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@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?"

3 days, 12 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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

3 days, 12 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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

3 days, 12 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@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?

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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@DINGERS! The Dodgers did not sign a one of those players via free agency

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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Kemp

Ethier

Agon

Hram

CC

9.6 WAR, 94 mill salary 


Van Slyke

Gordon

Turner

Uribe

Puig

15.5 WAR, 13 mill salary

3 days, 13 hours ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

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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? 

3 days, 13 hours ago on Wins above replacement loves the Dodgers’ position players, mostly

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@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, 1 week ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

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@Bring Me My Lemon Water Greinke is not a lock to pitch, but good question

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

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@Purple Drank  @Table ROFL nah that would get me on a the fast track to Dodger hell (SD?) 

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

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oh dang dats too big :( sorry

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

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Met Tommy Lasorda at the game today!!!!!!!

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 1, Padres 0: A.J. Ellis, Walkoff Hero

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Like this comment if you think Cleveland

2 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 2, Padres 1: Clayton Kershaw, dabes

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Like this comment if you think Miami

2 months, 1 week 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, 1 week ago on Padres @ Dodgers July 10, 2014: The Odds of a Clayton Kershaw No-Hitter

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Adriaaaaaaannnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!! 


Yur batting .217 .259 .318 since June 1st

2 months, 1 week ago on Padres @ Dodgers July 10, 2014: The Odds of a Clayton Kershaw No-Hitter

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@P_F_P @Table Bazemore dances + bubble blowing bench = Not 1, not 2....

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mailbag #6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent

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In other news the Lakers chose not to give Kent Bazemore a qualifying offer!  

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mailbag #6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent

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@JonathanLingo lol yeah but no salary cap in MLB

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mailbag #6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent

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@JonathanLingo It was either that, or likely spend the rest of his career on a non playoff team

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mailbag #6: Road Jerseys, wRC+, Howell All-Star, Hanley Free Agent

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@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, 1 week ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp

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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

3 months, 1 week ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp

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@Purple Drank  @Table Dave Chappelle jokes don't either!! ooooooohhhh (wait they sort of do though shit)

3 months, 1 week ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp

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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)

3 months, 1 week ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp

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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. 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Dodgers’ four outfielder problem is now a problem

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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.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Phillies @ Dodgers, April 23, 2014: Enter Hamels

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What is the firestorm Chad is referring to? Some stupid radio talk?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Yasiel Puig’s 2014 at the plate, regression, and his late-season ‘slump’

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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 ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.

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If the average annual salary is low enough, who cares if it takes 2 years or 3 years for Uribe?  

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Third Base Market Only Getting Tougher For Dodgers

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello It's been awhile, but Uribe used to play SS and 2nd

11 months ago on Don Mattingly To Return, Unless He Doesn’t

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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?

11 months ago on Don Mattingly To Return, Unless He Doesn’t

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and Tim Wallach lurks

11 months ago on Don Mattingly To Return, Unless He Doesn’t

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@Drian8890 @PagansOedipalComplex @SpaceDodger (sad math cat) You seen their rotation?

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@PagansOedipalComplex @Table Good point, that would make him a no for me

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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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)

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@InsideThePark (home run) That's what Edwin Jackson went for

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@InsideThePark (home run) Nolasco says no. Maybe 4 years 50 mill gets it done idk

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@DBrim Adding Tanaka or Price just seems like crazy town overkill to me, but I'll happily get used to it

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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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.

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@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

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@Drian8890 @JoeyE  @PagansOedipalComplex What the heck happened to Scott Elbert?

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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@JoeyE  @TheReggieHurley @Table The Gonzalez part is ok since there were so few 1st base options. It's the Crawford/Becket/too many prospects/no money from Boston part that makes the trade terrible

11 months ago on So Long, 2013

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