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The Dodgers Will Look A Lot Different Next Year

The Dodgers Will Look A Lot Different Next Year

I know that we are in the midst of a pennant race, but it always is important to look ahead, and plan ahead.  I have a few ideas as to how the team will look next year and I’m sure Ned has some of the same thoughts, but first:  Ronnie Belliard for Minor League pitcher Luis [...]

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My, How Our Rotation Has Changed

My, How Our Rotation Has Changed

I was impressed by Vicente Padilla yesterday – he has a “live arm – ” that’s a given.   He has multiple pitches and excellent stuff, topping out at 96  MPH.  Listen-Up!  These guys don’t grow on trees, and he must have really ticked-off the Rangers.  He entered the season as the number 2 starter behind Kevin [...]

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What Did Colletti Tell Torre?

What Did Colletti Tell Torre?

Rumor has it that after Tuesday’s extra-inning loss, the reporters were not allowed into the Dodger clubhouse for quite some time as Ned Collottimet privately with Joe Torre.   What was said?  Look, Ned could have called Joe or had a beer with him later, but he chose to come to the clubhouse and talk to [...]

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Are You Crazy?

Are You Crazy?

I was surfing the net yesterday and I have to say that I was amazed by the people who were criticizing Russ Martin.  “Trade Him”  “Bench Him” and all the rest of the things that people  who have no clue write.  Here’s why I like this site:  say something stupid, we will call you out.  [...]

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Eyes That Do Not See

Eyes That Do Not See

Sabermetricians seem to be all the rage in baseball.  There’s a stat for practically anything and more are being invented by the minute (maybe second).  It’s no longer ERA, BA, SLG %, OB%, it’s WHIP, OPS, BAbip, OWn%, XBT%, BABIP and on and on it goes.  There are literally HUNDREDS of more statistics that sabermetric [...]

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Maybe It’s Time For The Dodgers To Change…

Maybe It’s Time For The Dodgers To Change…

Back on April 26, 2009, Gary Thorne of USA Today wrote about changes in pitching conditioning strategy that Nolan Ryan, the new President of the Texas Rangers was implementing in the Ranger organization.  Here is what he wrote: Under the leadership of club president Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers have embarked on a pitching experiment [...]

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Wolf Has Been Better Than Adverised…

Wolf Has Been Better Than Adverised…

5th in the NL in innings pitched with 162 (only 10 behind the leader) 18th in strikeouts in the NL with 123 ERA – 3.43 WHIP – 1.14 Sounds like a pretty good pitcher and actually he has been our most consistent pitcher since the start of the season.  Solid, not spectacular and a pretty [...]

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Breathing Room

Breathing Room

Randy Wolf pitched a masterful game and the Dodger bats came alive just in time to add some separation between the Dodgers and the Giants.  After last night’s loss, the Giants are now  7.5 games back with the Rockies 6.5 games back.  Neither team has the horses to catch us.  Our malaise is behind us [...]

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How Can You Spot a Really Good Team?

How Can You Spot a Really Good Team?

I want you to think about this for a minute. What constitutes a good team? I mean, a really, really good team? I think there are two (2) major things that you can point to in an attempt to identify what makes a really good team: They respond to adversity; and They refuse to lose [...]

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So Do You Want To Pay The Price?

So Do You Want To Pay The Price?

Would you like Cliff Lee?  Would ya’?  Would ya’? Pay me Elbert, McDonald, Lambo and DeWitt.  Thank you very much! Zambrano?

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