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@Jeremy_N @Mike Petriello based on the Red Sox don't really gain anything in that deal.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Dodgers 4, Giants 3: Sweep Mode, Activate
@BlueMarvin agreed. He is starting every day on a first place team and has the chance to play for a contending team for the rest of his career. Strange that he wants out.
@GinFizzBear I would trade Beckett for Cain in a heartbeat. Otherwise, yes.
2 weeks ago on Mailbag No. 8: Recall Seager, DFA Ethier, Trade Gordon, Acquire Cain, Vin Still The Best
What do you think are the biggest needs for the Dodgers this year?
I would go with:
1. A solid way forward for the OF
2. A bullpen that does not include anybody named Chris Perez or Paul Malholm
3. A healthy infield
None of those involve major trades. Maybe a few call-ups. Thoughts?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Mailbag No. 8: Recall Seager, DFA Ethier, Trade Gordon, Acquire Cain, Vin Still The Best
@Sinful Clubhouse Lesbian @scottmbarrett whatever. the all-star game is fun. baseball is fun. that's why we (or most of us) love it. fun. remember fun?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Never, Ever Let Another Dodger In The Home Run Derby
I am pumped for the all-star game. The Home Run derby was so boring. Not just because Puig Dodgered it. Holy sleepy time. I think they need a new skills competition. Maybe a throwing contest for outfielders? I think it would be fun watching Dee & Hamilton play pickle, even. Get creative, MLB
I don't know what all of these nominations are about, but I'm pumped to see Grant Holmes already that high. I'm also pumped that we're heading into the All-Star break with the best record in the NL, the best pitcher on the planet, a dude in the homerun derby, and four all-stars.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Midseason Los Angeles Dodgers’ Top 25 prospects
@DBrim tell that to Derek Jeter lovers! But yeah, I know.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Arranging the Dodger Outfield Mathematically
I know Kemp's defensive numbers are atrocious, but I got to see Matt Kemp do this in person and there's no way Crawford makes that throw.http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_06_26_slnmlb_lanmlb_1&mode=video&c_id=stl
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dodgers’ Rotation Excellence Masks Depth Concerns
So with MLB offense in a huge decline, wouldn't it be prudent of the Dodgers to keep any bats they have at their disposable.
@Mike Petriello i really want to stand in the batter's box to see what pitches like this look like. Kershaw's curve, Mo's cutter etc. I don't know if I could even stand to watch a Chapman fastball.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dee Gordon Actually Made An All-Star Team
Anybody else see this? I thought it was an interesting concept - might breath some fresh air into the all-star game.
@KMT59 I read this as "Matt maybe going to Seattle" about 3 times. Damn.
Kershaw & Wainwright tied for lead in pitcher WAR for the NL. Only difference is Kershaw has 5 less starts. Wild.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Dodgers sign 5 players on first day of July 2 signing period
Looks like Danny boy wanted in on the fun. Me too, guys! Me too!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Dodgers 1, Indians 0: All alone in first place
First. Awesome post.
Second: How has Kemp been worth -0.2 WAR this season? Is his defense that bad? His offense hasn't been super-star level, but has Mike pointed out it's been pretty decent.
Third: I think Dodgers fans need to remember that we are still tied with the Giants. It's not like we won / ran away with the division. It's still June (for a day). Plenty of time for crazy things to happen eihter which way.
Also, Kershaw. Wow.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Chemistry Of the Dodgers Catching The Giants
which is more pressure for Lebron: Playing for the Knicks - hungry, rabid fanbase. NYC Media spotlightPlaying for the Lakers - actual history and expectation of winning, real comparisons to Kareem, Magic, Shaq, Kobe etc.
not even a huge basketball fan....
1 month ago on Dodgers 2, Royals 0: Offense Bad, But Kershaw Better
@Dustin Nosler or SVS could do that once Crawford is back. Not ideal but not terrible.
@Mike Petriello @scottmbarrett @Casey (Most Mediocre Poster Award Hopeful) @Dustin Nosler shit stanton was actually in the watchouts.
@steelmohawk @scottmbarrett @Dustin Nosler before this season he has never even been worth a full win. Playing great this year (like i said) but still a replacement level player.
@Casey (Most Mediocre Poster Award Hopeful) @Mike Petriello @Dustin Nosler I was talking to coworkers about current players with HOF potential. We came up with the following... Absolutes: Jeter, Pujols, Ichiro
Potentials: Kershaw, Cabrera, Posey, Wainwright, Cano
Watchouts: Trout, Puig, McCutchen
@Dustin Nosler Turner has been playing great. I wouldn't categorize him as a good.
Also, I was thinking more in terms of those guys on the field rather than Uribe, Hanley, Ethier, and Crawford. And yes - I know, injuries and LHP.
amazing to think that a starting lineup in an AL stadium would include Turner, Rojas, Trufiel, and Romak.
