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.
@†ymathee @Raul Franklin @TellMyWifeISaidHello Hence why they are so pumped about the deal.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Dodgers bet heavily on Hector Olivera’s elbow holding up
@†ymathee @Raul Franklin @TellMyWifeISaidHello No, that's where they signed the deal.
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Raul Franklin Probably not as much of an offensive threat, but defensively excellent.
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Raul Franklin I'm really not sure why you're asking why? He's a lot like Olivera, except completely major league established, and they got him for 4 years at AAV of $12/yr.
The Yankees are soooo pumped about their deal with Headley right now.
@Tymathee @Raul Franklin You heard me, Senor Gato.
1 week, 3 days ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern
@PagansOedipalComplex I'm always excited by Ryu.Does that sound wrong?
I bet the front office doesn't believe that there's such a thing anymore as a "front line durable starter". They probably assume that everyone is just one incident away from a derailment.
@DBrim @Raul Franklin I do remember that, and I wonder would this have helped keep that from happening?
1 week, 3 days ago on Alex Guerrero Is A Natural Shortstop, You Know
@DBrim Imagine yet another outfielder for the Dodgers last year. Yikes.
@Mike Petriello Baseball should hire a team of psychiatrists to go undercover and convince players to express their arm pain.
1 week, 4 days ago on Corey Seager, Darnell Sweeney, Scott Schebler, and 3 others cut
@Tymathee @FurryBrick In the end, a "good clubhouse" is not something we can measure, nor is it one thing in particular.See Zack Grienke for an assessment of the value of dumb players.
@FurryBrick Like how the Dodgers gave tired Joe Torre a break by having Brad Ausmus available to spot manage one game a year?
@efb Or is the question is the 2018 team good enough to beat the 2018 Cardinals in a playoff series?
2 weeks ago on No One Is Coming From Further Away Than Chin-hui Tsao
@uosɹədəɔıu sɹəƃpop ʎɹəʌ™ Are you thinking of a zip-lock bag or a garbage bag or a shopping bag, or some other kind of bag?
So the DodgerzGM thing is a reminder of why when firing people, organizations tend to say "hand in your security card and vacate the premises within 1 hour."
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2015 Dodgers prospects: Projected 2018 lineup
@capnsparrow @JFK03 @Blowin' on that Indo, GameCube Nintendo/ Five Perc @TheConman Also, he oversaw us locking up almost every position with either an overpaid aging veteran or no organizational depth.
Dodgerzgm was consistently on point and hilarious.RIP.
@VDN - CEO; biomechanical engineering firm SLEEVE™ biomedical engineering firm SLURGE.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Joc Pederson Destroyed A Baseball
The huge long contracts on the Dodgers' ledger (plus the ones effectively dumped this offseason) reveal just how handcuffed the FO was when they took over.As Mike has pointed out endless times, this front office hasn't been cheap, they've just been striving for freedom.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Quiet Camp Leads To Simple Opening Day Roster Projection
@Chad Moriyama Indeed, I shall have dinner.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Mailbag #20: Zach Lee, Alex Guerrero, Stats Brainwashing, Corey Seager … Now?
@Mike Petriello Done.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Mailbag #20: Zach Lee, Alex Guerrero, Stats Brainwashing, Corey Seager … Now?
The potential silver lining in these gifs is that it looks like Grandal's whole body is not moving nearly well enough behind the plate, which I would chalk up to needing to get back into crouching behind the plate.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Yasmani Grandal May Want To Put the ‘Catch’ In Catcher
@Local Energy Drink Distributor "slabs"
3 weeks, 5 days ago on White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish
@Local Energy Drink Distributor :http://www.nrdc.org/media/2015/150304a.asp
Jaucques Pederson is batting 1.000.
Advanced stats require people to do complicated math or accept other people's analysis. Batting average requires simple division.That's it. Advanced stats will always require some explanation.
4 weeks ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight
Force them to play an old video game: A-steroids.
4 weeks ago on Dodgers Sign Mike Adams to a Minor League Contract
Anyone have theories about what the new FO's "advanced techniques" for fighting injuries is?
@DKD This is trouble: Dilbeck exists.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin I am in total agreement. This is just invisible money. You don't point to a roster spot next year and say "Not Brian Wilson". You just don't have to say "there's Brian Wilson in the bullpen". #worthit
4 weeks, 1 day ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap
@Superba @Raul Franklin #notcheap
1 month ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap
@ThtsaPaddlin I just wished they had gotten Randy Johnson instead of Brown (probably never would have happened) and then Brown broke his hand punching a wall (probably inevitable).
Dodgers committed to spending upwards of $50 million to get rid of players.
@Montgomery "Drink" Burns *Yiddish as opposed to TV producer sense of the term.
1 month ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips
@Montgomery "Drink" Burns I certainly hope you're not really sorry.What kind of world would it be if when people are right, they should apologize.It would be a shonda (in the yiddish sense of the term).Let us establish higher standards for our food and our food fights.
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin @Montgomery "Drink" Burns All people must relax by 25% by the year 2016.
Oh shit, @Montgomery "Drink" Burns is so right.http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Natural-Awakenings/July-2014/Relaxing-Rules/Fuck it. Let's go get twinkies.
I, too have this ability.
Any farmer who is a friend of @capnsparrow is a friend of mine.
You hold 20 times your weight in liquid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8
VND is a sham-wow.
@Montgomery Burns Dude. You totes stole my line.
@Montgomery Burns Actually, maybe calling it a sham is a way of advocating that it be applied well...
@Montgomery Burns In the end, to call something a sham because it is not regulated well, or is not stringent enough in its standards misses the point.If you like the core principle, then advocate that it be applied well.
@Montgomery Burns And yes, those standards include extended documentation of going without a category of pesticides. So in short, you're a doctor not a farmer, dude.
@Montgomery Burns Did you learn this from Penn and Teller?It is regionally regulated, and regulations have been gradually relaxed as mass market enterprises have come to dominate organic, but I have actually spoken to farmers who have complained of the difficulty of getting certification due to high standards.It may have been gutted, but that doesn't mean that it's a lie.
@efb @Raul Franklin @Montgomery Burns I guess I misinterpreted her urine.
@Montgomery Burns But actually it did matter. It was a useful standard to set and established precedent and practice for removing a category of noxious chemicals from our collective effluent.