Tag Archive | "Adrian Beltre"

Not the Right Mix

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, [...]

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Black Hole at Third Base

Let me start by saying “Just Say No to A-Rod!” It shouldn’t even be an issue, unless Ned is planning on building an aging team of choke artists.  A-Rod’s choking in the playoffs is legendary.  NO! NO WAY!  NEVER! The Dodgers need a third baseman, but they need a young, upcoming third baseman.  Forget Chase [...]

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The Dodgers Need Another Outfielder

The Dodgers have some issues to address next season.  Here’s a big one: They need a lead-off hitter and in my opinion, it’s not Carl Crawford or Dee Gordon.  It’s Hanley Ramirez!  On October 7, 2012, I posted the Dodger lineup I favor and it has Hanley Ramirez leading off.  I still favor that lineup, [...]

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Let’s talk about next year

This year is just too depressing: Kershaw possibly until Mid-May 2013; Billingsley facing TJ and out all of 2013; Lilly and Elbert facing surgery; Adrian Gonzalez doing a James Loney impersonation; Matt Kemp obviously broken down; Juan Uribe weighing the bench down… and good at it; and Josh Beckett is the Dodgers’ ace? YIKES – [...]

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Third Basemen All Over the Place

Adrian Beltre plays for Texas, Casey Blake plays for Colorado, Andy LaRoche (sniff) plays for the Indians, Josh Bell plays for the Orioles and the Dodgers have Juan Uribe at 3B! Aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! Next: Good for Casey – He’s closer to home.  Can he hold up physically?  That’s the question… Prince Field ‘er… never mind! Hiroki [...]

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Dope Fiend Move!

Dope Fiend Move!

Yes, I wanted Adrian Beltre, but not at anything close to 6 years and $96 million.  Nolan Ryan is insane.  Think about the last time the Rangers gave a 3B a huge contract… and he was a lot younger!  I think a lot of contracts handed out this winter will ultimately be deemed excessive and [...]

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What is Adrian Beltre Worth?

What is Adrian Beltre Worth?

I find it interesting to see what people’s perceptions are about different players.  I am an unabashed Adrian Beltre fan.  Always have been and I will go to may grave knowing that if Paul DePodesta hadn’t been such an non-communicative geek, that Adrian would still be a Dodger, but I digress (for the record, I [...]

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How Is This Relevant?

How Is This Relevant?

Juan Uribe went where he felt most wanted and that was LA. Maybe a fellow Dominican would have never left had our then GM made him feel that wanted… and maybe Mota and Uribe are “recruiting” one Adrian Beltre.” I know of no better way to do it!

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It All Comes Down to 3B

It All Comes Down to 3B

Dear Ned, You are a nice guy.  I mean, you are approachable, straightforward and honest.  I really mean that. However, the facts are that you have made a few bonehead deals. I won’t elaborate because I really don’t want to rub your nose in the dirt, but dude, you have made some really boneheaded moves. [...]

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Spilling My Guts

Spilling My Guts

The Ted Lilly deal is nice, but it better not be the best deal the Dodgers make this off season.  Shoot, it shouldn’t even be in the top 3. The signing of Chili Davis and Matt Herges to work as coaches seems to be ignored by the media and Dodger Fans in general.  That, and [...]

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The Leader The Dodgers Need

The Leader The Dodgers Need

Of all the glaring weaknesses this year on the Dodgers (and there were many), the biggest weakness was the total lack of a clubhouse leader.  They Dodgers did not have a guy who could lead the calvary in a charge over the hill.  James Loney isn’t that guy.  Matt Kemp sure isn’t that guy.  Andre Ethier [...]

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It’s Time to Get Beltre Back!

It’s Time to Get Beltre Back!

Don’t throw your stats at me.  This is just a gut feeling.  The stats say Adrian Beltre is a good (not great) 3B, but I think he could be a  Great 3B for us at age 30!  Just a gut feeling.  I want Adrian Beltre back, but first we have to move Casey Blake.  Blake’s [...]

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I Believe It’s Business As Usual

I Believe It’s Business As Usual

There is a lot of speculation that the Dodgers will not be able to spend money this Fall and Winter due to divorce proceedings.  I think that is not only unlikely, but also not true.  I think the Dodgers will wheel and deal, make trades and sign Free Agents (where appropriate).  I don’t have time [...]

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Russ Martin is Officially Back!

Russ Martin is Officially Back!

Jared and Jeff Weaver were the storyline going into yesterday nights’ game, but Russ Martin was the real story.  It has been painful watching Russ Martin the past month when he was at bat.  I almost had to turn my head a few times as I felt alien had abducted the real Russ Martin, and [...]

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