What Can We Reasonably Expect From Clayton Kershaw?

There’s nothing that gets Dodger fans dander up more than the Koufax Verses Kershaw Argument. Sandy Koufax pitched for the Dodgers for 12 years, while Clayton is entering his 12th season.  Let’s look at their average seasons based over their 12 and 11 year careers: Sandy Koufax:16 Wins 8 Losses; 2.76 ERA; 1.106 WHIP; 9.3 K per 9 innings; 3.2 BB per 9 innings Clayton Kershaw: 16 Wins 7 Losses;…

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Meet Newest Dodger Jaime Schultz

On Tuesday it was announced that the Dodgers had acquired right-hander Jaime Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for 22-year-old right-hander Caleb Sampen who had been selected by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.   On January 4 the Rays had designated Schultz for assignment after receiving right-hander Oliver Drake from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations. Drake had also…

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What Kind of Help is on the Way?

I think some GM’s think that they have Andrew Friedman “over the proverbial barrel” since he has already moved three key players off the Dodgers roster.  Right about now everyone is trying to sell high and buy low and there’s not a lot happening, all over the hot stove league.  But, if you think Friedman traded four players for the privilege of overpaying for others, you are smoking some really…

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On My Soap Box

Because of the lack of player personnel movement, all of the national publications and national writers are creating the best of the remaining lists.  Where will the top 10 remaining free agents land?  How about where will the top 15 free agents and major trade personnel land?  They all have opinions, and some of them are well thought out.  However, while they have much better contacts, none of them no…

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The Oldest Living Dodger

If you were asked who is the oldest living Dodger, who would you guess? It is easy to guess Tommy Lasorda, Don Newcombe and Carl Erskine for us oldtimers and probably Tommy and Newk for the younger set. It turns out there are 18 players living who put on a Brooklyn Dodger uniform so most of us would be stumped in trying to pinpoint the oldest living Dodger.   I…

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Addition By Subtraction

No, this is not a course in the “new math.” Five out of four people struggle with math anyway. However, sometimes you can get better by deleting some pieces. You don’t always have to add pieces to get better. These pieces that you subtract may be pieces that most people view as essential, but in reality, they may not be that at all. Now, I am certain that Andrew Friedman…

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Dodgers vs Rockies as of 01-04-19

I have no idea what is in the plans for the Dodgers over the next 6 weeks before pitchers and catchers report, if anything.  I know it seems logical that the Dodgers would do something, but everybody is waiting to see where Machado and Harper are going to go.  The Dodgers do not appear to be the leading team for any of the major FA (except for Grandal).  But that…

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Max Muncy – A Year Later

It’s been a year since I first wrote that Max Muncy should be considered the LH hitting 2B (01-02-18).  Most did not pay attention, but Max sure did take off in 2018.  At 27, Max slashed .263/.391/.582/.973 propped up by 35 HRs in 481 PA.  He has never shown that kind of power before.  The closest he came was in 2013 when he hit 21 in the California League (A+)…

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More Bits and Bites

Happy New Year Dodger fans. At this point we are not sure what the new year will bring. However, we can be assured that it will bring something different, perhaps unusual, and no doubt unexpected. I for one propose that we give up on the Julian, Gregorian, Mayan, Aztec, etc., calendars and move on to a Dodger calendar. Everything revolves around the Dodgers. Oh heck, I guess for us it already…

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Happy New Year 2019!!

Since I wasn’t sure if Mark had wifi access or not, on behalf of LADT, let me wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR. 2018 was not my finest year for positive sports results.  Not only did the Dodgers fail to win a WS for the 30th consecutive year, but my Trojans had a less than .500 winning percentage and missed a bowl game (and still retained their head coach????), and…

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