What a Train Wreck!

It is rumored that the Phillies and Dodgers are in trade talks for their managers although the 6-5 Phillies are asking for a GM to be named later if they take the manager of the 4-7 train-wrecked Dodgers. Move along folks, there’s nothing to see here. Look, it’s simple!  I try to break it down to the simplest explanation.  The Dodgers only have four problems: (1) Can’t Hit; (2) Can’t…

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The Dodgers Are Turning Back the Clock to the Future

When the Dodgers re-acquired Matt Kemp this past winter, some fans were ecstatic while others felt he would wreck the chemistry of the Dodgers’ locker room.   Ladies and Gentlemen, the old locker room-wrecking malcontent has been replaced by the new, ingratiating and consummate teammate Matt Kemp. Matt Kemp has become fast friends with Justin Turner and even Cody Bellinger.  On Justin Turner, who still has pain in his wrist, Ken…

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Alex Freedman – Voice of the OKC Dodgers

Dodger Chatter or “DC” as we call him wants to do a blog on each  Dodger minor league play-by-play announcer. This is the first!  Enjoy! Dodger Chatter The heart and soul of baseball – minor league baseball – kicked off another season on Thursday, April 5. Four Dodger affiliates were scheduled for action with the Oklahoma City Dodgers playing a double header due to a cancellation of their game on…

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Melvin Jimenez and Edwin Uceta Make 2018 Loons Debut

Jimenez, from Santiago in the Dominican Republic, was signed as an international free agent by the Dodgers on December 23, 2015. During the 2016 season he played with the DSL Dodgers making 12 appearances, all of them starts. In six of those starts he pitched five innings and had an additional two appearances of six and four innings respectively. On the season, the right-handed Jimenez posted a 1.47 ERA along…

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I Am Not Giving Up on Font… Yet!

It’s easy to blame the loss yesterday on Wilmer Font and that would be correct at any level, but does that mean that the Dodgers should dump him?  Someone said that the only reason FAZ kept was so they would not lose him.  Well, duuuhhhh.  Of course, that’s why they kept him!  Maybe the Dodgers have seen enough, but I haven’t. His control has not been great, but he has…

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First Week Observations

Some first week observations:  It is obvious that the Dodgers offense misses JT; the one clutch hitter in the lineup.  The only offense thus far is Yasmani Grandal.  Without any concrete evidence, it is my opinion that the Owings HR off of Jansen with two outs in the 9th on the Monday game against the DBacks had a negative impact on the Tuesday and Wednesday games.   The Dodgers have…

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Hurry Up and Calm Down!

On April 18, 2017, the Dodgers had 8 wins and 10 losses. They simply were not hitting, but I think it ended up OK (except for the very last game).  As a matter of fact, on May 3rd of 2017, the Dodgers were just one game above .500.  Should the Dodgers make a plethora of moves now and get rid of hitters not hitting and pitchers not hitting?  That’s silly…

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Dodger Chatter: Sleeper Alert

The minor league rosters have pretty much taken shape and there  are some surprises with the assignments at the various levels. Some players unexpectedly were assigned to higher levels while others return to the same level although their 2017 performance might have suggested otherwise. Still others will participate in extended spring training and the Driveline program. Regrettably, a few have already been inexplicably released, such as right-handers Logan Crouse and…

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This is Kenley Jansen

I would not have re-signed Kenley Jansen and I said so at the time.  It’s not that I don’t like him, but he is fully capable of blowing a game and he’s expensive. Let me remind you that the Astros won the World Series without a good dominant closer.  It surprised me that FAZ re-signed Kenley, but they did.  Maybe they HAD to re-sign him for the fans… who knows?…

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Dodger Chatter: Dodgers add Breyvic Valera to 40-man Roster

The wheels with the Dodgers front office just never stop turning even on April Fools’ Day. The rumor that the Dodgers would swap outfielder Matt Kemp for Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun would have to logically speaking be an April Fool stunt. Nothing could be gained for the Dodgers in such  a transaction, either in performance or in payroll management. On Sunday, another announcement came across the wires that is now…

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