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@TellMyWifeISaidHello if "former" GMs are included, we have like 4 of them already I think. ;)
1 day, 4 hours ago on Look At All These Mediocre Players Making What Andrew Friedman Is
"but it also comes back to what I’ve always said about the public’s perception of player salaries: Who cares?"
Well said. I've never understood why so many fans get pissed off when a guy gets paid. I guess it's jealously, I don't know what else it can be, or the big salary reminds the fans how little THEY are getting paid in comparison and they take their anger about that out on the players instead of on their employers.
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @BlueMarvin @Dustin Nosler I agree with this, I also think it won't be drastic. But to reduce payroll even gradually, I don't see how that works with also making big signings unless someone expensive drops off (enough of them to counter regular salary increases) or we trade expensive pieces. So because of this, I'm not expecting anything drastic this offseason.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Can Be A Free Agent If Traded, Unless He Can’t
@Dustin Nosler You guys always say that but, the ad system is not THAT clever in all cases. For example, I don't accept cookies from third party sites, only sites I've visited directly. So those common ad trackers don't work. I wipe my cache and history every time my browser closes, and I use private browsing. As a result, I regularly get weird ads. Which is how I prefer it. :)
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Dustin Nosler You say that but.... they've been pretty straight with fans about their plans in this regard, when it comes to player payroll. They've done pretty much everything they've said they'd do, and they're saying now they're going tor educe payroll. Why would we not believe them?
One thing I just haven't been able to get a feel for with Guerrero is exactly WHY he's so bad defensively. Is it an issue or range? Weak arm? Inaccurate arm? Butterfingers? Poor instincts? Several of these things? And do we really haev a large enough sample size, given his ear-ly injury troubles, to write him off at 2B for sure?
@Batted Bob @BlueMarvin This is probably true. Sigh.
1 day, 23 hours ago on What If The Dodgers Sold High On Dee Gordon?
@moneynow27 @BlueMarvin So thanks! :)
@moneynow27 @BlueMarvin Bought NLNK at like $27, I think. $39 now. :)
@moneynow27 Hey it's you! Your stock advice has made me good money so far.
@Batted Bob @BlueMarvin Dee's problem wasn't his arm at SS either, was it? I just remember him being generally not good.
Also, random idea that almost certainly has no merit but... any chance Hanley could play 2B better than he played SS?
@foldamort @BlueMarvin Well I thought about that. According to Stan, the Dodgers before Friedman were middle of the pack on advanced stats. Let's assume that's true. That means there are 1/2 the teams out there worse than we've been the last few years, so, let's start with those teams. ;)
This post had to happen, thanks for tackling it Mike. IF we can get something valuable for Gordon then I absolutely believe we have to move him before he gets exposed... again. If we can't get anything of value for him, then fine, we might as well keep him. To me, it's preferable to move Gordon if the market is there... I just don't have any clue what would be realistic to expect back for him.
@Mike Petriello @BlueMarvin Well, I guess what I'm asking is, if I know of writing jobs that don't involve sports, are you interested?
4 days, 1 hour ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: C A.J. Ellis
@Mike Petriello Just curious, are you only interested in a sportswriter job, or are you interested in writing jobs in general?
@KMT59 *WS ends
This post makes me think: "Awwww"
@Anime Ethier @LA_Woman @BlueMarvin Right, there is no one word for just the foot. :) Was a trick question.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Coming Soon: Season Reviews
@Anime Ethier Quick, what's the Japanese word for "foot," you never said before when I asked!
4 days, 22 hours ago on Coming Soon: Season Reviews
@Purple Drank @Disgruntled Goat @BlueMarvin You know you'd love it if it happened, don't lie. But after the bad news avalanche that was the NLDS, I understand if you're afraid to ever love again.
@Disgruntled Goat @BlueMarvin I'm still gonna hope. It helps to slightly dull the pain.
