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@†ymathee @Bawfuls we could exchange diseases!

4 days, 19 hours ago on Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster

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Woke up yesterday with a head cold, it's worse today. Leaving for a bachelor party in Vegas about 2 hours from now.

This is going to be a tough weekend. 

4 days, 19 hours ago on Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster

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@PagansOedipalComplex @Bawfuls @Tymathee @nsxtasy I still don't think his ERA was "ace" status until last season, which again came on the back of a significant spike in strikeouts that I'd like to see repeated before I believe it.

I'm not saying he's a bad or even mediocre pitcher, he's very good. But last year is the only one that stands out as "frontline starter" caliber, so I'm skeptical that that's who he is going forward.

1 week, 4 days ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern

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@Tymathee @Bawfuls @nsxtasy Early Kershaw had better peripherals. Kershaw's 2008 K/9 was 8.36, higher than every season of Cueto's career until last year. Kershaw's FIP was 4.08 that year, and hasn't been higher than 3.12 since then. Cueto's lowest FIP in a season was 3.27 (in 2012).

1 week, 4 days ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern

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@Tymathee @Bawfuls @nsxtasy He's been outperforming his peripherals for several years (tho yes some would say that's evidence that he's better than FIP/xFIP indicate). Last year he posted a K/9 of 8.94 when his career rate had been 7.0

He wasn't an "ace" until last year, when the strikeouts spiked.

I'm not convinced he's real until he does it again (i.e. maintaining the high strikeouts).

1 week, 4 days ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern

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@nsxtasy I'm not a huge believer in Cueto's "ace" status

1 week, 4 days ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern

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Have we freaked the fuck out about Ryu's shoulder yet?

1 week, 4 days ago on Alex Guerrero Is A Natural Shortstop, You Know

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@Jeremy_N Really not a fan of that aggressively asymmetrical design, with the tower of luxury suites on one side and seats for the plebes on the other. The new SF stadium is like that and it is lame.

1 month, 1 week ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists

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@CeeBeast what are the "established exceptions" for #2 there?


Foul balls and.... ?

1 month, 1 week ago on Can the Dodgers sign both Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada?

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@TheConman @666foldamort gonna post this elsewhere on the interwebs for imaginary points cause it's awesome

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Yimi Garcia

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@Math Space Cat Editor Played in giant sealed domes or outside in the elements after teraforming the atmosphere?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: 20-11

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@Mike Petriello @Math Space Cat Editor It's simple.


Atmosphere is thinner therefore pitches break less and are easier to hit, balls fly further, plus with the reduced gravity the balls fly even further still. 


Coors Field on steroids and then some.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: 20-11

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@Dustin Nosler thanks for the warning, just sent you a dumb rehash question!

2 months ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jose Dominguez

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@AudioOutlaw @Subtle Euphemism aka Jonathan Lingo You realize that the time between pitches has steadily increased right?


i.e. "back in the good old days" pitchers and batters didn't take this long.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jamey Wright

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@DodgerBytes @PagansOedipalComplex What Rose did is SOOOOOO much more potentially damaging to the sport of baseball than any substance any player has ever taken.


Gambling has the potential to remove competition from the game completely, to turn it into kabuki theater that exists only for the enrichment of gamblers and mobsters.  Gambling nearly destroyed MLB in it's early years, which is why the game has had a strong zero-tollerance policy since then.  Go read up on how damaging the gambling scandals in Taiwanese baseball were to that league within the past decade.


When guys take drugs to try to get an edge, at least they're still trying to win.


Also, never forget that Rose agreed to accept a lifetime ban from baseball in exchange for MLB halting it's investigation into his gambling activities.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Let’s Get To Know Austin Barnes

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@Santa Blahs The internet is a beautiful place

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Be Happy Julio Urias Isn’t Randy Johnson

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@B0Jang1es @Mike Petriello it was better back when Nate Silver ran it

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Be Happy Julio Urias Isn’t Randy Johnson

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@Purple Drank my guess: Joc projection is 2 WAR on defense, 1 with the bat

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Hyun Jin Ryu’s Ottogi Noodle commercial showcases plus-plus mastication

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@Santa Blahs @juanhenry so young, both of you.


