SPRING TRAINING NEWS/RUMORS/DISCUSSION Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by THINKBLUE, Oct 15, 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    39,986
    Likes Received:
    21,405
    Trophy Points:
    228
    My god. Does it really take losing 100 games a year until you have all organization guys in order to win? This doesn't make any sense. Losers.
     
    stink likes this.
  2. Shack

    Shack DSP Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 2014
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    559
    Trophy Points:
    123
    They haven't lost yet.
     
  3. Shack

    Shack DSP Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 2014
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    559
    Trophy Points:
    123
    But indeed. Da fuq...
     
  4. darth550

    darth550 Baba Yaga

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,411
    Likes Received:
    3,990
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Bad personnel and a nimrod manager......
     
    BlueCrewFan_1965 and irish like this.
  5. KOUFAX0000

    KOUFAX0000 DSP Legend Damned

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    6,345
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    Trophy Points:
    173
  6. jpldodgers

    jpldodgers DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2012
    Messages:
    15,583
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    Trophy Points:
    198
    This team pumped up their record/stats by beating up on weak teams all year. They went 30 games above 500 vs teams with a losing record and 8 under vs winning teams. Astros swept them, Rangers went 3-1 vs them, Mets went 4-3 vs them, Cards went 5-2 vs them, Giants went 11-8 vs them, and the Pirates went 5-1 vs them. Winning the NL West means nothing when you have the payroll that we have and have a division full of mediocre/bad teams like the Rockies, Dbacks, and Padres. For the 3rd year in a row, our offense failed us. We scored 2 runs in a extra inning loss to St. Louis in game 1 of the 2013 NLCS and proceeded to score 0 runs in St. Louis the rest of the series. Last year, we put up 6 runs in our last 3 games vs the Cards and the offense failed again this year by scoring 1 run in game 1, and only scoring in the first inning in game 5. We can change managers, add starting pitching, add bullpen arms, but it won't matter if we don't drastically change this offense. Our 6 hitter in a do or die game was 5 for his last 92, our 2 hitter was a rookie with barely over a month's worth of experience, our lead off hitter has never hit lead off in his career, and our 5 hitter was a guy that performed so badly in 2014 that the entire fanbase wanted him out. It's an extremely weak offense that doesn't come close to the offenses in KC, Toronto, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. We could make zero changes and probably win the division next year by masking our flaws vs bad teams, but the end result will be the same. Winning the division isn't nearly good enough, and this team was a Mets collapse in the last week of the season away from having the worst record of all NL playoff teams. Disgusting.
     
  7. LAdiablo

    LAdiablo descarado

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    21,848
    Likes Received:
    14,398
    Trophy Points:
    1,223
    imo at a minimum the coaching staff has got to go, as you said, sans honeycutt
    major failure to not go after maddon
     
    darth550, LAFord, grizz and 2 others like this.
  8. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,232
    Likes Received:
    8,324
    Trophy Points:
    198
    This one was pretty clearly on the front office. They didn't see the writing on the wall in regards to Joc, and they didn't get a 3 starter. Hindsight of course but it is what it is. Sign Justin Upton.
     
    irish likes this.
  9. lastatman

    lastatman DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    1,984
    Likes Received:
    2,068
    Trophy Points:
    153
    My last comment for this season:

    I watched this game really closely, and here's what I saw. Dodgers had all the momentum. Ethier and Mattingly get in an argument over who-knows-what in the dugout. Immediately the momentum shifts and stays in the Mets' favor the remainder of the game. I have no idea what the point of contention was, but just as the guys in the booth said, there's no reason to introduce negativity in your dugout at this stage of the season. They're a couple of complete imbeciles.

    Fire Donny tomorrow. Trade Ethier over the winter (especially since after a solid season and one less year on that contract, they should be able to get something in return). Start prepping for next year.

    That's all I have. See you all next spring.
     
  10. IBleedBlue15

    IBleedBlue15 DSP Stud

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    16,147
    Likes Received:
    5,802
    Trophy Points:
    198
    The reality is that I'm not doing this shit next year. Yeah it's cool cause it gets you away from school/work and other bull shit for most of the year, but it's not worth being invested in this team.
     
    jpldodgers likes this.
  11. blazer5

    blazer5 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2013
    Messages:
    1,790
    Likes Received:
    2,108
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Anyone actually know what they were beefing about?
     
  12. LASports96

    LASports96 DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 2013
    Messages:
    9,190
    Likes Received:
    3,509
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Dre was pissed at himself I guess and Don was trying to calm him down. Don said their was no beef between the two guys.
     
  13. Shaw

    Shaw DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    5,001
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Trophy Points:
    173
    We'll all be back next year
     
    lynchgagne, CapnTreee and LAdiablo like this.
  14. jpldodgers

    jpldodgers DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2012
    Messages:
    15,583
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Astros went out and added Kazmir, Rangers went out and added Hamels, Royals went out and added Cueto, Blue Jays went out and added Tulowitzki, David Price, Mets went out and added Cespedes, Uribe. Dodgers went out and added Mat Latos and Alex Wood...haha.
     
  15. SC_Ed

    SC_Ed DSP Legend Damned

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    511
    Trophy Points:
    153
    You in particular came out in support for these ass clowns as they made stupid move after stupid move.

    Is Kendrick better than Gordon?
    Would you today flip Heaney for Kendrick?
    How did J Roll work out?
    Would you rather have Kemp over Grandal?
    Did Grandal solve the problem behind the plate?
    McCarthy was another genius move right? Oh yeah we have him another 3 years.

    Oh but I forgot you're smart...just like these guys right?

    That's what you implied when I said these moves were terrible? You deferred to these smart guys right? Called me out.

    We've regressed.

    GTFO, you're a douchebag and a tool. You have no idea what you're talking about and you know baseball as good as my left nut.
     
  16. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    47,088
    Likes Received:
    31,423
    Trophy Points:
    278
    i hate everyone right now
    so don't ask
     
  17. LAFord

    LAFord DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    8,457
    Likes Received:
    4,217
    Trophy Points:
    173
    This is almost exactly how I looked at it this season after the last season's failure. Well it is easier to handle the loss. I don't feel as bad as I did last season.
     
    LAdiablo likes this.
  18. jpldodgers

    jpldodgers DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 2012
    Messages:
    15,583
    Likes Received:
    11,028
    Trophy Points:
    198
    We all know drinking is bad for us and tell ourselves we'll stop, but we always end up doing it anyways. Dodgers are the same way....bad for our health, but we always end up back with them anyways. I should probably see a doctor.
     
  19. VRP

    VRP DSP Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    14,232
    Likes Received:
    8,324
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Good thread idiot. Maybe don't post again for another 6 months.
     
  20. IBleedBlue15

    IBleedBlue15 DSP Stud

    Joined:
    Nov 2011
    Messages:
    16,147
    Likes Received:
    5,802
    Trophy Points:
    198
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page