DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    For as much as Yasiel Puig [says he still] loves Los Angeles, he clearly feels somewhat embittered about parting with his old team. “It’s their problem,” he says of the Dodgers’ decision to move him. “I don't know what they did with that trade, because they didn't get anyone who could help them the way I could. But that's business.”
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    You know, he has a point though.
     
  3. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    • Tony Cingrani will miss a decent amount of time with yet another shoulder injury.
    wonderful
     
  4. N.Z

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    He right.
     
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    He sure is. Was thinking about your take on the slaughter in Christchurch...you live on the south island, NZ?
     
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    Amazing that the guy who is known as the dunce, blockhead, etc., presents up a pure icy bit of logic when he asks why trade him away for guys that can no way help them as much as he could.
    Must be the depth/future thing.
    But for a team that has a failure rate such as the Dodgers, and let's get real, the run could easily end without opportunity knocking again, it does seem like Yasiel Spock is positively Vulcan in logic here, imo.
     
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    I was a big Puig fan. But from what I've heard he was not a good clubhouse guy. I'm not sure exactly what that means but he (and Wood and Kemp) weren't the best team first guys. The guys we received from Cincinnati won't be of any immediate help, but could be down the road. Especially Jeter Downs. Personally I'd rather still have Puig, but maybe it's better for the team and him that he's gone.
     
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    Yeah, that Puig guy is really smart! :D :D

    Someone had to call Roberts out for his colossal, Pete Carrolesque failures!
     
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    I'm right down the middle on Puig. I hope he's a huge success. I also don't give a fuck about him anymore. I live in a classic Orwellian doublethink. I'm so jaded now.

    I won't listen to nor watch ONE INNING of Dodger baseball this coming season, but if they make the post, I'll check in.

    I want them to be successful, but I'm so disgusted with these last two years, I've no sympathy for them if they take a shit.

    I hate Roberts' guts, yet I think he's a decent guy.

    This is what 30 years of Dodger mediocrity has done to me. I'm a mess. I need a therapist. I need the rapist (that's for @irish )

    Fuck this team. I love this team.
     
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    Holly shit dude. Let’s just drink some tequila some pale ale and a cook out and fuck it. I feel the same way. You my long lost brother.
     
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    The only part I disagree is letting Irish rape me fuck that.
     
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    Thats why it's called rape.
    You don't have to agree.
    In fact u can agree to disagree over a bottle of rapeseed oil.
    It may come in handy in the end.
     
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    So this happened ... ND used to produce great scholar athletes. But this twat should die asap merely for THINKING this nonsense...

    Samardzija wants MLB to eliminate extras, adopt ties

    If San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija had his way, Major League Baseball would do away with extra innings and instead allow games to end in a tie. To make it palatable, Samardzija thinks the league should implement a point system similar to the Premier League, according to Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News. "I don't think we need to play extra-inning games," Samardzija said. "We want to keep the game times down. End them in a tie, everyone gets one point like the Premier League. A win gets three points. Just end it at nine. We're playing 162 games. Over that course of games, you should be able to tell who the best team is. That makes the ninth inning exciting all the time. "And really, who wants to go out there and play 15 innings? The relievers don't want it. The position players don't want it. The managers don't want it." The Giants played in 21 extra-inning games in 2018, more than any other team, and went 11-10, according to Baseball Reference. The average team played beyond the ninth inning 14 times last season with 216 total contests going to extras.
     
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    great suggestion jeff
    but here's a better idea... stfu
    you should be grateful that any team would allow your shit team to be tied with them after nine innings
    want less ties?... play better
    and if you like the premier league so much, go play there
    a whiny bkitch like you would do well there
    fuck off
     
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    Its all just a ploy by mediocre pitchers like him to avoid more loses on their records.
    Of course a SF player is supporting ties in pro sports.
    How bout instead of a tie both teams should get a W so there will be no losers and no crying.
     
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    Rule 1:

    You can't rape the willing!

    Carry on.... ;) :)
     
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    How about a trophy for participating?
    Phasers on fabulous!
     
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  19. irish

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    some things never change...

    Angel Hernandez ejects A.J. Hinch in spring training game
    by Eric He | Yahoo Sports — 15 March 2019
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    The baseball season hasn’t even started yet, and Angel Hernandez is already trending for the wrong reasons.

    Hernandez, the home plate umpire during a spring training game on Friday between the Astros and Cardinals, tossed Astros manager A.J. Hinch one pitch into the bottom of the first inning. Hinch grew irritated after a 1-2 pitch by Astros starter Forrest Whitley to the Cardinals’ Harrison Bader in the top of the first was called a ball. Bader later reached on an error.

    After the first pitch from Cardinals’ starter Daniel Ponce de Leon to the Astros’ George Springer in the bottom of the first was called a strike, Hinch had more words for Hernandez, who tossed the Astros manager from the dugout. Hinch then emerged from the dugout to confront Hernandez, and had to be restrained by hitting coach Alex Cintron. He was not finished, though, making a point to walk down the left field line to make his exit, stopping along the way to chat with third base umpire Mike Estabrook.

    After the game, Hinch told MLB.com’s Alyson Footer that the incident stemmed from a conversation he had with Hernandez last week, in which Hernandez admitted that he gets four calls regarding balls and strikes per game.

    “In between innings, I brought him over and had a calm conversation with him and said, ‘We have technology to help you get better that these pitches are strikes,’” Hinch said. “He had an arrogant attitude about it, didn’t want to hear it.”

    Hinch continued that he thought Hernandez called the first pitch to Springer a strike to spite him. When he walked out to confront Hernandez, the umpire “said some condescending things that are inappropriate, unprofessional.”

    “The fact that he wanted to throw me out in a spring training game is pretty ridiculous,” Hinch said. “He’s known for overreaction a little bit.”

    This is far from Hernandez’s first foray into controversy. He ignited a firestorm during the ALDS last postseason when three of his calls were overturned after video replay. He also filed a lawsuit against MLB last December, alleging racial discrimination for the reason he has been passed up for numerous promotions to crew chief.

    There is no television broadcast from Friday’s game, so, for now, we’re unable to tell exactly how bad the calls were that set Hinch off. But, based on Hernandez’s reputation for having a ... well, erratic strike zone, let’s assume it was more of the same.​
     
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    This probably won't be popular, but I'm kinda on board with allowing ties. BUT, no extra innings? That's gay. I would support a cap on the number of extra innings, and a tie is worth half of a win (what I support is basically like the NFL rules... I don't know why the Premier League is even mentioned, this is 'Merica, bkitch).

    Roughly 9% of games go into extras, so capping games at 9 innings basically means there would be a shitload of ties. Plus extra innings gives us a lot of walkout wins, which is the most exciting thing in baseball, so let's keep them.

    Only 1.5% of games go beyond 12 innings, and less than 1% go beyond 13 innings. So a cap at 12-13 innings would mean the average team only has 1-2 ties per year, and I think that's reasonable. The truth is no one is happy watching a game in the 16th inning, everyone (including the fans) are cranky by then.

    Estimated number of MLB games ending in tie based on inning cap
    Games end at 9 innings: 218 ties per year
    Games capped at 12 innings: 36 ties per year
    Games capped at 13 innings: 18 ties per year
    Games capped at 14 innings: 7 ties per year
     
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