NEWS/RUMORS/AROUND MLB Thread (Oct 2016 - Feb 2017)

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  1. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    I remember when he first came up and we all made jokes about him being 40 and not 22 like his Cuban birth fortifications said. Man, he proved us wrong.
     
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    Exactly, specially after we pull that mega deal.

    Villar, Braun, Torres.
    For...
    Toles, Verdugo, Brock Sewart, Strippling, Kyle Farmer, Yimi, Kike, SVS, Kazmir.

    Vs Right
    2B: Villar
    SS: Seager
    LF: Braun
    3B: Turner
    1B: Gonzales
    RF: Puig
    CF: Joc
    C : Grandal

    Vs Left
    2B: Forsythe
    3B: Villar
    1B: Braun
    RF: Puig
    SS: Seager
    CF: Gutierrez
    LF: Trayce
    C: Grandal

    With Forsythe as the super utility player.
    And have almost as many at bats as a regular starter as he can fill in for Villar who can fill in for pretty much anyone on the team.
     
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    edited version of espn's "player on each team with something to prove" article...

    Los Angeles Dodgers: Scott Kazmir puig
    The Dodgers have so much rotation depth that they aren't likely going to get too far into the season with a struggling starter, even one such as Kazmir, who is slated to earn more than $35 million the next two seasons. Kazmir struggled with back and neck injuries for most of the second half of the 2016 season, which cost him a shot at the Dodgers' postseason roster. Kazmir wasn't that great even before that, though, as he struggled with location on too many days. His rate of 3.4 walks per nine innings was his highest in a full season since 2010. However, Kazmir's strikeout rate (8.8) was strong and his velocity was as good as ever. We've seen Kazmir bounce back before. But given the Dodgers' options, he needs to come out sharp -- and healthy -- this spring.
    puig sucks​
     
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    BlueMouse Voted DSP's favorite moderator Staff Member Administrator

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    just curious, do we have the power to ban you if we feel like the trolling is getting out of hand?
     
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    Seems like yesterday.
    He was 22 with potential..now 26 with potential.
    Fella's just a hop and skip away from staring 30 in the eye and it'll be here fast.
    Remember when Kershaw was 25?
    Now Kershaw's about to turn 29 in a month.
    Puig better step on it.
     
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    Cardinals #1 prospect Alex Reyes(#6 in MLB) may be out for the year. Belief is that he may need TJ. Terrible way to start the year
     
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    No you see, if Wood is pitching better than both of them in spring he should be starting. Dodgers are stuck with the contracts either way, and managements responsibility is to put the best team on the field. You don't run a business by not, in this case, putting the best product on the field. McCarthy and Kazmir will have that chance but if they are not one of the 5 best starters or 12 best pitchers or 25 best players then they shouldn't be on this team
     
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    Nah, you put McCarthy and Kazmir in early to showcase them.
    Its their last shot.
    You showcase them enough to find out which of the two you will trade and which one you will keep.
    Then you slot in the young guy in the traded guys place.
    And thats if they play well. Which is either way a good thing.
    If they suck then your answer becomes easy, bring in the young guys to replace them and eat the contract.
    But you dont eat the contracts until you see if you can trade one of the contracts and get some use out of the other.
    Guys like Kazmir, McCarthy and Ryu have one bullet in the chamber left. Thye better take their shot and shoot to kill or they will not be at the parade next year.
     
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    i don't disagree at all
    you have to put these guys out there and see what [if anything] they've got
    unfortunately a bad spring is usually more telling than a good one
    a lot of guys -- especially older ones -- can do well in the spring when they're fresh
    scott erickson was something like 7-0/1.50 for us in the spring of 2005
    5 months later he was dfa'd, 11 months later he was out of baseball
    the key stats to focus on for ryu/mehcarthy/kazmir are starts
    success from coming into games in the 3rd inning or split squad games against minor league scrubs doesn't mean squat
    and even if they do have success against big league hitters, pitchers always have the early advantage
    so i can also see where chief is coming from
    personally i think wood would be a better choice than any of the three
    but it's up to them to show they've still got that one bullet in the chamber
    until then, i don't imagine we'll be putting your braun/villar scenarios to bed :stirpot:
     
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    lol
    no, that is why you use those two pitchers early when they have the advantage.
    make them look good then trade em
    lots of pitching desperate teams may look at these two veterans as possible options if they start off strong
    brewers could really use a couple of starters ready to go
    we can supply them an entire outfield and starting rotation

    McCarthy, Kazmir, Brock, Strippling, Toles, Trayce, Verdugo
    And we still have too many players.
     
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    totally agree
    and like i said in an earlier post needs will come up for other teams as the spring progresses
    supply and demand
    we got the supply... now we demand you take some of our scrubs lol
     
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    At the end of the day we want to make the playoffs and have the best possible team on Oct 1. That may or may not include having the best possible team on April 1.
     
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    By then we should already have consolidated our team and traded for Villar and Braun by that late a date.
    And with Cody Bellinger platooning with A-Gon at 1B vs lefties.
     
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    I know MGT has already said they are going with a 5 man rotation, but given Urias's innings limit, Hills Blister, and Maeda's acclimation, and our over abundance of SP, it would seem to make sense that a 6 man rotation would be better for the team.
     
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    Guys are good as long as they're good or get hurt. If everyone definitively knew WTF would be the world would be different.

    Kemp was the MVP and an "It" guy in all of MLB and now he's the subject of kiddieland jokes on here since Colorado. When Puig came up he was a monster, our "Trout", and now he's another polarizing subject here too... By comparison, what if Harper's year last year wasn't a fluke?
     
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    ahh yes and the FO are nerds Or FUCKTARDS.. or a Jew and a Muslim..
     
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    This would would be a good idea if they didn't have the best pitcher in the world. You put Kershaw in a position to get 33 or even 34 starts, utilize off days to skip (or push back) Rich and/or Maeda as needed, Urias probably needs to be spend the first 25-30 games at extended spring, that would be 5 or 6 starts, leaving him to need to be skipped 1 or 2 more times over the last 5 months, if they wanna keep him around ~160 innings (including a couple postseason starts).
     
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    Nice to see you're finally calling a spade a spade.

    Racist
     
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    Other clubs have injuries?
     
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