The Dude Abides
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@DKD But it's pretty important in small samples, though. AJ butchered one of Kershaw's strikes to John Jay in the 7th inning of Game 1 and another of his strikes in the 7th inning of Game 4 to Matt Holliday. Both of those pitches would have put those two batters behind in the count if they had been called strikes. Maybe what happened next in those at-bats was contingent on neither batter being behind in the count. Then again maybe not, but I would have liked to have seen what would have happened if those pitches had been called strikes.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable
@MScottEiland Should be fine if the printout in front of him spells it Keekay.
2 days ago on Let’s Get To Know Enrique Hernandez
@capnsparrow Capn Sparrow stands alone
4 days, 4 hours ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Andre Ethier
@jWerthfan @DBrim Supposedly EA and AG were Bob E's signings...but not 100% sure.
5 days, 1 hour ago on Eflin & Windle may be heading to Philly for Rollins; moves lost in the shuffle
@DodgerDodger @AudioOutlaw @internet baseball fan potato friend Wilson will either be on the 60-day DL on opening day or will have been DFA'd already.
5 days, 23 hours ago on So Long, Matt Kemp
@DodgersFan @DKD Basil - come here this instant!
6 days, 6 hours ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin
@KimballJones1 Kendrick is significantly better than Guerrero at the plate and in the field. McCarthy was one of the best pitchers in the AL last season after the trade.
@DodgersFan @The Dude Abides Yeah, we'll be getting more offense at those two position, barring injury. And Rollins is far more durable than Hanley at SS. But I really, really want Hamels now. It will cushion the blow of losing Mattycakes :(
Run prevention is a thing too. With these moves, we've upgraded defensively at SS, C, 2B, CF, and RF. We also used some of the Bison money to sign McCarthy, and if the Kemp trade nets us Hamels as well as Rollins, our rotation next season will be Kershaw, Greinke, Hamels, Ryu, and McCarthy.
@Table (dick) @The Dude Abides Everyone has a different idea about their own fandom.
@Dang88 Stupid things. What else is Dang thinging about?
@Table (dick) Not gonna ding someone for being upset about seeing favorites traded away. It's what being a fan is all about.
@KimballJones1 I completely understand your sentiments, but if we get Hamels and Rollins out of this, then it increases our odds of winning the WS, which trumps everything else.
@Lobo @The Dude Abides @tsneddy (change is weird) @TellMyWifeISaidHello @WildWilli Righty starters a lot more prevalent than lefties. If it's something like a 110/50 split, then Grandal gets the 110 and AJ the 50. Might as well maximize their hitting.
@tsneddy (change is weird) @TellMyWifeISaidHello @WildWilli My guess is that it will frequently be a platoon, with the exception being day games after night games.
@Steaming Pile O @Weston T @Batted Bob If you don't believe me... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHiTV3saJCw
@Steaming Pile O @Weston T @Batted Bob He didn't eat his morning dog penis yet.
@BlueDuck @tsneddy (change is weird) This front office does not see Nicasio as a starter.
@tsneddy (change is weird) @The Dude Abides @Mike Petriello Wilson is gonna get jettisoned by this front office. Possibly League as well.
@tsneddy (change is weird) @Mike Petriello He doesn't project to be a starter. With only two pitches and a fastball that ticks up 2 MPH in relief, he's an ideal "failed starter" bullpen type - see Gagne, W. Davis, Withrow, etc.
@Mike Petriello @tsneddy (change is weird) As is Nicasio.
@tsneddy (change is weird) @Barney (Not Darwin) I hope we go 19-0 against the Padres next season, with Kemp hitting one solo HR against us in each game.
@ih8turteam Fuck yes this is the only consolation to losing Mattycakes.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin
@moneynow27 Most think the 4th year is a necessary reach in order to sign him. If he's really staying healthy now because of his intensified training regimen, he could be a bargain.
@Jeremy_N @AwesomelyTymathee Or Guerrero platoons in LF, with SVS platooning at 1B.
@Hoze @Junior PhD in muppet GIFs and Bananas You missed Nicasio in the pen...one of Wilson/League won't be on the 25-man next season, IMO.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Dodgers trade Dee, Haren to Marlins for Heaney, Hatcher, 2 prospects
Do not want...not even if he was still good.
