West Coast Ram
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@BIah if Ellis has anymore injuries it will be a difference maker.
11 hours, 42 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense
@BIah a backup catcher would be nice.
11 hours, 43 minutes ago on Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney, Because Defense
Does neither rag in this town do an actual "review" of the concerts?
13 hours, 2 minutes ago on Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx
Totally agree with the idea that at this point Kemp is not a player that you pay someone else to take. If you can find a trade where the amount of cash going with him is small, great move him, but other wise he is doing just fine.
14 hours, 37 minutes ago on Matt Kemp Is More Valuable In The Dodger Lineup Than Elsewhere
@Omer (beercoozie) proxy server fixes all problems.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Dodgers 8, Giants 1: Yasiel Puig fails to hit a home run yet again. Is he a bust?
5 days, 15 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?
@DodgerBytes @BlueMarvin Thirty years of little league and travel ball before I finally said enough and it was completely due to unreasonable expectation from the parents.
@BlueMarvin @DodgerBytes You could only see this at a little league field where the dad's think they are raising the next Nolan Ryan.
@ tomato Yes, but very tough division so record my not reflect improvement. Disappointed that they are probably not moving back home.
It surprises me on how quickly everyone has soured on Zack Lee. It was just a couple of years ago everyone thought he was a #2 pitcher and now Dodger fans want to throw him into almost any trade scenario.
@TellMyWifeISaidHelloyet you spend 3 hours a day for half a year watching their every move.
1 week ago on Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3: Costliest Win Of The Year
@DodgerBytes (2014 MSTY Asshole) Not really, it's more about the ability to control your stuff.
@Mike Petriello @battleon that doesn't surprise me.
@tsneddy @PagansOedipalComplex Straight up trade of Ethier for BJ Upton. Both stinking contracts but change of scenery could help Dre and there is no expectation of starting Upton. You could try to platoon Upton with Crawford and use him as a late inning defensive substitution for Kemp.
1 week, 1 day ago on Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2: Greinke Struggles, Puig Hurt, Another Frustrating Loss
@Lobo @mrdodger1966 While getting a hit with RISP may not be a repeatable skill your chance of contact with RISP is a repeatable skill. I don't know what the Dodgers strikeout rate is with RISP and less than two outs but the eye test tells me it is higher than most teams with a positive .500 record. On very few occasions have I watched someone clearly take an approach where they cut down their swing to ensure contact and just serve the ball into the opposite field. Too many times they have that same home run swing with 2 strikes as if they were looking at a 2-0 fastball.
1 week, 2 days ago on Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2: Greinke Struggles, Puig Hurt, Another Frustrating Loss
@Mike Petriello So you would be willing to give up money and prospects just to move Ethier?
1 week, 5 days ago on Using The Red Sox To Break Up The Outfield Problem
Can someone explain to me why when the Sox wanted to dump the salary of Beckett and Crawford, they simply added a valuable piece but one that they wanted to get rid of in AGon, but when the Dodgers want to dump salary the only way is to give up prospect(s) and pay the other team to take Ethier. It seems to me that to make it a good trade for the Dodgers you either provide Ethier's new team with money for the contract or you add a prospect and let the new team eat the entire contract. There is nothing that is forcing a trade and you would be selling at the lowest possible value. If Ethier has a problem sitting the bench he can simply play better. Why should the team be afraid to tell him he played himself into a bench player. Quit worrying about over inflated egos.
I'm not suggesting they should or would do this but could the Dodgers sign Billz to an extension that would void the buyout and team option? I would love for him to stay with the team but a contract that would protect the team from him not being able to come all the way back would have to be a must. Could they extend him for say two years at the buyout price with easy to attain escalators, that if healthy, could get him to the $14M and then have an automatic second year if he hit innings pitched marks? I just don't know if that is allowable under the CBA?
1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers 6, Rockies 1: Hits, Hits Everywhere
@ThtsaPaddlin @West Coast Ram If that was the case then they should have gone after a CF with the idea that Kemp would move to right and Andre to left. The idea that they had to take Crawford from Boston and not make them take Andre was crazy. You can find a quality CF glove pretty easy, now one that can hit is a different matter.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Setting Expectations On Matt Kemp
After reading through the article I don't see how anyone can't look at this situation and again not place the entire blame on Ned Colletti. Even with the possible injury situation in the outfield there should have been no way they took all four former All-Star outfielders into the season. Even if an injury occurred they had VanStach to fill in and Joc would be a call away. His roster construction ability has me wondering why he wasn't the first person fired when the new ownership came in. I, like most people believe that the Dodgers have been successful in spite of the FO.
by the end of the weekend I will be on a proxy server, FU MLB.TV, SNLA and TWC.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Pirates @ Dodgers May 31, 2014: Ryu Tries To Start Split
I don't know what bullshit map that is in the story but here in Las Vegas we are getting the TB v. BOS game
To bad they lost Fedde as he is the horse needed for a long post-season run. With him I'm sure that they win one of the games against SDSU and win the conference tournament.
2 months ago on UNLV baseball headed to NCAA Tournament regional in Oregon
@DBrim I was at Fernando's against the Cards, man I'm old!
