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@WBBsAs (In Dog We Trust. Un Planeta Sin Gatos) @Swung at ball 4 The other bright side is that SF loaded the bases with only one out, only to GIDP.

1 hour, 21 minutes ago on Dodgers @ Padres August 29, 2014: Finding Hope for Dan Haren

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What's worse is that SF is already up by three runs in the first inning, with only one out and two men still on base.

1 hour, 25 minutes ago on Dodgers @ Padres August 29, 2014: Finding Hope for Dan Haren

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@Tymathee You can't always get what you want.

But, if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.

1 hour, 27 minutes ago on Dodgers @ Padres August 29, 2014: Finding Hope for Dan Haren

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@PagansOedipalComplex @nsxtasy @TheConman Yes, but would you demand both of them for David Price?  :)

6 hours, 49 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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Three Dodger games will be shown on MLB Network this week: Monday night and Wednesday afternoon vs the Nats, and Friday night vs the Dbacks.

No, I don't know whether they will be blacked out in SoCal.

6 hours, 49 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@0ptimus @nsxtasy Could be, especially considering how beat up and non-contending they are this year.  Last year the Yankees were #3 on the road (after LAD and SFG), and that was with the benefit of the Mo farewell tour.  But in 2012, 2011, and 2010, the Yankees were #1 on the road also.

7 hours, 8 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@TheConman Latest MLB.com ratings:

#1 LHP: Julio Urias (LAD)

#2 LHP: Andrew Heaney (MIA)

#1 RHP: Taijuan Walker (SEA)

#2 RHP: Lucas Giolito (WAS)

7 hours, 13 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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I just looked this up and thought it was interesting.

Road attendance doesn't vary as drastically as home attendance, just because it's split among a lot of cities and ballparks, some of which have high attendance and some of which have low attendance.  However, there is still some variation, from 26,500 for the Royals to 35,300 for the Yankees.  It doesn't surprise me that the Yankees are tops or that the Dodgers are second; both teams have lots of diehard fans all over the country.  What surprised me is which team was third in road attendance this year: Pittsburgh.  Seriously?  Yes, seriously.  I guess they benefit from being a contender while playing their division games against three other contending teams, plus one crappy team that still pulls in a lot of fans thanks in part to its quaint old-time stadium.

7 hours, 29 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @BIah That's absolutely correct.  Last year it was 12,400.  Plus or minus 33,816.  :)

7 hours, 36 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@BIah As someone not living in SoCal with no skin in the game about the cable fight, I think the whole thing sucks, for all the fans in the area.  I don't know who's at fault and I don't care; they should just get it done.

7 hours, 37 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@PagansOedipalComplex Doing his best Zack Greinke imitation.

7 hours, 40 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@KMT59 @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @Tymathee Also Vancouver Island at the other end of Canada.

7 hours, 41 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@KMT59 @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @Tymathee >> The most remote island I've ever been to is Nugulu

The most remote island I've ever been to is Staten Island.  :)

j/k.  I've been to some others that were more remote, including Washington Island in Door County, and Cape Breton Island and Prince Edward Island in Canada's Atlantic provinces.  Also Honshu, which is not remote if you're already in Japan, but it's pretty darn far to travel there if you're starting out in North America.

7 hours, 43 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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>> They were led by 17-year-old Jairo Pacheco

Pacheco turned 18 last month.

7 hours, 49 minutes ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day

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@foldamort >> I wonder if Colon could have been had for Salary relief and Valentin and Arano.

By all reports, the answer is a definite no.  Not even close.

9 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@PagansOedipalComplex @nsxtasy @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @foldamort >> Colon is better than Heranandez and Correia combined

So he can pitch twice every five days?

9 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@PagansOedipalComplex @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) >> it's continuing to roster Kevin Correia after you've gotten all you've gotten out of him

Who would YOU have start instead of Correia?  Tell us, because I'd love to hear the answer.  (hint - we don't have a better option)

>> continuing to refuse to trade for Colon because it would be hassle

Not true.  Not even close.  Almost certainly, the reason we haven't traded for Colon is because the Mets are asking for way more value than he's worth.  So you would prefer that Ned make a bad trade than leave it be?  I sure wouldn't.

9 hours, 12 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @foldamort Yup.  Colon is still only one pitcher, and we would have had to do something to land another starter.

9 hours, 41 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) >> Just a casual poll: If the Dodgers win the WS this year, will it be because of Ned and Donnie or despite Ned and Donnie?

