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Gotta give it to the Rangers - that's a better return on Kinsler than Andre right?
8 months ago on Dodgers Add Baez, Garcia, Martin.. And Hey, Daniel Moskos!
Either would make me happy.
9 months ago on Is It Bad If Tim Wallach Leaves?
I remember hearing when Wallach took the job, that he didn't want to be the Bench Coach because it was more disconnected from the game action. Pretty sure Mike had an article at the time mentioning that.
As long as AJ winds up being our manager one day, the time until then is gravy
Isn't the bigger question whether we want Wallach to be Mattingly's heir apparent? 3rd base coach, big deal. But will we suffer from not having him in the organization, at hand in case Mattingly implodes? I really have no idea.
@capnsparrow Dude, it wasn't AJ's fault. No one thought he'd charge - he had no reason to. And once it happened, AJ tackled him & wouldn't let go. He protected his pitcher as best he could, & he's the hardest worker on the team. I usually love your comments, but please cut him some slack.
1 year, 3 months ago on Dodgers @ Padres April 11, 2013: Greinke vs Marquis, Really?
@Dang88 Don't make promises you can't keep
@Tony Fernandez @El Kapitan You can't let them think you aren't in control. No one EVER says sorry
Mitch Williams was getting pretty pissed & had a great point I didn't notice at first - Quentin didn't try to back away from the pitch. He actually LEANED INTO IT! How can you be pissed you got hit when you step into it? And Amsinger just thinks Greinke deserved to be charged for not saying sorry! What the hell is that?! None of them mentioned Kemp almost taking one in the head in the 1st
@Mantis Shrimp, not moderator Greinke was like, "Bring it." You could see him say it on the replay
@joekings Only that we don't know
@Catfishin Only classic! Hockey's a great sport, but has no place on a baseball diamond. Plus, Posey looks like a new-school jackass in it.
1 year, 3 months ago on Pirates @ Dodgers April 6, 2013: Ramon Hernandez, The Newest Dodger
@Catfishfryin @El Kapitan Reminds me of when the Philadelphia Eagles traded Chris Carter away because the coach said, "All he does is catch touchdowns." Except Carter didn't suck when he got older the way Thames did for us.
1 year, 3 months ago on Dodgers 4, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw Is Just Living the Dream
@capnsparrow @EephusBlue That's exactly what Buck came around to say by the end of his segment; that it was a tool to confirm their gut instincts
@Catfishfryin I miss Jamarcus Gwybbons Jr. And when I say I "miss" him, I mean I miss hearing the name, not seeing them play.
@elysian park grill @EephusBlue Buck says, Take that advanced metrics! (Paraphrasing)
@EephusBlue Not bad. I heard how interesting Harold has been lately
@DBrim @El Kapitan @EephusBlue @capnsparrow Fair point
@ThtsaPaddlin RYU tomorrow!
@EephusBlue @DBrim @capnsparrow @El Kapitan Maybe they just want to wait till tomorrow so no one will think it's an April fool's day joke? Didn't stop the Rangers though
In Clayton's post-game interview on the field, when they started talking about Mark Walter, I was certain they were gonna announce the new contract right there. That would've been incredible timing in front of the fans.
@capnsparrow @El Kapitan @JoeyE You think it's real Cap? Or a BS April fools report? I hate that I'm not gonna be able to believe anything I hear reported tomorrow. At least there'll be a game to take me away from any news feeds
1 year, 3 months ago on Dodgers Cut Eight, Set Likely Opening Day Roster
@Antonio G Ohhhhhhhhhh, that makes sense
@JoeyE I'm trying to figure out why Texas would offer an 8 year big money contract to a shortstop when they have Profar coming up fast behind him. And even more confusing is why Andrus & Boras would ever accept it. Is he already planning for his move to 3rd base in a year or 2? And didn't anyone tell them this is exactly the same thing they did to Michael Young? Is the money just too good for him to go somewhere he could keep playing SS?
You guys have any ideas why this is happening?
