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Crystal Ball Gazing

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 [...]

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The Natives are Restless…

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 [...]

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Dodger Fanfest Tomorrow

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, [...]

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Indiana Timmons on the Dodgers

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Mid-January Video Report

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Ifs, Ands and Buts

It’s less than two months until pitchers and catchers report, but as we speak, the Dodgers are starting their Annual Winter Development Minicamp at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.  Yasiel Puig is not participating, as his team is in the playoffs in the Puerto Rico,, but the following players are participating: Steve Ames – P Tim [...]

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What if the Dodgers are Done?

I mean “done… for now.” By “done” I mean “done acquiring players.” Maybe it is good to be done, because it’s quite likely that any signing or trade would mean overpaying at this juncture. But, if the Dodgers are indeed “done” then what can we expect? I have been working on a “Best Case – [...]

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Why the Dodgers Have to Overpay

The answer is very simple:  because they can! Well, it’s actually not quite that simple, but there are now two types of teams in baseball – the Dodgers and all the rest of the teams.  Since Guggs and Company bought the Dodgers, they have spent money like it is going out of style (and it [...]

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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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We don’t know what we don’t know…

We all have a tendency to think we have it all figured out… that we know it all.  That is all well and good, but the bottom line is:  We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!  I might add that there is no way we can know what we don’t know.  What don’t we know?   [...]

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The Giants win the pennant

When THE TRADE was announced, it was assumed by most of baseball that the Dodgers would become Yankees West and buy their way to a title. The Giants lost the leading hitter in the NL to suspension. Their Cy Young winning pitcher was horrible all season. The Dodgers got Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Adrian Gonzales, [...]

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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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Just Wait Until Next Year…

As I wrote last week, Carl Crawford was a major disappointment in his first year (2011) with Boston after signing a $142-million, seven-year contract. He batted .255 with 11 home runs and 56 RBIs, and had only 18 steals after swiping 107 bases combined in the previous two seasons with Tampa Bay. He ended up [...]

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Pause…

Clayton should win the Cy Young Award.  Matt Kemp is a stud.  I love Adrian Gonzalez.  Hanley Ramirez could be really good or really bad.  Surgeries.  Trades.  Free Agents.  Carl Crawford?  Who knows? There are lots of questions. I am going to take some time off. Continue to post. I’ll weigh in later.  No promises [...]

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Clutch hitting… at least for a night

Don Mattingly has been rolling the same lineup out for some time now.  It has not escaped my notice that when he replaced 4 regulars with 4 subs the Dodgers broke out their whooping sticks.  Some of the Dodgers issues have to be on him for repeated failures to change things up. On Tuesday, the [...]

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Barely breathing

When the Dodgers score 5 runs, they almost always win. It was a win last night.   Clayton gutted out a few innings.  A-Gon hit two home-runs.  It was a team win. The Dodgers just have to win out to have any hope.  

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I call it the way I see it

Yesterday Gonzo said that I preferred Loney over Pujols.  He was taking that WAY out of context.  Only a moron wouldn’t take Pujols over Loney.  The context was whether I would take Pujols over Loney for $252 million and I said no.  That is a bad contract.  PERIOD!  I would not do that.  I still [...]

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Choke Job?

The Dodger were 69-58 with James Loney and Juan Rivera at 1B. The Dodgers are 9-15 with Adrian Gonzalez at 1B. I’m just sayin… The Giants lost their best hitter who just happened to be leading the  N.L. in hitting at about the same time and they just got better.  The Dodgers tried to get [...]

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Time of death: August 25, 2012

August 25th was a day of great celebration.  The Dodgers had done the UN-imaginable and traded James Loney, Ivan DeJesus,  Allen Webster, Jerry Sands and Rubby De La Rosa for Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and (Gasp) Adrian Gonzalez!  There was much joy in  LA that night.  Print the tickets was the mantra.  After [...]

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Bring Back the Junkyard Dogs

We’ve seen the pretty boy big sluggers… and they ain’t so pretty.  It’s time to bring back the junkyard dogs. Stupid is as stupid does and insanity is doing the same thing and thinking you will get different results. Shake up the lineup. Bring back the junkyard dogs. Piss off Victorino, Kemp, Gonzalez, Ramirez and [...]

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