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The photo in this post reminds me of a bigfoot sighting photo.  Is Olivera real!?

3 days, 2 hours ago on Dodgers bet heavily on Hector Olivera’s elbow holding up

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Is it wrong or sad that I don't care at all about Brandon League getting an MRI?

3 days, 7 hours ago on Dodgers bet heavily on Hector Olivera’s elbow holding up

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Did you pick 2018 so that you didn't have to consider Ethier and/or CC?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Projected 2018 lineup

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That was a pretty dinger.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Joc Pederson Destroyed A Baseball

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@Superba Man, those looked like balls.  Haha!

3 weeks, 2 days ago on What Can Statcast Teach Us About the Dodgers?

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Wow, Urias.


3 weeks, 2 days ago on What Can Statcast Teach Us About the Dodgers?

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@Dave! (Or Justin Turner, Maybe) @ngross32 @Tynee Tym @Batted Bob @Purple Drank Thanks.  I want video as well.  Trying to determine if I should get Extra Innings or MLB.tv ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

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@Disgruntled Goat @Purple Drank For those of us in LA ... to get the monthly or season pass ... hmmm.  What are the odds that two corporate greedy giants will work out a rights deal within 4 months when we've heard nothing about it for years?  Even if they do, what are the odds MLB.tv will actually cancel my monthly subscription without a huge hassle in time for me to realize savings?  Season pass it is!  

3 weeks, 4 days ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

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Are blackout rules in effect for Spring Training?  I have a Chicago-based VPN, which might conflict with the White Sox' rights.  Argh.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

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@Purple Drank @ngross32 This I know.  Does BA always look like that, though?

1 month ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips

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OK, the selection of that photo.  Are you purposely trying to show someone who is injury-prone looking out of shape and awkward?  If so, raise the banner: mission accomplished.

1 month ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips

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I think the Llama escape is way better than this dress color BS.

1 month ago on Joel Peralta’s sore shoulder could open Dodgers’ closer spot for others

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@Disgruntled Goat What is going on with this BS?  Is someone circulating two pictures?  Who the hell is looking at the same picture and seeing different colors?  That dress is clearly red and mauve.

1 month ago on Joel Peralta’s sore shoulder could open Dodgers’ closer spot for others

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Just did the exact same combo.

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

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@PagansOedipalComplex @ngross32 Agreed.  Even if he dominates AA over 130-150 IP, I'd still want him in AAA in 2016.  At least to start the season.

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

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@Mike Petriello What is that?  Is that an LA station?

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

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I say we stash Urias for all of 2015 and all of 2016.  Dude has topped out at 87 IP at High-A.  Let's get him over 100 this year at High-A/AA and then keep stretching him out in 2016 in AAA if all goes well.  Calling him up early is just plain stupid.  If he breaks camp with us in 2017, he'll be TWENTY.

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

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Seriously. If Beachy were a legit replacement for Greinke/Ryu and not just depth, he would have signed before ST for more that $2.75M. What a stupid article.

1 month ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher

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I say we take this opportunity to ditch the whole "closer" label and just use the best reliever for the matchup every time.

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

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Good post, Brimsef.

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

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@Mike Petriello @ngross32 What is this a test!?  Fine, ok, you did.  Any other decent depth options out there?  I'm not loving our SP depth and rotation health.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Guess At the 2015 Oklahoma City Roster: Pitchers

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So, is Bolsinger converted to the BP or will we just keep his arm fresh in case we need someone to step into the rotation?  Also, what about Bedard?  If he doesn't make the squad out of ST, is he cut?  I thought he'd be AAA-bound.  Do you look at our AAA rotation slotting as our depth chart?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Guess At the 2015 Oklahoma City Roster: Pitchers

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Enjoy much!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: The Top 10

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That picture of Yimi Garcia looks nothing like what I remember of him ... then I remembered that I actually wasn't able to watch the damn games last year, which is the only time he pitched in the majors.  Lame.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Yimi Garcia

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Would you give an incentive-laden contract to Joba Chamberlain right now?  One year deal.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Guess At the 2015 Oklahoma City Roster: Hitters

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@Mike Petriello haha is Lasorda the Hutt trying to force choke Brandon in that photo?  

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

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@Iron Man Returns Is that Greinke for "I love LA"?

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

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@BlueDuck 99!  J/k.  93.6

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 30-21

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@BIah BLURRY!  Why do you need to see?  Also, "during the intimacies"?  You can do better than that.  That seems like what Richard Simmons would say in front of his parents.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

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@juanhenry Also, Lyons.  Good call.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

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@juanhenry He's just actually a moron ... Dilbeck;s a dick like Simers was ... I'm talking about legitimate morons.  Reynolds is up there.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

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@juanhenry The only one I'll give you is Reynolds.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

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Is there a bigger idiot in sports than David Vasseigh?  Why the hell does he get to be on Dodger Talk?  And listening to Kevin Kennedy trying to explain international signing rules was like listening to Forrest Gump explain differential equations.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

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@- Casey - @ngross32 @PagansOedipalComplex Sure.  I get that.  Not saying I'd make the move, just curious what our plan is if Uribe goes down.  I don't see many options.

2 months ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?

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@DBrim That's good to know.

2 months ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?

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@PagansOedipalComplex @- Casey - @ngross32 What's the difference between 26 and 27?  I mean, looks like the plan is to have him come up some time next year.  I get that he needs more seasoning, but we're pretty thin behind a fairly OLD infield.  We've got potentially JT and Barney, then maybe Sweeney that could tackle 2B?  I'm just not even sure who would play 3B if Uribe went down.

2 months ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?

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What do we do if Seager's killing it, Rollins is killing it and Uribe goes down for an extended period?  Will it be JT or would we bring Seager up to play 3B?

2 months ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?

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Wow. Way to hold your liquor.

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers Avoid Arbitration Entirely, Because Dodgers

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@Dustin Nosler @ngross32 I am slightly confused as to how long Rollins will stick with this club.  If Seager continues to be an unstoppable force and Rollins is mediocre in LA, do we bring Seager up at some point in 2015 to play SS and move Rollins to super-UTIL?  If Seager is the jam and Rollins is providing good value at SS, do we think about Seager at 3B if Uribe regresses?


I liked the flexibility with Seager before, but now management has said: "He's our SS of the future."  Obviously that can change, but it seems like for the time being the plan is to have Seager take over for Rollins when the former looks ready and the latter looks done.  With that said, it's hard to see Rollins lasting longer than one season here, but maybe I'm wrong.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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Yeah, I neglected to say in my earlier comments, but very good post.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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@Dustin Nosler Seriously right?  Either that's our plan or the plan is NOTHING.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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@Tymathee Is this a side effect from over-exposure to grit?  Interesting ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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I'm picturing Steve Dilbeck reading this article, having no idea how to respond, and just yelling "NERDS!!!" as he opens up word perfect to draft another analytics-bashing opus.


Chances are Mike Bolsinger won't amount to much, but I like to think that we have some serious thought going into these fringe roster acquisitions and hopefully Zaidi is improving our chances of these lottery ticket-type players.  

2 months, 2 weeks ago on What is a Mike Bolsinger?

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