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Its nice to have that luxury, as much as we want to see Kershaw pitch.
Something tells me if it was the heat of a pennant race or the playoffs, he'd be out there. But being early and the depth here allows the team to be SURE he's 100%, which is nice.
And hell, if anyone could win a Cy Young despite missing 2 months, its Kershaw.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson hurting, but don’t fret too much
OK thanks rain makes much more sense
4 months, 1 week ago on Clayton Kershaw starts season off right, Dodgers prevail 3-1 in opener
Still trying to figure this one out...I slept through my alarm but managed not to miss a pitch...If it was "planned" shouldn't they have known about it and listed the game time accordingly? Planned & delay contradict each other. Wacky Aussies
Gotta be the first "planned ceremonies" delay in MLB history
Anyone that was watching who could fill me in here?
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER JEFF REBOULET
He's the first (and only) Dodger autograph I had acquired in person, on my fitted cap. My other autographs are all purchases on photos and or cards.
But further, its the way I got his autograph. I was attending a game in Baltimore (in which Shawn Green would launch a ball onto Eutaw Street), and during warmups down near the Dodger dugout I was clamoring for anyone of even remote name recognition to sign my hat-but the assortment of Dodger fans there were all pushing their wares frantically in front of me. I stood patiently, and Reboulet walked past a large row of fans to walk right up to me, telling me he "respected the way I was standing there patiently for someone to sign", and that he wanted to make sure I got an autograph. (side note: His mustache was majestic, a true relic of past baseball glory).
To this day its my prized piece of Dodger memorabilia, despite it being from a utility player with a very brief stint. Class act, that Reboulet.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The All-Forgettable Team
Noooooooooooooo But looks like the new site will be overloaded with talent. Best wishes and I will be a regular DD reader
6 months, 1 week ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.
Is there a website for linking MLB players that last one came from?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Breaking: We Have Clues To Where Matt Kemp Is Going
Thrilled with this. The 3rd base market was trash, and even if he doesn't hit as well, his high caliber defense is enough if the rest of the lineup is healthy.
Also, keeps Hanley happy at SS and the clubhouse chemistry goes without saying. If they upgrade going in to next year he's a decent bench option.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Uribear Is Back
Wanted him back, but 10 mil for a reliever is alot. However I'm assuming this is what it took to keep him from taking a closer job elsewhere, and they can afford it, so cool.
Interesting to me seeing that Dan Haren comes with the same deal as Brian Wilson.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Brian Wilson Returns: Welcome Back, You Big Weirdo
I'd make an argument to reverse Puig & Ryu based on season long consistency, but there's no arguing Fernandez deserved it
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Yasiel Puig Doesn’t Win Rookie of the Year, But You Knew That
Youd rather watch St Louis celebrate?
9 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #2: C Tim Federowicz
@InsideThePark (empty stadium) I didn't read it that way.
"Other than that, the Dodgers are pretty much set."
All they really brought up was the 3B situation/5th starter, even though it listed "needs" at C,2B,3B,SP....it went on to say AJ is serviceable at C and that they addressed 2B with Guerrero
9 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #1: C A.J. Ellis
@Mike Petriello I don't like the line "Dodgers ascended to the top....while the Giants took their place in the cellar" implying the Dodgers were a last place team in 2012. But I'm probably reading it wrong, since "their" could also be just referring to the Giants taking their rightful place at the bottom.
The dip in OBP was the most disappointing for me, considering how much I bragged to friends about a catcher who gets on at a .373 clip ....but I still love AJ.
Wow...though totally satisfied with what Uribe did this year, I wasn't thrilled at the idea of bringing him back....until I read this post and realized the absolute black hole of the 3B market...so now I'm on board, as long as its only 1-2 years. You know the defense will at least be solid even if he regresses on offense, and the rest of the lineup can account for that.
9 months, 1 week ago on Improving the 2014 Dodgers: Third Base
A pitcher can't remove himself from a game if his manager doesn't take the ball from him/have any reliever ready to come in. Ask Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. Pretty smart guys I'm sure. Also gamers.
