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It’s a start… isn’t it?

Three is a row.  WOW!  I can’t remember that for a while.  Toronto turned around their horrible season by running off eleven wins in a row.  Certainly the Dodgers are just as capable of the same thing, but can they do it?  They are going to have to start to hit much better than they [...]

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It’s may be time to sell

The Dodgers had a nice win last night, but unless they can run off about 12 in a row, it appears very unlikely they will make the playoffs.  Skunks don’t shed their white stripe overnight and the Dodgers aren’t likely to suddenly become clutch overnight.  As the sun sets on the Dodgers chances to get [...]

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A Twist of Positive

OK, I have been very negative about this team for quite some time and while I have been spot on, there is reason for hope.  The only thing that worries me is that Ned will make one of his dope-fiend moves and mess it up.  I mean, why does he keep Cruz on the team [...]

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This is Yasiel Puig’s Team

In the Bible book of Isiah it says: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. Jesus Christ said that if you have faith, you can move mountains.  This is Reverend Timmons [...]

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Is there a lesson here?

They lost their best player before the season started and he was never a factor.  They have one player over 27 years old.  Their youngsters have never been here before.  They have a coach that has never coached in the big leagues,and he is young and inexperienced, but he’s a motivator and he believes in [...]

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Underachievers All!

Three Stinkin’ Runs!  3! What a bunch of underachievers! That seems to be all the runs the Dodgers can get most nights.  We have watched almost two months of this nonsense.  Capuano wasn’t lights out, but he was good enough to win on most teams.  But, not on the 2013 Dodgers.  This bunch is 5th [...]

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There May Be Light – I Hope It’s Not a Train!

The tunnel has light.  Two wins in a row is a lot for this bunch, but there is reason for hope.  I have a few observations: Hanley Ramirez is way ahead of schedule – that can’t hurt; Juan Uribe has an OB% of .388 plus he plays great defense – let’s hope Donnie leaves him [...]

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Right Reasons, Wrong Things

By criticizing some Dodger players the past few days, Don Mattingly has all but admitted that he has lost this team.  He is frustrated as we all are and wants the team to fight, not just play.  That sums up what is wrong with the Dodgers more than anything else.  Donnie said what he said [...]

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So you think a manager doesn’t make a difference?

Do you really believe Joe Torre or Don Mattingly could have taken that rag-tag bunch of wanna-be’s, never-were’s and utilitymen to the 2000 Olympics and beat the heavily favored Cubans to win Gold for the USA?  No way, Jose!  Some people admire Donnie’s calmness.  That’s just the way he is.  Very little emotion.  Unflappable, some [...]

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You can’t cheat the Baseball Gods

I guess that’s what it comes down to.  Guggs and Company rode into town and threw money at problems like the fire department throws water on a fire.  They over-bought, over-paid and over-spent.  Then, they openly bragged about their resources and the Baseball Gods spanked them.  There’s something really bad wrong with this team.   That’s [...]

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What’s wrong with the Dodgers?

ELEVEN THINGS: If you want a scapegoat, you have one.  Why would Donnie start Luis Cruz at 3B?  His defense or lack thereof was a factor.  Uribe is superior defensively and has an OB% 300 points above Cruz.  What is wrong with him?  What is wrong with Ned?  Cruz is a waste of a roster [...]

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Kershaw, Greinke and Who is #3?

Aaron Harang is gone (thankfully).  Ted Lilly will likely never be what he once was (maybe a #4, but now he’s a # 8).  That leave Capuano and Ryu as part of the Dodgers rotation, but I see them as #4 and #5 starters (you pick the order).  It also leave the Dodgers without a [...]

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Quit Making Excuses

I am getting weary of hearing that the Dodger team is riddled with injuries and if they had all of their regulars things would be different.  Let me remind you of a few things: The Yankees have Michael Pineda (certainly the equal of Chad Billingsley), Joba Chamberlin, starting catcher Francisco Cervelli, starting shortstop Derek Jeter, [...]

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Bridge to Nowhere

I know that the Almighty Stan Kasten and his Clown Crown Prince Sir Ned Colletti must have a plan to bridge the gap between the current Dodgers and re-building the farm.  The thing is: IT AIN’T WORKING! When the Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez for Nate Eovaldi, I was OK but not overwhelmed, as I [...]

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I Remain Unconvinced

Mark McGwire is unconvinced too.  The hitting of this team absolutely sucks.  It can change, but will it? A couple of moths ago I said I would not be surprised if this team won 80 games… or 100 games (the lineup will have to change for that to happen).  I stand by that! This team [...]

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The Big Dodger in the Sky

Whether you are Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Christian, Wicca, Taoist and any other religion, you already know about the Big Dodger in the Sky.  How do you know that he is real?  Tommy Lasorda told us so.  That’s all you need to know. What else you need to know is that he is not happy [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

This is not Dodger baseball.  No clutch hitting, bad pitching, buying players, no run game -with all the injuries piling up you know that the Big Dodger in the Sky has turned his back on these chumps.  We have to return to the Dodger way of playing baseball.  Give the money back! Matt Magill may [...]

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Dodgers Minor League Stock Market

Trending up: Chris Withrow - Lights out in the pen Zach Lee – Had his first bad outing last night Chris Reed – May be starting to get the hanger of being a starting pitcher Joc Pederson – On fire after a slow start Alex Castellanos – Looks like he should be platooning with Ethier in [...]

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Andre Ethier – Trade Candidate?

In case you live on another planet and haven’t heard, the Dodgers have a guy who may be a pretty good player at AA by the name of Yasiel Puig.  I think it has been assumed by many Dodger fans that Andre Ethier would be the odd-man-out and he may be, but at what cost?  [...]

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This is the time to be BOLD!

This is a little complex, but stay with me people: The Dodgers trade Andre Ethier and Mark Ellis to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt and Ian Kinsler. The Dodgers trade Chris Capuano and to the Angels for Taylor Lindsey (2B &  Angels #4 Prospect). The Dodgers send Mike Olt, Taylor Lindsey, Yasiel Puig, Josh [...]

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