Posted on 15 January 2013.
Posted on 05 January 2013.
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 [...]
Posted on 30 December 2012.
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 – [...]
Posted on 16 December 2012.
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. [...]
Posted on 15 December 2012.
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, [...]
Posted on 14 December 2012.
You used to accuse me of seeing the Dodger World through “Blue Colored Glasses” so today, I am just going to give you a jolt. A reality check. The Dodgers have signed Greinke and Ryu to bolster their pitching staff, but there is still a lot that could go wrong and you need to face [...]
Posted on 12 December 2012.
As has been rumored for quite some time now, the Dodgers evidently traded Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for Skip Schumaker, who is a career .305 hitter against RH pitching. Evidently, he will platoon at 2B with Mark Ellis who could not hit a RH pitcher to save his life, but who murders LH pitching. [...]
Posted on 08 December 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 02 December 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 29 November 2012.
Just Three With Crawford in LF, Kemp in CF, Ethier in RF, Ramirez at SS, Adrian Gonzalez at 1B and AJ Ellis behind the plate, the Dodgers are very set at six positions. Even though Hanley Ramirez is listed as a 3B – HE IS NOT PLAYING 3B in the DWL. In fact, he is [...]
Posted on 27 November 2012.
Fearless Predictions: The Dodgers will sign Zach Greinke this week to a 6 year/$150 million done deal! This team is built for the next 3-5 years as it sits. Drafting and other smart moves will restore the farm system, but A-Gone, Crawford, Ramirez, Kemp and others are in their prime. The Dodgers need players now [...]
Posted on 24 November 2012.
I don’t know if anyone else saw this article in The LA Times by Steve Dilbeck, where, in part, he said this: Hard to imagine Victorino returning, though supposedly the idea hasn’t been completely abandoned. Victorino wants to play every day, and with Carl Crawford scheduled to become the everyday left-fielder next season, there’s no [...]
Posted on 20 November 2012.
I know some people think I don’t like Hiroki Kuroda, but in reality I like him a lot. Some people just don’t know a joke if it bit them on the ass. Well, it won’t happen anyway, because he resigned with the Yankees. I just think it was wrong to sign him for the following [...]
Posted on 11 November 2012.
Yes, I know that he is 38 years old, but he is in great shape and has the body type that seems to age very well. He is a good base-runner and could hit in the #2 spot if necessary. He kills LH pitchers and hits RH pitchers very well. He’s not the HR threat [...]
Posted on 10 November 2012.
I have been known to sit in my Dodger lab and experiment by mixing different players and lineups together to see what could happen. After further review, here’s the lineup I want: Bourn CF (L) Ynoa 2B (B) Kemp RF (R) Gonzalez 1B (L) Wright 3B (R) Ramirez SS (R) Crawford LF (L) Ellis C [...]
Posted on 25 October 2012.
OK, I am going to try and put away my doubts about this team and since the Dodgers allegedly have “deep pockets,” I am going to make a few suggestions. Read them at your own peril. I have a “wish list” of players that I think the Dodgers would do well to acquire: Sign Zach [...]
Posted on 23 October 2012.
When THE TRADE was announced, it was assumed by most of baseball that the Dodgers would become Yankees West and buy their way to a title. The Giants lost the leading hitter in the NL to suspension. Their Cy Young winning pitcher was horrible all season. The Dodgers got Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Adrian Gonzales, [...]
Posted on 20 October 2012.
Champs or Chumps. The 2013 version of the Dodgers could win 105 games or lose 85 games. Which team will show up? There are lots of questions (at least 25). Here’s a few: Will Carl Crawford be able to come back and be the player he was 4-5 years ago or will be be the [...]
Posted on 19 October 2012.
Let me start by saying “Just Say No to A-Rod!” It shouldn’t even be an issue, unless Ned is planning on building an aging team of choke artists. A-Rod’s choking in the playoffs is legendary. NO! NO WAY! NEVER! The Dodgers need a third baseman, but they need a young, upcoming third baseman. Forget Chase [...]
Posted on 18 October 2012.
The Dodgers have some issues to address next season. Here’s a big one: They need a lead-off hitter and in my opinion, it’s not Carl Crawford or Dee Gordon. It’s Hanley Ramirez! On October 7, 2012, I posted the Dodger lineup I favor and it has Hanley Ramirez leading off. I still favor that lineup, [...]