Tag Archive | "Alex Castellanos"

When P(u)igs Fly!

Have you seen Yasiel run, throw and hit?  P(u)igs can fly.  I was wondering who we might compare him to and Don Mattingly came up with the apt comparison – Bo Jackson!  Actually, Yas is bigger than Bo – two or three inches taller and twenty plus pounds heavier, but they both hit the ball [...]

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15 Minute Drill

I have 15 Minutes to give you this week: Yasiel Puig looks like a player not the be denied.  There are still lots of things to be decided:  Can Crawford be an impact player?  Can Ethier be an All-Star?   If Crawford can re-capture his glory, look for Ethier to be traded for a 3B, [...]

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What Took So Long?

Chris Withrow and Pedro Baez are officially moving to the bullpen.  No kidding?  Ray Charles saw that two years ago!  Many people were calling for this two to three years ago.  What is more troubling is that the Dodgers waited so long to make the change.  Both could be in the bigs next year! Austin [...]

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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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Would You…

Trade Zach Lee, Kyle Russell and Alex Castellanos for Matt Garza and Alfonzo Soriano? Trade Zach Lee, Chris Capuano and Alex Castellanos for Cole Hamels? Trade Zach Lee, Alex Castellanos  and James Loney for Justin Morneau? Trade Zach Lee, Alex Castellanos, Juan Rivera and Shawn Tolleson for Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin? What say you? [...]

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Sit James Loney NOW

Look, the time is up waiting for James Loney to get his mojo (I can’t say get it back, because he never had it).  ENOUGH ALREADY!  He is OPS’ing .680.  Jerry Hariston is OPS’ing .941, but he is not a middle-of-the-order hitter.    The Dodgers need to get some big bats in the lineup.   I have [...]

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A Titantic Problem

The team that had not lost as many as three in a row has now lost five in a row!  The iceberg has destroyed  the hull.  The ship is taking on water.  There are no lifeboats.   The rats are jumping off the ship.   The world is ending.  We will all be killed! Now, take a [...]

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The Secret is to Keep Calm and Have a Plan

Calm down everyone.  This is a better team than last year and last year the Dodgers were one of the TOP 5 teams after the All-Star break.  Yes, I know that the Dodgers were just whipped like rented mules.  They had never lost three in a row this year, until the day before yesterday – [...]

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Kempstringed

The Dodgers are the Milwaukee Brewers whipping boys and they whipped them like rented mules again.  For the first time this year, the Dodgers lost 3 games in a row and also appear to have lost Matt Kemp… again!   Why he injured his hammy again is the question.  It is obviously not severe – if [...]

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Major and Minor League Updates

Matt Kemp was 2-3 with a HR, 3 RBI’s and scored two runs for Albuquerque yesterday. Juan Rivera was 1-2 with a HR and 2 RBI in the same game. Alex Castellanos was again 2-4 for the second day in a row after returning from the DL. Ethan Martin pitched 6 innings allowed 4 hits, [...]

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Everything is Great… Except for 1B, 2B and 3B

The Dodgers Need a Solution at 2B, 1B and 3B, but 2B may be the most critical. Let’s face it – Mark Ellis may not be back this year and if he does come back, it will probably be in August, maybe September.  Dee Gordon has been through some growing pains and can’t be counted [...]

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It’s a Vast Wastland After Kemp, Ethier, Ellis and Rivera

If you add up all the RBI’s and Runs Scored by the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers, it comes up to 111.  Four players, namely Matt Kemp, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera are responsible for a whooping 81 of those.  That means that the rest of the team is responsible for just 30.  Nearly [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Matt Kemp was the latest to have good things to say about Frank McCourt a few days before his signing and the truth is:  people who work for McCourt and the players have an entirely different opinion of him than the fans.  I’m not painting him as a saint or anything, but Dodger fans are [...]

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