DODGERS If we finish the job and choke....

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by darth550, Aug 12, 2018.

Tags:
?

What happens if we miss the post or go out early with a whimper?

Poll closed Sep 11, 2018.
  1. Shitcan Dave to save face?

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Does a member of the GM conglomerate or Farhan himself take the fall?

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Smug bastard AF sucks a water bottle and publicly takes the blame to spare Kasten and GuGGs

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. None of the above with more price increases across the board and we as fans get fucked yet again?

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. darth550

    darth550 Baba Yaga

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,459
    Likes Received:
    4,100
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Hypothetical (hopefully) scenario. We miss the post or whimper out early. Given the fact the FUCKTARDS were acting on the <197 directive from above, do they:

    Can Dave to save face?
    Does on of the GM's or Farhan take the fall?
    Does AF fall on his own sword and/or publicly take the blame to spare the cheap FUX the embarrassment?
    None of the above with a price increases across the board and we as fans get fucked yet again?

    Vote the poll
     
  2. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,295
    Likes Received:
    8,474
    Trophy Points:
    198
    No one should be fired
     
    blazer5 and Doughty8 like this.
  3. MZA

    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,387
    Likes Received:
    5,065
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Nothing will happen. We’ll just complain on the Internet.
     
    blazer5 and irish like this.
  4. Gebbeth

    Gebbeth DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    7,996
    Likes Received:
    5,533
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Status quo. Except Kershaw might now opt in.
     
  5. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,620
    Likes Received:
    6,179
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Fire Dave
    Nobody accountable?
    Players get injured, so nerds fix it by bringing in more guys.
    At some point, the manager has to get results from the players.
     
  6. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    11,310
    Likes Received:
    13,230
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I would blame VRP.
     
    irish likes this.
  7. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,704
    Likes Received:
    15,464
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Dave is a fine fellow, a glad hander, a pal, a micro manager, a swell guy, a pretty damn good ex player, and an accomplished nincompoop, all in one huggable package. Oh, and fits the racial trending hiring/opportunity thought perfectly.
    If the past responses to complaints about him garner "he's got us in first place doesn't he" from his supporters and he's so deserving of credit, then what is to be thought if the team relentlessly fades away again, as always, then? Doesn't he deserve the anti- credit ?
    He has a very pleasant and deep voice, too...I'm sure he'll have a successful career doing voice overs.
    Just say " thanks Dave, for the efforts, but we're going in another direction "...
    Sure. We can lose every year with a variety of manager types.
    We've proved that already, ad infinitum.
    Torre, Donnie, Roberts...3×3=9 years of huge payroll, great players, league leaders, post season shot after post season shot, etc...and bridesmaids again?
    Shit, we can't even catch the bouquet.
     
    LAdiablo likes this.
  8. Doughty8

    Doughty8 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,213
    Likes Received:
    4,243
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I don't think Doc gets fired, sure the Mgr is the 1st casualty but damn all the hinky shit that has been going on this season leaves me scratching my head. You cannot have this many injuries and expect to survive let alone win and Doc has this team in the thick of it. I have us buried because of the cloud of bad luck surrounding this team and I know that sounds ludicrous. Another problem with this team is that we are up against the psuedo salary cap or we would have pursued legitimate pen help with higher annually salaries. Moving a couple of starters to the pen is a good idea but since they were starters we couldn't pitch them the last few days but presumably they are available so we'll see but bottom line IMHO Dave should be retained.
     
    fsudog21 likes this.
  9. LAdiablo

    LAdiablo descarado

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    22,286
    Likes Received:
    15,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Gebbeth

    Gebbeth DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    7,996
    Likes Received:
    5,533
    Trophy Points:
    173
    For all the hell we give Roberts for some of hi admittedly odd managing choices in the regular season, he didn’t do anything wrong in my book during last years post season.

    Ultimately, Kenley blew a save, and Kershaw couldn’t hold a 4 run lead, Belli suddenly forgot to hit and Seager was an automatic out. And of course Darvish shit the bed....twice.

    That’s not on Roberts.

    This year we are just trending down to the mean from what was an extraordinary year last year.
     
