Dozier Deal Not Happening: Brock Stewart, Really?

January 13, 2017

We’re about two weeks away from the Dodger fan fest in which I eat way too many Dodger dogs and can’t find my car, and only about 5 weeks from the start of spring training. Once again the PR generated rumor mill is in full force with the Dodgers reportedly in on every player yet they never make a move. The Dodgers finally announced the signings of closer Kenley Jansen,…

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Remember That It’s Not Your Money

Kenley Jansen
December 9, 2016

The annual winter meetings came and went, ending on Thursday afternoon. All 30 MLB clubs were present to make deals and discuss trades as is the customary tradition every year around this time. Each team looks to the winter meetings as a way to upgrade their rosters. The winter meetings are not the end all or be all of the hot stove offseason, but it’s normally where the majority of…

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Take off the Handcuffs!

November 27, 2016

Common Sense is Uncommon!  Sadly… When Andrew Friedman was hired by Stan Kasten and Guggenheim it was his mandate to grow the farm and build a winner from within. Kasten said  “Oh, and you have to keep Mattingly for a year.”  The year before, the front office signed Kemp and Ethier to silly contracts and consummated THE TRADE! OK, I’ll play along… maybe THE TRADE did put “butts in seats.”   I just…

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MLB Trade Rumors Rising: Will the Dodgers Trade Carlos Ruiz?

November 2, 2016

What will happen this MLB Preseason when the Dodgers have to finalize their plans for Carlos Ruiz?  He wasn’t a Dodger long enough to become popular with the fans, nor did he produce enough baseball heroics to impress the front office, so his name has been dropped as potential trade bait for interested teams. In fact, fans never really stopped scrutinizing the move that brought Carlos Ruiz to the team. One…

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The Dodgers Lost The NLCS, But Still Had a Good Season

October 24, 2016

The Dodger’s season came to an end on Saturday night as they lost the NLCS to the Chicago Cubs in game 6 by a 5-0 score. The Cubs won the NLCS four games to two and advanced to their first World Series since 1945. The city of Chicago celebrated something they had been waiting to happen for 71 years. Waveland Avenue went crazy and Bill Murray cried. It was a…

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The Dodgers Can’t Win A Pennant

October 23, 2016

The Dodgers lost in the 2016 National Championship Series 3-2 to end one of the most magical and accomplished seasons since the world series team in 1988. The season was a roller coaster ride, they were a tough out in the playoffs, and succumbed to a better team with a better roster that had magic, fundamentals, and momentum on their side. All in all you think you’d be understanding of the outcome,…

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My Top 5 Moments From The Second Half Of The 2016 Season

October 7, 2016

While we sit and wait for the opening pitch of Game 1 between the Dodgers and Nationals, let’s refresh some Dodger Blue memories. Here are my top 5 moments from the second half of the season: 5. July 29 The epic seventh inning between the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks. The game started off well enough, with the Dodgers leading 3-0 after six innings. In the top half of the 7th…

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The Dodgers Might Have To Deal With Daniel Murphy Again

Daniel Murphy
October 6, 2016

It seems like we just can’t get away from Daniel Murphy in the postseason. He’s become the Dodger’s October Chupacabra, and now he’s back to potentially haunt the Dodgers again. The only red headed Irish man I want to see hitting bombs is Justin Turner. Last season veteran infielder Daniel Murphy destroyed the Dodgers single handedly in the 2015 NLDS. At the time he was a Met. The 31-year old…

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I Blame The Dodgers For This

Gillaspie
October 5, 2016

Because they let them in. The Dodgers let the Giants waltz into the playoffs and now I think we all know how this postseason is going to go. The Dodgers deemed the final three games of the regular season unimportant so they folded up like a beach chair. The Giants swept the Dodgers and limited them to just 4 runs scored as they squeaked into the playoffs as the second…

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Spirit of 88

October 4, 2016

  Normally, this is around the time Dodgers fans start to wonder if this will be the Dodgers’ year. As most of us know this is the fourth straight season the Dodgers are in the playoffs. Around the city, there is a noticeable lack of buzz. Expectations seem low especially after losing 5 of 6 to end the season. The Dodgers were beset by injuries like no other team this…

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How Important is The Fourth Starter in a 5-Game Playoff Series?

September 30, 2016

For the Dodgers it could be crucial. The Dodgers have done it and clinched their fourth consecutive National League West title. Now that they have wrapped up the NL West the club turns their attention to the postseason. Setting the postseason roster, the rotation and knocking the Giants out of the playoffs take over as top priorities in the club’s final games of the regular season. Now the report is that…

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“It’s time for Dodger baseball!”

September 29, 2016

The absence of Vin Scully won’t be felt until next season. Vin Scully is someone we took for granted as if he would be the one constant in our lives all the time. He brought people together no matter what color or belief. Vin has lived a long and good life. Have you ever heard of anything negative about Vin Scully especially with social media today? With all the social…

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Former Dodgers Gil Hodges and Leo Durocher Were Two Very Different Managers

September 19, 2016

It’s important to note that while I have been critical of Andrew Friedman and the front office brain trust, what they are doing is working. The Dodgers are in first place 5 games ahead with 13 left to play on course to win their fourth consecutive NL West title. They have an 84-65 record and are 20 games above .500 at home. Whatever they are doing is working. Dodger manager…

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When Dave Roberts Shut Down Rich Hill, We All Felt It

September 11, 2016

Take a look at these numbers: Major League Baseball has existed for 140 years. More than 210,000 games have been played over that span. There have only been 23 perfect games thrown. Last night, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was on the cusp of becoming only the 24th man in history to accomplish that feat. And then his manager, Dave Roberts, stopped him cold. The skipper pulled Hill just…

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The Bell is Tolling for Toles

September 8, 2016

On Aug. 31 Andrew Toles rose out of seemingly nowhere in Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies and hit a grand slam to put the Los Angeles Dodgers up 10-8, which led to a huge comeback victory to salvage a game in that series. The Dodgers bench erupted for the speedy outfielder. It had to be Toles biggest hit to date and could be a season altering type of hit…

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I Bet Zack Greinke Has Plenty of Regrets

Zack Greinke
September 1, 2016

The Dodgers and Zack Greinke parted ways during the winter after he signed a huge 206.5 million dollar contract with the Arizona Dbacks. His annual average salary this season is 34.4 million dollars and so far he has not yet lived up to that type of income. I would offer that he has not been as bad as everyone thought he was. He has shown glimpses of his past self….

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