On the positive side of Giants news, some writer was saying Peavy has earned a three year deal now with his strong second half, and that the Giants are likely to give it to him. Oh please, oh please, oh please.
@Disgruntled Goat Did you get a haircut?
@Lobo @BlueMarvin @Dustin Nosler I agree that greed likely would mean this never happens, but I think it's the right thing to do regardless.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Coming Soon: Season Reviews
@Dustin Nosler Remove the WC totally and winning the division suddenly becomes really important again.
So as I watch the two possibly least-talented teams from all those that made the playoffs emerge as the World Series matchup, I'm starting to wonder if the WIldcard needs to go. I get why baseball wants to keep fans involved, but a Giants/Royals series kind of spits on the integrity of the regular season.
This post does a great job of making the idea of adding Byrnes really unappealing. Not stoked by this guy. Can't we do better?
6 days, 21 hours ago on Introducing Josh Byrnes, leading candidate to be Dodgers’ GM
@EephusBlue @DodgerDodger This person probably just needs to know how to nod and relay things. ;)
1 week, 1 day ago on An Area of Improvement for Don Mattingly
@EephusBlue Makes sense. Think they'll promote Ned from his advisory role to GM?
@Sugar-Free Generic Grape Soda @capnsparrow http://i.imgur.com/yn7BZ.jpg
@DodgersFan @EephusBlue Flagged
@ThtsaPaddlin A phone? This isn't 1970! They can beam the decisions straight to an iPhone watch instead!
*Don looks down, sees: "No, Don, no." Withdraws bunt sign.*
@capnsparrow Sad faces at 2-Year Contract Park. That would make the Series worth watching.
@Disgruntled Goat :(
@foldamort @BlueMarvin @Sad Towel Yeah, I agree with this. It was just one of those weird situations. I know the whole Puig getting benched thing is universally hated here, but I think I get why Don did it, Puig was not only getting out consistently the prior two games but almost always without even driving a ball or moving over runners. It looked like the Cards had successfully disrupted him with mind games.
@foldamort @BlueMarvin Ah, understood. But you aren't the only one, Brim also mentioned it briefly in his post: "if the Dodgers do get rid of him at this afternoon’s press conference I won’t be shedding any tears"
@Disgruntled Goat Not hanging out by the pool is definitely an option.
@foldamort I didn't get the impression that Don was on the way out... are there any signs of this, or is this speculation purely based on the fact that new guys often want to pick their own managers?
@Sad Towel He got on base twice that game. *
* please ignore the part where he got thrown out at 3B
@DBrim I once offered an opinion which essentially said that I'm OK with sexy characters in video games (and think many women are OK with this too) in response to someone here posting a video ripping that issue, not knowing anything about this GamerGate business, or the death threats, or the controversy, or any of that stuff. That led to me being attacked like I was some backwards sexist guy who hates women, and all kinds of other things that aren't true, which was extremely offensive, but whatever. The response was so vicious and so aggressive, you typically only see that thing when it comes to political or religious topics. So, obviously, for me at least, it makes no sense to discuss this topic here. Look what happened last time. So for that reason, this to me is... politics.
@DBrim Fair enough.
@ryus_hadouken @BlueMarvin Politics. :(
@DodgerDawg @BlueMarvin Yeah, he said "could be" ... was was curious what he thought.
@DBrim Politics. :(
Interesting stuff, thanks Brim. Could the change be more a matter of the bench coach than Don?
@DBrim As a Dodgers fan you should know... there's always next year.
1 week, 1 day ago on Plenty of Dodgers’ prospects on BA’s postseason Top 20 lists
@tsneddy (I hate the red turds) They didn't play THAT well against us... it's just a lot of really unlikely things happened at the exact right moment for them, either cause of luck or cause our pen is THAT bad or cause baseball. I still think we were the better team.
@PasadenaDodger It's just a dream, it isn't real.
@capnsparrow May your dream come true, Cap.