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The Dodgers Have Changed It All

With their deep pockets and having already displayed they will overpay, the Dodgers have changed Free Agency  dramatically for the foreseeable future. The biggest free agents know that if the Dodgers have any interest whatsoever in them, that they can use time to bid up their asking prices.  If the Dodgers weren’t in it, Zach [...]

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Make a new plan, Stan!

When the Dodgers were considering Manny Ramirez, I said that “I’d rather lose without him than win with him.”  I took a lot of flack for that, but I believe that a lack of character will always rear it’s ugly head… and it did.  But, I digress. Let me clarify one thing:  I am down [...]

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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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The Secret is to Keep Calm and Have a Plan

Calm down everyone.  This is a better team than last year and last year the Dodgers were one of the TOP 5 teams after the All-Star break.  Yes, I know that the Dodgers were just whipped like rented mules.  They had never lost three in a row this year, until the day before yesterday – [...]

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Gordon is in Beast-Mode!

403 foot HR by Dee Gordon?  He has evidently been eating his Wheaties.  What a Beast!  Let’s just hope he doesn’t start trying to do that…. I don’t put too much stock in the fact that Lindblom and Jansen got rocked a little last night – Hey, it’s Coors and you just don’t get much [...]

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Let’s Make A New Plan, Stan

You don’t need to be Coy, Roy, just listen to me.  Hop on the bus, Gus.  You don’t need to discuss much.  Just drop off the key, Lee and get yourself free. Well, I guess that could be meant for Stan Kasten, but I’m sure Stan has a few plans of his own (“what should [...]

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Face It – Dodgers Have a Closer Problem

I am not generally one to second-guess managers, especially ones that are my homeboys, but what the heck was Don Mattingly thinking? Javy Guerra was having trouble BEFORE he got hit in the face.  Yes, it was gutsy that Guerra stayed in the game.  Yes, it was great that Don was showing his confidence in [...]

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9-1 Start Means That TJ Simers Is Speechless.

The biggest benefit of the Dodgers 9-1 start is that we don’t have to read TJ Slimers constant Dodger-bashing drivel!  Free at last, free at last free at last!  If this keeps up, he’ll have to take early retirement.  I write this knowing that I might very well sit next to him next week, but [...]

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Dodgers Just Keep on Keepin’ On

Last night, James Loney seems to get going a little as he went 2-4.  It’s a start, and all the Dodgers need from him is a typical year.  Anything else is icing on the cake.  Ted Lilly pitched very well and seemed to take up where he left off last year.  In case you forget, [...]

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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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A True Number Two

Chad Billingsley has pitched like a true #2 starter, and after 2 games he now sports an 0.63 ERA.  What is more telling is that he threw 77 pitches, 55 of which were strikes, and he walked no batters.  If he keeps this up, the Dodgers could have a magical season.  Now, the national sports [...]

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Magical Year?

I admit that I make some predictions with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek, however today I am deadly serious and will give you my honest assessment of how the Dodgers will do this season. First of all, none of us can anticipate exactly what will happen, especially in regard to new ownership.  Stan [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Where’s Waldo and where’s Greg Miller? It scares me when I agree with TJ Slimers, but I too have a lot of questions about the new owners.  TJ articulates it in depth HERE in THE LA TIMES Maybe I’m wrong, but the auction was halted after it started like this: Kroenke: “We bid 1.5 Billion”; [...]

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Countdown to Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch on February 21st and the position players report on February 27th.  The first full-squad workout will be on February 28th. Todd Coffey cost the Dodgers Russ Mitchell… uh, no it didn’t.  Who knew no one wanted Mitchell?  He’s back at AAA.  We at least we still have Jamie [...]

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What Have We Learned From The Past?

I want you to consider a few questions and how you would have answered them on January 20, 2010: If I had told you that James Loney would hit more home runs than Andre Ethier in 2010,  would you have probably felt pretty good about the 2010 season? If I had told you that RDLR [...]

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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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Don’t Be Down on the Farm

The demise of the 2011 LA Dodgers is well-documented.  It is also clear that the Dodgers poor record this season can be attributed to THREE THINGS: James Loney Andre Ethier Injuries At the start of the season, Andre Ethier was penciled in as the #3 hitter and James Loney was to be the #5 hitter.  [...]

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Second Half Prospects

If you were grading the Dodgers first-half performance the team would have to get a D -. There’s no way to sugar-coat it – the Dodgers sucked big time in the first half.  There were a few bright spots including Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Jamey Carroll and even Aaron Miles.  At the end [...]

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The Next Ten Days

I felt compelled to post two days in a row, because I believe that the next ten days will be critical in the History of the Dodgers.  A lot can happen in the next ten days.  It might not all happen, but most of it has a good chance of occurring.  Here’s what I see [...]

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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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