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@TheConman Play MSTI for me...

19 hours, 49 minutes ago on Our Top Ten, On Your TV

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@TheConman Camptown ladies sing this song, DoDi DoDi...

19 hours, 50 minutes ago on Our Top Ten, On Your TV

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I can't believe that they're going into their second year of not broadcasting Dodger games to most of the Southland.  Frickin' big companies fighting each other while the little guy suffers.  Grrr...

And I don't even live in SoCal.  And I don't subscribe to MLB Extra Innings, either.  But at least I get to watch 30-40 nationally televised games a year (on Fox, ESPN, MLBN, etc).

19 hours, 50 minutes ago on Our Top Ten, On Your TV

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@0ptimus @nsxtasy So he doesn't wear a fielding glove when he's pitching with that hand?

1 day, 2 hours ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

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Pat Venditte is a switch pitcher, pitching with either arm, depending on the batter.

Does he have two gloves, and switch gloves between batters, too?  Inquiring minds want to know!

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/111090068/oakland-athletics-switch-pitcher-pat-venditte-records-out-with-each-arm-in-spring-debut

1 day, 2 hours ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

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@Tynee Tym Here, have one.  On me!

1 day, 20 hours ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: 2018 Pitching Staff

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http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/trying-to-solve-the-alex-guerrero-problem

Untradable, unfortunately.  Because trading him - even if it's just for a bag of balls - would be the best option for the Dodgers.

Oh, and sorry to interject Dodger content into the site.  :)

1 day, 20 hours ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: 2018 Pitching Staff

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@capnsparrow  @nsxtasy @ABSmileBunch It's actually a very good thing that they're improving the nutritional content of the food, organic or no.

It's kind of stupid that this stands out as something unusual, though.  You would think all the teams would have been doing this all along, throughout their system.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@ABSmileBunch It leads to organic food.  Even though organic food isn't any healthier than non-organic food.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Weston T @MajorPuigBaseball If Urias came up in August, he could come pitch the ninth inning in relief of Johnny Cueto.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Weston T @MajorPuigBaseball By August?  McCarthy's on the DL.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Superba @nsxtasy @ABSmileBunch I go by Brim's gut.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@DBrim @nsxtasy @Superba @ABSmileBunch If it's done then you can post it now...  ;)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Superba @ABSmileBunch That's funny, Brim's gut tells me the same.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@ABSmileBunch See comments just a few minutes ago.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@DBrim @nsxtasy And it's going to say that this is a good move, low risk because not much money, if he's healthy and can pitch then great, otherwise no big deal.  :)

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@DBrim @capnsparrow  @efb If it's any consolation, it was -10F here in Chicago yesterday morning.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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@Hoze That's a good sign for Urias, not so good for Joc.

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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What, no topic on the Mike Adams signing?  Mike Petriello must be out of town or asleep.  Or hurt!  Too hurt to report on the Mike Adams signing!  Get it?  Hurt, Mike Adams?  LOL!

4 days, 1 hour ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder

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Speaking of cheap...  Brewers single-game tickets went on sale this morning.  Before I bought any from the regular team box office, I checked Stubhub.  It turns out the four Dodgers games May 4-7 are part of a promotion, with all tickets half price for residents of Milwaukee and surrounding counties.  Although I'm not eligible for that promotion, there were tickets available on Stubhub for less than the full face value, so I bought mine on Stubhub.  Yippee!  Cheap Dodgers tickets!  Eight rows behind home plate for $44-50/ticket (vs $58 face value) - can't find that at DS!

4 days, 19 hours ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap

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Ooooh!!!  Travis Witherspoon!!!

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who?

6 days, 1 hour ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips

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@moneynow27  Not his worst, either, though.  Just mentioning two deals off the top of my head, I would say we got less value for the money from Andruw Jones ($32MM, 2 years) and Jason Schmidt ($46MM, 3 years).

Also, although the Dodgers signed Pierre for $44MM and 5 years, they only had him for 3 years and $26MM, then traded him to the Sox who paid the rest.

