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And although we know about how bad the relief core was, but who were the big disappointments against St  Louis?? Kershaw, Gonzalez and Puig. They are still here

2 months, 1 week ago on Look How Different The Dodgers Roster Is Now

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So how did this super flawed team win 94 games? Let's see if this new cohesive team ends up to be better or worse. ?

2 months, 1 week ago on Look How Different The Dodgers Roster Is Now

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@InsideThePark Now if he can just pitch 8 shutout innings in the playoffs--that would be something.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Clayton Kershaw, Most Valuable Everything

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@Mike Petriello old wives tale. good luck

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Just Like Every Year: Clayton Kershaw, Cy Young Winner

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@TheOcelot @davstein48 @ tomato How many teams have quality 4 starters? We got a few good months from Becket, and a few late good starts frm Haren

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

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@ tomato @TheOcelot @davstein48 OK, that team wins all those games that Kershaw starts

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

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@Condorave @davstein48 Yes, if we win the WS then everyone happy. But the new regime has a tough act to follow

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

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Or that Kershaw is 21-3, and Grienke can duplicate his year?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

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I think the new team might piss off a lot of people. Lets say there is a new GM AND manager. And players are moved, dumped, traded etc. Ok so what is the odds the new team wins more than 94 games? Or that Kenley Jansen stays healthy. Or the new outfield hits better than this one. Or the bench hits better than Turner and Van Slyke? Or Uribe ?  etc etc

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You

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I know wins by relief pitchers don't mean anything, But if Wash wins in bottom of ninth Storen gets the win and he didn't get anyone out

4 months, 4 weeks ago on So, About Clayton Kershaw And Tipping Pitches…

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RE: lefty to face RAMIREZ. If Hudson walks Ramirez and they bring in the lefty, The Dodgers can counter with Van Slyke. If the lefty walks Ramirez, and the Dodgers bring in Van Slyke, then they can remove him and bring in a right hander. So I think it was good move by Bochy

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers 9, Giants 1: NL West champions

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@Purple Drank @davstein48 Ok so that's two statistics that don't give an accurate picture. If he starts an inning an gives up runs then he was ineffective that day. Or comes in with men on base and lets them score, likewise. If he's not striking out enough batters, then more balls are hit, and more bloops will be hits. That's not bad luck, its letting too many people hit the ball

5 months, 1 week ago on Can Brian Wilson Really Dial Up His Velocity In The Playoffs?

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@Purple Drank @davstein48 OK. Then I am lost. What do I care about BABIP if you say the small sample size skewers the results and luck comes into play. Can we count on him to get guys out and not give up runs?

5 months, 1 week ago on Can Brian Wilson Really Dial Up His Velocity In The Playoffs?

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@Purple Drank @davstein48 OK. then lets forget about BABIP. Is he getting the job done or not?

5 months, 1 week ago on Can Brian Wilson Really Dial Up His Velocity In The Playoffs?

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@Purple Drank @davstein48 So again, what is BABIP showing about how he is doing, or luck? The difference between .320 and .347 is about 2 hits over the season?

5 months, 1 week ago on Can Brian Wilson Really Dial Up His Velocity In The Playoffs?

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Mike, or anyone,

Why is his BABIP of .347 'partially due to bad luck'? If his control is worse, his speed is down and movement is less. Seems like bad pitching, not bad luck.

5 months, 1 week ago on Can Brian Wilson Really Dial Up His Velocity In The Playoffs?

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@PJ14 @Purple Drank @DBrim @davstein48 @ThtsaPaddlin I agree with that. and one month can be luck, but over a whole season I think give the guy credit. And yes he may never duplicate it again, but still  not luck this year

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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@Disgruntled Goat @davstein48 @ThtsaPaddlin @DBrim I have not seen most of the games but are you saying that most of his hits are seeing eye singles and dribblers that no one can reach?

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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@ThtsaPaddlin @DBrim @davstein48 I'm not sayin he deserves a Coletti like 3yr 20 million contract, but  for whatever reason he is having a great year and I don't think it is luck.

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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@ThtsaPaddlin @DBrim @davstein48 yes I agree. Let's just give the guy credit for what he has done

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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@DBrim @davstein48 I guess if it lasts the whole season, then we can say he will have his  'regression' next year

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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Daniel,

Can't we just say that Turner is having a great season and not worry about his BABIP luck?