@white_guilt_paul @EephusBlue @ThtsaPaddlin They have a long, well documented history of cheating. The 1951 New York Giants installed a telescope in their scoreboard & used it to steal signs during games. That's how they went from being 13 1/2 games back in mid-August, to win 37 of 44 and force a playoff with the then Brooklyn Dodgers that culminated in Bobby Thompson hitting the, "Shot Heard Round the World." And then they still got whupped by the Yankees in the WS. That's the cheating you meant, right Eephus?
1 year, 5 months ago on Super Bowl Sunday: The End of Not Baseball
@The_Real_Paul @Mike Petriello Brilliant
1 year, 6 months ago on The Dodgers May or May Not Be Interested in Rafael Soriano, & Here’s How They Can Get Him
So unfortunately the A.J. to K.C campaign didn't work. But can we go the distance on a campaign to replace Ned with @Mike Petriello ?
@The_Real_Paul If they'd want Lee, maybe they could be sold on something slightly less than, or we could bring back Morse and some low level prospect. More worth it then?
1 year, 6 months ago on I Guess Someone Has To Hit Leadoff, Don’t They?
Speaking of platoon partners for Ethier/Crawford, anyone else see the MLBTR article about Morse's price dropping even though LaRoche just made him expendable? I haven't heard the Dodgers mentioned as suitors yet - any of you guys with the connections hearing any movement on that? I somehow doubt Colletti reads you Mike; if he did, we wouldn't see so many stupid moves/non-moves.
Who would be the best fit as a right handed bat to cover Crawford, platoon with Ethier, & give Gonzalez a day off here & there? I agree with @Mike Petriello that Morse would be perfect, but do you think Trumbo would be a possibility? Or who else?
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #37: RP Josh Wall
@Catfishin Bet that was a pic of Bills originally
1 year, 7 months ago on So What’s Next For the Dodgers?
@EephusBlue Ned gotta Ned
1 year, 7 months ago on Hyun-jin Ryu Beats Deadline To Add To Embarrassment of Dodger Pitching Riches
@The_Real_Paul @EephusBlue I was actually going with 14 year old ugly gangly girl, but pothead works I guess
@The_Real_Paul @EephusBlue Ricochet Uribe off of the sun, where he lights on fire, then lands back on earth in the small combustible dinghy Guerrier is lying on. Nothing but net.
@VietnamDodger The Cake is a lie.
1 year, 7 months ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)
@Disgruntled Goat @Catfishin I always park on Stadium Way, just north of Elysian Park Ave, by the old hospital. It's super easy to access the Sunset Gate, & I only have to walk through the parking lot instead of the whole hill
We should start a campaign for a 25th anniversary celebration of the 1988 Dodgers/Lakers World Championships this coming year. Think Magic would get behind that?
@Catfishin @The_Real_Paul @Antonio_G Don Greinke - Don Drysdale? Interesting coincidence
@The_Real_Paul I've heard people say that you used to talk about these things, but I've never really seen any empirical evidence, so I choose to believe that you were just a dude saying stuff, but not necessarily cool important stuff that meant anything.
If you really exist at all.
No offense if you do.
But you don't.
@capnsparrow @The_Real_Paul @Kewldood69 I'd guess because there's no empirical evidence. But I'm Catholic, so I follow the teachings of Cathol
@The_Real_Paul @capnsparrow @Kewldood69 Ah. Well screw that then. I like how AJ is christian but not all up in your face. Plus his wife sounds like a badass. I don't want my wife trying to give birth in our speeding car
@efb @darknesssss Morse please. He fits that bill - can platoon with Ethier, & can spell AGon
@The_Real_Paul @capnsparrow @Kewldood69 I'd take any charity over none, but I don't know anything about I am Second. Love Kersh & his wife in Africa, whatever their motives
@Pwocky @Minotaur4Aslan Wasn't he the guy who replaced Martin in that all star game a few years ago? The NL was winning till they put Soto in, & then they fell apart
@Kewldood69 @The_Real_Paul That's God, with a big G you heathen
@Pwocky "That's the 'Between two Palm trees' guy right?"
