An inconsistent contributor to DD/MSTI for a couple of years. There's a very strange bug on my keyboard right now. Kind of looks like a tadpole crossed with a shrimp, crossed with a beetle.
@FurryBrick You are forgiven. And the answer is up to you.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015
In honor of DoDi celebrations and Justin Turner, I believe that the new Dodgers slogan should be "Big Nasty Redhead".I am sure I am the first to say this.
@deblue It's good that you can carry memory of him with you.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015
@Purple Drank @Mike Petriello @Batted Bob I think you mean to say "hope is dumb"
3 days ago on Four Dodgers Make Keith Law’s Top 100 List
@Purple Drank @Raul Franklin Absolutely! Fringe benefit: no one will freak out after they have a bad first month in the big leagues.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Four Dodgers Make Keith Law’s Top 100 List
@Batted Bob @Raul Franklin You are a top 5 human being.
How many years until the Dodgers have a top 5 minor league system?
@Dustin Nosler Yes. It's fine. As of a couple years ago, it has some pretty cheesy carpet in the terminals.
Ever notice how guys about to get into a brawl are so happy that they are skipping?That pitcher in the video is skipping into the fray.Something people don't talk about enough: the joy of combat.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Winter Leagues Update #4: Brief End Of Winter Recap
Is it normal for so many of the higher tier prospects to have been drafted in the last 1-2 years?
1 week, 1 day ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 50-41
@ABSmileBunch @Casey the DeliMan Based upon what has been said, and Zaidi's academic background, I would assume that the new regime is trying to establish a total value system for analyzing players, meaning that defense is more highly valued than traditional metrics allow, but does not fully trump offense. That being said, I am sure that they will be looking at the impact a quality shortstop might have on the relative defense of a second baseman and vice versa.Defense can be very collaborative, which is part of what makes it hard to quantify effectively.
1 week, 2 days ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?
@Powder Hound (PF Flyers) This is what the guys with ties call "a hedge"
1 week, 3 days ago on How Old Is Too Old For the Dodgers Infield?
@PagansOedipalComplex @Raul Franklin I'm not seeing anyone who we know can handle SS in there.
@Lobo @Raul Franklin I see, so what you're saying is that we had nothing and now we just have limited depth.
@Batted Bob @Lobo @KMT59 I thought you were saying "Boo-urns"
@DKD @Lobo @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @efb @Mike Petriello The thing about comparing Gordon to Kendrick is that Gordon got obviously tired over the course of the season. It kind of doesn't matter if you are old or young. Tired is tired.
@Lobo @Raul Franklin What did we do to handle this?
@Omer (beercoozie) @Raul Franklin Well, I'm glad I never said your name to you out loud the way I read it. You would have been pretty irritated with me.
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Lobo @Raul Franklin That's the truth.
@Omer (beercoozie) Is it like Homer with a silent "H"?
The thing that worries me is the lack of offensive value depth in the infield should any of these guys get hurt.This is especially true at SS, since Turner really shouldn't play there.Darwin Barney may still get 200 PAs.And it seems DD consensus that Alex Guerrero shouldn't play 2B, either.
Is that a nightclub?
1 week, 4 days ago on One Whole Year Of Dodgers Digest
I am going to miss Greinke.
1 week, 4 days ago on Enjoy Your Last Year of Zack Greinke, Probably
@Mike Petriello @DBrim @Dustin Nosler @Omer (beercoozie) @Purple Drank also @BIah gets props for being insanely nice.
1 week, 5 days ago on One Whole Year Of Dodgers Digest
Here's to another year of learning how to feel about the future of the Dodgers from @Mike Petriello, statistics from @DBrim, prospects from @Dustin Nosler, how to not GAF from Chad Moriyama, life from @Omer (beercoozie), and how to be a color from @Purple Drank.I have also learned a lot of other stuff here, most of it is from Omer.
@Iron Man Returns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJIIXJm7k_k
Seems like Kenley didn't get as much as people estimated. Any ideas why? Snide and/or thoughtful comments welcome.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Dodgers Avoid Arbitration Entirely, Because Dodgers
Puig is a pleasure.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Important Yasiel Puig Update
@TellMyWifeISaidHello Because the future might turn him into a pumpkin before he does well in the Major leagues?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on A.J. Ellis Gets A Raise
@I Am PFP And So Can You When he goes to the Diner he needs precise eggs. The staff knows it as "Eggs Zach Lee"
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Raul Franklin Okaaaaay. Couldn't help myself. I'm usually not that way. Just love irony.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Dodgers invite 27 prospects to annual Winter Development Camp
@efb @Lobo I give this story a 4/18
**POLITICAL COMMENT**Did anyone note the irony of Arizona making a splash by hiring Cuban immigrants?
@Lobo @- Casey - @capnsparrow we did cloth during the day and disposable at night.Wife says future kid is not getting as many cloths.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on What’s Left For the Dodgers This Offseason?
@Mike Petriello @- Casey - @capnsparrow I think saying "that sounds awful" is actually sensitive.
@Casey the DeliMan Nowadays, not as rare.
@- Casey - @Dustin Nosler Yeah, my wife and I are 32 and pretty much the youngest parents in our group by 7 years or so. The kids are all great.
@Dustin Nosler Well, if it was something I said, please remember that I stayed up too late last night after my amazing daughter went to sleep. It's my own damned fault I'm in a shit mood this morning.
@VietnamPadre "genetic outcomes" is such a euphemism, isn't it?I prefer the more descriptive medical term "shitty ancestor syndrome."
@Casey the DeliMan @Raul Franklin @Dustin Nosler Oh yeah, and don't forget how exhaustion sux worse when you're older.
@Dustin Nosler http://www.babycenter.com/404_what-are-the-risks-of-having-a-baby-if-im-35-or-older_3127.bc
@Dustin Nosler various birth defects, genetic disorders, health problems, etc.
@Purple Drank A couple years before you start realizing that you have major blind spots in your life.
Thanks for the covering the bases post, @Mike Petriello. This is a reminder of just how chaotic the roster was last year.If things fall into place, one might call this offseason the "Don Mattingly, Manager of the Year" campaign, since so much of the stuff that was a major distraction last year will be dealt with.The biggest downside I see is that there is almost certainly going to be an uptick in the "what did Puig do this time" chatter.
Nice Post, Mike. Elbert has a pretty painful history, both physically and psychologically.I expect that he will have some better moments in his career.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Scott Elbert
@Casey the DeliMan Just wait for the conga line and then as it gets close to the door, bolt.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Daniel Coulombe
All of this is right. Its just a holy fuck moment.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Hyun Jin Ryu’s Ottogi Noodle commercial showcases plus-plus mastication
According to fangarphs, Randy Johnson amassed 111.7 WAR in 603 career games.Pedro had 87.1 in 409.Kershaw has 35.7 in 209.Fuck.
@Still PFP @itsthatguywhodoesstuff That shit sucked. I seriously think that this offseason might be the first time the Dodgers have had a good GM in my lifetime.
@Santa Blahs That almost ruined him for me. Randy Johnson was my favorite player. He made birds explode. He looked like he would eat the batter - potentially by accident.I remember when there was serious debate as to "will the Dodgers get Randy Johnson or Kevin Brown?"If the Dodgers had gotten Randy Johnson at that point in time, I think I would have been the happiest person in the universe.Instead, he went to the damned Diamondbacks and they won the world series and the Dodgers got a guy who was great when he wasn't breaking his pitching hand punching a wall.