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Focused, Riveted, Vulcanized, Galvanized and Refined By Fire!

There ain’t nothing like a good fight where you go to battle with your brothers and come out closer than you have ever been. YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE BAND OF BROTHERS KNOWN AS THE LA DODGERS! If your name is Clayton Kershaw, you drill Carlos Quentin in the ribs the next time you face [...]

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It Ain’t Over!

Next week in LA, Clayton Kershaw will drill Carlos Quentin with a fastball right in the ribs.  Write it down.  I guarantee it.  Clayton doesn’t tolerate that crap.  The only way it won’t happen is if Quentin is suspended, which he may be.  It will most likely happen in the 7th or 8th inning with [...]

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Clayton Kershaw: $300 Million Dollar Man?

 Clayton Kershaw has won two-thirds of the Dodgers games this year.  A $200 million /8 year deal probably won’t get it done.  Clayton is looking at getting a 10 year/$250-$300 mil deal.  I am certain someone will give him that.  The Dodgers might as well pony up.  I predict at least $250 mil/10 years… maybe [...]

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Biding Their Time

At this point, that is exactly what the Dodgers are doing with Yasiel Puig, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang, Matt Guerrier  and Ted Lilly. Sending Puig to AA was a a no-brainer, not because Carl Crawford is ready to play and looks very, very good, but because spending at least 20 days in the minors will [...]

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Puig is Sure to Drop Off

He has to.  No one expects him to continue hitting at a .545 pace with a 1.354 OPS, so he’ll probably fall back to maybe .300 and .900.  Horribe, I tell you!!!  Yaz has the most at bats of any Dodger this Spring (48) and while he has shown tremendous raw talent, we really don’t [...]

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When P(u)igs Fly!

Have you seen Yasiel run, throw and hit?  P(u)igs can fly.  I was wondering who we might compare him to and Don Mattingly came up with the apt comparison – Bo Jackson!  Actually, Yas is bigger than Bo – two or three inches taller and twenty plus pounds heavier, but they both hit the ball [...]

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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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Yes, It’s Early, But It’s Never Too Late!

Whenever a favorite player does good or bad, we often hear “Yes, but it’s early.” I subscribe to that same thinking.  You don’t need to worry about Clayton Kershaw or Matt Kemp – they will be OK… and they showed it yesterday. You don’t worry about Adrian Gonzalez – he’ll get it done whether it [...]

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Dodger Baseball Fans Rolling Discussion

Let’s talk Dodger baseball.

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Blue Bloods or Blue Collars?

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 [...]

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Sports Illustrated Didn’t Get the Memo

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 [...]

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Anybody Can Overpay

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 [...]

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Derek Jeter Anyone?

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 [...]

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Crystal Ball Gazing

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 [...]

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Mid-January Video Report

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DODGER STADIUM IMPROVEMENTS OUTLINED FOR 2013 SEASON

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 [...]

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What if the Dodgers are Done?

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 – [...]

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Not the Right Mix

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, [...]

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Reality Check

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 [...]

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The Dodgers Have Changed It All

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 [...]

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