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Or "Mike" -- didn't mean to make his name Japanese. 

19 hours, 34 minutes ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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If you think Donnie plays Rojas because of his bat you're being...silly. I guarantee you he doesn't think he's much of a hitter. Now whether Guerrero gets much pt remains to he seen but I think Mije is right that he will be a factor, even if mostly as a PH.

20 hours, 3 minutes ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@thestevesaxtrio Sorry, will try a non  gif, non-linked version:

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Matt Cain Is Out For The Year, And That’s Bad

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@moneynow27 How do his projections change with a Dan Haren looming on Wednesday? :/

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Matt Cain Is Out For The Year, And That’s Bad

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But he also comes with a free frogurt!  

That's good!

(But the frogurt is cursed. That's bad.)

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Matt Cain Is Out For The Year, And That’s Bad

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Mike, you should pay a hefty fine for even typing this!  :-P
"2.3% chance that the reliever is Octavio Dotel"

1 month ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLlLtSG7xe4 (I really do want to be sedated at this point.)

1 month ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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Can we post that Ramones video here at this time tomorrow?

1 month ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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@P_F_P @tsneddy ETHIER FOR MIDDLEBROOKS!  /a yearly macro

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 8: Recall Seager, DFA Ethier, Trade Gordon, Acquire Cain, Vin Still The Best

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Mike P., the patience of a saint!  ;)


Hey, if Farmer ends up not being that exciting, I sure am excited about Leon. Maybe he's our next Catcher of the Future!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 8: Recall Seager, DFA Ethier, Trade Gordon, Acquire Cain, Vin Still The Best

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That Saxon article also seems like he keeps thinking that kemp is most likely to be traded. But I'm with you Mike, I don't think that's the case at all, for reasons you mention, and to trade away a RHH outfielder to make room for another LHH makes little sense to me. The dodgers would narrow their options in dangerous ways that way. No, they need to find a home for Ethier basically (Crawford harder to trade IMHO) even tho alas Andre is at low trade value. But that could get even lower...

At any rate, let's try an actual centerfielder in CF shall we? Bring up Joc.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Path To Joc Pederson

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I rarely say this but good lord I hope that person is trolling on purpose, otherwise ... The stupid, my god the stupid. The goggles, they do nothing!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Path To Joc Pederson

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@Dang88 @Disgruntled Goat @moneynow27 No, but I could see him trying to acquire a reliever from the Red Sox, and I wouldn't mind that.  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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@Disgruntled Goat @craigary @Purple Drank Sorry :(

(I do think he'll be back in AAA soon.  May not be up in LA til September tho barring injury.)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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@Disgruntled Goat @Purple Drank Guerrero will be back in Albuquerque in a week or so at the ear-liest.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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@Disgruntled Goat @craigary Hah, thanks, sorry I screwed that one up initially so just redid it myself.


All just to post a tweet from a dips--t. ;)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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Just a yahoo on the internet but it boggles my mind that some people legitimately think things like this. 


Phil ‏@gphillimo  15h

@SportsCenter Overrated. He didn't deserve the cy young. Should have gone to Adam Wainwright.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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Wish we could have Turner and/or Arrrrby back right now, instead of having Try N' Fail as backup, with Hanley banged up. Oh well, All Star Break's a-coming.   And Guerrero (more just a 2B at this point anyway) coming back too.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez’ All-Star Break Starts Early

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@Iron Brian @Purple Drank  @DBrim Or Maholm (mehhhhh...) but might depend on how this week's games go. Probably a 50-50 chance between Maholm and Patterson.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Down On The Farm: 6/30 – 7/6 – Leon shines, Sweeney’s power, Holmes debut

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@Disgruntled Goat @craigary Yah, not only do I loathe the Giants they are also our key rival so it's just good in general if they have a weaker farm. The thing I've loved about new ownership is their emphasis on scouting and international amateur talent, far more then recent predecessors, in addition to be willing to go over slot at times to sign US draftees.  There's still some luck involved but they've really been doing the right things there and doing their homework.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers well-represented on BA and BP midseason Top 50 prospects list

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@moneynow27  @Mike Petriello @Purple Drank The Dodgers don't need more running backs.  {confused reading of your comment}

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers well-represented on BA and BP midseason Top 50 prospects list

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I don't care if I'm vindictive, I not only am taking great pleasure in the Dodgers' prospects making the top 20 but also in the fact that the Giants don't have anyone in the top 100 (unless I missed it) and their best prospect Crick has been struggling.  HEE HEE.

Plus Dodgers seem to be getting steals, not only Seager, but now Holmes (based on Jason Parks' comments on him.)

Personally I hope we keep all the very top guys, no rental trades please.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers well-represented on BA and BP midseason Top 50 prospects list

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@Casey (Most Mediocre Poster Award Hopeful) @Brooklyn Baby Just speculation, no report on it at all yet other than right shoulder injured when diving.

