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Losing, not just sending down (which is bad enough) somebody like Rosin in order to keep League is exactly what is wrong with the attitude of "I don't care how much they spend, It's not my money," That philosophy only works when the spent money just means spending the money. It doesn't work when it also results in really bad choices down the line. It's bad enough to have to keep League and sending down somebody that is better. But to have to lose a player completely out of the organization is not defensible.
1 week, 1 day ago on Liking Seth Rosin Is Just Going To Make It Harder To Let Him Go
I think I'm ready to give up the draft choice and go with Drew
1 month, 1 week ago on Emilio Bonifacio, Yet Another Potential Utility Infielder
@Lobo @DodgerDoodle They HAVE two SS. They'll just need to play one at 2B which doesn't always work
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Third Base Market Only Getting Tougher For Dodgers
1. Dodgers eat 90% of Either's salary and trade him to Texas for Andrus, cuz they have two SS
2. Rangers use saved money to sign Cano
3. Dodgers move 2014 MVP to 3B
Everything is so simple in my world
I wouldn't do that trade for 3 reasons: 1) Everyday players over 1/5 players, 2) Dodgers already have a lot of pitchers 3) Lot higher chance of Puig having a longer career than a pitcher.
However, i do agree with your pick for RoY. My tipping point is that Puig had a lot more 'bad' things happen. I think Fernandez was more consistently great. I'd pick Puig if the award was Most Valuable Rookie because i think that Puig was more valuable to the Dodgers than Fernandez was to Florida.
4 months ago on Yasiel Puig Isn’t Going To Win Rookie of the Year, And That’s Okay
I hate PEDs for a lot of reasons, but I don't want to debate that here. HOWEVER, if I were Dee Gordon I'd be jumping on that horse big time. At this point I'd risk a 50-game suspension if I thought I'd have any chance of getting just one good contract because at this point I don't see any other chance coming his way. Otherwise, he should be looking at high-school coaching opportunities.
4 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #8: SS Dee Gordon
Mike says: "had exactly — exactly — the year you would have anticipated, and while there was value in that, it also means he didn’t give you any more than you’d think. So, C+ it is."
Certainly don't disagree, but couldn't the exact -exact - same thing be said of A-Gon and he got a B? Teacher! You're not grading fairly
4 months, 1 week ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #6: 2B Mark Ellis
Really only thing we need to know: How's his bat flips?
Seriously, I think this is good in that the options to back up Hanley besides playing 2B are pretty limited.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Alexander Guerrero Will Be Good, Unless He Won’t Be
Love Jansen. Would also love, however, to hear some talk about wrapping up The Beard for a few seasons. Owning the 8th AND 9th might make it so even Mattingly could manage the pen.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Reminder: Kenley Jansen Is Still Awesome
After reading this article it now makes more sense why the Dodgers wanted to keep Marmol and Volquez instead of two lefties.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Key To A Dodger Miracle: Two Lefty Starters Lined Up
These are the same types of decisions Donnie has made the whole time he's managed the Dodgers. That's why he should have been fired in the May when it was reasonable. He's been bailed out time and again by the talent he has. I couldn't understand then and I don't understand now why people couldn't look at his choices and see that this guy is not a good manager. You shouldn't judge a manager by wins/losses any more than you should a pitcher. Now he IS costing games and now it's too late to fire him. Mattingly didn't become a better manager during the summer, his team played better. Even if the talent is enough to win this thing I hope he's not brought back.
5 months ago on NLCS Game 1: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2, That Was Awful
Van Slyke is the only guy who's not afraid to play next to Puig.
5 months, 1 week ago on Wanted: A Center Fielder for the Playoffs
If the Dodgers end up playing into the next round and face one of the WC teams, do they automatically get home field or does it go to best record?
5 months, 1 week ago on So You’re Facing the Braves in the Playoffs
The Great Todd Synder's "Statistician's Blues":
They say 3 percent of the people use 5 to 6 percent of their brain
97 percent use 3 percent and the rest goes down the drain
I'll never know which one I am but I'll bet you my last dime
99 percent think with 3 percent 100 percent of the time
65 percent of all the world's statistics are made up right there on the spot
82.4 percent of people believe 'em whether they're accurate statistics or not
I don't know what you believe but I do know there's no doubt
I need another double shot of something 90 proof
I got too much to think about
They say 74 percent of everything you learned in college is a bunch of bullshit you'll never need
83.4 percent of everything you got you bought to satisfy your greed
Because 91 percent of the world's population links possessions to success
Even though 88 percent of the wealthiest 1 percent of the population
Drinks to an alarming excess
More money, more stress
74 percent of all statisticians truly hate their fuckin job
The average bank robber lives within say about 20 miles of the bank that he robs
There's this little bank not far from here I've been watching now for a while
Lately all I can think about's how bad I wanna go out in style
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs Sept. 19, 2013: Clinch While No One Is Watching
I haven't been able to hear the name of the Dodgers starting pitcher from anyone who knows how to say his name.
I've even heard Volk?
6 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Rockies September 4, 2013: Why Not Drew Butera, Too?
@PagansOedipalComplex @DodgerDoodle You'd prefer Gordon? Sellers gave away about as many games as he played. I know Ryan is horrible, but not as horrible as those two guys
7 months, 1 week ago on The Hanley Ramirez Backup Plan
Get Brandon Ryan from the Mariners. He offers zero offense but at least he'll shore up the defense. The Mariners would probably just want to dump his salary. He's only signed thru the end of the year.
Certainly agree about Ramirez being the focal point of the offense, but Puig has been the focal point of the attitude. Swagger, aggressive, joy and the we're-gonna-win attitude that was 100% missing pre-Puig. The Cuban Sluggar.
7 months, 1 week ago on Hanley Ramirez Is On Pace For an 11.3 WAR Season
Time for a poll to pick a nickname for Puig.
Mike, maybe you could gather suggestions for a while and then have some voting?
The Cuban Sluggar? (you have to pronounce Sluggar to rhyme with Cigar)
There has to be some good ideas out there!
7 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 6, Cubs 4: All of the Homers
@DKDodgersI found this quote from a July 5th interview. Doesn't sound too bad:
MLB.com: Everybody asks you this, but is it still I year to
year thing on how long you want to continue doing this? You're going to
86 on Nov. 29.
Scully: Oh yes. I still enjoy it immensely. However, I don't
want to stay too long. After the All Star Game, sometime during the
first week of August, my wife and I will sit down and really see what
we're doing. The one thing that really bothers me: there's a lot of
fanfare about the job and the supposed glamour, but when you're married,
you're leaving your wife alone a lot. Even with me not doing games
outside of Arizona and California, that really bothers me. We're going
to have to talk about it.
8 months ago on Here’s Yasiel Puig Trying to Run to First Base Last Night