Gone Racing!

May 28, 2017

There’s this little race here in Indy today that I am going to, so you won’t hear much from me.  By the way, even if you don’t like racing, it should be on your “bucket list.” It has to be one of the Ten Wonders of the World.  I am not a big race fan – can’t tell you who is in the points lead or any of that, but on…

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The Dodgers Need a #2 Starter?

May 27, 2017

Says who?  Name a Number 2 better than Clayton Kershaw!  He has a 7-2 record and a 2.01 ERA and then of course our #1, Alex Wood is 6-0 with a 1.69 ERA and he has pitched like 26 straight scoreless innings.  There’s not a better duo in baseball.  Of course, the Dodgers are #1 in all of baseball in tear ERA and WHIP. … and then Baez and Hatcher…

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Maybe I See It Differently…

May 25, 2017

Last night, many Dodger fans saw a pitcher who they felt was ineffective and not in control of the game. Of course, they were right.  Rich Hill walked more than Lebron James in the NBA Finals. They felt he should be moved out of the rotation, to the minors, hung in effigy, DFA’ed or moved to the bullpen.   Last night, I saw Rich Hill have excellent movement, but he did…

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Greetings Earthlings!

May 23, 2017

If I say, “Greetings, Earthlings!” does that imply you I am alien or that does that mean I am merely greeting my fellow earthling?  But, I digress!  I have been slammed this week and it is not getting any better, but there is this from the Dodgers: DODGERS REINSTATE LOGAN FORSYTHE LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated infielder Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin…

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A Blessing in Disguise

May 21, 2017

Julio Urias has been horrendous in his last two starts after being pretty good in his first three starts.  He has pitched 23.1 innings this year and currently has a 5.40 ERA.  The competition has hit 12 HR off of young Julio. No, that’s a lie!  He has only given up one HR!  So, is that how it works – three good starts and two bad starts and you get sent…

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Is It Better To Be Lucky Than Good?

May 20, 2017

I was listening to an interview about how the Cubs were built on MLB Radio a few days ago and heard a story about how Kyle Hendricks was acquired.  First of all, I have the greatest respect for Theo Epstein and do not want to denigrate him in any way, but the story shows how sometimes it’s better to be lucky that good.  As the Cubs were being blown up, Theo…

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Next Man Up!

May 19, 2017

There are no excuses.  It’s all about just getting the job done.  When Kershaw went down last year, it was “Next Man Up!”  There’s nothing different about that with Justin Turner. Justin is a very good player, but this team is deep and Chris Taylor or Logan Forsythe can play third base.  For that matter, the much-maligned Kike Hernandez can too.  While I am thinking about it, I haven’t heard…

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Next Week… or Sooner

May 18, 2017

It’s fun to sit around and play GM at times.  We can make trades without compunction for Matt Kemp, Marcel Ozuna and about any other player on the planet.  In reality, almost none of those trades ever happen.  I probably suggest more trades than anyone and I cannot remember a single one that was ever made.  I guarantee you that Farhan Zaidi and Andrew Friedman have been working the phones…

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The Rich Pitcher

May 17, 2017

In his first game back from the DL last night, Rich Hill pitched 5 innings and allowed 6 hits while walking no one.  He gave up one run and his ERA sits at 2.77.  Some fans, like to criticize Hill because it means their irrational hatred of Andrew Friedman is somehow justified in their small minds. They criticized his rehab starts in RC because he walked a few batters because…

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Theory Verses Practice

May 16, 2017

In theory, the Ten-Day Disabled List should be a wonderful thing for pitchers, but initial results are not so good.  It appears that after being off for ten days a starter just is not quite in-sync. Ryu was obviously out of sorts (maybe he is injured) and McCarthy also looked like he needed another start before coming off the DL.  So, in reality, while it might be a tool to…

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