    MZA, fsudog21, Doughty8 and 1 other person like this.
  11. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,704
    Likes Received:
    15,464
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I don't think all the blame should be at Dave's forehead in a sniper sight either, not by any stretch of the imagination.
    Shite, we've got some world class chokers, no doubt. and repeat offenders, too. And their individual failures are on them.
    I just think if we end up as we usually do, let's face it, it will be time to move on and try somebody else...he would have had three shots at it, like all he rest did...and failed.
    Like all the rest did.
    Why does he deserve more ?
    Let's hire a woman !!!
    Alyssa Milano!
     
  12. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,620
    Likes Received:
    6,179
    Trophy Points:
    198
    If you baby your children when things are easy how will they be able to overcome their fears when things get tough?
    I blame Dave for how his charges behaved at the big meet.
     
  13. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,620
    Likes Received:
    6,179
    Trophy Points:
    198
    If you were told that you would lose Seager for the year and Ryu for some time and a few other players here and there for periods but would get Manny Machado and Brian Dozier at the trade deadline to more than make up for the injured players what would you say?
    Machado isn't producing yet but he will be huge at some point because he is a premiere hitter.
    Dozier always hits bombs the second part of the season and he is doing just that.
    Dave has been given enough firepower to overcome the injuries.
    Plus the nerds keep spit shining turds into players who can contribute for large parts of the season like Kemp and Muncy have this year.
    The nerds added Dozier, Manny, Muncy and Kemp to the offense.
    And tried to get a big reliever during the deadline and I have no reason to think they wont bring one in with a waiver trade.
    That plus Maeda and Strip in the bullpen will Caleb Ferguson taking over the Baez spot and the return of Jansen will make this bullpen fine.
    Dave should have been using Maeda out of the pen more often instead of going with 6 starters.
     
  14. Doughty8

    Doughty8 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    10,213
    Likes Received:
    4,243
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Like the optimism but I personally just have pain in the pit of my stomach and therefore I have given up. Good lord let me be wrong.
     
    irish likes this.
  15. Bluezoo

    Bluezoo DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,704
    Likes Received:
    15,464
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I have to ask if Maeda is our best overall pitcher, as I have been told many times, and last night happens in a flash immediately with him on the hill, where are we going then ?
    Seems presently, perhaps, that SF is better than we thought.
    They sure seem to do what they have to, whether we scoff the manner in which they do it, and way hungrier than the LAD, just like the Rox showed us they are, too. A little more slide into the toilet for us, their record equals ours. And
    all these pitchers SF has that are supposed to suck so badly...idk...they sure can shut us down to a murmer. An embarrassing whimper.
    Wouldn't be surprised if we are looking up at these fucks eventually.
    Not at all.
     
  16. LAdiablo

    LAdiablo descarado

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    22,286
    Likes Received:
    15,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    if this season ends up in the trash i will recall the reality
    we had the same team basically that had just lost in the WS
    the entire SP rotation hit the DL along w JT and Kenley as well as that weird spring training
    Kemp was our starting LF and as remarkable as he was we all knew how it would end and he ran out of steam
    Seager was out and Belli might as well have been and add to that the inevitable regression of CT and Barnes
    no improvement in the BP or key positions due to the 197mil cap to stay under taxes
    add to that a vastly inferior defensive catcher and a manager that well...davey
    and yet we were and still are in the race no question
    but like others i am resigning myself to the fact the new additions were too late and all the momentum points south
    really tough to stay on top two years in a row
    unless of course you're Houston idk fml
     
    irish likes this.
  17. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    10,110
    Likes Received:
    8,552
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I have given up as well. This team is done in my books.
     
    Doughty8, irish and fsudog21 like this.
  18. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    12,620
    Likes Received:
    6,179
    Trophy Points:
    198
    It's ok, we will still let you guys go to the parade.
     
  19. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    47,632
    Likes Received:
    32,437
    Trophy Points:
    278
    too many wholes in the lifeboat
    irish's postseason odds...

    • sneak into wc game - 0.07%
    • win wc game - 0.06%
    • win lds - 0.03%
    • win lcs - 0.01%
    • win ws - 0.00%​
     
    THINKBLUE likes this.
  20. CapnTreee

    CapnTreee Guest

    nor even watch it be thrown



    if you live in LA (which I know that BZ doesn't)
     

Share This Page