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3 days, 2 hours ago on Mailbag #22: Fifth starter concerns, Guerrero, Ethier, forgotten prospects

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@I Am PFP And So Can You or just use datat from Statcast and other performance-based systems 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight

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@Weston T @TheConman @Hoze ^^ 

Body movement like Hanley & path of the barrel to the ball closer to Manny (a more direct path than Hanley's)


he's awesome, and it looks like he made adjustments in later video. He was leaning backwards when cocking for a swing in earlier video

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight

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@ThtsaPaddlin @Hoze i.imgur.com/ixPrGXk.png

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight

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the details of the McDaniel article have probably already been discussed, but to those that havent already seen video of a Dodgers target (presumably) in 7/02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QjwpLcbH8


Starling Heredia: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/july-2nd-plans-are-coming-into-focus/

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight

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@Local Energy Drink Distributor I dont see why a SP cant start in the MLB when he hasnt thrown more than 4IP in a start before... whats the big deal?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Superba I dont see why a SP cant play in the MLB when he hasnt thrown more than 4IP in a start before... 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@I Am PFP And So Can You @Hoze @Local Energy Drink Distributor I dont really know.. with no objective backing I think he will produce about as well as he did last year, given his age. He is presumably reduced to a backup role now, so the issue shouldnt matter as much 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Local Energy Drink Distributor parting with Ethier, League, Ellis are on my wishlist. They are also appropriately ranked in descending order of priority.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Local Energy Drink Distributor Im ok with that belief, but people outside of the organization have to buy into it 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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either... 

1- a line drive that went far 

2- a line drive that went far and over the fence 

3- a fly ball that went far 

4- a fly ball that went far and over the fence

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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2015 STEAMER FIP -- K/BB
Buchholz: 4.03 -- 2.93
Porcello:  3.67-- 2.44
Kelly:  4.32 -- 1.77
Miley: 3.96 -- 2.32
Masterson: 4.04 --  1.81


while each not being terrible options, collectively it doesnt scream competitive 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Iron Man Returns denying that acquiring pitchers with extensive medical history is a strategy doesnt necessarily exclude the possibility that interest in these pitchers was significantly based on their questionable health. I dont think the FO will confirm anything that resembles their actual roster development strategy. 


3 weeks, 6 days ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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+ simultaneously alleviating the OF situation & reducing guaranteed contracts 

+ adding at the fringes  

+ investing in low risk, high reward players

+ decisions made by statistically-minded management

+ bolstered scouting department 

+ commitment to expand pitching biomechanics research 

+ $$$ to make further adjustments in season 


that's pretty sexy as well 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap

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@Jeremy_N 1st full squad workout is mere hours away

1 month ago on Chad Gaudin Is In Dodgers Camp, And You Won’t Like It

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@Tymathee the guy standing at the very top is pretty is taking the hit badly

1 month ago on When To Call Up Julio Urias? Remember The Lesson Of Adrian Beltre

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@Dustin Nosler  if you were to come up with a scenario where the roster faces a significant change near the trading deadline, what may it be? 


for example, suppose (and its a bit of a stretch) that if Beachy, Withrow return healthy/ effective and Anderson + McCarthy are pitching just as well. Would it be likely that the pitching staff is affected in a significant way near the deadline? 

1 month ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

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@Montgomery Burns money transformed to depth. Its likely a sunk cost, but theres a nonzero chance that Beachy provides value. Since the risk is only financial, Id say the move is a positive. 

1 month ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@capnsparrow  @Hoze @Dustin Nosler yes, he could be. Id like some objective info behind that stance.

1 month ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@Dustin Nosler KAHTO (http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/katohs-top-200-prospect-list/) ranks Schebler and de Leon pretty high along with the guys above but Anderson. Why would Anderson be ranked higher than those two players?

1 month ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@Jeremy_N @Hoze looks like 22, but I could be wrong

1 month ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@Jeremy_N Kershaw and Bedard?

1 month ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@Raul Franklin closer to Phillips

1 month ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@Montgomery Burns Deal arent always going to work out, but the Dodgers look to be wiling to incur high (relative term that may not apply so much to this team) financial loses in order to marginally improve on the field. 

1 month ago on Can the Dodgers sign both Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada?

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@Purple Drank which is completely fine, but I'm hoping that they can find a replacement via a trade, given that it is of reasonable cost. Someone like Qualls (amazing FIP and GB% last year) would be great to target. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Can the Dodgers sign both Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada?

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@PagansOedipalComplex Dominic Leone *edit: probably no comparison other than has limited relief experience in the majors*

1 month, 1 week ago on Closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after surgery on left foot

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hypothetical, but if the team looks to trade for a a reliever, would acquiring Chad Qualls be possible/adequate?

1 month, 1 week ago on Closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after surgery on left foot

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It seems very likely that the one of the AA players will be replacing Jansen's spot fir as long as he's out. Is it even worth it for the team to look towards FA (looks ugly) or other teams' bullpens? 

1 month, 1 week ago on Dodger Pitchers and the Low Strike Zone

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Seager 
Urias 
Pederson
Holmes
Verdugo
Sweeney
Schebler
de Leon
Anderson
Lee

the last 6 in any order would make as much sense

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: 20-11

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The emoticon has made its way to the BP Annual

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: ‘Not Kenley Jansen’ Pedro Baez

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since Im reading the BP Annual at the moment, Paco's 2015 PECOTA looks good: 41 IP, 2.89 FIP, 0.9 WAR. STEAMER doesnt project as kindly: 30 IP, 3.22, 0 WAR. Anywhere between these figures would be really good production. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Paco Rodriguez

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@Casey the DeliMan @666foldamort If anyone wants to make a league, Ill play as well. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

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Just read the intro to the Diamondbacks for the BP Annual. 2/3 of it is about the disastrous moves ofn/off the field (hysterical) and the rest talks about the positive qualities of the team to look forward to mainly Goldschmidt + young pitching. A great start to the book.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

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@TheConman he's lost 15lbs from his October weight from workouts. Ill take that as a positive sign that his work ethic will help reverse the trend.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

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@BlueDuck @Dustin Nosler 9th in MiLB WAR doesnt cut it

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

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@peetato @tpmerrill high GB/FB  & LD/FB correlating with high BABIP maybe.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015

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Like "stop bunting", a 'lower CSR' campaign will be useful: 
https://twitter.com/Grantland33/status/560842764795904002

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 30-21

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*hands in prayer*

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 30-21

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