Tag Archive | "Ned Colletti"

Donnie is Outta’ his League

… in more ways than one, but the instant League he is out of is Brandon who is no longer the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers (that’s assuming that Donnie has at least a modicum of common sense left).  This one is on Ned Colletti, who was laughed at when he signed League to [...]

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There May Be Light – I Hope It’s Not a Train!

The tunnel has light.  Two wins in a row is a lot for this bunch, but there is reason for hope.  I have a few observations: Hanley Ramirez is way ahead of schedule – that can’t hurt; Juan Uribe has an OB% of .388 plus he plays great defense – let’s hope Donnie leaves him [...]

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I am tired of these lying Dodgers

They told us that Magic Johnson would be “hands on and in his office every day.”  That was a damn lie.  I see him everywhere that has to do with the Lakers or the NBA, but he has no office in Dodger Stadium and he rarely shows up at games. The Dodgers told us that [...]

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Todays game shouldn’t matter…

Win or lose, this team needs a new direction and it has to start with the manager.  Most of you were excited with the team Ned put on the field (not me so much), so Ned won’t get axed mid-season.  The rest of the Dodger brass proclaimed their satisfaction with the team but declined to [...]

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What’s wrong with the Dodgers?

ELEVEN THINGS: If you want a scapegoat, you have one.  Why would Donnie start Luis Cruz at 3B?  His defense or lack thereof was a factor.  Uribe is superior defensively and has an OB% 300 points above Cruz.  What is wrong with him?  What is wrong with Ned?  Cruz is a waste of a roster [...]

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Don’t Eat Fish: Dodgers Choke on Marlin

There’s not much to say about this bunch – they have the 2nd best OB% in the NL and are almost last in runs scored and last in hitting with RISP.  That’s all you need to know.  No matter how you spin it, this team is a bunch of choke artists.  There is no fix [...]

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Bridge to Nowhere

I know that the Almighty Stan Kasten and his Clown Crown Prince Sir Ned Colletti must have a plan to bridge the gap between the current Dodgers and re-building the farm.  The thing is: IT AIN’T WORKING! When the Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez for Nate Eovaldi, I was OK but not overwhelmed, as I [...]

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I Tried to Warn You!

For the record, I hate people who say “I told you so” but on February 18, 2013, I wrote a column called Anybody Can Overpay.  In that column, I wrote: At a time when most Dodger fans are overjoyed and elated at the Dodgers’ prospects, I find myself very underwhelmed, even sad.  By all accounts [...]

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Dodger Baseball Fans Rolling Discussion

Let’s talk Dodger baseball.

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Straight From the Horses What?

Kenny Shulsen Lasorda’s Lair recently had an interesting interview with Ned Colletti and Don Mattingley that lots of fans are” ga-ga” over, and while I admit I read these things too, I have to tell you that I don’t put much stock in it.  On the record, you are going to get the corporate line, [...]

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Mid-January Video Report

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Let This Be A Lesson Us All

When we don’t hear a peep from the Dodger camp, believe nothing of what others say.  All the insiders were full of crap. All the fans were full of crap. “He won’t pitch in a big city.  His wife likes Texas.  He was blown away by Texas and Nolan Ryan.” I was full of crap [...]

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Go Big or Stay Home From the Winter Meetings

Fearless Predictions: The Dodgers will sign Zach Greinke this week to a 6 year/$150 million done deal! This team is built for the next 3-5 years as it sits.  Drafting and other smart moves will restore the farm system, but A-Gone, Crawford, Ramirez, Kemp and others are in their prime.  The Dodgers need players now [...]

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We don’t know what we don’t know…

We all have a tendency to think we have it all figured out… that we know it all.  That is all well and good, but the bottom line is:  We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know!  I might add that there is no way we can know what we don’t know.  What don’t we know?   [...]

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DODGERS HIRE SIX INTERNATIONAL SCOUTS

COVERING CUBA, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, THE PACIFIC RIM AND VENEZUELA – Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar join the Dodger scouting group. LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their international team of scouts with the signing of Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, [...]

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Mad Scientist at Work

I have been known to sit in my Dodger lab and experiment by mixing different players and lineups together to see what  could happen.  After further review, here’s the lineup I want: Bourn  CF  (L) Ynoa  2B  (B) Kemp  RF  (R) Gonzalez  1B  (L) Wright  3B  (R) Ramirez  SS  (R) Crawford  LF  (L) Ellis  C  [...]

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Where and When Will Dee Gordon Be Traded?

Will Dee Gordon be traded?  It’s no longer a question of if, but rather when and where?  Dee Gordon will be traded – that’s a given.  This winter, he is hitting .328 with an OB% of .403 and has 7 SB’s.  Let’s hope they overlook his 8 errors in 15 games.  That extrapolates to 88 [...]

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DODGERS SIGN BRANDON LEAGUE TO THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

Right-hander returns to Los Angeles after being acquired at the 2012 trade deadline LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of free-agent right-handed reliever Brandon League to a three-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. “We’re excited to bring back a key member of our bullpen, [...]

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I am Pavlov’s Dog

I am conditioned to watch the Dodgers every night no matter how bad they are…. and I will be watching tonight.  I just keep going back and back and back.  Vin says “It’s time for Dodger baseball” and I start salivating. I can’t help it. It’s a curse I tell you. I have a few [...]

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The Mantra: Win The Series!

The Dodgers won Game 1 of the Marlins series, lost Game 2 and then took Game 3 5-0 when Chris Capuano (He’s done – he ran out of gas) almost pitched a no-hitter.  He now is 11-8 and most certainly won’t win 20, but his 10 K’s and 2 hits in 8 innings should erase [...]

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