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So do we really think we will have Joc in our lineup on Friday night? If so, obviously we will make a trade before then. At least that will make the off day more exciting. 

5 days, 22 hours ago on Down On The Farm: 7/7 – 7/13 – Seager rises, Pederson & Guerrero return

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@Dustin Nosler Yeah I'm not a fan of it either. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: The Game That Never Happened

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Anyone read Bowden's latest trade colum?


Philadelphia Phillies-Los Angeles Dodgers

Phillies receive: CF Joc Pederson, LHP Julio Urias and INF Alex Guerrero 

Dodgers receive: LHP Cole Hamels 


Thoughts?

2 weeks ago on Tigers 14, Dodgers 5: The Game That Never Happened

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I wouldn't mind it if the Dodgers took a run at Keppinger now that the White Sox have requested release waivers on him. At least for the 2 weeks if Uribe goes on the DL. 

2 months ago on Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 5/12 – 5/18

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Bob Nightengale is awful, but on tv he has to be the creepiest baseball writer ever!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Breaking: We Have Clues To Where Matt Kemp Is Going

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Has there been any new news on a Kershaw extension? It will be awesome if they announced both at the same press conference.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez Extension Could Happen Soon

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Do players take physicals on the weekend, or do they wait till Monday? That would make sense for flying to LA right?

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Hanley Ramirez Extension Could Happen Soon

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I think they definitely need to extend him. He would get a monster free agent deal.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Drew Butera & Scott Elbert: Tendered

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In a perfect world definitely. I just don't think he would take only 3 years.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Drew Butera & Scott Elbert: Tendered

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What do you think a Ramirez extension looks like? 5/120?

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Drew Butera & Scott Elbert: Tendered

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That's not how it is counted against the luxury tax though. Doesn't give breaks for bonuses.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #25: SP Matt Magill

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Yes but that's not true salary. That's not the way it is calculated against the luxury tax.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #25: SP Matt Magill

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He's definitely not signed for 3 mill a year.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #25: SP Matt Magill

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@InsideThePark (empty stadium) I see it now, sorry do duplicate it.

8 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #19: CF Andre Ethier

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I didn't see this discussed yet, Bowden new today. One deal for every NL team.


Los Angeles Dodgers

The move: Trade outfielder Andre Ethier, Ross Stripling, Matt McGill and cash (approximately $9 million over four years to bring the average annual value of Ethier's contract down to $15M per season) to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.

Why: The Mariners are in desperate need of offense, and Ethier, 31, brings a consistent .360 on-base percentage with an average of 20 home runs per season. Stripling should develop into a solid No. 3 starter who should be ready by the All-Star break. In return, the Dodgers would get another top-of-the-rotation starter to go with Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu without having to unload top prospects like Joc Pederson, Zach Lee or Corey Seager.

This deal would leave the Dodgers with an outfield of Yasiel Puig in right, Matt Kemp in center, Carl Crawford in left and top prospect Pederson ready in Triple-A when there is an injury. Iwakuma, 32, is signed for $6.5 million in 2014, with a team option of $7 million in 2015.

8 months ago on 2013 Dodgers in Review #19: CF Andre Ethier

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2-5 with a skunk was last night.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dodgers Will Trade An Outfielder, Unless They Don’t

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Found it. Looks like he went 1-5 with a single

And 2 strikeouts.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dodgers Will Trade An Outfielder, Unless They Don’t

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Can't get the site to load. Anyone know how Guerrero is doing tonight?

8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dodgers Will Trade An Outfielder, Unless They Don’t

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What about someone like Manny Acta as a bench coach for Mattingly. If he misses out on the other openings out there.

9 months ago on The Circus Continues: So Long, Trey Hillman

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Has this already been discussed?

