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If the Dodgers could acquire one player at the deadline, who would you prefer?

  1. Machado

    43.5%
  2. Front line starter (degrom, thor, et al)

    56.5%
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  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Growing up as a kid one of the things I most looked forward to every day was reading what the lineups were gonna be for that day's game and then reading the box scores the next morning.

    No way does the FO think or want Bellinger to be a platoon player in his second or third year.
    But they had similar feelings about Puig and Joc I'm sure.
    You dance with the girl you brought to the party, even if she has two right feet.
     
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    When you do the right things it works out for everyone involved.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    actually, no way they wanted him to suck after 1 yr
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    we'll see...

    ESPN Stats & Info ✔@ESPNStatsInfo
    The Dodgers appear to have gotten Brian Dozier at the right time. He
    has hit an MLB-best 40 HR in 112 games from August to October over
    the previous 2 seasons.
    2:40 PM - Jul 31, 2018
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    idk
    glared into his dugout evidently at martinez
    don't care if it's 25-4 game
    you gotta put the team ahead of you
    i say pass, but that's just my .02
    i mean, houston obviously likes wife beaters and racists so...
     
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    Yeah, but my thought process is that he’ll be on a short leash and Roberts is way better than Dave Martinez so it could work, and any instance where Kelley’s red flags flare up, you can quickly cut him
     
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    Just saw this, in terms of the percentage of where their runs come from, the Dodgers rank 16th in baseball. So right in the middle of the pack, which is probably somewhat ideal for that category considering the amount of runs that they have scored. Was also a bit surprised to see this as well, but they also rank 16th in K percentage. It drives me nuts at how much this team strikes out, but the fact that they're only 16th makes me shudder.
     
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    Kelley is more of the same to me. Not an 8th inning guy and probably not someone that you are going to want on the hill in a big situation. Look, whether you believe it or not this bullpen is incredibly deep, but that depth is built of guys who are perfect for regular season MR, but put them in a tight spot late in a playoff game and they are not gonna ease any concerns. I still say take a chance on him as he may be a better option than what we have(plus more depth is always good), but if there is someone to really take a flyer on, it is Greg Holland. Get him on an MiLB deal and see if our analytics/coaching staff can fix him. His upside is that of an 8th inning reliever and he has been there in the post season to close out the big ones. Not great, but right now we need to see what we can get.
     
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    ^Oh but Adam Eaton says no problem here. Hey a relatively free reliever is a good thing, I say go for it.
     
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    Without a doubt.
     
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    I do think that if they are thinking of sending Bellinger down, it’d be done this week.

    We have Axford and Turner coming back this week. We currently have an 8 man bullpen and so, Axford would be coming in and displacing a reliever (probably optioning Chargois or Baez or DFA Hudson). When Turner comes back, they have an interesting decision. They could go to a 7 man bullpen (which they don’t do often), they could phantom DL someone (like Utley or Kemp) or they’d have to send someone down. The options are basically Joc, Puig, Muncy, or Bellinger and it’s hard to argue against Bellinger being the most deserving.

    I’m not sure if I actually think they’d do it, I’m just thinking that if they were to do it, now would be the time especially with the minor league season only having a few weeks left
     
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    Feeling a little strange and frankly nauseated about the prospect of rooting for the colossal dick MadBum but I have to do so. MadBum vs Zack Greedinke tonight in Zona.
     
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    you could root for both to get aids and die...







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    I know the odds are against me, but a small meteor strike at their stadium would be nice.
     
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    Cardinals walk it off against Wade Davis and the Rockies!!!!
     
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    lol nats
    what a fucken mess
    can't even do something wrong right
    martinez is a clown
    racist

    Did the Nationals trade the wrong leaker?
    by Greg Joyce | New York Post — 42 minutes ago

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    The rat may still be roaming the Nationals’ clubhouse.

    After the team traded Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs on Tuesday, reportedly believing he was the source of leaks about the club’s inner turmoil, the reliever spent Wednesday clearing his name and got some help while he was at it.

