Tag Archive | "Dee Gordon"

Worse than even I imagined

I have always been a positive person.  Each year I have faced the season with optimism and have always felt that the Boys of Summer were full of promise every Spring.  It was not hard for me to see a silver lining in seasons of doubt.  I was frequently accused of having my eyes clouded [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (62)

What’s wrong with the Dodgers?

ELEVEN THINGS: If you want a scapegoat, you have one.  Why would Donnie start Luis Cruz at 3B?  His defense or lack thereof was a factor.  Uribe is superior defensively and has an OB% 300 points above Cruz.  What is wrong with him?  What is wrong with Ned?  Cruz is a waste of a roster [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (42)

Kershaw, Greinke and Who is #3?

Aaron Harang is gone (thankfully).  Ted Lilly will likely never be what he once was (maybe a #4, but now he’s a # 8).  That leave Capuano and Ryu as part of the Dodgers rotation, but I see them as #4 and #5 starters (you pick the order).  It also leave the Dodgers without a [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (27)

Random Thoughts and Other Stuff

I want to propose a trade: Don Mattingly for Mike Scioscia.  I think it has only happened one other time in Major League History.  In 1960 Cleveland traded Joe Gordon to the Tigers for Jimmy Dykes.  That’s the only one I could find.  The Dodgers need a fresh start.  The Angels need a fresh start [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (61)

Bridge to Nowhere

I know that the Almighty Stan Kasten and his Clown Crown Prince Sir Ned Colletti must have a plan to bridge the gap between the current Dodgers and re-building the farm.  The thing is: IT AIN’T WORKING! When the Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez for Nate Eovaldi, I was OK but not overwhelmed, as I [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (80)

DODGERS PLACE HANLEY RAMIREZ ON THE DISABLED LIST, RECALL DEE GORDON

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and recalled shortstop Dee Gordon from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gordon, 25, had a .314 batting average with 19 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples and 12 RBI in 25 games with the Isotopes, while [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Press ReleasesComments (46)

I Tried to Warn You!

For the record, I hate people who say “I told you so” but on February 18, 2013, I wrote a column called Anybody Can Overpay.  In that column, I wrote: 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 [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (32)

I Remain Unconvinced

Mark McGwire is unconvinced too.  The hitting of this team absolutely sucks.  It can change, but will it? A couple of moths ago I said I would not be surprised if this team won 80 games… or 100 games (the lineup will have to change for that to happen).  I stand by that! This team [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (43)

Rant & Rave Sunday

This is not Dodger baseball.  No clutch hitting, bad pitching, buying players, no run game -with all the injuries piling up you know that the Big Dodger in the Sky has turned his back on these chumps.  We have to return to the Dodger way of playing baseball.  Give the money back! Matt Magill may [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (36)

Dodgers Minor League Stock Market

Trending up: Chris Withrow - Lights out in the pen Zach Lee – Had his first bad outing last night Chris Reed – May be starting to get the hanger of being a starting pitcher Joc Pederson – On fire after a slow start Alex Castellanos – Looks like he should be platooning with Ethier in [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (71)

What Were They Thinking?

The Dodgers hitting with RISP is still horrid!  HORRID… even after a win.  What were they thinking? On March 14th I write this:   “You don’t get a platelet-rich plasma therapy if there’s not something pretty serious wrong with your elbow.”   We all knew C-Bill was going to have to undergo the knife.  All [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (55)

Ned’s Monday To-Do List

Have Donnie walk the plank; Send Luis Cruz and Justin Sellers to AAA; and Recall Dee Gordon and Alex Castellanos. Rationale:  I am no longer a Dee Gordon Booster, but now is the time.  It’s only a few days until Hanley comes back from the DL – give Dee an opportunity to displace him.  If [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (47)

Sunday Mailbag

Q.  Hey Mark, guess who’s coming to dinner? Venice Glen is in town with family and we are going to get together and head up to the Slot Canyon area around Page on Monday. I’ll be sure and tell him you haven’t changed. He’ll get a kick out of that. – Badger A.  Of course [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (77)

This is the time to be BOLD!

This is a little complex, but stay with me people: The Dodgers trade Andre Ethier and Mark Ellis to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt and Ian Kinsler. The Dodgers trade Chris Capuano and to the Angels for Taylor Lindsey (2B &  Angels #4 Prospect). The Dodgers send Mike Olt, Taylor Lindsey, Yasiel Puig, Josh [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (60)

Rant & Rave Saturday

Carl Crawford is looking like the best leadoff hitter the Dodgers have had since….  I can’t remember when. Justin Sellers?  What is Mattingly smoking?   Memo to Dodgers:  Forget Sellers!  Just put Cruz at SS. Prediction:  Mark Ellis will hit .300 because he won’t hit against tough righthanders.  He’ll probably have around 400 AB’s. The Dodgers [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (37)

Forget the Stats – Use Your Eyeballs

So, Yasiel Puig is hitting blah-blah-blah…  It doesn’t matter.  Use your eyes and brains,  people.  What do you see?  I see a player with level of talent that is rare (Bo Jackson rare).  I see a guy that can get it done.  I see a guy that is ready for the majors.  Forget all the [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (92)

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 [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (28)

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 [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (60)

Where Does Ryu Fit In?

Hyun-Jin Ryu has exceptional talent… for a Korean pitcher, but can he step into the Dodgers rotation and do a credible job?  While am pretty certain that be can be effective out of the bullpen, I am not convinced he can be a starter this season.  I see him as a pitcher who can go [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (33)

The Case FOR Dee Gordon

Maybe he will learn to hit; Maybe he will learn to take more walks (I do see signs of a change in approach); Maybe he will become a good bunter; Maybe he will improve defensively; Maybe he’ll be better at CF or 2B; Maybe he will improve his SB%; and We all wish for that. [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Mark TimmonsComments (27)

Mandatory Daily Dodger Reading