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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @ tomato @Dustin Nosler But toilets are for backends!

10 hours, 3 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Jobu @TellMyWifeISaidHello The Fillies aren't so stupid as to get rid of Hamels without getting something really great in return.

10 hours, 4 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@BIah "Yeah, because it never happened before Abreu." - Yasiel Puig

11 hours, 49 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@ConfederacyofBuntses (still 2015 NOTY eligible) He ran in from the bullpen and kept on going, right out of the ballpark.

11 hours, 49 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@RevolverOcelot Maybe someone should write an article about how Guerrero is the bat we can get, for bench depth.  :)

11 hours, 50 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@RevolverOcelot @nsxtasy Yes, because of injuries which have now mostly healed.

11 hours, 52 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Mike Petriello That's what they say about all the ex Angels.  Guys like Chone Figgins, Garret Anderson, etc.

11 hours, 53 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@RevolverOcelot I don't think bench depth is a concern.  Not with Turner back, Figgins on the way, Guerrero on the mend, and six outfielders.

11 hours, 54 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Professor Towel >> Don't Chris Anderson or Tom Windle have more upside than Zach Lee at this point?

I think all three have limited upside.  I wouldn't miss any of them or all of them.  I would love to be proven wrong in time, but that's the way I feel about them right now.

12 hours, 12 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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Nice article on BP about the Astros and the 2014 draft: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24223

12 hours, 43 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@ tomato Both had good moments and bad moments.  Which is what mediocre pitchers do.

12 hours, 49 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @nsxtasy @juanhenry If the game does go 14 innings, you might use your #2 catcher instead of your #7 reliever.  :)

12 hours, 49 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Mike Petriello @nsxtasy That makes sense.  I forgot that Guerrero could still be considered a prospect.

12 hours, 50 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @RA_S  We'll know for sure a week from now.

12 hours, 51 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) it didn't work for me the first time, now it works

12 hours, 57 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@juanhenry You should never have to use your #7 reliever in the postseason.  Unless a game goes 14+ innings.

12 hours, 57 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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Another great article from Mike.

Incidentally, our current No. 5 to No. 10 is a bit better than usual because we have three top prospects (maybe four, depending on how Grant Holmes is viewed).  So while you say that even Zach Lee may be a lot, well, he's probably our No. 5 prospect right now.

I don't really mind if we can trade for a good reliever, as long as we don't give up any of our top four prospects.

12 hours, 58 minutes ago on So This Is What Relievers Cost

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@ tomato @PagansOedipalComplex @TradeKempNow >> colon would be fine next year

I hear Jamie Moyer is available too.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

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@BIah @KMT59 >> Reds are in free fall

And so are the Dodgers.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

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@P_F_P WOULD YOU RATHER

1. Dodgers trade for Cole Hamels, sacrificing Urias and Seager both in the trade,

OR

2. Dodgers trade for Cole Hamels and give up nobody in the top three...but also take on Ryan Howard's contract.

No.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

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@BIah Our problem with too many outfielders has nothing to do with Van Slyke.  The problem is having four outfielders who expect to start.  SVS is the fifth.

1 day, 2 hours ago on Pirates 6, Dodgers 1: Brutal Road Trip Is Brutal

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Well, at least we can look at the bright side of this series.

As soon as I think of one, I'll let you know.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Dodgers @ Pirates July 23, 2014: Unsure If Hanley Ramirez Still Exists

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Dan Haren April-May 2014: 11 starts, 9 quality starts

Dan Haren June-July 2014: 10 starts, 2 quality starts

1 day, 6 hours ago on Dodgers @ Pirates July 23, 2014: Unsure If Hanley Ramirez Still Exists

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@DodgerBytes @DBrim After last night's game, maybe we're just going to forfeit tonight, and let everyone rest up for the weekend.  :)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@DodgerBytes Get rid of all three of them.  Then there's no more outfielder surplus.  :)

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@DodgerBytes @nsxtasy Just like your post a little while ago about an imminent trade, this statement is NOT TRUE.  Where do you get this crap from?

