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I’m glad Kuroda is off the radar

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 [...]

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We don’t know what we don’t know…

We all have a tendency to think we have it all figured out… that we know it all.  That is all well and good, but the bottom line is:  We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!  I might add that there is no way we can know what we don’t know.  What don’t we know?   [...]

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The Most Important Thing

Who is the most important acquisition for the Dodgers over the winter?  Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com has the answer and wrote a mouthful in these two sentences: One of the key acquisitions could prove to be a non-player.  After dismissing Dave Hansen, they are looking for a new hitting coach that can get through to [...]

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A whole bunch of stuff…

I am happy that the Dodgers are winning, but they started winning when they no longer had control of their own destiny. Don’t pretend you don’t get that.  Don’t hate on me – I am just pointing out the obvious. The first order of business in the offseason will be to sign Zach Greinke.  It’s [...]

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Rant and Rave Monday

Dee Gordon’s injury is bound to keep him out of the lineup until after the All-Star Break, likely longer.  The MRI today will tell the tale. The Junkyard Dogs are back after a brief vacation.   Next man up! Nate Eovaldi who has struggled of late, goes against LH Wade Miley who has been great this [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

Hiroki Kuroda is 4-6 with a 3.82 ERA for the Yankees and has given up 70 hits in 68 innings with a 1.35 WHIP.  Aaron Harang is 4-3 with a 3.90 ERA for the Dodgers and has given up 63 hits in 64 innings with a 1.35 WHIP.   Chris Capuano is 7-2 with a 2.50 [...]

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Memo To Stan Kasten

Dear Stan, I’m sure you know that Ned Colletti was forced to operate with one arm behind his back and could basically sign only “bargain basement” free agents over the past couple of years.  Actually, he hasn’t been horrible at it… OK – well, he was pretty horrible at it.  But, don’t hold it against [...]

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Rant & Rave Monday

You laughed (some of you even mocked me) at me when I said Chris Capuano would win 20 games, but here he is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA.  Maybe he won’t win 20 games, but would you rather have him or Hiroki Kuroda?  Nuff said!  Chris Capuano is showing that he just might be a [...]

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Face It – Dodgers Have a Closer Problem

I am not generally one to second-guess managers, especially ones that are my homeboys, but what the heck was Don Mattingly thinking? Javy Guerra was having trouble BEFORE he got hit in the face.  Yes, it was gutsy that Guerra stayed in the game.  Yes, it was great that Don was showing his confidence in [...]

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Get Out The Brooms

I didn’t see anyone else mention this, so I will at the risk of The Little Freaking Punk at TheLFP calling me an A-Hole, I will report it. Hiroki Kuroda’s line on his first start:  5.2 IP/8 H/6 R/4 ER/1 HR/ 4 BB Of course, one of the guys who replaced him (Capuano) is slightly [...]

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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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2012 Predictions

OK, it’s almost time for pitchers and catchers to report.  I’ll make some predictions for the 2012 season.  This is from the gut, not from any empirical evidence: Fed-Ex will be the Dodgers starting catcher before the season is over. Javy Guerra will be supplanted by Kenley Jansen as the Dodgers closer (in fact, I [...]

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Hiroki Kuroda Was Not the Dodger Savior

First of all – I must tell you that this is no joke.  There is nothing funny here.  No jokes, like before.  I am just going to give you my take on Hiroki Kuroda: Stand up guy.  As a person, there’s nothing you can say bad about Hiroki.  I was watching when he was hit [...]

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It Wasn’t Time – It Was Timing

Hiroki will be in Pinstripes in 2012.   I figured him for Boston or NY.  So it was no surprise. The question now becomes whether Ned did the right thing in signing Capuano and Harang instead of Kuroda.  I guess time will tell, but I think the fact that he decided to sign them instead of [...]

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Rant & Rave Wednesday

According to ESPN.com, Joe Torre has quit his day job and is joining half of Los Angeles in bidding for the Dodgers.  The money behind the bid is allegedly Rick Caruso, but I think there may have to be some more money backing that deal.  Evidently Joe is serious.  He would likely be team President [...]

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Screw Hiroki Kuroda

I hope that Hiroki Kuroda signs with the Colorado Rockies, mostly because he is a worthless piece of crap who has the brains of a snail.  Other than that, I think he’s a wonderful idiot!  Hiroki loved the Dodgers so much that he refused a traded to a team (BoSox) where he might have won [...]

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Treanor is NOT News

Signing Matt Treanor is not news because it would be a shame if he actually  took a roster spot from either A.J. or Fed-X. It’s such a non-factor that I won’t address it anymore. He’s the Dioner Navarro of 2012 – that’s the best I can say.  A million dollars?  OK?  Well, he does have [...]

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Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

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Game Thread – August 24, 2011

Game Thread – August 24, 2011

Lineups Dodgers Justin Sellers SS Tony Gwynn LF Matt Kemp CF Juan Rivera RF Casey Blake 3B James Loney 1B Jamey Carroll 2B AJ Ellis C Hiroki Kuroda P Cardinals Jon Jay CF Rafael Furcal SS Albert Pujols 1B Matt Holliday LF Lance Berkman RF Skip Schumaker 2B Gerald Laird C Daniel Descalso 3B Jaime [...]

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Dodgers On A Roll

Dodgers On A Roll

Final Score: Dodgers 8, Rockies 2 Yes, I guaranteed the win. Yes, I accept gifts. No, don’t ask me to do it every day. That makes it less valuable when I actually do it. The Dodgers struck early, led by offensive stalwarts Rod Barajas and Tony Gwynn. As a matter of fact, only the 8 [...]

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