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Underachievers All!

Three Stinkin’ Runs!  3! What a bunch of underachievers! That seems to be all the runs the Dodgers can get most nights.  We have watched almost two months of this nonsense.  Capuano wasn’t lights out, but he was good enough to win on most teams.  But, not on the 2013 Dodgers.  This bunch is 5th [...]

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Ned’s Monday To-Do List

Have Donnie walk the plank; Send Luis Cruz and Justin Sellers to AAA; and Recall Dee Gordon and Alex Castellanos. Rationale:  I am no longer a Dee Gordon Booster, but now is the time.  It’s only a few days until Hanley comes back from the DL – give Dee an opportunity to displace him.  If [...]

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Why the Dodgers Have to Overpay

The answer is very simple:  because they can! Well, it’s actually not quite that simple, but there are now two types of teams in baseball – the Dodgers and all the rest of the teams.  Since Guggs and Company bought the Dodgers, they have spent money like it is going out of style (and it [...]

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Swallowed by the Cracks and Failed by the Pen

Some games, you have to win with pitching.  The Dodgers didn’t do that last night.  Chris Capuano continued to pitch extremely well… well enough to win.  Maybe Donnie should have kept him in, but it’s easy to second guess.  At any rate, he brought in Belisario who allowed both runners to score, preventing Capuano from [...]

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One Mis Step for Melky, One Giant Step for the Dodgers

Losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for being as big of a cheater as Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds does not automatically hand the NL West title to the Dodgers… but it doesn’t hurt.  He is arguably their best player this year.  When are these guys going to learn they will get caught if [...]

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A Long-Needed Blowout

Chad Billingsley looks like a Number Two to me.  Fear the Beard.  The Dodgers needed a blowout last night.  Almost everyone got in on it.  It’s only one game, so they have to come out and win again today behind Clayton Kershaw.  1-0 or 11-0 count the same. The Snakes dropped to 5.5 games in [...]

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3 Out of 4 on the Road

… and rolling.   One at a time.  Just win the series.  Smell the rare air of the penthouse. As I predicted over a week ago, Yasiel Puig is going to Rancho.  They play tonight. Let’s see how he handles their final 21 games. Nice win last night, Shane Victorino paid dividends.  Kemp remains hot, Ethier [...]

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Sandman to the Rescue?

DODGERS DESIGNATE TONY GWYNN JR. FOR ASSIGNMENT, RECALL JERRY SANDS LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gwynn was batting .232 with a team-leading four triples and 17 RBI in 103 games with Los Angeles. Sands, 24, has [...]

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Dodgers Top Prospects

I think it’s silly to rank prospects by a number.  Almost everyone has Zach Lee as the Dodgers Number One Prospect.  He’s a decent prospect, but I don’t think he’s a number one.  Even though he started rather poorly this season, I think Allen Webster may ultimately be better than Lee.  How do you rank [...]

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Everything is Great… Except for 1B, 2B and 3B

The Dodgers Need a Solution at 2B, 1B and 3B, but 2B may be the most critical. Let’s face it – Mark Ellis may not be back this year and if he does come back, it will probably be in August, maybe September.  Dee Gordon has been through some growing pains and can’t be counted [...]

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The Sky is Not Falling

This time last year, the Dodgers were 16-20 in 4th place and the fans were moaning and groaning.  Now the Dodgers are 20-11, in first place in the NL West with the 2nd best record in all of baseball and the fans are moaning and groaning.   What the…?   Look, there is no perfect team.  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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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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As Hated As Adolph Hitler?

This 2011 version of the Dodgers may be hard to figure out, but I saw a bunch of happy excited young ballplayers last night when Tony Gwynn, Jr. drove in the winning run.  In a season where victories have been few and sometimes, far-between, the Dodgers got another command performance from their Ace, and Tony [...]

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I’ve Seen Enough of Jerry Sands…

to know that I’d like to see him at 3B next year! Look, you all know he has the arm, and while he doesn’t have great speed, he has “good footwork” which has gotten better every year. He has a quick glove and great baseball instincts. Jerry Sands can play 3B.  If the Dodgers are [...]

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Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal

Hey, I read here every day, but today I thought I’d weigh in with my opinion. Chad Billingsley is disappointing.  His proclivity to blow leads is troubling.  It appears to me that he’s throwing, not pitching.  I think he’ll turn it around, but I feel better about Lilly than I do about C-Bill right about [...]

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This Game Is A Go

This Game Is A Go

Tonight’s game at Talking Stick looks to be a go, but the skies are not looking good.  Oh, wait,  the sun is out…  This is neat stadium with a press-box better than Camelback and that’s about it, although I did have the best hot dog I have ever had.  It makes the Dodger Dog look [...]

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Parting Shots

Parting Shots

As Jared reported, I am headed to Camelback Ranch.  I arrive in PHX tonight at 8:30 (that’s 11:30 my time), so I won’t go to Camelback until Saturday Morning.  Here are a few parting shots: AS expected, Justin Sellers was re-assigned back to minor league camp.  That the Dodgers opted to send Jerry Sands with [...]

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Third-Baseman Jerry Sands?

Third-Baseman Jerry Sands?

When Jerry Sands gets sent to AAA this year (and he will), he will become the everyday 3B there and will surface later this season as the Dodgers new third baseman.  He has the arm, he has the bat, he has the athleticism to be a third-baseman.  He just needs the experience.  That’s my opinion. [...]

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The Usual Good News/Bad News

The Usual Good News/Bad News

Good News: The Dodgers scored 14 Runs on Saturday. Bad News: The Dodgers opponents scored 27 runs on Saturday. Actually, it’s not that big of a deal.  It’s Spring Training and stuff like that happens.  I only go ballistic when it happens to J-Broxton because I am irrational like that (actually, I’ve always been consistent [...]

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