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Never Underestimate the Power of Junkyard Dogism

Junkyard Dogism – def. “The State of being a junkyard dog, that is an under-appreciated, plain and untalented species which on occasion can rise and bite someone in the ass.” Going into the last game before the All-Star Break, the Dodgers can still be in first place if they win or the Giants lose.   Who [...]

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What’s Wrong With Clayton Kershaw?

Clayton’s WHIP is higher than it was last year at the All-Star Break, but his ERA is lower than it was at the same juncture last year.  However, if you have been watching Clayton Kershaw as long as I have been watching him, you know that something is wrong and I am going to give [...]

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Now What?

Realistically, Dee Gordon is out for the year.  Oh, he’ll probably be back but with the amount of time he will miss due to surgery, it’s unlikely he will be much of  a factor.  What should the Dodgers do now?  Herrera is not an everyday Shortstop, neither is Hairston, Jr. and forget about IDJ2 – [...]

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Freedom Isn’t Free – Never Forget That!

I’m sure some of you will disagree with what I am about to say, but all you need to know about James Loney took place during the play at the plate in the 7th inning when he scored the go-ahead run.  It turns out that he made the right play in trying to go around [...]

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The Magic Is Gone

No, I’m not talking about the team.  I’m talking about Magic Johnson.  In the beginning, Magic said he was going to be “hands on” and there in his office everyday.  He doesn’t have an office and he’s NEVER there.  My only question is why did Guggs and Company feel they had to use Magic Johnson [...]

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From First to Worst in Under Two Weeks

The Dodger implosion has been nothing short of legendary as they have plummeted from the Penthouse to the Outhouse in less than two weeks.  What a fall by a bunch of marginal major leaguers who have no business of being on a major league field!  Adam Kennedy, take your wheelchair and AARP card and go [...]

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Yasiel Puig & Other Legends

Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler were both rated as better players than Yasiel Puig, but they got a lot less money than the Dodgers are giving Puig.  Is he worth it?  Do the Dodgers know something others don’t?  I certainly don’t know.  There’s not a lot of information and scouting reports on him.  Ben Badler [...]

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The One and a Half Club

The Los Angeles Dodgers are averaging 1.5 runs per game over the past 10 games.  Predictably, they are losing most games.  Flash: Ned Colletti says the Dodgers need more pitching.  In those past 10 games, the Dodgers are giving up 3.9 runs a game.  Now, unless the  pitchers the Dodgers get can pitch and hit [...]

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Underachievers and Overachievers

Honestly, this is no time to panic, but I do feel that Kevin Youkilis could have give the Dodgers a shot in the arm.  He’s younger than Pujols and is finally healthy after two unhealthy years.  Just like Pujols hitting .190 was not going to last, Youk is not going to keep hitting .225. (actually [...]

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Reinforcements Needed, Like Now

The Dodgers have dramatically exceeded expectations this year.  They are in first place in the NL West and still have the best record in the National League.  They have accomplished this mostly without the best player in the National League, without one of their starting pitchers and their second baseman who has been the foundation [...]

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Ned, Pickup the Phone and Say:

“I will give you James Loney and Juan Uribe and pay all their 2012 salaries, AND Shawn Tolleson AND Zach Lee AND Jerry Sands for Carlos Quentin and Chase Headley.  Shoot, I will throw in Josh Lindblom, if need be.  You have to make the decision now.  Take it or leave it!” New Lineup: Gordon  [...]

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Revamped Rotation

As it stands right now, this is the Dodgers Rotation: Clayton Kershaw – 2.73 ERA Chris Capuano – 2.60 ERA Nate Eovaldi – 2.35 ERA Aaron Harang – 3.76 ERA Chad Billingsley – 4.15 ERA With Ted Lilly making progress, a decision as to who comes out of the rotation will have to be made [...]

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What to do… NOW!

Uribe, Hairston, Kennedy, Loney, Gwynn, Treanor, Herrera, Gordon, Abreu and DeJesus are all the same player.  Yes, they are the same player in that all have 2 HR or less and most have a slugging percentage of below .400.   The Dodgers can’t win with that many “Punch and Judy” hitters on the roster.  They just [...]

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Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid

That is one of my favorite quotes of all time. I think it is THAT time.  You know, THAT time when you realize that you will be labeled as insane if keep doing what you’ve always done and believing the results will be different.  It is time for a change, actually CHANGES!  While I am [...]

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It’s Time You Got Educated

It appears to me that some of you have no clue how to buy something… and get a good deal.  Most of you want to be able to trade an obscure player for Ryan Braun – it doesn’t work that way! When you say that “this player’s stats are not as good as Loney’s or [...]

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It’s Time to Make the First Move, Ned

James Loney may ultimately pull it all together and hit .300 with 20 HR and 100 RBI, but I vote him off the island – James, you are fired! You start the process by getting rid of what you don’t want or need.  I know some will say that he is hitting better in June [...]

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The Dodgers Will Stand Pat

Personally, I can’t stand Pat – he’s rude, arrogant and self-centered… Oh, not that Pat? OK, the deal is that the Dodgers are probably forced to stand pat right now because with the expanded playoff format, half of all the teams are still in the hunt.  Since the Dodgers are flush with cash, teams are [...]

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This Ain’t Your Momma’s Poodle

On paper, many baseball pundits think the Dodgers look like your mothers’ mini poodle, but rest assured, this 2012 version of the Los Angeles Dodgers is anything but docile.   Between the lines, the poodles turn into junkyard dogs.  Not pretty, but very effective.  These guys are “badder than Old King Kong and meaner than a [...]

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Kempless Dodgers Do It Again – Next Man Up!

With scrubbs, duds, wanna-be’s, never were’s, career minor leaguers, castoff pitchers, raw rookies and junkyard dogs, the Dodgers keep pulling wins out of their butts, and I like it.  I like it a lot!  These guys have a never-say-die attitude and simply believe they are going to win.  A lot of the credit has to [...]

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Rant & Rave Wednesday

James Loney is now a late-inning defensive specialist as a result of failure to perform with a foreign object (baseball bat) in his hand.  It’s a sad story and the chapter needs to be closed with a trade or a DFA… or maybe this is a wake-up call? The long and the short of it [...]

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