6 days, 1 hour ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips

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For those who are curious, the Dodgers typically get 130-140 starts from their top five starters, and the rest come from the "depth" we keep talking about.  Here's how many starts they got each year from starters not in the top five in games started:

2014: Fausto 9, Maholm 8, Correia 3, Frias 2, Wright 1, Fife 1, Patterson 1

2013: Fife 10, Beckett 8, Magill 6, Volquez 5, Lilly 5, Bills 2

2012: Blanton/Eovaldi 10 (they tied for fith), Lilly 8, Beckett 7, Fife 5

2011: Garland 9, Eovaldi 6, Eveland 5, Ely 1

2010: Monasterios 13, Lilly 12, Haeger 6, Ramon Ortiz 2, McDonald 1

Some of these starters were pretty good; others were not.  Some of these starters were brought up from the minors, some others acquired in mid-season trades, some on the roster from OD.  And this pattern is true of MOST teams.  The need to go to the #6+ starter arises because the chances of five different starters never getting hurt are slim.  And occasionally you have the need for an extra start due to suspended/postponed/makeup/doubleheader games, too.

>> Over the last five seasons of Dodger baseball, you can see that the number of innings received from the starting rotation has been pretty consistent:

  • 2014 — 975
  • 2013 — 979
  • 2012 — 987.2
  • 2011 — 993
  • 2010 — 952

6 days, 1 hour ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips

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@BehindOrangeLines Then say it this way:  I don't want to see him in L.A. yet.

1 week, 1 day ago on When To Call Up Julio Urias? Remember The Lesson Of Adrian Beltre

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How can I create a lot more usernames, like that frequent fapper who doesn't like Eric Stephen?  :)

1 week, 2 days ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

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@TheOcelot @nsxtasy Good, because we'll need it.  We'll need it for Greinke's extension and/or signing a FA ace like Price or Cueto, and for some of the international talent coming up next year.  Actually, we may need it for both reasons as soon as this July.  Fortunately, the team's credit is good, so there's no problem if we need a loan.  I mean, it's not like the owners are soaking the team's profits away.  Not any more, anyway.

1 week, 2 days ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

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@TheOcelot @nsxtasy Yeah, but part of that increase is because we're paying salaries for players we traded away (e.g. Kemp, Haren) AND for their replacements.  It's almost like paying for two teams.  :)

1 week, 2 days ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

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I like the moves the FO has made.  But they really haven't spent all THAT much money.  Plenty of other teams have signed new contracts over $50MM this off-season (Lester, Shields, Moncada, Scherzer, etc) but unless I'm mistaken, we haven't signed a single one.  Not that that's the only metric that matters, of course.  But I'm waiting for them to bring on board a really terrific player or prospect, and they haven't.

1 week, 2 days ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

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@Jeremy_N @Lobo Yes, injured.  Or if he bites off a teammate's ear.  Not like that could ever happen...

1 week, 2 days ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping

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@Purple Drank Adam Wainwright was born in Kenya.  Hound him into showing his birth certificate!

1 week, 2 days ago on Dodgers miss out on Yoan Moncada, possibly to spend big on July 2

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Hhris Catcher.

1 week, 3 days ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

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@Mike Petriello He's talking about the Dodgers clubhouse.  And yes, he's locked out.

1 week, 3 days ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

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@PagansOedipalComplex @InsideThePark >> Wieland, ZLee, Frias, McGowan, Reed are more than adequate imo

And Beachy.

1 week, 3 days ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

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For a second there, I got all excited when I read the first four words of the headline of the MLBTR article: "Dodgers Expected To Sign Dustin McGowan".

I was hoping it was going to be about someone else...

1 week, 3 days ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

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@itsthatguywhodoesstuff Regardless of how reliable he is, we really won't know who lands him until it's announced.  No matter what anyone says, reliable or not.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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So the Dodgers are not one of the three leading teams to land Moncada, and are just lurking:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/02/latest-on-yoan-moncada-7.html

1 week, 4 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@ABSmileBunch Yes, because Beachy has options left, so he can get sent down to the minors to get in shape and not take up space on the 25-man until he's needed.

1 week, 4 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@PagansOedipalComplex FIP since 2011


Brandon Beachy 3.39

Oh and in case you're curious...

Clayton Kershaw 2.41

Zack Greinke 3.07

Hyun-jin Ryu 2.97

1 week, 4 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@Lobo I think you mean "Lobo lobo lobo lobo lobo this signing".

1 week, 5 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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Clearly, the Dodgers feel the need to compete with the Gnats for which team has the most players named Brandon.

1 week, 5 days ago on Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy, A Risk Very Much Worth Taking

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@Mike Petriello Not a surprise.  They're being extremely deliberate with his advancement, and limiting his innings as part of that process.  All of which is A GOOD THING.

1 week, 5 days ago on Zack Greinke Gets An Elbow Injection, Which Sounds Terrifying

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>> "Shut down a dew days." - Gurnick

Camptown ladies sing this song, dew days, dew days...

1 week, 5 days ago on Zack Greinke Gets An Elbow Injection, Which Sounds Terrifying

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