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YOU USED MY VIDEO!  I will be happy all weekend now!!  You guys rule!

2 days, 16 hours ago on Dodgers @ Padres August 29, 2014: Finding Hope for Dan Haren

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@Disgruntled Goat  Yeah but .... my version is responsible for getting Ethier benched!  (not really)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBb0W-yRP24

2 days, 22 hours ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@capnsparrow I like my Ethier version better though.  ;)

2 days, 23 hours ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@DBrim  What's his thoughts on who's regressing faster between Kershaw and Bills?

3 days, 2 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@BIah  It may yet have a happy ending though.  Plus, Bills is rich, so there's that.

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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Reading this Times article on Howell and how he was told he had a 15% chance to pitch again after a prior injury.  Can you imagine spending your childhood playing a sport, practicing all the time to be the best you can, all that time with a dad or coach or whatever, all the team practices and lessons, the trophies and the praise of everyone around you, the extra things it takes (plus the natural talent) to play at the elite levels of a competitive sport, it defines you, and then... all at once, it's all over.  I can't even imagine how that would feel.

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Purple Drank @BlueMarvin So far pretty awesome.  The weekend is close, which is a good thing.  And you?

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Purple Drank kind greetings, good sir

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Mike Petriello @Raul Franklin  This is so true.  They came up around the same time, the two new young guns.  Their wives hung out together.  They were always mentioned together.  I was hard not to link them as a fan, and Chad was gonna lose that unfair comparison, no doubt.

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@PagansOedipalComplex  #19's helmet flies off just from being touched on the arm.  lol

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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"And we’ll likely never see Billingsley in Dodger blue again." ... I'm not sure why this is necessarily true, although it could make sense.  I like Chad, and as long as he doesn't end up with another NL West team, I hope he finds a second half to his career.

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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New'd.  (When you post something in the previous thread, and then see "NEW!" right before your post is made.)

3 days, 3 hours ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@DBrim  Looks like when Verlander won it, he was the first starter in a quarter-century to do so?  Amazing.  FWIW, Olney said: "I would vote for Kershaw as NL MVP. As of today"

3 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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Also guys, although the playoffs might affect the votes at the end, it's looking more and more like Kershaw could win the NL MVP, I keep seeing buzz about this from writers.  Verlander was the last to win the MVP and Cy Young, no?

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@PagansOedipalComplex @BlueMarvin @DBrim  Nah not really, but I do stand ready to be amazed at what Hernandez actually cost us being more than what was originally expected.  If that's the case.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@PagansOedipalComplex @BlueMarvin  Not to mention he was one of two guys given up.  Will be interesting to see what Dustin has to say.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@DBrim  I look forward to reading it.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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Also I'm curious... what's everyone's thought on the newest PTBNL in the Hernandez trade?  I don't know a lot about him, but what I read made him sound like he was a bit much to give up.

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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Saw this headline and thought of Mike: "McCutchen admirably playing despite pain"

3 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@Lobo  From Ocarina or Time maybe?

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@TheConman  His head seems like it would go well on this body:

http://i.imgur.com/qTT9YZk.jpg

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Tymathee @BlueMarvin @P_F_P  I think it's to stop THIS from happening: 1) I post at someone: "Fuck off." 2) They post: "What the HELL man, you're such a prick, go fuck yourself, I'm sick of your comments."  3) I edit my original post to say: "Some sad news, my mother just passed away."

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Tymathee @BlueMarvin @P_F_P  And neither are getting DFAd, which is the point.  We're not getting an edit button.  :(

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@P_F_P  The Dodgers will DFA both Perez and Wilson before we get an edit button, amirite?

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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Heh, while I get their point, and they're right, what a shitty headline by the Times given the awesomeness of what it's really pointing at: "Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw puts in predictable performance in win"

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@moneynow27   Depend on Baez, I'd say.... but if I had to place money on it, I'd say Drank is right, get used to Wilson.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@PagansOedipalComplex  I wasn't aware of this, but it just adds to my thoughts about his limited trade value.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@moneynow27  @BlueMarvin @most valuable 0.2 fWAR  His trade value has to be limited.  He's not exactly cheap for an unproven bat with defensive questions.  We wouldn't get a lot for him in return right now, unlike Dee.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@P_F_P The question for me is, when you platoon, what effect does that have on the timing of both players?  Hard to get on a roll when you're constantly sitting.  That said... I know the A's have used it to great effect.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@most valuable 0.2 fWAR  I figured that reason is because he has a great bat, and we're having problems finding an opening in the IN so the utility role was being considered, not because they don't think he can play there.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@P_F_P @BlueMarvin @Tymathee @DINGERS!  Hah, is that what YOU thought when you saw him pitch?  I remember being extremely jazzed at his performance and expected big things.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Tymathee @BlueMarvin @DINGERS!  Plus that's not the point.  The point is, DeShields was considered very valuable and netted a nice return.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Tymathee @BlueMarvin @DINGERS!  Ah, we all knew he was really really good.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Tymathee @DINGERS!  A very similar player got the Expos a pitcher back named Pedro Martinez, so it's possible.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@moneynow27  @BlueMarvin @PagansOedipalComplex  The question is whether he can keep getting on case ... cause with his limited power, he needs to have a high OBP to be really useful.  He's like the Brewers... hard to believe the performance is as good as it's been, keep waiting for the fall that might not come anytime soon.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@moneynow27  @PagansOedipalComplex  Not 100% sure that Dee ended the conversation.  I mean, probably, but 1) he could get traded still, and 2) if he slumps badly, Guerrero is looming.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @most valuable 0.2 fWAR  How'd I miss that you're in TX?  Which city?  Guessing Austin.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Uncultured Bastard @BlueMarvin  Let's just leave it at this: he did a nice job reminding about the human element of this story, which sometimes gets lost in the numbers.

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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I like this post a lot but I'd have to write more than anyone would read to explain why.  So instead I'll just say: "Nice post, Mike, I really enjoyed it."

4 days, 2 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@OCDodger @BlueMarvin  Odd suggestion.  But perhaps I can take my iphone with me, and play some Plants vs Zombies ... and if anyone asks why it took so long, say: "That's kind of personal, I can't believe you asked me that!"

4 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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@OCDodger @BlueMarvin @Mike Petriello @capnsparrow   Well money aside, he's also doing a pretty solid job pitching, and pitchers like him don't grow on trees.  Even in this day and age when pitchers seem to be dominating hitters, it's odd how difficult it can be to add an impact arm to the rotation or the pen.

4 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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Yesterday I didn't get to the "damn I wish work was done and I could be free" feeling until the end of the day.  Today, it has started 48 mins into it.  Sigh.  Gonna be a long day.

4 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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@OCDodger @BlueMarvin @Mike Petriello @capnsparrow Yeah but Scherzer would be ahead of Ryu.  ;)  That said, will be hard to make that happen cause he's gonna get a LONG contract past the age when decline normally happens, and we've been wary of that lately.

4 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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