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5 hours, 7 minutes ago on Dodgers Continue To Rework Organizational Catching Depth
@Weston T @Nineteen84 totally
3 days, 9 hours ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable
I think there's a lot of focusing on what Grandal COULD be rather than what he IS at this point. That said I still don't see a Kemp deal that results in a bigger upgrade anywhere on the field.
@Purple Drank @Nineteen84 as most major leaguers tend to do
HR not JR
Seems like the classic 3-outcome batter: Walk, JR or Strikeout
@Dodgers Nerd Though I do remember Vin remarking about how 95 mph was misleading because Kershaw seemed to be *just* missing his spots without movement, I wasn't watching with my own eyes, so I will reserve judgement
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Cardinals 10, Dodgers 9: What In The Holy Hell Just Happened
My gut reaction was both to leave Kershaw in AND to get him out of there. I was pissed at Donnie yet totally got it. My emotions are conflicted.
@capnsparrow @Nineteen84 I was very excited when he came back in the 7th, but that didn't last long.....not even Vin could stem my panic/anger/anxiety/rage attack
So tonight was the first radio game I've done all season, West Coast peeps, I must ask - Does KLAC always cut to Steiner after 3 innings of Vin? What a slap in the face.
I'd pay upwards of $50 for an mlb.tv playoff package just to ensure I could watch every game.
Beats trying to coordinate with friends/bars to figure out who actually has the means to watch: "OK who has Fox Sports 1? cool. Who gets MLB network? What channel even is TBS anymore?"
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Start Times Announced For NLDS Games 1 and 2
In which a 3:30 PT start time is the only time where it's actually beneficial to be a Dodger fan in upstate NY
Well looks like I will sacrifice even more of my computer's health by streaming the game from questionable online sources, Since I don't have FOX Sports 1 as part of my deal despite paying extra to DISH for their "sports package".
Just curious, how much of the country actually is able to get Fox Sports 1? Its not exactly VS when the NHL first went there, but it seems like every year MLB is making their playoff games harder and harder to find/watch.
Vin is Vin and need be nothing else.
Anyone else have that nagging "OF COURSE we drew the Cardinals" feeling? I can't take another string of 3-2 games in which STL gets the right bounce at the right time, prompting months of "Grit trumps Talent" media storm.
How great would it feel to just hang a bunch of 10 run games on em and sweep running away?
I think they get it done this year though. I'm 100% fine with Wacha being out of the rotation for the cards.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Mailbag #12: Hanley, Player Options, Ethier Trade, Brim, Vin
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Two Hours To Go
Welcome to Rochester, Millone! At least some local news to tide me over til all the deals are reported.
And hey, if Kemp can settle in at the plate (no i don't expect him to stay this hot, but perhaps above average) that's a trade deadline boost in its own right.
I'd rather LA stay put than do anything rash. But theres a part of me that fears seeing Joc sent out for an over the hill former closer, because you never know with Ned.
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.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson hurting, but don’t fret too much
OK thanks rain makes much more sense
9 months 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.
9 months, 1 week 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
11 months ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.
Is there a website for linking MLB players that last one came from?
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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
1 year, 1 month ago on Yasiel Puig Doesn’t Win Rookie of the Year, But You Knew That
Youd rather watch St Louis celebrate?
1 year, 1 month 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
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 1 month 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
1 year, 1 month 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
1 year, 1 month 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.