Just be yourself and don't worry about arbitrary milestones.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Roberto Fausto Carmona Hernandez

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@Santa Blahs @capnsparrow are you both 15 years old or something?

3 months ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Stephen Fife

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@capnsparrow  @Still PFP Deadspin is unironically a better sports news organization than ESPN

3 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers-Padres trade being held up by Matt Kemp’s arthritic hips

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@DBrim Also basically disowned his gay son and refuses to acknowledge that he was an AIDS victim.

3 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers-Padres trade being held up by Matt Kemp’s arthritic hips

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@DKD Brisbee is at his best when the Giants are a mess

3 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers-Padres trade being held up by Matt Kemp’s arthritic hips

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@Mike Petriello no one, because they're totally trading for Cole Hamels before the rest of the deals are official

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Eflin & Windle may be heading to Philly for Rollins; moves lost in the shuffle

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@SockingDingers wRC+ you rube

3 months, 2 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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Prediction:  The Padres will get a few lucky breaks in 2015 or 2016, make a deep (but ultimately fruitless) playoff run fueled by Matt Kemp heroics, and Kemp will join Garvey as a retired Padres number.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@Benatar @Bawfuls @BehindOrangeLines shamelessly stolen from Reddit (shudder) but it's good and we should use it all the time

3 months, 2 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@BehindOrangeLines because he's not blinded by love for Kemp like we are, and he's instinctively scared of Farhandrew making super-awesome moves. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on So Long, Matt Kemp

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@internet baseball fan potato friend Excellent Tinderfu from the potato here.  Now parlay that into a date and you will have achieved mastery of the swipe.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Night That Blew Up Baseball

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@ak825 @Frank J Lapidus ...by giving up a better HOF player in his prime.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Night That Blew Up Baseball

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@OCDodger @LiterallyPFP Swaggy P is actually pretty awesome aside from the fact that he's not a very good basketball player.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Night That Blew Up Baseball

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@LADfan123456789 Sheilds has Zito-round-two written all over him.  Watch them give him 7 years haha

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers trade Dee, Haren to Marlins for Heaney, Hatcher, 2 prospects

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This is the day of trades I've been waiting for since the new FO came together.  Hot Damn!


Now just get someone to take Ethier for a bucket of balls and we're set!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers trade Dee, Haren to Marlins for Heaney, Hatcher, 2 prospects

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so is this podcast episode not yet up on iTunes or am I just bad at computer?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 104 – Trades, Kemp, Ethier, Lester

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@DodgerBytes should be 2014 Dodgers Leader in Walks Yasiel Puig

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Juan Nicasio Relief Experiment, Already In Progress

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@DodgerDodger @ABSmileBunch The lineup needs Kemp's bat more than the rotation needs Lester.


If money is an issue, then bolster the back end of the rotation with guys like McCarthy.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

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@LiterallyPFP @Bawfuls So?  The team is as popular as it's been in a long time, attendance is up, and ownership clearly feels like they have something to prove in terms of winning.


Eating half of the CC/Ethier contracts in order to move those guys would free up some money too.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

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@LiterallyPFP I don't accept the premise that they can't afford both.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

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Is the any fun/goony stuff one can do at the winter meetings?  


They are in SD and I live here, maybe I should hang out at hotel bars downtown and pass out brochures on how productive Andre Ethier is?

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

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@Dustin Nosler I'll believe the Kemp trade rumors when it actually happens.  Until then I still maintain it's unlikely, particularly within the division.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers finally enter Jon Lester sweepstakes

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@666foldamort He's got 1400 MLB PA's and he's 24 so I don't think he counts as a prospect at this point.

4 months ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: IF Miguel Rojas

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That 2013 performance was awesome.  Hanley and Puig on fire during the 50 game run was a special time.

4 months, 1 week ago on Report: Hanley Ramirez to sign with Red Sox

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