AC Rant – Can the Dodgers Do A 1988 Repeat?

June 29, 2018

In the last thread, Tylerdurden31 stated that “If it clear we are one if the best five NL teams. We could be the best right now (even after an abysmal start). Between now and October we will experiment, test, and look for new ways to get production. Occasional failures like today must be tolerated in order to locate the growth potential in our roster. Win games? That’s last year. This…

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Sometimes the Best Moves are the Ones You Never Make

April 29, 2018

Yesterday, these were no wholesale changes on the Dodgers’ roster.  Who the hell predicted that anyway?  What a moron!  No names will be mentioned to protect the guilty.  Never speak of this again! The first game of the doubleheader allowed the Dodger bats to break out against the Giants with 15 runs, as the Dodgers won 15-6. The Giants came back and won game 2 by a 8-3 score, even…

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Get Ready for Some Change

April 28, 2018

Heading into a double-header with the Giants and having the bullpen implode is going to give rise to some roster changes today. Before I get into that, you should consider what Vegas Dodger said, so eloquently: Guys you need to relax….even though after the Rams 1 pick tonight I went out to the casino, choosing not to watch the game, sensing a negative outcome. Doc Roberts is getting frustrated with…

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The Next Big Thing: Striker Buehler!

April 23, 2018

No pitcher should ever be called “Walker,” so I have taken the liberty of changing his name to “Striker” Buehler.  I thought about spelling his name with a “Y” instead of an “I” but that just wasn’t as effective. Also, if a pitcher struggles with an aspect of his game, like walking too many batters, which Buehler does, you should never call him by his weakness.  It’s negative thinking and…

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What Do We Know? It Turns Out: Not a Damn Thing!

April 22, 2018

Many Dodger fans (including me) think Joc Pederson should be in Siberia or Tulsa or OKC.  But he started the scoring with a home run off of Stephen Strasburg. Joc was 2-4 last night. Many Dodgers fans have wanted Kike Hernandez banished, – especially because he can’t hit RHP.  But he hit another home run off Strasburg last night… and the last I checked Strasburg was RH. Imagine that! Many…

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Reliever Statistics and Minor League Report

April 19, 2018

With all of the statistics discussion yesterday, and much of it directed to relief pitching, I thought that I would gather some Dodger relief pitching comparisons, keying on inherited runners and inherited runners scored. See table below.  With the recall of Adam Liberatore, the Dodgers have now used 10 relief pitchers.  6 of those relief pitchers have entered into the games and have inherited runners.  On 13 different occasions, 20…

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Stop the Insanity!

April 15, 2018

The fact that the Dodgers are 4-9 is not what bothers me. This stuff happens in baseball, but what bothers me is how this happens to a team that won 104 games last year and finished a game short of winning the World Series.  What bothers me is that the team went 52-8 and then lost 16 in a row.  How can that happen?  Why are they sooooo good and then…

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Let’s Not Forget Henry Ramos

April 14, 2018

There’s not much to talk about for the 4-8 Dodgers who are struggling with the cobwebs between their ears, so I thought I would focus on a player that I happen to really like whose name is not Andrew Toles or Alex Verdugo.  Dodger fans assume that Toles and/or Verdugo will be the next callups for the Dodgers… and they may be, but the Dodgers have a player who does…

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What a Train Wreck!

April 12, 2018

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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I Am Not Giving Up on Font… Yet!

April 8, 2018

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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