2 months ago on Dodgers 6, Phillies 0: Josh Beckett throws first no-hitter
@UNLVgirl I don't think he is on scholarship.
2 months, 1 week ago on UNLV guard Deville Smith the latest player to leave program
@Yellow_Evan13 As does new and better signings. The only real loss was Khem.
@chrisaaron702 Khem could really improve his draft status by staying another year, unfortunately that is probably not the case for Roscoe. From a team prospective I think that with Khem and Chris on the front line along with either one of the incoming freshman or JK could be okay.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Rebels junior Roscoe Smith to leave program and enter name into draft
@mofly We'll see if Coach Neal can keep it up once he doesn't have Alford players. Not saying he won't but the cupboard was full when he started.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 2-year contract extension for New Mexico coach
@wyatt1952 Do you need the address to the Rebel Athletic Fund, we would love to have you?
4 months ago on UNLV's Rice has been offered head-coaching job at South Florida
@gumby2323 As fans we my think that next year would be a make or break year but there is no indication that is what the AD has in mind. I think that asking for a new better coach is easier said than done. Everyone thinks if the position opened that Reggie would came running and would be an immediate success. I hope they are right, I'll be supporting the team either way.
@mofly @West Coast Ram @EricaErickson It is not what they have won lately it is what is their expectation for the future.
@mofly For someone that is saying UNLV deserves better it sure sounds like it's not your team, so why do you care. How much did you give UNLV before Rice was the coach? It sounds like you want a new coach but won't back it with your wallet.
@wyatt1952 Start the bandwagon, how much more are you willing to contribute over what you are currently giving?
@Yellow_Evan13 What do you think they will get for $700K?
@mofly @West Coast Ram @binzer777 I'm willing to bet that I have a better source into what was happening during the hiring process than you.
@binzer777 "Theus was a good guy in the community? When do you think Reggie lived in our community after he left school? As for your race card it is pretty common knowledge that after the interview that Theus was given, was that Dave was all about UNLV and Reggie was all about Reggie.
@binzer777 Who recruited and secured those players??? If you don't get those players I guess the 20 won't be so easy.
@mofly Pony up your money so we can get a better coach then.
@gumby2323 @binzer777 There is no indication that there will be less pressure for him at South Florida. They are already moving in the right direction with their football team and I think that they want a NCAA tournament team every year just like we do. If they think he can bring in top recruits the pressure to win will be the same. They have good basketball schools in that conference.
@EricaErickson Well, at least one other University not only thinks he is good but is willing to pay him more than he is currently making.
@RonnySmith @binzer777 Oh, if you listen to all these knot heads on this board UNLV will be able to attract a great coach for $700K. To them Rice has been stealing money for 3 years.
@djonian81 @moflyMofly, it would be interesting to know exactly at what level you support the program. Are you a season ticket holder, RAF donor or just someone that watches the games on TV. I guess I'd like to know if your money backs your opinions or if it is easy to be critical when you have no skin in the game.
4 months ago on How can UNLV rebound from this season
@Rebel Jedi Tell that to WSU who got one-and-doned by KU.
If Kendall leaves he has no one to blame for short playing time this year than himself. He was given the opportunity to be the starting point guard and played himself out of those minutes. He would show that he is a true character guy if he worked hard, get better and earn that job or the off-guard spot by the quality of your play.
Surprising that the excellently coached SDSU was taken to overtime by such underwhelming team like NMST. I'm shocked that the best coach on the west coast, possibly in the nation, could allow his players to not blow out the Aggies. You know that Fisher has taken SDSU from a nothing program to a consistent sweet 16 team (oh, wait that is not right).
4 months, 1 week ago on NCAA West Regional: SDSU outlasts New Mexico State 73-69 in OT
@gumby2323 So if he ends up at Kentucky his statement of pursuing his professional career will be totally accurate.
4 months, 1 week ago on UNLV associate head coach Schroyer leaving to take over at UT Martin
@shewdogs @SFRebel To be successful in the college game you have to be able to recruit and game coach. I don't think Max was ever much of a recruiter but he has a vast winning experience as a head coach in high school and prep school. His only head jobs in college came on the heals of a Billy Bayno firing.
I think that anyone that has knowledge of UNLV's history wants Stacy to step up and take a bigger roll on this staff. For God's sake he had a 10+ year NBA career he must have picked up something along the way. He played for better coaches than CDR has ever coached with so the knowledge fountain has to have washed over him. There were many times during the last three years that he looks totally disinterested in what is happening on the court or in the time-out huddle. He wasn't a real vocal leader as a player but I don't think you can be effective when you're that passive. Does anyone know exactly what his responsibilities are on this staff? Since he was a player development coach on the Denver staff I would think that it is working on the player's individual skills and do some recruiting but I don't think I've ever read for sure what his duties include.
@shewdogs I guess it was just luck that the team has 71 wins in his three years, including wins over coaches that I'm sure commentators on this site would love coaching UNLV.
4 months, 1 week ago on UNLV postseason fate
@ELJeffe He will not be the next Aztec coach as Fisher has an assistant that has been with him a long time that is already the coach in waiting. I do agree Justin's departure hurt as it gave Heath a voice on defensive and you have seen that poor result.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Instant Analysis: UNLV-SDSU-Mountain-West