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Martin Injured?

Martin Injured?

Dylan Hernandez says it’s his groin. Tot Holmes says it’s his hip. Tony Jackson says it’s his stomach. He had an MRI last night and they know the results, but aren’t telling… It may be nothing, or something. AJ Ellis – Next Man Up! Stay tuned!

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What To Expect

What To Expect

Just a laundry list of a few things I expect to see this year (actually my wish list along with predictions): A healthy Rafael Furcal who is 100% physically and (most importantly) mentally (it takes a while to recover mentally from a surgery) regains his form and is again one of the elite short stops [...]

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Give Me a Fifth!

Give Me a Fifth!

I can see only three of those pitchers making the team, maybe just two. There will be some tough battles this Spring. What do you think?

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Who Is Our Ace?

Who Is Our Ace?

Well, if you ask me… and you didn’t (but I’m going to tell you anyway), it’s Young Clayton.  Maybe it’s a rush job, but maybe it’s not.  Maybe he’s ready.  Not “maybe” – he ISready!   I think it’s likely that Clayton Kershaw will be even better this year.  His ERA might not reflect that, but he [...]

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I Am Not  A Frank McCourt Fan

I Am Not A Frank McCourt Fan

… nor am I a hater.  I see the good he has done as the owner of the Dodgers.  I see the mistakes he has made as well.  However, he seems to have learned each time he makes a mistake.   Overall, the Dodgers are in much better shape than when he took over.  His lifestyle [...]

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Russ Martin Returns To Glory

Russ Martin Returns To Glory

I remember when I first saw Russell Martin.  He had only been catching for a few months, but his footwork behind the plate told me that he was the real deal.  In 2005, I watched him on Jacksonville Web TV (just about every home game) and in Spring Training of that same year, I watched [...]

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Fact and Fiction

Fact and Fiction

It turns out that Ronnie Belisario and I have a lot in common – No I don’t have a DUI, but we both have Visa problems that prevented us from reporting yesterday.  He hasn’t been able to obtain his, and I have to work to pay mine off!  So there you go.  Joe Torre isn’t [...]

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I’m Out Until February 20th

I’m Out Until February 20th

Pitchers and Catchers report on February 2o, 2010 and the first workout is February 21, 2010, so I am going to take a few days off.  I’ll be back on the 20th or 21st.  I’ll leave you with a few things to cuss and discuss: Is it possible that the Combination of Reed Johnson and [...]

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In The Rear-View Mirror

In The Rear-View Mirror

I thought it might be fun to look back and see a few older posts, written by yours truly: Posted on 16 March 2006: Navarro will probably miss some time, opening the door for Russ Martin, who may never give the job back.  Posted on 05 April 2006: James Loney didn’t hit a grandslam in [...]

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The Truth, The Whole Truth

The Truth, The Whole Truth

… and nothing but the truth!  That’s why you come here, because I am going to tell you the truth.  God knows it’s not because I’m a writer.  At any rate, let’s consider the following and see if what is happening is true or false. True or False:  Ned Colletti, Frank McCourt and Dennis Mannion have [...]

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The Forest or The Trees?

The Forest or The Trees?

Some people are saying that the Dodgers are a .500 team (when I say “some people” I don’t mean “informed baseball people”), which I think is just plain delusional.  I think sometimes Dodger fans fail to take into consideration that change is inevitable, and often, it is good.  Will everything be OK?  Seth Godin summed [...]

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More On Hitting – Thank You Kindly Pass Me By

More On Hitting – Thank You Kindly Pass Me By

There is much debate among baseball professionals and fans regarding the benefit of taking multiple pitches during an at bat in order to drive up the pitch count of the starting pitcher and to see more types of pitches in order to be more productive later in the game.  However, it is well know that [...]

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A Key To 2010

A Key To 2010

I know that a lot is riding on the young arms of Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw this season.  How well the Dodgers do will certainly be determined in part, by how well the two young Aces perform.  I also believe that a BIG KEY TO 2010 is how well Russell Martin plays. Some people think [...]

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July 30, 2010

July 30, 2010

Los Angeles – In what has to be somewhat of a surprise, the Dodgers made two major announcements today.  The first announcement has to do with the divorce proceedings of Frank and Jamie McCourt who agreed to a continuance of their May hearing: The McCourt’s announced that they have resolved their personal issues and that [...]

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J.A. Happ – Reason To Believe

J.A. Happ – Reason To Believe

At the age of 24 J.A. Happ of the Phillies was in AAA where he complied a 4-6 record with a 5.02 ERA.  At the age of 25, also in AAA, he improved to 8-7 with a 3.60 ERA, and also had a “cup of coffee” with the Phillies where he went 1-0 with a [...]

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Just Killin’ Time…

Just Killin’ Time…

Here it is January already and with Spring Training right around the corner, there is very little to talk about it in Dodgerland. As we wait to see if there will be a starting pitcher fall out of a tree before Spring Training, what do we do with our Dodger time? We read what other fans are saying. [...]

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My Crystal Ball

My Crystal Ball

Some people say I am too optimistic and that I always predict career years for the Dodgers, so I thought I’d post what I said last year.  This is from a February 16, 2009 post, which was BEFORE O-Dog and Manny were signed: 1B- James Loney is quietly becoming a force at 1B.  He will win [...]

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Quit Crying Wolf – You May Be Out-Foxed!

Quit Crying Wolf – You May Be Out-Foxed!

Last off-season, I predicted that it would not be Manny who made the team better, but rather “the kids.”  Little did I know what would happen to Manny and how he would later struggle.  If the Manny Ramirez of 2008 had played in 2009, the Dodgers might still be shaking the confetti out of their shoes, [...]

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What Next Year Could Bring

What Next Year Could Bring

Here’s what I see with our offense for next season: Furcal  SS -  Raffy rebounds (it is an “even” year) and has his career year with a .303 BA, .381 OB% and 126 Runs Scored, even though he only steels 26 bases Martin C- Perfect #2 hitter rebounds with a .279 BA to go with [...]

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Why Does Moreno Get A Free Pass?

Why Does Moreno Get A Free Pass?

I am sick of talking about the divorce proceedings, so you won’t find much about it here – you know where to look.  However, I do want to address the Free Pass Baseball Fans are giving Arte Moreno while castigating Frank McCourt.   The Angels lost two of their most important free agents – Figgins and [...]

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