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@Purple Drank how much have you had to drank? ;)

5 days, 12 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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@WBBsAs (In Dog We Trust. Un Planeta Sin Gatos) I actually don't think so. I think Perez being used only in garbage time since he's been back shows where team ranks him right now. (Otoh, who knows, and he has admittedly looked much better since coming back from the DL. But hoping they won't be fooled by that. Would rather a less experienced guy with much more live arm, like Baez, Frias or Garcia make it over him.)

5 days, 12 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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Yep, totally agree.  Was great to have both Paco and Elbert come back and get back in the mix at same time, after the pen was clearly starved for that 2nd LHP for a long while. Paco should get the nod over Elbert on account of being less rusty, more recent experience, probably a bit better.  Want to see how Frias manages in Denver (not that this should be anyone's final judgment on a pitcher) but he seems to have really earned that "long man" slot.  Are we thinking 12 pitchers on post season roster, or 11? Seems IF Ryu is back and healthy, they'd go with 4 starters and then decide on 7 or 8 relievers.


I don't have a problem with League making the cut (i'd personally rather leave Wright off, don't think he's been very good at all lately), but would be good to have potentially another young live arm in pen too -- maybe Baez has a shot?

5 days, 12 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Diane Nguyen I live in Frisco and have noticed people here don't mind it being called that as much these days, probably because there are so many more transplants from elsewhere who didn't grow up with weird provincialism and weird rules about things.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

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@GinFizzBear @Diane Nguyen Nice pull.  The miracle of birth!

6 days, 14 hours ago on Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @craigary OK.  Was just tired of seeing all these dumb discussions 2 months ago and was tired of having to defend him.   Moving on.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

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(Sorry for the curse-y tweet, forgot about that part. :( ) You get the gist, there are other rants to be found on that dumb hashtag until some of us took it over sarcastically more recently.)

6 days, 14 hours ago on Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

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Join me in laughing at people who were dumb (yes, people who say dumb things on Twitter, it's probably been any of us at some time or another, but today I'm singling someone out:)
https://twitter.com/ShoeAffliction/status/490631546089390080

6 days, 14 hours ago on Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

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@DBrim @Chat dans le chapeau @Lobo Yes, he is absolutely worse than Donnie for on-field decisions. I think when it comes to managers, with very few exceptions, this sums it up:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wXHwVpIUByw/UGCk7vNh2cI/AAAAAAAADMY/0nTEWJJ-Cfg/s1600/grass-greener.jpg

2 weeks, 2 days ago on My 2014 Dodgers’ Minor League Players of the Year

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@Dustin Nosler and if we know you we know you're a master debater! ;)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on My 2014 Dodgers’ Minor League Players of the Year

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Also, Cotton doing what he did in a hitter's league is amazeballs (and cottonballs). I would imagine he'll start '15 in Chattanooga and take it from there? Urias will be in Rancho and then join him in Chattanooga, and maybe Anderson or Windle won't be far behind, De Leon up to Rancho, and g'damn that is starting to sound awesome.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on My 2014 Dodgers’ Minor League Players of the Year

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@KMT59 Those guys are mentioned for other GM jobs (along with Kim Ng) about as often as the Dodgers have traded Ethier for Middlebrooks.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on My 2014 Dodgers’ Minor League Players of the Year

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Nice. It's GREAT to actually HAVE choices, good choices, for once. That we can actually look at several players for each and debate it, well it's nice to be there.  I might have leaned towards De Leon or (just for sheer amazingness for his age) Urias but can't disagree really. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on My 2014 Dodgers’ Minor League Players of the Year

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

3 weeks, 3 days 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.

3 weeks, 3 days 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:

1 month, 2 weeks 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? :/

1 month, 2 weeks 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.)

1 month, 2 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago on 48 Hours Until The Trade Deadline

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

2 months, 1 week ago on Mailbag #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!

2 months, 1 week ago on Mailbag #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.

2 months, 1 week 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!

2 months, 1 week 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.  

2 months, 1 week 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.)

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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. ;)

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 1 week 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.

2 months, 2 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.

2 months, 2 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}

2 months, 2 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.

2 months, 2 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, 4 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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!

3 months, 1 week 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.

3 months, 1 week 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.

3 months, 1 week 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.

3 months, 1 week 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. 

3 months, 1 week 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.

3 months, 1 week 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. :/

3 months, 2 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.

3 months, 2 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.

3 months, 2 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.  

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

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@Professor Towel 2015 I assume you mean?

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

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