Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 24 February 2013.
Let’s talk Dodger baseball.
Posted on 30 December 2012.
I mean “done… for now.” By “done” I mean “done acquiring players.” Maybe it is good to be done, because it’s quite likely that any signing or trade would mean overpaying at this juncture. But, if the Dodgers are indeed “done” then what can we expect? I have been working on a “Best Case – [...]
Posted on 30 October 2012.
Who is the most important acquisition for the Dodgers over the winter? Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com has the answer and wrote a mouthful in these two sentences: One of the key acquisitions could prove to be a non-player. After dismissing Dave Hansen, they are looking for a new hitting coach that can get through to [...]
Posted on 25 October 2012.
OK, I am going to try and put away my doubts about this team and since the Dodgers allegedly have “deep pockets,” I am going to make a few suggestions. Read them at your own peril. I have a “wish list” of players that I think the Dodgers would do well to acquire: Sign Zach [...]
Posted on 20 October 2012.
Champs or Chumps. The 2013 version of the Dodgers could win 105 games or lose 85 games. Which team will show up? There are lots of questions (at least 25). Here’s a few: Will Carl Crawford be able to come back and be the player he was 4-5 years ago or will be be the [...]
Posted on 17 September 2012.
This year is just too depressing: Kershaw possibly until Mid-May 2013; Billingsley facing TJ and out all of 2013; Lilly and Elbert facing surgery; Adrian Gonzalez doing a James Loney impersonation; Matt Kemp obviously broken down; Juan Uribe weighing the bench down… and good at it; and Josh Beckett is the Dodgers’ ace? YIKES – [...]
Posted on 19 August 2012.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed reliever Scott Elbert from the disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A Albuquerque. Herrera appeared in just two games during his six-day recall, going 1-for-3 at the plate. Elbert had been on the disabled list since July 26 with left elbow inflammation and [...]
Posted on 18 August 2012.
Some games, you have to win with pitching. The Dodgers didn’t do that last night. Chris Capuano continued to pitch extremely well… well enough to win. Maybe Donnie should have kept him in, but it’s easy to second guess. At any rate, he brought in Belisario who allowed both runners to score, preventing Capuano from [...]
Posted on 16 August 2012.
Joe Blanton is making a case not to be re-signed by the Dodgers. Someone will give him a 3-year deal. It won’t be the Dodgers who have RDLR and Allen Webster and John Ely and others at the the ready. Blanton will probably pitch some good games for the Dodgers down the stretch (just not [...]
Posted on 16 August 2012.
Losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for being as big of a cheater as Manny Ramirez and Barry Bonds does not automatically hand the NL West title to the Dodgers… but it doesn’t hurt. He is arguably their best player this year. When are these guys going to learn they will get caught if [...]
Posted on 06 July 2012.
Kevin Youkilis is hitting third for the White Sox and has raised his batting average to .249. He hit the game winning homerun last night and scored two runs, but the Dodgers weren’t interested. They were stupid then and they are stupider now. Here’s the deal: my son-in-law is a Red Sox fan and he [...]
Posted on 03 June 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 01 June 2012.
Calm down everyone. This is a better team than last year and last year the Dodgers were one of the TOP 5 teams after the All-Star break. Yes, I know that the Dodgers were just whipped like rented mules. They had never lost three in a row this year, until the day before yesterday – [...]
Posted on 21 May 2012.
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 [...]
Posted on 08 May 2012.
I guess we have a new closer – Elbert is an animal! If James Loney can hit just a little, he’ll save a lot of games at 1B. One of the main reasons the Dodgers are doing as well as they are is the infield defense. Even with Gordon’s errors, the defense has been outstanding. [...]
Posted on 03 May 2012.
By now, you all should know that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t pitch well at Coors’ Field. His ERA is 5.85 there. Not so impressive. In case you haven’t heard, Vin Scully calls Clayton’s curveball “public enemy number one.” However, in Coors it is called “Little Sisters’ of the Poor.” As impressive as Kershaw is, a guy [...]
Posted on 02 May 2012.
403 foot HR by Dee Gordon? He has evidently been eating his Wheaties. What a Beast! Let’s just hope he doesn’t start trying to do that…. I don’t put too much stock in the fact that Lindblom and Jansen got rocked a little last night – Hey, it’s Coors and you just don’t get much [...]
Posted on 27 April 2012.
With Ronald Belisario due back May 4th and with no options left, the Dodgers will have to activate him or lose him. Then, we have Mr. Coffey who can come off the DL on Sunday. Shawn Tolleston is waiting in the wing and Michael Antoini and Nate Eovaldi are already on the roster. Then you [...]
Posted on 22 April 2012.
I have about 20 minutes before my flight to LA leaves, so I’ll check in and talk about our favorite topic – the Dodgers! Dee Gordon finally had a decent game – 3 for 4. This could be the start of a streak for him. James with his first HR – he has actually been [...]
Posted on 08 April 2012.
BOXSCORE What I mean by that is that the Offensive Stars in each of the three games this season have been different. Opening day it was Matt Kemp. In game two it was the former Mr. Softee, Andre Ethier, and last night it was AJ and the kid (Dee Gordon). Chris Capuano looked like a [...]