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I tried to listen to this, but you guys really need to tighten up the programming and cut the nervous humor by about 75-100%. I know that you're both knowledgeable and I'd like to see that come through more. Just some friendly constructive criticism.
1 day, 12 hours ago on Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 99 – NLDS, Andrew Friedman, AFL
Very fair post. Good to see Mattingly dialing back the bunting. I wish I had a good sense of how much he was bunting this season, but I was only able to watch like 20 games. Thanks TWC! At least he shows the capacity to learn ...
5 days, 13 hours ago on An Area of Improvement for Don Mattingly
The scouting/player development crew has really stepped it up the last couple years. Great to see recognition for their hard work.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Plenty of Dodgers’ prospects on BA’s postseason Top 20 lists
@Tymathee @ABSmileBunch @ngross32 Yeah, I get it and maybe I shouldn't be negative at all because the quality of this blog is outstanding. A post about our new exec possibly doing something we don't like in the future just kinda feels like filler. Good filler, though! Positive!
6 days, 12 hours ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You
I absolutely love this blog, but this piece isn't doing it for me. Of course Friedman will make a bad move, no one's perfect. Hell, Ned ran into some good moves. Obviously, it's a matter of overall track record. Dodger news went from white hot to stone cold, but this read made me say "duh, which is a word I don't use often.
@Tymathee We can still blame him for Chris Perez, Paul Maholm, Brian Wilson and Jamey Wright.
1 week ago on Ned Colletti was a lame duck GM & Andrew Friedman now moves the Dodgers forward
Even if you eat 75% of CC's or Ethier's contracts, you're still saving some salary and also doesn't that reduce our luxury tax bill?
1 week, 4 days ago on Are The Dodgers Really Going To Dump Payroll?
@Purple Drank @ngross32 NO, for the last time, Tara doesn't live here anymore!
1 month, 1 week ago on Carlos Frias could positively impact Dodgers now, in postseason
@Purple Drank Why is Roger Goodell calling that guy from Friday Night Lights?
@Mike Petriello @ngross32 factoring in offense, not sure I agree with that.
1 month, 1 week ago on On Why The Dodgers Have To Deal With Hanley Ramirez’ Awful Defense
What about just swapping Ramirez and Uribe?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Rays player the Dodgers should be after isn’t David Price
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers well-represented on BA and BP midseason Top 50 prospects list
This move is so obvious the article could have just been one line telling us that you support it. Dump this punk and bring up Yimi or Paco. When Uribe's back, we still have Romak, Rojas and Triunfel on our active roster and squarely in need of removal.
4 months, 1 week ago on What’s The Upside Of Keeping Chris Perez?
I have to think that we need to go over slot with our 1st rounder and/or we're looking for some value signs in the later rounds.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers take John Richy, Jeff Brigham, Jared Walker in rounds 3-5 of 2014 MLB Draft
@efb @ngross32 That works with an iPad?
5 months, 1 week ago on 2014 MLB Draft: Dodgers’ Big Board, v 1.0
Sadness. Was using SurfEasy VPN and MLB.tv for the Doyers on my iPad before, but it stopped working. Any suggestions?
Fist pump or take the L? Yes, both.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 3, Tigers 2: Let This Be The World Series, Please
I'm glad Joba took the L for that game, because his emphatic fist pump (after pitching ONE scoreless inning in what would become an April loss) really annoyed me.
@Lobo @JackedNate @Disgruntled Goat @Purple Drank @tpmerrill WTF?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Best Pitches Of 2013
@Catfishin You been able to get that to work on an iPad/wifi by the way?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Padres April 1, 2014: You Probably Can’t See This Game
This is why you break up lefties, Don.
someone recommend a proxy/VPN. GO!
Anyone have success with proxies/VPNs and MLB.tv? I tried a few options and failed miserably.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers’ A-ball affiliates announce 25-man rosters
@capnsparrow Plaschke can barely write at a junior high level. He's special and in a class all his own.
7 months ago on Javy Guerra And Seth Rosin Head Off Into The Sunset
@Mike Petriello @ngross32 fair point. Really, I just want Brandon League GONE.
Why even claim Rosin? I'm sure he likely won't turn out to be the next Rivera, but he had a great spring training and we had no room. I guess, why even bother? Just as injury depth?
