Dodger fan since birth 1981
Somewhere out there some savvy stock brokers made off pretty well on this news-breaking merger
6 months, 1 week ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.
Good bye everyone
@The Notorious VNDrank Maybe the Press conference tomorrow will shed some light
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Looks Even Better
@The Notorious VNDrank They need to tell their teams to stop trading away theirs
@DKDodgers $22M according to Heyman and MSTI
I wonder if there were any teams this year saving their pennies for a Kershaw 2014 sweepstakes
Does this contract mean Dodgers had more leverage than we thought? (I really thought it would be more) But HAPPY no matter what
Mike do you think Dodgers are expecting an increase in the Luxury Tax limit???
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Clayton Kershaw Signs For Only Some of The Years and Some Of The Dollars
Does Buster Onley article mean Dodgers are in rushed discussions with Kershaw for extension...so they can decide on Tanaka??
6 months, 2 weeks ago on So The Dodgers Really Did Want Every Closer Ever
Appreciate the comments... I know I'm stirring the pot with this Kershaw nonsense but as a fan I would always hope my team is thinking of every possible way to make the team better even if it might make us upset to lose some good people and players
7 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #39: RP J.P. Howell
@Weston Taylor not giving him more years*
@Lobo @PuigMode sinceJune3 I would only trade Kershaw if Tanaka was on team or if they would go for Price in free agency
@Weston Taylor @PuigMode sinceJune3 giving him more years is the same as not paying him enough....Not sure Kasten likes long term contracts to pitchers
@Weston Taylor @PuigMode sinceJune3 I would not really WANT to trade him. He's my favorite player on this team. But, if you will have to outbid the world to pay him and not have the financial flexibility to keep having a good team, then I would consider it
@Lobo @PuigMode sinceJune3 The question is....Does it drastically hurt their chances of winning a World Series? and would it improve their chances of winning later on?
@Kewldood69 He and his agent might be waiting to see what they get for Tanaka before they negotiate their deal
@BIah @PuigMode sinceJune3 It just seems that even though money should not be a problem to Dodgers, the smart move financially would be to trade Kemp or Kershaw for REALLY good prospects that would be mainstays in near future and allow them to compete today too
Question for you guys...BTW Merry Christmas!
If the Dodgers were to win the Tanaka sweepstakes and seeing as they will be stacked Starting Pitching by spring training...Would EVERYONE here be opposed to Dodgers continuing their "Phase II" and dealing Kershaw or an Kemp/Ethier for Prospects...
Thus having a good team plus being able to plan for the future
Home Alone 2
7 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #38: Shawn Tolleson
They must be phillipino or cambodian
Many things to say about today's reported signings...
First: Dodgers in 2013 won 92 games because of talent amassed by Colleti and Dodgers and outside of about 2 games pitching wasn't the problem in 2013 playoffs (this being a team with many innings given to likes of Schu, Punto, League, Ethier, Ellises)
Second: Signing Perez & Wright for one year deals to allow for better development of minor leaguers and signing them to dumpable deals gives deals low risk...
Third: Dodgers can now use depth in pitching to maybe trade for a better bench player than what there is in free agency
Finally: wright+league+Perez in back of bullpen > league+Dominguez+rosin
Removing top 5 of Jansen, Withrow, Wilson, Howell, Paco
7 months, 1 week ago on Of Course It’s Chris Perez
Yea I think it's gonna start with Chris Anderson and Tom Windle and Urias
Heard this mentioned on Twitter but it's Funny how people bring up how the Cardinal way is to bring up these cost controlled relief pitchers...and say why can't every team do this?
Thing is not many teams have the likes of Martinez, Rosenthal, Lynn, Kelly..which can all be either top 50 prospects or decent #3s at this point...
I don't think we can say that about any young cost controlled pitcher on Dodgers today
Plus who says Withrow is starting in ABQ?
That's be true if you consider Paco and Howell loogies which they're not
None of which will be in high leverage situations,.... Barring injuries
If necessary Dodgers can dump these guys
Not sure what all the fuss is about Dodgers signing Perez and Wright...rather have them than depend on the likes of Paco, Withrow and Dominguez if needed for a full season
When you compare it to league deal it makes sense
I like what Dodgers are doing...if MLB is trying to keep teams from using $$ to dominate scouting and development, why not hire the best scouting dept money can buy and be better than everyone else?
7 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers Pay $11.4m Luxury Tax, Do Not Care
Anyone here have hope for Brandon League, comeback player 2014?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Welcome Back, J.P. Howell
@DBrim @PuigMode sinceJune3 @BlueMarvin Jamey Wright
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Mark Ellis Departs, And The Infield Takes Shape
@DBrim @PuigMode sinceJune3 @BlueMarvin Stripling
@DBrim @BlueMarvin Dominguez
Josh Bell....future bench option for 2014 Dodgers
@The Notorious VND it's hard to underperform and be the MVP of your team in same year
@DBrim @LakerDodger24 (Christmas Kirby) @The Notorious VND Dodgers seem to be doing a good job this year of letting the market set the price and standing their ground...even with few options available
New post? Mike?
@The Notorious VND Problem is there is no immediate replacement for him for at least 2 years
@The Notorious VND His body
1 yr for Haren, 2yrs for Uribe, 2yrs for Howell, 2 for Wilson...
Ned has bought some time for Scouting and Development to continue to improve...and allow prospects to come up later than expected
@steelmohawk @PacoForPresidente2028 Angels can't afford that deal
@Catfishin I don't hate you for not hating this deal
@Mike Petriello And Sell off the Tickets, and use the money very wisely to replenish their minor league system
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Matt Kemp Still A Dodger, David Price Still Not
@Carlos Flores @PuigMode sinceJune3 @Catfishin any link to the article?
@Catfishin Which article? Today's?
Anyone have the Ice Cube gif for this post?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on It Was A Good Day
Anyone know about what options Dodgers looking at to bolster Bench or Bullpen?
8 months ago on Drew Butera & Scott Elbert: Tendered
@PagansOedipalComplex $10 million should mean he's part of the rotation if this is Haren
8 months ago on The Rare Time When Monday Isn’t Awful