Tag Archive | "Chad Billingsley"

30-20: Do The Dodgers Have It In Them?

The Dodgers started the season 30-13, so they are 30-39 since if my math is correct.  There are 50 games to go and this team has shown they are fully capable of going 30-13 or 30-39.  Can they go 30-20 the rest of the way?  Absolutely they can.  Will they?  They have did it before [...]

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Blanton’s De-Blue

Since the “start of the season” Thursday, the bums are 3-0. Undefeated! Nice to complete the sweep of the Cubbies at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1998, but really, did we expect anything less?  If we plan on winning this division, that has to happen.  Vin said it best “We have to continue [...]

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To Lee or Not to Lee… That is the Question…

Whether tis nobler to sit pat and hope that Bills and Blanton can flash the necessary form to win or whether to pull the trigger and give up the prospects Philly is demanding.  We should know today.  Stay tuned… I think last night’s lineup is the best Donnie can do.  I like that lineup a [...]

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Lee-ma Time?

The season started yesterday as Mark pointed out and so far we are 1-0.  The bats are back! If Cliff Lee were to join this team, would he be our #3 behind the rejuvenated Chad Billingsley?  Fear the beard has an entirely new meaning. You can make the argument that Cliff Lee is one of [...]

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The Season Starts Now

The Dodgers have played 106 games and have won exactly 56 of those games.  That means there are exactly 56 more games in the season.  If the Dodgers go .500 the rest of the way, they will win 84 games.  That’s not enough.  They need to win at least 5 or 6 more than that [...]

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Rant & Rave Thursday

There isn’t much to rave about, so please excuse me while I rant. The Dodgers looked like Champs against the Giants and Chumps against the D-Backs. Paul Goldschmidt’s body block of Jerry Hairston, Jr. in the 8th inning of yesterday’s game should be reviewed.  I agree with Hairston that the runner at 1B should have [...]

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In it for the long haul

The Good As the trade deadline has come to a close, I think that we are all in agreement that our offensive line-up has been significantly upgraded with the additions of Hanley Ramirez and Shane Victorino.  Some think we paid to steep of a price for Victorino and we might have; only time will tell.  [...]

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The Quick and the Dead

Special Trade Deadline Edition Ned has already made a deadline deal (Hanley Ramirez) and he did it on the quick.  Quick Ned, make another or the Dodgers might be dead! It’s just my opinion, but I think the Dodgers will get Ryan Dempster AND Alfonzo Soriano.  Look, it’s no secret that Ryan Dempster wants to [...]

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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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The Han Man Can!

Not only did Hanley put the dogs up in the bottom of the 10th on a bomb to left center field, he prevented me from having a heart attack.  “Hanley has lost his mojo”….yaaaa, ok!!!!  He was bored in Miami!  This kid can play.  Clutch hit in clutch times! This game could have easily gone [...]

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Here We Go Again…

The Dodgers have a penchant for trading for guys with bad attitudes named Ramirez and parlaying that into some sort of “mania.”   Is LA ready for “HanleyMania?”  On May 5, 2102, I wrote this: I know the Dodgers would love to have David Wright.  He may never hit over 20 HR again, but he’s [...]

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The Ten Minute Drill

I guess I haven’t found anyone who wants to take over this blog, and I do watch the games, so even if I can’t put much effort into it, I will give you 10 minutes a day.  You have to supply the rest. The Dodgers aren’t making dope-fiend moves, although I still think Dempster can [...]

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Patience is a Virtue Most Fans Don’t Have

Do You Like to Wait? I didn’t think so.  The same Dodger fans who lament the losses of Pedro Martinez, Carlos Santana, Shane Victorino, James McDonald and others, are also the same ones who complain when a young player doesn’t immediately make an impact.  Look, baseball is not an easy game and for every Bryce [...]

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Never Underestimate the Power of Junkyard Dogism

Junkyard Dogism – def. “The State of being a junkyard dog, that is an under-appreciated, plain and untalented species which on occasion can rise and bite someone in the ass.” Going into the last game before the All-Star Break, the Dodgers can still be in first place if they win or the Giants lose.   Who [...]

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The Magic Is Gone

No, I’m not talking about the team.  I’m talking about Magic Johnson.  In the beginning, Magic said he was going to be “hands on” and there in his office everyday.  He doesn’t have an office and he’s NEVER there.  My only question is why did Guggs and Company feel they had to use Magic Johnson [...]

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From First to Worst in Under Two Weeks

The Dodger implosion has been nothing short of legendary as they have plummeted from the Penthouse to the Outhouse in less than two weeks.  What a fall by a bunch of marginal major leaguers who have no business of being on a major league field!  Adam Kennedy, take your wheelchair and AARP card and go [...]

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Revamped Rotation

As it stands right now, this is the Dodgers Rotation: Clayton Kershaw – 2.73 ERA Chris Capuano – 2.60 ERA Nate Eovaldi – 2.35 ERA Aaron Harang – 3.76 ERA Chad Billingsley – 4.15 ERA With Ted Lilly making progress, a decision as to who comes out of the rotation will have to be made [...]

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What Do You Say?

Chad Billingsley is not as bad as we think.  He’s also not as good as a number two should be.  He needs a change of scenery, I think. Kevin Youkilis for Chad Billingsley, then get Cole Hamels.  Simple!  Not really… This is a bad streak that all teams have – it will pass!  I promise. [...]

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What to do… NOW!

Uribe, Hairston, Kennedy, Loney, Gwynn, Treanor, Herrera, Gordon, Abreu and DeJesus are all the same player.  Yes, they are the same player in that all have 2 HR or less and most have a slugging percentage of below .400.   The Dodgers can’t win with that many “Punch and Judy” hitters on the roster.  They just [...]

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Bills to Pay

HAPPY FATHERS DAY! I always feel like I write the same things over and over about Chad Billingsley, and evidently, I am not the only one who feels that way.  Tony Jackson of ESPN/LA.com absolutely nailed it today.  This is a must read if you are a Dodger fan.  He starts by saying: I’m not [...]

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