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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    let the battle begin...

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    ryu w a wood and mehcarthy competition works atm
    julio ready and braaaaack injured so let's go
     
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    What was Ryu's line from today's game?
     
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    Sugar. Thought it was a line of coke at first, but nah. Fat Korean fuck.
     
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    Ok so just got back from a long drive from Camelback..Ryu looked good today. He threw the ball hard. ( for him).. probably in the 88-92 ish. Range. Difficult to tell sitting in a seat though TBH... His fastball was crisp but his secondary stuff looked off and up in the zone...what I really liked was the mechanics.. repeatable and looked smooth and easy. Ball came out of his hand well and he looked really comfortable. His curveball was up in the zone and he got hit. Fastball up in the zone had giddiup which I think was his best pitch weirdly.. He was working up and down changing eye level with most of his pitches being low in the zone and very effective. Especially in the first two innings.

    Encouraging to say the least...definitely could see him in the rotation at this point. Also they let him hit..

    Lastly.. Camelback is the shit..
     
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    Also.. Melky crushed him and wind has zero to do with it.. wind was blowing from right/ center field toward the plate and that ball went 485 to left.

    Also kike hit the shit outta the ball in two at bats tonright and right center respectively..

    Anyway, can't wait to see how all this shit shakes out...
     
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    as expected

    Seager staying in Arizona to get at bats
    by Ken Gurnick | MLB.com — 2 hours ago

    PHOENIX — Corey Seager will remain in Arizona through Friday to work on his swing, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday.

    Seager, recovered from a strained oblique, will miss the first two games of the Freeway Series in Anaheim, and he will play in Minor League games at Cameltoe Ranch, where he can get unlimited at-bats.

    Roberts said Seager will rejoin the Dodgers on Saturday for the final Freeway Series game at Dodger Stadium. Roberts stressed that Seager is healthy and said that he is expected to play Opening Day, April 3 against the Padres.

    "Corey's healthy and it's just ramping up the at-bats," said Roberts. "We want him to feel comfortable in the batter's box. Tomorrow he'll be off, Wednesday he'll log four to five or six [innings]. I would expect him to miss the two games in Anaheim. For me, realistically, he'll be back for the last game at Dodger Stadium."​
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    • Despite a solid Spring, non-roster infielder Charlie Culberson is not expected to beat out Kiké Hernandez or Chris Taylor (who are both on the 40-man roster) for the final infield spot.
     
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    he didn't beat out either of those guys?
     
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    It's the final IF spot, but I'd be surprised if Taylor's/Kike's ability to also play in the OF didn't factor in somewhere ( especially in that bum Kike's case)
    Taylor, on the other hand, has played extremely well this spring and has the MiLB background/production to keep the FO intrigued.
    Charlie's got at least some OF experience tho, so I'd rather have him over Kike in any case
     
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    taylor has played really well
    kiké not so much

    totally agree
     
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    Roberts confirms Urias, Morrow not on Opening Day roster
    by Matthew Moreno | Dodger Blue — 28 minutes ago

    By assembling a deep pitching staff, the Los Angeles Dodgers figured to face difficult decisions this spring once it came time to pare down to a 25-man roster for Opening Day. The team has yet to formally announce their active roster, but it’s slowly being pieced together.

    The bulk of the questions centered around the two remaining slots in the starting rotation, the final bench spot(s) and in some regard the bullpen. On Monday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts named Hyun-Jin Ryu one of the team’s starters. The decision has left Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood competing for the fifth and final spot in the rotation.

    As for the bullpen, the Dodgers will not carry Brandon Morrow on their Opening Day roster. He instead will receive a bonus and begin the season in the Minors, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:

    Ken Gurnick ✔@kengurnick
    Morrow will receive $100K retention bonus and go to Minor
    Leagues. Will go to LA with club before Minor Leagues.
    10:40 AM - 28 Mar 2017

    Tuesday was the deadline for the Dodgers to either add Morrow, a non-roster invitee, to their active roster or pay a retention bonus. The right-hander has allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in 9.1 innings this spring, which amounts to a 4.82 ERA.

