Tag Archive | "Dee Gordon"

Rethinking Hanley

The current LA Dodgers have several players playing out of position.  In my opinion, Kemp and Ethier are not centerfielders and Ramirez is exposed at shortstop, but quit suggesting that he go to 3B – he can’t play that position either!  Do you think his double-clutching will work better there?  I have seen him at [...]

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Closers, Legends, Apple and Beckett

Closers: My God, if Kenley can mix in 3 pitches and control them like yesterday, he will be unhittable! Brian Wilson (former closer) – not so much anymore. Brandon League – Fingers crossed. Chris Perez – Bong time. Legends: Yasiel Puig can just turn it on when he needs it.  What a throw to 2B [...]

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Change is in the Air

I can almost guarantee that the Dodgers roster as it now stands will greatly change before the end of the season.  It appears to me that the Dodgers acquired Beckett and Crawford in order to get Adrian Gonzalez.  They had the money and I think Gonzo has been a good thing and he likely will [...]

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The Legend That is Yasiel Puig

Running through crocodile-infested swamps to evade Cuban hit squads, swimming in the ocean to escape Cuba, being held hostage by Black Market Smugglers or Mexican Drug Lords, a daring raid by a shady Miami criminal… ‘er businessman, clutch home-runs, RPG missile-like throws to gun down runners, dope-fiend moves on the bases, incredible running and sliding [...]

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Do Dodgers Have Another Puig and Kershaw on Their Hands?

As you undoubtedly know by now, Alex Guerrero continues to play like a man among boys!  In his second game at AAA he was 3-3 with another HR and 2 more RBI’s.  He did prove to be mortal by making a throwing error, but what’s not to like?  Some of you have said that he [...]

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Alexander Guerrero Blasts Off – Literally!

Alex Guerrero made his AAA debut for the Dodgers after battling injuries since his signing, and it appears that if he can stay healthy, he just might be a player…. and that’s an understatement! He had 4 at bats with 3 hits, including a double and a HR and he collected 3 RBI’s.  Not a [...]

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My Long Term Plan

HAPPY 51st BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE!   Manny Pacquiao won on her birthday so she is a happy camper.  Last night’s win was another nice one, but so far all we really know is that we can beat the Arizona Diamondchumps like rented mules.  Now, if you know anything about me, it’s that I [...]

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That’s more like it…

When your #3 and #4 hitters go 6 for 8, you generally have a pretty good chance of winning, especially if your starter and bullpen give up only two hits and you also happen to be playing a very bad team!  Sorry D-Bag fans, but you don’t have much this year.  Couldn’t happen to nicer [...]

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Carpe Diem

The other day I was listening to a local sports talk show here in Indy.  About half the fans here are Cubs fans and the other half are Reds fans.  I guess that’s a natural choice because Indy is halfway between Chicago and Cincinnati, and even though Indianapolis more than twice the size of Cincinnati, [...]

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7 Out of 5 People Hate Math!

And I hate stats that people try and use to prove some obscure point about something that is not even worth knowing. Some bloggers write this stuff like we must be blind and read Braille because what is sometimes written flies in the face of the “eye test.” I won’t elaborate, but take it for [...]

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Who are you and what did you do with Yasiel Puig?

Then there is this from Dylan Hernandez of THE LA TIMES: For what it’s worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers‘ problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the Freeway [...]

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The Real Story

There’s nothing wrong with Clayton Kershaw.  The Dodgers just want to keep him fresh for the end of the season. The Dodgers are very worried about Brian Wilson. Matt Kemp is completely healthy and has apparently bought into playing with less recklessness. Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez are lighter and in better shape than ever [...]

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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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What a Messed Up Spring…

This Spring Sucked and Spring Training Sucked too! I mean how screwed up has this been?  Hardly any Spring Training!  The Dodgers and D-Backs have really gotten ripped.  maybe it will end up being a good thing, but I don’t know. Quas, e-mail me! Mercer beats Duke?  Who saw that coming?  Coach K… are you [...]

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This is Not the Right Mix

The Dodgers are a talented team, but they have some issues – issues that I believe will be addressed before the season is over. For example, they really don’t have a quality Center-fielder, but they do have Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson – lefties all! Matt Kemp can be a valuable offensive player [...]

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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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Blame the Dodgers for the Cable TV Blackout!

When Guggenheim and Company overpaid for the Dodgers, fans were ecstatic that Frank McCourt was out and now the team was free to spend and buy whatever they wanted because they would soon be getting a huge TV contract that would give the Dodgers more power than any other team in baseball. I think I [...]

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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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The Dodgers Should Be Sellers at the Trade Deadline

… not because they will be out of the race, but for two reasons: They have a plethora of starters IF  (BIG IF) they all stay healthy; and If they stay healthy, this is the Dodgers chance to get younger. I have not been a huge Zach Lee fan, but he showed me something yesterday [...]

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Alexander Guerrero Takes The Lead

Of course, there is still a lot of time left in Spring Training, but with his Granny last night Alex Guerrero has the edge at 2B over Dee Gordon.  Rojas has no chance.  Figgins is utility, but Guerrero is now the leader of the pack, with his .294 BA and team-leading 6 RBI.  I still [...]

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