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The Case Against Dee Gordon

For the record, I used to be a BIG Dee Gordon fan.  He’s a good kid, respectful and well-liked by both subordinates, coaches and his elders. While I still like the kid, I no longer think he will be an impact player in the Major Leagues.  I am not a hater of Dee Gordon, just [...]

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Let’s Get Real Everybody!

As fans, we root for players when the facts really show that maybe we should just consider reality.  The Dodgers will be a very interesting team this year, but today, I have a few players we should just get real about! DEE GORDON: You usually move a player from one position to another, when two [...]

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Dodger Baseball Fans Rolling Discussion

Let’s talk Dodger baseball.

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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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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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What Took So Long?

Chris Withrow and Pedro Baez are officially moving to the bullpen.  No kidding?  Ray Charles saw that two years ago!  Many people were calling for this two to three years ago.  What is more troubling is that the Dodgers waited so long to make the change.  Both could be in the bigs next year! Austin [...]

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The Number Two Team in LA

Today Bob Costas was asked who the best team in LA was and he replied:  “The Dodgers will be soon.“  But they persisted and asked “But who is number one right now?”  He answered “The Angels, right now.“  So, the Dodgers have the biggest payroll in baseball and they are not the best team in [...]

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The Natives are Restless…

With Spring Training only a few days away, it seems more and more likely that the Dodgers will go to Glendale with the team, as is.  It is likely that they would trade Andre Ethier, if they were overwhelmed, which they evidently haven’t.  The World Baseball Classic is what will impact Spring Training more than [...]

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Indiana Timmons on the Dodgers

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Mid-January Video Report

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It’s Time To Move Gordon

Hanley Ramirez is the Dodgers’ shortstop.  Period. Dee Gordon has demonstrated that he is not an elite-caliber defensive shortstop. Wait, that’s not true.  He has actually shown that he has no future as a shortstop. If Dee Gordon ever makes it as a major league player, it will be as a CF and a speedy [...]

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Ifs, Ands and Buts

It’s less than two months until pitchers and catchers report, but as we speak, the Dodgers are starting their Annual Winter Development Minicamp at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.  Yasiel Puig is not participating, as his team is in the playoffs in the Puerto Rico,, but the following players are participating: Steve Ames – P Tim [...]

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Why the Dodgers Have to Overpay

The answer is very simple:  because they can! Well, it’s actually not quite that simple, but there are now two types of teams in baseball – the Dodgers and all the rest of the teams.  Since Guggs and Company bought the Dodgers, they have spent money like it is going out of style (and it [...]

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Ethier Way – It Makes Sense

Of course, the Dodgers will deny that they want to trade Andre Ethier.  They say that they are not, but can’t stop offers from coming in.  The Dodgers don’t want to alienate Andre, but you can bet your sweet bippy that they are trying to trade him.  I can’t see the Dodgers really being interested [...]

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It is Time to Get Bourn and Beltre

OK, in a perfect world the Dodgers need a Power-Hitting Third Baseman and a Leadoff Hitter.  Who wants to go into 2013 without a leadoff hitter and Luis Cruz at 3B?  These are not the Dodgers of old.  Their payroll currently sits at $220 million and climbing.  Money is not an issue with this bunch.  [...]

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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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48 Hours

The significance of the last 48 hours should not be lost on us.  The Dodgers agreed to terms with Zach Greinke and then signed Hyun-Jin Ryu which was followed by the trade of James Shields and Wade Davis for Wil Myers and three other players.  There is likely a connection.  We will probably never know [...]

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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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How Do the Dodgers Prospects Stack Up?

I hate to break you the news, and you can ridicule me all you want, but the fact of the matter is that when I purposed trading prospects (Dee Gordon, Zach Lee, Chris Reed and Joc Pederson) for Daniel Murphy and R.A. Dickey, I was not giving up too much.  The reality of the situation [...]

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The Persona of the Position

I think some of you don’t understand what it takes to be a professional athlete…. and I don’t mean that with any disrespect.  I’m not talking about the level of skill required or the hours and years of hard work.  I’m talking about the mental part of the game.  It’s just that these guys are [...]

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