BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out)
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Pics will happen at the park tonight. Figured it would be a bad idea to snap pics of peoples' kids at my hotel. ;)
3 hours, 50 minutes ago on Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster
First time doing the Spring Training thing. Not even at a park yet but fans all over my hotel. Cute kid, maybe 7 yo, wearing a Puig shirt in line for breakfast ahead of me. His parents are Rockies fans but he met Puig once and the kid became an instant Dodgers fan. They say Puig is extremely nice. Fun atmosphere here.
4 hours, 15 minutes ago on Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster
@Math Space Cat Share, but make them pay to see it. :)
1 day, 2 hours ago on Dodgers bet heavily on Hector Olivera’s elbow holding up
If Dan Haren out-pitches Anderson, did we make a mistake giving him away and paying for it? Guessing the Gordon deal could have gotten done without Haren.
You guy see this? Just for fun:
1 day, 3 hours ago on Dodgers bet heavily on Hector Olivera’s elbow holding up
@Weston T Does that mean you won't participate in any future "bullpenis" jokes too, or is that a different issue?
1 day, 23 hours ago on Mailbag #22: Fifth starter concerns, Guerrero, Ethier, forgotten prospects
@efb @Purple Drank @Impressive Math Towel You mean... by people who have no respect for kids.
@TheConman @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) I'd really like extended looks at Santos, Aardsma, and potentially Adams too.
@moneynow27 @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) ... is he though?
@Impressive Math Towel You just made Gandhi's ghost cry.
I'm sure I'm late to this particular party but....
Gee, how tragic, more time for us to evaluate this giant pack of interesting relievers. :)
@PagansOedipalComplex @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Purple Drank This would be awesome, but we certainly can't count on that. This would be, obviously, a time for celebration for all Dodgers fans.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Mailbag #22: Fifth starter concerns, Guerrero, Ethier, forgotten prospects
@PagansOedipalComplex @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Purple Drank I meant 7-man pen, which should hopefully be clear by now. Just a simple mistake and didn't feel editing OP to correct my shame would be honest. :)
@Purple Drank @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) It's not the 40-man that I'm worried about.
@PagansOedipalComplex @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Purple Drank Another duck of the issue. ;)
@Purple Drank @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Sure, but that still doesn't provide a solution. :)
@Purple Drank @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Yes yes, I know that line of thinking, but as a baseball fan, thinking ahead is what we do... and I don't see any good options unless Ethier is gone somehow.
@Purple Drank @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Absent that, and absent moving Ethier, what's the option? Dumping Guerrero seems stupid given his potential, as does trading Turner just to make room for Olivera.
"I see the bench lining up this way (barring trades): A.J. Ellis, Andre Ethier, Guerrero, Turner and Van Slyke."
I know you guys are ducking this for now, cause you can given the time still, but... if there are no injuries, there's only ONE guy in that list I'd want to see moved to make room for Olivera, and that's the one guy we can't move. Any chance we go with the six-man pen if we can't move Ethier through some wizardry?
@uosɹədəɔıu sɹəƃpop ʎɹəʌ™ Anyone who thinks Kemp was "awful" is just plain wrong. And... he's gonna rake in 2015.
2 days, 17 hours ago on Dodgers Spend A Ton Of Money On Hector Olivera, Because They Can
@capnsparrow @Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Yeah I agree this also is a big factor that I left out. You're right, this matters too.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Dodgers Spend A Ton Of Money On Hector Olivera, Because They Can
@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) But the Padres had to know also, no? I mean, Logan White for starters. And they have doctors.
@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Which one can argue makes the Olivera signing even more frightening.
@B0Jang1es @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Mike Petriello Which is nice, but if age and injury is a concern for Kemp so much then it makes no sense going right there with Olivera, even for a third bagger. I feel more and more confident every day there were clubhouse issues with Kemp... who was right and who was wrong, no idea, but there had to be conflicts.
@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Well, explain Olivera then.
@Mike Petriello I say money had NOTHING whatsoever to do with it, nor age. Better primary reason is conflict, secondary is injury concern, third is defense.
@BehindOrangeLines @PagansOedipalComplex He's working his way back, took a late round gamble... hey, I was inspired by the McCarthy/Anderson gamble. ;)
@PagansOedipalComplex Yeah but I got him at like pick 160.
Rate my fantasy starting rotation, in a 12-person league: Lester, Zimmerman, Tanaka, J. Fernandez, Taijuan Walker. Good? Bad? Run for the hills? No Kershaw cause, well, I had first pick so I grabbed Trout, of course.