    The story in question was a Yahoo Sports report that cited anonymous sources claiming the Nationals’ clubhouse was “a mess.” The Washington Post suggested that the team believed Kintzler was the source, but the report’s author, Jeff Passan, called Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein to say he had never talked to Kintzler.

    “Unsolicited, Passan called me this morning to tell me he’s never spoken to or communicated with Brandon Kintzler in his life,” Epstein said Wednesday on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “So that was clearly a false report, and we knew it was a false report because it wouldn’t be in character with the reputation that Brandon has.”

    Kintzler, who said he has always worked hard to be a good teammate, was appreciative of Passan’s call to Epstein.

    “That’s cool of that guy, the fact that he wanted to go out there and set it clear for me,” Kintzler said Wednesday after making his Cubs debut. “It affected a lot of people, I’m sure.”

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon cited his own sources in backing up Kintzler, who has also pitched for the Brewers and Twins across his nine years in the big leagues.

    “I’ve heard the exact opposite from good sources,” Maddon said. “I’ve heard he’s a great teammate, great competitor and his agenda is to win. And if you look at his body of work, he’s not a strikeout guy, obviously, but he throws a lot of ground balls.”

    Another Washington Post story published Wednesday afternoon said Kintzler “was too free with clubhouse information and criticism, according to people with firsthand knowledge of the situation.”

    Grant Paulsen, a radio host for 106.7 The Fan in Washington, reported that the story the Nationals were upset with Kintzler about was a different Washington Post article on players’ concerns over how manager Dave Martinez was handling the bullpen. Kintzler was not quoted in that story.

    The Nationals have won two straight since trading Kintzler, though they’ll have to do more than just beat up on the Mets in order to make a full revival in time for the postseason.​
     
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    - Jake Lamb is done for the season. Big loss for the Backs if he had been producing, but he hasn't done anything for them all season.

    - The Dodgers are going to DL someone from the big league roster, but they have not figured out who it will be yet. No Kemp in the lineup, so it could be him.
     
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    Dodger BP with a 3.75 ERA? Why all the accolades then?
    Uh...that is certainly not what we need. I don't know who is coming back and when, but a pretty good comparative analysis by Mark Derosa (imo), said we can probably go toe to toe with them hitting, SPs, but the BP is what separates them from us.
    However overwhelming opinion is no one in the NL, whichever team it may be, can beat the Bosox or the NYY, either.
    Ad infinitum
     
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    I think those AL teams are good but I really think they’re being overrated by beating up on some truly shitty teams. The NL has a lot of average teams but it makes every game somewhat difficult whereas the AL ahead truly horrendous teams. Idk, I think the Red Sox and Astros are definitely the top 2 teams but after that it gets interesting
     
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    ^I agree. Look at the AL bottom dwellers.....Balt-303/ChiSo-352/KC-315....all sub 400. The NL has one sub 400 team, SD at 387.

    As far as their pitching being better, i actually think it is a wash as it stands now. Our starters are way better than NY and somewhat better than Bos. LA 3.32era (1.15whip) vs tankees 4.08era (1.24) and Bos 3.57era (1.2whip). That of course flips when you look at the bullie where the tankees have the best bullie coming in at 3.13 era (1.14whip) and Bos at 3.35era (1.23whip). LA sits at 3.75era (1.25whip). So again as it stand it looks like a wash when you compare pitching in total IMO pitching is a wash. I also think we got a shot at making it significantly better with the addition of Ryu and Urias. Urias is already coming out of the pen. Im not sure I want Ryu coming out of the pen. Would rather see MGT move Maeda there and keep Ryu in the rotation. Stripling has been crap this month, it almost feels like he is running out of gas, but Behuler is doing similar. One of them needs to stay in the rotation and one needs to be in the bullie. I think i would move Behuler to the bullie because he has never pitched as many innings has he has now. So that leaves a rotation of Kershaw/Hill/Wood/Ryu/Stripling and a bullie of Jansen/Maeda/Urias/Fields/Ferguson/Baez (i don't want him but MGT still loves him....ugh!!)/one of Cingrani or Axford. That bullie has the potential to be just as good as BOS and possibility get close to NY.
     
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