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IDK VIn Hunter Stickland is 26, and for most of his minor league career has been terrible
1 week, 1 day ago on Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 23, 2014: Runs will be rare in matchup of aces
@StockMatusow The athletics get too much attention for assembling a team built around depth. Ned had the foresight to assemble a team with 5 starting caliber outfielders!!! and 4 of them can play CF! wow!
1 week, 4 days ago on Cubs 8, Dodgers 7: Adrian Gonzalez Brings The Rain, Bullpen Brings The Pain
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen That's not much of an argument
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen He was headed downhill, overrated in the first place, and even then it was extremely obvious that Kemp should move to a corner. It made no sense at all to resign him other than the simple minded fear that "omg how can ize replace big bats?"
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen I'm just telling you. At the time of the signing I didn't want him, had been advocating for the Dodgers to platoon him/to trade him for the past two seasons, and wanted him back for no more than 11-14 mill and 2-3 years
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen I just think its funny that due to the huge payroll Ned gets a pass, when in reality he's as dumb as ever
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen Ethier is a fuk up of massive proportions in my opinion. I would not have given him more than 3 years 35 mill
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table @CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen Right, I kinda forgot how bad the Yanks ended up overpaying for him, but my point is it's not true that the Dodgers have limitless money. Bad contracts matter
@CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen It also does not reflect highly on the front office, just because you have a large margin for error does not make it ok to fuck up
@CloudyWithaChanceofMeatblahs @Diane Nguyen Gotta disagree there. The long term plan is not to keep the salary as high as it has been (not accounting for inflation), and wouldn't a Tanaka signing have been more likely absent a few of the big contracts?
@DINGERS! The Dodgers did not sign a one of those players via free agency
@BIah @Table no not really
9.6 WAR, 94 mill salary
15.5 WAR, 13 mill salary
Wow Is this a joke? Dustin you do realize the Dodgers rank 1st in CF war because they have a combined 1739 PAs attributed there right?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Wins above replacement loves the Dodgers’ position players, mostly
@Purple Drank @Table @Bring Me My Lemon Water OH well sooooory I guess I don't stalk the player pages of all the allstar pitchers.....just the Dodger ones. You sir, are a stat whore .
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero
@Bring Me My Lemon Water Greinke is not a lock to pitch, but good question
@Purple Drank @Table ROFL nah that would get me on a the fast track to Dodger hell (SD?)
oh dang dats too big :( sorry
Met Tommy Lasorda at the game today!!!!!!!
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2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Clayton Kershaw, dabes
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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table Chad needs to do a swing analysis piece to help him break the funk
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Padres @ Dodgers July 10, 2014: The Odds of a Clayton Kershaw No-Hitter
Yur batting .217 .259 .318 since June 1st
@PagansOedipalComplex Too late
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Table Plus Bazemore is terrible
3 months ago on Mailbag #6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent
@P_F_P @Table Bazemore dances + bubble blowing bench = Not 1, not 2....
In other news the Lakers chose not to give Kent Bazemore a qualifying offer!
@JonathanLingo lol yeah but no salary cap in MLB
@JonathanLingo It was either that, or likely spend the rest of his career on a non playoff team
@Purple Drank @Table Oh.....well it's just your nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UayQTu2kH-U&feature=kpame makes me think of this
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp
To summarize: Yes Pederson has an OPS over 1.000 but since 09 so have Scot Van Slyke, Alex Castellanos, John Lindsey, Hector Luna, and Mitch Jones
@Purple Drank @Table Dave Chappelle jokes don't either!! ooooooohhhh (wait they sort of do though shit)
We often mention how inflated Albuquerque/PCL numbers are, but how many of you have actually checked out those numbers? I refreshed my memory recently and WOW. Pederson zealots be ware!!! http://www.fangraphs.com/minorleaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=250&type=1&season=2009&team=1&players=0 this links to 09 (first year back in ALB)
eh, don't think its a big problem. Talk to me when they can all stay healthy for a 2 or 3 month stretch. Besides, why live in fear of a grouchy benched Ethier or Crawford situation? One unhappy player can't ruin a locker room, especially if the team is winning, besides those two are closing in on being the bench player phases of their careers anyways, timed to get used to it.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Dodgers’ four outfielder problem is now a problem
This has probably been discussed already, but no doubt Ethier is batting second due to some small sample success vs Hamels. I recall an 09 post season homer for instance.
5 months, 1 week ago on Phillies @ Dodgers, April 23, 2014: Enter Hamels
What is the firestorm Chad is referring to? Some stupid radio talk?
6 months ago on Yasiel Puig’s 2014 at the plate, regression, and his late-season ‘slump’
Mike has grown bigger than MSTI, he will be fine without the wonderful (but hard to explain) site name. Now he and the new writers wont be stressed out attempting to respond to each and every Dodger story (and competing with each other in doing so). They can write the Dodger stories which most interest them and for which they are best suited.
Although MSTI evolved into a majestic Dodger haven over the years, and it's sad to leave it, Dodger Digest looks to be the Dodger super blog some of us fantasized of years ago.
Vin on the mic, Magic in the owner's box, Kershaw on the mound, Orel and Garciapara on the TV, and Mike/Chad with the Internets...........get excited people! This is prittay pppreeetay sweet
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.
If the average annual salary is low enough, who cares if it takes 2 years or 3 years for Uribe?
10 months, 1 week ago on Third Base Market Only Getting Tougher For Dodgers
@TellMyWifeISaidHello It's been awhile, but Uribe used to play SS and 2nd
11 months, 1 week ago on Don Mattingly To Return, Unless He Doesn’t
If the Dodgers can sign Uribe for 2 years 5-7 mill per, why would they not do that? He's coming off a 5 War season in which he didn't even receive full playing time. Sure he might not keep up that kind of production, he could even provide 0 WAR as he basically did the during his first two years with the Dodgers. That's your worst scenario......and it ain't that bad. Are you really afraid of having to eat......(gasp) a 2 year 10-14 mill contract?
and Tim Wallach lurks
@Drian8890 @PagansOedipalComplex @SpaceDodger (sad math cat) You seen their rotation?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on So Long, 2013
@PagansOedipalComplex @Table Good point, that would make him a no for me
Personally I like the idea of Kuroda on a one year deal, basically because of the flexibility it would offer moving forward (Ideally Zach Lee would move into his spot in 2015)
@InsideThePark (home run) That's what Edwin Jackson went for
@InsideThePark (home run) Nolasco says no. Maybe 4 years 50 mill gets it done idk
@DBrim Adding Tanaka or Price just seems like crazy town overkill to me, but I'll happily get used to it
Do most of you agree that the Dodgers need to add one starting pitcher? Whether that's resigning Nolasco, bringing back Kuroda, or trading for David Price. To me it just doesn't seem Ned like to rely on BIllingsley/Beckett and a bunch of rookies for the 4th/5th spots. Especially considering how the rotation surplus blew up in his face this year.
@JoeyE I'd trade Ethier to the AL, and go with an outfield of Crawford/Kemp/Puig with Van Slyke/Pederson as "4th outfielders" but I'd also bring in a capable defensive CF to sub for Pederson as he should start the season at AAA