1 week, 3 days ago on So Everth Cabrera Is Available Now
@DBrim @capnsparrow @Diane. Fap Jesus. Mibelt Mcfuente liaison *handegg
1 week, 3 days ago on Heyman: Dodgers Offered Martin Four Years and $74 Million
@Subtle Euphemism aka Jonathan Lingo @DodgerDodger Torn rotator cuff on the MRI, Ned signed him anyway. Then tore his labrum in his first start, avg FB velocity about 85.
1 week, 5 days ago on Dodgers Acquire Ryan Lavarnway Three Years Too Late
@LiterallyPFP Who's that guy?
1 week, 5 days ago on Source: Every Team Wants Matt Kemp
@Bay_of_Puigs @internet baseball fan potato friend @BehindOrangeLines Or signing Miller would lead the team to fishing or cutting bait on Wilson. These guys don't like to carry crappy players. If Wilson isn't injured, which is a huge if considering his significant drop in FB velocity, then I can't see him taking up a 25-man roster spot if his velocity doesn't increase.
1 week, 6 days ago on Andrew Miller wants 4 years from Dodgers, giving reason to worry
@SabrDodger @DKD A Møøse once bit my sister.
@SabrDodger @The Dude Abides Nate Purcell coined that phrase, I laughed every time he used it after the sale of the team went through...Boston trade, Zack, Ryu, etc.
@SabrDodger Lester, Moncada, and Miller. Ring the Guggenheim!
@DroogyDodger @Dustin Nosler @BIah Ramen
@itsthatguywhodoesstuff @LiterallyPFP @DKD
@ABSmileBunch Probably just looking for discarded White Stripes CDs.
I'll show myself out.
@Spork in the Road Yeah..quit spooning.
@capnsparrow @The Dude Abides @Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month Used to go to Hot Creek near Mammoth in the 1970s and 1980s. Don't know if that's still allowed.
@BlueMarvin Lester + 2 of our top 5 prospects > Hamels
@capnsparrow @The Dude Abides @Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month The day before we hit the lower falls pool, we snorkeled about a mile down the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. It was amazing...fallen trees with schools of trout were everywhere, and the water was so clear. Being young and stupid, we did it without wetsuits, so we shivered for about 30 minutes after we were done. This was in June.
@Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month @The Dude Abides It's fun to go from Mammoth Lakes jacuzzi to unheated pool in winter, then back again. But then again, I'm not a teenager anymore.
@Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month That lower falls pool is COOOOLLLDD. Snorkeled in it when I was 15.
@Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month @BIah If I ever tweeted something like that at you, it would be because I thought you were a proctologist.
@DBrim @The Dude Abides @ThtsaPaddlin We had lunch on the second floor of a restaurant at the Plaza de Armas. Many of the buildings are made of ignimbrite, which is why it's called the Ciudad Blanca. From that restaurant you could see three volcanoes, all 18,000+ feet, one or more snow-capped depending on the time of year. We used Arequipa as a base to climb El Misti and then later on an overnight trip past the source of the Amazon to Colca Canyon, where we watched Andean condors below us as they slowly rose to our level on the rising air currents.
@DBrim @The Dude Abides @ThtsaPaddlin Hmmm...there's nothing special about Lima. I'd consider Lima-->Arequipa-->Cuzco-->Lima, simply because Lima is kind of drab and Arequipa is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You wouldn't need to take a day to acclimatize in Cuzco if you spend a couple days in Arequipa.
@DBrim @The Dude Abides @ThtsaPaddlin I spent four weeks in Peru and cut short the travel time by taking one-way flights. Lima-->Juliaca-->Arequipa-->Cuzco-->Puerto Maldonado-->Lima, IIRC. Not sure if you have that option, but the cost of flights was not exorbitant. Not sure what your destinations are going to be, but I could probably give you a rough estimate for time spent on some of them.
@DBrim @The Dude Abides @ThtsaPaddlin How many and which countries?
@Diane. Fap Jesus. Celebrate my birthday this month @The Dude Abides @DBrim @ThtsaPaddlin And drink coca tea.