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@Mike Petriello mentioned in the same breath as Jon Heyman ... um, how's that feel?
1 day, 13 hours ago on Dodgers acquire Joel Peralta, Adam Liberatore for Jose Dominguez, Greg Harris
@Mike Petriello @capnsparrow Didn't he blow out his ACL 2 seasons ago, reinjure it last year and spend a good portion of the season (37/114 total games) at 1B? Can he handle C full-time?
3 days, 14 hours ago on Did The Dodgers Make A Mistake In Non-Tendering Russell Martin in 2010?
That makes zero sense to me. I'd rather pay for Lester or Scherzer.
6 days, 11 hours ago on Yasiel Puig & Drew Butera finally make Japan Series relevant to Dodgers fans
I am become death
1 week ago on Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Tiebreaker
@capnsparrow We all love AJ, but he doesn't have a long track record of success offensively. He's had only one full season of strong offensive performance, but otherwise it sure looks like he's in a three year slide. And by all accounts, he's terrible defensively. I want him around, but he's gotta take the back-up role otherwise we're looking at another weak spot in our lineup and in the field, which will be even harder to swallow without Hanley Ramirez.
1 week, 2 days ago on If not Russell Martin, then who will catch for the Dodgers?
@Weston T We seriously need to tank this season and get a top-5 pick, so I'm happy that Kobe's just bustin' loose. I want a fast-forward to spring 2015 and some Dodger baseball. That will take our minds of the Laker mess.
1 week, 3 days ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: 1B Adrian Gonzalez
@Moderately Excited Towel @capnsparrow Is that in the video? Where's the link?
1 week, 4 days ago on Dodgers Reportedly Add Three More To Front Office: Bream, Carr, Finley
@BIah @Bay_of_Puigs go somewhere relaxing and fun, avoid stuffy overpriced BS.
Outside of Shaikin (whose coverage of the McCourt scandal was fantastic) and Hernandez, the Times' Dodger coverage is awful. Remember the days of tearing through the sports section at breakfast with a coffee? Yeah, it's been a while and I rarely venture over to their online version.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on So about all that Dodgers front office ‘Geek Squad’ stuff
@ThtsaPaddlin Dude, give that guy whatever he wants. What a twitter winner.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Dodgers set to hire Billy Gasparino as scouting director
@Lobo @ngross32 I don't think this is going to happen, just saying it would be funny. The move from Ned Colletti to Friedman/Zaidi is like dumping the mom from Honey Boo Boo and hooking up with [choose your favorite: Christina Hendricks/Rachel McAdams/Jessica Biel/Jennifer Lawrence/Rihanna].
Now after all these fancy new hires, watch the new front office replace Mattingly with Dusty Baker, sign Darwin Barney to a 3/21 deal and sign four new past-their-prime closers, including Sergio Romo.
MLBTR has McCarthy in line for a 3-4 year deal at 10-12M per ... do you think he's likely to get that and is he worth the money?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Brandon McCarthy Is a Good Fit for the Dodgers
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Get To Know This Year’s Foreign Imports: Korea
This really is the Billy Beane story, but with a different ending. I wonder if Friedman asked for a piece of the Rays before jumping ship? The one telling thing I gleaned from all of Friedman's hiring interviews is how depressing it must have been to turn a perennial doormat into a winner, but still no one came to see it. That's the definition of futility.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Look At All These Mediocre Players Making What Andrew Friedman Is
@Mike Petriello @ngross32 @Dustin Nosler And none of the players acquired were that helpful either. I guess it was just two dummies trading useless pieces to one another? That Fausto trade may bite us one day, but I doubt either player we sent off will be a star.
@Dustin Nosler That article is terrific. It's easy to forget just HOW many moves Colletti made with Amaro and the fact that Amaro got the better of Colletti not once, but like five times is just ridiculous. If Ruben Amaro is a grade-A moron, what's Colletti?
@foldamort @ngross32 Hanley Ramirez is awful at SS and EA looks to be elite defensively. That upgrade should be massively greater than any potential downgrade from Dee (who is average) to Guerrero (who may be below average). The offensive impact may be huge, but that impact may be offset if Dee were to bring back, say, a decent catcher or relief arm.
1 month ago on What If The Dodgers Sold High On Dee Gordon?
@foldamort That's a huge upgrade defensively.
I like this thinking ...
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 month 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 ...
1 month 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.
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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 month, 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 month, 1 week ago on Are The Dodgers Really Going To Dump Payroll?
@Purple Drank @ngross32 NO, for the last time, Tara doesn't live here anymore!
2 months, 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.
2 months, 1 week ago on On Why The Dodgers Have To Deal With Hanley Ramirez’ Awful Defense
What about just swapping Ramirez and Uribe?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Rays player the Dodgers should be after isn’t David Price
4 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.
5 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.
5 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?
6 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.
7 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?
7 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?
7 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.
7 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.
8 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?