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@P_F_P  Saw Punto yesterday, BTW.  He said hello.

7 hours, 9 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Disgruntled Goat  Depends.  What do we give up?  You know how this works.

7 hours, 25 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Beware of the Leopard @BlueMarvin @Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year)  Would make more money selling cars, I think.

7 hours, 26 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Mike Petriello  (note WAR and FIP, even this year)

7 hours, 28 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@InsideThePark (Academy Rd)  So... wait.... no Kemp but yes Lester means... JOC!  NOOOO!!!!  *fret fret fret fret*

(that was for Drank)

7 hours, 30 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Beware of the Leopard @Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year)  Wow, I was just thinking yesterday I wonder if Billy Ashley is selling cars now or something... and then someone mentions him today.  Whoa.  #mindblown

7 hours, 31 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @BlueMarvin @P_F_P  Fact: Dave Stewart has been claiming that it could be a good thing for the Dodgers to move Kemp, and suggesting his client is unhappy as a Dodger.  Fact: Matt Kemp has not disputed these comments from his agent, but instead has insisted that he's a center fielder and will play there again someday.  Fact: the Dodgers have too many overpaid outfielders.  Fact: there is a trade deadline in two days.  That may not be enough to know anything really in terms of the ultimate outcome re: Kemp, but, it does create a little smoke.

7 hours, 34 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Hoze @BIah SSS

7 hours, 38 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Hoze @Disgruntled Goat  I kind of want an annoying deadline at this point, since I don't see any significant moves happening without us losing something none of us want to move.  I think I'll go for a couple of relievers and that's the end of it.

7 hours, 39 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@P_F_P @BlueMarvin  I'm aware of that.  Our FO is not from the McCourt days, they're not stupid.  They don't have loose lips.  They wouldn't talk.  But like I said before, I can't imagine a scenario where Kemp is happy, doesn't want to go anywhere, knows his agent is mouthing off about how a move is a good thing, and just allows it.  Either 1) Kemp just wants to apply pressure to make sure he plays everyday, or 2) what Dave is saying represents his client's wishes.

7 hours, 41 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Pie Fucker @BlueMarvin @Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @Lobo @P_F_P  I don't take advice from a Pie Fucker.  But to be serious, Mr. Fucker, if you think it's irrational to wonder if Kemp's gonna get moved, then, well, I don't know what to tell you honestly.

7 hours, 44 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@TheConman @Disgruntled Goat  Was gonna say.  :)

7 hours, 46 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @BlueMarvin @Lobo @P_F_P  I enjoy what's good, fret about what isn't... balance, Mr. Drank, if the key to longevity.  ;)

7 hours, 47 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@P_F_P @BlueMarvin  I don't recall anything like this since the Jeff Kent days, do you?

7 hours, 48 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@P_F_P @BlueMarvin  Well, it was meant to be "just suppose for a second for the sake of discussion this is right" ... apparently I communicated poorly.

7 hours, 48 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @BlueMarvin @Lobo @P_F_P  I don't, that's just the narrative some of you push when I do in fact fret.

7 hours, 49 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Lobo @BlueMarvin @P_F_P  Don't you think Kemp would shut him up if it weren't true?  Or counter it?

7 hours, 51 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@P_F_P @BlueMarvin  Not so much the guy I take seriously... it's just the talk about Kemp having problems with the organization, all the Stewart mouthing off, etc... now THAT, I take seriously.  Typically when that happens in baseball, a guy gets moved.

7 hours, 52 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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So the geezer says we're moving Kemp, maybe tonight.  Cynics say that means we're keeping him.  But let's say it happens, and let's say it happens with Boston.  I'm hopeful that means Lester, not Lackey.  So let's say we get Lester back in a big trade involving a number of parts.  Pitching obviously takes a leap forward.  But what happens to offense?  How do we replace Kemp's bat?  Maybe if Joc is called up but 1) that assumes he's not traded too, and 2) a lot to put on a rookie this time of year.  I guess what I'm trying to say is can someone offer any hope that it wouldn't mean Ethier plays regularly again?

7 hours, 54 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @BlueMarvin  He's been playing in CF for much of the year, and he should be in right or left, not center.  Plus, defensive metrics are flawed anyway.  These GMs would have to be suggesting that Kemp, a superior hitter with upside still, and former gold glove winner who COULD improve on D too as he gets healthy and plays RF, is DRASTICALLY less valuable than Victorino because of defense in CF this year.  I don't see any argument at ALL for that.  Kemp would be pursued with pretty strong interest if he were a FA at the end of this year, I have no doubt.

