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What Might Have Been…

It was in 2004, that I first really noticed Andy LaRoche.  He was a 20 year-old third baseman who ended up with 23 HR and 76 RBI in A ball.  The next season, he hit 30 HR with 94 RBI and had a slash line of .305/.374/.553.  He had amazing opposite-field power – I said [...]

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It Wasn’t Time – It Was Timing

Hiroki will be in Pinstripes in 2012.   I figured him for Boston or NY.  So it was no surprise. The question now becomes whether Ned did the right thing in signing Capuano and Harang instead of Kuroda.  I guess time will tell, but I think the fact that he decided to sign them instead of [...]

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Third Basemen All Over the Place

Adrian Beltre plays for Texas, Casey Blake plays for Colorado, Andy LaRoche (sniff) plays for the Indians, Josh Bell plays for the Orioles and the Dodgers have Juan Uribe at 3B! Aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! Next: Good for Casey – He’s closer to home.  Can he hold up physically?  That’s the question… Prince Field ‘er… never mind! Hiroki [...]

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Who Knew What When?

At the start of Spring Training the Dodgers bullpen looked like this: Guerrier MacDougal Hawksworth Belisario Kuo Jansen Padilla Broxton One-by-one, all but Guerrier and MacDougal ended up on the Physically or Mentally (R-Bel) Disabled List, and then Jon Garland, the fifth started ened up there as well.  Now, the bullpen looks like this: Guerrier [...]

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Andy LaRoche, Delwyn Young DFA’ed

Andy LaRoche, Delwyn Young DFA’ed

The Pirates designated Andy LaRoche, Delwyn Young and Zach Duke for assignment today. I often hear people lament that the Dodgers don’t have any Top 50 Prospects, but let me remind you that it was but a few short years ago when Andy LaRoche was a Top 20 Prospect.  They don’t call it Top Guaranteed [...]

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Whipped Puppies!

Whipped Puppies!

The Dodgers looked like whipped puppies today.  In fact they looked like they had a bully take their dinner last night, and then he came back and beat them for breakfast!   If I said they were pathetic, I would be too generous.  Sundays game may go down in Infamy!  That could be the game that [...]

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June 8, 2009 – Dances With Wolf

June 8, 2009 – Dances With Wolf

I like Randy Wolf – I really do, but he’s not going to go 7 inning many times, and as he gets over that 90 pitch mark, LOOK OUT!  I hate second-guessing, but I just KNEW that Joe was going to take Wolf out after 6 solid innings.  Joe’s greatest strength (his belief in his [...]

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