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A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Of the Dodgers 7 wins this season, Jon Broxton has had a hand in 6 of them (1 win, 5 saves). That is pretty impressive until you look at his 4.26 ERA and the fact that he has pitched 6.1 innings and allowed 7 hits (including 2 HR) while striking out only 3 and walking [...]

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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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Just win, baby!

Just win, baby!

The bottom-line is that the Dodgers took 3 out of 4 games from the reigning World Champs! Rants and Raves: Raffy looks healthy and if he is all season, he’s a difference-maker. Kuroda wasn’t perfect, but if he can [pitch like that all year, I’ll take it. The lack of power again is troubling. Casey [...]

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The Return of Dodger Baseball

The Return of Dodger Baseball

After the game, Matt Kemp said: “This is just the beginning.” Tony Jackson of ESPN/LosAngeles hit the nail on the head:  Davey Lopes is helping the Dodgers immensely, especially Matt Kemp.  After describing Matt Kemp who went from first to third on what might have ordinarily been a double play ball, Tony wrote this: “There [...]

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If you can’t call him Ace, you might have to call him Cy

If you can’t call him Ace, you might have to call him Cy

Some people are reluctant to call him “Ace.”  “He’s too young.   “He’s too wild.”  “He’s too inexperienced.”  Every year, we have seen Clayton Kershaw  progress, mature, grow and develop.  One of the first and probably the smartest thing Don Mattingly did when he started Spring Training was to name Clayton as the Dodgers Opening Day [...]

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Fearless Predictions

Fearless Predictions

Here it is: March 31st, 2011 Opening Day. Kershaw vs. Lincecum. Dodgers vs. Giants. Us vs. Them. You all love to criticize me because I step out there and make predictions, but now’s the time to do that. Are you scared? I’m not. I’m going to make mine RIGHT NOW! We will re-visit these in [...]

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Logan White Interview – Part 4

Logan White Interview – Part 4

OK, you asked for it! I have been making you wait for it. You think I was bad in dissing Jon Broxton in front of Logan? Well, Jared disses Logan White by telling him that Zach Lee was a bad pick. Watch Logan jump over the table and pound Jared….

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That Big Letter C

That Big Letter C

I know that Ivan DeJesus, Jr. should have fielded that ball cleanly and turned the double play to end the game and if he would have done that Jon Broxton would have recorded a save.  But he didn’t.  You can use that as an excuse, but I’ll bet J-Brox would tell you he still should [...]

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The Inside Pitch

The Inside Pitch

Jon Broxton has not been noted for pitching inside, so when he hit Ryan Ludwick yesterday, it gave me a glimmer of hope.  In times past, J-Brox has been apologetic after hitting someone.  As one Dodger insider said:  “I’d like to see him hit someone and then stare them down, so that they think he [...]

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The Latest Scuttlebutt

The Latest Scuttlebutt

Ron Mahay is gone – probably to peddle his service to the D-Backs since he lives there. Welcome to Los Angeles, Scott Elbert! Ditto for IDJ2!  Between you and me:  the Dodgers are really happy with changes IDJ2 has made since his NO CALLUP SEPTEMBER! Who will be the Dodger’s 5th Starter?  Not Ely!  Not [...]

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Logan White Interview – Part 2

Logan White Interview – Part 2

In this part of the interview, I got a reaction from Logan when I asked if we can get some of Kenley Jansen’s demeanor for Jon Broxton. Watch as Logan chides me for talking bad about J-Brox. You will enjoy that. His phone chime (which seems to ring incessantly) is a little irritating, but I [...]

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K & K: Stone Cold Killers

K & K: Stone Cold Killers

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Camelback Ranch – I fly home tonight so today’s game is it for me.  Jared will cover the next few days after I leave. This morning Jared and I listened to a half an hour of Lasorda and Simers bantering, ridiculing and baiting each other.  It was hilarious.  I wish I [...]

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Dodgers Are The Worst Team in Baseball

Dodgers Are The Worst Team in Baseball

…so far this Spring!  Well, actually they are tied for last place at 5-14 with that juggernaut which used to be the Arizona Diamondbacks (sarcasm intended).  Look, I’m a guy who doesn’t put much into Spring Training stats.  I read somewhere that Tony Gwynn, Jr. hit over .200 last spring and then hit .203 for [...]

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The Gloves Are Off…

The Gloves Are Off…

I played nice with others.  I didn’t talk bad about Jon Broxton.  I rooted for him.  I really did.  But, if you think I am going to blast J-Brox for his bad outing – YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! It’s in my DNA. Stats be damned!  I have been calling for Brox to be traded for [...]

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Hitting?  What Hitting?

Hitting? What Hitting?

These guys could jump out of a boat right about now and not even hit water… let alone a little white baseball.  I know it’s early.  I know the pitchers are ahead of the hitters. I know most of the Dodger starters are not in there.  I know that with most of the positions secure, [...]

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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

That is a phrase from a Latin poem which happens to be at least a couple of years old. It simply means “seize the day“. The Dodgers evened their Spring record at 2-2 and while it’s early, it’s noteworthy that some players did seize the day and some didn’t. The Seizers: Jamie Hoffman who went [...]

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It’s Donnie’s Ballgame

It’s Donnie’s Ballgame

If there was any idea that Don Mattingly was going to be a manager in the mold of Joe Torre, Donnie has managed to put that nation to rest right at the beginning of his Dodger tenure.  He has named Clayton Kershaw opening day starter, said that Thames and Gibbons are probably the LF platoon [...]

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I Am Confident The Dodgers Will Win 81 Games

I Am Confident The Dodgers Will Win 81 Games

Any disagreement so far?  OK!  I know we have some common ground already.  I’m not saying that they won’t win more, but I tend to think that 81 is something that is very plausible.  I mean, they won 80 in 2010 when everything went wrong.  So, winning 81 really isn’t raising the bar much. However, [...]

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Spring Training – Where Hope Springs Eternal

Spring Training – Where Hope Springs Eternal

Yesterday, Don Mattingly showed me that he’s no dummy by naming Clayton Kershaw the Opening Day Starter and Jon Broxton the Dodgers’  closer.  I have been as staunch a proponent of Clayton as I have been an opponent of Jon.  It turns out that Broxton’sstruggles were mental – which was what I have always said.  [...]

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Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols

Let me cut to the chase: James Loney, Jerry Sands, Chris Withrow, Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, Jon Broxton and Casey Blake (hey, St. Louis is home for him) for Albert Pujols. Call me crazy. Broxton, Blake and Loney would help keep them competitive NOW, and the rest would help in the future.  Wouldn’t Dave Duncan [...]

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