SPRING TRAINING GAME THREAD

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by MZA, Feb 23, 2019.

Tags:
  1. MZA

    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,192
    Likes Received:
    4,837
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I know we're all pessimistic but baseball is being played so have at it, you miserable bastards.

    PM for links cuz y'all know I'm a master at finding em.
     
  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    this thread would have been a lot more active had the front officeownership actually tried to improve the team...
     
  3. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    I'll be interested to see if Ryu breaks out this new slider he supposedly has added to his pitch mix
     
  4. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    I think he just threw it on a cross up. Looked good, but Martin was sitting FB and moved the glove too much.
     
  5. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Ryu adding a capable slider would be huge. His curve was garbage in the playoffs and maybe having something else he could throw a bit harder in that cold woulda changed some of the outcomes.
     
    irish likes this.
  6. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    pollock popped out
    but from all indications did not injure himself
     
    BigDaddyKaine, fsudog21 and LAdiablo like this.
  7. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Rios getting the start at 3rd today, he made two really nice plays there yesterday. Swing still looks long, but if he figures out 3B, he become's a very interesting prospect.
     
  8. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    would make a world of difference imo
     
  9. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Angels pitcher is all over the place. Do not like this.
     
  10. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    It needs to be a capable pitch to do anything, but widening his repertoire could make his 2019 numbers a bit closer to 2018 than most projections have him at.
     
    irish likes this.
  11. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    oh, agreed
    can't just be a get me over pitch
    but if he could make it a viable option, and put another thought/doubt in hitters mind...
     
  12. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    realize its still early
    but 2 days in a row for russ w/quality ab's
     
  13. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    This pitcher is missing all over the place, Pollock getting out of that unscathed is actually somewhat important. Pollock is similar to Turner in approach and I don't like the idea of this guy trying to work the inner half on either right now.
     
    irish likes this.
  14. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    What they said about him yesterday was interesting in that he has been working with the new hitting department since the trade to try and generate more line drives.
     
    irish likes this.
  15. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    51,472
    Likes Received:
    30,544
    Trophy Points:
    278
    definitely the right approach
    and glad russ appears dedicated/motivated
     
    ColoradoKidWitGame likes this.
  16. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 2016
    Messages:
    8,565
    Likes Received:
    7,586
    Trophy Points:
    173
    A bad slider is a BP fastball. Can't just throw a slider for the sake of adding another pitch (not saying that's what he's doing).
     
  17. fsudog21

    fsudog21 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 2016
    Messages:
    8,565
    Likes Received:
    7,586
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Is Grandal catching for the Angels?
     
    irish likes this.
  18. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Going back to yesterday as well, Matt Beatty looked really impressive. Loved his approach at the plate and I have heard that a lot of folks really like his potential. He is older and coming off an injury plagued season, but we could see him a bit this season. He is a utility guy with not a ton of pop, but he puts the ball in play.
     
  19. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    8,376
    Likes Received:
    6,444
    Trophy Points:
    173
    This sucks... guys not getting challenged one bit for the second day in a row.
     
  20. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    36,925
    Likes Received:
    18,767
    Trophy Points:
    228
    Love verdugo's ability to make contact. I have yet to see him square many balls up though at the major league or spring training level. I think the guy is mentally exhausted with this organization not giving him a chance.
     

Share This Page