Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 24 February 2013.
Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 10 February 2013.
On December 30, 2012, I wrote a blog called What If The Dodgers Are Done? It may have appeared unlikely at the time, but subsequent to that time the Dodgers have merely added a few warms bodies to the roster. J.P. Howell is the only one likely to make the roster, so with Spring Training [...]
Posted on 06 February 2013.
Chris Withrow and Pedro Baez are officially moving to the bullpen. No kidding? Ray Charles saw that two years ago! Many people were calling for this two to three years ago. What is more troubling is that the Dodgers waited so long to make the change. Both could be in the bigs next year! Austin [...]
Posted on 20 October 2012.
Champs or Chumps. The 2013 version of the Dodgers could win 105 games or lose 85 games. Which team will show up? There are lots of questions (at least 25). Here’s a few: Will Carl Crawford be able to come back and be the player he was 4-5 years ago or will be be the [...]
Posted on 08 October 2012.
Since Joe Torre arrived in LA and brought along his buddy, Don Mattingly, the Dodgers’ situational hitting has largely sucked! Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp have had their successes and there have been other bright spots (at times), but for the most part, the Dodgers choke in the clutch and have for several years. Yes, [...]
Posted on 09 September 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 25 August 2012.
Even if this deal fizzles, I still tip my cap. MLB teams and fans across the country are realizing this is a new era in Dodger baseball. *As a fan, they have won me back*-to bad I live in Florida…Hopefully Dodger fans return to the park knowing their money is not going to support McScum [...]
Posted on 18 August 2012.
Some games, you have to win with pitching. The Dodgers didn’t do that last night. Chris Capuano continued to pitch extremely well… well enough to win. Maybe Donnie should have kept him in, but it’s easy to second guess. At any rate, he brought in Belisario who allowed both runners to score, preventing Capuano from [...]
Posted on 16 August 2012.
Losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for being as big of a cheater as Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds does not automatically hand the NL West title to the Dodgers… but it doesn’t hurt. He is arguably their best player this year. When are these guys going to learn they will get caught if [...]
Posted on 25 July 2012.
The Dodgers have a penchant for trading for guys with bad attitudes named Ramirez and parlaying that into some sort of “mania.” Is LA ready for “HanleyMania?” On May 5, 2102, I wrote this: I know the Dodgers would love to have David Wright. He may never hit over 20 HR again, but he’s [...]
Posted on 29 April 2012.
You can only hope to slow them down. You cannot expect to stop this runaway train that is the Dodgers, led by the MVP of all of baseball – Matt Kemp! Sheer joy is what Matt Kemp exudes and it rubs off on his teammates. What can you say except that he’s the best player [...]
Posted on 21 February 2012.
Well the pitchers and catchers reported and we know who the Opening Day Starter is already. Three guesses… Jon Weisman writes another excellent summary of the Dodgers Roster possibilities for ESPN/LA who recently fired him. By the way, Jon, ESPN don’t know jack. Your writing defines you, not the schmucks in the suits, and the [...]
Posted on 04 December 2011.
I hope that Hiroki Kuroda signs with the Colorado Rockies, mostly because he is a worthless piece of crap who has the brains of a snail. Other than that, I think he’s a wonderful idiot! Hiroki loved the Dodgers so much that he refused a traded to a team (BoSox) where he might have won [...]
Posted on 03 December 2011.
The Yankees players typically have the best stats, the highest payroll, the best OPS, the best of everything, but they don’t win it all every year. In fact, they have won the World Series twice since 2000 despite having many of the best players and being able to get any of the top statistical performers [...]
Posted on 29 September 2011.
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. [...]
Posted on 04 June 2011.
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 [...]
Posted on 08 April 2011.
Manny Ramirez is gone from baseball. Rather than submit to discipline for an evidently failed drug test, he retired. Don’t let the doorknob hit you on the way out. I was against Manny from the get go. I was against trading for him. I was against re-signing him. I was not happy about it. I [...]
Posted on 17 February 2011.
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. [...]
Posted on 07 February 2011.
February 16, 2011 – Dodgers pitchers and catchers report February 27, 2011 – First spring training game vs. Angels and Giants The Sporting News has the Dodger Minor Leaguers ranked like this: Kenley Jansen – His maturity on the mound and his ability to command his fastball are as much at the root of his [...]
Posted on 31 January 2011.
Lately, we have been talking about “projections” – especially what Ethier, Kemp, Loney, Furcal, Uribe and Blake will do this year. Over the years, it has become increasing more difficult to make predictions with this bunch, especially after nearly everyone on the team grossly “underperformed” last year. Was 2010 just a freak “one-time-thing” or was [...]