5 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

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@BlueMarvin no heart, Just like Billingsley

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 19, 2014: Clayton Kershaw, and all of the day games

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello I like to say that there are BETTER, but that does not make them useless

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 19, 2014: Clayton Kershaw, and all of the day games

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello yes saves. I still like wins a little (and RBIs). And the players like them

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 19, 2014: Clayton Kershaw, and all of the day games

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I thought RBIs was the most meaningless stat

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 19, 2014: Clayton Kershaw, and all of the day games

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i just came home. Did I miss anything?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 17, 2014: Darwin Barney, Leadoff Hitter

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I went to sleep early yesterday. Don't feel so tired tonite

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Giants Sept. 13, 2014: This Is A Big Game

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@Purple Drank @davstein48 No he'll have to do it for the whole month. And 6 homers

6 months ago on Nationals @ Dodgers Sept. 2, 2014: Joc! Joc Pederson!

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I Pederson hits .800 this month, maybe he makes the playoff roster. Otherwise its the 'experienced' guys who will be in.

6 months ago on Nationals @ Dodgers Sept. 2, 2014: Joc! Joc Pederson!

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Mike, 

I've been away all day and I know there have been 900+ comments so far...but back to the original  topic--I know we 'stat nerds' love to dissect FIP and wRC+ etc. But isn't the goal of trades to win the World Series??  So so far I would say Boston got the better deal. They won it the next year while we are stuck with all these guys who will never be as good as they once were and will be clogging up the field for years to come. I think that should have been Mike's first sentence, not just an after thought at the end

6 months, 1 week ago on The Massive Dodgers / Red Sox Trade, Two Years Later

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I know we are not supposed to be political here, but isn't this tomahawk chop more offensive than 'Washington Redskins'

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers 6, Braves 4: So Long, Atlanta, and Your Awful Tomahawk Chop

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@Disgruntled Goat @davstein48 NO way!!!. There is already some Oscar buzz about Shrknado II. Judd Hirsch, John Casavettes, Al Roker , Kelly and Strahan. This is an alstar cast, just like a Woodt Allen movie.

7 months ago on Dodger Catchers Continuing To Struggle

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OK, and my other question. Did you catch Sharknado II or Sharktopus vs Ptericuda. At least that made for an interesting weekend?

7 months ago on Dodger Catchers Continuing To Struggle

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I'm sorry if this was covered already, but talking about struggling.... Now that Ethier has struckout about 80 straight times. What's up with him?. I haven't seen those ABs. Is he just up there swinging like every  pitch is going to be a fast ball and the hell with it if its not? Or what

7 months ago on Dodger Catchers Continuing To Struggle

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@Hoze @davstein48 But I am feeling we really need a #4 AND #5 starter.

7 months ago on Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Arguably the Weirdest Game Ever

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My wife says that I panic to soon. Well if Becket has another crappy start I will be panicked

7 months ago on Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Arguably the Weirdest Game Ever

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I don't think the plan will be to go with Becket and Haren to the end

7 months ago on Congratulations, You Survived the Deadline

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I'm sorry. but I feel there is a 50-50 chance that Uggla hits a homer tonite. :(

7 months, 1 week ago on The Dodgers And Giants, Together At Last

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Hey, can we beat winning teams? I guess the next month will tell

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals July 19, 2014: The Magic Of The Outfield Rotation

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Hey the Braves just ate 18 million and dumped Uggla, we could do the same.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Second Half Issue: Dan Haren Wants That Vesting Option

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My 2 cents. If Haren pitches well, and is a small factor in us making the playoffs........then who cares about 10 million next year. He'll probably be hurt then anyway

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Second Half Issue: Dan Haren Wants That Vesting Option

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@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) @davstein48 @Dang88 Billingsley had grit, he wanted to play and not get some sissy operation.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

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@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) @davstein48 @Dang88 Every ten years or so 3 white guys come along with no grit

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

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@Tony Fernandez (MSTY Most Informative Poster) @Dang88 @davstein48 yes every ten years or so a white guy comes along with no grit

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

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@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @Dang88 @davstein48 Sure now he'll want us to trade Moody Kemp for him

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

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I just want to know if he has grit

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Should The Dodgers Trade For Jonathan Papelbon?

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Been busy, but never gone

8 months ago on The Chemistry Of the Dodgers Catching The Giants

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