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Clayton Kershaw: $300 Million Dollar Man?

 Clayton Kershaw has won two-thirds of the Dodgers games this year.  A $200 million /8 year deal probably won’t get it done.  Clayton is looking at getting a 10 year/$250-$300 mil deal.  I am certain someone will give him that.  The Dodgers might as well pony up.  I predict at least $250 mil/10 years… maybe [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

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 [...]

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Biding Their Time

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 [...]

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Puig is Sure to Drop Off

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 [...]

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Dodger Baseball Fans Rolling Discussion

Let’s talk Dodger baseball.

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Jose Can You See?

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 [...]

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Derek Jeter Anyone?

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 [...]

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The Number Two Team in LA

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 [...]

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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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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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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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Ethier Way – It Makes Sense

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 [...]

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It is Time to Get Bourn and Beltre

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.  [...]

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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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Reality Check

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 [...]

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Schu in for 2B

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.  [...]

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Three Players Are All the Dodgers Need

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 [...]

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Go Big or Stay Home From the Winter Meetings

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 [...]

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