Tag Archive | "Frank McCourt"

What Now?

I find it interesting that of the TOP 10 teams in MLB with the highest salaries, only one is alive in the playoffs and that is the number 10 team.  I guess money can’t buy you love.  This is the new paradigm. Frank McCourt certainly has good attorneys.  Who can predict what will happen at [...]

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Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

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DODGER MAJOR LEAGUE COACHES TO RETURN FOR 2012 SEASON

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that all Major League coaches will return for the 2012 season.  General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “I’m very excited that the entire coaching staff will return next season,” said Dodger manager Don Mattingly. “These guys do a great job with teaching and development while [...]

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Memo to Frank McCourt & Ned Colletti

Frank and Ned, The season is over and now some real work begins.  I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt, Frank.  I mean, it’s possible you won’t own the team next year, but I am working under the premise that you will, for no other reason than you own it now. [...]

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Strange Times That We Live…

We live in a time when wins and saves evidently don’t mean anything for pitchers.  A time when batting average and RBI are diminished because of new stats like WAR, OBP, OPS and  plethora of other statistics that can prove whatever the writer wants.  Stats?  Yeah – I read ‘em, I  like ‘em – I [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

I think that the Dodgers have to bring James Loney back next year.  Maybe he just was allergic to Jeff Pentland.   It could be.  How could you think otherwise?  Loney has went from being gone for good to being a candidate for a long-term deal. So, Frank McCourt is pursuing Plan A (get a [...]

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Is Spending More the Answer?

Since July 6th the Dodgers have lowered their team ERA to 8th in all of MLB (the pitching staff is 4th in strikeouts and 5th in lowest opponents’ batting average). The offense has raised their team batting average to 15th in all of MLB, but still remain 23rd in runs scored and 23rd in OPS.  [...]

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Do Real Fans Boycott?

I have been a Dodger fan for nearly 50 years, but I’m not from LA.  Some of you will say that doesn’t qualify me to be a real Dodger fan because I wasn’t “born” into the family.  I say it qualifies me more because I “adopted” it.  Dodger fans from LA had no choice – [...]

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What Will You Do?

Right here, right now, the LosAngeles Dodgers, who were long ago declared dead and buried (by many, including me), are the hottest teamk in baseball and stand poised to pull within one game of .500 with their Ace on the hill today.   It would take an incredible run, but it is possible that by next [...]

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Frank McCourt Has Ruined The Dodgers to the Tune of $1.2 Billion

So it has all came down to this:  That evil man Frank McCourt, corrupt that he is, has used the Los Angeles Dodgers as his own personal checkbook and ran them into the ground so that an investment group headed by Bill Burke and some unnamed Chinese investors offered to buy the Dodgers for a [...]

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Andre Ethier: Polarizing Dodger

It seems that everyone has a “side” in the Andre Either saga.  My “side” is simple in that I have always felt that Andre Ethier was a “soft” player and now it appears that he is even softer (especially between the ears).  Who really is Andre Ethier? MikeSciosca’sTragic Illness sums up very well who he is: [...]

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What Went Wrong

When looking at the 2011 Dodgers, it would be easy to say “Everything“  or “it’s all Frank McCourt’s fault.”  Neither would be true.   Everything didn’t go wrong (Kershaw & Kemp), although MOST THINGS did go wrong.    It’s also incorrect to say it is McCourts’ fault as I do not believe Frank McCourt played an inning [...]

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The Silver(io) Lining to the Robinson Trade

I know that a lot of Dodger fans were just plain outraged when Ned Colletti traded Trayvon Robinson for two pitchers nobody had ever heard of and Tim Federowicz who we had barely heard of, and while I have been open in calling for a new Dodgers’ GM, there may be another reason that that [...]

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Don’t Be Down on the Farm

The demise of the 2011 LA Dodgers is well-documented.  It is also clear that the Dodgers poor record this season can be attributed to THREE THINGS: James Loney Andre Ethier Injuries At the start of the season, Andre Ethier was penciled in as the #3 hitter and James Loney was to be the #5 hitter.  [...]

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Don’t Be a Tool

Baseball America named the NL Major League Players with the Best Tools. Here’s the Dodgers’ on the list (only two are mentioned): Most Exciting Player 1.  Reyes 2.  Kemp/Pujols (Tie) Best Pitcher: 1.  Halliday 2.  Jurrjens 3.  Kershaw Best Fastball: 1.  Chapman 2.  Kimbrel 3.  Kershaw Best Curveball: 1.  Kershaw 2. Carpenter 3.  Hansen Best Pickoff [...]

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The Zach Lee Interview

Before we get to the interview, let me bring up a few things that are on my mind. The PCL Factor:  Travyon Robinson hit 32 HR in about 1,100 AB’s at Inland Empire which is known as a “hitter’s league.”  Then, last season he hit 9 HR at Chattanooga (523 AB’s) which is a “pitcher’s league.”  [...]

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Just Wait Until Next Year…

Yeah, that’s the ticket! What should we expect next season? Who the hell knows? The end! OK, we do have a few clues.  Some big money comes off the books, namely about $58.5 million or half of the Dodgers payroll.  At least $12 million will be given back in the form of a raise for [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

In a year when there has been very little to be excited about (except Kershaw and Kemp), the Dodgers minor league teams are a combined 40 games over .500 and every team at every level currently has a winning record.  There’s hope on the farm. Javy Guerra has looked like a closer this year, but I [...]

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The Things I Do Know

First of all, there is a lot I don’t know.  Here’s a short list (there are others, including what the weather will be and where the Stock Market will close) I don’t know if Frank McCourt will prevail and own the Dodgers next season. I don’t know who the manager of the Dodgers will be [...]

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Judge Denies McCourt Loan

It was just announced that the Bankruptcy Judge in the Dodgers case has denied Frank McCourts’ financing which would seem to force Frank to accept MLB’s offer.  I don’t really see it as a win or a loss.  Actually, it saves McCourt money, so in some respects it’s a win.  He’s just a little closer [...]

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