One assistant GM proposes that the Rays could trade David Price to the Dodgers for Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Julio Urias and Chris Withrow, Peter Gammons writes. That would give the Rays two very good hitting prospects in Seager and Pederson, a very young arm in Urias, and a big-league reliever in Withrow. MLB.com ranks Pederson and Seager the top two prospects in the Dodgers system, with Urias at No. 4.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on 2013 NLDS Game 2: Dodgers @ Braves, Part 2

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What about Tony Gwynn Jr.? No bat, but one hell of a center fielder.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Wanted: A Center Fielder for the Playoffs

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Why is Buss starting again instead of Van Slyke? Seems odd.

10 months, 1 week ago on The Return of Matt Kemp?

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True, but what I was saying was what if we could get

Him at 3/50. No matter if its possible or not.

It was just a thought. I'd be very interested at that

Price. Not saying there's a chance. Just

A thought.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on D’Backs @ Dodgers September 11, 2013: Onelki!

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Because he is what 6 years older at time of deal?

10 months, 2 weeks ago on D’Backs @ Dodgers September 11, 2013: Onelki!

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I love A.J. but think McCann can be had for 3/60?

10 months, 2 weeks ago on D’Backs @ Dodgers September 11, 2013: Onelki!

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Way off topic, but does anyone know when Sons of Anarchy season 5 will go live on Netflix? The new season starts tomorrow and I'm an entire season down.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Alexander Guerrero Free to Sign, Please Take Our Money

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This should be fun!

 Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero has been cleared to sign with Major League Teams by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported over the weekend (Twitter link). Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes agrees, adding that an official signing could come at any minute (also via Twitter).

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Reds 3, Dodgers 2: Swept Right On Out of Town

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Sorry if this was talked about last night. Chase Headley was put on waivers yesterday. I know there is slim to no chance that no one else in the National League claims him, but would be pretty awesome if he fell to us and we were able to work out a deal. Uribe has been good so far this year, but adding Chase to the lineup every night would be pretty incredible. He's having a down year, but it could be a huge spark for both him and the Dodgers. I know it's pretty far fetched but exciting to dream about.

11 months ago on Dodgers @ Marlins August 20, 2013: No Puig, Everyone Panic

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@PagansOedipalComplex @Mike Petriello @TaylorAllender Yeah that was my thought as well. Although I didn't realize he had been so terrible. I think we need some power coming off the bench, but we will have that in September with Van Slyke coming back and Ethier coming off the bench when Kemp comes back.

11 months, 1 week ago on Anatomy of an Unbelievable Run

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@Mike Petriello @TaylorAllender True, but wouldn't he be an upgrade coming off the bench over Dee?

11 months, 1 week ago on Anatomy of an Unbelievable Run

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What do you guys think about picking up Mark Reynolds? I think he'd be a pretty nice bench bat for the stretch run.

11 months, 1 week ago on Anatomy of an Unbelievable Run

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So @Mike Petriello who do you think is playing second base on opening day next year?

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Who Will Be the Dodger Second Baseman In 2014?

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I think it would be smart if we are able to sign Alexander Guerrero to also pick up Ellis's option. We have no idea if Guerrero would be able to step right into the 2nd base job. Would make for could competition, plus a safety net if one or both get injured throughout the season.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: Who Will Be the Dodger Second Baseman In 2014?

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

 Bob Nightengale @BNightengale 1m

Agree with Harold Reynolds @MLBNetwork that #Rangers manager Ron Washington deserves strong AL manager of year consideration for their year.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodger Stadium to Be the Bat Flip Center of the Universe This Weekend

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Sorry if this was discussed last night, but did anyone else see this from Peter Gammons?

Dodgers down to the deadline

As it turns out, the Dodgers went right down to the trading deadline trying to add parts for a world series run. L.A. sources say they were working on deals with the Angels and Royals for Hochevar and Howie Kendrick and were willing to trade pitchers Zach Lee, Reed and Chris Withrow. It unraveled minutes from the deadline.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals August 7, 2013: Who Needs Defense?

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@Mike Petriello are you still hearing that we are in on Lee? I know reports yesterday show we have not had talks recently. Would getting Lee be worth it if we had to take on Paplebon's contract?

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Worst Nightmare: Brian Wilson, Dodger?

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We have no idea what he is. That's my point. You can't say he's shaky throwing strikes because we have no idea coming off tommy John. Low risk. To say otherwise is ridiculous.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Worst Nightmare: Brian Wilson, Dodger?

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He's nothing like Marmol. I'm not saying he's good, but he's certainly not wild.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Worst Nightmare: Brian Wilson, Dodger?

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How could he justify more money. Seems like he wants to play here. Plus he's coming off injury.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Worst Nightmare: Brian Wilson, Dodger?

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I hate to admit it, but I'd much rather sign Wilson for 500K than trade prospects for someone that will probably be equal to him in the long run.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Worst Nightmare: Brian Wilson, Dodger?

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Chris Reed and Ethier for Nathan and Kinzler. Texas moves Profar to second. No money exchange. Ethier and Kinzler have roughly the same contract.

12 months ago on Dodgers 4, Reds 1: When Everything Goes Your Way

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@dodgersdan @PagansOedipalComplex @TaylorAllender Definitely needs to shave that shit off his face.

12 months ago on Reds @ Dodgers July 25, 2013: Smell You Later, Ted Lilly

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ugh

Mark Saxon @markasaxon 16s

Speaking to @LAIreland and Mason on 710 ESPN, @Dodgers GM Ned Colletti called Brian Wilson an "intriguing" target for team's bullpen

12 months ago on Reds @ Dodgers July 25, 2013: Smell You Later, Ted Lilly

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@BlueMarvin @TaylorAllender Yeah, in an article just posted on insider.


12 months ago on Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 9: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Jim Bowden is such an idiot. From today's article.


Once Braun has started to build up a little bit of goodwill, I wouldn't be surprised if Melvin starts to shop him around a little bit over the winter. I'm not sure if anyone would bite, but it would be worth exploring the market that might be out there for him. For example, maybe the Dodgers would consider swapping him for Matt Kemp, another highly-paid star who has some issues of his own -- he can't seem to stay on the field. Again, I wouldn't expect to be able to trade Braun this offseason, but that's when you can start to think about trading him.

12 months ago on Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 9: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Stephen Fife is pitching tonight for the Topes. This makes going to the game tonight much more exciting. Was suppose to be Palmer.

1 year ago on Possible Bullpen Trade Fit: Milwaukee?

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Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

#Cuba outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez set to sign with #Orioles, pending physical results. He's in Miami.

1 year ago on Trading Season Looms in Los Angeles

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I wonder what it would take to by low on Danny Espinosa? I really believe most of his struggles this year were do to his rotator cuff injury over the offseason.

1 year ago on Unsung First Half Hero: Hyun-jin Ryu

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@Mike Petriello @Lobo @Disgruntled Goat I remember his velocity being way up in the shutout of the Angels. Maybe just on the mlb.tv gun, but he was sitting 91 and hitting 93-94 with two strikes.

1 year ago on Unsung First Half Hero: Hyun-jin Ryu

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What do you guys think of a Rickie Weeks pick up at the deadline, if like the Nolasco trade there weren't premium  prospects going back to Milwaukee?

1 year ago on Cautiously Keeping An Eye on Matt Garza Trade Rumors

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What would it take to get Utley? A package built around Joc? Is this something that you guys think would be worth it?

1 year ago on Hanley Ramirez is Somehow Not Getting Enough Credit

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@Mike Petriello Flipped to the Marlins for Nolasco?

1 year ago on Must-Read Story: Yasiel Puig’s Coast Guard Journey

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@PagansOedipalComplex If it was in a deal for someone like Yovani Gallardo I don't think I would mind considering he still has two more years at a reasonable salary of team control.

1 year ago on Giants @ Dodgers June 24, 2013: Ryu. Bumgarner. Go Time.

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Off topic a bit, and yes I know he sucks, but did Jonathan Sanchez never report to AAA?

1 year, 1 month ago on The Dodgers Head Into The Bronx To Face A Team That Knows From Injuries

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@Mike Petriello I was thnking the flying hawaiian.

1 year, 1 month ago on The Dodgers Head Into The Bronx To Face A Team That Knows From Injuries

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I don't know if this has already been mentioned here, and probably wouldn't be able to happen during the season. But, what about the Rays bench coach Dave Martinez. Here's an interesting interview with him from last year on fangraphs. 

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/qa-dave-martinez-tampa-bay-bench-coach/


1 year, 2 months ago on If There’s One Good Reason to Fire Don Mattingly…

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Has anyone read an explanation why Ryu only threw one inning?

1 year, 4 months ago on Updated Spring Broadcast Schedule Has 17 Dodger Games

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The only perk of being a Dodgers fan that now lives in Nashville, is that Chattanooga is only 2 hours away. And the ballpark is awesome!

1 year, 5 months ago on Projecting the Dodgers’ Minor-League Rosters: Double-A & Triple-A

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Not if you platoon him.

1 year, 5 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: All is Right Among the Right-Handers

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Do the Indians need a starter? Because we need Drew Stubbs!

1 year, 5 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: All is Right Among the Right-Handers

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@I Alivandi It was just a silly thought. I'm sure we wouldn't want to lose the pick anyways. Would just make for a fun few days.

1 year, 5 months ago on Clayton Kershaw Has Impeccable Style

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Ethier for J.J. Hardy, then sign Bourn. Moves Hanley to third and improves our up the middle defense and gives us a leadoff hitter.

1 year, 5 months ago on Clayton Kershaw Has Impeccable Style

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 @DBrim I sat 3rd base field level and paid about 30 bucks. The first game I bought in advance and the second game i walked up to the box office and paid 5 bucks less and got a $10 food voucher. they were great seats with an awesome view of the whole stadium.

1 year, 5 months ago on Two Dodgers Make the Keith Law 100, Plus Chris Withrow & Pedro Baez Find New Homes

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I hope the Dodgers put a claim on Reid Brignac. He's a great defensive shortstop.

1 year, 5 months ago on Two Dodgers Make the Keith Law 100, Plus Chris Withrow & Pedro Baez Find New Homes

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I live in Nashville now and work for a sign company. We just redid the jumbotrons last offseason for the Titans. We were subcontracted thru ANC who are doing the new scorebjoards at dodger stadium. I can guarantee they will have them ready. We worked about 16 hours a day for 2 months straight to get them done for the Titans.

1 year, 5 months ago on Work At Dodger Stadium Progressing With Two Months to Go (Photo)

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 @Mike Petriello I thought that was just for the WBC, I didn't see them on the roster for the CS.

1 year, 5 months ago on Heyman: Dodgers Still Looking at Relievers & Catchers, Apparently

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I can't find it anywhere, does anyone know if Hanley is suppose to play shortstop in the ESPN Caribbean Series?

1 year, 5 months ago on Heyman: Dodgers Still Looking at Relievers & Catchers, Apparently

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Did the deadline pass already for us to come to an agreement with Ellis and Belisario?

1 year, 6 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: Coming up Short at Shortstop

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 @Mike Petriello Anyway we try and work out a 3 team deal with Arizona and Seattle with Ethier going to Seattle and Upton coming to LA? Just a thought, but still wouldn't get Kemp out of center.

1 year, 6 months ago on Dodgers Depth Chart Analysis: Who’s On First?

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 @Mike Petriello You had said a few weeks back that there was an offer on the table with Texas, and that we wouldn't like it. Can you elaborate on that at all? Do you see Texas as still being in play for Ethier?

1 year, 6 months ago on 2194 Words on Andre Ethier, Michael Bourn, and Trade Value

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 @EephusBlue  @Mike Petriello So are you actually claiming that the Dodgers are in heavy discussions to acquire him? I'm a little confused by your comments?

1 year, 6 months ago on The Dodger Offseason Isn’t Close To Being Over

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 @Mike Petriello  @EephusBlue If he'd buy into being a 4th outfielder he would add a ton of value. Plus, it would keep his legs fresh. If the cubs picked up a ton of his contract it could be a really solid move.

1 year, 6 months ago on The Dodger Offseason Isn’t Close To Being Over

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 @Mike Petriello  @Bob Meripol True, I think most Dodger fans would have the same feelings about him a year into a new contract.

1 year, 6 months ago on The Dodger Offseason Isn’t Close To Being Over

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 @Bob Meripol  Juan Pierre x2

1 year, 6 months ago on The Dodger Offseason Isn’t Close To Being Over

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Dee Gordon ‏@FlashGJr

I'm so mad right now I can't even think straight!

 

Probably not baseball related, but could be!

1 year, 6 months ago on Fixing the Left Side of the Dodger Infield With Defense

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I think he would be a good sign at no more that 4 years and about 14m per if we can't land Greinke. But, knowing Ned there's no way he pulls off that easy of a deal, especaially without vesting options!

1 year, 8 months ago on Pitchers Break, But You Still Need Them: Anibal Sanchez

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I don't know much about him, and seems to not be too durable, but what are your guys thoughts on Brandon McCarthy?

1 year, 8 months ago on Pitchers Break, But You Need Them: Kyle Lohse

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I wonder what his thoughts are of the Dodgers after last offseason anyways. I know most fans wanted him back, but after we tried to trade him in 2011, makes me wonder.

1 year, 8 months ago on Pitchers Break, But You Still Need Them: Hiroki Kuroda

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 @el serracho  @EephusBlue Very true, just doesn't seem like you would have total control over baseball decisions. Which I guess is a good thing.

1 year, 10 months ago on Is The Loss of Chad Billingsley Going to Sink the Season?

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 @EephusBlue @el serracho I have no idea, it was just a thought. Just trying to get some feedback and others thoughts on it. I am just wondering if a young gm like a Andrew Friedman would want to work under someone like Kastan. I have no idea, just starting dialog is all.

1 year, 10 months ago on Is The Loss of Chad Billingsley Going to Sink the Season?

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Colletti fan by any means. But with the presence of Kastan as team president, would the Dodgers GM job be that coveted?

1 year, 10 months ago on Is The Loss of Chad Billingsley Going to Sink the Season?

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Man our rotation is depressing.

1 year, 10 months ago on Is The Loss of Chad Billingsley Going to Sink the Season?

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Are we going to see Carl Crawford join the team at all this year? I know he's not going to be ready until early next season, but I think it would be great to see him on the bench cheering these guys on as we make a final push for the playoffs. Anyone seen anything on this?

1 year, 10 months ago on Diamondbacks @ Dodgers August 30, 2012: Vin Scully Bobblehead Night

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 @Mike Petriello It's ruining my work productivity.

1 year, 12 months ago on Hanley Impresses In Debut, But Dodgers Fall To Cardinals

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 @EephusBlue  Anyone know what happened to Tony Jackson? I noticed he stopped tweeting and hasn't had a post on the espnla blog in over a month.

1 year, 12 months ago on Hanley Impresses In Debut, But Dodgers Fall To Cardinals

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 @Mike Petriello I totally agree. He has a bad reputation with Dodger fans. I'm sure larger market clubs would love him if he became available. We just tend not to remember the good he provides. I live in Nashville, so Lee's first weekend start in Chattanooga I will be there for sure!

2 years ago on On the Idea of Trading Zach Lee

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I definitely don't like the idea of trading Lee, but there's something about him that reminds me a lot of Bills. I hope that's not true. Not that Billingsley is awful, just not consistient. I would much rather have Headley than Lowrie. Lowrie's injury history really does scare me.

2 years ago on On the Idea of Trading Zach Lee

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