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Hanley is Staying at Shortstop… at Least for Now!

The State of the Infield: Hanley Ramirez is happy and healthy and wants to remain a Dodger for the rest of his career.  Oh, and by the way… he’s not moving off of Shortstop!  You can take that to the bank.  Quit talking about him moving to 3B, because it ain’t happening for at least [...]

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Enter the Pirate!

I can’t even spell Erisbel Arruebarruena, let alone pronounce it!  Therefore, I shall now refer to him as “The Pirate” – You know Arrrrr… Can he play? Will he play? Will he make the team? I have no clue! I have no clue if Guerrero will make the team.  Dee Gordon looks like Mr. Universe! [...]

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Maholm is Just an Insurance Policy

Here’s the long and short of it: The Dodgers don’t know if Josh Beckett will be healthy and they know that Chad Billingsley might not be healthy until May or June (although it could be earlier).  Paul Maholm could benefit from pitching at the Ravine and he usually pitches better at the start of the [...]

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The Bench – What Bench?

OK, let’s talk about the greatest catcher of all time:  Johnny Bench!  Wait… wrong bench.  I meant that we should talk about the Dodgers 2014 Bench. What bench? Exactly! Right about now, I can name just one player who will almost certainly be part of the Dodgers bench in 2014:  Tim FedEX (I can’t spell [...]

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The Case For Chone Figgins

From 2004 until 2009, Chone Figgins was one of the top leadoff hitters in baseball while playing for the Angels.  He still has a career .277  BA and a .349 OB% even after three horrible seasons in Seattle. He wouldn’t be the first player to go to Seattle and almost die – witness one Adrian [...]

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The Longest Standing Dodger Blog!

On April 4, 2002, on this very site I wrote the first blog post of LaDodgerTalk.com.  It was short and sweet and here it is: It wasn’t a fan who threw that needle on the field last night.  It fell out of Barry Bonds’ ass! Nomar?  It didn’t take long.  Call up Loney and get [...]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Obviously, I have ranked them from Right to Left!  I’m on the Right, RogerDodger is in the Middle and Badger is on the Left (which is appropriate). Anyway, here’s my take: The Good:  I’m extremely happy that Clayton is staying at least 5 more years!  We have to love that.  My favorite Dodger!  I think [...]

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Tanaka and Kershaw

I would not be surprised if the Dodgers sign Tanaka and trade Kershaw to the Rangers. Darvish? I think the holdup in signing Clayton is that he wants to be in Texas. I hope I am wrong. At least we will have our memories… They don’t make  ‘em like that anymore!

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I don’t believe what I just saw

In Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Kirk Gibson, pinch hitting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning, with injuries to both legs, hit a two-run walk-off home run off the Oakland Athletics’ Dennis Eckersley that won Game 1 for the Dodgers by a score of 5–4.  We all remember that.  I was the only Dodger fan in the room and [...]

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Dedicated to the Man Who Saved My Life

Nearly twenty-two years ago, I was sitting in a prison cell, looking at the wrong end of a forty-year sentence for a crime I did not commit. My wife appeared one day and informed me that I had lost my appeal in the Indiana Supreme Court and that since I had a 40 year sentence, [...]

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Now we know that Puigs fly

What’s the all uproar about Yasiel Puig driving 110 MPH? We all knew that Puigs fly… and he was really flying! We also know that he’s somewhat of a knucklehead!  He’s our knucklehead, charismatic and prone to implode at any time. It’s not too late.  Trade Yasiel Puig, Cory Seager, Zach Lee, Ross Stripling and [...]

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Why Tanaka Will be a Dodger

Because they have the money.  That’s why. Actually they do, but the biggest reason is that we don’t really know if the Dodgers will be able to re-sign Kershaw.  I mean, they haven’t yet. Tanaka doesn’t cost them draft picks or players – just cash! They have 6 – count ‘em, six solid starters for [...]

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Merry Christmas!!!

So, under the Dodgers Christmas tree we find a fatboy, a beach boy, a smoker, a tooker and a midnight joker, namely Juan Uribe, Brian Wilson, Chris Perez, Jamey Wright, J.P. Howell. Ho, Ho, Ho. You know what to do.

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE 2014 COACHING STAFFS FOR SIX MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATES

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced 2014 coaching staffs for their top six minor league affiliates. Each club will have a new manager, as Damon Berryhill, Razor Shines and P.J. Forbes were promoted within the organization to manage Triple-A Albuquerque, Double-A Chattanooga and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, respectively, while Bill Haselman (Single-A Great [...]

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The future is now!

I hope the Dodgers are done in the free agent market and with all trades.  They are set.  It’s not an ideal lineup, but what lineup is?  Those of you who want an All-Star at every position are either Closet Yankee Fans or delusional.  It ain’t happening.  Guggs and Company has money, but they have [...]

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OK, here is how it’s going to go down…

I am going to turn LA Dodger Talk into a chat site for Dodger fans.  It won’t happen overnight, but US WATER SYSTEMS will be the sponsor and we will change the software so that it’s more of a Fan Forum.  I will probably ask 8-10 of you to act as moderators in case Trolls [...]

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Thank you… but I’m still leaving

It’s just not in me to keep doing something halfway.  I appreciate all the e-mails and overwhelming support but this is the end.  I have lost my passion for the blog and the baseball in general.  I’m still interested but the passion is not there anymore. I will keep the site open unless I sell [...]

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DODGERS HIRE JON WEISMAN AS DIRECTOR, DIGITAL AND PRINT CONTENT

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the hiring of veteran Los Angeles writer and editor Jon Weisman as Director, Digital and Print Content.  In the newly created role, Weisman will be responsible for creating and producing original digital content for the club’s website, as well as overseeing all of the Dodgers’ publications, [...]

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This is the last song…

Hey guys and gals, it’s been fun but all good things have to come to an end and this is it! Baseball is really screwed up.  If you don’t think so, maybe you are too. I hate nearly everything about it.  I have tried to change my mind, but to no avail. Guggs and Company [...]

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It was a good week…

capped off with a win at Lucas Oil Stadium by the Colts today, after a win on Saturday by my son’s high school team at the same stadium for the 2A State Championship in High School Football.  Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter won 56-6 in a rout, and my freshman son got into the game as 14 [...]

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