I'm watching this game first thing Saturday Morning ... all I have to do is figure out proxies and how to load the game from MLB At Bat without seeing the score. Maybe the dog will help?
7 months ago on The Only Dodger Lineup You’ll Ever Need
@DBrim Well, interesting to see that someone with a reverse platoon split may actually somehow adjust to life as a platoon player and completely buck that trend ... not sure I buy it, but we'll see. Still wouldn't have minded Mark Ellis in this Role (777 career OPS v. LHP) and I have to think that we Guerrero MUST be up sooner rather than later. A month of seasoning in the minors is fine, but we've only got him under K for four years. There's no worries about his clock and he honestly looked to me like a better option than Dee already this ST.
7 months ago on Revisiting The Second Base Platoon
Why platoon Turner who actually has a reverse split?
7 months ago on Reminder: Second Basemen Bat Second
So are the Aussie games getting blacked out? If so, anyone have thoughts on a good VPN/IP app?
7 months, 1 week ago on The Mark McGwire effect on Dodgers’ hitters
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @ngross32 @Barney G Good talk.
7 months, 1 week ago on Mattingly Offers Minor Clues to Australia Roster
@Barney G @ngross32 Why do it at all? Why prepare him for a role that he has no business playing? I think it's clear that Gordon has won the 2B job. Since then, Donnie's hinted at him possibly leading off and now he has for the last few games... I understand it's ST, but even toying with that idea demonstrates a high level of incompetence.
Dee Gordon leading off is an example of why Donnie Baseball is CLUELESS.
Get Guerrero back out there!!! I can't believe they're handing the 2B job to Gordon considering his past performance and his Spring Training OPS of 600. At least let the spring play out ... way too early to see Gordon take that job.
Also, what is up with all the "hella" usage in these comments? That word is terrible and should not be used by any self-respecting Dodger fan. Even in jest. Seriously.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Paco Rodriguez’ Mechanical Fix
Will the MLBN delayed broadcast be blacked out?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on A case for Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke skipping the Dodgers’ Australia trip
Those are nice projections for SVS, which I assume must be taking into account that his ABs are coming mostly against lefties, but either way a 740-800 OPS platoon player is useful. I think SVS can carve out a nice playing nice spelling AGon and CC/Ethier and coming off the bench.
8 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Spring Training Preview: First base
@DBrim I get it. Seager doesn't have future 80 power ... that makes sense. Not 75 either. But 65, 70? No? I mean, he projects for 25-30 HRs. That would put him in the top 25 of ALL of MLB. That's a 60? It's not your fault, I'm just trying to understand this system, which maybe should just be changed to average and above and below.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Top 50 Dodgers’ prospects: No. 1-10
@Mike Petriello @ngross32 @Dustin NosIer That seems to then just push everyone closer to the middle, which makes the system less valuable to me.
@Dustin NosIer That's a ridiculously flawed system then. What is a 70 hit or an 80? 350 and 400? WTF?
@Mike Petriello @efb What about a 65, though?
The highest future rating that you gave to anyone's tools was a 60. Is that normal? I feel like you were very conservative on your numerical ratings and they didn't perfectly match up with your written assessments. Otherwise, wonderful job and great read!
Nice article, Chad. Punto getting $3M made his decision a bit easier, but still puzzling for a team with a payroll approaching $300M. Ellis still had value - I'm not sure why we didn't pick up his option and at worst trade him during ST.
Also, I see the comments section has taken on the MSTI super weird flavor. Fun.
9 months ago on With Attention Focused on Masahiro Tanaka, Utility Infield Remains Dodgers Biggest Hole
@Mike Petriello @Catfishin I loved LOVED Baseball Stars. What was that women's softball team called?
9 months, 1 week ago on MLB Reportedly Approves SNLA, Mainly To Funnel Dollars To Clayton Kershaw
NEW POST NEW POST!!!
9 months, 1 week ago on So Hey, Think About Michael Young, Starting At Second Base
Anyone that's seen Dee Gordon play that thinks he can contribute is deluding themselves.
9 months, 1 week ago on So The Dodgers Really Did Want Every Closer Ever
@RedBlue_White That's pretty funny. I like how it's a list of "10 reasons" that only counts down from 10 to 5, yet people still don't get that it's a joke.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #40: RP Peter Moylan
I vote that we call this guy "Bag" ...
10 months, 2 weeks ago on No News Is Good News