2 months ago on Corey Seager, Julio Urias named to Futures Game, Joc Pederson hurt

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Glad for those two dudes and not surprised. I DO hope Seager is promoted asap after the Futures break, otherwise, I agree, no idea why not.  Nothing left to prove in A ball. 

Hope Joc's shoulder is okay. :( Wasn't gonna be in LA this year anyway most likely but for his progress's sake... 

2 months ago on Corey Seager, Julio Urias named to Futures Game, Joc Pederson hurt

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@Mike Petriello that may be the greatest picture of all time. Oh man that's going on my Facebook!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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I do feel like when they focus on "gritty chemistry guys" they rarely seem to come up with one who is a player of color, even though I swear that Uribe fits the bill (although when healthy he's also a full time player, not a role guy), heck Chone Figgins seems to be fitting in just fine and helping younger guys out. But I don't know HOW THEY WILL SURVIVE WITHOUT HANDSOME MICHAEL YOUNG'S WISDOM.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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@Mike Petriello @craigary No need, we all read it and got migraines from all the heavy eye-rolling.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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Thoughtful piece btw. I'm sure it won't change any Hack-tastic writers out there but good for fans to keep in mind at least.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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@efb I'm naively, stupidly thinking there's still a shot. Giants have to come back to earth, right? It's only early June. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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A Nightengale Wrote a Crappy Column in Harvard Square, and other chestnuts from WWII.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers

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@Dig Dirkler (michael Morse has a mangina) feel like I haven't heard that in weeks. :/

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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THE CORPSE OF BUD SELIG IS SPEAKING FROM THE GRAVE, SHHHH.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Professor Towel @Disgruntled Goat @a potato And no on Headley, don't see that happening.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Professor Towel @Disgruntled Goat @a potato Aw, never mind me below then -- is Martin a FA again?  I wish Kyle Farmer could be fast-tracked.  

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Professor Towel 2015 I assume you mean?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Lobo @craigary @Lance Uppercut @Superba @Purple Drank  @a potato Meaning Paco? Or Elbert? I will welcome it but Paco has had some major issues this year.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@PasadenaDodger @craigary Well that's the biggest thing. The smugness here added to the Giants recent success becomes an intolerable, toxic brew that's hard to escape.  Plus tons of bandwagoners naturally. (I give more props to die-hard long time fans who are alsio generally not as obnoxious as the more recent fans.)  Everything is cyclical and their farm system currently kind of sucks, so there's that, but they seem to keep making magic happen out of nothing. I know they have good coaches and development staff so it's not all luck and magic, but I remember waiting for the magic run to end their last WS year.  Anyway, yeah, it's a smug, overpriced city and Giants keep winning. Whee! (It's not all bad here, obviously, or I'd move!)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Chris Jackson MLB Draft is probably harder to predict than just about any, given expansive nature of it, how some teams have different financial considerations than others, the HS vs college debate, and so on. And when you're not in the top 5-10 when the only "sure things'" (who aren't that either) are picked, it's wide open. I could see narrowing it down to about 5-7 likely guys for Dodgers, but that's about it.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Purple Drank that response actually makes me feel slightly less inclined to jump off the ledge (for now).

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@TheConman @Lance Uppercut @Purple Drank Hot Takes? Hot Takes! My Column:  

/morosi'd

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@DBrim Hm, interesting. Just thought his numbers were fairly solid given a tough environment in general. But yeah, probably will regress soon, and with our luck would've been bad from the start.

Now why couldn't Belisario have lost 15 lbs LAST YEAR?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Lance Uppercut @Superba @Purple Drank  @a potato I could see Bills replacing Maholm (unless he replaces Haren, who has been crap lately), except Maholm has advantage of being currently the only other LHRP aside from Howell.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@DBrim But hasn't Tolleson been faring very well for the Rangers lately? (11 inning scoreless streak that was snapped the other night.) Anyway, I agree it's not worth crying about what isn't here, but Paco hasn't been all that good either alas, so I could see how Tolleson would've been given a shot this year.  Anyway, lately the pen has been better and the problem is the offense right now.

Also Billingsley Will Save Us!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@TheConman @Lance Uppercut @Purple Drank Hm, maybe it wouldn't be so hard to find a player who could perform such a ritual. 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11756310

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@DBrim Sigh, what a dumb, dumb DFA.

Yah, at least Elbert may be coming back soon.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@TheConman @Lance Uppercut @Purple Drank Oh, I literally had no idea there was also a commenter by that name. Apologies for confusion.

Perhaps a Santeria ritual would be a better suggestion? :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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@Lance Uppercut @craigary Where was he when a certain ear was being munched on!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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Seriously, it's time call in the big guns, guys.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on History of the No. 22 pick in the MLB Draft

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