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The Dodgers Need Another Outfielder

The Dodgers have some issues to address next season.  Here’s a big one: They need a lead-off hitter and in my opinion, it’s not Carl Crawford or Dee Gordon.  It’s Hanley Ramirez!  On October 7, 2012, I posted the Dodger lineup I favor and it has Hanley Ramirez leading off.  I still favor that lineup, [...]

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Kempless Dodgers Do It Again – Next Man Up!

With scrubbs, duds, wanna-be’s, never were’s, career minor leaguers, castoff pitchers, raw rookies and junkyard dogs, the Dodgers keep pulling wins out of their butts, and I like it.  I like it a lot!  These guys have a never-say-die attitude and simply believe they are going to win.  A lot of the credit has to [...]

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A Titantic Problem

The team that had not lost as many as three in a row has now lost five in a row!  The iceberg has destroyed  the hull.  The ship is taking on water.  There are no lifeboats.   The rats are jumping off the ship.   The world is ending.  We will all be killed! Now, take a [...]

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DODGERS SIGN GWYNN JR. TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

Defensive standout and speedster returns to Los Angeles after setting a career high with 22 steals in 2011 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. to a two-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. The versatile outfielder appeared in a career-high 136 games at [...]

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Just put Tony Gwynn, Jr. in LF and leave him alone

Just put Tony Gwynn, Jr. in LF and leave him alone

Marcus Thames is a really nice guy who can hit a home-run (or strikeout) and is a below average fielder (I am being very kind).    Xavier Paul deserves to be on the team, but Don Mattingly needs to just forget this Paul – Gwynn – Thames Triad in Left Field and commit to playing [...]

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That’s More Like It

That’s More Like It

The herd is starting to thin.  Out of five pitchers used by the Dodgers against the Rangers yesterday, four of them will probably be included on the opening day roster (yes, I’m including Mahay).  No matter what anyone says, Ryan Theriot showed that he had value because he netted Blake Hawksworth, who is appearing more-and-more [...]

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Hitting?  What Hitting?

Hitting? What Hitting?

These guys could jump out of a boat right about now and not even hit water… let alone a little white baseball.  I know it’s early.  I know the pitchers are ahead of the hitters. I know most of the Dodger starters are not in there.  I know that with most of the positions secure, [...]

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The Dodgers Could Use Another Von Joshua

The Dodgers Could Use Another Von Joshua

Many of you younger Dodger fans don’t remember Von Joshua, but it’s a worthwhile study in Dodger history to go back and remember this former Dodger.   Von Joshua was a  left-handed center fielder.  In 1970 at age 22, Von Joshua saw his first significant action in the major leagues, garnering 106 at-bats and hitting [...]

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My Fearless Prediction

My Fearless Prediction

Lately, we have been talking about “projections” – especially what Ethier, Kemp, Loney, Furcal, Uribe and Blake will do this year.  Over the years, it has become increasing more difficult to make predictions with this bunch, especially after nearly everyone on the team grossly “underperformed” last year.  Was 2010 just a freak “one-time-thing” or was [...]

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