DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    was so tired today i’m not surprised
     
  2. LAdiablo

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    did i make a political comment?
    get over yourself and try to keep your fedit comments to the political forum is that too much to ask?
    hasn't been a problem for most of the board
     
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  3. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    are you like some new kind of fag or something?
    the kind that get faggy with age?
    baseball is about grabbing your balls and spitting on the floor and patting guys on the butt and jumping all over them playing grab ass when they hit a home run
    its all no homo fun n games until some fag starts paying too close attention to peoples balls and butts and makes hay about it people touching said parts

    and as a man sometimes you gotta grab the bull by the horns
    and that bull is sometimes your woman and her horns are her pussy
    so unless your gal has you by the balls you will have her by her pussy
    and she will love it.
    unless you a fag and this may just trigger you into spasms
     
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  4. 1988Blues

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  5. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    um, okay

    Dodgers to sign Logan Bawcom
    MLB Trade Rumors

    The Dodgers have agreed to a minors deal with righty Logan Bawcom, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). The 30-year-old is expected to provide some upper-minors depth once he’s ready to be activated.

    Bawcom joined the professional ranks with the Dodgers after being selected in the 17th round of the 2010 draft. He was eventually shipped to the Mariners as part of the 2012 deal that brought reliever Brandon League to Los Angeles.

    Though he has still yet to crack the majors, Bawcom has compiled a solid track record in the upper minors. He has seen time in six Triple-A seasons, pitching to a cumulative 3.70 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 over 384 2/3 innings.

    While he has worked at times as a starter including last year with the Dodgers’ top two affiliates, Bawcom has primarily functioned as a reliever. It’d rate as a surprise for him to debut this year in Los Angeles, though it’s certainly possible he’ll pitch his way into consideration if a need arises.
     
  6. Fall Winslow

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    Haven't thought about Brandon League in years.
    Thanks.
     
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    Haven't ever thought about Logan Bawcom. Probably won't again.
     
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    Could he be better than the last Logan?
     
  9. Finski

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    How can he not be? I mean, in the glove dept, even I'M an improvement over Marv Throneberry ...

    <realizes I just dated myself out of hipster category by that arcane allusion>

    Sincerely,

    Frank Howard
     
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  10. 1988Blues

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  11. fsudog21

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Same
     
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  13. rube

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    They were dorks.
     
  14. Bluezoo

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    The Phillies and the Yankees have stricken Kate Smith's version of God Bless America from being played ever in their respective stadiums.
    Why?
    She recorded a song with the word piccaninnies in it in the 30's.
    I think all Black Sabbath songs should be stricken from the annals of music.
    and Black Flag
    and the Black Crows
    and Ladysmith Black Mombazo.
    and the Black Watch renamed.
    same with NZ's All Blacks.
    and black hashish called something else.
    no more blackjack in Vegas
    The city of Blackpool renamed
    And it can not be blackbirds singing in the dead of night ever again.
    Thank you
     
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    Wait... I can't say pickaninny? Mulatto, quadroon, and octaroon either? I suppose moon cricket is also out?

    What's this world coming to?

    Sincerely,

    A. Bunker
     
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    delete
     
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  17. Bluezoo

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    This says it all.
    Intentional or not.
    Delete, indeed.
     
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  18. irish

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    hmmm...

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    What is the backup plan if Kenley never returns to pre-2018 form?
    by Kellan Grant | Dodgers Nation — 20 April 2019

    The offseason following the 2016 season marked a turning point in Kenley Jansen’s career. Coming off a year in which he posted a 1.83 ERA and was a key piece in the team’s run to the NLCS, it was finally Jansen’s turn to get paid for his efforts.

    That January Jansen signed a five year, $80 million dollar contract which was the second largest contract ever for a reliever, only trailing the five year, $86 million dollar contract signed by Aroldis Chapman with the Yankees that same offseason.

    After years of dominance in Dodger blue, Jansen deserved that money. Since his rookie year in 2010, he was virtually unhittable late in games. Also, Jansen seemed to prove his contract’s worth in the 2017 season, posting a 1.32 ERA in 68.1 innings pitched. Once again, his presence was key to a late postseason run for the Dodgers as he helped them break a 29 year World Series appearance drought.

    STRUGGLES

    Memorably, however, Jansen struggled during a few moments of that World Series, most notably in game two when he allowed the Houston Astros to tie the game and send it to extra innings. The Dodgers would lose that game, and eventually the series, but after such a stellar year from Jansen, with just a few postseason mishaps, it was easy to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Unfortunately, though, Jansen’s 2018 campaign seemed more reminiscent of those postseason mishaps than the 2017 season as a whole.

    Jansen’s pitching was different and less effective in 2018. His velocity was down and his cutter, for the most part, stopped cutting. Sure his numbers could have been worse—he posted a 3.01 ERA and was a 2018 All-Star selection—but he was visibly less dominant than years before.

    Heart issues also slowed him down late in the regular season, and while he worked his way back and was not completely awful in the postseason, his performance wasn’t necessarily one to remember either.

    The same sentiment seems to have carried over to this season as well. While the year is still young, Jansen’s ERA currently sits at 2.61, a far cry from his stronger years.

    Sarah Langs ✔@SlangsOnSports
    Kenley Jansen HR allowed 2015-17 regular season: 15
    Kenley Jansen HR allowed 2018-19 regular season: 14
    8:04 PM - Apr 18, 2019

    So, what will the Dodgers do if Jansen never returns to his pre-2018 form?

    In order to answer that, I’d first like to offer a message to all Dodgers fans: relax. It’s true, Jansen does not appear to be what he used to be, but that doesn’t mean he is completely useless to this team.

    For most other relief pitchers, a 2.61 ERA would not be considered bad by any means. He’s definitely not where he used to be, but Dodgers fans can take comfort in the fact that Jansen does at least seem committed to returning to form.

    Jansen showed up to spring training in February looking healthier than he did in years. He had lost weight and dropped jersey sizes from an XXL to an XL. This was the first step forward in order to have a more successful 2019 season.

    And truthfully, while Jansen has looked shaky at times this season, he is pitching much better than he was at the beginning of last season. He’s already recorded seven saves in seven opportunities, so isn’t he pretty much doing his job?

    Many Dodgers fans seem to have already written Jansen off and called for the front office to sign Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel would definitely be a welcomed face in this bullpen, but he isn’t absolutely necessary. And if the only motivation for signing Kimbrel is to replace Jansen, then he’s truly not needed.

    Also, it’s important to remember that once the starting rotation is fully healthy, both Julio Urias and Ross Stripling will be headed to the bullpen. Both have looked good in the rotation, and will likely have a positive impact on the Dodgers bullpen going forward.

    So, what should the Dodgers do if Jansen doesn’t return to form? Right now, nothing. If he doesn’t reach his pre-2018 form anytime soon, the Dodgers will probably be alright. Signing Kimbrel would be great, but the move is not vital for this team to succeed.

    Jansen is still a valuable reliever, and he still has a lot to offer to the Dodgers. The front office does not need to panic just yet, and neither do the fans.
     
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  20. Bluezoo

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    Kimbrel can replace Kelly. And spell Jansen.
    And Kelly can be saved for when we are winning or losing 12 to 1...
     

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