@DBrim @TheConman @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Yeah but maybe not enough to account for savings in the lux tax if it actually worked.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Dodgers Spend A Ton Of Money On Hector Olivera, Because They Can
@TheConman @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Ah, that would do it. Thanks.
I am 100% sure this would not work, but wondering what the rule is that would prevent it: 1) Sign Olivera to a 50m signing bonus and a minor league deal, 2) after a month in the minors promote him ... his annual salary being 2 million per year over 6 years. The reason: keeps "payroll" down. If this worked, teams would do it so... why does it NOT work?
@†ymathee @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) If he's at the park, he better play! ;) I was more wondering if they'd be able to get him into the US by then at all, sounds like no.
@Disgruntled Goat @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Ah, was wondering if that was the case.
@Disgruntled Goat @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) :(
As I'll be at the Giants/Dodgers game on Fri, any chance Olivera will be in the lineup or will this take time?
SO three things.
1) In your "A note on Moncada" part, you forgot to add something else that makes the comparison unfair. The team may prefer a collection of talent in the next round to just one guy this round. If that wasn't at play, guessing we'd have Moncada too.
2) I feel very confident that absent injury or loss of ear, Olivera supplants Uribe THIS year at 3B before the break, and for that money and given his age is already 30, he should.
3) NOW can we put it to rest any thought that the Kemp trade was about money, in case anyone still thought it was?
3 days ago on Dodgers Spend A Ton Of Money On Hector Olivera, Because They Can
OK, so I personally rank Seager as baseball's 8th best prospect. Now he's not even consensus top 7 anymore, much less top 6. Sure, you can choose to leave out my ranking to make him look better, as a result but then you're just using something akin to "arbitrary endpoints" to make your case.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospects, as ranked by others
@ABSmileBunch Fuck every single one of those guys... except Kemp.
@ABSmileBunch @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Just goes to show... sometimes the best guys aren't the obvious "toolsy" choices. :)
@nsxtasy @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Mike Petriello @DodgerBytes A good chance he gets hurt before he's dealt and his value goes the way of Cliff Lee. Amaro has really been playing with fire. Worst GM in baseball.
@Mike Petriello @DodgerBytes They really pushing the Hamels thing? I mean yeahhhh... why on Earth would we EVER do that? No way he's worth what Amaro clearly wants him to be worth, and paying that ransom when we look desperate would not be a good idea.
@ABSmileBunch @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) I mention him while thinking about Schebler really, wondering how often guys missed by scouts in "tools" evaluations manage to nonetheless become pretty good major leaguers. Epic, in the case of Piazza.
Did anyone think Mike Piazza had "tools" (other than power) during his time as a prospect, or did he just perform at all levels and therefore kept getting promoted?
@Tymathee I said something similar earlier, I agree with you, he's an interesting guy to watch.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospects, as ranked by others
@uosɹədəɔıu sɹəƃpop ʎɹəʌ™ I never believed it before, but I'm starting to think there really WAS a personality conflict issue with Kemp. I don't buy the defense argument, he's close to even in right or left, and his offense really more than makes up for any deficiencies when not in center. I don't buy the money issue anymore, not when we give 8 million to an underwhelming, unproven and likely to be nothing more that AroobyDooby's friend pitcher. I don't buy the injury issue either, cause he's likely to he healthy and productive for at least a few more years. I mean, all of the above I understand limit Kemp's value... but it's looking more and more like there's something else here. Jeff Kent lost favor as he clashed with young, up and coming star Kemp. Now I'm wondering if Kemp lost favor for clashing with Puig maybe? I dunno, but there has to be more here than we know.
Also, I missed any discussion on the new Cuban pitcher, so new I can't remember his name and too lazy to open another tab to re-read Chad's article. So... I couldn't help but think that us crapping out 8 million on a MINOR LEAGUE guy with really underwhelming results means one of two things, maybe both: 1) management must see something beyond the extremely unimpressive Cuban numbers, and 2) the Kemp trade definitely wasn't about money.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospects, as ranked by others
@Casey the DeliMan Santos has been interesting, at least in the box scores. Is he actually looking as good as his limited innings box scores have suggested, or is he just taking advantage of an extremely small sample size?
@efb @uosɹədəɔıu sɹəƃpop ʎɹəʌ™ Meh, still pretty easy to hate them. Those unis... yech.
OK so... seems like Schebler may be a tad under-valued. I'm guessing the numbers support the rank he's at, but man, seems like every time he's given a chance to prove himself on a bigger stage he comes through. I feel much better about him being a useful major leaguer at this point than, say, Anderson or Lee. Have high hopes for him.