But before this becomes an actual discussion I was just making a joke.
9 months, 1 week ago on Don Mattingly’s Moment of Truth
There should have never been a press conference without first making a Mattingly decision. I honestly don't blame him
9 months, 1 week ago on Head Trainer Sue Falsone Leaves, But Will It Matter?
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @Nineteen84 @capnsparrow @Tycho Blue Wow. They can say whatever they want but people are definitely rattled by LA's newfound spending power
9 months, 1 week ago on Alexander Guerrero Will Be Good, Unless He Won’t Be
@MScottEiland You mean Falsone didn't take a club to Kemp's shoulder?
@capnsparrow @Nineteen84 @Tycho Blue I don't pretend to be a scout video isn't going to do me much good, I was thinking, you know, actual analysis
@DBrim @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep To put it in other terms. There are so many new metrics and people searching for better analysis out there that its up to us to read everything with a critical eye and determine which best suits our need for a particular evaluation. And this is a GOOD THING
@Tycho Blue Anyone got a link to some Tanaka analysis?
@FJ is adequately insulated @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim no arguments there
@FJ is adequately insulated @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim Sounds like my brother the White Sox fan. Chicago loves GRIT
@DBrim @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep Except in the case of things like RBI or pitcher wins, of course
@DBrim @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep All I meant by that was anyone who develops metrics is going to view their numbers as the "right way" to look at baseball. I think its great to gather all the information we can, but I don't think anyone can say with actual certainty that its better than someone else's way. That's really all I was trying to say.
Man we really need some actual baseball to discuss
@DBrim @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep Like I said I'm all for advanced metrics.
@DBrim @Nineteen84 @Pawl_myself_to_sleep Did I say it was shocking?
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim They'll always find a "better" stat
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @Nineteen84 @DBrim Whatever you want to call it. I'm all for it. But I would never claim it to be the absolute.
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim And look I like sabermetrics but I can't say its any better than any other way of looking at the game. Nobody can. Its all subjective.
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim That's assuming WARP = fact. Truth is no number can ever capture the randomness of a sport like baseball.
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @Nineteen84 @DBrim Point being all the guys in that crowd are of course going to back their way of viewing the game to pump up their own opinions
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim You mean Bill James wants to further his own agenda? Shocking.
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @DBrim @MScottEiland Regardless go and compare Uribe to other "Contract Years" and suddenly it doesn't look so shiny
@MScottEiland @Nineteen84 Not to mention the idiocy of comparing hitters to pitchers
I also LOL'ed at "Hunter Pence talent" and would love to see which 6 players he thinks are more talented
@FJ is adequately insulated @Nineteen84 Lets ignore for a sec that he doesn't know that Ryu wears 99, or "wherever" Puig came from, anyone claiming to be a "big dodger fan" and wants to get rid of Puig is contradicting themselves
@FJ is adequately insulated @Nineteen84 uh, yeah.
Anyone in the mood for a laugh?
Not that we needed any more proof that the Yahoo Sports comments section is the worst of the worst, but I couldn't resist
@Pawl_myself_to_sleep @MScottEiland That would mean something like $14.1 million for the year. I love what Uribe did but no thanks. And if you're thinking about the draft pick trust me Uribe is not turning down 14 mil.
If Dusty Baker somehow ended up the manager, I'd almost want Kershaw to go elsewhere just so I don't have to see Dusty run his arm into the ground. Almost.
Don't know how to feel that this comment has generated far more response than anything I've ever posted
9 months, 2 weeks ago on NLCS Game 6, Part 2: Why Is This Still Happening
@booch11 @ThtsaPaddlin @Nineteen84 I expect no less
@ThtsaPaddlin @Nineteen84 love you too buddy
Love this blog, this forum, and everyone here. Well, most of you. Thanks guys.
@BIah @Nineteen84 good question
Hey at least we're still trendier
@Lobo non issue to be honest right now
@Mike Petriello Yep its official, not tuning in