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Dodgers Trade John Ely

Today the Dodgers traded RHP John Ely to the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league LHP Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen, 23, is a native of Arcadia and played collegiately at UCLA after starring at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena. In 2007, the Dodgers selected him in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but he [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Matt Kemp was the latest to have good things to say about Frank McCourt a few days before his signing and the truth is:  people who work for McCourt and the players have an entirely different opinion of him than the fans.  I’m not painting him as a saint or anything, but Dodger fans are [...]

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Blind, Crippled & Crazy

Blind, Crippled & Crazy

I could have called it The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, or maybe The Good, The Fat and The Ugly would have been more appropriate. Casey Blake, Jay Gibbons and Juan Uribe are all suffering from some sort of physical malady.  I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s who… I considered having that [...]

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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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Left, Right, Up, Down, Black, White, Correct, Wrong

Left, Right, Up, Down, Black, White, Correct, Wrong

Numbers are absolute! Numbers don’t negotiate. Numbers are reliable. Numbers are predictable. Numbers don’t waiver. Numbers don’t change. Numbers are quantifiable. Numbers can prove anything. The problem is that many bloggers and sabermetricians are using numbers on people! I heard “Jamie Carroll was a bad signing because…..” Silly boy!  You are trusting numbers.  The guy [...]

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Evidently Not Deep Enough

Evidently Not Deep Enough

Vicente Padilla:  7th and 8th inning guy, long-man, spot-starter and closer.   He  would have filled an important role in the pen.  He could have closed if Broxton faltered (knock on wood that won’t happen), or he would have been the 6th starter if one of the Big Five went down.  It ain’t happening though.  Surgery [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Rant & Rave Saturday

If you are going to get beat, you might as well make it a good one.  I’d say 10-1 is a good one. Billingsley didn’t trust his stuff last night.  Simple as that.  He wasn’t hammered hard, but he was hit.  One step back! The Dodgers need a RF and a LF.  They have a [...]

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Ely’s Hummin’

Ely’s Hummin’

John Ely is simply amazing!  Who knew?  I wonder if his bubble will burst, but here’s the thing – he IS a PITCHER!  Dude flat out knows how to pitch. Matt Kemp is not a Bison.  He’s more like a Puma.  Pooommmm!    Was it me who predicted 40 HR for him (and Walkoff Ethier)? [...]

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Los Angeles Dodgers Announce April Winners of Dodger Pride Awards

Los Angeles Dodgers Announce April Winners of Dodger Pride Awards

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the April winners of the Dodger Pride Awards.  The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club’s minor league system who play the game with a [...]

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Escape From The Outhouse – On the Way to the Penthouse

Escape From The Outhouse – On the Way to the Penthouse

Earth time – 5/18/2010, 9:00 AM EDT – After winning 8 straight games, and going 13-3 in their last 16 games, the Dodgers are long gone from the “outhouse” (currently occupied by the vastly overrated D’Backs – I told you in Spring Training that they would be horrid), and just 2.0 games from the Penthouse. [...]

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Mr. Walkoff

Mr. Walkoff

I used to call him “Mr. Softee” because he often got hits which padded his stats but didn’t mean much.  He’d hit a home run when the Dodgers were ahead by 5 runs or behind by 6, but he didn’t deliver in the clutch.  I sensed that he could do so much better, so I [...]

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