When the Giants won the World Series three out of five years, does anyone remember what happened in between? What is of interest to me is that after winning the World Series in 2012, in 2013 the Giants were ten games under .500 the next year – 10 GAMES! Then, the very next year, they won the World Series again.
Just because some moron says the Dodgers don’t have depth, doesn’t mean it’s true. Someone posted an article by Howard Cole mocking the Dodger’s depth. Of course he did. That’s what he does… based upon 38 games this year, he thinks that proves the Dodgers have no depth? I won’t even try and reason with someone who is so obviously devoid of commons sense – I guess it’s not common in his case. The Dodgers do have amazing depth, up and down the system, but how do you plan for crazy stuff like this?
The Dodgers signed Logan Forsythe as depth, especially if Justin Turner went down. So, for a minute, it looked to be a great move, until Forsythe went down too. The Dodgers’ front office is evidently composed of jackasses for not having another All-Star Caliber shortstop to back up Corey Seager. Why did they not do that? They should have had Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carerra stashed on their 40 man roster. Cole is absolutely right – they had no depth after Seager. [I case you don’t know – that is sarcasm.]
The Dodgers should have predicted that Bellinger and Taylor would “regress.” Really? What makes you think they have “regressed” after seeing all of 38 games? “Well the bathwater is dirty, let’s throw out the baby too!” Yeah, that’s the ticket! I don’t think either player has regressed. I think they will be fine – maybe they are trying to do too much, but my opinion (for those who care) is that they will be just fine. I do agree with moving them down in the lineup. They both will figure it out. Taylor has to stop looking at so many called 3rd strikes – that is fixable.
On the other hand, I think they should have played Kike more – let’s see what he can do as a regular. I don’t like that they didn’t. I don’t know what the front office’s fascination with Joc Pederson is. The Anti-FAZ faction will say that FAZ keeps THEIR players (which is dumb and wrong), but Joc is not their player and neither is Puig. Both of them are killing the team… in different ways. Farmer looks lost and right now the team is composed of a bunch of Punch & Judy Hitters.
Depth? Look at the depth at catcher – the pipeline is full of potentially great ones. Andrew Toles was depth in the outfield, as is Henry Ramos. Toles’ injury has really hurt this mash unit. So, when your “depth” goes down too, you have no “depth?” Maybe your depth needs “depth?” Yeah, that’s what he means. Cole says the Dodgers have no depth, but lots of baseball people who can actually think and have common sense have stated otherwise… a lot! At this moment in time, Cole may be right… for a minute, but he’s wrong… as usual!
I have said it many times: this front office is not perfect. I was OK with the moves they made last offseason, but many weren’t and so far, it looks like you were right… but it’s a very long season. I still think the Dodgers will win the division because of their DEPTH! It’s fashionable to pile one when someone is down, but I have not lost faith in the front office… not even close. If you think they are going away anytime soon, you also are delusional. They have built a world-class organization – one of the best in baseball. They have lots of depth, regardless of what some may say.
The main thing that bothers me is that they are so “streaky.” They can go 52-8 and then lost 17 in a row! I’d like to “fix” that. They are in that “17 in a row rut right now.”
“There is no depth!”
“The sky is falling!”
“Taylor and Bellinger have regressed!”
“The Dodgers are an absolute mess.”
Shock journalism sells. But, it’s nonsensical – like throwing the baby out with the bathwater! Just Dumb! … and some people have a depth of dumb!
This too shall pass – I just wish it would hurry up and do it!