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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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World Series or Train Wreck?

On February 8th, I wrote this: This season has the potential for a World Series title or a train wreck!  Last season was magical in the fact that they won like 45 out of 50 games in one stretch (or some crazy number – I’m not looking it up).   Don’t expect that again.  There are [...]

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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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DODGERS REINSTATE JOSH BECKETT FROM THE DISABLED LIST; OPTION JOSE DOMINGUEZ TO TRIPLE-A ALBUQUERQUE

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett from the 15-day disabled list (right thumb contusion) and optioned right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. Beckett will start tonight’s game vs. Detroit. Beckett was acquired by the Dodgers on August 25, 2012, and will be making his 2014 debut tonight. [...]

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Maybe the Dodgers Should Think Trade

Matt Wieters is a catcher I have always liked.  I know his numbers have declined somewhat and stat geeks may tear this idea up, but see – I don’t really care, now, do I? Matt is a stud.  He has power and I am betting that in the NL and playing 125-130 games a year, [...]

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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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So, it has Come Down to This

So Clayton Kershaw will be out a month?  It wouldn’t be unusual for a pitcher to pitch through this kind of muscle strain, but in this case, it is a very wise move.  The Dodgers have big aspirations and they need a fresh Kershaw in the playoffs. Brian Wilson has not looked right this Spring [...]

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Dumber Than a Bag of Hammers

What scares me is that Brandon League and Brian Wilson are toast.  I know it’s early, but I felt what Brian Wilson accomplished last year was “smoke and mirrors” induced (I know someone will produce some statistics that say otherwise, but he was flat-out lucky at times), and I was against re-signing him… especially at [...]

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Roster

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 25-man roster for the North American portion of their 2014 schedule, which opens tonight with a 5:05 p.m. game at San Diego. The club placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list (Teres Major strain) retroactive to March 23 and optioned right-handed pitcher Jose [...]

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…

I really like the idea of putting Clayton Kershaw on the DL to “protect himself from himself.”  Limit his innings and let him be fresh at the end.  Good idea! I know a lot of you think it is so barbaric to fight in baseball, and someone even said: “Charging the mound is stupid. Retaliating [...]

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I Hate to Bring This Up…

… but when you hit one of ours, we will hit one of yours.  The Dodgers need to develop a reputation of a team you don’t mess with. When Adrian Gonzalez got hit after Hanley homered in the third inning, A-Gon should have charged the mound.   My policy is that if you hit me, even [...]

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Please Do Not Feed the Trolls

According to Wikepedia, in Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional [...]

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Memo to Ned:

If Brandon League makes the team and Chris Withrow gets demoted, it sends the team the message that what you make is more important than what you do… and that’s a damn shame (if it happens).   Think about it hard, Ned.  Swallow your pride and think about it some more! <Shortest post ever – most [...]

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