Julio Urias – Wunderkind

January 25, 2017

In case you don’t know, a Wunderkind is “a child prodigy or one who succeeds in a competitive or highly difficult field or profession at an early age.”  That would be Julio Urias.  I find it incredulous that Julio Urias pitched 77 innings in the major leagues in 2016 as a 19 year old and compiled a 5-2 record with a 84 strikeouts and a 3.39 ERA and yet some fans…

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Walker, Not a Texas Ranger

January 22, 2017

Not Ferris Bueller, either… I am not sure how much you may know about Walker Buhler.  Most fans know that he was a pitcher at Vanderbilt University.  As a Freshman he was 4-3 with a 3.14 ERA.  As a sophomore he was 12-2 with a 2.64 ERA as Vanderbilt won a College World Series.  He was drafted by the Dodgers as the 24th pick in Andrew Friedman’s first Dodger Draft and…

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Reason to Believe…

January 21, 2017

Let’s just assume for a minute that the Dodgers are done.  I mean done with deals this off-sesaon.  No more acquisitions, trades or free agent signings.  It’s over.  This is the team with which they will start the season. Should we afraid or should we be excited?  I guess it depends upon your perspective.  Are a “glass half full person” or a “glass half empty” person?  Before you answer that,…

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A New Beginning…

January 19, 2017

The baseball season is right around the corner.  Spring is a time that hope springs eternal and optimism soars – there is not a better time of the year because life is in motion. “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes…

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The Hall of Famer That Got Away

January 18, 2017

On a day when the latest inductees into Cooperstown are announced, it’s only fitting that we discuss a future Hall-of-Famer who will not go into the Hall as a Dodger, but should have!  It was just over 13 years ago, that Adrian Beltre left the Dodgers for the Seattle Mariners.  Many fans are up in arms over the fact that Mike Piazza and Pedro Martinez were  traded away, but Adrian…

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