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This winter it was obvious the FO was seeking out pitchers whose xFIP was better than their FIP, thinking bad luck with HR/FB. Ironic then, that this 'bad luck, clearly not a persistent attribute of a pitcher' should continue.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Almost-Amazing Dodger Pitching Staff
Goal is World Series win. Need strong 4 starters to get that. That in mind, can't see trade of Greinke or Ryu in 2015 except in really unusual scenarios (trade to fill hole in lineup opened by multiple injuries, Anderson AND Beachy AND McCarthy are all doing great,...)
2016 can take care of itself after the WS. This offseason has proven FO is capable of that.
2 months ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Trading A Starting Pitcher
900 comments already so maybe somebody pointed this out, but the wRC+ vs. RH & Platoon % are perfectly anti-correlated. Every time he sees more right-handers, he does worse against them. Not just directionally, but also magnitude of the effect. The curves are perfect mirrors Don't know what cause could behind that effect.
2 months ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists
@DKD Are you afraid of RIGHT HANDED POWER?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: The Top 10
@Mike Petriello @CodyStumpo @Dustin Nosler No, Colt Hynes has 250 AAA IP, 180k, 50 BB, 20 HR. Much worse in every way.
3 months ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 50-41
@Dustin Nosler Liberatore has amazing results at AAA. in 3 years, 146 IP, 176 K, 48BB, 2 HR.
@VietnamPadre Everyone who has made it to major league baseball and is a regular has off-the-charts grit and persistence. Each aspect of the game is so hard, there are so many aspects, the competition is so good, and the season is so long. Nobody is getting by on talent.
(everyone & nobody I intend to be read somewhat, but not very, figuratively)
3 months, 1 week ago on Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner among four to file for arbitration
@Math Space Cat @isanz33 And that other time when he jogged home then sprinted then ruined his ankle then ruined his entire career which forced this trade.
4 months, 1 week ago on Yasmani Grandal could make trading Matt Kemp palatable
@tsneddy (change is weird) Not a fan of the trades, or not a fan of the Dodgers?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Night That Blew Up Baseball
@moneynow27 This is great. Presumably the Phillies said Joc + Urias + Seager (or at least 2 out of 3). The Dodgers laughed and said how about somebody else. That the Phillies are willing to move the focus to the rest of the system is a very encouraging sign actually. If we've got them thinking about stuff like Chris Anderson and Scott Schebler instead, that's a win.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers sign Darwin Barney, tender contracts to remaining 7 eligible for arbitration
@Dustin Nosler I had the same thought yesterday except Bogaerts at the end of the chain. (Kemp -> Walker -> Bogaerts). Not sure it totally makes sense, just an idle thought I had.
5 months ago on Your Obligatory Discussion of the Dodgers And Cole Hamels
@BehindOrangeLines @Mike Petriello @DodgerBytes What is the point of a non-final offer and letting the agent know you have a final offer in your back pocket?
5 months ago on A Closer Look at Joel Peralta, Reliever You Want To Have
Red sox have like 7 pretty good outfielders (+ Hanley) and 7 pretty good left-side infielders. That's too many.
5 months ago on Report: Hanley Ramirez to sign with Red Sox
@HunterStricklandsOedipalComplex I don't see him on any Winter Ball rosters.
5 months, 1 week ago on 2014 Dodgers in Review: 2B/LF-ish Alex Guerrero
@LiterallyPFP @DodgerDodger That's $180M / WAR. #math
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Gabe Kapler reportedly hired as Farm Director, front office shuffle continues
Read how he turned himself into a major leaguer without any natural skill besides hand-eye.
I love the diamondbacks coaching staff telling their player to do stuff that makes him perform worse. The Dodgers must be paying those guys under the table or something.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Brandon McCarthy Is a Good Fit for the Dodgers
Pay Maddon $5M to be bench coach, let Mattingly "manage" the egos.
6 months ago on Joe Maddon is now a free agent, are the Dodgers next?
Great point that adding Barney helps the bullpen more than adding Elbert.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Roster Prediction, Version 2
@Tymathee I think he has a chance to maybe someday be as good a player as Andre Ethier was. It's a small chance.
8 months ago on Andres Santiago, AZL Dodgers throw no-hitters on same day
In addition to any IF role, if Van Slyke is out for any length of time with that ankle, and you wanted a RH LF, Guerrero is the guy for that, apparently.
8 months ago on Alex Guerrero Is Heating Up At The Right Time
@Mike Petriello @CodyStumpo Hence the "except Alex needs to get his timing back" in my original remark. But he was clearly outclassing the league prior to the incident.
8 months, 1 week ago on A Reminder About Playoff Eligibility
I still want these guys to get some real experience against major league pitching. Both are pretty much wasting their time playing against AAA pitchers right now (except Alex needs to get his timing back).
@Dodgerpain If Darwin Barney is in the game for defensive purposes, the 8th inning would have been much different.
