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>> That man could be Seth Rosin (pronounced Ro-ZEEN, as some have wonder in the comments section),
As in Ro-ZEEN-bag? :)
3 days, 5 hours ago on Zack Greinke isn’t going to Australia, and that’s OK
That's why there was no automatic link created to his B-R web page.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Buss, Fife, Reed among first 10 cut in Dodgers’ camp
>> With Erickson and O’Brien going down, the battle for the third catcher is among J.C. Boscan, Drew Butera and Miguel Olivio.
Miguel's last name is spelled Olivo.
@Dustin Nosler 120 ft? Throwing from second base to home plate? What's the point in that?
4 days, 7 hours ago on Beckett & Maholm return in style, Guerrero needs sliding practice
>> winning the World Series is really, really hard, and the team that wins the most regular season games rarely takes the title.
A few years ago, the folks at Flip Flop Fly In did a great graphic illustrating this:
6 days ago on Mailbag #2: Billingsley, Numata, Kemp, Spring Training
>> In a world where we don’t consider contracts,
Dodger fans now do indeed live in a world where we don't consider contracts. :)
I'm less concerned about Joc being traded away, after reading that article here about the Dodgers centerfielder of the future. Joc has an advantage over the current four starting outfielders (besides his lack of injury history) - by all reports, he's a good center fielder. The others aren't.
1 week ago on It’s Fun To Watch Joc Pederson
@DBrim Only a foot? Heck, we're closing in on 70 inches this winter.
1 week ago on 2014 Spring Training preview: Right field
>> With the tutelage of Davey Lopes and Maury Wills, he could become a much more efficient base-stealer as he matures.
Is Maury Wills coaching for the Dodgers this year? Or this spring, at least?
>> The Bright House release also noted that SNLA will be added to “Orlando, Tampa, Birmingham and Indianapolis service areas in March, and in its Detroit service area in April,” which is a motley collection of cities if I’ve ever heard one.
That's where Bright House, the nation's tenth largest cable provider, operates, according to its Wikipedia entry at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_House_Networks - "The company provides service to areas including Indianapolis, Central Florida (Orlando / Daytona Beach areas), Tampa Bay area, Lakeland, Birmingham–Hoover area, west suburban Detroit, and Bakersfield. Most of its business is concentrated in Central Florida, where Bright House is the dominant cable system in the Tampa and Orlando TV markets." So apparently they have arranged to make it available to all of their customers.
1 week, 4 days ago on SNLA Launches Tuesday, And You Probably Won’t Get It Yet
So now that we're stockpiling shortstops in our system, maybe we should try to do the same with catchers... :)
2 weeks ago on Erisbel Arruebarruena Getting Closer to Signing For A Reported $25 Million
@*~^VNDenergy^~* Yeah, I assumed it was arbitrary. Just a rule of thumb. But hopefully one that works, as a general estimate.
@DBrim @nsxtasy Thanks!
>> The Dodgers are essentially paying him to be worth one win a year.
Is there a rule of thumb on value, such as $5 million for one win above replacement in a year? (Just askin'...)
@DBrim It may not be a huge sample, but it debunks the claim that he hasn't hit well since 2009 when you're talking about him as a platoon option.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on What Would A Platoon At Second Base Look Like?
@*~^VNDenergy^~* Ever so slightly further than Eugenio Velez.
>> Brendan Harris against left-handed pitching, and Chone Figgins/Justin Turner against right-handed pitching. Harris hasn’t hit well since 2009
Actually, he hit quite well against LHP last year. His overall numbers were dragged down by his appearances against RHP.
Harris 2013 vs LHP: .296/.320/.507/.827Harris 2013 vs RHP: .028/.125/.056/.181
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2 weeks, 3 days ago on Projected 2017 Dodgers’ lineup
>> third base could end up being a position of strength after being a weakness for nearly a decade.
Huh? Casey Blake turned in two and a half solid seasons following his deadline trade in 2008, including his 4.6-WAR 2009.
>> subjecting us to years of Ned Colletti doing things like signing Juan Pierre and trading Carlos Santana.
Wow, even on this new website, Mike's hard-on for attacking Colletti persists. The fact is, both Juan Pierre and Casey Blake (who we got for Santana) made significant contributions to the Dodgers during their tenure. If you want to attack Colletti, do it for Androo Jones and Jason Schmidt, both of whom did close to zilch. And, of course, ignore all the signings that worked out and provided good value, if you want to continue the anti-Colletti rants. You can do that with just about any GM; even the best have some deals that don't work out. For those with a less jaundiced eye, Colletti's record is about average as GM's go, with his fair share of good moves as well as bad.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Paul DePodesta Era, Ten Years Later