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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…

I really like the idea of putting Clayton Kershaw on the DL to “protect himself from himself.”  Limit his innings and let him be fresh at the end.  Good idea! I know a lot of you think it is so barbaric to fight in baseball, and someone even said: “Charging the mound is stupid. Retaliating [...]

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The Switch Was Flipped

Lots of Dodger fans complained about the teams lackluster Spring Training performance.  Some even said “you can’t just turn it on and off.” Well, they just did!  Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t think the D-Bags are a very good team and I couldn’t be happier about it (apologies to Josh Rawitch). [...]

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The Dodgers Have a New Old Leadoff Hitter

Welcome one Dee Gordon.  Speed kills and he will be given every opportunity to be the leadoff hitter the Dodgers so desperately need.  Many of you have been telling me otherwise, but it makes perfect sense.  If Puig could not break with the team last Spring, then Guerrero has to start at AA as well.  [...]

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Spring Training Means Something…

Just not a lot!  It’s just too small of a sampling, especially this year! Don Mattingly could have won a lot more games with regulars and major league pitchers, but he has simply used Spring Training as a way to look at a lot of players.  Ignore the records.  Ignore the averages.  I keep hearing [...]

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Hanley is Staying at Shortstop… at Least for Now!

The State of the Infield: Hanley Ramirez is happy and healthy and wants to remain a Dodger for the rest of his career.  Oh, and by the way… he’s not moving off of Shortstop!  You can take that to the bank.  Quit talking about him moving to 3B, because it ain’t happening for at least [...]

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The Case For Chone Figgins

From 2004 until 2009, Chone Figgins was one of the top leadoff hitters in baseball while playing for the Angels.  He still has a career .277  BA and a .349 OB% even after three horrible seasons in Seattle. He wouldn’t be the first player to go to Seattle and almost die – witness one Adrian [...]

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