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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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Logan White Interview – Part 3

Logan White Interview – Part 3

This is my last part of the interview, where I ask about Russ Martin and James Loney. You will find Logan’s comments interesting. Next week, you will see Jared’s part of the interview, where he deals exclusively with the farm system. He starts out his interrogation of Logan White by emphatically stating to Logan that [...]

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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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Logan White Interview – Part 1

Logan White Interview – Part 1

Jared Massey and I had the privilege of  interviewing Logan White on March 22, 2011 in his office at Camelback Ranch.  There will be 4-6 videos of this interview, which I will release over the next week.  The first question I asked him was whether the Dodgers’ Farm System was bare and he addressed Keith [...]

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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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Sights of Spring – March 20th

Sights of Spring – March 20th

The latest Buzz from Camelback Ranch: The Dodgers clearly like Rubby De La Rosa, and it’s pretty clear to me that he could be in the rotation as soon as July or August if he continues to progress.  They are taking him to LA before the regular season opens.  Don Mattingly says that “you can’t [...]

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Is This The End Of The Line?

Is This The End Of The Line?

Here’s something to contemplate:  In 2010, practically every Dodger player regressesd or had a season below their norm.  This makes me want to ask whether this was just a “bump in the road” or a “trend for the future“.  Today, I am going to consider just tha,t and I am not going to reach any conclusion.  [...]

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Eric Chavez To Be a Dodger Soon?

Eric Chavez To Be a Dodger Soon?

Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reports this: The Dodgers worked out free-agent third baseman Eric Chavez at their Camelback Ranch-Glendale training facility in Arizona on Thursday. Among club officials attending the workout were assistant general managers De Jon Watson and Logan White and batting coach Jeff Pentland. As I have stated before, a healthy Eric Chavez [...]

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Logan’s Run

Logan’s Run

White Staying. Two Leaving. What’s The Connection? From Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com: Mark Weidemaier, a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti, and Tim Hallgren, who has had the title of scouting director since 2007, are leaving the Dodgers. Weidemaier is a longtime advance scout and is believed to be seeking a similar job elsewhere. [...]

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The Rats Are Abandoning The Sinking Ship

The Rats Are Abandoning The Sinking Ship

Let me be the first to say it: “The fact that Tim Hallgren is leaving the Dodgers to take a scouting job with the Detroit Tigers proves that the Dodgers are a sinking ship and the rats are abandoning it.“ I know that’s what the McCourt Haters will say next, so I just beat them [...]

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Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

Tony Jackson of EspnLosAngeles has the latest about Logan White. Will Tim Wallach be on Mattingly’s staff or a manager somewhere else? According to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com, the Dodgers announced 2011 season-ticket pricing Monday, with nearly 80 percent of stadium seat pricing staying the same or being reduced down for the fourth consecutive season. Boy [...]

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The Dodgers Are Building A New Structure

The Dodgers Are Building A New Structure

… to house all the rumors. Here they are: Logan White is being shown the door by the Dodgers. Joe Torre will take a front office position. Ted Lilly is as good as gone. Matt Kemp and James Loney will be traded. The entire coaching staff will be dismissed. Zach Greinke is coming to LA. [...]

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The Second Half Outlook

The Second Half Outlook

Jared Massey and I were both at Blogger Night in LA on Monday Night and during the six plus hours at Dodger Stadium we gained a lot of insight into the 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers.  So, here is some of what we have learned: Ned Colletti spoke with us for nearly an hour and was [...]

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Enter The Kracken

Enter The Kracken

Remember what I told you after Kershaw got bombed in his last start prior to Sunday? http://www.ladodgertalk.com/2010/05/unleash-the-kracken/ In case you forgot, I said: When Clayton Kershaw gets beat, he gets mad and gets even. The pounding that he took yesterday is simply going to Unleash the Kracken! Watch out, he’ll be back with a vengeance. [...]

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Logan White Interview

Logan White Interview

During my 8-day trip to Camelback Ranch last week, on Thursday, March 25th, I sat down with Logan White in his office for a twenty-minute  interview which lasted about an hour an a half. While it is impossible to present it all, I have selected certain aspects of the interview which I think you will [...]

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Doug Mientkiewicz Syndrome

Doug Mientkiewicz Syndrome

I thought that Doug Mientkiewicz was smarter than he is acting. It seems that when he left camp on Friday, he also wanted his release from the Dodgers and get this – the Dodgers want to hold onto him as long as they can in case there is an injury to Garrett Anderson and they [...]

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Camelback Ranch – Final Day

Camelback Ranch – Final Day

Today should go a long way in determining who will be the Fifth Starter for the Dodgers. Charlie Haeger starts the game against the Mariner,s and will allegedly be followed  by Russ Ortiz.  Dylan Hernandez of  The LA Times predicts that Ramon Ortiz will be the fifth starter, Tony Jackson of  ESPN/LosAngeles has anointed Russ Ortiz, [...]

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Camelback Ranch – Game Recap – May 26, 2010

Camelback Ranch – Game Recap – May 26, 2010

The Dodgers lost to the Kansas City Royals today 8-4.  I truly believe that many of the players are focused upon Opening Day and are just bored with what is going on.  The coaches are just going through the motions, the writers are just going through the motions, so why not the players as well?  [...]

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Camelback Ranch – Inside Minor League Camp – Part I

Camelback Ranch – Inside Minor League Camp – Part I

Tucked away behind the Major League facility, back a path, beyond the walk of fame and the rushing waters is the Dodgers Minor Legaue Complex.  When there are typically thousandsof fans “bum-rushing” the major league players, seeking autographs and surging towards the rope lines, there are just a few dozen fans on the back diamonds [...]

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