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DODGERS PLACE INFIELDER MARK ELLIS ON THE DISABLED LIST; REINSTATE CHRIS CAPUANO FROM THE DL

Capuano to make second start of the season tonight vs. Arizona LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed infielder Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 27) with a strained right quad and reinstated left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the disabled list. Capuano has been on the DL since April [...]

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I Remain Unconvinced

Mark McGwire is unconvinced too.  The hitting of this team absolutely sucks.  It can change, but will it? A couple of moths ago I said I would not be surprised if this team won 80 games… or 100 games (the lineup will have to change for that to happen).  I stand by that! This team [...]

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The Dodgers Need Another Outfielder

The Dodgers have some issues to address next season.  Here’s a big one: They need a lead-off hitter and in my opinion, it’s not Carl Crawford or Dee Gordon.  It’s Hanley Ramirez!  On October 7, 2012, I posted the Dodger lineup I favor and it has Hanley Ramirez leading off.  I still favor that lineup, [...]

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30-20: Do The Dodgers Have It In Them?

The Dodgers started the season 30-13, so they are 30-39 since if my math is correct.  There are 50 games to go and this team has shown they are fully capable of going 30-13 or 30-39.  Can they go 30-20 the rest of the way?  Absolutely they can.  Will they?  They have did it before [...]

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Freedom Isn’t Free – Never Forget That!

I’m sure some of you will disagree with what I am about to say, but all you need to know about James Loney took place during the play at the plate in the 7th inning when he scored the go-ahead run.  It turns out that he made the right play in trying to go around [...]

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The One and a Half Club

The Los Angeles Dodgers are averaging 1.5 runs per game over the past 10 games.  Predictably, they are losing most games.  Flash: Ned Colletti says the Dodgers need more pitching.  In those past 10 games, the Dodgers are giving up 3.9 runs a game.  Now, unless the  pitchers the Dodgers get can pitch and hit [...]

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What to do… NOW!

Uribe, Hairston, Kennedy, Loney, Gwynn, Treanor, Herrera, Gordon, Abreu and DeJesus are all the same player.  Yes, they are the same player in that all have 2 HR or less and most have a slugging percentage of below .400.   The Dodgers can’t win with that many “Punch and Judy” hitters on the roster.  They just [...]

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Junkyard Dodgers – Act 42

There is no other explanation, but for the fact that these guys are junkyard dogs. Cheated out of a run and motivated by their manager who had their back and got ejected as a result, the junkyard dogs battled and tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the ninth and won it in [...]

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Can’t You Just Enjoy the Ride?

In the Spring of 2011, I predicted that the Dodgers would win the NL West – that didn’t happen and since then many fans have really been down on the Dodgers, some even predicting last place finishes in 2011 and 2012.   I have no doubt that some of your judgement was clouded by your immense [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

Mark Ellis will be Sorely Missed.  The report is that he will be out for 6 weeks.  He has been nearly as important as Matt Kemp to this years team.   Someone has to step up. I get the feeling that Clayton Kershaw is struggling a little – Imagine saying that after he pitches a shutout.  [...]

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You Might Vomit When You Read the Last Item

On January 24th I made fun of Josh Macciello and the next day someone called Joshua Macciello posted this on the site: “Post Dated IOU? that’s funny. Truth is buddy I’m bringing all cash to the table. But you are a funny man.” Glad to see that it worked out for you, Josh! Someone reminded [...]

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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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Loney, Ethier and Their Shadows

It’s time to face the facts, Dodger fans -  James Loney and Andre Ethier are both “platoon players.”  Now, wait!  Before you get all bent out of shape, this is not a slam on either player – it is just stating the obvious.  Last year, both players hit .220 or below against LH pitching and [...]

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Rant & Rave Saturday

Matt Kemp was the latest to have good things to say about Frank McCourt a few days before his signing and the truth is:  people who work for McCourt and the players have an entirely different opinion of him than the fans.  I’m not painting him as a saint or anything, but Dodger fans are [...]

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Which Mark Ellis Will the Dodgers Get?

I’m sure all the stat geek bloggers have their panties in a bunch about the signing of Mark Ellis.   Me?  I have no opinion, because I don’t know which Mark Ellis will show up… This we know: Ellis can play Gold Glove Defense – what’s not to like about that?  With Dee Gordon, the [...]

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