Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by ColoradoKidWitGame, Jan 4, 2019.
Too bad you didn't also get a chance to see either Rios or Ruiz.
Turns out Ruiz broke a finger, done for the year, and I guess they were just giving Rios a night off.
Thanks for the update. I am really starting to think that the rise of Peters likely means we won't see Pollock back in LA next year. Best to get out of that contract ASAP.
Why doesn't it feel any different? Oh. Yeah. Kershaw.
All aboard the Peters wagon, ok, but the update I'm waiting for is Toles. Where is this guy? Still dealing with his anxiety stuff? His raw athleticism might have been a solid defensive play in CF..better play than Verdugo. Decent arm too. Damn shame Cody is still the best CF in the org, especially given his weaker offensive splits @ the position. Toles might have been a solid guy to sacrifice to the CF gods most days. Might have forced Joc outta here. 2 dead seasons in a row for Toles..his career may be RIP
funny how negron, gyorko and beaty perfectly replace taylor, kike, and freese.
both groups are about equal
Just my luck, tonight Lux is 3/4 with 2 doubles and playing 2nd base. Would've liked to get a look at him playing the field, especially 2B because we could see him up playing there in sept or in 2020.
Really like to have Freese for Sept-Oct.
Once Lux gets 150-200 AB's in AAA he should be playing 2B for the Dodgers
He's the best player in the organization to play 2B
43-game on base streak for Lux. That is all.
Another day, and he just keeps hitting, .458/.539/.855 in about ~150 PAs.
Barnes hit a home run in 5 straight games. Strongest evidence yet that the ball is ridiculously juiced
Does G Lux have a D Lux defense ?
And that rodentia are one of the most successful life forms ever...
and that facing minor league pitching suits him best
Been a few articles out there talking about some lefty, Victor Gonzalez, who is opening some eyes about a possible bullpen stint with us. He’s 23, left handed, mid 90s fastball with two other pitches, and has had a great year. Was exclusively a starter and then recently moved to bullpen where he’s striking out lots of guys and doing great. Friedman mentioned him as a bullpen candidate. Something to keep an eye on. However, I’m still unsure how many spots they’ll actually open up for guys. With hill and Gyorko we’ll need 2 spots on the 40 man and so I wonder if they’d really open 2 more for Gonzalez/Lux
I think he gets a realistic shot at the roster. LHP options out of the pen are shit right now outside of Urias. He gave up a run in his last outing, but is still putting up some good numbers. Don't think finding a roster spot would be too hard with Chargois, Garcia, Negron, White and Schultz all taking up spots. They could also activate guys like Yadier Alvarez and Ruiz, then put them on the 60 Day.
Dennis Santana has finally been moved to the pen. Results are somewhat mixed as he had two good outings before a rough one last night against a Reno team that is really beating up the club the last couple of days. Most reports on Santana are that he would be a force to be reckoned with out of the pen as his sinker was once graded as 70/75 pitch and a 60 slider. Everything seems to have dropped off since he got hurt last year, so he may no longer be the closer type guy he was before, but could still be useful.
Gavin Lux at worse will be up with the club in a learning role ala Will Smith last season(so not on 40 man). There is some worry amongst club officials that they didn't give him enough time to get ready for 2B this season. Him suddenly playing 2B more was upon HIS request, so there is some presumption that there was no plan for him to be up this year. Some recent remarks on him from scouts are that he is now a legit 5 tool player with a 60 bat and 60 power. One thing that was mentioned is that Lux spending so much time at the SS position when the need at 2B was much greater, is it could be indicative that the club no longer views Corey Seager as a long term option at SS. With Turner getting to older, they could be looking at moving Turner to 1B and Seager to 3B to reduce wear and tear, while still having a great defensive left side. I would say put away the pitchforks for right now though, as the Dodgers FO is likely saying these things about not bring Lux up to skirt any sort of grievances over service time manipulation. They doing the old "he has things to work on" bit is not worth getting angry over, unless it is September 10th and he's not on the 40 man.
Keith Law said to pump the brakes big time on DJ Peters and his recent results back that notion up. Peters has been getting absolutely worked the past 10 games since he last hit a home run. He has begun to K a ton again and teams may be learning how to attack him. Before that really came to light, Law said that Peters was taking advantage of AAA pitchers that are trying to work around the juiced ball. His good eye was forcing pitchers to get behind while trying to make the new guy chase and then he'd punish them for get me over strikes. He is still walking a lot, but he may not be the superstar I was hoping he had transformed into.
Jeter Downs, while having a good year, hasn't exactly blown the door down and the feeling is that he is more of a super super utility guy like Hernandez where he will be able to play a bunch of positions, can give you a whole bunch of AB's, but is not someone you want to rely on every night at any one position.
Law also said that Cartaya and Smith have improved to such a level that he thinks Ruiz should be traded for a valuable piece in the offseason. I am guessing that it won't be for a reliever, but would not be shocked if the club kicks the tires on a starting pitcher in the offseason.
good stuff as always ckwg
i love peters power, but the news doesn't surprise me
guys with pop almost always have to pay the price
This is a good problem to have. Trading Ruiz for an impact player would make a lot of sense than keeping both him and Smith next year. Do you feel this season enhanced his trade value or not?
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