Tag Archive | "Don Mattingly"

Andre Ethier – Trade Candidate?

In case you live on another planet and haven’t heard, the Dodgers have a guy who may be a pretty good player at AA by the name of Yasiel Puig.  I think it has been assumed by many Dodger fans that Andre Ethier would be the odd-man-out and he may be, but at what cost?  [...]

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Mattingly set to walk the plank

Are they the Loss Angeles Dodgers or the Lost Angeles Dodgers?  Pathetic is what they are.  Lifeless, pitiful, unmotivated, morbid, dead, almost buried! The lack of clutch hitting is a continuation of the past few years, and one of the constants is that Don Mattingly has been either in charge of the offense or the [...]

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Just Two Things…

As I have said before, $220 million guarantees nothing.   This season has the potential of being a train wreck! To blame Sundays’ loss on Mattingley is really silly.  Beckett induced a weak ground ball that had eyes.  League could have gave up a 2-run shot.  You don’t know.  What we know is that pitch to [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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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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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Straight From the Horses What?

Kenny Shulsen Lasorda’s Lair recently had an interesting interview with Ned Colletti and Don Mattingley that lots of fans are” ga-ga” over, and while I admit I read these things too, I have to tell you that I don’t put much stock in it.  On the record, you are going to get the corporate line, [...]

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Dodger Fanfest Tomorrow

WHAT:           The Dodgers will hold their first offseason FanFest presented by State Farm tomorrow, January 26. The free event will be held at Dodger Stadium in Lot 6 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature appearances and autographs with Luis Cruz, A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Andre Ethier, Tim Federowicz, Zack Greinke, Javy Guerra, [...]

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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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DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2013 COACHING STAFF

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their coaching staff for the 2013 season with eight coaches returning to the Dodger staff as well as three new additions. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “All of these men have a passion for teaching and coaching,” said Colletti. “They provide a vast array [...]

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Will 2013 Be a Hit?

Dave Hansen was the fall guy for the Dodgers hitting woes, but there is a whole lot more to this story.  The story isn’t that Hansen was fired (but offered another job in the organization), but rather that the Dodgers will somewhat move away from the hitting philosophy propounded by Don Mattingley.  The Dodgers are [...]

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Passive-Aggressive is Neither!

Since Joe Torre arrived in LA and brought along his buddy, Don Mattingly, the Dodgers’ situational hitting has largely sucked!  Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp have had their successes and there have been other bright spots (at times), but for the most part, the Dodgers choke in the clutch and have for several years. Yes, [...]

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It’s just going to take time…

This is Justin Gunsaulus last post here.  Thanks Justin!!!  Good luck in the baseball business. The Dodgers are on the verge of an offensive explosion. I can feel it coming. I know everybody (including myself) can still not believe that they were having this much trouble finding runs.  It is just going to take more [...]

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It’s pure junkyard dogism!

Euphoria is something Dodger fans haven’t felt lately.  My house was dark at a little after midnight.  There was just one room lit and that was my office (I watched every last pitch of the game, so never call me a fair-weather fan).  The family was in bed when they heard me clap and yell [...]

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Bring Back the Junkyard Dogs

We’ve seen the pretty boy big sluggers… and they ain’t so pretty.  It’s time to bring back the junkyard dogs. Stupid is as stupid does and insanity is doing the same thing and thinking you will get different results. Shake up the lineup. Bring back the junkyard dogs. Piss off Victorino, Kemp, Gonzalez, Ramirez and [...]

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Make a new plan, Stan!

When the Dodgers were considering Manny Ramirez, I said that “I’d rather lose without him than win with him.”  I took a lot of flack for that, but I believe that a lack of character will always rear it’s ugly head… and it did.  But, I digress. Let me clarify one thing:  I am down [...]

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Give it up for the Gugs

Even if this deal fizzles, I still tip my cap.  MLB teams and fans across the country are realizing this is a new era in Dodger baseball.  *As a fan, they have won me back*-to bad I live in Florida…Hopefully Dodger fans return to the park knowing their money is not going to support McScum [...]

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Sheets Had a Ticket to Ride

Tonight I literally thought I was in Los Angeles in 2006 against the Padres. First Hanley to center, then Poney to right, and my boy Luis Cruz to left. I was still waiting for Nomar to come up and then I saw AJ Ellis step to the plate and snapped back into reality. Defense Harang [...]

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