@efb He's still got what, 1/11? So adding 6/150 would put him at around 7/161? That would cover him through age 30 at least right?
So now does that put a Kershaw extension on the front burner? Add 6/150-155 to his current deal maybe?
@IBBFTW @Pwocky @El Instead of Sanchez? For the right price, bring it. But I don't know what we have to offer. I don't like trading Gordon's future for maybe a couple years of Dickey. Although I do love me some knuckleballers, especially as #3 starters. I was dying for Charlie Haeger to setup for Broxton a few years ago. Imagine seeing a 72mph knuckleball in the 8th, & then a 102mph heater in the 9th! Still hoping Haeger might yet figure it out.
@The_Real_Paul @IBBFTW @DBrim At this point, what does the word "afford," mean? What a crazy turnaround when money really seems to be no object
@IBBFTW @DBrim I'd bet that any additional pitcher we pick up will be Sanchez or lower. Not worth selling what little farm we have for a 3rd ace. Not that I wouldn't love it, but that's just one too many roosters in the hen house. I'd bet against seeing Dickey, Shields, or Felix now
@DBrim @GordonMoody Bills needs Tommy John, we can unload both Cap & Harang, Ryu projects more as a reliever ... any or all of those reasons to grab Sanchez. But really, Bills struggles because he's asked to be a #2. He's great as a #3, & with Sanchez too, Bills would be a killer #4; inconsistent or not.
@The_Real_Paul @darknesssss You don't prefer the Left/Right combo to the Left/Left?
@Pwocky Must be getting greedy, cause I still want Sanchez too
Kershaw/Greinke anything like Koufax/Drysdale? We'll get to see.
And AJ is still my very favorite Dodger
@Mike Petriello , saw the story on mlbtraderumors (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/cano-will-not-give-yankees-a-hometown-discount.html) about Cano not giving the Yankees a discount when he's a FA at the end of next year. I'd love to get the guy named after the most famous Dodger onto the club, but I'm curious to hear your more educated opinion on whether & how that could happen.
1 year, 7 months ago on 24 Hours to Hyun-jin Ryu
Congrats @Mike Petriello - mlbtraderumors.com credits you with the scoop
"...while Mike Petriello of the blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness first reported that the Dodgers had won the bidding (on Twitter)."
1 year, 8 months ago on Official: Dodgers Win Bidding on Hyun-Jin Ryu
@Mike Petriello He's had a bad attitude in the past about being here, and wouldn't he explode in a hitter's park like Arlington? I imagine now that he got paid, he'll be all smiles. But haven't you yourself said no platoon outfielder is worth a 5 for 85 deal? Maybe if Donnie keeps throwing him up against lefty pitching he'll improve some, but I doubt it. I haven't checked Hamilton's splits, but he has more speed, power, & a better glove, if not arm.
1 year, 9 months ago on Adding An Outfielder to $400m Worth of Outfield
@MFYG I think of the speed & power - he compares to Kemp, and I have no problem rooting for that.
I know it's a pipe dream, but I still wish we could get Texas to sign Hamilton for a similar deal, & trade him for Ethier. Both would do well from a change of scenery.
Mike - I wrote an e-mail to Ken Gurnick on the Dodger mailbag asking about this, & I thought you might like to see his response
E-mail From: Kirk S: How does Mattingly respond when asked why, with the lack of offensive production, he doesn't try shaking up the batting order, or moving AJ Ellis, who has one of the highest OBP's in baseball to the 1 or 2 spot?
Answer: mark ellis has a .400 on-base percentage leading off. they traded for victorino to bat him high in the order. they don't want a.j. ellis clogging the bases. if he could run a little it would be a different question. but he can't. you can shuffle the deck all you want. if victorino, kenp, gonzalez and ramirez don't hit, a.j. ellis isn't going to turn losses into wins no matter where he bats. ________________________________________
1 year, 10 months ago on Stop Wasting A.J. Ellis, Please