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@socalkid21 @Lobo Hey, Socalkid21. Lobo is practically the only one here trying to keep perspective and keep people from the "sky is falling" mentality. Lobo might be only 19, but he's seems more mentally mature and has a more grounded view of baseball than you. So maybe you should take a step back and calm down and re-read what he said. That is, if you have time after all your "big boy" responsibilities. I read what he writes all the time, and if he's using Managing for Dummies, maybe you should read it too. Because you don't hit the panic button and burn down the forest on May 7 when half the team is injured. Sorry the Dodgers ruined your life.
1 month, 1 week ago on D’Backs @ Dodgers, May 7, 2013: What Fresh Hell Tonight?
@EephusBlue @JeffKlein Yeah, I think a minor league deal is more what I had in mind. Not immediately putting him in the rotation. I like getting someone who can work the 5th spot because I prefer Capuano in the bullpen and only doing spot starting.
1 month, 1 week ago on A.J. Ellis, Still the Best
I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts on picking up Jonathan Sanchez who was placed on waivers. He sucked since he went to the AL and played for KC, and didn't do well in his first 3 games in Pittsburgh. But maybe bringing him back to big NL West parks where he's more comfortable. He'd be cheap and a guy at the back end of the rotation.
@Tycho Blue @Paul(am I doing this right?) @JeffKlein @unhelpful comments (VND) Oh and add Gordon to that mix.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Giants 4, Dodgers 3: Swept Right Out of Town
@Tycho Blue @Paul(am I doing this right?) @JeffKlein @unhelpful comments (VND) Well, I took that part of it to mean that right now, with the lack of any meaningful depth, they don't have the talent. And regardless of only losing by 1 run each game, I don't think anyone serious thinks an infield consisting of some combination of Cruz, Sellers, Uribe, Schumaker, and even Hairston (or adding Gonzalez to the mix even if he comes back in a few days) is exactly quality. I didn't think Schoenfeld meant June when the Dodgers come back healthy for the most part. Because of course they do when they are healthy, even moderately healthy.
@unhelpful comments (VND) Yeah, I thought the paragraph he wrote was fine. If you are mad about his less-than-serious hyperbole of "Kershaw requesting a trade" then you should be happy about his equally less than serious hyperbole of Uribe developing the plate discipline of Ted Williams.
@LA Woman @JoeyE @Morry @Deuce That's true. Just pointing out that we don't really know all the details that go on behind the scenes. I am on the side of DFA'ing Uribe, though. I generally agree with everyone here who wants him gone.
10 months ago on Tough Night for Don Mattingly As Dodgers Lose to Braves in 11
@JoeyE @Morry @Deuce It may not be Colleti's decision to DFA Uribe, for all we know. Ownership would have to eat a lot of money, they may not want to do it.
@JoeyE @ThtsaPaddlin Zing!
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers Acquire Joe Blanton
@Frank J Lapidus And we also know that ownership puts it's money where it's mouth is. Good on them!
All I want to say, no matter what happens, it feels good to have ownership and management that's actually committed to winning again.
@DBrim Plus I don't think the Giants would risk taking on that much salary, even if they had a shot.
@Bob Meripol Win loss records for relievers mean almost nothing.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Diamondbacks @ Dodgers August 1, 2012: Fife Hard With a Vengeance
@JakeHorvitz I agree. Abreu can still get on base and he's a smart hitter. When you need a quality bat from a lefty off the bench, I feel comfortable with Abreu. Not sure who I would have moved to make room though.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Capuano & Dodgers Downed by Diamondback Dingers
@Gilbert_Venge @EephusBlue @Cadtalfryn Hamilton comes with a lot of red flags. Amazing talent, but big injury risk. If we are going to spend a lot of money, would rather put money into someone less risky - even if the talent is not as great.
@EephusBlue Prior to 2012, he was pretty good. Maybe he can get back to those numbers moving to the NL? Would be nice. Maybe he will be a reverse George Sherrill.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Trade Deadline Passes... Quietly?
@EephusBlue Yeah. Me too. Keith Law is notorious for being really harsh on trades that involve relievers. So if he isn't ripping this and giving a somewhat positive spin on that trade then seems like a worthwhile deal. If I take it one step further - for this season, League replaces Lindblom for two fringy prospects. Say, at the very least, League and Lindblom are a wash (though I'd give an edge to League because a good, veteran presence is helpful in the bullpen during a pennant run), you could think about this as two fringy prospects plus Ethan Martin for a solid upgrade in LF. Seems like not a huge price to pay, even though it's a rental.
@Gilbert_Venge Giants have an easier schedule.
From Keith Law Re: Brandon League, if anyone is curious (was written before the Victorino trade):
The Dodgers get a right-handed specialist in League without giving up anything of value, giving the Mariners some salary relief rather than handing over prospects.
League has a plus fastball with great sinking life that generates ground balls, keeping his overall home run rates low because it's hard for hitters to elevate the ball when he keeps it down. His splitter has been an adequate second pitch for him, although he's still shown moderate-to-large platoon splits even since that pitch developed for him, with left-handed batters accounting for six of the seven extra-base hits he's allowed this year and more than half of the total baserunners. He is a free agent after the season, so the Dodgers are just on the hook for about $2 million, but it's not clear to me what need League fills; the Dodgers' bullpen is strong and deep, especially from the right side. Perhaps they feel it frees them up to include Josh Lindblom in a trade, but otherwise, it doesn't seem like the team is better in any meaningful way.
In exchange, the Mariners get two very fringy prospects. Outfielder Leon Landry can run, but his pitch recognition and overall instincts are weak; his swing is pretty short with almost no load, so he lacks power. His stats this year are largely a function of great hitters' parks in the southern half of the high Class A California League, and Landry's age relative to his competition. If he could play center field well, he'd be a good fourth outfielder candidate, but his defense out there remains weak so he doesn't profile even as an extra outfielder right now. Right-hander Logan Bawcom might surface as a middle reliever, but his command right now would make him an up-and-down guy. Despite some tail on his fastball, he doesn't generate enough ground balls to survive without cutting his walk rate.