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Yasiel Puig IS a BIG Problem!

I didn’t say that he was unfixable, but I am tired of the excuses.  To fix a problem, you have to acknowledge there is a problem and a lot of you don’t.  You try to make excuses because he is so talented and he brought so much excitement to the team last year. Remember, I [...]

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The case for keeping Andre Ethier

As you all know, I do not like “THE TRADE.” I like Adrian Gonzalez but Josh Beckett and especially Crawford are boat anchors, in my opinion.  Carl Crawford has a weak arm, is highly injury prone and inherently unreliable… and he can’t play CF.  Maybe CC can go to the AL and DH (that’s a [...]

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Donnie is Outta’ his League

… in more ways than one, but the instant League he is out of is Brandon who is no longer the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers (that’s assuming that Donnie has at least a modicum of common sense left).  This one is on Ned Colletti, who was laughed at when he signed League to [...]

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Case Closed!

For the record, I like Kenley Jansen – I especially like his demeanor on the mound.  I like that he glares at the hitter and is ready to throw the ball as soon as he gets it back from the catcher.  The Dodgers had a previous closer, also a rather large man, who sometimes looked [...]

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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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Rant & Rave Saturday

Ladies & Gentlemen, let me introduce to your your 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers who now at 7-1, have the best record in Major League Baseball. Koufax didn’t do it.  Drysdale didn’t do it.  Neither did Osteen, Sutton, Valenzula, Messersmith or Kershaw.   Johnny Podres had the Dodger record (which was eight) until Aaron Harang struck out [...]

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Where’s The Beef?

100% Beef Kansas City decided to “beef up” their bullpen and so they added Jon Broxton.  Now we know where the beef is.  I have no beef with J-Brox.  Kansas City is famous for cattle, but I’ll stop now because I’m not in the mooooood to barbecue Jon Broxton. Good Luck, Jon! Don’t poo-poo Adam Kennedy [...]

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What Pitcher Will Surprise Us Next Season?

There is a lot left to happen between now and Opening Day 2012, but I think there could be a surprise or two come next season. Here’s why I think that – Mike MacDougal had a nice season last year, which means that someone might want to overpay for him.  As much as liked what [...]

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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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What Now?

I find it interesting that of the TOP 10 teams in MLB with the highest salaries, only one is alive in the playoffs and that is the number 10 team.  I guess money can’t buy you love.  This is the new paradigm. Frank McCourt certainly has good attorneys.  Who can predict what will happen at [...]

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Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

Video Blog – What Will Next Year Bring?

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Memo to Frank McCourt & Ned Colletti

Frank and Ned, The season is over and now some real work begins.  I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt, Frank.  I mean, it’s possible you won’t own the team next year, but I am working under the premise that you will, for no other reason than you own it now. [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

I think that the Dodgers have to bring James Loney back next year.  Maybe he just was allergic to Jeff Pentland.   It could be.  How could you think otherwise?  Loney has went from being gone for good to being a candidate for a long-term deal. So, Frank McCourt is pursuing Plan A (get a [...]

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The Things I Do Know

First of all, there is a lot I don’t know.  Here’s a short list (there are others, including what the weather will be and where the Stock Market will close) I don’t know if Frank McCourt will prevail and own the Dodgers next season. I don’t know who the manager of the Dodgers will be [...]

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Does Anyone Love Andre Ethier?

A few years ago, I was repeatedly berated for calling Andre Ethier “soft.”  I backed off for a while when he had some clutch hits, but let’s face the truth:  He is soft.  He’s a singles hitter who can’t hit lefties.  It is what it is.  You can’t pay a soft player what he is [...]

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Who Knew What When?

At the start of Spring Training the Dodgers bullpen looked like this: Guerrier MacDougal Hawksworth Belisario Kuo Jansen Padilla Broxton One-by-one, all but Guerrier and MacDougal ended up on the Physically or Mentally (R-Bel) Disabled List, and then Jon Garland, the fifth started ened up there as well.  Now, the bullpen looks like this: Guerrier [...]

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When you’re ready to quit,

you’re a lot closer than you think!” I live by that creed, and it could apply to these Dodgers…. But that is very unlikely! This team is rapidly reaching a tipping point of no return.  The naysayers had it right! The popular view is to blame Frank, and he does have to shoulder a share [...]

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Is it Dire for the Dodgers?

If you have not been involved in watching major league baseball before, you may think that things are dire for the Dodgers… and you may be right!  Or, you could be wrong.  You see, in baseball anything can happen.  You may think it is unlikely, but Rafael Furcal, Casey Blake and Juan Uribe could come [...]

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Sunday Rants & Raves

I have been extremely busy the past week, but generally manage to check in here daily.  Here’s my two cents on the State of the Dodgers and other stuff: Down deep, Bin Laden is a good guy! The Dodgers seem very distracted as a team and Don Mattingly does not seem to be a soothing [...]

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Is Broxton is a Second-Tier Closer?

The Broxton defenders will say that Jamey Carroll cost Brox the game with his error, but the reality of the situation is that Carroll had to charge it and “hope” that he could come up with it.  He didn’t! But Broxton did put 2 runners on with walks (1 intentional) and allowed two hits.  Broxton [...]

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