Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 24 February 2013.
Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 23 February 2013.
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 [...]
Posted on 20 February 2013.
I read an online article at SI.com by Michael Beller on the Dodgers today. Among other things, he projected this as the Dodgers Roster: Lineup: 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Hanley Ramirez, SS 3. Matt Kemp, CF 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Andre Ethier, RF 6. A.J. Ellis, C 7. Luis Cruz, 3B 8. Mark [...]
Posted on 18 February 2013.
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 [...]
Posted on 10 February 2013.
On December 30, 2012, I wrote a blog called What If The Dodgers Are Done? It may have appeared unlikely at the time, but subsequent to that time the Dodgers have merely added a few warms bodies to the roster. J.P. Howell is the only one likely to make the roster, so with Spring Training [...]
Posted on 29 January 2013.
I have been gazing into my crystal ball and here is what I see as the Dodgers Opening Day Starting Lineup: Crawford LF Ellis 2B Kemp CF Gonzo 1B Ethier RF Ramirez SS Uribe 3B Ellis C Kershaw OK, I know you think I have been hitting the crack pipe way too much by saying [...]
Posted on 15 January 2013.
Posted on 08 January 2013.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their plan for improvements to 51-year-old Dodger Stadium for the 2013 season. Upgrades include: New High Definition video boards in left field and right field. Existing message boards, including ribbon boards at the Loge level and outfield wall, will be replaced with the new technology as [...]
Posted on 30 December 2012.
I mean “done… for now.” By “done” I mean “done acquiring players.” Maybe it is good to be done, because it’s quite likely that any signing or trade would mean overpaying at this juncture. But, if the Dodgers are indeed “done” then what can we expect? I have been working on a “Best Case – [...]
Posted on 15 December 2012.
A lot of the pieces of the puzzle are in place for the Dodgers. I think the rotation is absolutely fine and I would not be surprised if the Dodgers go to Spring Training with 7 or 8 starters still on the staff. I could see them moving Capuano or Harang in the right deal, [...]
Posted on 14 December 2012.
You used to accuse me of seeing the Dodger World through “Blue Colored Glasses” so today, I am just going to give you a jolt. A reality check. The Dodgers have signed Greinke and Ryu to bolster their pitching staff, but there is still a lot that could go wrong and you need to face [...]
Posted on 08 December 2012.
With their deep pockets and having already displayed they will overpay, the Dodgers have changed Free Agency dramatically for the foreseeable future. The biggest free agents know that if the Dodgers have any interest whatsoever in them, that they can use time to bid up their asking prices. If the Dodgers weren’t in it, Zach [...]
Posted on 20 November 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 30 October 2012.
Right-hander returns to Los Angeles after being acquired at the 2012 trade deadline LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of free-agent right-handed reliever Brandon League to a three-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. “We’re excited to bring back a key member of our bullpen, [...]
Posted on 30 October 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 28 October 2012.
DETROIT, MI – Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet today at a press conference prior to Game Four of the World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the [...]
Posted on 25 October 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 20 October 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 11 October 2012.
Once upon a time, Josh Beckett was one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Josh also allegedly likes to party and may also be one of the best in baseball at it. Does he have anything left in his golden arm? It would seem to me that since he can’t “throw back as [...]
Posted on 03 October 2012.
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 [...]