7 hours, 58 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Jobu  PLUS.... Victorino has pretty much no upside, whereas there's a good argument that Kemp will get even better.

8 hours, 7 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Jobu @BlueMarvin  Plus, the DH spot exists in the AL, and Kemp shouldn't be played in CF like he has been, so I don't buy the defense excuse.

8 hours, 8 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) That was supposed to end in a ? not a .

8 hours, 10 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @BlueMarvin  You see a $26M difference between Kemp and Victorino cause of D.

8 hours, 10 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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Just wanted to say re: all the dumb ass GMs who claim all that Kemp is worth is two years and 16 million.... THIS happened not long ago:

http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8710359/shane-victorino-boston-red-sox-agree-39-million-contract-source

Victorino's line the year prior to that deal:  .255 .321 .383

Either these GMs are full of shit, or else the journalists are asking GMs who have no need of an outfielder.

8 hours, 12 minutes ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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You just missed a double play courtesy Nick Punto. lol

1 day, 3 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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My "view" at the Astros/A's game. Just say NO to crack!

http://imgur.com/sNT7DKT

1 day, 3 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@RA_S   WTF is this?  Was this a joke, or is that guy just clueless?

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year)  But... at least we didn't sign Uggla to start at 2B.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year)  I'm an "option" too.  But, that wouldn't go well either.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@#needshitforcycle  Kemp for Kim Kardashian, who replaced Steiner.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@BIah  *should be three

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@BIah  Two Cy Youngs ago.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@fallenduck  Do you remember FP Santangelo? That's Goat.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @moneynow27 Beverages are not inanimate, they splosh around.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@moneynow27 Well, AJ is, you ever see him run?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @BlueMarvin  They're similar pitchers in terms of effectiveness, no?  I think I like Greinke a little better though.  But let's say they're both pitching like they are now.  Greinke opts out.  Some team makes a big push to sign him.  Do you think the Dodgers match and pull out all the stops to keep Greinke?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @BlueMarvin Hamels or Greinke?  Cause, the only way Greinke realistically opts out is if he's pitching really well.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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So... possible side effect of signing Hamels... losing Greinke?  Consider... let's say Greinke opts out, and we have no Hamels.  It's reasonable to assume the Dodgers would make every effort in that case to bring Greinke back.  Now let's say Greinke opts out and Hamels as a Dodger exists... do they still make the best offer possible for Greinke?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year)  Depends on what the Dodgers would say was the financial impact of that trade in terms of the club being able to do things going forward.  Can we include Ethier?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin  OK, well in that case... I think this only reinforces what you already said, which is he's most valuable staying put.  Cause, dumping Seager for example just to move a useful hitter who's our second-best outfielder would only make sense if a) we have something a lot better to take his place (and don't say Joc cause we don't have to move Kemp to play Joc) or b) the Dodgers were having financial restraints with salary at current levels and it was vital to cut costs.  And eating all that salary to dump him for nothing ALSO doesn't improve our offense, likely.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin  OK, well I'll re-read, it sounded like he ignored the obvious answer.. but if that was the point, to basically say "aside from that, HERE are the options," then sure.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin  The problem is his analysis is all based on dollar values, and doesn't really ask what you very properly DID address well in your article, which is: what's the best course of action with respect to Kemp if the Dodgers want to be the best team they can reasonably be right now.  And since they aren't going to DFA him and then sign Stanton, or something similar, and since he can't bring back big talent, and since he's useful to our offense, the best course of action is to KEEP him right where he is.

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin  He also says how Kemp is so unhappy, and makes it sound like a move HAS to happen, and concludes with: "Unless another front office grows incredibly desperate, the Dodgers are going to have to either sacrifice a lot of money, or sacrifice the prospect equivalent."

1 day, 9 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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"Which is a pretty damn close match for Matt Kemp’s calculated negative value over the life of his contract. Which leads us to a hell of a conclusion: based on these numbers, there’s an argument to be made that it would make sense for the Dodgers to trade Kemp and one of their top prospects for nothing." -- this is really not smart, with apologies to FG writer.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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