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@Mike-Lover Money and team morale. It let's them tell Stanton they're making a play to improve the team, but without actually increasing the payroll.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Still Happy To Have Enrique Hernandez
Do we have a "swingman?" I wonder if Bedard sneaks onto the roster for this reason.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Quiet Camp Leads To Simple Opening Day Roster Projection
@TheOcelot @jml2279 @efb It hit leadoff most of last year
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Alex Guerrero more important now with Hector Olivera injury
@TheOcelot @jml2279 @efb These are questions I can't answer. My guess is that they want to give Ellis more ABs before they pull him. Can't imagine they want him to spend too many innings squatting this early.
@Mike Petriello @jml2279 I know we love utility guys but you do need 8 regulars. Is his bat not good enough (or doesn't project to be good enough) to stick everyday?
Are there any other 3B options in our minors system? Enrique Hernandez maybe?
@JFK03 @capnsparrow @jml2279 How is it arrogant, it's saying I will give you money to wait 5 months. If someone offered you 10% more pay 5 months from now wouldn't you consider it?
1 month ago on Dodgers miss out on Yoan Moncada, possibly to spend big on July 2
I wonder what the price would have needed to be to get him to wait until July
@just Paul @jml2279 A trade of a SP is possible, but the signing of Beachy seems to be a non-factor.
1 month, 1 week ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher
@just Paul @jml2279 Yeah, but health timelines don't generally get sped up by three months. Very different fact sets.
The Beachy timetable in no way makes sense for a trade of a front-line starter. Zaidi says he expects Beachy to be ready around the All-Star Break. You don't trade to make a 4 man rotation. Beachy seems to be insurance for the inevitable pitcher injury.
@Purple Drank I think a key difference between Bills and Beachy is that Bills (when he was signed) seemed to be on a time table to be ready around opening day and as such could demand a starter spot. Beachy isn't in the same position. He should be ready around the all-star break, and so no team can guarantee him a spot.
1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking
@- Casey - Hopefully Don can get behind that idea, I'm concerned it will be a job to be won in Spring Training
1 month, 1 week ago on Closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after surgery on left foot
@DodgerDodger @jml2279 True revenue sharing between teams, if financial parity is the actual goal.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Best Tools
@DodgerDodger @jml2279 There are other ways to correct for imbalances in teams accounts. Drafts primarily serve as a way of depressing wages by removing bargaining power from labor.
@DodgerDodger no, just abolish the draft and allow the market to determine how teams sign players.
So that's why he hasn't been traded
@Jeremy_N @Dustin Nosler Southern University in Baton Rouge
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: The Top 10
@Jeremy_N http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=deleon008josCollege, according to BB-Ref
@Purple Drank I stand corrected
2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 75-51
@Trevor The Editor Yeah, but that's a massive mismatch in value
2 months, 1 week ago on Enjoy Your Last Year of Zack Greinke, Probably
@Batted Bob Just Seager? In a heartbeat
@Batted Bob @jml2279 Could very well see the Nats trading him after the Scherzer deal
@Batted Bob Strasburg
I'm always super impressed by the depth of Dutin's knowledge. It's one thing to know the AAA and the important AA prospects, but to know the Quakes and Loons? Amazing
2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: Introduction
My concern is that he's drawing such a high O-Swing because the scouting report is telling batters to swing away because he's not a very good pitcher.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?
I assume that if Kershaw and AJ get drinks, Kershaw pays
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right Nerds Want The Right Yoan
Do you think the fact that they want to clear out League means that they don't believe that his second half numbers are for real? The guy induces a lot of ground balls and that should play a lot better with our new defense up the middle.
3 months, 1 week ago on Look How Different The Dodgers Roster Is Now
@DBrim @Lobo another starter has to be a guy with options right? No way anyone of quality is going to sign a deal and willingly start in the minors
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official
@capnsparrow I think they keep League (assuming that's who you're referring to), guy gets a lot of grounders and should look a lot better with Rollins and Kendrick scooping them up
@Disgruntled Goat I'm honestly amazed that a human umpire can even come close to calling the game correctly
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable
@Mike Petriello @DKD I agree with everything but the irrational. AJ has done much to earn our love.
@Technogit I think Kemp is in SD because advanced metrics hate him on defense and we don't have a DH spot. I'm actually surprised there wasn't more interest from AL clubs.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Andre Ethier
Surprise Mike didn't mention that through his agent he's told the Dodgers he wants to start either with the Dodgers or elsewhere
@BlueMarvin hardly misc parts, it's almost as if baseball players do more than just bat
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin
@BlueMarvin Didn't realize Kendrick, Grandal, and Rollins were misc parts
Wouldn't be surprised if we see some relief depth come back in an outfielder trade.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Dodger Bullpen Won’t Be Making A Big-Money Addition
But can he keep up with the other 3 in the batting competition?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes
@Dodgers Nerd backyard baseball is probably about the right level for him, I played it a long time ago there's probably a more recent version out.
4 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers Acquire Mike Bolsinger, A Name You’ve Now Heard Of
Too many geeks in the kitchen. #AmIDoingItRight?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Gabe Kapler reportedly hired as Farm Director, front office shuffle continues
Is there any world where we don't give Hanley a QO?
5 months ago on Offseason Dates To Remember
@Literally PFP @Tymathee @jml2279 Yeah, seems like real value to a cost conscious team willing to take a risk that he can continue producing.
5 months, 1 week ago on What If The Dodgers Sold High On Dee Gordon?
@Tymathee @Literally PFP @jml2279 Thanks, was just trying to think about his trade value to cost conscious teams.
How many more cheap controllable years does Dee have left?
@Mike Petriello Are you going to be giving out letter grades with the year in review?
5 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis
@BlueMarvin Andruw Jones finally off the payroll
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Resetting the Dodgers 40-Man Roster For The Winter
Betting line for Ned and/or Don returning next season?
5 months, 3 weeks ago on So Long, 2014
@InsideThePark (10 Games) I feel like it depends on both scores. If Kershaw is getting knocked around, obviously he comes out. If Shelby Miller gets knocked around he also probably comes out around 5-6. If it's a 0-0 or 1-1 tie I think he stays in a long time.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM