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Initially, I was disappointed with the return for Matt Kemp. Then I realized that trading him on the same day last year would mean paying 50% of his remaining salary and getting junk (if anything) in return. This may have been the last real opportunity to be on the winning side of a Kemp trade, unless you are gambling on another healthy, MVP season. I am now at peace with it, whether or not they use the money for another big signing.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Night That Blew Up Baseball
Last I checked, TWC's TV menu looked like a geocities website. No thanks.
1 year ago on Reminder: Second Basemen Bat Second
It's by far the fastest in the area, but their TV is garbage. I know a lot of people that opt for DirecTV instead.
If you're in the LA region and have TWC internet only, try connecting the coax cable from your modem directly to your TV's antenna input and run a channel scan. You may find you've had access to SNLA all along. Mine shows up on analog 74-0, in standard definition only. YMMV.
Even with the old spelling, it was only 13 lettered compared to Saltalamacchia's 14. Nobody retweeting about that bothered to count.
1 year, 1 month ago on Is It Possible To Trade Brandon League?
I'm surprised Cuba hasn't renounced communism and negotiated a posting system with the MLBPA. They would probably double their GDP.
1 year, 1 month ago on Report: Dodgers to sign Cuban SS Erisbel Arruebarruena
@TheConman @Purps the Dream Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game
1 year, 1 month ago on 2014 Spring Training Preview: First base
But the hat and the hair length!
1 year, 1 month ago on Report: Dodgers Sign Justin Turner. Finally.
I made this for the old thread:
How have the Angels not signed Bronson Arroyo yet? Add him to Weaver, Wilson, Richards, and Blanton, and people won't be sure if they're looking at a baseball team or a circa 1998 Christian rock band.
1 year, 1 month ago on Yasiel Puig, Leadoff Hitter?
Less posting fee, Tanaka got more guaranteed money than Greinke. With posting fee, a higher AAV than Greinke. To pay him like an MLB-proven ace is insane, and I'm really glad the Dodgers passed on this signing.
1 year, 2 months ago on Dodgers Bring Miguel Olivo To Camp, Invite Actual Prospects
Can we work out a deal to get both Pete and Pete?
1 year, 2 months ago on With Attention Focused on Masahiro Tanaka, Utility Infield Remains Dodgers Biggest Hole
@efb I'd hate to see how much he is spending on AdWords for "Tanaka" and "Los Angeles." I keep getting his campaign banners on MLBTR.
@KMT59 Keep surfing because it's a dolphin.
1 year, 2 months ago on Contextualizing Masahiro Tanaka’s Japanese Numbers
Hopefully Tanaka looked at the weather in NY/LA this week.
1 year, 2 months ago on So The Dodgers Really Did Want Every Closer Ever
I get all my news from non sourced Livefyre comments!
1 year, 3 months ago on Robinson Cano Gets All The Years For All The Dollars
Probably baseless, but someone told me a Cuban free agent catcher was spotted being shown around Dodger Stadium, who was kind of on the short side. Yenier Bello (5'11") seems to fit the description.
If it rains Saturday in STL, what happens to Monday's home game? I have tickets and I'll probably have to sell them if it gets pushed to Tuesday.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Dodgers Head to St. Louis
For as much crap as Ned gets, most of the top prospects he sends away end up being forgettable. I have more faith in his trades than his signings.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Nick Punto Trade With Boston, One Year Later
MarLOLs might want a defensive upgrade in Dee Gordon.
1 year, 7 months ago on Dodgers @ Marlins August 21, 2013: Let’s Get Our Puig Priorities Straight
@StealingSaenz You understand that Cuban Americans think Che Guevara is worse than Hitler, right?
1 year, 7 months ago on How Will the Dodgers Win Today?
@NeDieterich @Disgruntled Goat Haha, that's my brother!
1 year, 7 months ago on Anatomy of an Unbelievable Run
1 year, 7 months ago on Rays @ Dodgers August 9, 2013: David Price Against a Bunch of Backups
He's sticking with the Captain Lou Albano look, I see.
1 year, 7 months ago on Gammons: Dodgers Were Close on Luke Hochevar
I think they were banking on a team trading the farm for Cliff Lee, and now that the deadline has passed, they are weaseling out of the deal based on issues they were already aware of beforehand.
1 year, 7 months ago on Let’s Hope Wins Don’t Cost Clayton Kershaw His Rightful Recognition
Puig's confidence helped rescue a depressed team and fan base from the gutter. Not singlehandedly, but it definitely made a difference. I'll take the bat flips and stares and tantrums because it makes people care a little bit more, for better or worse. I'd rather the Dodgers were lively and annoying than impotent and disappointing.
On a side note, I found out what Puig draws in the dirt. It's like a Cuban nursery rhyme that all the kids know where you draw a cross or an X, and say something like "if you strike me out, I'll kill you." My brother in law grew up in Cuba and he had a good laugh when he realized what Puig was doing.
1 year, 8 months ago on So Everyone Hates Yasiel Puig Now
"One story, maybe apocryphal, maybe not, goes like this: Mexican drug smugglers ferried Puig to Cancun and held him with the understanding they would receive a cut of his contract."
Does ransom count toward the luxury tax?
1 year, 9 months ago on Must-Read Story: Yasiel Puig’s Coast Guard Journey
They've won 4 of 5, are you trying to temper our excitement?
1 year, 10 months ago on Ten Good Things About the 2013 Dodgers
Funny story, Nick Jr and I were both on the Dodgers for our first season of baseball as kids. The year was 1988, and I became a fan for life.
1 year, 11 months ago on Dodgers 2, Brewers 0: The Stars Lead the Way
Ryu got a hit!
2 years ago on Dodger Hat Contest Update: You People Are Hilarious
First up, Barney vs Fife.
2 years ago on Hanley Ramirez Needs Surgery, And We Ponder A Reality In Which The Choice Is Between Dee Gordon & Juan Uribe
Would Beckett plucking Belt be a chemistry-building exercise?
2 years, 1 month ago on Ned Colletti on “Clubhouse Confidential”
Is it possible a dollar amount hasn't been announced because it's dependent on MLB's revenue sharing claim? Maybe the contract guarantees the Dodgers 6B/25, and the rest is a variable to be worked out in negotiations or courts, for TWC to cover?
2 years, 2 months ago on Say Hello to “SportsNet LA”; Billions of Dollars
I'm thinking Ethier and salary plus Mark Ellis for Cano.
2 years, 3 months ago on Zack Greinke. Los Angeles Dodger. (It’s Done!)
@The_Real_Paul @Mike Petriello @Disgruntled Goat @Catfishin
They insert a catheter into your blood vessel and cauterize an imperfect flap on your heart. My mom had the same condition and surgery, and the recovery was nothing, but the results were life changing.
2 years, 4 months ago on Nick Evans Joins the Dodgers, & We Care Because It’s November
@EephusBlue How long until they are selling these with a Dodgers logo on the chest and Puig's number on the back? http://bmj2k.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/superman_outfit.jpg
2 years, 7 months ago on Yasiel Puig, Moving On Up
Quakes Thirsty Thursday $2 beers + Puig was an easy sell to my Cuban family in-law. Looking forward to seeing this mythical beast play in person.
@JohnM I think the Dodgers expectations of Puig have to be greater than they've stated publicly. I doubt Logan White would have given a 42M green light to a player as distant from the majors as a high schooler.
2 years, 8 months ago on Brandon League Arrives, But What’s Next?
Victorino makes more sense for the Dodgers than Pence or Soriano. If Yasiel Puig meets expectations next season, the last thing you want is a Vernon Wells-type situation you either eat a season-plus of a backloaded contract or block the young talent from playing on principle.