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Go Big or Stay Home From the Winter Meetings

Fearless Predictions: The Dodgers will sign Zach Greinke this week to a 6 year/$150 million done deal! This team is built for the next 3-5 years as it sits.  Drafting and other smart moves will restore the farm system, but A-Gone, Crawford, Ramirez, Kemp and others are in their prime.  The Dodgers need players now [...]

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I’m glad Kuroda is off the radar

I know some people think I don’t like Hiroki Kuroda, but in reality I like him a lot.  Some people just don’t know a joke if it bit them on the ass.  Well, it won’t happen anyway, because he resigned with the Yankees. I just think it was wrong to sign him for the following [...]

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We don’t know what we don’t know…

We all have a tendency to think we have it all figured out… that we know it all.  That is all well and good, but the bottom line is:  We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!  I might add that there is no way we can know what we don’t know.  What don’t we know?   [...]

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The Most Important Thing

Who is the most important acquisition for the Dodgers over the winter?  Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com has the answer and wrote a mouthful in these two sentences: One of the key acquisitions could prove to be a non-player.  After dismissing Dave Hansen, they are looking for a new hitting coach that can get through to [...]

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2013 Wish List

OK, I am going to try and put away my doubts about this team and since the Dodgers allegedly have “deep pockets,” I am going to make a few suggestions.  Read them at your own peril.  I have a “wish list” of players that I think the Dodgers would do well to acquire: Sign Zach [...]

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No Team Has More Potential – No Team Has More Questions (25 at least)!

Champs or Chumps.  The 2013 version of the Dodgers could win 105 games or lose 85 games.  Which team will show up?  There are lots of questions (at least 25).  Here’s a few: Will Carl Crawford be able to come back and be the player he was 4-5 years ago or will be be the [...]

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A whole bunch of stuff…

I am happy that the Dodgers are winning, but they started winning when they no longer had control of their own destiny. Don’t pretend you don’t get that.  Don’t hate on me – I am just pointing out the obvious. The first order of business in the offseason will be to sign Zach Greinke.  It’s [...]

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It’s just going to take time…

This is Justin Gunsaulus last post here.  Thanks Justin!!!  Good luck in the baseball business. The Dodgers are on the verge of an offensive explosion. I can feel it coming. I know everybody (including myself) can still not believe that they were having this much trouble finding runs.  It is just going to take more [...]

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James Loney lives on… and on… and on

RIP James Loney and the Dodgers’ Offense We all knew that James Loney was loved and respected by his fellow Dodger teammates, but there was no way anyone could predict that almost the entire Dodger team would dedicate the season to James and  decide to all do their best James Loney impersonations since the trade.  [...]

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Let’s talk about next year

This year is just too depressing: Kershaw possibly until Mid-May 2013; Billingsley facing TJ and out all of 2013; Lilly and Elbert facing surgery; Adrian Gonzalez doing a James Loney impersonation; Matt Kemp obviously broken down; Juan Uribe weighing the bench down… and good at it; and Josh Beckett is the Dodgers’ ace? YIKES – [...]

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Run up the white flag

It was good to get a win last night, and this team could possibly hit their way into the playoffs, but they have no realistic chance of advancing without their Ace, who is facing off-season surgery for a labrum injury that the Dodgers don’t want you to know about and their #2, Chad Billingsley, who is [...]

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Make a new plan, Stan!

When the Dodgers were considering Manny Ramirez, I said that “I’d rather lose without him than win with him.”  I took a lot of flack for that, but I believe that a lack of character will always rear it’s ugly head… and it did.  But, I digress. Let me clarify one thing:  I am down [...]

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Another hanging Chad

It seems whenever Chad Beardingsley finally figures out how to pitch something always happens.  Whether it be, him losing his confidence in the playoffs, breaking his leg, or now maybe needing Tommy John surgery, it always brings him back down to earth. I feel sorry for you Chad get better soon we need you. The [...]

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Missed Opportunities

The bottom of the 10th summed it up perfectly… Agon-strikeout Kemp-strikeout Hanley-strikeout Time is running out.  Tonight was a must win game leading 3-1 going into the 8th and we blew it. Will this team ever find chemistry? Will we ever go on that long win streak?  Maybe we are saving it for San Fran?  [...]

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Thinking About the Future – Focused on the Now!

The Now It’s going to be a rough ride, folks.  You had better fasten your seat belts and pour yourself a stiff drink.  There’s a little over a month left in the season and the Dodgers are faced with this: Their #2 starter is on the DL; Their closer is on the shelf with heart [...]

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Welcome to the Boomtown

Ned Colletti drives a nine four four Satisfaction oozes from his pores He has an All-Star at First Base Another at Short Punto in his dresser Crawford at the door He keeps his Beckett against the wall He keeps his Beckett against the wall So I say I say welcome, welcome to the boomtown Pick [...]

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Calm before the Storm, Part 2

Miss me guys? …..Didn’t think so. First and foremost- 3 out of 4 in Pittsburgh, 2 out of 3 in Atlanta- impressive, the dogs are for real.  Whatever Bills is doing with that beard, keep it going.  I am trying so hard to believe in Bills…like that girl that has already cheated on you but [...]

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Matt Kemp gets tossed by Michael Scot

Hello Dodger faithful.  My name is Justin Gunsaulus and I have been a constant reader on Mark’s site for over two years now and approached Mark to become a writer. On the website I have commented a few times here and there as NedSucks. You’re probably wondering how someone from across the nation becomes a [...]

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One Mis Step for Melky, One Giant Step for the Dodgers

Losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for being as big of a cheater as Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds does not automatically hand the NL West title to the Dodgers… but it doesn’t hurt.  He is arguably their best player this year.  When are these guys going to learn they will get caught if [...]

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A Long-Needed Blowout

Chad Billingsley looks like a Number Two to me.  Fear the Beard.  The Dodgers needed a blowout last night.  Almost everyone got in on it.  It’s only one game, so they have to come out and win again today behind Clayton Kershaw.  1-0 or 11-0 count the same. The Snakes dropped to 5.5 games in [...]

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