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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Tonight's game is on three stations on my local cable channel - one HD feed, and two in SD (presumably home and away).

It's also today's free game on mlb.tv

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@JonathanLingo The cannibal is not on the loose.  He's playing with Tijuana in the Mexican League.  There, he has hit 7 HR in 23 G.  And no more ears lost.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@KMT59 I don't see how it's called a "competitive balance draft" but the drafting teams include winners like the Cardinals and Athletics, and exclude losers like the Astros and Cubs.

Not that I wish anything good for the Cubs, mind you.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@Bill Grabarkewitz You could have Guerrero pitching and Butera catching.  And then they could trade places.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@Weston Taylor @DBrim I would rather have nothing happen, than have something bad happen.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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The question is, who would be off the roster if Guerrero were brought up?  I think Rojas will get sent down when Figgins returns (soon).  So the answer is, if you bring up Guerrero, you're going to lose Figgins or Turner, assuming you want to keep the current five outfielders.

1 day, 10 hours ago on Dodgers’ answer to finding a bat at the deadline: Alex Guerrero

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@TheConman With 66 SB in 2011-2012 and only 3 in 2014, it's not surprising that his problem has to do with speed.  :)

1 day, 11 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

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@KMT59 I would not be upset if St. Louis had to give up the equivalent of Seager and Pederson to snag Price.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

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@TheConman Half his hits are for extra bases?  Who does he think he is, Scott Van Slyke???  :)

1 day, 11 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

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As I've stated in the past, for the Dodgers to succeed, they will need to play good baseball - say, .600 baseball - the rest of the way.  If they do that, they will probably win the division.  If they don't, they don't deserve to win the division.  And playing .600 baseball means that the standings should show 6-4 or better most of the time for the last ten games.

This morning I looked at the standings.  The Dodgers are no longer in first place; in their last ten games, they are 5-5, and the 'ants are 7-3.  You're going to need to do better than that, guys!

1 day, 11 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

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Nice article.

As you point out, Colletti hasn't really burned us with trades for relievers.  Now, if you want to talk about free agent signings, that's a different story.

And if he does another trade for a decent reliever or two, giving up only (using your words) players who aren't "irreplaceable parts", I'm all in favor.

1 day, 11 hours ago on Should We Be Frightened About Ned Colletti Trading For A Reliever?

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@Uncultured Baby Yeah, I mentioned that earlier today.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Pirates 12, Dodgers 7: The Dumbest Game In The History Of Baseball

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @DodgerBytes (2014 MSTY Asshole) @JonathanLingo @potato (2014 MSTY: Newcomer of the Year) 

The Ethier extension was for a guy who had 3.8 WAR the previous season and 20+ HR in four of the five previous seasons.It made sense at the time.

2 days, 9 hours ago on Down On The Farm: 7/14 – 7/20 – Pederson back with bang, Bellinger can’t be stopped

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@BIah 

He has exceeded my expectations.Just because it was never a sure thing that he would be as good as (or better than) 2013; he could have just as easily repeated his 2011-2012, which would have been a disaster.

2 days, 10 hours ago on Down On The Farm: 7/14 – 7/20 – Pederson back with bang, Bellinger can’t be stopped

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@efb 

Not a surprise.I'm just surprised they didn't use Paco last night, considering that this was coming.

2 days, 10 hours ago on Down On The Farm: 7/14 – 7/20 – Pederson back with bang, Bellinger can’t be stopped

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@JonathanLingo 

No thanks.Between the free preview week, and all the games that are on MLB Network, Fox, and ESPN anyway, I'm good.

2 days, 10 hours ago on Down On The Farm: 7/14 – 7/20 – Pederson back with bang, Bellinger can’t be stopped

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@BlueMarvin @Jobu >> If someone wants Hamels they should get him BEFORE the Rays trade Price, cause once he's gone the Phillies hold all the cards.

No, the Cards hold all the cards.  :)

2 days, 12 hours ago on If Not David Price, What Starter Can The Dodgers Target?

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