Tag Archive | "Yasiel Puig"

Rethinking Hanley

The current LA Dodgers have several players playing out of position.  In my opinion, Kemp and Ethier are not centerfielders and Ramirez is exposed at shortstop, but quit suggesting that he go to 3B – he can’t play that position either!  Do you think his double-clutching will work better there?  I have seen him at [...]

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Closers, Legends, Apple and Beckett

Closers: My God, if Kenley can mix in 3 pitches and control them like yesterday, he will be unhittable! Brian Wilson (former closer) – not so much anymore. Brandon League – Fingers crossed. Chris Perez – Bong time. Legends: Yasiel Puig can just turn it on when he needs it.  What a throw to 2B [...]

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World Series or Train Wreck?

On February 8th, I wrote this: This season has the potential for a World Series title or a train wreck!  Last season was magical in the fact that they won like 45 out of 50 games in one stretch (or some crazy number – I’m not looking it up).   Don’t expect that again.  There are [...]

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The Legend That is Yasiel Puig

Running through crocodile-infested swamps to evade Cuban hit squads, swimming in the ocean to escape Cuba, being held hostage by Black Market Smugglers or Mexican Drug Lords, a daring raid by a shady Miami criminal… ‘er businessman, clutch home-runs, RPG missile-like throws to gun down runners, dope-fiend moves on the bases, incredible running and sliding [...]

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Alexander Guerrero Blasts Off – Literally!

Alex Guerrero made his AAA debut for the Dodgers after battling injuries since his signing, and it appears that if he can stay healthy, he just might be a player…. and that’s an understatement! He had 4 at bats with 3 hits, including a double and a HR and he collected 3 RBI’s.  Not a [...]

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My Long Term Plan

HAPPY 51st BIRTHDAY TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE!   Manny Pacquiao won on her birthday so she is a happy camper.  Last night’s win was another nice one, but so far all we really know is that we can beat the Arizona Diamondchumps like rented mules.  Now, if you know anything about me, it’s that I [...]

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Who are you and what did you do with Yasiel Puig?

Then there is this from Dylan Hernandez of THE LA TIMES: For what it’s worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers‘ problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the Freeway [...]

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The Real Story

There’s nothing wrong with Clayton Kershaw.  The Dodgers just want to keep him fresh for the end of the season. The Dodgers are very worried about Brian Wilson. Matt Kemp is completely healthy and has apparently bought into playing with less recklessness. Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez are lighter and in better shape than ever [...]

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…

I really like the idea of putting Clayton Kershaw on the DL to “protect himself from himself.”  Limit his innings and let him be fresh at the end.  Good idea! I know a lot of you think it is so barbaric to fight in baseball, and someone even said: “Charging the mound is stupid. Retaliating [...]

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I Hate to Bring This Up…

… but when you hit one of ours, we will hit one of yours.  The Dodgers need to develop a reputation of a team you don’t mess with. When Adrian Gonzalez got hit after Hanley homered in the third inning, A-Gon should have charged the mound.   My policy is that if you hit me, even [...]

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Trolls and fiction

Yesterday, a troll visited LA Dodger Talk to say all sorts of ridiculous things because I dared say something they didn’t like about Yasiel Puig.  Then a writer from the same site feels compelled to disagree with my take – which is certainly his prerogative.  I just find it curious that he disagrees with my [...]

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Yasiel Puig IS a BIG Problem!

I didn’t say that he was unfixable, but I am tired of the excuses.  To fix a problem, you have to acknowledge there is a problem and a lot of you don’t.  You try to make excuses because he is so talented and he brought so much excitement to the team last year. Remember, I [...]

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The Switch Was Flipped

Lots of Dodger fans complained about the teams lackluster Spring Training performance.  Some even said “you can’t just turn it on and off.” Well, they just did!  Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I don’t think the D-Bags are a very good team and I couldn’t be happier about it (apologies to Josh Rawitch). [...]

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This is Not the Right Mix

The Dodgers are a talented team, but they have some issues – issues that I believe will be addressed before the season is over. For example, they really don’t have a quality Center-fielder, but they do have Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Joc Pederson – lefties all! Matt Kemp can be a valuable offensive player [...]

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The Dodgers Have a New Old Leadoff Hitter

Welcome one Dee Gordon.  Speed kills and he will be given every opportunity to be the leadoff hitter the Dodgers so desperately need.  Many of you have been telling me otherwise, but it makes perfect sense.  If Puig could not break with the team last Spring, then Guerrero has to start at AA as well.  [...]

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Pecota Loves the Dodgers

Of course, you all know that I put as much validity into PECOTA as you do in believing that I am a writer!  Here’s who PECOTA says will be the TOP 15 players.  Noticeably absent is Hanley Ramirez.  As is Yasiel Puig. I stole the following data from The Flagrant Fan, since I don’t subscribe [...]

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Predictions and WAG’s

Alexander Guerrero won’t have any problem acclimating to 2B, but he will have trouble with hitting.  He will open the season in the minors. Matt Kemp will be ready to play by Mid-April. Chad Billingsley will return in May Josh Beckett will be a pleasant surprise… at least the first half of the season. Dan Haren will [...]

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The Dodgers Need a Centerfielder

Assuming Matt Kemp will come back by summer and be healthy, he is going to have to change his style of play.  No longer can he be the guy who runs into walls, steals bases and runs with reckless abandon.  If he wants to stay on the field, he is going to have to change [...]

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The Team That Starts May Not Be The Team That Finishes

Everyone is busy considering who will make the Dodger’s 25 man roster this year, but that may be the wrong question.   Will Figgins win a job?  That’s not the question.  What about Turner and Gordon as a 2B platoon?  Not relevant.  Will Alex Guerrero be anything close to a starter at 2B this year?   Maybe… [...]

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Now we know that Puigs fly

What’s the all uproar about Yasiel Puig driving 110 MPH? We all knew that Puigs fly… and he was really flying! We also know that he’s somewhat of a knucklehead!  He’s our knucklehead, charismatic and prone to implode at any time. It’s not too late.  Trade Yasiel Puig, Cory Seager, Zach Lee, Ross Stripling and [...]

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