Tag Archive | "Yasiel Puig"

When P(u)igs Fly!

Have you seen Yasiel run, throw and hit?  P(u)igs can fly.  I was wondering who we might compare him to and Don Mattingly came up with the apt comparison – Bo Jackson!  Actually, Yas is bigger than Bo – two or three inches taller and twenty plus pounds heavier, but they both hit the ball [...]

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Let’s Get Real Everybody!

As fans, we root for players when the facts really show that maybe we should just consider reality.  The Dodgers will be a very interesting team this year, but today, I have a few players we should just get real about! DEE GORDON: You usually move a player from one position to another, when two [...]

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Can Cruz Keep Cruzing?

Luis Cruz has been hot with the bat while displaying a stone glove at 3B.  I really hope Cruz can hit like he did last year (which isn’t great for a 3B, but so much better than Uribe, that it seems good).  Let’s realize that at age 29, he has a total of 437 AB’s [...]

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The Biggest Dodger News in 25 Years!

HALL OF FAMER SANDY KOUFAX TO RETURN TO DODGERS IN 2013 LOS ANGELES – Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, it was announced. Koufax will serve as Special Advisor to Dodgers’ Chairman Mark Walter. Koufax will attend a portion of Spring Training to work with Dodgers’ pitchers [...]

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Ifs, Ands and Buts

It’s less than two months until pitchers and catchers report, but as we speak, the Dodgers are starting their Annual Winter Development Minicamp at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.  Yasiel Puig is not participating, as his team is in the playoffs in the Puerto Rico,, but the following players are participating: Steve Ames – P Tim [...]

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Wake me up when September ends

OK, you can wake me up on September 1st, which is when we should see four players who could play pivotal roles for the Dodgers in 2013 and beyond – maybe even down the stretch: FedEx (I call him FedEx because I can’t spell Tim Federowicz) John Ely Alex Castellanos Jerry Sands I would like [...]

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Swallowed by the Cracks and Failed by the Pen

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 [...]

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Matt Kemp gets tossed by Michael Scot

Hello Dodger faithful.  My name is Justin Gunsaulus and I have been a constant reader on Mark’s site for over two years now and approached Mark to become a writer. On the website I have commented a few times here and there as NedSucks. You’re probably wondering how someone from across the nation becomes a [...]

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One Mis Step for Melky, One Giant Step for the Dodgers

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 [...]

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A Long-Needed Blowout

Chad Billingsley looks like a Number Two to me.  Fear the Beard.  The Dodgers needed a blowout last night.  Almost everyone got in on it.  It’s only one game, so they have to come out and win again today behind Clayton Kershaw.  1-0 or 11-0 count the same. The Snakes dropped to 5.5 games in [...]

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3 Out of 4 on the Road

… and rolling.   One at a time.  Just win the series.  Smell the rare air of the penthouse. As I predicted over a week ago, Yasiel Puig is going to Rancho.  They play tonight. Let’s see how he handles their final 21 games. Nice win last night, Shane Victorino paid dividends.  Kemp remains hot, Ethier [...]

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The Mantra: Win The Series!

The Dodgers won Game 1 of the Marlins series, lost Game 2 and then took Game 3 5-0 when Chris Capuano (He’s done – he ran out of gas) almost pitched a no-hitter.  He now is 11-8 and most certainly won’t win 20, but his 10 K’s and 2 hits in 8 innings should erase [...]

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Worst Hitting Team in Baseball?

The Dodgers have been shutout 10 times!  If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got.  Unless you are truly insane, you have to start by ditching the current hitting coach.  Maybe it’s not his fault entirely, but he’s not blameless.  It’s late in the year to do that, [...]

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Rant & Rave Thursday

There isn’t much to rave about, so please excuse me while I rant. The Dodgers looked like Champs against the Giants and Chumps against the D-Backs. Paul Goldschmidt’s body block of Jerry Hairston, Jr. in the 8th inning of yesterday’s game should be reviewed.  I agree with Hairston that the runner at 1B should have [...]

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What Might Have Been…

It was in 2004, that I first really noticed Andy LaRoche.  He was a 20 year-old third baseman who ended up with 23 HR and 76 RBI in A ball.  The next season, he hit 30 HR with 94 RBI and had a slash line of .305/.374/.553.  He had amazing opposite-field power – I said [...]

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Yasiel Puig & Other Legends

Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler were both rated as better players than Yasiel Puig, but they got a lot less money than the Dodgers are giving Puig.  Is he worth it?  Do the Dodgers know something others don’t?  I certainly don’t know.  There’s not a lot of information and scouting reports on him.  Ben Badler [...]

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