Daniel Robinson – Follows the Path of Another Central Michigan Draftee

December 26, 2018

During the 2016 season the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest Class A League came away with their first ever league championship. As the season progressed a Central Michigan University sophomore drafted in June joined the Loons on July 21 and remained with the team for the balance of the season. He played an integral part in attaining the championship although he had been selected in the 33rd round of…


Happy Holidays to All!!!

December 25, 2018

I really can’t take credit for the success of this blog, but before I tell you why I can’t, let me tell you what is happening behind the scenes:  Over the past seven days, we have had 119 new user registrations.  This blog is just blowing up with an increase of traffic and of course, I am thankful for Always Compete (“AC”) who always competes with every column he writes…


Meet Zach Willeman

December 23, 2018

Continuing on with TJ surgery survivors, it is time to have a glance at another right-hander who was selected by the Dodgers in the 19th round of the 2017 Amateur Draft out of Kent State University following his junior year. They did so fully aware of the required surgery.   TJ surgery is now so common place that it is almost accepted as a low risk surgery but it does…


There is No Status Quo

December 21, 2018

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…


We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

December 20, 2018

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…


The Roadmap to Bryce Harper

December 18, 2018

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…


Hope Springs Eternal

December 16, 2018

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…


Machine Gun Kelly

December 14, 2018

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…


These are now Friedman’s Dodgers

December 13, 2018

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…


Believe No One!

December 11, 2018

… especially not me.  Well, that is the one thing you can believe – I don’t have a clue! Believe that! That’s it. At the Winter Meetings, some teams are talking, some aren’t.  The ones who are, could very well be putting out propaganda (false information). Some teams have a lot of leaks to the press.  Andrew Friedman’s Dodgers are very tight-lipped.  There are no leaks, except for a few…