Yes.

9 hours, 42 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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This will be Urias's last start of the year.  Tickets are still available.  Game time 7:05 pm 14HT.  The game will be at the Diamond in Lake Elsinore, 70 miles from Union Station.  To allow for traffic on the 15, you should be leaving... about now.  :)

11 hours, 29 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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Urias and De Leon both starting tonight - Urias with the Quakes at Lake Elsinore, De Leon at home at Dow Diamond.

11 hours, 37 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Dustin Nosler @nsxtasy Speaking of the combined AZL no-no, funny, we were just talking about Jairo Pacheco yesterday - he's the guy who's 37 days older than Urias - and then he goes and pitches 6 innings of their no-no.  I wonder if we might start hearing as much about him as about Urias.

11 hours, 41 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Tymathee Milton Bradley for that bench player we have.

11 hours, 44 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Nonexistant >> At this point offseason will be the only time to fix the rotation

Not true now, will be true two days from now.

11 hours, 45 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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Busy throwing no-hitters for Chattanooga, apparently...

11 hours, 47 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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Where in the world is Andres Santiago?

11 hours, 47 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Disgruntled Goat >> let's talk about aaron harang.

Sure, just as soon as we get done talking about the Delino DeShields trade.

Which should be some time in 2027.

11 hours, 51 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@capnsparrow  @moneynow27  @Mike Petriello @InsideThePark (Dodger Stadium South) LOL, that article has a great typo in it, a reference to "Spirt Airlines".  :)

11 hours, 53 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Tymathee @InsideThePark (Dodger Stadium South) Any Chad signing will entail significant risk, due to his injury history.  Whoever signs Chad - it could be the Dodgers (not likely via the option, but a separate contract) - is likely to do so for less money than the current Dodger option to do so, and possibly with lots of incentive clauses in the contract.  Whoever does so is probably not counting on him to be in their rotation without a backup plan if he can't stay healthy.  That's what some teams do, particularly those with limited funds - buy low on several iffy pitchers with the hope that one or two of them pan out.  We can afford to spend enough money on five good starters likely to be healthy.  Although as we have seen and Mike reminds us, sometimes that doesn't work out either.

11 hours, 59 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@Purple Drank @Mike Petriello Come to Chicago in late September, when the boys in blue are here.

12 hours, 5 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@ABSmileBunch Yes, when I was nine years old.

12 hours, 5 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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Nice reminder analysis, Mike.  Have a great weekend!

12 hours, 13 minutes ago on The Chad Billingsley Effect Still Lingers Over The Dodgers

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@KMT59 Wow, the Cardinals are 10 games over .500 with a negative run differential.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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So Victor Arano is the other PTBNL in the Roberto Hernandez deal.  Some ranked him as our #14 prospect.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@Tymathee He's only 37 days older than Urias.  Could be good, has plenty of time to develop.

1 day, 6 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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>> Getting the 6’2, 185-pound De Leon some work in the winter leagues could allow him to progress more quickly through the organization.

So, when (under what circumstances) do they decide they want to give a young pitcher added work and development in the winter leagues, and when do they want to keep his arm on a pitch count to prevent overwork?

1 day, 6 hours ago on Dodgers’ prospect Jose De Leon making a name for himself

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@Jeremy_N @Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) It's a good day to root against the 'ants.  Whose game starts in half an hour.

1 day, 9 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@Lobo >> Fun fact, Kershaw took over the NL lead in WAR after last night

So that means he's the league's most valuable player.  Right?

1 day, 9 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@ak825 @Tymathee We want Adam Dunn for our BULLPEN!!!

1 day, 9 hours ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time

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@PJ14 Darn.  I want the Brewers to win the NL Central, not the Cards (who lost today also).

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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@BIah Yeah, but Bob Gibson in 1968 was almost as good (1.12), so good they had to lower the mound for everybody.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1: Clayton Kershaw Wants To Know Where The Pool Is

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@KMT59 Below you said 5-5 last 10 games but this says 6-4.  :P

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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@LA_Woman I beat you to it.  With a shoutout to you, too.  See below.  :) 

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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@Matt Kemp's Bath Towel So today his WHIP and his xFIP went UP.  Boo hiss!!!

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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BIG NASTY REDHEAD!!!

Hi LA_Woman.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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@P_F_P Cards lost tonight, Brewers in extras now.

1 day, 23 hours ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

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