Happy new year everyone! It’s now 2020, but the Dodgers are still operating like it’s 2019. I figured I would pop in and write another free form article about the Dodger’s lack of movement. I figure if I can convince one Andrew Friedman worshipper that he sucks then my job has been accomplished and I have made the world a better place.
Most of you probably know by now, Rich Hill has signed a deal with the Twins. Hyun-jin Ryu is long gone already (signing his contract with the Toronto Blue Jays) and the Dodgers will be going into 2020 with the exact same pitching staff as they had in 2019. It won’t be the same though, in retrospect it will be arguably worse without their best starting pitcher (Ryu) who won the National League ERA title and finished second in National League Cy Young voting.
Like Stockholm syndrome, the Friedman worshippers and Data fanatics will do anything in their power to defend Friedman and his millions of dollars in pocketed profit while discrediting everyone else. Now these bozos are trying to discredit Ryu’s brilliant 2019 season in order to make Friedman look better or trying to make it seem like Friedman knows what he’s doing. News flash, he doesn’t.
The comments about Ryu by the Friedman worshippers are ridiculous. He’s not that good! They’re saying. Or that he’s too old anyways! Ok sure. The most ridiculous of the Friedman defending has people actually saying that Ryu’s ERA title doesn’t mean anything. ERA doesn’t mean anything anymore! Duh! It’s all about RA/9! Ryu was just lucky!
Get the heck out of here you annoying Friedman lovers. That’s when you know you have beaten a Friedman worshipper and proved them wrong when the only defense of Friedman’s idiotic moves is luck. When they say a player was lucky, you have proven them wrong.
Unfortunately we are still hearing bogus PR generated rumors of the Dodgers gearing up for some big blockbuster trade that will never ever happen. Earlier in the winter it was for Francisco Lindor, or Mookie Betts and David Price. Now those lame rumors have turned towards Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant. The Dodgers are making a run at him!
Whenever I read those dumb rumors I just roll my eyes and go back to what I was doing content with the knowledge that I know that those rumors or trades will never come to fruition. This is Andrew Friedman after all. 2020 will see the Dodgers entering the decade with the same problems and no solutions. Greedy ownership raking in billions of dollars in revenue. A small market minded, cheap, yet wasteful president of baseball operations who won’t go after top talent players, won’t spend money on elite level players, and refuses to participate in winter improvements. A field manager who makes the same game management blunders every postseason. The same mediocre pitching staff that can’t hold leads. Too many unproven and mediocre relievers, and an aging franchise closer. Oh yeah and most Dodger fans still can’t watch the games on Television. Welcome to 2020 Dodger fans!