Theeeere They Go!!

Well okay then.  The Dodgers have finally spoken or more appropriately…ROARED.  Once again Andrew & Co. has done the impossible and freed up a lot of cash and moved players who were reportedly upset with how they were being played.  I will miss all three Dodgers, especially Alex Wood.  I know others were very partial to Yasiel Puig and he will be missed.  Matt Kemp’s homecoming was well worth it. …

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There is No Status Quo

We still have no clue what will happen this offseason, even though the rumors are rampant, and we still don’t know what the Dodgers will look like in 2019.  One thing I think is certain: They will look different than in 2018… the only question is HOW DIFFERENT?  Some of you will be disappointed if Andrew Friedman doesn’t sign Byrce Harper or trade for Corey Kluber.  Others will be disappointed…

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

I have cautioned everyone (over and over) that we really know very little about what is going on.  Andrew Friedman plays his cards pretty close to the vest and I’m guessing that the Dodgers Front-Office Employees have some pretty stiff, iron-clad Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements, because there are very little leaks from the Dodgers’ inner circle.  We hear Bryce Harper, Corey Kluber, AJ Pollock and other names banded about in…

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The Other Corey

For most of us, and me at least, it is difficult to even imagine what it would be like to have to sit out a year or more with an injury or surgery. It must have been agonizing for Corey Seager, a 24-year-old on the cusp of stardom. Dodger fans all regrettably know about Seager’s year away from the field. Although it no doubt is small comfort, Seager had and…

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The Roadmap to Bryce Harper

Are the Dodgers in on Bryce Harper?  Yes, even Ray Charles can see that!  A better question is “Will the Dodgers really try to sign Bryce Harper?  The answer is the same answer I give when people as “Do you wear boxers or briefs?”  I say “Depends.” Bada Bing! But seriously… Bryce Harper has “IT” – the “IT FACTOR.”  He would be an instant fit for LA. Yes, the Doders…

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Catcher Prospects! or Catcher Prospects ?

One position where the Dodgers are looking for improvement is in catcher.  I have read some who are not happy about who of Maldonado, Wieters, Lucroy, Vogt, Joseph, Mesoraco, Ellis, or Butera, Friedman will select from.  Most of the naysayers did not want Grandal back but have no recommendation for a replacement except JT Realmuto.  If it were only that easy just to want something.  The Fish are looking for…

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Hope Springs Eternal

Baseball is the ultimate game for statistics, and in the past few years statistics have multiplied faster than a warren of rabbits.  Launch angles, exit velocity and spin rates are only a few of the new statistics.  Some statistics such as framing and DWAR are somewhat subjective and not yet a perfect means of measurement.  So many fans use stats literally in the respect that your stats say what you…

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Pruning The Roster To Keep It Healthy

Yesterday Mark wrote, “this Dodger Team, right here, right now, is better than the 2018 version.” I will stipulate that the Dodgers may be better just for the loss of Farhan Zaidi and Turner Ward.  That may be cruel, and they may do wonderful things for their new respective clubs, but they were a disconnect for this team.  Friedman wants more of his fingerprints on the roster and approach, and…

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Machine Gun Kelly

No matter how big of a Dodger Cynic you are, you have to admit that this Dodger Team, right here, right now, is better than the 2018 version. The 2018 version did not have Joe Kelly, Corey Seager and Julio Urias.  Even if the Dodgers are done dealing… and I doubt they are, the team is better than last year.  I’d like to say they are better without Turner Ward because…

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These are now Friedman’s Dodgers

It’s hard to say if the Dodgers would have been making the moves they are and saying the things they are if Farhan Zaidi was still General Manager, but my opinion is that they would not.  I think Andrew Friedman has decided not to fill the GM’s position because he wants to make sure he gets “his way” which makes perfect sense to me.  I think Andrew gave Farhan a…

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