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A trip down memory lane…

Some of you are new to this site and don’t realize the history between a lot of us.  You have read my negativity on the Dodgers this year, but it is not usually like that.  I bleed Dodger Blue.  This is a painful year and I did predict it.  I hope  I am wrong and [...]

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I refuse to use the D word!

I told you that I would not write about such a deplorable team as the D_______ until they made changes and I meant it.  Instead, I will tell you about the Indianapolis Indians, the AAA affiliate of the Pirates who just dominated the D________. On the team are four (4) former D_________, namely: Ivan DeJesus [...]

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You can’t cheat the Baseball Gods

I guess that’s what it comes down to.  Guggs and Company rode into town and threw money at problems like the fire department throws water on a fire.  They over-bought, over-paid and over-spent.  Then, they openly bragged about their resources and the Baseball Gods spanked them.  There’s something really bad wrong with this team.   That’s [...]

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Three Players Are All the Dodgers Need

Just Three With Crawford in LF, Kemp in CF, Ethier in RF, Ramirez at SS, Adrian Gonzalez at 1B and AJ Ellis behind the plate, the Dodgers are very set at six positions.  Even though Hanley Ramirez is listed as a 3B – HE IS NOT PLAYING 3B in the DWL.  In fact, he is [...]

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I’m glad Kuroda is off the radar

I know some people think I don’t like Hiroki Kuroda, but in reality I like him a lot.  Some people just don’t know a joke if it bit them on the ass.  Well, it won’t happen anyway, because he resigned with the Yankees. I just think it was wrong to sign him for the following [...]

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My Apology to AJ Ellis

I grudgingly accepted AJ Ellis as the Dodgers catcher this year.  I hoped that he could hit .240 but thought that was highly optimistic.  I was not a true believer in AJ Ellis.  I was stupid! Flashback In 2004, even though he was 23, he was the backup catcher at Vero Beach (A-Ball), and the [...]

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Rant and Rave Monday

Dee Gordon’s injury is bound to keep him out of the lineup until after the All-Star Break, likely longer.  The MRI today will tell the tale. The Junkyard Dogs are back after a brief vacation.   Next man up! Nate Eovaldi who has struggled of late, goes against LH Wade Miley who has been great this [...]

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Rant & Rave Sunday

Hiroki Kuroda is 4-6 with a 3.82 ERA for the Yankees and has given up 70 hits in 68 innings with a 1.35 WHIP.  Aaron Harang is 4-3 with a 3.90 ERA for the Dodgers and has given up 63 hits in 64 innings with a 1.35 WHIP.   Chris Capuano is 7-2 with a 2.50 [...]

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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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Face It – Dodgers Have a Closer Problem

I am not generally one to second-guess managers, especially ones that are my homeboys, but what the heck was Don Mattingly thinking? Javy Guerra was having trouble BEFORE he got hit in the face.  Yes, it was gutsy that Guerra stayed in the game.  Yes, it was great that Don was showing his confidence in [...]

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It’s Time To Get Real

Several bloggers and some of their followers are lobbying for AJ Ellis to hit at the top of the Dodgers lineup, instead of near or at the bottom.  They point to his .360 OB%.  Wow!  Here’s the deal – it’s a small sampling – he has 244 AB’s in parts of 4 years, so opposing [...]

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It Wasn’t Time – It Was Timing

Hiroki will be in Pinstripes in 2012.   I figured him for Boston or NY.  So it was no surprise. The question now becomes whether Ned did the right thing in signing Capuano and Harang instead of Kuroda.  I guess time will tell, but I think the fact that he decided to sign them instead of [...]

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FedEx Express Delivery

His name is Tim Federowicz, and it is pronounced “fed-ur-OH-vitch“, but many just call him FedEx. Federowicz is 24 years old (he will be 25 in August), and was Boston’s seventh selection in the 2008 draft.   In 2010, he was rated by Baseball America to be the 21st rated prospect in the Boston Red [...]

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Nedcompoop!

We all know that Ned Colletti has a penchant for making deals that he shouldn’t (and I am being kind). Ned now has a new name. I wish I had thought of it, but it was “Wally” who did.  He has anointed Ned Colletti as “Nedcompoop.” From henceforth, Ned Colletti shall never referred to as [...]

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The Silver(io) Lining to the Robinson Trade

I know that a lot of Dodger fans were just plain outraged when Ned Colletti traded Trayvon Robinson for two pitchers nobody had ever heard of and Tim Federowicz who we had barely heard of, and while I have been open in calling for a new Dodgers’ GM, there may be another reason that that [...]

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When you’re ready to quit,

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 [...]

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Sunday Rants & Raves

I have been extremely busy the past week, but generally manage to check in here daily.  Here’s my two cents on the State of the Dodgers and other stuff: Down deep, Bin Laden is a good guy! The Dodgers seem very distracted as a team and Don Mattingly does not seem to be a soothing [...]

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Character Issues?

Character Issues?

Tony Jackson and Jon Weisman write about how important it is that the young Dodgers (Kemp, Loney and Ethier) rebound in order for the Dodgers to even have a ghost of a chance.  I happen to totally agree with that, but I also believe that it’s really a lot more than that.  Steve Dilbeck continues [...]

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Is This The End Of The Line?

Is This The End Of The Line?

Here’s something to contemplate:  In 2010, practically every Dodger player regressesd or had a season below their norm.  This makes me want to ask whether this was just a “bump in the road” or a “trend for the future“.  Today, I am going to consider just tha,t and I am not going to reach any conclusion.  [...]

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It’s WAR!

It’s WAR!

It’s hard for me to understand why the Angels would not even sniff at Carl Crawford, who ultimately god $142 million over 7 years (roughly an average of $20.286 million a year) and then would turn around and trade for Vernon Wells, and agree to pay him an average of $21.5 million a year over [...]

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