Tag Archive | "Carl Crawford"

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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Same ole, Same Ole

The Giants batters failed to score runners 7 times.  The Dodgers batters failed to score runners 26 times.  This is a disturbing patter that is continuing (so far) early this season.  But as Eric Karros often said “It’s early.” Carl Crawford is da’ bomb! Really?  The Dodgers couldn’t have worked out a side deal with [...]

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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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Carl Crawford Was Fat!

But he’s certainly not fat now.  I was castigated by posters who only see blue when I said he was fat… BUT HE WAS!  YES, HE WAS! Ray Charles reported that he was. He’s not fat now.  Maybe he is hungry, ready to show everyone they are wrong about him. For the record, I hope [...]

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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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More Than Just a Sore Elbow

You don’t get a platelet-rich plasma therapy if there’s not something pretty serious wrong with your elbow.  I’m just saying… Dodger brass are worried sick. Our worst fears my be realized… Zack Greinke and Chad Billingsley are both experiments. … and I haven’t even mentioned Carl Crawford. YIKES!!! Good thing there are lots of options.  [...]

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Let’s Get Real Everybody!

As fans, we root for players when the facts really show that maybe we should just consider reality.  The Dodgers will be a very interesting team this year, but today, I have a few players we should just get real about! DEE GORDON: You usually move a player from one position to another, when two [...]

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Can Cruz Keep Cruzing?

Luis Cruz has been hot with the bat while displaying a stone glove at 3B.  I really hope Cruz can hit like he did last year (which isn’t great for a 3B, but so much better than Uribe, that it seems good).  Let’s realize that at age 29, he has a total of 437 AB’s [...]

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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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Anybody Can Overpay

At a time when most Dodger fans are overjoyed and elated at the Dodgers’ prospects, I find myself very underwhelmed, even sad.  By all accounts the Dodgers are in excellent financial shape.  A huge TV contract will soon be a reality and the team has spent like no other team in the history of the [...]

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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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Why the Dodgers Have to Overpay

The answer is very simple:  because they can! Well, it’s actually not quite that simple, but there are now two types of teams in baseball – the Dodgers and all the rest of the teams.  Since Guggs and Company bought the Dodgers, they have spent money like it is going out of style (and it [...]

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Schu in for 2B

As has been rumored for quite some time now, the Dodgers evidently traded Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for Skip Schumaker, who is a career .305 hitter against RH pitching.  Evidently, he will platoon at 2B with Mark Ellis who could not hit a RH pitcher to save his life, but who murders LH pitching.  [...]

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Random Rumblings

Badger asked for it, so here it is from September 30, 2011 on the John Sterling Blogspot: The other day, while SuperFrankenstein and I were ridiculing Boston on multiple fronts, we agreed on one central point: The 2011 Redsocks were a team of bloated, boobed, chubby nincompoops. Carl Crawford looks nothing like the outfielder who once roamed Tampa. He [...]

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Carl Crawford – Part 3

Tell me you don’t see the evolution from speedster guy to fatter guy! LOOK AT HIS FACE. I still say he is 30 pounds heavier than his glory days in Tampa Bay! (Click on the picture to see it FULL SIZE) Maybe it’s the camera that adds 30 pounds. Some of you don’t want to [...]

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Carl Crawford

In case you missed it, there is a video on the Dodgers site of Carl Crawford talking to the media.  The video is here: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=la&content_id=25452627 I have a few quick observations: Carl is a stand up guy – he made no excuses for what had happened in Boston – he took responsibility and is ready [...]

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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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Pause…

Clayton should win the Cy Young Award.  Matt Kemp is a stud.  I love Adrian Gonzalez.  Hanley Ramirez could be really good or really bad.  Surgeries.  Trades.  Free Agents.  Carl Crawford?  Who knows? There are lots of questions. I am going to take some time off. Continue to post. I’ll weigh in later.  No promises [...]

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