posted on 10 December 2012.
The significance of the last 48 hours should not be lost on us. The Dodgers agreed to terms with Zach Greinke and then signed Hyun-Jin Ryu which was followed by the trade of James Shields and Wade Davis for Wil Myers and three other players. There is likely a connection. We will probably never know [...]
Posted on 08 December 2012.
When we don’t hear a peep from the Dodger camp, believe nothing of what others say. All the insiders were full of crap. All the fans were full of crap. “He won’t pitch in a big city. His wife likes Texas. He was blown away by Texas and Nolan Ryan.” I was full of crap [...]
Posted on 08 December 2012.
With their deep pockets and having already displayed they will overpay, the Dodgers have changed Free Agency dramatically for the foreseeable future. The biggest free agents know that if the Dodgers have any interest whatsoever in them, that they can use time to bid up their asking prices. If the Dodgers weren’t in it, Zach [...]
Posted on 05 December 2012.
Under Ned Colletti, you don’t get much information from the Dodgers personnel about trades and/or free agents. Ned has his pokerface on and isn’t saying much except the usual soundbites. Smart. Very smart. Ned plays his cards close and must have everyone on notice that if there is a leak, the person who leaks info [...]
Posted on 04 December 2012.
I hate to break you the news, and you can ridicule me all you want, but the fact of the matter is that when I purposed trading prospects (Dee Gordon, Zach Lee, Chris Reed and Joc Pederson) for Daniel Murphy and R.A. Dickey, I was not giving up too much. The reality of the situation [...]
Posted on 03 December 2012.
I want to make a deal. NOW! Pull the trigger, Ned! Here it is a deal I want Ned to make: Dee Gordon Zach Lee Chris Reed Joc Pederson Mark Ellis to the Mets for: R.A. Dickey Daniel Murphy Murphy hits left-handed. This is good! Now, also sign Greinke!
Posted on 02 December 2012.
Ready, set, go! The Winter Meetings are officially on. If you have never been to Opryland Hotel in Nashville, you need to put that on your bucket list. If it’s not the largest hotel in the world, then it has to be in the TOP 2. It is awesome. Just hanging out there could result [...]
Posted on 02 December 2012.
I think some of you don’t understand what it takes to be a professional athlete…. and I don’t mean that with any disrespect. I’m not talking about the level of skill required or the hours and years of hard work. I’m talking about the mental part of the game. It’s just that these guys are [...]
Posted on 29 November 2012.
Just Three With Crawford in LF, Kemp in CF, Ethier in RF, Ramirez at SS, Adrian Gonzalez at 1B and AJ Ellis behind the plate, the Dodgers are very set at six positions. Even though Hanley Ramirez is listed as a 3B – HE IS NOT PLAYING 3B in the DWL. In fact, he is [...]
Posted on 27 November 2012.
Fearless Predictions: The Dodgers will sign Zach Greinke this week to a 6 year/$150 million done deal! This team is built for the next 3-5 years as it sits. Drafting and other smart moves will restore the farm system, but A-Gone, Crawford, Ramirez, Kemp and others are in their prime. The Dodgers need players now [...]