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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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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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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Dodgers Score Early, Hang on Late To Beat Turncoat Greinke and Snakes 3-2

Zack Greinke
September 16, 2016

You know Greinke went for the money this year and maybe he doesn’t regret it with his 210 million dollars. He can’t be happy though with the lousy team he inherited. He may be rich with money but is very poor with wins. This is the last time the Dodgers will see him this season and they said goodbye by defeating him again, sending him home to the golf course thoroughly…

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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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Dodgers Play Long Ball To Beatdown Greinke, Move 4 Games Up in NL West

September 5, 2016

Boy when the Dodgers are hot, they are hot and they take no prisoners. There was no screwing around at Dodger Stadium on Labor Day. The boys in blue exploded to lay a beatdown on Zack Greinke and the Dbacks like you would not believe. The Dodgers slugged 5 home runs including 4 in the fifth inning to beat the Dbacks 10-2. The win coupled with the Giants pathetic 6-0…

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Here Comes Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke
September 5, 2016

Things are going just swimmingly right now for the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig is back and looks to be in great shape. He homered in the Dodger’s 7-4 victory over the Padres on Sunday afternoon. The Dodgers rallied to take the series with the Padres and move to 3 games ahead of the Giants in the NL West. Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to return on Friday in Miami and rookie Jose De Leon…

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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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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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What it All Boils Down to…

Dodgers Flag
August 8, 2016

Like it or not, I’m back (at least for a day)!  For the record, I may or may not re-start LA Dodger Talk.com.  Also, for the record, I have absolutely no problem with anyone disagreeing with me.  Just back it up.  I was going to explain this to you, but Dodgerpatch already said it best: Mark gets impatient with repetitive foolishness, as do I. You don’t hesitate to repeat endlessly…

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The Mercenary Shut Down the Dodgers, but then, Doesn’t Everybody? Dodgers Lose 3-2

June 13, 2016

Zack Greinke was the one the Dodgers let get away (to Arizona). Like a true mercenary, Greinke chased the dollars to the desert, and many in LA were smug and satisfied when he began 2016 in the worst way possible. Greinke was shelled mercilessly early in the season, but the pitchers the Dodgers replaced him with really haven’t been doing much better. He has since recovered (16 innings scoreless streak),…

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Dodgers Give The Ball to Scott Kazmir to Keep The Good Times Rolling

Adrian Gonzalez hugs Dave Roberts
April 5, 2016

The Dodgers win the World Series! The Dodgers win the World Series! In an opening day that has been improbable, the impossible has happened! Ok, ok, I am joking, but opening day is such an important day that it’s not that far from the truth. People make way too much of opening day results then they should. Remember it’s only one game, and while it’s always nice to win on…

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Dodgers Run Differential Projected To Be Better Than 2015

Joc Pederson
March 1, 2016

I wanted to talk to you guys today about the importance of run differentials. We see projections for every club each season and I normally take those with a grain of salt. It’s hard to predict what a team or player will do during a 162 game baseball season because baseball is hard to predict. Anything can happen and you never know. However the math geeks have specific formulas they…

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There’s Little Reason To Worry About The Dbacks, Zack Greinke be Damned

Zack Greinke
February 26, 2016

The Dbacks are sick of losing. They’ve been bad for several years now and finally decided to do something about it. They hired Tony La Russa as their new chief baseball officer and former MLB pitcher/agent Dave Stewart as their general manager. Then they went to work and made a big splash this offseason with a lot of hot stove activity. The first move was the stunning and deflating signing…

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Pecota Projections Have Dodgers Winning NL West

Yasiel Puig
February 17, 2016

Projections! Predictions! Aint nothing but a projection party! Nothing but a prediction party! Yes it’s that time of the year for predictions. USA Today already released theirs, now it’s time for Pecota to release theirs as well. Pecota’s 2016 projections are out and they have the Dodgers winning the NL West by a mile. Well more like seven games over the Giants. Pectoa has the Dodgers finishing 94-68 and the Giants in…

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Did The Dodgers Improve or Decline This Winter?

Corey Seager
February 13, 2016

You know there is nothing going on when the main headline this week is about equipment trucks driving Dodger gear to Glendale, Arizona. Rest assured the trucks were filled with Tommy Lasorda bobbleheads. We can’t begin spring training without those. Seriously guys, if there are no Tommy bobbleheads then we have to close the gates until they arrive. No bobbleheads no spring training! All kidding aside with spring training a…

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