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9-1 Start Means That TJ Simers Is Speechless.

The biggest benefit of the Dodgers 9-1 start is that we don’t have to read TJ Slimers constant Dodger-bashing drivel!  Free at last, free at last free at last!  If this keeps up, he’ll have to take early retirement.  I write this knowing that I might very well sit next to him next week, but [...]

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The Yeahbuts Are Out

The Dodgers are now 6-1 with a 3-2 win over the Pirates.  Chris Capuano looked great through 5, but got in trouble in his last inning, clearly running out of gas.    Hopefully, he can extend his arm strength so that he can go 6 or 7 innings.  If he’s going to do it, this would [...]

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There’s No Magic in Opening Day

The Magic man has a previous engagement.  Don’t forget, the Dodgers may not be his full-time job. I am still bothered that this new ownership group allegedly offered one-half BILLION more for the Dodgers than the next group and now they want to keep the terms of the land deal sealed.  It appears that Frank [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

After seeing Chad Billingsley pitch last night, only a moron would say that he is not an ACE…. and the Dodgers only need him to be a Number Two!  Steve Dilbeck said he looked like a Number Two- No Steve, he looked like an Ace, but I’ll take him at #2.  Talk about pitching – [...]

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He’s A Magic Man

The youngsters here don’t even know who Heart is!  A HR and 3 RBI’s – guess your worry about Matt Kemp was unnecessary.  He’s primed to be MVP! Andre Ethier will pickup Matt as soon as Tonight. Juan Uribe  is moving very well and plays a mean 3B. Clayton might have went 4 or 5 [...]

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Lay Off Chad Billingsley

… at least for another week or two.  I’ll give him two starts, but if I don’t see it get better, and soon, I will send him to the bullpen. Mattingly might not, but I would. There, I said it. Sorry, I’ve been on vacation for a week, and while I read what is going [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Where’s Waldo and where’s Greg Miller? It scares me when I agree with TJ Slimers, but I too have a lot of questions about the new owners.  TJ articulates it in depth HERE in THE LA TIMES Maybe I’m wrong, but the auction was halted after it started like this: Kroenke: “We bid 1.5 Billion”; [...]

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I Still Hope For the Best but the Facts are Scary

Magic Johnson and Guggenheim Partners must have really wanted the Dodgers and I know that they will probably start their own TV network (which will require an investment of more $$$) and they are partners with McCourt in developing the land around Dodger Stadium (which may take more $$$, depending upon the plan and that [...]

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Magic Johnson Did Not Buy the Dodgers

The Dodgers were bought by Guggenheim Baseball Management, which is owned mostly by Guggenheim Partners, and includes Mark R. Walter as its controlling partner, as well as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly as limited partners.  Magic Johnson is simply the front-man and has very little skin in the [...]

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As We Await Frank’s Final Answer…

On the previous thread, I was asked this question: Doesn’t McCourt get to choose the winner? If all 3 bidders are approved by MLB, he doesn’t necessarily have to choose the highest one.  I believe he might be in cahoots with that Rams owner.  Am I just paranoid or are my fears justified? I thought [...]

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Frank McCourt Saved the Dodgers

That’s right!  Love or hate Frank McCourt, he may have ultimately saved the Dodgers by preventing Bud Selig from selecting another owner like the Ricketts family or even another Frank MCourt.  While we have no clue how well the new owners will operate the team, the fact that they have a lot of money (and [...]

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Dodger Fans Should Pray For Steve Cohen

Everyone seems to have a favorite horse in the Dodger ownership race:  Magic Johnson seems to be the favorite, followed by Stan Kroenke and  Michael Heisley/Tony Ressler.  It seems that no one wants Steve Cohen as owner and that puzzles me.  I think Cohen is the best choice and here’s why: The cost of the [...]

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

We don’t know: If Mark Ellis falters, could Alex Castellanos be his replacement?  Alex will start the season at AAA, and he needs to play 2B everyday, but could he be a long-term solution?  His glove isn’t Gold (at least not yet, if ever), but he has some “pop” and he’s a mature player.  Could [...]

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The New Dodgers Owner Will Be…

Steve Cohen!  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  The selling price will be $2.1 Billion, including the land. McCourt will be gone and Cohen will be in.  He will be a hands-off owner and Arn Tellem will be the President. Fox or Time Warner will throw in a few hundred million and the [...]

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You Might Vomit When You Read the Last Item

On January 24th I made fun of Josh Macciello and the next day someone called Joshua Macciello posted this on the site: “Post Dated IOU? that’s funny. Truth is buddy I’m bringing all cash to the table. But you are a funny man.” Glad to see that it worked out for you, Josh! Someone reminded [...]

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More Rants and Raves

They are dropping like flies:  First, it was Peter O’Malley and now it is Joe Torre and Rick Caruso, who are now also out of the bidding for the Dodgers.  It’s clear to me that McCourt is going to maximize what he can get for the Dodgers.  Long ago, I predicted he would get $1.5 [...]

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Let’s Play Ball and Some Rants and Raves

Well the pitchers and catchers reported and we know who the Opening Day Starter is already.  Three guesses… Jon Weisman writes another excellent summary of the Dodgers Roster possibilities for ESPN/LA who recently fired him.  By the way, Jon, ESPN don’t know jack.  Your writing defines you, not the schmucks in the suits, and the [...]

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The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

TJ Simers of The LA Times is just getting around to writing what I have been saying for two years:  “Be careful of wanting a new owner, because the next one might be worse!”  Yeah, I’ve said that over and over again. Nearly every Dodger fan wanted Frank McCourt gone, and many really believed that [...]

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Now the Dollars Get Serious

I’ve told you from jump that Mark Cuban would never own the Dodgers and now that prophecy has come to pass.  I knew that Mark Cuban was not ever going to pay more than $1.2 billion for the Dodgers, which Blackstone Advisory Partners has evidently established as the minimum bid the Dodgers would be sold [...]

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Make No Mistake, The Offer Was Real

You can’t blame Prince Fielder for taking the money the Tigers offered, but after reading numerous reports from many sources (some actually reliable), it is apparent that the Dodgers interest in the Prince (and their offer to him) was genuine.  If it was only only a ploy, then the Dodgers would have probably publicized it [...]

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