8 months, 1 week ago on Brewers 6, Dodgers 3: The Wrong Stuff
@LASports96 @TheOcelot Inifinitely large, on a percentage basis.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers Acquire Roberto Hernandez, Because Desperation
@Ace no Diamond They should get him up soon, so he can see some MLB pitching and get ready to DH in the WS against RHP. Better than Ethier / Crawford / Turner in that spot.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers 5, Cubs 2: Hanley Ramirez Walks Off
Remember when uribe got this treatment a couple yrs ago?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Which Starting Pitchers Should The Dodgers Target On Waivers?
@TheOcelot @MScottEiland He has a 1.2 ERA outside that outlier.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Dodgers 2, Braves 1: Oops
@KMT59 And against 2 of the better clubs in the league.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Braves @ Dodgers July 31, 2014: A Reminder About Waivers
@Raul Franklin Looking at measures like ERA- around their peaks, Kershaw ~ Maddux. Greinke / Price ~ Smoltz. Greinke / Price > Glavine. So I'd say this trio is better.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Two Hours To Go
@NotBatman @PagansOedipalComplex He's in AA right now. But 12 k & 1 BB in 34 plate appearances so far.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Deadline Day Is Upon Us
They think nobody will take him. Or setting up a trade. Or just gave up on him.
9 months ago on Braves @ Dodgers July 29, 2014: Send A Search Party For Andre Ethier
Seeing the K's in this context is very helpful. Makes me a lot happier about keeping Kemp.
9 months ago on Matt Kemp’s Offense Is Not The Problem
@InsideThePark (Rice A Roni) If he hits .221/.288/.326 vs. lefties what does it matter what side of the plate he stands on?
9 months ago on The Dodgers And Giants, Together At Last
@Jeremy_N Every time the phone rings about something, Ned says "how about we just throw Kemp in that deal too?"
9 months, 1 week ago on Down On The Farm: 7/14 – 7/20 – Pederson back with bang, Bellinger can’t be stopped
You're describing a 6 WAR player with those grades. Something like .310/.375/.520 with +5 runs saved above average at SS/3B and average baserunning. Very exciting to see consensus opinion so high on him.
9 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers’ prospect scouting report July 2014: Corey Seager
@Purple Drank (2014 MSTY Poster of the Year) @Dustin Nosler Stumpo likes Seager. That's just 3 words though. Not sure what I'd say for the next 997.
9 months, 1 week ago on Down On The Farm: 7/7 – 7/13 – Seager rises, Pederson & Guerrero return
So given 3 top 20 prospects, you could hope that maybe one turns into a sort-of-good player? My money's on Seager.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers well-represented on BA and BP midseason Top 50 prospects list
@Mike Petriello @CodyStumpo Which one is worse than Matt Kemp?
11 months, 1 week ago on Andre Ethier Might Actually Be The Best Dodger Center Fielder. Really.
Two other options in CF - Scott Van Slyke and Dee Gordon.
Dee Gordon looks like somewhere between average and poor as a defensive second baseman. Guerrero shouldn't have to be perfect in all ways to get a shot, just likely to be the best overall option.
11 months, 1 week ago on What Will The Dodgers Do With Dee Gordon & Alex Guerrero?
@Mike Petriello @capnsparrow @Internet Dork Lobo (DO YOU EVEN GO TO GAMES BRAH?) Let's all have a contest. I've seen the Dodgers in at least 13 I can remember.
3 Rivers Stadium
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Reminder, Kenley Jansen Is Still The Best
Alternate universe conclusion: hopefully that is completely tied to his back problems, a very treatable condition for our ace training staff.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Dan Haren’s Strikeout Problem
@Dave! (but probably Justin Turner, maybe) @CodyStumpo It's an imperfect world. What I lay out is more attractive than Turner / Figgins / Triunfel / Rojas all in all.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Reminder That The Dodgers Have No Third Base Depth
There's this Hanley Ramirez guy on the roster that's played 3B in 100 major league games. Gordon to SS, Guerrero to 2B. Get 'er done.
@Purple Drank They could just change the rules, make it like football. One squad for offense, one squad for defense.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 4/28 – 5/4
@Paulstralia @GinFizzBear Sounds like a Harrison Bergeron situation. Puig should play with ankle weights and glasses for the wrong prescription.
1 year ago on Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Best Pitches Of 2013
@TellMyWifeISaidHello Springer just about went 40/40 last year in AA/AAA. Joc is no George Springer
1 year, 1 month ago on Reminder: Second Basemen Bat Second
@Hoze So...why not just use Billingsley? (make do until he's ready)
1 year, 2 months ago on One Month Until Dodger Baseball
I'd like to know why League suddenly can't strike anybody out. He was always slightly subpar there, but last year his swing and miss ability just tanked. Velocity is a little down, but would it make that much difference? What about movement on each pitch? What about his overall pitch mix, what about his scenario-specific pitch mix. How about his mechanics? Maybe look into that, team up with Chad.
Is there something he is doing differently that is causing the problem, where he can revert to a better approach?
1 year, 3 months ago on Is There Any Hope For Chris Perez Or Brandon League?