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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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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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Forget the Stats – Use Your Eyeballs

So, Yasiel Puig is hitting blah-blah-blah…  It doesn’t matter.  Use your eyes and brains,  people.  What do you see?  I see a player with level of talent that is rare (Bo Jackson rare).  I see a guy that can get it done.  I see a guy that is ready for the majors.  Forget all the [...]

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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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Yes, It’s Early, But It’s Never Too Late!

Whenever a favorite player does good or bad, we often hear “Yes, but it’s early.” I subscribe to that same thinking.  You don’t need to worry about Clayton Kershaw or Matt Kemp – they will be OK… and they showed it yesterday. You don’t worry about Adrian Gonzalez – he’ll get it done whether it [...]

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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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Dodger Baseball Fans Rolling Discussion

Let’s talk Dodger baseball.

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Blue Bloods or Blue Collars?

Pinch me!  This is the time of year that everyone is reading all the projections from ZiPS, Fangraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Bill James and Scout. Fans are ga-ga over the Dodgers, but not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid.  While many pre-season polls and publications have the Dodgers winning the N.L. West, USA Today has the Dodgers [...]

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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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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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It’s Time To Move Gordon

Hanley Ramirez is the Dodgers’ shortstop.  Period. Dee Gordon has demonstrated that he is not an elite-caliber defensive shortstop. Wait, that’s not true.  He has actually shown that he has no future as a shortstop. If Dee Gordon ever makes it as a major league player, it will be as a CF and a speedy [...]

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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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