@TheConman I want to see Puig in the homerun derby but he has to throw the ball into the upper deck from home plate for it to count as a HR
1 month ago on There is no benefit to the Dodgers trading Matt Kemp
@PagansOedipalComplex @scottmbarrett definitely not over Kershaw, who has been an absolute beast save one really terrible inning. Beckett has a no-no and the third best ERA in the NL. This is the all-star game, those two things get him in. (Not saying he deserves a Cy Young so relax.)
@PagansOedipalComplex if any SP deserve a nod it's Kershaw and Beckett. Can't see any position players other than Gordon making it w/o getting voted in.
@Purple Drank @scottmbarrett he can't really play any worse. he's 32 - not that old, especially if he's heading to the AL.
Kemp is my favorite Dodger, so there's that, too.
I feel like Ethier might be one of those people who improves in a new setting (ala James Loney). I also think SVS is so important because he's the only other guy on the team who can play 1B if A-Gon gets hurt.
@Brooklyn Baby @scottmbarrett i live in new york. i have a car for 2 days. i'm not walking anywhere.
1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers 2, Padres 1: That’s A Win, And We’ll Be Pleased With That
i've seen the Dodgers play at 7 stadiums in the last 5 years. Dodger stadium is not one of them. It's been that long. Pretty sure the last time I was at Dodger Stadium Brad Penny was pitching...
Anyways, I'm in LA for work this week. Going to Thursday night's game. Haven't bought tickets yet. Question: Best seats in the $20-30 range? Also, what time do I need to be driving through the gates to get there for the first pitch?
@Mike Petriello back in 2009 I had a Yankees fan in a deli try to convince me that Derek Jeter deserved to win ANOTHER MVP
1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers 4, Rockies 2: Hanley homers, as does his replacement
@tpmerrill no. Dee has actually been decent at 2B this year and why the hell would you want to remove Uribe from the infield?
Plus, despite having grown up in Long Beach and played at UCLA I'm pretty sure Chase Utley has said before that he doesn't wan to play for the Dodgers.
1 month, 1 week ago on Dodgers 6, Rockies 1: Hits, Hits Everywhere
i am also sad for Bills. I was so excited for Kemp & Bills to come into this season and be part of this team.
1 month, 1 week ago on Rockies @ Dodgers June 16, 2014: I’m Sad For Chad Billingsley
@efb @scottmbarrett for me it was less about emotion and more about the actual swing. For an extreme opposite look at Uribe (or Pence). Every swing looks like he's trying to break the ball into a million pieces.
That's not a better way to swing, but it "looks" like he really, really gives a shit. Kemp doesn't "look" that way when he swings. Looks can be deceiving, though.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Right And Wrong Ways To Criticize The 2014 Dodgers
Also. I watched last night's game and hadn't watched any in a while. Watching Kemp strike out made me understand why people get frustrated with him. He is, for what it's worth, still my favorite Dodger. The only Jersey I ever bought (way back in 2010) and I still think he can be great again. But, his swing (and his whole demeanor, in fact) is so even keeled that it looks like he doesn't give a shit up there. I know (as do most of you) that he does, but I did think while i was watching that "oh man he doesn't really care." Then I snapped out of it.
Wins don't come from good chemistry, good chemistry comes from winning.
Hey Dummies. Kemp is probably the least tradeable guy on the team. He's one of the highest paid players in the sport with the downward trending years of his career ahead of him. That, and he's not playing well. He's not going anywhere. Plus, he's my favorite Dodger and I'm still holding out for a return to form...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on In Which Clayton Kershaw And Kenley Jansen Imitate One Another
no chemistry on this team at all
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Isotopes @ Grizzlies: This Is A Real Triple-A Game You Can Watch
@LA_Woman @scottmbarrettyeah i spoke too soon
Joc Pederson looks like he's 9 years old. Also why is he bunting?
Matt Kemp is slowly but surely becoming Matt Kemp again. Hope to see him wreak some havoc on the base paths soon, though.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 7, Marlins 1: Josh Beckett is … good?
it's going to be Fife more than likely :(anybody have any idea when Bills is back? I thought it was May?
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Marlins May 2, 2014: Ryu’s Gone, Is Zach Lee Coming?
@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) @scottmbarrettand Walks.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Dodgers 9, Twins 4: Hey! Offense!
If it only mattered when you crush the ball, Matt Kemp would be having a phenomenal season.
this could happen if it wasn't interleague play pretty easily. it could happen with any team that isn't in the NL West.
3 months ago on What Happens If The Dodgers Get Rained Out In Minnesota Again?
sometime in the next week the Dodgers are going to have a rotation of Kershaw, Greinke, Ryu, Billingsley, Beckett, and Haren and an outfield of Kemp, Etheir, Crawford, SVS, and Puig. Pretty sure just their SP & Outfielders will cost more than about half of MLB full rosters.
3 months ago on The Dodgers’ four outfielder problem is now a problem
I want Joc to be on the Dodger so badly but he has so many roadblocks in front of him.
3 months, 1 week ago on Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 4/15 – 4/21