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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @JonathanLingo @Disgruntled Goat @The Dude Abides @Mike Petriello Thank goodness. Which is why I am merely disquieted, instead of fuming.

8 hours, 59 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Disgruntled Goat @JonathanLingo @The Dude Abides @TellMyWifeISaidHello @Mike Petriello ...but kind of important to a team philosophy of using prospects as a critical piece of their building process.

9 hours, 3 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@The Dude Abides @JonathanLingo @TellMyWifeISaidHello @Mike Petriello Agreed, which goes back to my original point: If you are going to build with prospects, then you have to have the stomach to allow them to learn on the job a bit, instead of holding onto retreads.


This year at least they certainly haven't shown much stomach for it.

9 hours, 4 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @JonathanLingo @Mike Petriello So, you think he is still on the roster because he is the best option? Wow. That is even more damning than my assertion that they are just being cheap. You're saying they are incompetent in regards to talent.

9 hours, 9 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Mike Petriello How you figure?


They both involve realizing sink costs are sunk and getting rid of guys with bad contracts even if it is expensive and all they get out of it is an opening on the 25 man roster.


Perez you cut, Ethier/CC you trade at 30 cents on the dollar

9 hours, 12 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @TellMyWifeISaidHello @JonathanLingo If they do it, I'll be on the front row cheering. However, given their less than decisive action on Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer Perez, they aren't getting the benefit of the doubt from me.

9 hours, 16 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @JonathanLingo  DFA is not an option--only an idiot would suggest that. Eating significant portions of a contract to facilitate a trade for a decent player, however, is doable and is what rich clubs with needs should be doing.

9 hours, 20 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@TheDeliMan1 @JonathanLingo Agreed, and now they need to make the painful choices to start the second half of their plan.

9 hours, 23 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Mike Petriello @JonathanLingo "Perhaps there is a lesson in there somewhere for the Dodgers, who spent lavishly in the first year under the new owners, who include Kasten. They could be shifting to development mode, a push Kasten is championing. 


“For me, Bobby and anyone who’s ever had sustained success, we talk about it all the time. We didn’t invent the philosophy,” Kasten said. “We had owners who were A, committed to committing resources in the minor leagues and, B, patient. The difference between then and now with the Dodgers is that, because of our market place, we can talk about doing both jobs at the same time.” 

9 hours, 24 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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So, remember when Guggenheim took over, and they said their philosophy was to pay for established players early while they built up the farm system, and then to use the prospects to build the club later on? Remember that? 


And then remember how the Dodgers had a prospect in the minors ready to contribute and could play a position of need, but they didn't call him up because they had a backlog of "established players" and they didn't want to eat enough money to get rid of the .250-hitting vets? Remember that?


That wasn't very awesome.

9 hours, 34 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @Disgruntled Goat @capnsparrow (Actual top vote getter for POY) It is sad, really. Haren likes vest a whole lot, yet the Dodgers don't want him in vests, and so there is a bit of a Tiff going on. I think they should go on one of the battle runway shows and work this out.

11 hours, 59 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense

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BTW, everytime there was a play at home I thought of Buster Posey's ankle, and given where he was setting up it appeared that he was thinking the same thing. 

1 day, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 4, Giants 3: Sweep Mode, Activate

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So, are giants bloggers talking about when they need to move Posey to 1st base yet?

1 day, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 4, Giants 3: Sweep Mode, Activate

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Is posey setting up outside?

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 27, 2014: Stop Worrying About Jake Peavy

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Well, I wouldn't go that far

1 day, 8 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 27, 2014: Stop Worrying About Jake Peavy

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@PagansOedipalComplex @JonathanLingo true this, but then we all could gaze on Ethier's soulful face.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Erisbel Arruebarrena flashes plus helmet throwing & fight fleeing tools in AAA brawl

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Only one small part of me wants to see this Kemp for Lester deal: To see the Giants' fans faces when they realize they got Peavy from the sox, and we got Lester.


Sorry, jake peavy.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Erisbel Arruebarrena flashes plus helmet throwing & fight fleeing tools in AAA brawl

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" Breaking: Kershaw pitches 2-hitter, sports world shrugs and asks him to get back to them when he does something interesting"

1 day, 16 hours ago on Erisbel Arruebarrena flashes plus helmet throwing & fight fleeing tools in AAA brawl

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" Breaking: Kershaw pitches 2-hitter, sports world shrugs and asks him to get back to them when he does something interesting"

1 day, 16 hours ago on Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

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@Uncultured Baby Kershaw gives up hits like most pitchers give up runs:



2 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

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@DBrim I don't care what you write, Orange and black is a terrible color combination

2 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

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@InsideThePark (Rice A Roni) no, as was pointed out this morning, he is not JAKE PEAVY, he is now jake peavy.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

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@P_F_P @DBrim subhuman cards fans

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers 5, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Two-Hits The Giants

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I like watching a "once-in-50-years" pitcher. It is nice.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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Dodgers going for Triminance tomorrw. NO pressure, ryu

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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I love how Kershaw had a .67 era at this stadium and LOWERED it today

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) I wouldn't pitch Perez in the Bay Area homeless dude softball game, let alone a major league game.

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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@Uncultured Baby Yes, by setting up his rotation for triminance

2 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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He looks like a stork

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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Catchers nod knowingly when he runs

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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It is a triple weekend

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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Did it involve teeth?

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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No, that is Steiner

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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.I think they should let vogelsong pitch another inning

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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I can't remember a fly ball anywhere else than up that gap this series

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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I say. ..triple!

2 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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Add bag as vogels o ng had been pitching, I think that was the smart play

2 days, 6 hours ago on Dodgers @ Giants July 26, 2014: Lineup Stability At Last?

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@tsneddy @JonathanLingo thank you. My directv guide is screwed up.

2 days, 9 hours ago on The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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@P_F_P @MalkinCookies Go home, Grant. You're drunk

2 days, 9 hours ago on The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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Program question: Is the game on MLB network tonight?

2 days, 9 hours ago on The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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here is my question: Did no one ever bother to mention to Kemp that he might want to think about paying a high school kid to hit him flies to center during the winter? He didn't even need to move, just practice tracking the ball.


There is no reason someone that athletic should be that terrible in center.

2 days, 13 hours ago on The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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@TheOcelot @JonathanLingo @Iron Brian true. My son took one of the volumes on vacation. I threatened his soul if he damaged it.

2 days, 13 hours ago on The Chaos Of The Dodger Outfield

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