Spring Training at Camelback Ranch

February 18, 2018

Camelback Ranch is a Holy Place where Dodger Fans convene every Spring to make a pilgrimage to the Big Dodger in the Sky!  Yes, there is a Dig Dodger in the Sky… disagree and we have to fight… to the death! [DISCLAIMER: In today’s political climate, I am forced to say that is a joke, otherwise the FBI might be taking me away.] If you don’t go to Dodger Insider…

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Secret Weapon #3

February 16, 2018

A lot of Dodger Fans have written this guy off for 2018 and have traded him away already… except that he is still with the Dodgers. There is perhaps no more polarizing Dodger than Yasmani Grandal.  He was acquired by the Andrew Friedman front office who traded the fan favorite (at the time), Matt Kemp for him.  I am certain that is part of the reason Yasmani is so vilified. …

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The Dodgers Have Some Secret Weapons

February 14, 2018

Secret Weapon #1 This is a series that will focus on several weapons the Dodgers have that could make a world of difference to them in 2018.  Today, we will discuss secret weapon #1. This series will run several days – I can’t tell you how many there are because you can’t know (yet) how many secret weapons the Dodgers have. When the Dodgers traded Adrian Gonzalez, Scott Kazmir, Brandon…

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Spring Training is Just Like Christmas in February.

February 13, 2018

Okay now that Yu Darvish is signed, sealed, and delivered to the Chicago Cubs, who is the next domino to fall?  21 of the top 50 are still unsigned, and 6 of the top ten.  Interestingly, 5 of those 6 are represented by Scott Boras (JDM, Hosmer, Arrieta, Moustakas, and Holland).  Is it collusion, or is it anti Scott Boras?   So what does that mean for the Dodgers?  The…

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Chris Archer Trade Scenario

February 11, 2018

In doing some research, I was reminded of two trades the Cardinals made this year that did not include Ozuna.  In 2014/2015, the Cardinals had two solid OF prospects that they were very high on…Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty.  This year they were traded to Toronto and Oakland respectively.  In the trade to Toronto, Grichuk netted them a very good RH middle reliever, Dominic Leone.  In 70.1 IP in Toronto,…

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Getting Ready for Spring Training in Two Weeks

January 30, 2018

Here it is just about two weeks from players starting to report to Spring Training and they are getting the lockers ready at Camelback Ranch. The LA Beatwriters continue to sat that it is unlikely that Matt Kemp will be on the Opening Day Roster, but I happen to think Matt Kemp will be on the Opening Day Roster… unless: 1. He is physically unable to perform; 2. He is…

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Do You Believe in Happy Endings?

January 28, 2018

Notice the resemblance? I think they look alike…  It’s the color of their eyes and their smiles! But, I digress! Once upon a time…. there was a young boy who played basketball and baseball in high school, but seemed to be destined to play in the NBA as he was a standout at basketball, winning two state championships in a row.  He was raised by his mother and grandmother who…

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This is All Andrew Friedman’s Fault

… and Scott Boras is apt put out a hit on Andrew at any time. Andrew should consider getting Secret Service protection.  Currently, the Secret Service protects the most hated man in the America and Friedman is currently the most hated man among agents. What?  Who?  Why? The lack of movement in the Hot Stove League, especially among the upper-echelon free agents falls squarely at the feet of one Andrew…

January 25, 2018
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GOAT: Kershaw or Koufax?

January 23, 2018

There are a lot of Dodger fans who regard me as a heretic when I try and say that Clayton Kershaw will go down in history as the LA Dodgers Greatest Of All Time as a pitcher.  But, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! So, as we start, let’s get this over with: Career Records Sandy Koufax – 12 Seasons * 2,324 IP *2,396 K * 165 Wins…

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The Dodgers HAVE to Get Under the Luxury Tax

January 19, 2018

You may think that the Dodgers WANT to get under the Luxury Tax Threshold purely to save money and that is absolutely true, but there’s another aspect to getting under the $197 million number: If they don’t, they will likely be in violation of baseball’s “Debt Service Rule.”  Major League Teams must comply with certain debt to asset ratios, and while the Dodger assets are high, so is their debt….

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