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@InsideThePark that's almost a full home run trot.  I'd probably guess Grandal, A-Gon, Ellis

10 hours, 20 minutes ago on Dodgers @ Padres April 25, 2015: Brandon McCarthy and strikeouts

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@DBrim He does have the downside (compared to a standard 1 year contract) that if he turns into a pumpkin you don't get rid of him at the end of the season.

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

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@Mike Petriello @jml2279 @moneynow27 ah, I guess I just assumed because Ned used an opt out in like every contract

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

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@moneynow27 AG has an opt out this year, right?

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

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@Mike Petriello Yeah, at least one ball I saw go through the gap yesterday that I thought Uribe would have had.

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

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@Mike Petriello @Dave! (Or Justin Turner, Maybe) Which is scarier, Guerrero and Turner on the left side or Guerrero and Uribe on the left side?

1 day, 21 hours ago on The Alex Guerrero Problem Is A Great Problem To Have

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@ABSmileBunch If you have an office large enough to have an HR department, bring it up to them.  Their job is dealing with conflicts like this.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Update on Dodgers’ potentially big July 2 plans

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@Emergiq @Dustin Nosler Draft structures primarily exist to depress compensation of labor

3 days, 21 hours ago on Update on Dodgers’ potentially big July 2 plans

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@Dustin Nosler Presumably, the Union should get something out of such a concession.  I think it depends on what they get out of the CBA

3 days, 21 hours ago on Update on Dodgers’ potentially big July 2 plans

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Man, that shouldn't count as an earned run

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Padres @ Dodgers April 7, 2015: The Real Start Of The Season

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What's incredible to me is how frequently Dee ended up in that 0-2 hole.  I'd love to see rate stats on that and see if that's just due to PA .

3 weeks, 1 day ago on How Dodgers’ hitters and pitchers fared ‘After 0-2′

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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.

1 month, 1 week ago on Still Happy To Have Enrique Hernandez

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Do we have a "swingman?"  I wonder if Bedard sneaks onto the roster for this reason.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Quiet Camp Leads To Simple Opening Day Roster Projection

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@TheOcelot @jml2279 @efb It hit leadoff most of last year

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Alex Guerrero more important now with Hector Olivera injury

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@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.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Alex Guerrero more important now with Hector Olivera injury

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@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?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Alex Guerrero more important now with Hector Olivera injury

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Are there any other 3B options in our minors system?  Enrique Hernandez maybe?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Alex Guerrero more important now with Hector Olivera injury

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@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?

2 months ago on Dodgers miss out on Yoan Moncada, possibly to spend big on July 2

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I wonder what the price would have needed to be to get him to wait until July

2 months ago on Dodgers miss out on Yoan Moncada, possibly to spend big on July 2

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@just Paul  @jml2279 A trade of a SP is possible, but the signing of Beachy seems to be a non-factor.

2 months ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher

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@just Paul  @jml2279 Yeah, but health timelines don't generally get sped up by three months.  Very different fact sets.

2 months ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher

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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.

2 months ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher

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@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.

2 months ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@- Casey - Hopefully Don can get behind that idea, I'm concerned it will be a job to be won in Spring Training

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

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@DodgerDodger @jml2279 True revenue sharing between teams, if financial parity is the actual goal.

2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Best Tools

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@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.

2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Best Tools

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@DodgerDodger no, just abolish the draft and allow the market to determine how teams sign players.

2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Best Tools

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@Jeremy_N @Dustin Nosler Southern University in Baton Rouge

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: The Top 10

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@Trevor The Editor Yeah, but that's a massive mismatch in value

3 months ago on Enjoy Your Last Year of Zack Greinke, Probably

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@Batted Bob Just Seager?  In a heartbeat

3 months ago on Enjoy Your Last Year of Zack Greinke, Probably

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@Batted Bob @jml2279 Could very well see the Nats trading him after the Scherzer deal

3 months ago on Enjoy Your Last Year of Zack Greinke, Probably

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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

3 months ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: Introduction

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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I assume that if Kershaw and AJ get drinks, Kershaw pays

3 months, 1 week ago on The Right Nerds Want The Right Yoan

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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.

4 months ago on Look How Different The Dodgers Roster Is Now

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@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

4 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

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@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

4 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers DFA Brian Wilson, make Brandon McCarthy official

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@Disgruntled Goat I'm honestly amazed that a human umpire can even come close to calling the game correctly

4 months, 1 week ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable

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@Mike Petriello @DKD I agree with everything but the irrational.  AJ has done much to earn our love.

4 months, 1 week ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable

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@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.

4 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Andre Ethier

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Surprise Mike didn't mention that through his agent he's told the Dodgers he wants to start either with the Dodgers or elsewhere

4 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Andre Ethier

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@BlueMarvin hardly misc parts, it's almost as if baseball players do more than just bat

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin

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@BlueMarvin Didn't realize Kendrick, Grandal, and Rollins were misc parts

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin

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