Tag Archive | "Chris Capuano"

Please pass the offense

Yes, I know that Lackey and Lester are good (not great) pitchers, but the Dodgers have scored four runs in two games and that just isn’t going to cut it.  Frankly, they are lucky to have a win in this series.  It’s back to that same lack of clutch hitting that has plagued the Dodgers [...]

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It could have been worse…

HOW! I really don’t get it, but it seems that soft-tossing lefty journeymen who pitch like crap own the Dodgers.  Take away the Dodgers two rookies and they were DOA.  I just don’t get it. Chris Capuano will lay an egg like this every now and again, but remember how good he was the past [...]

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$216 Million Can Buy You Last Place

Yeah, but… injuries, disabled lists, blah-blah-blah… Save it.  It is what it is and it might change or might not. Boy, Carl Crawford must have it in for Chris Capuano.  Caps was already struggling when CC just kept pouring gas on the fire last night. I got a call from my old friend Tony Jackson [...]

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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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Worst Hitting Team in Baseball?

The Dodgers have been shutout 10 times!  If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got.  Unless you are truly insane, you have to start by ditching the current hitting coach.  Maybe it’s not his fault entirely, but he’s not blameless.  It’s late in the year to do that, [...]

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Freedom Isn’t Free – Never Forget That!

I’m sure some of you will disagree with what I am about to say, but all you need to know about James Loney took place during the play at the plate in the 7th inning when he scored the go-ahead run.  It turns out that he made the right play in trying to go around [...]

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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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HOME TEAM DISCOUNT

Andre Ethier absolutely gave the Dodgers a Home team Discount.  Had he continued his productive season, he could have commanded a contract that was maybe $20-25 million larger than the one he signed with the Dodgers.  However, two things come into play: The Jody Reed Factor (i.e., turning down a good contract only to find [...]

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Kempless Dodgers Do It Again – Next Man Up!

With scrubbs, duds, wanna-be’s, never were’s, career minor leaguers, castoff pitchers, raw rookies and junkyard dogs, the Dodgers keep pulling wins out of their butts, and I like it.  I like it a lot!  These guys have a never-say-die attitude and simply believe they are going to win.  A lot of the credit has to [...]

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Are These Destiny’s Dodgers?

Here we are, just over one-quarter of the way through the season and the Dodgers are riding high.  Injuries have been a factor, but the motto has been “Next Man Up.”  Last night, the next man was Andre Ethier, Matt Freaking Treanor and Justin Sellers.  James Loney even hits a two-run jack!  Next man up [...]

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Next Man Up!

Matt Kemp carried the team is April, but has tanked in May.  His batting average is all the way down to a Superhuman-esque .375, but now the other guys are picking him up. Mark Ellis is still looking like an excellent addition to the team with a .389 OB% as the number two hitter.  Ned [...]

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Rant & Rave Monday

You laughed (some of you even mocked me) at me when I said Chris Capuano would win 20 games, but here he is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA.  Maybe he won’t win 20 games, but would you rather have him or Hiroki Kuroda?  Nuff said!  Chris Capuano is showing that he just might be a [...]

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Report From the Ravine

 Chavez Ravine, Dodgertown, California – On a slightly chilly night (well not really), when lots of Dodger fans showed up disguised as empty seats, with only 26,376 fans visible (maybe less), the Dodgers   It’s a shame that the best team in the NL can’t PBIS (put butts in seats).  As usual, it required a [...]

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Get Out The Brooms

I didn’t see anyone else mention this, so I will at the risk of The Little Freaking Punk at TheLFP calling me an A-Hole, I will report it. Hiroki Kuroda’s line on his first start:  5.2 IP/8 H/6 R/4 ER/1 HR/ 4 BB Of course, one of the guys who replaced him (Capuano) is slightly [...]

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The Stars Are Aligned

BOXSCORE What I mean by that is that the Offensive Stars in each of the three games this season have been different.  Opening day it was Matt Kemp.  In game two it was the former Mr. Softee, Andre Ethier, and last night it was AJ and the kid (Dee Gordon). Chris Capuano looked like a [...]

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70% of the World is Covered by Water – the Rest is Covered by Dee Gordon

I have been busy the last couple of days, so when I got back and checked the blog, I was dismayed that I had written Rivera would hit 28 HR.   Believe it or not, I meant 18 HR for Rivera, but hit the 2 instead of the 1.  OK,  I’ll just live with it, maybe [...]

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So Sorry Camelback Ranch!

This year is going to be the first year in a long, long time that I am not going to be able to make it to spring training.  It’s not because I am any less enthusiastic about the Dodgers, but just because there is not enough hours in the month. My business is growing very [...]

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What Have We Learned From The Past?

I want you to consider a few questions and how you would have answered them on January 20, 2010: If I had told you that James Loney would hit more home runs than Andre Ethier in 2010,  would you have probably felt pretty good about the 2010 season? If I had told you that RDLR [...]

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Statistics and Bumblebees

The Yankees players typically have the best stats, the highest payroll, the best OPS, the best of everything, but they don’t win it all every year.  In fact, they have won the World Series twice since 2000 despite having many of the best players and being able to get any of the top statistical performers [...]

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