    Despite the inflated across 11 Cactus League appearances, the Dodgers have been encouraged by Morrow’s showing this spring. He signed a Minor League deal with the team in January.

    In a decision that pertains to both the rotation and bullpen, Roberts confirmed Julio Urias also will not be with the club. The young lefty is expected to remain in extended Spring Training, per Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times:

    Andy McCullough ✔@McCulloughTimes
    Julio Urias will not make the club. He is likely headed to
    extended spring training.
    10:43 AM - 28 Mar 2017

    Although Urias entered camp as a starting pitcher, he was slowly rolled into Cactus League games. The Dodgers’ approach suggested Urias was unlikely to break camp with the team as one of their five starters.

    Urias is starting Tuesday’s split-squad game against the San Diego Padres. He enters having thrown just 5.2 innings in four games (two starts) this spring. Urias is expected to be part of the Dodgers rotation at some point this season, but he may first stop in Triple-A Oklahoma City.
     
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    As nice as it has been to see Taylor do well out there. He has not looked particularly great in the OF, including dropping a routine flyball the other day. He has never played the position before, so going to MiLB and getting regular ab's and time in the OF would not be the worst thing in the world. That OKC roster is going to be very interestingly set up though as it could have 3 1B first guys.
     
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    So this is going to be frustrating to most and an "I TOLD YOU SO!" moment to others. Andy McCullugh spoke today on that god awful MLB show with the idiot who screams all the time. Puig came up in the convo and it quietly sounds like... the Dodgers are done with Puig. Apparently the organization is actually pretty happy with the person and hard worker that he has become, but it appears they may no longer feel the elite talent he has displayed we be returning. He is struggling harnessing everything they have thrown at him since his demotion last season. He pointed out that it isn't from a lack of trying as Puig has been coming in early and taking a ton of extra swings to try to get this new approach down. It's just not clicking with him and everyone can tell that he's a mess out there right now. The White Sox announcers made fun of him for jokingly being excited that he singled the other way yesterday, but besides that, you can tell that his bad AB's are getting into his head as he can be seen sulking back to the dugout in frustration. Not sure what this means going forward, but if his swing really is this much of a mess right now. I wonder if they could with Toles in LF, Thompson in RF and Puig back to AAA to get things in line. Bummer, the dude finally took his shit seriously and it may be too little too late.
     
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    Which one? :duck:
     
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    That's always been my take from the outside looking in. You can see an improvement with the human being and the work ethic. And the attitude stuff has always been overstated imo. It's just about how he looks at the plate. It's bad.

    I've always hated how announcers say "he hasn't been able to perform since 2013"...not true. He had a great 2014 campaign as well. But he's fallen off a cliff since that time. He's not a good hitter anymore. Wish it wasn't so.
     
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    My app sucks, who is shitting the bed?
     
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    Also, as I mentioned yesterday in regards to Bobby Wilson(who just hit ANOTHER HR) has officially pushed Austin Barnes to "on the bubble" according to Ken Gurnick. Honestly, this could be less about Austin Barnes (who has not actually been terrible) and more about the team not wanting Farmer to be the backup in the event something happens. It really fucking sucks for Barnes, but him getting regular AB's in OKC and then they bring him up if they are going to need a starter for a few days is not the worst thing in the world. The thought was that they wouldn't want to open a 40 Man spot for Wilson, but with that spot no longer eyed for Morrow, they can do whatever with that opening.
     
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    Seager started 148 games last year, and unless he gets injured I'd expect at least that many starts again this year. Looking at the opening schedule, I wouldn't have a scheduled day off for Corey until April 29th or 30th (before that it's all division opponents + the Cubs). In other words, I don't anticipate much backup SS time for the first month - so I also wouldn't be surprised if they kept Taylor in the minors so he can work on fielding in the OF.

    Overall, I expect to see our A lineup for most of April. The winner of the Kike/Taylor spot figures to see the least playing time of anyone.
     
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    Wow. This is a little bit of a surprise (not the sulking part, but the idea that he could be held back in the minors). Even as he works on things he continues to post an 800+ OPS. Maybe instead of starting him vs LHP or RHP, we should start him against #4/#5/SD pitchers and let him rake while giving other guys days off?
     
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