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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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I’m glad Kuroda is off the radar

I know some people think I don’t like Hiroki Kuroda, but in reality I like him a lot.  Some people just don’t know a joke if it bit them on the ass.  Well, it won’t happen anyway, because he resigned with the Yankees. I just think it was wrong to sign him for the following [...]

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Torii Hunter May Make Perfect Sense

Yes, I know that he is 38 years old, but he is in great shape and has the body type that seems to age very well.  He is a good base-runner and could hit in the #2 spot if necessary.  He kills LH pitchers and hits RH pitchers very well.  He’s not the HR threat [...]

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Mad Scientist at Work

I have been known to sit in my Dodger lab and experiment by mixing different players and lineups together to see what  could happen.  After further review, here’s the lineup I want: Bourn  CF  (L) Ynoa  2B  (B) Kemp  RF  (R) Gonzalez  1B  (L) Wright  3B  (R) Ramirez  SS  (R) Crawford  LF  (L) Ellis  C  [...]

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2013 Wish List

OK, I am going to try and put away my doubts about this team and since the Dodgers allegedly have “deep pockets,” I am going to make a few suggestions.  Read them at your own peril.  I have a “wish list” of players that I think the Dodgers would do well to acquire: Sign Zach [...]

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No Team Has More Potential – No Team Has More Questions (25 at least)!

Champs or Chumps.  The 2013 version of the Dodgers could win 105 games or lose 85 games.  Which team will show up?  There are lots of questions (at least 25).  Here’s a few: Will Carl Crawford be able to come back and be the player he was 4-5 years ago or will be be the [...]

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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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Passive-Aggressive is Neither!

Since Joe Torre arrived in LA and brought along his buddy, Don Mattingly, the Dodgers’ situational hitting has largely sucked!  Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp have had their successes and there have been other bright spots (at times), but for the most part, the Dodgers choke in the clutch and have for several years. Yes, [...]

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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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A whole bunch of stuff…

I am happy that the Dodgers are winning, but they started winning when they no longer had control of their own destiny. Don’t pretend you don’t get that.  Don’t hate on me – I am just pointing out the obvious. The first order of business in the offseason will be to sign Zach Greinke.  It’s [...]

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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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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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Make a new plan, Stan!

When the Dodgers were considering Manny Ramirez, I said that “I’d rather lose without him than win with him.”  I took a lot of flack for that, but I believe that a lack of character will always rear it’s ugly head… and it did.  But, I digress. Let me clarify one thing:  I am down [...]

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My Apology to AJ Ellis

I grudgingly accepted AJ Ellis as the Dodgers catcher this year.  I hoped that he could hit .240 but thought that was highly optimistic.  I was not a true believer in AJ Ellis.  I was stupid! Flashback In 2004, even though he was 23, he was the backup catcher at Vero Beach (A-Ball), and the [...]

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Do Something, Even if it is Wrong!

You can do nothing… and maybe that’s the right thing to do. Or, you can do something… and maybe that’s the right thing to do. Sure, you can say it’s not the hitting coaches fault, because the players have to actually hit the ball.  The coach can’t hit it for them.  You can say that [...]

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Thinking About the Future – Focused on the Now!

The Now It’s going to be a rough ride, folks.  You had better fasten your seat belts and pour yourself a stiff drink.  There’s a little over a month left in the season and the Dodgers are faced with this: Their #2 starter is on the DL; Their closer is on the shelf with heart [...]

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Welcome to the Boomtown

Ned Colletti drives a nine four four Satisfaction oozes from his pores He has an All-Star at First Base Another at Short Punto in his dresser Crawford at the door He keeps his Beckett against the wall He keeps his Beckett against the wall So I say I say welcome, welcome to the boomtown Pick [...]

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Give it up for the Gugs

Even if this deal fizzles, I still tip my cap.  MLB teams and fans across the country are realizing this is a new era in Dodger baseball.  *As a fan, they have won me back*-to bad I live in Florida…Hopefully Dodger fans return to the park knowing their money is not going to support McScum [...]

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Money Where Their Mouth is and Butts Where The Seats Are

If the Dodgers put their money where their mouth is and take on Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, then the LA fans better put their butts where the seats are!  That’s all I can say. The deal can get done and it may not take as many players as I am [...]

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