Uncharted Territory

December 17, 2016

A few years ago, some of you were saying that Arte Moreno was going to own LA after his signings of  Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton. What the Angels did is actually the antithesis of how you build a winner.  Two bad contracts have hamstrung them.  I believe that when Friedman came to LA he wanted to blow it up like Theo did in Chi-town. That’s every baseball President’s dream. Alas, Kasten…

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Something About This Smells

November 18, 2016

Will Mass Craziness Cost Us Turner and Jansen? So, the Houston Astros just signed 33 year-old Right hander Charlie Morton to a $14 million/2 year deal. This is a guy who started 29 games in 2011 and 26 in 2014. He has started 27 games the past two years and is 46-71 with a 4.54 ERA for his career with a 1.44 WHIP.  Then, they signed Josh Reddick to an…

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How Dave Roberts Could Have Won Game 1 And Can Win All The Others

October 16, 2016

It was a simple solution. Manager Dave Roberts should have started Andrew Toles in left field. In fact, Toles should be starting every game until he shows he shouldn’t be out there. Because if there is one place that Andrew Toles belongs in a Dodgers playoff game, it aint the bench. Ever since Toles joined the team, he’s been showing flashes of baseball brilliance. At the very least, he has proven to…

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Dodgers: Lots Rockies: Nots, One More

September 24, 2016

The Dodgers drubbed the Rockies Saturday night, lowering their magic number to 1, almost ensuring that their plight to 90 wins will be successful, and with that comes a 4th straight division title. What. A. Night. Scully’s penultimate game at Dodger stadium was a success for the team as they beat an overmatched Rockies squad 14-1, they didn’t clinch only because the Giants mounted an extra innings comeback against the…

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Brett Anderson Experiment

Brett Anderson
September 22, 2016

The Boys in Blue took the rubber match against the “hated ones” last night to improve their lead to six games in the NL West and decrease their magic number to five.  The Dodgers tonight will begin a four game series against the Colorado Rockies.  Making his return to the mound tonight will be Brett Anderson. Game time 710pm SNLA The lasting image I have of Brett Anderson is when…

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Dodgers Look To Thump on Turncoat Zack Greinke Again

Zack Greinke
September 16, 2016

The Dodger’s recent offensive malaise continued on Thursday evening as they plodded along to a very sad 7-3 loss to the Dbacks in the opening game of this four game series. The Dodger’s sudden offensive drought has popped up only on this road trip. On this current trip the Dodgers are hitting less than .100 (4 for 48 I believe) with runners in scoring position which is a big reason they are…

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Rich Hill is Going To Allow a Run At Some Point

September 15, 2016

Odds are that Rich Hill is going to allow a run at some point. Until then it’s a lot of fun watching him pitch. Could we possibly have another situation where he’s pulled from another no-hitter or perfect game? Speaking of pulled, the Dodgers pulled out a tough rain soaked 2-0 win over the Yankees on Wednesday evening to take two out of three in the Bronx. Clayton Kershaw looked like the…

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Imperfect Dodgers Go For Series Win Over Fish

Kenta Maeda
September 11, 2016

The Dodgers successfully managed to defeat the Marlins 5-0 on Saturday evening and piss everyone off in the process by removing starter Rich Hill after he had tossed seven perfect innings. Joe Blanton ruined the no-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning predictably, but the opportunity to see a perfect game was robbed from us. The excuse was that Hill’s fingers were emanating heat and that the coaching staff was scared…

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The Return of Kershaw

September 9, 2016

The much anticipated return of Clayton Kershaw happened as the Los Angeles Dodgers started Game 1 of this ten game road trip against Jose Fernandez and the Miami Marlins. This road trip will span three cities in ten days. Kershaw was making his first appearance since June 26th. Kershaw came into the game 11-3 with a 1.89 ERA. The Dodgers were riding a five game winning streak. Jose Fernandez came…

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Hill, Reddick and Dodgers Rebound and Beat Padres 5-1

September 3, 2016

Rich Hill has pitched so little for the Dodgers, because of a blistered finger, he’s being  called nicknames like Blister Boy and Captain Blister. It’s too bad the blister remains his calling card, because he was lights out (6 scoreless innings) against the Giants in his Dodgers debut. He returns to the mound at Chavez Ravine tonight, for his second start as a Dodger. What will the blister gods have…

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Hill looking to Right Dodgers Ship

September 3, 2016

The Dodgers expanded their roster yesterday and called up Yasiel Puig who went 2-4 yesterday to help against left handed pitching.  The Dodgers had a whopping 13 hits off Padre pitching including two RBI’s from Joc Pederson and four hits from Howie Kendrick.  Usually that’s a recipe for a victory but the Dodgers lost 4-2 and blew a chance to gain a game on the Giants. So today Rich Hill…

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I Don’t Know What To Do About Josh Reddick

August 27, 2016

First of all, a lot has happened since I checked in, things naturally get overwhelming, life moves in mysterious ways but I am ready for writing to be fun again, and thanks to this space I am fully ready for that to be the case again. Since we’re on the topic of ‘fun things’ maybe it’s time to talk about Josh Reddick one more time. Expectations for the left handed hitter rose…

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AJ Ellis Gone

August 25, 2016

Today in a shocking move the Dodgers traded Clayton Kershaw‘s personal catcher A.J. Ellis to the Phillies for Carlos Ruiz. Ellis has been with the Dodgers since 2008. The Dodgers are in the middle of a pennant race and playing very good ball, decided to make this move to try and go deep into postseason and also insurance if Yasmani Grandal gets hurt. I just hope this doesn’t ruin the great…

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Sweeparoni! The San Francisco Treat!

Sweep The Giants
August 25, 2016

Happy days Dodger fans! So why are we in such a great mood today? Once again the birds are singing, the sun is shining. The clouds are fluffier. The air is crisper. The Dodgers continue to surge as the Giants continue to sink. The boys in blue defeated the Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night to take the series and move three games up on San Francisco in the NL West. New Dodger…

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Dodgers Rotation Needs Stability

August 23, 2016

The Dodgers pitching rotation has been a merry go round. I want to call the rotation the “Mash Unit” because they always seem to be in the E.R.. The bullpen and hot bats have kept the season afloat. But now as the Dodgers hold a one game lead over the “Hated Ones” in the NL West and embark on their quest to make the postseason pitching is going to be…

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Julio Urias and Andrew Toles Return For Dodgers

Julio Urias vs. Mets
August 21, 2016

The Dodgers are finally beginning to reverse the trend of bad baseball decisions. The club announced that outfielder Andrew Toles was recalled as Chris Taylor was optioned back to Oklahoma City. The Dodgers are making a move that makes sense. Taylor couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat and Toles was hitting over .300 during his first stint with the big club. Not only that but look…

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